All the Movies Only True Gaming Fans Will Adore

Gaming is an extremely popular hobby, there are millions of people worldwide who refer to themselves as gamers and dedicate hours of their day, every day, to playing games. Gaming is still continuing to grow in popularity with more people purchasing the newest console or game every single day. It is a very profitable industry, worth billions of dollars in the US alone. The gaming industry started to branch out, it started with just playing games to having a huge online community where you could find any information about games you were playing from how to beat Brock’s gym in Pokémon to the best warzone hacks. It then expanded more as gaming competitions were set up and grew in popularity, Fortnite is one of the most popular games on the market currently and winners of Fortnite competitions have won up to $13 million in these tournaments. Gaming has become so popular and these tournaments have become so successful that many parents have ditched maths tutors for Fortnite tutors. The gaming industry has also expanded to making films based on popular games, we’ve found some of the best movies that only gaming fans would love.

Pokémon: Mewtwo VS. Mew

Pokémon is a very successful game, which is evident by the number of games Nintendo has created, whilst they all follow a similar structure, they have different generations of Pokémon and people never get bored of catching Pokémon and trying to complete their Pokedex. One of the most popular games of the last few years was the mobile phone Pokémon go as it made people feel like they were real Pokémon trainers. There is also tonnes of merch available related to Pokémon, in Japan, there are even Pokémon center stores which is a shop filled with only Pokémon merchandise and there was a pop up of this in London which saw fans sleeping outside overnight to get the exclusive merchandise in the morning. As this is such a successful game, there have been lots of movies based on the game, the newest being released in 2019 called Detective Pikachu. Mewtwo VS. Mew however is the most popular Pokémon movie, it is a great story and involves a battle between the two most powerful Pokémon and there is an emotional scene between Ash and his Pikachu which had fans crying. If you’ve never played Pokémon then you won’t get the hype around this movie, but if you’re a gamer you’re bound to love it.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Mortal Kombat is a very popular video game series, it was one of the first fighting games that involved players fighting each other in 1 v 1 matches. The first Mortal Kombat game was released in the 1990s which means the graphics were not very good, in the later games this has massively improved but true gamers still love the original version. This movie was released in 1997, which means like the first game, the graphics were not great. It was a low-budget movie that seems to be filled with fight scenes that don’t add to the plot. This is why this movie is only loved by gamers, anyone who hasn’t played this game would think this was an awful movie, but gamers are loyal so many Mortal Kombat fans tend to also love this movie.

The Angry Birds Movie

Angry Birds is a popular mobile game, you are on the side of the birds and the enemy in this game is green-colored pigs who have stolen the bird’s eggs. You firebirds from a slingshot at these pigs to try and knock them all off so you can save the bird eggs. This was one of the first mobile games to be turned into a movie and no one expected it, however, this has now become one of the most popular video game-based movies. Again, if you’ve never played the game before then this movie would make no sense, but if you’ve played the game and understand the concept then it’s a funny movie and it is likely one of the most popular as it is a free to play the game so is more accessible so has more players.

Sonic The Hedgehog

This is a relatively new movie as it was only released last year, but in the last year, it has risen to be in the top 3 most popular video game-based movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. This film is based on the game released by Sega, Sonic is a hedgehog that has supersonic speed and can curl up into a ball to attack opponents. This movie was one of the most controversial films of the last few years due to the animation style of the film and what Sonic looked like. Lifelong Sonic fans took to the internet to voice their opinions of this, with fans referring to Sonic as looking creepy and some even went as far as to say he looked terrifying. This led to a huge hype around the movie which spread awareness of its release, whilst some changes were made to what Sonic looked like to try and please fans, many were still unimpressed. However, as there was so much awareness about the film, many gamers who hadn’t played Sonic in a while now wanted to see the film and adored it, this is why it has such high ratings.

8 Up-and-Coming Makeup Artists that are Changing the Game

More people than ever before have delved into the world of makeup artists and are referring to themselves as self-taught makeup artists. Many people have a passion for make-up and come up with some amazing looks and styles. This year because of the lockdowns more people have had much more time to experiment with new hobbies and one largely popular hobby was many people found a great YouTube series on how to do make-up and kept practicing until they mastered it.

Many people were surprised by how easy it looks to do make-up compared to how difficult many of these styles actually are to re-create and are even more impressed by the up-and-coming make-up artists and how much work they’ve put in to become as successful as they are. Make-up inspired so many people during this last year, it gave people something to do with their time and helped keep people’s spirits up by allowing so normalcy in their lives. All sorts of make-up styles have been seen over this past year from the classic stunning smoky eye with red lipstick to more out-of-the-box looks and many people got into creating special effects with make-up. There are so many amazing makeup artists that have great potential and some have already started changing the game, so it was hard to pick but we’ve found 8 of the best up-and-coming makeup artists.

Patrick Ta

Patrick Ta is one of the biggest game-changers in the make-up industry. He dabbled in other parts of the beauty industry including owning a nail salon and a tanning parlor, he also started training to become a chef before getting a job in make-up from a friend. While he started with no experience, he quickly picked it up and realized this was his true passion. Now he is one of the most well-known makeup artists in Hollywood and has completely changed the game.

Celine Bernaerts

Celine Bernaerts had spent years working in the Netherlands as a makeup artist and a beauty editor, she was well known in her local area and picked up all of her amazing skills during this time. In 2018 Celine turned to Instagram and this is where she made her breakthrough into the makeup industry. She does make-up on herself and thanks to her shaved head she creates some iconic looks, the most iconic thing about her looks are her eyelashes which look very similar to the high-quality brand nicky lashes.

Sir John

Sir John is one of the biggest game-changers in the make-up industry, he has a really positive ethos as he thinks that make-up and beauty shouldn’t be used to change yourself but to empower you. Although he has worked with some of the biggest stars like Beyonce he still sees himself as a student not a professional, keep an eye out for him because with feminism at the center of his work he still has a lot coming.

Jezz Hill

Jezz Hill is an extremely talented make-up artist based in New York. She’s had her work published in many amazing magazines including Vogue and has worked with big clients such as Nike and Nordstrom. Her style of make-up has really taken traditional make-up and turned it completely upside down, her most signature look is taking very pigmented makeup and applying it to models’ ears and sometimes across their mouths.

Emily Wood

Both Emily and her sister have always had a passion for makeup encouraging each other to get better at it. Emily’s make-up style is a very modest one as she mainly focuses on day-to-day make-up. She finds new ways to add a bit of spice back into your everyday makeup look so if you’re bored of your current work or school makeup then keep an eye out for Emily Wood for the best tips and inspiration.

Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath is one of the biggest game-changers in the make-up industry which is evident by her many adoring fans, she’s one of the most difficult make-up artists to interview in public spaces as so many people are fans and stop to talk to her. She creates looks for 80’s fashion shows which are really extravagant, and she’s loved for her views on things such as race just as much as her talent.

Nam Vo

Nam Vo mainly focuses on sharing her art with the world on Instagram and has become a popular influencer on the social media site. She gained a large following when she started to post tutorial videos, she’s covered many makeup topics in these tutorials with many great tips like how sunblock affects makeup. She’s known in the makeup world as the queen of highlighter as hers always looks so bright.

Violette

The French are known for their fashion so it’s no surprise that Violette the French make-up artist has made this list. She works with models more than celebs but her work is really a masterpiece. She also focuses on easy makeup for new mothers to try so that women who may feel insecure post having a baby can feel beautiful again even on a busy schedule. She is definitely an artist to look out for in the future as her masterpieces will only keep improving.

The Most Stylish Outfits Ever Worn on the Silver Screen

Pretty Woman (1990)

Julia Robert looked amazing pretty much in every scene of this classic love story that has proven to be a hit and a classic film of the era. Roberts plays the part of Vivienne and I think it would be safe to say that her array of costumes throughout the movie were very stylish and classy from the offset, featuring luxury outfits from the top designers of the time ti was very clear to see that the costume department of this movie had spared no expense when you came to making Roberts look like a civilized and expensive woman. Even her provocative outfit during her initial character development in the film was a very stylish and well thought out outfit, finished off with vinyl thigh-high boots it was very clear that the story was going to revolve around this amazing character.

As the film progresses Roberts was featured wearing some very high fashion pieces and even though the nineties were a time for fashion experimentation we saw that the film had chosen to give a very elegant and classy style to Julia’s character. Her iconic shopping scene as she walks down rodeo drive wearing a particularly lovely outfit just shows how the saint laurent shopping is a stylish bag to go shopping with, this look was very popular with it being sold out not long after the movie’s release.

 

Grease (1978)

This classic film set in the fifties was very revolutionary and featured many realistic depictions of fifties fashion and what it would have been like at the time. With the main characters of Danny and Sandy alone there were many strong references and strong fashion moments within their characters alone. As this film was set in a specific time period it was vital to the movie’s success that the fashion references and costumes were on point and true to the amazing time period that the film is set around.

Both Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta looked great in this film and I would argue that the costume department did very well when it came to creating a fashion aesthetic that was true to the times as well as being fashion icons that would stand the test of time. Even now we see strong references to this film through the fashion industry with the classic leather look of the T birds and the classic pink silk of the pink ladies outfits. The fact that these references are still being used in today’s fashion just shows how much of a success the film was and how accurate and stylish the costumes used actually were.

As this film was set over twenty years before the date of its release it is refreshing to see that so much thought had been put into the costume accuracy and making sure that even the smallest details were done correctly and in a way that was reflective of the character’s personality and reflective of the era of the film itself.

 

The Terminator (1984)

Terminator may not be the first thought in your head when it comes to having high fashion outfits and costumes but I thought that it would be relevant to mention the way in which Schwarzeneggar’s robotic character influenced the world of men’s fashion. The cold killer character image was portrayed through his iconic sunglasses and rustic leather jacket appeal, this look was replicated many times after the movie’s release in the eighties. It seems that this combination of clothing items to create the terminator’s look was something very fresh and new at the time of the movie’s release. Due to the popular response from fans, we saw the release of many new leather jackets and iconic pairs of shades so that people could replicate this look themselves.

At the time this was a classic appearance in men’s fashion and it is something that can still be seen in the mainstream fashion industry today. Even though this film was not necessarily very fashion orientated at the time that doesn’t mean that there is no fashion influence there, the fact that the protagonist of this film was so influential at the time within the acting world may have also affected the way that people reacted.

 

Suicide Squad (2016)

The final film on this list that featured a range of different stylish outfits would have to be Suicide Squad which was release pretty recently in 2016, the reason why this film has made it onto a position on this list of the most stylish film outfits is the unique comic book appearance and aesthetic that has been used within this live-action movie. Suicide Squad is oriented around comic book heroes and villains so as you can expect there are some pretty strong looks within this film

Within production, it is very apparent that the design team was set on creating looks and costumes that stayed true to the comic book artwork whilst adding a grungy and dramatic flair. Characters such as Harely Quinn and Deadshot played by Margot Robbie and Will Smith would be some of the best outfits as they portrayed aspects of the character’s mindset and made them look good and high fashion. Margot Robbie’s character of Harley Quinn had a costume that was reflective of the fact that the character was going through some form of a mental challenge which shows just how much thought the costume team had put into the looks for this hit movie.

The 6 Most Watched TV Talk Shows Currently on Air

Ellen Show

One of the most popular talks shows to come out this year would have to be the weekly episodes of The Ellen Degeneres Show featuring host Ellen and a wide range of high profile celebrities. The great thing about this show is that it is just so stupid and fun you have no choice but to laugh along, Ellen’s quirky personality combined with normally confused celebrities whilst they complete whatever weird challenge the team has come up with is a truly genius combination. The show also focuses on world events so that you are getting all the necessary information while enjoying the fun that comes with watching Ellen.

Late Late Show – James Corden

Another great talk show to watch out for would have to be The Late Late Show with James Corden, James has made quite a good name for himself in the states which are probably why so many of us tune into his truly great show. If you are yet to watch James interview popular celebrities while subjecting them to uncomfortable games where they are forced to spill hot gossip to us then you have truly been missing out. A long list of most likely to questions and James’ undeniable charm is all that is required to get his guests telling viewers every secret. Watching James in his now-famous carpool karaoke is a pleasure to both the eyes and ears and the fact that there is an episode with the former first lady, Michelle Obama is reason alone to give it a go.

The Graham Norton Show

For British viewers out there a great talk show to tune into when it next airs would have to be The Graham Norton Show with host Graham Norton. This show is classically British featuring up-and-coming celebrities in the world of British culture from music acts to comedians and movie actors the great thing about this show is always the diverse guests that feature on every episode. There is even an episode featuring June Brown and Lady Gaga which would seem like a strange mix when you think about it but the combination was in fact perfect and that episode received some of the best ratings in history.

Alan Carr Chatty Man

Another British talk show you should consider watching would have to be comedian Alan Carr on his show Chatty Man, this is another show that spares no expense when it comes to celebrity guests. That paired with Alan’s charm and wit make for excellent viewing, there is a natural atmosphere to this show that can be seen by the number of obvious mistakes that occur which end up with everyone involved being in fits of laughter. All in all this show is a great talk show for some easy entertainment from seeing which cocktail Alan will whip up at the start of the show to the end musical act, if you are prepared to give this show a chance then I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

The Jonathan Ross Show

The Jonathan Ross show is a little bit classier than some of the options on this list, with host Jonathon Ross interviewing top guests about their past life, their future career and their personal life this show is great for someone who likes to know details of celebrity life. This show is very simple but Ross’ personality and ability to get his guests talking about literally anything is what makes this show a real contender, unlike other talk shows which rely upon high energy games and ridiculous events the Jonathan Ross show sticks to a classic talk show format which is clearly working in their favor.

The Russell Howard Hour

The final talk show on this list is none other than The Russell Howard Hour, where host Russell interviews a panel of celebrity comedians and other public figures in a hilarious hour where basically anything goes. This wacky tv show is very popular and the high energy games where people you never thought you would see in this light are shown in a completely ridiculous manner, the carefree nature of this show is clearly one of the biggest reasons why it has seen so much success. With Russell Howard as the host, his show was bound to be a little crazy but you could always guarantee that it was going to be funny and entertaining.

How Celebrities Always have Such Perfect Skin

You know exactly what we are talking about. All you need to do is turn on the TV or look in a magazine to see the flawless faces of celebrities beaming back at you. Pearly white teeth. Perfect lashes. Eyebrows plucked to perfection. And the most flawless complexion imaginable.

How do the stars manage to pull this off so consistently? Well, today we are going to dive into that topic and uncover all the dirty secrets celebrities have been using to keep up their beautiful images.

Powerful Products

The first method celebrities employ is one that, in theory, everyone should be able to do. But in reality celebrities vast fortunes allow them to buy products most of us simply cannot afford

You will often see products saying this product is good for rejuvinating your skin. But often this is simply a marketing tool designed to lure you in. Sure, these products will rejuvenate your skin a bit. But cheaper products aren’t that effective. Whereas celebrities can afford the products that are backed by medical research and massive funding. The types of products that are 100% guaranteed to work or your money back.

Not to mention celebrities can also afford a lot of the more expensive face masks, moisturizers, and cleaning products.

Powerful Editing

But we can’t attribute their flawless skin just to their ability to buy the best products. Even with the best stuff, everyone’s skin is prone to the occasional spot or bad day. Bags under the eyes or eyebrows going out of control.

But celebrities have one huge advantage we do not. They have a team of professionals that will carefully edit their photos in magazines or alter their image on TV to make their skin look flawless.

Editing photos has been a big issue as of late. The use of this editing software to alter appearances has caused a lot of people to aim for unrealistic body standards and is a leading issue in the mental health battle. More and more celebrities lately have been speaking out against using photo editing and try to post more natural pictures. And that is all well and good. But we guarantee that magazines will still brush up their skin to make them that extra bit flawless.

Makeup

The easiest way to make yourself look better than you actually are. Makeup has been around since the ancient Egyptians and most likely before. Our earliest ancestors used it to blend into their surroundings and intimidate their foes. Now we use it to make ourselves more attractive or to show off our creative flair.

And celebrities often have a team of dedicated makeup professionals who use only the best products to make sure they are looking fantastic. A lot of the time flawless skin on a celeb is actually just a very fine layer of carefully applied makeup. It’s no wonder people think Hollywood is all fake.

Stressless Lives

Celebrities like to go on Instagram live and moan about how hard they have it. The stress of haters and the paparazzi get to them and they need to vent their struggles. And yes it might be difficult. But I guarantee they lose less sleep over it than someone working two jobs just to pay for their meals.

Celebrities experience a lot less stress than the average person. And when they are stressed they can just pay to go to a spa or book a personal yoga class. This means they often have much clearer skin as they are a lot less stressed than the average person.

The Celebrities that get Mistaken for Someone else Constantly

A question we often ask ourselves and our friends is ‘what celebrity do you look like?‘  However, we rarely ask ourselves who do we think a celebrity looks like. Below is a list of the celebrities that most often get mistaken for someone else:

Daniel Radcliff and Elijah Wood

Despite the fact that Wood is nearly an entire decade older than Radcliff, the pair have been mistaken for each other for years. Each of them has amassed a number of stories about being mistaken for the other, with Radcliff even being handed a photo of Wood to sign once at a film premiere on which he wrote: “I am not Elijah Wood, Love Daniel”. The two have come to embrace their similarities over the years, in fact, it has become a long-running joke between them, leading to them saying that they needed to play brothers in a film one day as well as challenging one another to a fight.

Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard

This pair of Hollywood’s most beautiful redheads are often mistaken for each other. A mistake I myself have made plenty of times! Even the legendary actor and director Ron Howard, Bryce’s father, has mistaken Chastain for his own daughter. Despite their similar appearances, the two women grew up in very different circumstances. As the daughter of a famous writer and filmmaker Dallas Howard grew up in LA surrounded by Hollywood’s elite, whereas Chastain was raised by a single mother who often struggled to put food on the table. However, both would grow up to lead similar careers, starring in both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. They even appeared alongside each other in the film The Help.

Margot Robbie and Jaime Pressley

Whilst others on this list look similar, Robbie and Pressley look near identical so much so that their fans have a hard time telling them apart and with the same face shape, hair parting, and even eye color it’s easy to see why! Despite Pressley being born in the United States thirteen years before Robbie in Australia, people often believe the pair to be twins. You can find Jaime on the smaller screen in television roles such as the sitcom My Name is Earl, whereas Robbie prefers the cinema screen with roles such as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe. When the two finally met in person, even they were surprised by how similar they appeared.

Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley

Unlike the others on this list, Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley’s celebrity lookalike notoriety was not on accident. The pair first met on the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999 where Portman who was sixteen at the start of filming, played the young Queen Padme Amidala. Knightley was later cast mostly due to her likeness to Portman to play the character Sabe, the Queen’s body double who serves her as a bodyguard as well as standing in for her when Padme wants to experience life as a normal citizen. When the girls were dressed up in their makeup and costumes on set even their own mothers couldn’t tell them apart. As the pair grew up, their differences in appearance have started to shine through more which each other become recognizable actors in their own right.

Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth

It is no surprise that these two brothers are often mistaken for one another with their matching blue eyes, dashing smiles, and Hollywood mandated six-packs. Originally from Australia, the pair have soon become recognized as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have worked on franchises such as The Hunger Games and The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Before the pair became Hollywood megastars though, they both stared in the Australian soap opera Neighbours with both of them later auditioning for the role of Thor in the 2011 blockbuster of the same name, of which Chris ultimately won the role. However there are rumors of Liam playing another character to wield the hammer, Beta Ray Bill and their other brother Luke Hemsworth has previously played a fictional version of Thor in the film Thor: Ragnarök, so perhaps the brothers will all be reunited on screen in the MCU one day.

The Famous Soccer Players who Contributed Millions to Charity

It is no secret that soccer players earn a lot of money, with some of the most successful, such as Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo, earning hundreds of millions every year. Whilst there are definitely a number of soccer players who, some might say, do not donate enough money to charity in relation to their salary, there are many players who donate a considerable amount of their wage. Some of the most charitable soccer players, and the charities that they donate the most to are listed here, and you might just be swayed towards supporting their soccer team after seeing the facts.

 

Didier Drogba

If you are at all familiar with Didier Drogba, perhaps most famous for his position in Chelsea, then it will come as no surprise that he is on this list of the most charitable soccer players. Drogba is famously credited with ending a five-year civil war in his country, the Ivory Coast, has pleaded with both sides to lay down their weapons, which resulted in a cease-fire. Drogba was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 for his part in creating peace. Alongside this, Drogba has donated millions to charity and created the Didier Drogba foundation to provide financial and material help in health and education in Africa.

 

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the most well-paid soccer player in the world right now, as aforementioned, supposedly earning $127million in 2019 alone. Messi has been putting a lot of that money towards a range of different charitable causes. He is a brand ambassador of UNICEF and has paid a considerable amount of money to many charities, donating $1.1million to help during the COVID-19 crisis.  Messi founded the Leo Messi Foundation, similarly to Drogba and other successful soccer players, which helps many people in need across the world, particularly helping vulnerable children and healthcare groups.

 

Jermain Defoe

Defoe is known for being extremely charitable and giving, so much so that he was appointed an OBE in 2018 for all of the charity work that he has done. As well as donating to charity and setting up the Jermain Defoe Foundation, he is known for the support that he gave to Sunderland fan, Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old fan who was suffering from cancer. Despite Bradley sadly passing in 2017, Defoe still supports his family and speaks of him regularly. The charity work that Defoe does, as well as the others on this list, might just inspire you to look up your local soccer club and work to become just as successful – and charitable – like them. If you do decide to give soccer a go, make sure you buy the best of everything you need, there are many websites and blogs that can help with that, listing the best goalkeeper gloves to a range of the best nike soccer cleats.

 

Neymar

Neymar has, in the past, stated that the motivation for his success in soccer is to be able to donate to charity and help his home country Brazil. Not only does he have his own charity, Instituto Neymar Jr., which is dedicated to social causes and helping thousands of families, but he has also greatly helped the organization Waves for Water and works with Humanity & Inclusion. Furthermore, Neymar regularly organizes charity events and games to raise money for good causes, as well as donating millions to a range of different causes himself. Most recently, he donated almost $1million, split between UNICEF and a benefit fund in Brazil to help in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Why These 5 Hollywood Actors Appeared in Video Games

As video games frow in popularity, it appears that more Hollywood actors are appearing in well-known video games, as characters of themselves or to voice them. Many notable celebrities such as Gary Oldman in the Call of Duty franchise; as well as Sean Bean, Mark Hamill, Liam Neeson, and Samuel L. Jackson. Many people are more likely to buy games if they are aware famous actors are involved. This has helped companies release and sell more games throughout the years due to the increasing popularity and interest in gaming.

They Help Promote the Game

One reason for using Hollywood actors is that they help promote the game. Using high-ranking actors that many people are familiar with is a great way to sell people the game. If a person is aware that an actor they enjoy watching is in a particular video game or franchise, they are more likely to purchase the game due to this. Finding different ways to market games and having them appeal to a certain target audience can be hard; commercial marketing has become tougher and more competitive, therefore having celebrities promote the game through the use of social media is an efficient and effective way to sell the game.

 

The Game is Likely to Sell Better.

Using Hollywood icons helps to sell more copies of the game. Big names will create a large market, as they will be able to promote and encourage fans to buy the game due to their influence on society. Many games are rising in popularity due to the inclusion of celebrities within the games. There are many releases such as the game Warpath by Lilithgames, the Call of Duty franchise, and more. With these, celebrities are able to market these for the game companies, which is more successful than common marketing campaigns.

 

Why They Have Been Chosen

It is likely they have been chosen for their popularity. The more popular an actor is, the more likely it is that the game will sell better. In the Call of Duty franchise, Batman star Gary Oldman is used to voice a character. In doing this, it allowed for the game company to sell a staggering 25 million copies. This shows the power and influence that Hollywood actors can have within the gaming industry, as they are well-known and therefore fans will almost certainly purchase copies of the games, for good reason. Furthermore, other notable actors such as Liam Neeson, who appeared in the Fallout series; and is well-known for his roles in the Taken films. Alongside other actors such as Sean Bean who appeared in The Elder Scrolls, Mark Hamill in Batman, and Samuel L. Jackson in Grand Theft Auto. Each of these games has had a highly successful launch, with many still playing games such as Fallout today, even years after its release. This shows the influence that Hollywood stars have, and their ability to market and sell to the gaming community.

Can we ever predict earthquakes? Find Out!

Have you wondered how James Bond can suspect the other person’s hand when it comes to a high-stakes poker game? He follows the tell, of course. Perhaps Bond’s challenger twitches while he has a poised hand or shakes when he tricks. Both ways, an apparent physical expression provides Bond with a clue for finding out what his adversary holds in store. By adequately interpreting a tell, any poker professional can reduce his or her misses.

Humans work in pretty comparable high-stake games when it comes to the globe itself. Meteorologists examine the actions of the environment to anticipate the climate. If the weather imparts a tropical storm spinning toward a seaside town, meteorologists can hoist the signal, and homeowners can arrange for a potential whirlwind. Indeed, we surmise the story and then perform what we can to reduce our losses.

Predicting seismic movements happens to be an age-old purpose of human lives before advancing modern technology. In early times people believed animals to sense tremors.

As the writer and physicist-chemist, Helmut Tributsch described in When the Snakes Awake (The MIT Press, 1984), “many historical anecdotes speak of changes in animals’ behavior before a tremor.” The earliest event assembled by Tributsch was escorted from 373 BC when ferrets, snakes, and mice neglected the Greek town of Helice some days before a tsunami and an earthquake that engulfed the capital. Scary right?

Tributsch does not just happen to be the only person who considers this sense of creatures. Rachel Grant, the British biologist, has written several thoughts documenting how various species within many places, including cows and toads in Italy or tapirs and rodents in the Andes, have transformed their response before an aftershock. Including the collaboration concerning the geophysicist Friedemann Freund from the SETI Institute and the NASA Ames Research Center, Grant is believed to link these novelties with trouble in the ionosphere because of electrical phenomena under the rocks in stress. This, in turn, can reconstruct the chemistry when it comes to water.

Earthquakes signify a complicated matter. Specialists can make logically accurate long-term forecasts when it is about an earthquake area. After all, approximately 80 percent of the world’s significant earthquakes happen along the Pacific Basin’s Ring of Fire belt. Fixing a specific time frame on earthquakes happens to be a bit more intricate.

Seismologists usually make quake predictions according to the area’s past seismic movement and geological makeup. Geologically simple and seismically active regions present themselves actively to the making of sound short-term predictions. Adjacent to the East Pacific Rise — an undersea volcanic series — forecasts time frames of about 1.5 years usually. In separate areas, nonetheless, quake forecasts typically span ages and often show decades off the point.

The Earth allows no lack of potential tells, ranging from changes in animal behavior to seismic activity. Well, that is what we all have seen while growing up!

Although, our capacity to understand these predictions remains flawed at best. During the 1970s, for example, researchers discovered significant ground leaks of radon gas before large earthquakes. Sounds crazy? Well, it is proven.

Understandably, the researchers considered this aspect might signify a clear vanguard. The further analysis exposed the hypothesis. We understand the seismic models; however, at best, we observe what confusion theorists lead to as strange balance.

Prediction Or Forecasting

In the lack of more investigations to establish how much stands correct in the above hypothesis, experts have worked for more than a century to identify geophysical variations that help predict the tremors. During the 1970s, there happened to be a concept that it would someday be likely to make precise forecasts, but the returned failures reduced the interest.

The works have been unusual in Japan. In Japan, there even exists a Committee concerning the prediction of quakes. Nevertheless, most authorities today differentiate in forecasting and prophecy. “When working probabilities, we normally use the word “forecasting” other than “prediction” as prediction bears the implication that we possess a more accurate knowledge concerning what will occur than what stands the cause,” states Tullis.

The prevailing consensus among investigators records that prediction, in the act of prophesying when, where, with, and what magnitude an earthquake may take place, remains impossible now. Some believe it will forever be such.

Robert Geller, an American seismologist at the University of Tokyo and a significant voice of the Japanese earthquake forecast plan, states it happens to be a verified debate: “Everyone knows earthquakes can’t be reliably predicted,” he explains OpenMind. For Geller, those who however support this opportunity are either specialist who uses this idea for a “fundraising slogan” or “amateurs or inferior professional specialists who are deceived.” Don’t laugh; He actually said that!

Forecasts, alternatively, endeavor to determine “probabilities of occurrence of a given sized earthquake in a given area in a given period,” in the concepts of Tullis.

Furthermore, in this analysis, progress implies being made, because it does in the state of the series of aftershocks that happen after a massive earthquake.

As an event, a recent study printed in Science Advances has investigated the progression of seismicity that happened near the Italian province of Amatrice-Norcia during 2016 and 2017, whose initial tremor caused approximately 300 fatalities on August 24, 2016.

Analyzing In the Fault Lines to Foretell Earthquakes

Numerous seismologists consider the solution to specific quake predictions prevails in recognizing previously ignored seismic movement and learning new pre-quake changes.

For example, some investigators are running away from the subject of specific fault records instead of focusing on the cumulative, ongoing seismic movement in a subsidized area. These investigations are known as long-term seismocasts.

On the other hand, some researchers look to imperceptible tremors, which are further weak to generate seismic shocks but affect weight distribution under fault lines anyway. Recent research has concentrated on the pre-quake electrical disruptions in the environment and stress-induced alterations in rocks.

You can relate to it with the Quakesim project of NASA. NASA’s QuakeSim project attempts to stop the problem with the application of satellite-based measures and cutting-edge technology. The scientists accumulate hundreds of thousands of substances, necessitating GPS data plus high-precision geodesic radar photographs to enhance current seismic information.

Alongside this, they feed the information into simulation presentations that explore patterns within the interpretations to build a comprehensive map of quake hot points. In extension to improving our knowledge of earthquake data, QuakeSim has further demonstrated different accuracy in prophesying earthquake areas in 2000 and 2009.

Other seismologists affirm that long-term predictions are a more suitable investment. Rather than seeking the Holy Grail of seismic research, they claim, we should dedicate that potential to developing the information that fits into construction codes and coverage rates. After all, understanding an opponent’s tells facilitates a poker player to take more meaningful short term chances. When human lives happen to be at stake rather than chips, it is not easy to justify it. Hence, dedication is essential when it comes to developing technology for predicting earthquakes as nature plays real good when not being taken care of properly. And, nothing can be a better example than Coronavirus.

Did Aliens Visit Our Earth?

We often get to see adorable and helpful aliens in sci-fi and fictional movies. While all the movie buffs must have seen the movies that involve aliens visiting the earth from space, we can’t help but wonder whether alien exists? And, did they ever visit our planet? Have these extraterrestrial beings even been to earth? Or, do they float in the space and watch us? This has been the most controversial question. The books are filled with fictional theories of aliens visiting earth and living among us. In fact, some researchers have witnessed and uploaded the unclear photos of the UFOs. So, does these mean aliens did visit our planet? Or, is it just the viral news?

There is no denying the researchers and scientists have constantly been working on finding the possibilities of human survival away from earth. They have also been trying to find out the existence of aliens and other creatures outside the earth. Some companies have claimed to witness the UFO. Let’s find out if aliens exist and have they even been to earth.

Have Aliens Been to Earth?

The fact that we are alone in this vast universe is quite hard to believe. At the same time, the fact that some other (probably, more powerful) creature is out there is terrifying. NASA has constantly been focussing on the research on extraterrestrial life. The distance between the earth and space is vast. Basically, this discussion is divided into two categories – claims and theories. We all know that if some high-authority and reputable news channels broadcast the news of aliens, it is going to spread across the world like wildfire.

Take Avi Loeb for example. Avi Loeb belongs to the astronomy department of Harvard University. He caught the attention of all scientists and the audience when he mentioned that a cigar-like thing that moved past the sun was a surgical instrument sent by the extraterrestrial community to earth. This became one of the major controversies of 2017.

Silvano Colmbano, a famous NASA scientist, said that theories that involve aliens and their existence circulate rapidly around the world. He further mentioned that no one will ever know about the existence of aliens and whether they have ever visited the earth if the scientists do not look into the matter. He said that scientists might seem quite weird for doing research on such projects, but that’s the only way to know if the aliens’ community exists. Silvano Colombano got into a controversy when he claimed that aliens do exist and they have visited earth. However, the scientist from NASA cleared all the rumors by clarifying that his words were taken in the wrong context. He only meant that the possibility of the alien being to earth is high theoretically. He only meant to say that any irregular aerial phenomenon is a serious matter that needs to be studied.

The Existence of Extraterrestrial Life

As mentioned above, many scientists have claimed to spot unidentified objects traveling in space. Whether they were the UFOs or something else is still a controversy. Some people even wondered if these objects could be the UFOs that came from the future. In other words, were they our future progeny that came to inspect earth. Perhaps, they were the people from the future generation that visited earth to study their past. Well, it all appears quite cool and interesting in fiction stories.

But, there is a slim to no chance these stories could be true. There is no doubt we could have been able to change a lot if it was possible to go back in time through technology. In fact, humans could learn their evolutionary history if there was some time machine or technology that could enable us to access the pre-historic era. We don’t have access to such kind of technology or tools. However, the question is ‘does the extraterrestrial life that lives in a different part of the universe have access to this technology? And, have they ever used it to pay a visit to earth just to study the lives of humans and the evolutionary history?

Unfortunately, scientists have not been able to research a lot about space lives. The news that an aerial phenomenon had been witnessed a few years ago and the unidentified object traveled gained massive popularity in no time. This shows how intriguing space matters are to people. We can only hope that the researchers from NASA and other astronomy institutes might provide us with some useful information regarding this subject. Hopefully, they may find out about the existence of the aliens.

Research on the Existence and Life of Aliens

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) has hired over 130 scientists to study life in the universe. This study includes the use of the telescope array to find out dwarf stars and other objects in space that might indicate the existence of better technology or a different life outside earth. The scientists have also been using laser flashes, which are believed to be used by the aliens and other creatures to indicate their existence in the universe.

Despite the controversies, SETI continues its research. Even scientists and researchers from NASA are studying the existence of other creatures. The current objective of astronomers is to research lives outside the solar system. Many planets that were initially believed to support life have uninhabitable environments. This also reduces the total area where the survival of extraterrestrial beings could be possible.

Final Words

The question ‘Do aliens exist’ has been a controversy for as long as humankind exists. The fictional movies, books, and theories make this subject even more intriguing. Many people believe that researchers and scientists need to work harder to look into the matter and find out about the existence of other creatures outside the earth and our solar system.

Whether or not the aliens and extraterrestrial lives exist is not proven, let alone finding out if these creatures have ever been to our planet.

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