The Top 5 Female Superheroes in Movies

Who doesn’t love some badass fun females that can save the day or do some mischief with few being able to get in their way? Female superheroes are both inspiring as a model of a strong female character, and also pleasing to the eye as well. There’s really nothing not to like about them, and their huge popularity within the comics and superhero films fan cultures proves it. Since today is the 4th of July – and with Captain America and Wonder Woman serving as the patriotic superheroes everyone knows so well – we thought it would be a good time to talk about superheroes. We previously shared with you a list of the best and worst superhero vehicles. So, today, we created a list of the most popular female superheroes featured in movies.

1. Wonder Woman

The Top 5 Female Superheroes in Movies

Since we already mentioned Wonder Woman, let’s start with her. As most superheroes, she was initially created within comic book canon. For the most part, she has only been presented in comic books and magazines since 1941. This brunette superheroine, clad in the American flag, was created by psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston, at a time when the West was already preparing for the Cold War. Therefore, writers often depicted her character fighting the Axis military forces. Another detail that contributes to her popularity is the fact that her origins are those of an Amazon princess. She fights for gender equality. She appeared in several TV series and is also going to be a part of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, scheduled for 2016. To this day, she remains to this day the most iconic of all female superheroes.

2. Catwoman

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Historically a villainess, Catwoman has been an iconic bad girl turned good in lots of movies. She is deeply ingrained in the fan culture of superheroes. Many talented actresses portray her over the years. The most recent role was played by Anne Hathaway (pictured above). From all the female superheroes the fictional universes have to offer, she is the living embodiment of hotness and her name says it all.

3. Phoenix (Jean Grey)

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Jean Grey was already awesome enough back when she was simply a powerful telepath, but when she is taken over by the Phoenix cosmic force, she becomes almost god-like. Or should we say, goddess-like? She becomes a tremendously powerful goddess with her red locks flowing in the currents of her power (extra awesome points). After the death of her partner, Cyclops, she falls into a deep sorrow that triggers her to become a Dark Phoenix avatar (pictured above) which threatens to destroy everyone and everything. What makes her story even more memorable is, of course, the touching unrequited love which Wolverine has for her.

4. Invisible Woman

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The Fantastic Four wouldn’t be quite so fantastic without their now you see me, now you don’t figure, Susan, also known as the Invisible Woman. The beautiful Susan was initially a more damsel in distress type of character, when her passive invisibility was all she had, but later on she gained new powers which made her a force to be reckoned with. Her apparent frailty and gentle nature make her a wonderful addition to the top of awesome female superheroes.

5. Black Widow

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There were a few other characters which deserved to be honored on this list of best female superheroes (like Storm and Rogue from X-Men to name only two), but the Black Widow, by her real name Natalia Romanova, was the best choice. Not because the other candidates would lack impressive skills or charm. On the contrary. What’s so awesome about Natalia is the impression she gives of being a self-made woman. Unlike other female superheroes (and male superheroes for that matter), she didn’t get superpowers thanks to genetics or some mutation. She is one of the only characters who worked hard for her combat skills. If that’s not worthy of admiration, then I don’t know what is.

The 5 Most Loved Fictional Geniuses in Popular Culture

Extreme wit and charm often go hand in hand, and this is enhanced even more when we’re talking about a romanticized version of the bearer of those qualities. People never cease to be fascinated with fictional characters which embody intellectual greatness. Each remarkable character has its own huge fan base. We previously shared with you a list of the most loved fictional detectives in books and movies. That post covered the public’s swooning over those figures. Things are pretty much the same the fictional geniuses in popular culture. Today we’ll present to you a short account about 5 brainy characters who are Fictional Geniuses in Popular Culture.

1. Mr. Spock

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The brilliant Vulcan part of Enterprise’s crew routinely wins any logical argument with anyone. He finds solutions to almost every problem intuitively. Also, while being (or pretending to be) emotionless, we find his social awkwardness charming and his kindness touching. Also, he’s hot – somewhat of an elf precursor. Those pointy ears and the discourse about balance in nature and stuff. The list of fictional geniuses in popular culture couldn’t start with anyone but him. If you weren’t touched when he died, then maybe this list is not for you. Just kidding!

2. Hannibal Lecter

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In this case, the fascination we feel for this brilliant fellow is a bit on the morbid side. But, we can’t help it. Whether the portrayal is done by Sir Anthony Hopkins in the movies, or by Mads Mikkelsen in the TV series, we can’t get enough of the profiler, psychiatrist, culinary genius and cannibalistic serial killer. His many facets make him perhaps the most complex character of the fictional geniuses list. His undying interest for Clarice (in the movies) gives him the human touch that helps us romanticize his character a bit.

3. Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan

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We’re still in the field of forensics with this one: the lovable character in the Bones TV series is a forensic anthropologist capable of reconstructing a person’s appearance and life just from a handful of bones. Hence the nickname. She’s also wonderfully feminine and fragile, despite her belonging in the circle of the greatest fictional geniuses in today’s popular culture. Also, she’s an anthropologist. Female anthropologists completely rule! Trust us.

4. Dr. Gregory House

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This tormented genius figure is also the kind with multiple facets. He has a complexly written human side, and a partial isolation from the world to contribute to his aura. Also, his trademark sarcasm and witty comments, paired with a chronic pain disorder, somehow make us swoon over him even more.

5. Hermione Granger

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This list of the most loved fictional geniuses couldn’t be complete without Hermione Granger. She is the brilliant and study-loving witch of the Harry potter series. Not only is she played by the charming Emma Watson, but she basically represents a symbol and an inspiration to smart women everywhere who fight to make their way through the world. She was born to Muggle parents. She had to fight her way to have her talents recognized. Sometimes she’s a total nerd which even her friends make fun of. But, she’s also witty, responsive, charming, and the most courageous of her group.

It’s also been argued that the movie industry’s fascination with geniuses often casts a false light on what very intelligent real people are like, and makes the viewers believe that inspiration or the solution to a problem just come spontaneously to such gifted people. The downside to this kind of portrayal is that, while it’s easy to just picture fictional geniuses as being almost mystically endowed with wit, this minimizes the role of hard work from the equation. Fictional brainiacs seem to speak 12 languages fluently, do their job brilliantly and also play a musical instrument or have some otherwise interesting hobby in addition to all that, with almost no effort shown. We agree that this is probably not very healthy for the rest of us, but we can’t help being fascinated with these fictional geniuses all the same. (Also, there are always wonderful exceptions like Hermione who actually do work very hard.) Stay tuned for part two of this list, coming in the next few days.

The 5 Types of Geek Friends You Need in Your Life

Geeks are usually made fun of in popular culture. Other times, they are portrayed as funny and interesting individuals with rich personality traits and brainy qualities that make them quite charming. Sometimes these qualities are presented as compensating for something that lacks in other ways. These brainy qualities may only be a bonus. The traits themselves, as you’ll see (or maybe noticed it yourself already), are extremely varied and make for different types of geek, more varied than you could imagine a single label to contain. The only constant is how it always tends to be either about the clueless and socially awkward geek versus the knowledgeable and fun one. We obviously tend to incline towards the latter, and this post will hopefully open your eyes to how wonderful it can be to have at least one of these 5 types of geek friends.

The 5 Types of Geek Friends You Need in Your Life

1. The Gadget Geek

You surely have at least one friend who reads updates on every move Apple and Google make and who looks at new gadgets released like a thirsty man in the desert looks to a pail of water. The same kind of friend will give unsolicited advice on every app or function you’re not yet using on your smartphone. He or she may tell you all about what new technical thing you should definitely buy. Sure, this friend can be a little tiring if you’re not into gadgets yourself. Think about it this way: you have a free consultation whenever you really are looking to buy a new piece of IT.

2. The Gamer Geek

This one is probably one of the most ridiculed types of geek in today’s popular culture. But if you have at least one gamer geek friend, you’ll see that not all negative stereotypes about them are true. First of all , they can be useful and imaginative and fun whenever you want to organize a fun evening with friends completely offline and away from any computer. Just tell your gamer geek buddy that you want to organize a D&D party and you’ll see just how fun he or she will make it.

3. The Fantasy Franchise Geek

This one is that friend who is all about Star Wars / Game of Thrones / Star Trek / Harry Potter / Lord of the Rings or any other such franchise. They are basically an encyclopedia of knowledge on the matter, and collect all sorts of fun stuff related to the universe they fell in love with. Sometimes, the less gifted of them can be a little mindless perhaps. In other cases, they absorb the stories in that universe in a very wise and perceptive way. This not only makes them better people but also a beacon of inspiration for everyone around them. Also, they may take you to fun events like cosplay conventions or reenactment festivals.

4. The Science Geek

If you know someone who never earns less than an A minus in chemistry, biology or physics, that’s your science geek friend right there. This buddy can have much coveted practical qualities: they can teach you how to survive or DIY while camping, they can make replacements for a lot of substances or tools you need in your house, as well as help you pass those subjects as well in school if you’re less gifted. Besides, if they get started on an interesting story from nature or history or whatever encyclopedia-scale thing they’re into lately, you’ll never want them to stop. It’s no wonder these peeps are some of the most brilliant types of geek in the world.

5. The Music Geek

Whenever in doubt about which music to play at a certain event or how to impress a certain someone, this is the friend to call. Not only will they give you expert advice. They also know interesting trivia about lots of artists and have a million stories to tell. As a bonus, they sometimes play an instrument of their own and do it quite well. You can’t really get bored with them, and they’ll encourage you to feel and dream just like a manic pixie would.

The list could go on with other interesting and fun types of geek the world has to offer, but space limitations deem this short list to be enough for the moment. We hope the post has inspired you to appreciate your lovely geek friends more and to search a bit for the geek within yourself.

Creative and Funny Ways of Repurposing Toilet Paper Rolls

Not every household object can be efficiently repurposed and there are some that wouldn’t spark your interest right from the get-go, but if you give them a chance to impress you, there are some amazing things that you can do with toilet paper rolls. We therefore decided to show you some of the sweetest and most creative ideas of repurposing toilet paper rolls and make them feel useful (and why not, loved?) . So sit back and write down any idea that you feel might benefit you in any way!

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Toy Organizing

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Your son surely must have a never ending supply of miniature toy cars and in that case, it’s close to impossible for you to not have stepped barefoot on such a contraption for the millionth time. And while it is sweet to see your darling play with them, they need to be well organized somewhere. Well, why not make a make-believe garage from an old crate where you stack toilet paper rolls on top of each other so that the miniature cars are perfectly tucked away from your feet? Perfect!

Original Garden Decorations

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Picture your garden. Now imagine some sweet and original decorations that you yourself have made. It’s not just about the pride of making it yourself but it’s about the fact that no one has the exact decorations you have. So try cutting the toilet paper rolls to different widths, dip them into paint and hang at different heights to get a beautiful and colorful chandelier- like decoration.

Cord Organizer

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It’s not just toys that can be organized simply with toilet paper rolls. You can also use them to organize cords or even a crafts table so that your desk is always neat and tidy. Elegant and simple. Just glue them on top of a surface or in an old box and you’re done.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

If you’re a bit more talented and have the time to invest, you can also try to create decorations for your walls or mirrors. Here for instance, you just need to cut the toilet paper rolls, paint them and cover them with a bit of glitter. Then attach them around your mirror and voila! Beauty.

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Toilet Paper Roll Art

Molding them differently and spraying them with some metallic paint is also pretty easy and it can get you stunning results. Just check out these pretty examples of toilet paper art.

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Arts and Crafts with Your Special Someone

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When was the last time that you sat down together with your son or your daughter and had fun while painting or doing something creative? Well toilet paper rolls are something to have in your arsenal since you can dip them in paint, use them to make heart stamps and generally have a lot of fun with.

Even More Organizing

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Another thing you can do is to store your ribbons and lace for instance on old toilet paper rolls- whether you cut them down to a desired length, tuck them safely in a drawer or simply let them on your table, they’re going to do the job.

Bird Feeders

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You can always stick some grains and generally bird feed on your toilet paper rolls and hang them around in the garden (sticking colored paper to them in order to make them more attractive is optional but you can always do it with the little ones). It’s not just going to attract sweet birds to your home but it will also make it a chirping and singing oasis. Perfect for your relaxing afternoons.

Do These Glasses Look Ok on Me? Crazy Glasses for a Crazy Look

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses, goes the old quote. Wear any of these crazy eyewear creations and people of all known sexes and inclinations will be giving you an extremely wide berth.

The Melting Sunglasses

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It would be pretty horrible if your sunglasses melted onto your face, wouldn’t it? In fact, there are relatively few things that I would welcome melting onto my face. That is, unless we’re talking about chocolate chip ice cream melting on my face. That would be delicious.

The Multiple Sunglasses

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These sunglasses would be great for people with 10 eyes. If you have the normal two eyes like the rest of us, I can’t help thinking that it is a bit of an overkill. I guess the idea here is to stop the sun’s evil rays from hitting your eyes from just about any direction. If you’re that worried about protecting your eyes, why not stick your head into a cardboard box before you venture outside?

The Tattoo Glasses

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Let’s face it; if you had a great name like MatthewG15, you probably wouldn’t bother buying real glasses either. Oh no, partner. You would just wander down to your local tattoo parlour and get these little beauties painted directly onto your face. This lovely picture has me wondering whether I should just get a hearing aid tattooed onto my ear when my hearing finally gives up the ghost.

The Stick on Glasses

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Ok, so let’s imagine for a second that you are too cool for normal glasses. You’re also too sensible to have them tattooed on. Wait, are you sure you don’t want them tattooed on? Fine, there’s an alternative idea for you here. I have to warn you that it might look a bit…odd. The design geniuses at Azumi and David came up with the cunning idea of stick on sunglasses.

The Dog Glasses

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Do you know something? These are first crazy glasses we’ve looked at that I can imagine myself wearing. Sadly, they appear to have been designed solely for small, annoying dogs.

The Hi Tech Glasses

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Does anyone have any idea what these crazy glasses are actually meant to do? I mean, they look great. But, the lack of glass in them makes me think that improving vision or blocking the sun’s rays weren’t high on the list of possible benefits.

The Nose Piercing Glasses

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This was bound to happen one day, wasn’t it? Some incredibly cool dude with bad eyesight was going to come up with the stunning idea of mixing body piercing with prescription glasses. This one looks stupidly painful. I’m almost half tempted to get it done myself.