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Villains in Hollywood Films - Villains in Hollywood Films Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's summer blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise to Halle Berry, from the not- so-friendly extra terrestrials in Alien Vs Predator to Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina....   [tags: Papers] 2474 words
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Biology of a Squid - Biology of a Squid Squids are among the most varied and unique of all invertebrates. They are mollusks of the Class Cephalopod, along with the nautilus, cuttlefish, and octopus. Squids are highly evolved, and have developed a number of traits uncommon to most other mollusks. Fossil records of cephalopods have dated back the Cambrian Period (about 600 million years ago). Structurally, squids have only small variations of a basic theme common to all cephalopods. They are spherical or cigar-shaped with two fins used to stabilize movement when swimming....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles It all started in Liverpool where four guys got together to form a group in 1956. They called themselves The Beatles. The band broke up in 1970 for many different reasons. The Beatles are one of the most influential bands in history, because they seemed to have limitless imagination and their creativity will never be matched. In 1956 Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet at Woolton Parish Festival, John then asked Paul to join his band The Quarrymen. In 1958 a school mate of Paul’s George Harrison left his band the Rebels to join The Quarrymen....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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Dirty Money - In the short story, “Sugar,” Sharon Leach demonstrates the parallel between the protagonist’s sexual desires and her need to provide for her impoverished family. From the very first line the main character, Sugar, reveals her innermost erotic cravings as she describes “the girl in the leopard-print bikini” (170). Sugar’s subsequent actions were self-rendered rational to “keep [her] mother and sisters and brothers fed and clothed for a while” (178). Vivid imagery, the pattern of dismissal, and first person narration facilitate Leach to emphasize human tendencies of sexual behavior while observing the importance of earning a living to provide for ones family and eventually afford the commoditi...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sharon Leach] 683 words
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Cephalopod Communication - There is an ongoing debate in the marine world arguing that cephalopods use their camouflage to communicate with each other. A cephalopods camouflage is made up of a bunch of tiny chromatophores in their skin. Several scientists think that the communication is plausible, while others stick to the no-fun result that there is not a bit of proof. In order to understand if cephalopods use their chromatophores to communicate, it might be a good idea to know what a cephalopod is. A cephalopod is in the class of mollusks that scientists classify octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish....   [tags: marine biology, ] 1047 words
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Ancient Artifacts - Prehistoric, as well as pieces of historic art, has (at times) been elusive to specific date labels mostly because people did not date or sign their work. Many pieces are undated, which has left art historians and others guessing as to what period different pieces are from. In order to know when a specific sculpture, painting, or work of architecture was created, the historian must look at from where the artifact originated. Was it used across the Aegean. Or mainly in Crete. Archeology is an excellent time period dating tool....   [tags: Archeology, Dating, Examples]
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Cloning is Bad! - &#65279; The coelacanth is an amazing creature full of mystery and exciting discoveries. It was once thought to be extinct for more than360 milllion years ago until one was caught in1938.Its scientific name is Latimeria chalumnae .An adult coelacanth can grow at least to 180 cm in length and weigh 98 kg and each fish has a distinctive pattern of pinkish white blotches that enables scientists to separate one individual from another. The coelacanth has several very recognizable anatomical features.The skull is in two parts with an intra cranial joint which lets it go an up and down movement between them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
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The Hooded Seal - The Hooded Seal Thirty-five species of seal can be found all over the oceans of the world. They are found throughout the marine environment, from icy polar waters of the north and south poles to the warm waters of the tropics. Much like whales and dolphins, seals are adapted to the marine environment with a streamlined body, limbs modified into flippers and a layer of blubber for insulation needed for the seals located in the poles. They also have a specialized circulatory system that allows them to sustain prolonged dives while feeding which I will say more about during the essay....   [tags: Papers] 778 words
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Seafood Marketing Plan - Executive Summary The major objective of any company is to make profits. Marketing is responsible for identifying a company’s customers anticipating their needs and wants, satisfying theses needs while keeping the its major goal which maximizing profits Strategic Planning is looking at where you are now, knowing where you want to be in the future and planning the steps to get you there. The Stingrae Caribbean a limited liability company. The Stingrae brand currently distributes seafood products through out Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean....   [tags: Business Marketing Analysis] 1968 words
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Egyptian Tombs - Egyptian Tombs Egyptologists had lost interest in the site of tomb 5, which had been explored and looted decades ago. Therefore, they wanted to give way to a parking lot. However, no one would have ever known the treasure that lay only 200 ft. from King Tut's resting place which was beyond a few rubble strewn rooms that previous excavators had used to hold their debris. Dr. Kent Weeks, an Egyptologist with the American University in Cairo, wanted to be sure the new parking facility wouldn't destroy anything important....   [tags: World History Essays] 1865 words
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Cosquer Cave - Cosquer Cave In 1985, while scuba diving in Cape Morgiou, near Marseilles, France, Henri Cosquer discovered a narrow 175-meter, air-filled tunnel 37 meters below the sea (“The Cosquer Cave”). The tunnel, unbeknownst to him, lead to one of the world’s most treasured Paleolithic art-filled caves. During the Paleolithic age, Cosquer cave was much more accessible than it is today. Researchers say that at the times the art was created, the cave was probably only 11 kilometers from the coast and 80 meters above sea level (Jaobs)....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays]
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Harbor Seals - Harbor Seals Harbor seals are marine mammals that have spotted coats in a variety of shades from silver gray, black to dark brown. They reach 5 to 6 feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds. Harbor seals are dimorphic, with the male being slightly larger than the female. They are true, or crawling seals, which means they have no external earflaps. True seals also have small flippers, and move on land by flopping along on their bellies. They breathe at the surface and hold their breath while diving....   [tags: Animals Sea Wildlife Descriptive Essays]
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scuba diving - Many people think of scuba diving as just a swim in the water, but in reality it is a very exciting, dangerous, and potentially fatal sport and activity. There are many types of scuba diving, ranging from recreational to sport to career diving. Scuba Diving is just not a swim in the water, scuba requires certification, uses technical equipment, and there is a lot of risk involved with scuba diving. Scuba, which is actually an acronym for “self-contained breathing apparatus”, Allows divers to dive deeper and stay submerged longer....   [tags: essays research papers] 1912 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix In 1999 directors/writers Larry and Andy Wachowski (Bound) made a dark and often disturbing Science Fiction film, The Matrix. With the production expertise of Joel Silver (Commando, Predator, Lethal Weapon series, and Die Hard series), Andrew Mason (The Crow, Dark City) and Barrie M. Osborne (Face/Off, The Fan, Child's Play), The Matrix is sure to be a favorite among Science Fiction movie fans for years to come. The Matrix won the Oscar award in all four categories it was nominated for; Best Sound, Best Sound Affects Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1324 words
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Underwater Acoustics - My Communications coursework will be on non-radio communications. My chosen topic is underwater acoustics. The applications of underwater acoustics and their advantages and disadvantages will be studied. All forms of non-radio communications are based on waves. Waves are generally a disturbance in a surface, transferring energy from A to B. Waves can be mechanical vibrations travel through a medium. For example: water, sound. These waves are called mechanical waves. Progressive waves are created from a point and energy is distributed to the surroundings....   [tags: Non-radio Communications] 2136 words
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Superstition - We have all seen or practiced a superstition. Crossing our fingers for good luck or avoiding the path of a black cat. Some are as old as the written word. They have woven themselves into the fabric of everyday society. Probably the most superstious group in our society is the athlete. Baseball players will not step on the foul line as they leave the field of play. Football players have exact pregame rituals that can not be interrupted. The hockey fans of the Detroit Red Wings will throw an octopus onto the ice after their team scores a goal....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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Valleyfair - Valleyfair “Come on, guys,” I yelled at my family, which consists of my mom Madonna, my father John, and my two sisters Alissa and Kara, as I ran frantically across the jam-packed parking lot to the opening gate that led to a world of adventure. As wide as the world around, my eyes pierced at the doorway to a world of fun. Families, of all sizes, were enjoying all the possibilities of fun. Hearing laughter and frightening screams, warned me of the experience waiting for me within the doorway to everlasting amazement....   [tags: Personal Narrative Amusement Parks Essays] 1832 words
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Narwhals - Narwhals Introduction Narwhals, the unicorns of the sea, are very mysterious creatures that are not widely known. They are whales with many fascinating features and historical value. This research paper is answering the question, “What are Narwhals?”. General Description Monodon Monoceros, Latin for “one tooth, one horn”#; or Narhval, Norwegian for “corpse whale” , because of it mottled coloration suggests a bloated corpse#.Narwhals are in the white whale family, along with the beluga, but are actually covered with spots of black, white, gray-green, and cream....   [tags: science] 1013 words
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Wally - Elmer, “Walt” was a friend I knew when I lived in California. Despite being a throwback from the 1960’s and a reject from society’s public eye, Walt still lived with a smile on his face and a story in his heart. Walt loved to tell stories and he loved the place where he told them. Walt also loved to drink and toward the end of an evening the bottle had met his lips way too many times. Old hippy ways faded to history for everyone else but Walt. Elmer didn’t like his real name. He liked being called by his middle name, Walter, because of the relentless teasing that went on in his childhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Honduras - Honduras New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era. This landmass gradually eroded until about 80 million years ago, when sea floor spreading started and the Tasmanian sea formed. However, it wasn't until 10,000 years ago when the land formed the shape, as we now know it. The oldest rocks in New Zealand are approximately six-hundred and eighty million years old. These rocks were found on the west coast of the South Island. Although, at one point in its history, New Zealand was connected to Australia, it separated and did not share in the subsequent evolution of the marsupials associated with "down under." New Zealand's only indigenous mammals are two...   [tags: Papers] 1124 words
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Bioluminescence - Bioluminescence Bioluminescence is simply light created by living organisms. Probably the most commonly known example of bioluminescence by North Americans is the firefly. But over 10,000 creatures in the ocean, that's 85% of creatures 1,000 feet and below, are bioluminescent. This paper is to try to explain how and why evolution would develop bioluminescence. And how the organism weather it be plant or animal, benefits from this unique trait. There are at least six different categories of bioluminescent functions: Navigation, Defense, Communication, Camouflage, Reproduction, and to use as a trap....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Zoology - Zoology The study of zoology can be viewed as a series of efforts to analyse and classify animals. Attempts at classification as early as 400 BC are known from documents in the Hippocratic Collection. Aristotle, however, was the first to devise a system of classifying animals that recognized a basic unity of plan among diverse organisms; he arranged groups of animals according to mode of reproduction and habitat. Observing the development of such animals as the dogfish, chick, and octopus, he noted that general structures appear before specialized ones, and he also distinguished between asexual and sexual reproduction....   [tags: Papers] 1274 words
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Analysis of “The Kraken” by Lord Tennyson - In the poem “The Kraken” Lord Tennyson describes how the kraken’s life depends on the upper deep in the abysmal sea. Lord Tennyson describes about a Kraken which a. Also, the author describes of how the monster spends his life in the upper deep. Furthermore, the creature has an ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep. In addition, the creature lives in a big wondrous grot and secret cell buried within the ground. Down where the sun lights flee the kraken is battening up huge sea-worms in his sleep....   [tags: Kraken, Lord Tennyson, ] 597 words
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mermaid love - Mermaid Love The ship was sailing under a sunset sky. The weather was as calm and perfect as King Seren could make it, in his happiness on the day of his youngest daughter's wedding. The guests aboard were having a good time. They drank wine, rum, mead, and whatever else they could lay hands upon. Most were drinking out of joyous celebration, but there were those who drank heavily, Lord Smiley included, to try and forget the fact that Prince Stan had married a fish. All agreed that marrying a fish was considerably better than the octopuss witch that had nearly tricked the handsome young prince into wedlock....   [tags: essays research papers] 2232 words
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