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The Most Viewed Music Videos From YouTube’s Inception, Year On Year

I thought about writing a bit on each of the songs below, and how each may have influenced society at large, and their individual fans - but I thought it would be more interesting to get your viewpoints on this. So in the spirit of reflection, let us know on the forum, or wherever, --- what effect did these songs have on you and those around you? What memories do these songs bring up for you?

It will be a great insight into the pop music genre and its influence over the last decade and a half!

I find this list a very interesting indicator of our society's supra mind throughout the years - you can really see the ages evolving and morphing - and it makes you realize how what sort of themes billions of other people in the world are and were exploring in their lives at that time. This would be a very informative list to some aliens trying to understand the human being. Would they be impressed or perplexed?

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Airborne Particles Generated During Braking Operation and Their Effects on Health

When I finished my 4th year of university, I had really had enough. For years I was doing what needed to be done, and upon completion I was (and I still am) very happy that I had achieved my goals of not failing any units and of graduating with first class honors. But I wasn't feeling as though there had been any true, meaningful value to what I had been doing for the past 48 months.

To be honest, I felt like thick sailor's ropes had finally been cut from my wrists after handing in my final thesis paper!

I am a very sentimental person, and so in the spirit of integrating a past unpleasant episode of my life ...

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Aladdin 2019 – A Movie Truly Worthy Of Celebration

Aladdin
2019 - 2h 8min

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie. It is a live action adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film, which is based on the eponymous Middle Eastern folktale from One Thousand and One Nights. Will Smith was the first member of the cast to join, signing on to portray Genie in July 2017.

Movies have such a big impact on the consciousness of the public at large - and that's why I really applaud the fantastically produced new Aladdin movie! This film is really a must-watch for all ages - but as a family friendly movie - the adventure and the themes you will explore are such a gift to those in their formative years. Aladdin is a masterfully created 130 minutes of vibrant imagination brought to life by extraordinarily dynamic CGI - and the archetypal interactions of the classical myth are so wonderfully developed by truly A-class acting.

Diving straight into it - this is such a rich and dense movie in its value. Let us start with the pure enjoyment factor. Compared to a lot of people, I may considered a bit of a bore when it comes to humour - but even for me, I genuinely laughed out loud at least 20+ times - and in really sustained fits of laughter too! The comedy you will find is all about timing, relating to the characters' situation, and brilliantly executed facial animation - no cheapshot humour in sight - the prune debacle ...

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Love, Life, Death, Freedom And The Future Of AI – Five Poems By Samsung Auto Predict

Love and a lie,
Love the time to find love,
Love you too,
And love that it will take place.

Lovers of the people,
We've been looking for someone,
I'm not committing to a social security,
I'm really glad you have that energy...

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