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1980s Action Star Manliness, Dolph Lundgren and Kittens

July 14, 2010
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1980s Action Star Manliness, Dolph Lundgren and Kittens

Who’s the most masculine 1980s action star? There’s one easy way to tell – with Google. We searched for the names of six movie stars on Google, to see how many results were found when their names were combined with two masculine and two feminine words. In addition, we performed the same searches with...
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Most Common Words in Movie Titles, By Genre

June 24, 2010
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Most Common Words in Movie Titles, By Genre

Following our previous posts (Most Common Words in Album Names and Most Common Words in Movie Tag Lines) we thought it only right to apply the same analysis to movie titles. So that’s what we did, using data from IMDB. From this analysis, we see that a cliched title for a love movie would be...
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The Story of A Man Who Wrote Awful Movie Tag Lines

May 22, 2010
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The Story of A Man Who Wrote Awful Movie Tag Lines

We analysed 104,925 movie tag lines to uncover the biggest clichés. We took the most popular first words (the, a, it’s), then looked for the most common three words after these (the story, the most, the greatest, etc.), and then the three most common words after these initial two. If you’re wondering what the...
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Paris Hilton: Following in the Footsteps of Aristotle and Franklin

May 5, 2010
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Paris Hilton: Following in the Footsteps of Aristotle and Franklin

From Wikipedia: A polymath is a person … whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas … the notion that people should embrace all knowledge and develop their capacities as fully as possible. Thus … gifted humans … sought to develop skills in all areas of knowledge, in physical development, in social...
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Celebrity Egos: Putting the “I” into Taylor Swift

April 21, 2010
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Celebrity Egos: Putting the “I” into Taylor Swift

We analyzed the narcissism of ten high-profile online celebrities by counting the usage of “I”, “Me” and “My” in their last 100 tweets on Twitter. In our limited group, the long-time Twitter-using couple Demi Moore (@mrskutcher) and Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) exhibited the least ego, with the young Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) talking about herself the...
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Steven Seagal Fans Not Interested in a Naughty Movie

April 20, 2010
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Steven Seagal Fans Not Interested in a Naughty Movie

We listed the celebrities that people were searching for in the last 7 days, using Google Insights for Search. We then used the Google Keyword Tool, together with standard Google search results, to research how many people were interested in naughty videos of each celebrity-of-the-moment. Note that Pam(ela) Anderson appears twice due to variations...
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