In the pilot episode, Oceanic Flight 815 crashes on a mysterious island. The odds an airplane passenger will be involved in a plane crash in a year are 1 in 10,790,000.
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Today, constructed languages exist all over the world, most of them spoken by small but highly active populations of hobbyists, linguists, and occasionally native speakers.
The anonymous nature of a profile on a dating site makes it easy to perfect that sharper image. But who lies more on the web, men or women?
If you want to win a bet on who is going to take the prize on Dancing with the Stars, we can help, with a non-scientific but fun look at past results.
In 2007, Gabourey Sidibe was studying for a nursing exam in Dobbs Ferry, NY, when her phone rang. Ms. Sidibe had been chosen out of hundreds of young women to play the leading role in a movie called Precious. She'd never acted on film before. Today, she is up for an Academy Award.
Nepotism. In politics it’s a dirty word, cousin to cronyism. In business it’s often tolerated, but kept on the quiet side, as if there were something slightly shameful about giving a job to a relative. But Hollywood is another story.
In 1928, Emilio Fernández Romo, a former Huertista rebel who'd been exiled to Los Angeles, was asked for an odd favor. Could he pose for a sketch, in the nude, holding a sword?
Including this year's nominees, 411 different men and women have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor or Actress since 1927—and 118 of them have changed their last name on the way to the red carpet.