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    • 2009 flu pandemic in popular culture

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    • Afghanistan–Pakistan relations in popular culture


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    • Canada–United States relations in popular culture


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    • Personifications of death in fiction

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    • Dissociative identity disorder in popular culture

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    • Periodic table in popular culture

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    • 4th millennium in fiction

    • Fictional depictions of the 4th millennium AD (3001-4000 AD) have appeared across nearly all media. ... Read »


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    • Amish in popular culture

    • The Amish have been portrayed in many areas of popular culture. "Weird Al" Yankovic's parody "Amish Paradise" (1996) and the accompanying music video were an affectionate send-up of Coolio's earlier rap song "Gangsta's Paradise", with Yankovic and former The Brady Bunch actress Florence Henderson in Amish garb, an ... Read »


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    • Apollo 11 in popular culture

    • The Apollo 11 mission was the first human spaceflight mission to land on the Moon. The mission's wide effect on popular culture was anticipated and since then there have been a number of portrayals in media. The mission was extensively covered in the press. Over 53 million households tuned in to watch this mission ... Read »


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    • Arnis in popular culture

    • Arnis in popular culture reflects the impact that the Filipino martial arts of Arnis/Eskrima/Kali have made outside of the martial arts community. The three terms are roughly interchangeable and for the purpose of convenience, the term Arnis will be used throughout the article. These arts emphasize weapon-based fightin ... Read »


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    • Assassination of John F. Kennedy in popular culture

    • The assassination of John F. Kennedy and the subsequent conspiracy theories surrounding his death have been the topic, referenced, or recreated in popular culture numerous times. The fictional novel Gideon's March by J. J. Marric, was published in 1962 by Hodder and Stoughton in London, the year before the Kennedy ... Read »


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    • Bigfoot in popular culture

    • Bigfoot or Sasquatch, is an alleged ape-like creature purportedly inhabiting forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. More than forty-five years have passed since the first supposed sightings of Bigfoot were reported in California. The character of Bigfoot has been used frequently in popular cu ... Read »


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    • Bikini in popular culture

    • The modern bikini made its debut in 1946, and since then it has caught the popular imagination becoming probably the most popular women's swimsuit, and not necessarily for swimming. Today, bikinis appear in competitions, films, magazines, music, literature, magazines and even video games. Despite the easy availability ... Read »


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    • Black dog ghosts in popular culture

    • The British legend of the ghostly black dog has appeared many times in popular culture. In the novel by Bram Stoker, when arriving at Whitby aboard the ship Demeter, Dracula takes the form of a big and ferocious dark dog. The barghest is part of Whitby folklore, and may well have been Stoker's inspiration. Also i ... Read »


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    • Charles Bukowski's influence on popular culture


    • Butterfly effect in popular culture

    • The butterfly effect is the phenomenon in chaos theory whereby a minor change in circumstances can cause a large change in outcome. The butterfly metaphor was created by Edward Norton Lorenz to emphasize the inherent unpredictable results of small changes in the initial conditions of certain physical systems. The conce ... Read »


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    • Cannibalism in popular culture

    • Cannibalism in popular culture is a recurring theme, especially within the horror genre, and has featured in a range of media that includes film, television, literature, music and video games. Examples of prominent artists who have worked with the topic of cannibalism include William Shakespeare, Bret Easton Ellis, and ... Read »


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    • Capoeira in popular culture

    • The Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, noted for its acrobatic movements and kicks, has been featured in numerous films, TV shows and video game series. ... Read »


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    • Catsuits and bodysuits in popular media

    • Catsuits are a recurring costume for fictional characters in various media, as well as for entertainers, especially for use in musical performances. They are sometimes referred to as "bodysuits", especially in reference to a full-body suit worn by a man (although bodysuit usually refers to a legless garment); catsuit i ... Read »


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    • Chainsaws in popular culture

    • Chainsaws, the common logging and woodworking tool, are also a common sight in popular culture. Chainsaws have appeared in countless films being used for their intended purpose, but this rarely if ever is given a prominent role in the plot. More prominent however is portrayals of chainsaws as weapons or torture de ... Read »


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    • Champagne in popular culture

    • Champagne has featured prominently in popular culture for over a century, due in part to a long history of effective marketing and product placement by leading Champagne houses and their representatives, such as CIVC. In time this created an association of Champagne with luxury and exclusivity. The popularity and posit ... Read »


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    • Chasing the dragon in popular culture

    • "Chasing the dragon" (traditional Chinese: 追龍; simplified Chinese: 追龙; pinyin: zhuÄ« lóng; Jyutping: zeoi1 lung4) is a slang phrase of Cantonese origin from Hong Kong referring to inhaling the vapor from heated morphine, heroin, oxycodone or opium that has been placed on a piece of foil. The "c ... Read »


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    • Chemical chirality in popular fiction

    • The theme of chemical chirality, or the "handedness" of the molecular structure of certain substances, appears in many works of fiction. Although little was known about chemical chirality in the time of Lewis Carroll, his work Through the Looking-glass contains a prescient reference to the differing biological act ... Read »


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    • Chicago Police Department in popular culture

    • The Chicago Police Department, also known as the CPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Read »


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    • Climate change in popular culture

    • The issue of climate change and global warming, their possible effects, and related human-environment interaction have entered popular culture since the late 20th century. Science historian Naomi Oreskes has noted, "There's a huge disconnect between what professional scientists have studied and learned in the last 30 ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of The Colbert Report

    • The Colbert Report, which premiered in American cable television on October 17, 2005, has had a massive cultural impact since its inception, when the show introduced the word "truthiness". Issues in and references to American and world culture are attributed to the character played by Stephen Colbert, who calls his fol ... Read »


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    • Columbine High School massacre in popular culture

    • The following is a list of cultural references to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. References to the shootings have appeared in popular music. ... Read »


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    • Confidence tricks in film and television

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    • Cultural impact of Noël Coward


    • Crash test dummies in popular culture

    • A crash test dummy is a full-scale anthropomorphic test device (ATD) that simulates the dimensions, weight proportions and articulation of the human body, and is usually instrumented to record data about the dynamic behavior of the ATD in simulated vehicle impacts. The Crash Test Dummy is widely used by researchers and ... Read »


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    • Cuckoo clock in culture

    • The cuckoo clock, more than any other kind of timepiece, has often featured in literature, music, cinema, television, etc., in the Western culture, as a metaphor or allegory of innocence, childhood, old age, past, fun, mental disorder, etc. It has apparently been viewed more as a symbol or a toy -a folksy musical appar ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of Gundam

    • The giant robot anime franchise Gundam is a popular culture icon in Japan. Its owner Bandai Namco has earned up to 54.5 billion yen per year from products based on the Gundam characters. Gundam has appeared on postage stamps, the Gundam name was used as a codename for a Japanese Self Defense Force project to develop an ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of the Chernobyl disaster

    • This article is about the Chernobyl disaster, which occurred on April 26, 1986, and was the world's largest nuclear accident. ... Read »


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    • Cultural references to absinthe

    • The legacy of absinthe as a mysterious, addictive, and mind-altering drink continues to this day. Though its psychoactive effects and chemical makeup are contested, its cultural impact is not. Absinthe has played a notable role in the fine art movements of Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Surrealism, Modernism, Cubis ... Read »


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    • DIA in popular culture

    • The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a military espionage organization of the United States and one of the country's national-level intelligence agencies under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Less known than its non-DoD equivalent or its cryptologic counterpart, the DIA and its personnel h ... Read »


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    • Earth in culture

    • The cultural perspective on the Earth, or world, varies by society and time period. Religious beliefs often include a creation belief as well as personification in the form of a deity. The exploration of the world has modified many of the perceptions of the planet, resulting in a viewpoint of a globally integrated ecos ... Read »


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    • Esperanto in popular culture

    • References to Esperanto, a constructed language, have been made in a number of films and novels. Typically, this is done either to add the exoticness of a foreign language without representing any particular ethnicity, or to avoid going to the trouble of inventing a new language. In science fiction, Esperanto is someti ... Read »


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    • EST and The Forum in popular culture

    • Werner Erhard and his courses have been referenced in popular culture in various forms of fictional media including literature, film, television and theatre. The original course, known as est, was delivered by the company Erhard Seminars Training (EST, or est). Under the name The Forum, they were delivered by Werner Er ... Read »


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    • Eunuchs in popular culture

    • Eunuchs have appeared many times in popular culture. ... Read »


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    • Far future in science fiction and popular culture

    • The far future, here defined as the time beyond the 10th millennium, has been used as a setting in many works of fiction or popular scientific speculation. The British science fiction series Doctor Who has featured many events beyond the 10th millennium AD due to time travel being a key aspect of its format: Fran ... Read »


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    • Genie in popular culture

    • Genies frequently occur as characters or plot elements in fictional works. They are often divided into different categories, of which the most prominent are marid, genie or jinn, and ifrit. Months later, a wandering man comes across the bottle and opens it, but seeing nothing but an old, muddy relic discards it, w ... Read »


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    • Ghouls in popular culture

    • Originating around the eighth century AD, and Arabic in origin, a Ghoul is a mythical creature often described as hideous human-like monster that dwelt in the desert or other secluded locations in order to lure travellers astray. It was not until Antoine Galland translated Arabian Nights into French that the western id ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of the Guitar Hero series

    • Guitar Hero is a series of rhythm video games published by Activision in which players use guitar-shaped controllers to mimic the playing of numerous popular rock music songs in a score attack gameplay; later games in the series have included support for both drums and vocals and playing as a full band. With over $2 bi ... Read »


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    • Haka in popular culture

    • The haka is a traditional Māori dance form. The use of haka in popular culture is a growing phenomenon, originally from New Zealand. Traditionally, haka were used only in Māori cultural contexts, but today haka are used in a wide range of public occasions to impart a sense of importance of the event. For ove ... Read »


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    • Halifax Explosion in popular culture

    • The Halifax Explosion has frequently been the subject of works of popular culture. The canonical novel Barometer Rising (1941) by the Canadian writer Hugh MacLennan is set in Halifax at the time of the explosion and includes a carefully researched description of its impact on the city. Following in MacLennan's footste ... Read »


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    • Human trafficking in popular culture

    • Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery. It has been featured in popular culture on numerous occasions. (Alphabetical) (Alphabetical by author's last name) (Alphabetical by serie ... Read »


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    • Hypnosis in popular culture

    • For over a century, hypnosis has been a popular theme in fiction and music; it features in movies almost from their inception and more recently has been depicted in television and online media. As Harvard hypnotherapist Deirdre Barrett points out in 'Hypnosis in Popular Media', the vast majority of these depictions are ... Read »


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    • Illegitimacy in fiction

    • This is a list of fictional stories in which illegitimacy features as an important plot element. Passing mentions are omitted from this article. Many of these stories explore the social pain and exclusion felt by illegitimate "natural children". Illegitimacy was a common theme in Victorian literature. "Illegitimacy wa ... Read »


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    • Illuminati in popular culture

    • Founded by Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria in 1776, the Illuminati have been referred to in popular culture, in books and comics, television and movies, and games. A number of novelists, playwrights and composers are alleged to have been Illuminati members and to have reflected this in their work. Early conspiracy theories s ... Read »


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    • Kazakhstan in popular culture

    • Kazakhstan was the home base of the Russian ultra-nationalist radicals who hijacked the US President's airplane en route from Moscow in the 1997 action movie Air Force One. The controversial character Borat Sagdiyev, created by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, featured often on Cohen's Da Ali G Show, as well as in the 2006 ... Read »


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    • Kent State shootings in popular culture

    • This is a list of depictions of and references to the Kent State shootings in popular culture. The best known popular culture response to the deaths at Kent State was the protest song "Ohio", written by Neil Young for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The song was written, recorded, and preliminary pressings (acetates ... Read »


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    • Kitsune in popular culture

    • The following is a list of appearances made by kitsune (Japanese foxes) in various works of popular fiction. For information on kitsune in traditional Japanese culture, please see the main article. Embedded in popular folklore as they are, kitsune have made appearances in many contemporary Japanese works. A few Wester ... Read »


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    • Cultural legacy of the Klondike Gold Rush

    • The Klondike Gold Rush is commemorated through film, literature, historical parks etc. Amongst the many to take part in the gold rush was writer Jack London, whose books White Fang, The Call of the Wild, and To Build a Fire, a collection of short stories, were influenced by his northern experiences. London was ins ... Read »


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    • Krampus in popular culture

    • Krampus, the "Christmas Devil" of Austrian and Bavarian folklore, has entered the popular culture of North America;Christian Jacobs notes that "thanks to the Internet and YouTube [Krampus] is now very much ". Tanya Basu interprets this as part of a "growing movement of anti-Christmas celebrations": a "bah, humbug" reje ... Read »


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    • Lego in popular culture

    • The acknowledgement of Lego in popular culture is demonstrated by the toy's wide representation in publication, television and film, and its common usage in artistic and cultural works. In 2001, Brendan Powell Smith started an online web project to create an illustrated version of the Bible using Lego bricks, call ... Read »


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    • List of fictional portrayals of the NYPD

    • The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been the subject of many fictional or fictionalized portrayals in popular culture. The following novels, plays, poems, and works of short fiction feature the NYPD: (Alphabetical by author's surname) The following motion pictures feature the NYPD: The following music vi ... Read »


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    • List of references to Cleveland in popular culture

    • This is a list of references to Cleveland in popular culture. Founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. It is the most populous county in the state, and is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, a ... Read »


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    • List of werewolf fiction

    • This is a list of fiction and media of all kinds of media featuring werewolves, lycanthropy and shape-shifting. This section includes novels and short stories. ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of Madonna

    • Since the beginning of her career, American artist Madonna has had a social-cultural impact on the world through her recordings, attitude, clothing and lifestyle. Called the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is labeled by international authors as the greatest woman in music, as well as the most influential and iconic female reco ... Read »


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    • Media representation of the illegal drug trade

    • Drug smuggling was the topic of or played a major role in: El Cartel de los Sapos ... Read »


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    • Meditation in popular culture

    • Various forms of meditation in popular culture have been described. Science fiction, in particular, often depicts characters meditating or practicing different forms of visualization or contemplation. Typically, but not always, these practices are drawn from or inspired by real-world meditation traditions. Some of the ... Read »


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    • Georges Méliès in culture


    • Mermaids in popular culture

    • Mermaids, like many other creatures of mythology and folklore, are regularly depicted in literature, film, music, and beauty In one of the Toy Story Toons shorts, "Small Fry," Buzz Lightyear meets a plastic mermaid named Neptuna who always carries her trident and sits on a rock. In the Legend of Sarila, there is ... Read »


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    • Methaqualone in popular culture

    • Methaqualone is a sedative-hypnotic drug similar in effect to barbiturates, a general CNS depressant. Its use peaked in the 1960s and 1970s as a hypnotic for the treatment of insomnia, and as a sedative and muscle relaxant. It has also been used illegally as a recreational drug, commonly known as Quaaludes (/ˈkweÉ ... Read »


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    • Minced oaths in media

    • It is common to find minced oaths in literature and media. Writers often include minced oaths instead of profanity in their writing so that they do not offend audiences or incur censorship. W. Somerset Maugham referred to this problem in his 1919 novel The Moon and Sixpence, where he admitted: Strickland, accordi ... Read »


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    • Mind control in popular culture

    • Mind control has proven a popular subject in fiction, featuring in books and films such as The Manchurian Candidate (1959; film adaptation 1962) and The IPCRESS File (1962; film 1965), both stories advancing the premise that controllers could hypnotize a person into murdering on command while retaining no memory of the ... Read »


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    • Mont Saint-Michel in popular culture

    • The island of Mont Saint-Michel is featured in a range of popular media. Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island 247 acres (100 ha) in size, and is a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River ... Read »


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    • Nazism and occultism

    • Nazism and occultism describes a range of theories, speculation and research into origins of Nazism and its possible relation to various occult traditions. Such ideas have been a part of popular culture since at least the early 1940s, and gained renewed popularity starting in the 1960s. There are documentaries and book ... Read »


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    • NSA in popular culture

    • The National Security Agency (NSA), the main signals intelligence organization of the United States, has been featured in numerous works of spy fiction over the past decades, with its depictions augmenting along with the growing public awareness of this highly-secretive organization. NSA's mystique makes it a popular c ... Read »


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    • Picts in literature and popular culture

    • The Picts, the people of eastern Scotland in the medieval Scotland, have frequently been represented in literature and popular culture. On the road coming, five days' travel, a Pict woman (big mouth and small bones) gave me shelter, and laughed (part scorn, part pity) at my journey. David MacRitchie was an outspoken ... Read »


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    • Pied Piper of Hamelin in popular culture

    • The Pied Piper of Hamelin has appeared many times in popular culture. The story has been depicted many times on film: This is a list of allusions. For tellings and retellings, see the List of literary accounts of the Pied Piper. (Alphabetized by composer or artist) "Play Minstrel, Play" by Blackmore's Night see ... Read »


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    • List of literary accounts of the Pied Piper

    • This is a list of literary accounts of the Pied Piper, that is, of tellings or retellings of the full story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. For briefer allusions to the Pied Piper, in literature and other media, see Pied Piper of Hamelin in popular culture. See also The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The heavy metal band M ... Read »


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    • Pirates in popular culture

    • In English-speaking popular culture, the modern pirate stereotype owes its attributes mostly to the imagined tradition of the 18th century Caribbean pirate sailing off the Spanish Main and to such celebrated 20th century depictions as Captain Hook and his crew in the theatrical and film versions of Peter Pan, Robert Ne ... Read »


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    • Hierarchy of precious substances

    • In popular culture, sets of precious substances may form hierarchies which express conventional perceived relative value or . Precious metals appear prominently in such hierarchies, but as they grow, gems and semi-precious materials may be introduced as part of the system. The sequences can provide interesting examples ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of Elvis Presley

    • Since the beginning of his career, Elvis Presley has had an extensive cultural impact. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, "it was Elvis who made rock 'n' roll the international language of pop." Rolling Stone encyclopedia of Rock and Roll describes Presley as "an American music giant of the 20th century who single-ha ... Read »


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    • Puck in popular culture

    • In English folklore, Puck is a mythological fairy or mischievous nature sprite. Puck is also a generalized personification of land spirits. In more recent times, the figure of Robin Goodfellow is identified as a puck. The Old English "puca" is a kind of half-tamed woodland sprite, leading folk astray with echoes and li ... Read »


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    • Rabies in popular culture

    • Rabies has been the main plot device or a significant theme in many fictional works. Due to the long history of the virus as well as its neurotropic nature, rabies has been a potent symbol of madness, irrationalism, or an unstoppable plague in numerous fictional works, in many genres. Many notable examples are listed b ... Read »


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    • Reincarnation in popular culture

    • Reincarnation is regularly mentioned in feature films, books, and popular music. The similar concept of transmigration has been used frequently to the point of cliché in the sense of people "switching bodies," in which the identity of a character transfers to another's body, either unilaterally or by exchange (e.g. ... Read »


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    • List of films and television series featuring Robin Hood

    • The following are some of the notable adaptations of the Robin Hood story in film and television. Since Robin Hood is a character in the public domain, there is no restriction on his use. Thus, he has often appeared in other series that do not necessarily revolve around the legend, particularly in animated science ... Read »


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    • Rubik's Cube in popular culture


    • Saint Swithun in popular culture

    • Saint Swithun has appeared many times in popular culture. ... Read »


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    • Santa Ana winds in popular culture

    • The Santa Ana winds (strong, extremely dry down-slope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California), are commonly portrayed in fiction as being responsible for a tense, uneasy, wrathful mood among Angelenos. Some of the more well-known literary references include the P ... Read »


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    • Scouting in popular culture

    • Since Scouting began in 1907, it has entered into many elements of popular culture, including movies, TV and books. As a facet of culture throughout most of the 20th century, Scouting has been portrayed in numerous films and artwork. It is especially prevalent in the United States, where Scouting is tied closely to th ... Read »


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    • Secret societies in popular culture

    • Secret societies appear in many works of fiction. They are often involved in elaborate conspiracies. ... Read »


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    • Shivaji in popular culture

    • Shivaji maharaj(1629–1680 CE), was an Indian warrior king and was the founder of the Maratha Empire in India. He has been considered as a prominent historical figure in popular imagination. A number of films, books, plays and television serials have been produced about his life and about figures associated with hi ... Read »


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    • Smuggling in fiction

    • This list of smuggling in fiction includes works of fiction (in both prose and poetry) where smuggling is a prominent theme. Smuggling is a common trope or theme in literature and can be found in a wide range of works – from the 18th century novels of Charlotte Turner Smith to Prosper Mérimée's 19th century ... Read »


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    • Social effects of rock music

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