Fewer things have changed the course of history more in the 20th century than the great modern political speeches – oratories that moved nations and people alike to action. The great speech makers became icons in their era, in part for their abilities to bring about great change with words alone.
The scariest science fiction aliens often capture some element of existential dread we all hold inside. Good horror fiction captures that spark of terror all of us have inside from the days of cave man. The fear of being eaten. The fear of what lurks in the dark – and what darkness is more vast and mysterious than the dark expanse of space?
There is something rugged and cool about grilling chunks of meat outside on a boiling summer afternoon, but so many of us are afraid to admit that we don't know what the hell we're doing out there – so thank God for the best grilling cookbooks to save our cooking failure butts. A good book can save you from making a culinary catastrophe.
Too few people watch documentaries, which means that many music and concert documentaries on Netflix go unwatched. It's a damn shame, too, because there are a multitude of great ones no one sees. With so many movies and shows on the streaming service, it's hard to figure out what to watch. So often, quality shows are drowned in a quantity of crap. And documentaries can be made and uploaded to the service on the cheap.
It doesn't take a large paycheck to convince people to take on the most dangerous jobs. Some jobs, like working in the military, are obviously dangerous. Soldiers die sometimes by the thousands each year. But there are plenty of jobs that don't involve being shot at that can result in an early demise.
At the dawn of the 1960s, the history of science fiction took a huge turn from its past. In two decades, the whole genre of sci-fi would change in ways that would alter mainstream perspectives of the science fiction genre.