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16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

In honor of the trailer for Jingle All the Way 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy, here's a look back at other sequels people refuse to acknowledge.

1. Ace Ventura, Jr.

Josh Flitter played Ace Ventura, Jr. in this 2009 spin-off of the original series that starred Jim Carrey. While Carrey isn't in this film, he and Flitter do share one movie credit: both were in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

2. American Psycho 2

Mila Kunis and William Shatner star in this straight-to-DVD sequel to the Christian Bale hit.

3. Road House 2

This straight-to-DVD sequel, which clocks in at under 90 minutes, came out seventeen years after the original.

4. Legally Blondes

Reese Witherspoon, the star of the first two Legally Blonde movies, produced this third film but did not act in it. Instead, the film stars British twins who play cousins of Witherspoon's original character.

5. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House

Supposedly, this film would have led to a Home Alone TV series had it been well-received.

6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

In an informal survey done here at the office, a few people admitted to knowing this film exists, but nobody has actually seen it. Can anyone share a review?

7 & 8. Cruel Intentions 2 & 3

Amy Adams starred in Cruel Intentions 2, which was supposed to be a prequel of sorts to the original. Meanwhile, the only connection between the original—starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, and Reese Witherspoon—and Cruel Intentions 3 appears to be that the writer of the third's last name is Reese.

9. Open Water 2: Adrift

When this script was first written, it was not in any way related to Open Water. But when that film did well in the box office, they decided to repackage Adrift as an Open Water sequel.

10. Road Trip: Beer Pong

Actress Rhoda Griffis, who played "Tour Group Mom" in the 2000 film Road Trip, was cast as "Filthy Mom" in the 2009 sequel. According to IMDb, the producers did not realize she was in the original when they cast her in Road Trip: Beer Pong.

11. Save the Last Dance 2

R&B performer Ne-Yo's first film role was in this straight-to-DVD sequel.

12. Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

This is the fifth movie in the Dr. Dolittle reboot that began in 1998, and it's the third in the series to go direct-to-DVD and not actually feature the titular doctor in the film.

13. Bambi II

Technically, this 2006 film is not a sequel. It's called a "midquel" because it begins somewhere in the middle of the original Bambi story.

14. Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia

Ken Anderson, the wrestler known as "Mr. Kennedy" who is featured in the image above, is not actually the star of this movie. Nor was the film shot in Colombia. (It was filmed in Puerto Rico.)

15. War of the Worlds 2

This is the sequel to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, which came out in 2005, not the Steven Spielberg film War of the Worlds, which also came out in 2005.

16. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

This third I Know What You Did Last Summer film has a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Monthly Internet Costs in Every Country

Thanks to the internet, people around the world can conduct global research, trade tips, and find faraway friends without ever leaving their couch. Not everyone pays the same price for these digital privileges, though, according to new data visualizations spotted by Thrillist.

To compare internet user prices in each country, cost information site HowMuch.net created a series of maps. The data comes courtesy of English market research consultancy BDRC and Cable.co.uk, which teamed up to analyze 3351 broadband packages in 196 nations between August 18, 2017 and October 12, 2017.

In the U.S., for example, the average cost for internet service is $66 per month. That’s substantially more than what browsers pay in neighboring Mexico ($27) and Canada ($55). Still, we don’t have it bad compared to either Namibia or Burkina Faso, where users shell out a staggering $464 and $924, respectively, for monthly broadband access. In fact, internet in the U.S. is far cheaper than what residents in 113 countries pay, including those in Saudi Arabia ($84), Indonesia ($72), and Greenland ($84).

On average, internet costs in Asia and Russia tend to be among the lowest, while access is prohibitively expensive in sub-Saharan Africa and in certain parts of Oceania. As for the world’s cheapest internet, you’ll find it in Ukraine and Iran.

Check out the maps below for more broadband insights, or view HowMuch.net’s full findings here.

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
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Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
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Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
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Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
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Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
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[h/t Thrillist]

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Can You Figure Out Why the Turtles Bulge in This Optical Illusion?
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Ready for a little vision test? Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a Kyoto-based psychologist who studies visual illusions, created this eye-bending image that appears to bulge and bend. In the image, shared on Syfy.com, the horizontal and vertical lines actually run straight across and down, but they look like they ripple, and the shapes (Kitaoka calls them turtles) look like they’re different shades of gray, even though they’re an identical color.

As Phil Plait explains for Syfy, the key is in the corners—the turtle “legs,” if you will. “At each vertex between turtles, they form a rotated square divided into four smaller squares," he writes. "Note how they're offset from one another, giving a twist to the vertices.” If you zoom in closely on the image, the lines begin to straighten out.

The difference in the colors, meanwhile, is a result of the contrast between the black and white pixels outlining the turtles. If the outlines of the turtles were entirely black or entirely white, instead of a combination, the grays would look identical. But the contrast between the two fools your eyes into thinking they're different.

To see more of Kitaoka’s illusion art, you can follow him on Twitter @AkiyoshiKitaoka. Then, go check out these other amazing optical illusions.

[h/t Syfy]

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