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In the new film Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek embodies the role of Queen's legendary lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

The actor is so good, it's downright scary.


Since the film came out, people have been praising Malek. Particularly, the recreation of Queen's famous Live Aid performance has been getting a lot of buzz online.

Malek even famously watched the performance around 1500 times and had the recording on set to make sure it matched just right.

Watch video side by side of Rami Malek playing Mercury at Live Aid and the real Mercury here.

It certainly shows!






But it wasn't just Malek's efforts. There's a whole cast and crew behind the scenes making sure it comes out just right. In this case, movement coach Polly Bennett had the unenviable task of bringing a legend back from the dead.

Bennet did a healthy amount of research into Mercury's history, determining the reasons for his movements before instructing Malek.

"Everyone moves [differently] because of what they've experienced, what they've seen, who their family is, what space they've grown up in. This is what I've called a 'movement heritage'."

The Live Aid performance was particularly tricky.

They had to find a way to recreate the famous singer's penchant for spontaneity, while making it as accurate as possible to the scene. This is where such precise movements came in.

"When he did the whole section, beat by beat, gesture for gesture, breathing at the right time, flipping the microphone at the right time, not skipping a line, picking up a guitar, playing the right chords—'proud' doesn't even begin to describe it."

It looks like audiences agree!







The film released on November 2, and has Oscar buzz for this scarily accurate portrayal. Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joseph Mazzello.

H/T: Buzzfeed, The Hollywood Reporter

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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
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The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

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A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

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