COMPARISON & CONTRAST TOPICS
* Halloween night to prom night.
* Your best friend to your archenemy.
* Weeds to flowers.
* Slave insurrection to the Revolutionary War.
* Being the president to being a homeless person.
* Being a snob to being a nerd.
* Poverty to paranoia.
* School bullies to dictators.
* Church sermons to campaign speeches.
* Acting to lying.
* The 1970s to another decade.
* The influence of music to the influence of books.
* The influence of celebrities to the influence of parents. * Learning to ride a bike to learning to drive a car.
* Playing Wii™ games to playing real games.
* Reality TV shows to high school.
* Washing dishes to washing laundry.
* Physical beauty to inner beauty.
* Being rich to being famous.
* Being grounded to being in jail.
INTELLIGENT LIFE ON THE WEB
* Halloween Night and Prom Night
* Vogue Magazine and Elle Magazine
* Music and Books
* Celebrity Influence vs. Parental Influence
* Rap Music vs. Pop Music
* Soul Music vs. Country Music
* Daily Soap TV Shows vs. Reality Shows or Reality TV
* Bullies vs. Dictators
PEOPLE AND PERSONALITIES
* Adolf Hitler with Joseph Stalin
* Abraham Lincoln with Thomas Jefferson
* Joseph Stalin with Napoleon Bonaparte
* Paris Hilton with Lindsay Lohan
* Sherlok Holmes with Watson
* Beyonce Knowles with Rihanna
* Karl Marx with Max Webber
* Cleopatra with Octavia
WARS, REVOLUTION and GOVERNMENTS
* Communism vs. Democracy
* Nazism vs. Fascism
* Comparing the Two World War Sides, Allies and Axis
* Democracy vs. Dictatorship
* Comparing the Iraq War with the Vietnam War
* The World War I and the World War II
TIME PERIODS and ERAS
* The 18th Century vs. the 21st Century
* The Pop Culture in the 1960s and the Pop Culture in the 1990s * Life in the Past vs. Life in the Future
* Women 100 years ago and Women Today
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
* Windows vs. Linux
* Inventions vs. Discoveries
* Facebook vs. Twitter
* Creationism vs. Evolutionism
RELIGION & FAITH
* Spirit Worship vs. Idol Worship
* The Bible and the Quran
* Buddha and Jesus Christ
* The Gospel of Matthew vs. the Gospel of Luke
* Islam vs. Christianity
SPORTS and ADVENTURE
* Venus Williams vs. Serena Williams
* Microsoft Zune and Apple iPod
* Yahoo Search Engine vs. Google Search Engine
* Cricket and Soccer
* Baseball and Rugby
HUMAN INTEREST and MISCELLANEOUS
* Fox News vs. CNN News
* Country Living vs. City Living
* Physical Beauty vs. Inner Beauty
* Natural Beauty vs. Cosmetic Beauty
* Being Rich vs. Being Famous
* Online Classes vs. Traditional Classes
* Reading Ebooks vs. Reading Books
* Comparing Harry Potter with Lord of the Rings
* Romeo and Juliet with Much Ado About Nothing
* Pride and Prejudice with Sense and Sensibility
* Fear and Confusion
* Church Sermons vs. Campaign Speeches
* Acting vs. Lying
HEALTH and FITNESS
* Bulimia Nervosa vs. Anorexia Nervosa
* Low Fat Diet vs. Low Carb Diet
* Acupuncture vs. Acupressure
* Dyslexia and Dementia
* Herbal Medicine vs. Allopathic Medicine
* High Fiber Diet with High Protein Diet
* Dyslexia vs. Learning Disabilities
* Cosmetic Surgery vs. Liposuction
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