Jack Nicholson took the role of Frank Costello in Scorsese's crime epic because he wanted to play "the ultimate incarnation of evil" and he makes his point by holding a severed hand and waving it at Leonardo DiCaprio over breakfast.
Costello gets more and more insane throughout the movie making him one of the most feared mobsters on our list but he doesn't go out in quite as much of a bang as the next wiseguy.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.