List Love!

List-lover: that’s me.  When I was a kid, I used to read the Guiness Book of World Records and the World Almanac to learn about the “World’s Biggest” this or the “World’s Oldest” that.

Fortunately, in this digital age, I can satisfy my passion for lists with great websites like Listverse.  Where else could you find a list of 15 Frightful Food Facts, 10 Great U.S. Marines, and Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Killed Someone?

And I can combine my love of history and lists when they come up with great ones like this:  The Top 10 Reasons the Dark Ages Were Not Dark.  Just a click away I can find The Top 10 Reasons We Should Revive the Dark Ages.  I may not always agree with what’s on the list or the facts used to explain it, but it still makes for great reading.

As further evidence of Listverse’s fabulousness, I present  10 Curious Tales and Oddities from History.  For a complete list of the historical lists at Listverse, you can go here.  If you find any particularly, um, enlightening, let us know.

Of course, the bizarre lists are fun too.

Disclaimer #1:  Note that some of the lists may “lack suitability” for young gentlemen and ladies!  Ones that require “parental discretion” or “disturbing content” are usually noted.  These are not appropriate for school, so do not have some naughty lists open on your computer and use me as an excuse if you are caught.  Because then you’ll be on my list, if you know what I mean.

Disclaimer #2:  List love is addictive.  When you start checking out lists, you’ll find it hard to stop.  You’ve been warned!

Weird and fascinating cat tales!

Strange jobs from History!

10 Greatest Works of Christian Fiction! (Dazzle two teachers with your knowledge of their subject!)

10 Questions to Make You Think!

Enjoy!


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6 Responses

  1. I love this website! Here’s two lists that I really enjoyed & think relate to what we’re learning.

    http://listverse.com/2009/01/07/top-10-myths-about-the-middle-ages/

    http://listverse.com/2009/07/20/top-10-gruesome-medieval-torture-devices/

  2. I really like that Listverse website!!!!

  3. I’m pretty sure we still have orgy planners… only now they’re called pimps.

    I think the names they gave the people in the jobs are weird though, like the funeral clown…

  4. The cat listverse is funny. I want a glow in the dark cat!

  5. Lists are awesome! So much better than reading just a plain paragraph. For the list about strange jobs, the funeral clown didn’t sound like that hard of the job.

  6. I love this website! There are so many interesting lists.

    I had no idea that the Greeks sent bullets to their enemy to use against themselves to protect the Acropolis.

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