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!
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Filed under: History is fascinating!