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About Listverse

Listverse is a place for explorers. Together we seek out the most fascinating and rare gems of human knowledge. We write, we read, we learn—and in the process, we have fun. Every day we publish three or more amazing lists packed with as many new facts as possible. You will always leave Listverse smarter than when you arrived. Guaranteed.

Come in and join our tribe of enthusiastic and friendly folk. People just like you—crazy about learning something new and, more importantly, something you can tell your friends about. Listversers are the smartest people at the party!


Listverse—the original Top 10 site—serves over 30 million pages a month to more than eight million readers. We publish lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser-known trivia. Every day we present three or more new, unique lists.

Listverse has been featured on BBC Radio, Radio Scotland, Alabama Radio, BBC Television World News International, PBS, Gizmodo, and in the New York Times. We are often featured on the front pages of popular social networking sites.

We regularly publish lists sent to us by readers and pay $100 for each. Please view the submissions page for more information.


Contact Listverse

You can contact Listverse by sending us an email. All advertising inquiries should be sent to our advertising department. More information can be found in our advertising brochure.

Inquiries about list payments should be directed to Jamie Frater.

Questions about writing lists can be sent to our submissions staff.

All other inquiries should be directed to Jamie Frater—our founder. You can reach him here.

Please note that we do not accept infographics or text links.


Jamie Frater

Director and Editor-In-Chief

Jamie Frater started his professional life as a software developer until he abandoned it to do postgraduate studies in opera at the Royal College of Music in London.

Due to an insatiable desire to share fascinating, obscure, and bizarre facts, he created Listverse and left the singing for the shower. He currently divides his time between managing and editing for Listverse, learning about all things obscure, and trying to find time for a social life.

Andrew Handley

Overlord of Social Media

Half Canadian, half American, Bolivian by birth, and minor British royalty by ancestry, Andrew is a melting pot of whatever God had lying around at the moment. He’s the author of several nonfiction books and is a frequent contributor to Listverse, which he uses as an excuse to act smarter than everyone else (he’s not).

If you’d like to get in touch with Andrew, you can email him here.

Judy Richardson

Senior Moderator

Happily married, 48-year-old mother of four boys. Proudly Canadian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, opinionated, and interested in everything. Well almost everything—will give a pass on pop music. A little late on board the Listverse bandwagon—partway into the first year. Admin style? As little as possible; our community does a great job of self-policing.

Patrick Weidinger


Patrick Weidinger is a frequent Listverse contributor and moderator. Some of his favorite list topics include science, history, disasters, film, and literature. He reads—a lot—and is constantly thinking to himself, “That would make a great list!” He reads all Listverse lists and reader comments. He lives in Southeast Pennsylvania, USA.