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 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 ten site—serves over 19 million pages a month to more than 8 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, 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.
You can contact Listverse by sending us an email. All advertising enquiries should be sent to our advertising department. Please Note: We do not accept any text link advertising.
Enquiries about list payments or competitions should be directed to our finance manager Soni Nguyen.
All other enquiries should be directed to Jamie Frater—our founder. You can reach him here.
Founder & Chief EditorJamie Frater on Twitter Jamie Frater on Facebook
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.
Senior ModeratorJudy Richardson on Facebook
Happily married, 48 year old mother of 4 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 – part way into the first year. Admin style? As little as possible; our community does a great job of self-policing.
Finance ManagerSoni Nguyen on Facebook
Soni is the Listverse finance manager. He grew up a country boy in South Vietnam and emigrated to New Zealand when he was sixteen. He manages all payments for lists and competitions. He loves playing competitive Chinese chess. His surname is pronounced “ngwing.”
Matt hails from the South Island of New Zealand, and currently studies History at Victoria University in Wellington. His current focus is on the Cold War period, but in the future he hopes to write books, in the shadow of the Acropolis, about Ancient Greek and Byzantine civilization. He recently spent an unforgettable year traipsing through India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and is sure that he will one day return to what feels like a second home.
Aimee (AKA oouchan) currently lives in the USA. She first came to the listverse site about 2 years ago when searching for pictures of sci-fi worlds and hasn’t left since. She is the mother of a goth teenager (needs all the support you can send!) and loves to read and debate when not tending her farm on Facebook.
Caleb Compton is a student from the UK, who is starting his degree in Biosciences this year. He discovered listverse in early 2011 via TyB’s nature lists and has read his way through most of the site’s content. He is a daily list reader and spends his time freelancing as well. His favourite articles are on space and animals, but enjoys all topics.
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.