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 19 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, 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.
Inquiries about list payments or competitions should be directed to our finance manager, Soni Nguyen.
Questions about writing lists, error corrections, and other editorial topics can be sent to our Editor in Chief, Micah Duke, here.
All other inquiries should be directed to Jamie Frater—our founder. You can reach him here.
FounderJamie 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 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.
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 16. He manages all payments for lists and competitions. He loves playing competitive Chinese chess. His surname is pronounced “ngwing.”
Editor In Chief
In addition to being Punctuation Boss at Listverse, Micah is a freelance writer and Workshop Moderator for Cracked.com and has spent time beekeeping and living with cultists and conspiracy theorists. He hasn’t decided which one was more painful, but he must not have had enough punishment yet: He’s finishing a degree so he can teach English to bratty teenagers.
If you want Micah to work for you, have him explain something obscure in too much detail, or tell him about a typo he missed, he can be reached here.
EditorKier Harris on Twitter
Kier got his start writing and moderating Cracked.com. He has since written for a plethora of sites around the web (and a newspaper or two as well). He’s really passionate about his “nerd hobbies” and would love to write stories for video games someday.
If you have questions, work, or any other reason to contact Kier (an expedition to Antarctica, for example), he can be reached here.
EditorJosh Sargent on Twitter Josh Sargent on Facebook
JF Sargent has been shouting his opinions at the internet since he was 12 years old and started his first livejournal. In the interim, he’s worked as a professional sailor, a playwright, a poetry teacher in a federal prison, and a trauma counselor for homeless teenagers.
These days, he spends all his time writing for websites like Cracked.com, FilmSchoolRejects.com, Ranker.com and, of course, Listverse. He can also be found in magazines like “Geek” and Fair.org’s “Extra!”
He can be reached by email here.
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 is a proud mother of one and currently resides in Arizona. Mostly conservative with liberal leaning towards social aspects and a touch of humanism thrown in. She stumbled upon Listverse one day looking for pictures of sci-fi worlds and hasn’t left since. She tries to keep the peace in her moderation style and asks for others to play nice. Her favorite pastimes are reading, biking, playing games, listening to ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music and watching Doctor Who. You can contact Aimee here.
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 favorite articles are on space and animals, but he 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.