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10 Facts That Show Why Caligula Was Rome’s Craziest Emperor

Every Roman emperor has a few crazy stories under his belt, but none of them…

10 ‘Playboy’ Magazine Firsts

Although it's been controversial since its debut, Playboy magazine has long been an icon of…

10 Brutal Little-Known Trials Of The Egyptian Afterlife

Death, for the ancient Egyptians, meant a lot more than just mummies and pyramids. The…

10 Claims Of Warnings And Messages Hidden In Films And TV Shows

Many researchers of “alternative history” claim that numerous ancient legends and nursery rhymes resulted from…

10 Attempted Suicides With Unforeseen Consequences

When people attempt suicide, they mostly have one motive in mind. More often than not,…

Top 10 Female Duels And Duelists

Duels have been commonplace throughout history and have taken many forms. Many centuries ago, it…

10 Hypothetical Astronomical Objects That Could Actually Exist

Space has undoubtedly been a fascinating part of reality for humanity. Ever since we were…

10 Brutal Realities Of Life After The Nuclear Apocalypse

When the bombs fall, the face of the planet will be forever changed. For 50…

Top 10 US Government Experiments Done On Its Own Citizens

Throughout history, the US government has managed to keep secrets hidden from the public. When…

Top 10 Shocking Assassinations That Changed Medieval History

Europe in the Middle Ages was a bloody place, where poisoning wells and massacring your…

10 Bizarre Facts About The Pharaohs Of Ancient Egypt

The pharaohs of Egypt were treated like gods. They were rulers of one of the…

10 Cheap Thrift Store Finds That Were Worth Thousands

Thrift stores are filled with a variety of unwanted goods. Most of the items are…

10 Strange Reports About The Hollow Earth

History has provided us with numerous strange theories about the Earth. But none are as…

10 Ways The Maori Made Life Hell For The New Zealand Colonials

No tribe could stand against the might of the colonial British Empire. In the era…

10 Disney Propaganda Cartoons From World War II

Walt Disney cartoons are known for having family-friendly values. It is not surprising to see…

10 Historical Misconceptions That Are Actually True

We love misconceptions. The Internet’s full of articles telling you that everything you think you…

10 True Stories That Could Have Come Straight From Hollywood

The movie likely hasn’t been made that doesn’t require suspension of disbelief on at least…

10 Creepy Rituals We Once Used To Celebrate Halloween

By our best guesses, Halloween may be older than Christianity. In those days, it was…

10 R-Rated Facts Schools Don’t Teach About Classic Mythology

It must be difficult for history teachers; it can’t be easy teaching classic mythology to…

10 Government Officials Who Admitted The Existence Of Aliens

Many are convinced the government is hushing up the existence of aliens to keep people…

10 Bridges Built By The Ancients That Are Still In Use Today

When we think of buildings that have survived to the modern day, we think of…

10 Amazing Facts About The Immortal Cells Of Henrietta Lacks

The story of Henrietta Lacks is as astounding as it is miraculous. A poor, black…

10 Devastating Radiation Accidents They Never Tell You About

Humanity has been experimenting with nuclear power for decades, so it’s no surprise that a…

10 Dark Facts About America’s First Modern Mass Shooting

Mass shootings are a fact of life in the United States. In the first two…

10 Creepy Valentine’s Day Mysteries That Are Still Unsolved

For many people, February 14 is a joyous date on which to celebrate the romantic…

10 Tales From The Production Of The Original ‘Star Wars’

Now that we've all had time to digest the latest in the Star Wars series…

10 Reasons It Still Sucks To Be A Millennial

According to Pew Research, millennials are people born between 1981 and 1997. They’re the generation…

10 Common Pathogens That Can Also Eat You Away

There are many common microorganisms that sometimes make their way into the local and national…

10 Real-Life Explanations For Famous Myths And Cryptids

Humanity is awash with amazing myths, and some of these simply must have some basis…

10 Unsettling Tales Of Sensory Deprivation

According to the song, silence is golden. And it really can be; there are plenty…

10 Intriguing Theories That Change How You See Your Favorite Movies

Crazy movie theories are practically an Internet cottage industry. For every new release, there are…

10 Life Goals That Aren’t Nearly As Awesome As You’d Think

Whether it’s to score the winning touchdown of the Super Bowl or summit Mount Everest,…

10 Acts Of Kindness From Those On The Wrong Side Of History

Even in its darkest moments, history is awash with heroes. The men and women of…

10 Things I Learned Being Homeless In Canada

At the age of 20, I stole a great deal of money from my own…

10 Misconceptions About Modern Banking

Even though the banking system is hugely important to both our personal finances and the…

10 Royal Families Riddled With Incest

Ah, royalty. The word conjures images of power, wealth, the means to shape history, and . . . inbreeding?…

10 Geniuses Who Owe Their Inspiration To Drugs

History is littered with promising figures whose lives were cut short due to drug abuse…

10 Times The Military Mistakenly Dropped Nuclear Bombs

"Broken arrows" are nuclear accidents that don't create a risk of nuclear war. Examples include…

10 Of The Strangest Things Beetles Can Do

Beetles don't only outnumber humans---they outnumber everything. One in every four creatures on Earth is…

10 Despicably Delightful Tales About Deadpool

Deadpool has become a comic book star in his own right. First appearing in New…

10 Secret Outlaw Languages

Outsiders need a way to communicate with each other in secret. It is essential to…

10 Beautiful Flowers That Kill In Horrifying Ways

Flowers are nature's way of tricking insects into helping plants have sex, and as a…

10 Simple Things That Are Deceptively Complex

There are a lot of things in this world that people don't understand because, hey,…

10 Bizarre Facts About Mike Tyson

No athlete in the world has raised as many eyebrows or made as many headlines…

10 Bizarre Facts About Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was one of the most famous men of the 20th century for more…

10 Controversial Cases Of Vigilantism

Some of the most popular characters in fiction are individuals who take the law into…

10 Fascinating Facts About Ferrets

Though domesticated for millennia, the quirky little ferret has only been popular as a pet…

10 Surprising Indicators Of Genius

Short of mastering chess in five moves or teaching yourself fifteen languages before turning seventeen,…

10 Strange And Mysterious Men

The world is full of mysterious men that have made an impact on history, people…

10 Bizarre Ways You’re Making Yourself Miserable

Religion, retail therapy, a meat-free diet---the Internet is full of people trying to shill "cures"…

10 Mysterious Swords From Legend And History

Swords of renown are the seeds of legend. Fueled by tales of bloodshed and conquest,…

10 Ways Young Generations Are Better Than Their Parents

Young people get a bad rap. Current generations are often portrayed as unmotivated and irresponsible…

10 Alternative World War II Plans That Would Have Changed History

During World War II, everyone had a plan---or at least thought they did. But for…

10 Weird Historical Coincidences

A coincidence is a collection of events that are related, but unlikely to have a…

10 Tips For Getting Paid To Write For Listverse

Do you like the idea of being paid to write? Well, you’ve come to right…

10 Places As Mysterious As The Bermuda Triangle

Everyone has heard of the Bermuda Triangle and the mysteries that surround it. Theories about…

10 Mysterious Disappearances With Bizarre Clues

It’s always frustrating when a person mysteriously disappears and no one ever finds out what…

10 Subjects That Should Be Taught At School

The current “core curricula” of public schools in the US are comprised of the following…

10 Reasons for Man to Leave Religion Behind

Regular readers of our site know that it is the purpose of Listverse to inform,…

10 Insects That Belong in an Alien World

It's easy to forget sometimes, but nature is full of wonders. There are more than…

10 Strangest Defense Mechanisms In Nature

We are all aware of the fight or flight principle in biology, where an animal…

10 Lies Taught To Us In School

The school system is a bastion of education and enlightenment, a fortress of higher learning…

10 Ways Our Great-Grandparents Screwed Over Women

Think some American politicians have shown a bad attitude toward women lately? The nineteenth century…

Top 10 Scariest Lists for Halloween

Another Halloween-themed meta-list, here are top ten scariest lists that make for delightfully creepy reads…

10 Human Freaks of Nature

Kermit the Frog sang that “It ain’t easy being green.” How about, “It ain’t easy…

Top 10 Deceptively Dangerous Dog Breeds

In a previous list, I highlighted ten breeds of dog that have become subject to…

10 Tragic Elevator Accidents

Elevators, by any stretch of the imagination, are one of if not the safest mode…

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Mortal Kombat

“Kombat” is defined as the unending dispute of earth's most renowned warriors engaged in physical…

10 Things You Ought To Know

These are 10 of the most interesting facts hand picked from ‘The Book of General…

Top 10 Greatest Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is a legendary anime film maker. He collaborated with long time film company…

Top 10 Sex Demons

Throughout history and all across the world, people have reported sexual contact with all manner…

Top 10 Cryptids That Turned Out to be Real

Cryptozoology, the study of “hidden animals”, concerns itself with animals whose existence has not yet…

10 Bizarre Creatures from Japanese Folklore

10 Bizarre Creatures from Japanese Folklore^10 Bizarre Creatures from Japanese Folklore^[WARNING: some images may be…

10 Bizarre Items Owned By Michael Jackson

10 Bizarre Items Owned By Michael Jackson^10 Bizarre Items Owned By Michael Jackson^This list is…

10 Recently Extinct Animals

10 Recently Extinct Animals^10 Recently Extinct Animals^Mankind has the honor of quite possibly being the…

10 Christ-like Figures Who Pre-Date Jesus

10 Christ-like Figures who pre-date Jesus^10 Christ-like Figures who pre-date Jesus^I recently watched the documentary…

30 Fascinating Cigarette Smoking Facts

Ten interesting things you may not know about cigarettes and smoking.^Ten interesting things you may…

10 Notable Stops on the Historic Route 66

If you like friendly people, small towns, and history, Route 66 has a lot to…

Top 10 Creepiest Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe. Can you think of a name more synonymous with spine-tingling macabre literature?…

Top 10 Explosive Historical Facts And Calamities About Dynamite

Since it was patented in 1867, dynamite has seen wide-scale use as a powerful explosive…

Top 10 Dinosaur Fossils Frozen In Time

Fossils are all we have to prove that dinosaurs ever existed. There are two types…

10 Tragic Facts About Sara Northrup, L. Ron Hubbard’s Wife

“What happened to your second wife?” an interviewer once asked Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.…

10 Little-Known Facts About Alcoholics Anonymous

Ever wonder what those folks smoking outside a church at 8:00 PM on a random…

10 Bizarre Secrets Behind America’s National Treasures

Growing up in the United States, you learn about all the big, quintessentially “American” sites…

10 Shocking Facts About The Rajneesh Movement

The Rajneesh movement made its way to Oregon in 1981 and was led by Bhagwan…

10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (7/21/18)

With another week in the history books, it is time to take a look at…

10 Unusual Ancient Burials

Burying people has been a common way of dealing with the dead across the world…

10 Houses Of Horror So Disturbing They Were Demolished

There are some houses that if the walls could speak, they would likely scream in…

10 Men Suspected Of Being Jack The Ripper (Who Probably Weren’t)

Since the first Whitechapel murder 130 years ago, the world has been captivated by the…

10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (7/20/18)

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we’ve decided to…