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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.



The contents of any lists, comments or other published content on Listverse Limited’s website(s) are not the views or opinions of Listverse Limited, its related entities, or staff. Listverse Limited accepts no liability in respect of any material posted on its website(s), nor is Listverse Limited responsible for the content and accuracy of that material.

Any reliance placed on material posted on Listverse Limited website(s) is done at your own risk.


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 junior editor Colin Jenkins.

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


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 Listverse, learning about all things obscure, and trying to find time for a social life.

Colin Jenkins

Junior Editor

Colin is a junior editor who is currently learning the ropes. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand and loves video games, fashion and music. Colin is the go-to guy for submissions and writer related queries.

Jason Ward

Social Media Manager

Jason Ward publishes lists under the pseudonym Mike Floorwalker and he manages the Listverse Social Media accounts. He lives in the Parker, Colorado area with his wife Stacey. He enjoys loud rock music, cooking and making lists.

Anthony Sfarra


Anthony is an editor at Listverse and occasionally writes articles for the site when he has a good list idea. In his spare time, he enjoys weight lifting, reading about a variety of topics on the Internet (which is how he found Listverse), overanalyzing movies and TV shows, and playing the same old video games he’s been playing for years. He lives somewhere in the United States with his wife.

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.