Misc

Top 10 Most Disgusting Dishes from the Past

In many ways, the modern age seems to be the pinnacle of civilization – technology controls our lives and we have more insight than ever into how our bodies work and what we put into them. So, when it comes it food, it’s possible that a modern person might be [...]

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Top 10 Political Flip-flops

If I was writing a “Top 10 Most Reliable Occupations” I’m pretty sure that “politician” wouldn’t be top of the list. They are prone to be devious, lie and have undisclosed sources of income – and that’s just the good ones. A particular speciality of politicians is the flip-flop – [...]

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Top 10 Most Interesting Languages

There are thousands of languages in the world – the exact number is unknown, but estimates are between 6,000 and 7,000. They range from those spoken by billions (like English and Spanish) to those spoken by just a handful. It’s almost impossible to pick just a few as particularly interesting, [...]

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Top 10 Mythical Places

Throughout history, tales have been told to explorers about mythical places that no-one has ever seen – cities of gold, valleys of milk and honey, a Baskin-Robbin’s which really does carry all 32 flavors. Many people have gone in search of these places, but none have succeeded and some have [...]

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Top 10 Ideas That Everyone Used to Believe

Nowadays, with our speedy communications and the whole of human knowledge at the press of a button, it’s tempting to think that we have the monopoly on ideas. That everything we believe is infallible and it’s only people in the past that had these crazy theories. But let’s not get [...]

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Top 10 Amazing Sculptures Made from Unusual Items

For centuries, artists have reclaimed items to turn them into their art: whether it’s reusing canvases (as X-rays demonstrate almost all the old masters did) or incorporating found items into sculptures, such as pop artist Robert Rauschenberg’s creative way of reusing items ranging from bicycles to roosters. These artists, though, [...]

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Top 10 Cross Dressers in History

Think that cross-dressing is a modern phenomenon? You could not be more wrong. It only takes a quick breeze through some Shakespeare plays to see that people cross-dressed all the time – and in those days, apparently sticking a false beard on was not only an effective disguise but also [...]

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Top 10 Events of the Korean War

With the Korean peninsula teetering ever closer towards the breakout of war, it seems only fitting that we dedicate one of our fine lists to reflect back on the circumstances which have caused  one of the most unique cultural, social and political divides in the modern world. Having been occupied [...]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Vocations

The concept of work is something upon which modern society relies, and in turn functions completely. The very idea of a well-organised society is one in which each and every member pulls their weight through maintaining their own particular role. Whether supplying a service, providing assistance or fulfilling some form [...]

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Top 10 Unique Rites of Passage

Every area of the world has some form of coming of age ritual or rites of passage. Whether it’s adolescent circumcision, Bar Mitzvah, or the Japanese Coming of Age Day—the crossing between being a child and an adult is marked in some way. Many cultures (and sub-cultures) have found a [...]

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