Top 10 Screen Versions of Sherlock Holmes

Some characters lend themselves well to constant reinvention – there have been several Supermen, a dozen Doctor Whos and a bunch of Bonds. But the most portrayed character, according to Guinness World Record is Sherlock Holmes – the English detective with his deerstalker and sharp mind. There have been 200 different films featuring Holmes and […]
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Top 10 Most Famous Heists

There are many ways of getting enough money to live on – working hard all your life, gambling or being born into royalty are all possibilities…or you could just steal it. That’s the route taken by the people on this list, who have managed to pull off the most audacious and impressive heists in the history of heist-ing. […]
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Top 10 Worst Behaved Teachers

Read the newspapers about schools today and you’ll feel like we’re being overrun with bad teachers. Grades are slipping, standards are falling and it’s all the teachers’ fault. Apparently. But that’s just media hype – teaching as a whole is neither better nor worse than it’s ever been before, they’re just struggling to keep up […]
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Top 10 Most Dangerous Hackers

Think you have a pretty good grasp of internet security? Think again. There are skilled and secretive hackers out there who could get past pretty much anything you choose to put in their way. Not only are these hackers fiendishly clever, they are also inventive and constantly invent new ways of getting past security protocols. […]
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Top 10 Most Dangerous Sports

Sports are meant to be fun, right? A bit of friendly competition, a bit of bonding…and sometimes a trip to the ER. Most sports run the risk of an injury or two and some are more dangerous than others. There’s no definitive way to rank which sports are most dangerous, but we’ve used data from […]
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Top 10 Shortest-Lived Presidents

The term system in American politics makes it fairly simple to measure how long a president stays in office – there are a lot of leaders who completed either one full term or two. Then there’s FDR, who managed to get elected to four terms because of unusual circumstances (impending war, ongoing war) and he […]
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Top 10 Pieces of History That the English Try to Forget

History is nothing if not biased. It’s a well-known fact that accounts of wars are generally written from the victor’s point of view, and some of the nastier bits get overlooked. And one of the great victors – and great overlookers – of history has to be England. Its history is tainted with imperialistic arrogance, […]
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