Top 10 Royal Dynasties

Did you know there’s a royal family that claims to have started in the Bible? And that one family once ruled an entire continent? It’s amazing how much power a family can gain and how ¬†quickly it can all be lost at the hands of a few rebels, with years of tradition wiped out in […]
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Top 10 Coldest Places on Earth

It’s hard to define exactly where the coldest places on Earth are. It sounds like it should be easy – measure how hot or cold everywhere is, and then rank them. But how you define a place? Antarctica is surely the coldest place on Earth but is it all one place? Or many different points? […]
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Top 10 Notorious People that Lived in London

London is a hotbed of crime, intrigue and espionage. And that’s all to be found in one small corner of Vauxhall. The city has a rich history – some say terrifying – of being home to all manner of petty criminals, gangsters and murderers. But some would be surprised to know that it’s also played […]
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Top 10 Futuristic Societies

In the Year Twenty-Thirteen, Mankind is…..living pretty much the same way as we lived fifty years ago. Only with Facebook. Isn’t the 21st Century disappointing sometimes? It seems like the generations that came before us had such grand visions of where civilization would be up to by now, and what kind of things we’d be […]
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Top 10 Highest Lakes In The World

When you think of all the bodies of water around the world, you tend to imagine they’re all low-lying, don’t you? Hence things being “at sea level”. But there are actually a number of lakes that sit high above the oceans, nestled in mountain ranges like the Himalayas. The following list is the generally accepted […]
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Top 10 States With the Most Coastline

Say you’re packing your swimwear and heading to the beach – which state would you go for? Kansas? Probably not. New Mexico? Again, you might rethink that one. Most likely it’d be California or Florida that got your tourism dollars…but which state actually has the greatest amount of coastline? There seems to be a difference […]
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Top 10 Biggest London Theatres

London is famous for many things – its museums, historical buildings and cutting-edge restaurants. But one way that London stands out from all the other major cities is its theatre life. If a play makes it in London, it’s made it everywhere. The only comparable place is New York, but the theatres there don’t quite […]
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Top 10 Fictional Schools

My son has just started school and I was pretty sure I knew what to expect – he’d be solving mysteries and sneaking out of the dormitories for midnight feasts. But so far, it just seems to be learning about shapes and things. Doubtless the fact that he’s not at a boarding school will also […]
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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, as all languages are interesting […]
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