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 Scariest Aliens

The truth is out there…and it looks terrifying. The concept of alien life on film is as old as film itself and over the years there have been many different interpretations of what extra-terrestrials look like, ranging from the almost-humans to the almost-laughable. But there are some film- and TV-makers that have really nailed the […]
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Top 10 Public Health Scares

There’s never been a better time for creating public hysteria. The internet allows anyone with a phone or a laptop to come up with a theory and it can spread around the globe in seconds. So, when governments announce that there might be a new disease to look out for, it can spiral out of […]
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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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Top 10 Failed Products

Every now and then, a product comes along that makes you think “Yes!!! This is the things that has been missing from my life up till this point!” And it truly does change your life (the internet and the George Foreman grill are the two that spring to my mind). But more often than not, […]
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Top 10 Weirdest Experiments with Nature

There can be no doubt that the discovery of DNA and the mapping of the genome are remarkable medical breakthroughs. With such information about how genetics works, we can trace the path of genetic diseases, and predict where they might occur. We can work on cures for these diseases and prevention. There are so many […]
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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 too smug – after all, […]
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Top 10 Most Important Medical Discoveries

Medicine is an ever-evolving field. New breakthroughs are being made all the time, but there are some discoveries that will always stand out as changing human thinking forever. Thanks to medicine, diseases have been eradicated, babies have been created and illnesses that used to be serious are now relatively mild. So, be grateful for living […]
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Top 10 Nuclear / Radioactive Accidents

Nuclear power is often billed as the cleaner, more productive future of energy. In theory this claim holds true. However, the human dynamic dictates that accidents will happen. Since the generation of nuclear energy produces waste that can affect human populations and natural environments for centuries, this is a scary proposition. Nuclear devices have changed […]
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