Top 10 Most Interesting Shakespearean Deaths

The Bard is often praised for his beautiful verse, and the depictions of romance and fantasy contained within his plays. But he’s equally famous for the gruesome and creative deaths he inflicts on his characters. Some are taken from history or myth, others are from Shakespeare’s own imagination. From poison to drowning, there’s a myriad […]
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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 Longest Novels

Read any good books lately? Fancy something a bit more challenging for your next read? Try one of the world’s Top 10 Longest Novels. It’s hard to define exactly what constitutes a  long novel, as some come in more than one volume, which is counted, but others are more of a series (like the “Harry […]
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Top 10 Most Overcrowded Countries

Newspapers in the UK broke open a fresh wave of hysteria about immigration as a “flood” of Romanians and Bulgarians are expected to come to the country, which is already apparently bursting at the seams. But UK journalists should count themselves lucky – according to statistics, Britain is only around the 50th most crowded country […]
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Top 10 Most Violent Video Games

Every so often, an atrocity happens, somewhere in the world, and instead of trying to figure out what might motivate someone to do such a thing, the media roll out the same old culprit – violent video games. They’ve been blamed for everything, probably unfairly, but it does make you wonder – just how violent […]
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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 Deepest Places on Earth

It’s well-known that there are miles of layers between the ground we walk on and the solid core of the Earth, some 4000 miles away. But how close can you get to that core? There are places on Earth which naturally go down to unbelievable depths, and then there are man-made structures that try to […]
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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 Powerful Web Companies

In the last two decades, the world of business has changed beyond recognition. The high-street retailers that used to dominate the “Richest Companies” list are struggling to keep sales up in face of competition from the internet, and the new super-powers are tech companies, that make all their money online. They can spring from one […]
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