I saw a cool website today on Twitter. It’s called Listverse, and it specialises in top 10 lists. The lists cover a diverse range of topics, including:

A) The “top 10 Greatest Empires In History“:

10. Ottoman Empire
9. Umayyad Caliphate
8. Persian Empire
7. Byzantine Empire
6. Han Dynasty
5. British Empire
4. Holy Roman Empire
3. The Russian Empire
2. Mongol Empire
1. Roman Empire

B) The “top 10 books that screwed up the world” (in no particular order):

10. Malleus Maleficarum
9. Coming of Age in Samoa
8. The Prince
7. Mein Kampf
6. The Pivot of Civilization
5. Democracy and Education
4. Baby and Childcare
3. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
2. The Manifesto of the Communist Party
1. Darwin’s Black Box

C) The “top 10 Places You Can’t Go“:

10. Mezhgorye
9. Vatican Secret Archives
8. Club 33
7. Moscow-Metro-2
6. White’s Gentleman’s Club
5. Area 51
4. Room 39
3. Ise Grand Shrine
2. Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center
1. RAF Menwith Hill

D) The “top 10 Misconceptions We Want To Believe“:

10. Fatwas
9. First President
8. Lucrezia Borgia
7. Scientific Method
6. Fat Burning
5. Columbus Hindered
4. King Tut’s Curse
3. American Independence
2. Human Soap
1. Ancient Greece


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