The insane saber rattling echoing out of The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea has all the news outlets peppering the airwaves with its usual doom and gloom predictions. People are pointedly concerned that the US is in danger of an imminent attack from N. Korea. Reports of N. Korea’s purported ability to launch a […]
As summer winds down and many of us return to school whether it be as teachers or as students, let us reflect once more on the top ten most important world news stories of the past month. August was another doozey in terms of events of likely lasting historical significance. Indeed, some events from our […]
America may not have the highest murder rate on Earth, but its sheer size requires that it have some places that just plain aren’t nice. Here are ten cities where you can make a killing. And where many do.
Though the United States’ War for Independence is the most famous attempt by a nation to win its freedom, tons of other nations have done the same throughout history. Here are ten that should be talked about more often.
Hi! I’m TopTenz’s token Canadian, and I’m here to explain why you apple pie eating, baseball playing, llama-molesting Americans should be more like your northern neighbors (llama molesting is a stereotype about Americans, right?) Whatever, the point is that Canada is awesome, and you could be too. So throw on your hockey jersey, pour yourself […]
America is always in a hurry to kill itself. Just observe its eating habits, alienating social practices, and unrelenting facilitators of stress. This doesn’t exist anywhere else, at least not in such seam-bursting concentrations. Just look at Spain — not perfect, but better. It’s a culture that we should strive to be like in many […]
We are not here to endorse a political candidate. However, 2016 is going to be a free for all in the Presidential arena. This election will not feature an incumbent for the office with a built in advantage. This is the same situation that occurred in 1980 (Reagan versus Carter), 1988 (George H.W. Bush versus […]
It is not the intention of anyone here at TopTenz to insult the diverse fashion sensibilities of other countries. We believe it’s up to individual nations, regions and groups of people to decide what exactly constitutes “fashion” and no one answer could ever be the “correct” one. However, that being said, you at least have […]
America is not a perfect country. Like all nations, it is a collection of human beings, and human beings are notorious for occasionally making bad decisions, being selfish, or otherwise simply blowing it. However, there is a lot right about this country, though often we get so caught up in the rhetoric, that we miss […]
Eleven years into the new millennium and it’s still interesting (and fun) to look back and remember the history of the previous hundred years. Our current circumstances, both good and bad, find a foundation that was laid in the 20th century. From tragedy to triumph, the 20th century offers up a wealth of timeless memories […]
According to some knowledgeable people, A History of Violence is the last movie a major studio pressed onto the VHS format. The reason is simple: VHS is a mostly dead format and most people prefer DVDs nowadays. Seeing a demand for them, many major studios have been pushing out as much of their catalog onto […]
These bands have lost multiple band members as a result of everything from fatal accidents to overdoses… to egos. Other bands might have folded – never to release another album. However, these 10 bands rocked on: The order is based on the number of certified albums sold and notoriety of the band with and without […]
Ancient codes, or sets of laws, have been written down since around 2000 BC. Many of these laws were harsh and would be seen as barbaric compared to our current laws, but many of them were actually just as compassionate and fair, and sometimes moreso, than the laws we have now. 10. Animal Rights The […]
Standing in the frigid shadows of a superpower is never easy, but Canadians make it look so. Of course, part of the reason may be because they’re bigger than we are (barely) and consider themselves part of a worldwide commonwealth, but who knows. In any case, and despite our miniscule population (about a tenth of […]
Glorified for centuries with characters such as Robin Hood and Butch Cassidy, bank robbers are often portrayed as a more refined class of criminal and often romanticized in movies and novels- perhaps a bit brainier – certainly more intriguing. Here are the top 10 bank robbers of the 21st century: 10. The Agricultural Bank of […]