21 Responses

  1. styles
    styles at |

    The South Afrian nation of Botswana?Really how ignorant are you?Due to that gem of gross inaccuracy, this article reeks of lack or research and laziness by the author.South Afria and Botswana are two different countries and never at any point in history were they the same country.One word GOOGLE

    1. Alec
      Alec at |

      What he means that Botswana is in the south of the African continent, which it is. There is no mention of Botswana being a part of South Africa. Maybe you should learn to read before criticizing someone else.

    2. Bob R
      Bob R at |

      The article quite accurately refers to “the Southern African nation of Botswana.” I’m not sure why you confused Southern Africa, a geographic area of a continent with South Africa, an independent nation. I’m also not sure why you don’t add spaces after the punctuation marks at the end of your sentences. Merry Christmas.

      1. TopTenz Master
        TopTenz Master at |

        We changed the text to southern.

        1. Clive
          Clive at |

          Haha you cheated

      2. Jovan
        Jovan at |

        I think confusion arises from fact that people from South Africa are called South Africans, its a derivation of our countries name like people from United States of America are called Americans. And to be clear people from Botswana do not refer to they’re country as a Southern Africa country, nor does any of our neighbors as being affiliated with South Africa even its it only a trick of grammar would be bad as we have still have a bad image within Africa.

  2. Rick
    Rick at |

    Hey styles, this is the author of the article. Thanks for bringing this to my attention because you are partially right: “South African” is wrong. It should be “Southern African,” as in “in the South of Africa,” which is where Botswana is located and which was my intention all along. TopTenz always makes sure to do their research before publishing anything: that’s why the sources are right there below each entry. Thanks for reading TT!

  3. Squilt
    Squilt at |

    Can black guys date the girls after they’re teens? Or can they only date orphan? that way no parents will be shamed. Let’s not use racism to make a joke, change it to douchebags.

    1. Si Si
      Si Si at |

      Yes I agree. The black “joke” was offensive as teens can date many other types of people in the genre of guys one can date to piss off their parents other than black guys. Douchebags would include many of them and not specify an entire race as a negative dating experience.

  4. Hurst
    Hurst at |

    For the Mexican boot craze; maybe “Leningrad Cowboys Go America” was an influence.

    1. Edd
      Edd at |

      Thers’s no “mexican boot craze”. Those are only used in some folklore dances and stuff like that.

  5. Jeremy
    Jeremy at |

    What about the glorification of the mass murderer Che Guevara? Not much better than Hitler chic!

  6. Jane
    Jane at |

    Wow those are some very interesting fashion trends.

    I actually think the gothic lolita fashion is pretty cool, but the begal head design is definitely on a whole new level, and i’m not sure if saline being absorbed in the skin (especially in the head) is a good thing.

  7. auto devis
    auto devis at |

    Gothic Lolitas look very anime

  8. xkxkg
    xkxkg at |

    The saline injection story is several years old, and whenever someone reposts it they use the same pictures from the only session ever done which was mainly done for shits and giggles to confuse western people who dont know anything about body modification culture.

  9. Raven
    Raven at |

    Not that I expect great journalism from a site called “toptenz.com,” but you should know that the “bagel heads” thing most likely has a number of adherents in the SINGLE DIGITS. You’ll notice that there are only a tiny handful of photos of the same tiny handful of people doing it. Four people getting together to do something does not constitute a “trend.”

    > Oh Japan, why do you keep appearing on lists with “Weirdest” in the title…?

    Because there’s a modern form of orientalism where we have a narrative of Japan being a weird place, even though it only works if you utterly ignore how bizarre America is.

  10. dkanes
    dkanes at |

    No, Japan is way weirder, sorry

  11. Zach
    Zach at |

    Yeah, nobody tops Japan in weird. They have Ninja restaurants and electronic cat ears that move when you think.

  12. Melanie
    Melanie at |

    Your comments about lolita fashion being “weird” genuinely make me angry.

  13. kai
    kai at |

    i will admit japan has a lot of weird things compared to western culture, but on the other side of the salad bowl, wasn’t things like hair extensions and nose studs weird once too? its all about perspective.

  14. Katie
    Katie at |

    That’s not a gothic lolita in #8. That’s what’s referred to as an “ita”.


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