Author: Mark Hill

Top Ten Facts About Mark Hill He lives in Calgary, and has a degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary. He’s obsessed with the Calgary Flames, even though they often break his heart. He spends too much time playing video games, because that’s way cooler than being a productive member of society. He doesn’t watch much TV, but he can probably recite every episode of The Simpsons from memory. He’s also a big science fiction fan, just in case it wasn’t already clear he’s a huge nerd. William Gibson is a favourite of his, and he’s seen Blade Runner about a million times. His other favourite authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Kurt Vonnegut and Guy Gavriel Kay. He also enjoys photography. He’s terrible at it, but it makes him feel artsy. The list he’s most proud of is Top 10 Disgusting Shots, because it took hours of painstaking field research. His favourite list on the site is the hilarious Top 10 Amateur Music Videos, and he one day hopes to be just like Denny Blaze. He’s always on the lookout for writing opportunities, and can be reached at [email protected] Hate mail and sexy talk is also welcome.

By this point in life we’re all well aware that Japan is the source of crazy, crazy things, so to create a list of their weirdest video games seems like it would be old hat. But Japan never ceases to amaze us; even in this day and age, when just hearing the word “Japan” conjures…

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If you love drinking, but are tired of beverages that taste good and don’t make you sick for days, then this is the list for you. Most drinks are intended to be enjoyable, but some are prepared with one goal in mind: to make whoever has it suffer. Experiencing just one of these 10 shots…

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Horror writers are surrounded by mystique—fans tend to view their favorites as dark, troubled or just plain weird people whose brains take them to strange places the rest of us could never dream of. But on some level we know that they’re regular people with bills, chores and hobbies just like the rest of us.…

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Everyone knows that the Southern United States invented corn fritters, the Dukes of Hazzard, and institutional racism. But they’ve invented other things, too! Important things! So the next time you’re about to make a joke about banjo-pickin’ inbreds, remember that the South gave us… 10. Dental Floss Flossing, the quickest and easiest way to keep…

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Christmas music is like pornography—there’s good stuff out there, but you’ve got to search through a lot of crud and some weird German things to find it. Musical taste is subjective so we’re not here to tell you what you should like, but we can share 10 songs that pretty much any sane human will…

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Dogs can’t eat candy, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go trick-or-treating! Actually no, wait. We’re wrong. They can’t trick or treat. They’re DOGS. But this hasn’t stopped a bunch of companies from designing elaborate costumes for your pooch to contemplate murder in. And yes, several of them are sexy. It IS Halloween, after all.

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The new future King of England is here! But in 2013, does it even matter? Why, of course it does! Despite having no real authority, England without its Royal Family would be like eating chocolate cake without the frosting: technically possible, but far more boring. Here are ten reasons why the House Of Windsor should endure forever.

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Justin Bieber is a common target of mockery on the Internet, but in all seriousness, we kind of respect the guy. Sure, his music sucks but, since we’ve finished puberty, we’re not his target market. What’s important is that he’s handling his fame as well as any teenager could reasonably be expected to (the occasional…

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Let’s get one thing clear before we begin: at the risk of sounding controversial, TopTenz does not endorse drug abuse. It will ruin your life, and you should be doing more productive things with your time anyway, like reading TopTenz lists. That being said, animals that do drugs are hilarious. Some animals do them for…

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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…

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Wikipedia is the greatest collection of knowledge humanity has ever assembled, but some of that knowledge didn’t need to be collected. Among the articles about key moments in history and great works of art, lie pages that document the inane and irrelevant in painstaking detail. Are they tributes to man’s insatiable thirst for knowledge, or…

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Kickstarter is a website where people beg for money to help them complete a project. Many of these people are crazy and, while most of their mad dreams die well-deserved deaths, every once and awhile a baffling project somehow manages to succeed. Projects like… 10. World’s Largest Jockstrap Artist Michael Barrett had a dream: to set…

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Great art takes time. Da Vinci worked on the Mona Lisa for four years. Each list here at TopTenz is handcrafted over a period of months by elite list writing artisans deep in the Swiss Alps. And while the following works aren’t as illustrious, they all required at least 1000 hours of labour from their…

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If you’ve played a video game lately, you’re probably familiar with achievements.  For those of you with social lives, achievements are little objectives in games that, when completed, reward you with points.  You can then show off how many points you have to all your friends, because why play video games if you can’t brag…

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