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Every so often there are trials that become so famous they grab the attention of millions of people from around the world. These are five of those cases from the last century and the early part of this one, where the drama was so immense that the world became enraptured. 5. The Trial of Leon…

The selling of bottled water can be dated back to 1622 at the Holy Well in Malvern, United Kingdom, which sold bottles of Malvern spring water. In the last 30 years, consumption of bottled water has increased dramatically and the average American now consumes 30 gallons of bottled water every year. But is bottled water…

Despite being proponents of logic and reason, scientists, researchers and other professional academics are a surprisingly superstitious lot with a multitude of confusing and often bizarre traditions. Here?s a list of 5 of our favorites, starting with…. 5. NORAD tracks Santa This is perhaps the most famous entry on this list, so it?s the one…

Why are we here? What is the purpose of our lives? It’s a question that has probably popped into everyone’s head at least once. These are five of the most interesting theories. 5. Hedonism Hedonists believe that pleasure and happiness are intrinsically valuable, and pain and sadness are disvaluable. Their argument for the meaning of…

Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by a pharmacist named Dr. John Stith Pemberton, who was also a Civil War vet and morphine addict. Coke is based on a drink called Vin Marine, which was brewed by Parisian chemist Angelo Mariani. Today, Coca-Cola is the most popular soft drink in the world. These are its five…

If you?ve been a fan of TopTenz.net for awhile, you?re obviously familiar with our format. Heck, it?s right there in the name, after all. But we?ve heard some of your requests, particularly over on our?YouTube channel, asking for a few shorter lists now and then. We listened, and last week we introduced a new series…

If you’ve been a fan of TopTenz.net for awhile, you’re obviously familiar with our format. Heck, it’s right there in the name, after all. But we’ve heard some of your requests, particularly over on our YouTube channel, asking for a few shorter lists now and then. We listened, and today we’re introducing a new format…