Browsing: Misc

Sometimes we are at a loss for where a top 10 list should go and that means we toss it here. Sure, some lists defy categorization, but Miscellaneous is a category, right?




The Ancient Aztecs — although they called themselves the Mexica — were renowned for their vast stores of gold, their advanced society, their military skill and brutality, and also their incredibly bloodthirsty and regular mass sacrifices to their vicious gods. They were known for enslaving vast quantities of people and sacrificing most of them. However,…

Bruce Lee is a household name and, although he died relatively young, the legacy he left simply by being really good at punching people is astounding. Now there are many oft-repeated facts about the supposed almost superhuman abilities of Mr. Lee, and a simple Google search for his name leads to dozens of people questioning…

For most web users, Google isn’t so much a ‘website’ as the gateway to the internet itself. So let’s get it out of the way: 40,000 search queries per second, 3.5 billion searches per day, and 1.2 trillion searches per year. The most popular searches tend to be for websites on this list, representing some…

The tommyknocker legend has been around for a very long time. When miners hear knocks inside of the mine, it’s usually an indication that there is going to be a cave-in and more times than not they are correct in their assumptions. Many miners believe that the knocks come from tommyknockers, who are said to…

Here are at Top Tenz, we give the people what they want. One of our Patreon supporters named Birgir recommended we tackle a list about strongmen, and we obliged. If you’d like to support Top Tenz and suggest list ideas, you can visit our Patreon page. Over the years, the definition of a “strongman” has…

Most people think of slavery and child labor as a thing of the past, but unfortunately, some estimates believe there are more slaves than ever before, and the problem with child labor has gotten worse, not better. Now, there was quite a bit of child labor going back millennia, but the difference for so long…

Witches, werewolves, and vampires appear repeatedly in numerous works of fiction, with a number of historical inspirations for these fictional works. Similarly, zombies also keep showing up in popular culture, from Resident Evil to The Walking Dead. Yet, zombies have outside inspirations as well. This list features ten such instances, where historical people were alleged…

When you were a kid, you probably wished that you could zip around the world with a magical flying vehicle from your favorite movies and books. Everyone knows about witch brooms, Aladdin’s magic carpet, and Santa’s sleigh, but it turns out that throughout the course of human history, people have been dreaming of all sorts…

0. You shouldn’t call them “gypsies” If you read the title of this list without raising an eyebrow, a political correctness fairy just died—and that’s not necessarily a good thing. For instance, try replacing the word “gypsies” with pretty much any other common racial slur and see if it still looks okay. Yeah… not so…

It’s hard to believe that there are 7.8 billion people on the planet, and that number isn’t getting any smaller anytime soon. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the world’s population will reach 9 billion. As other species go extinct at record rates, human beings show no signs of slowing down. So it might…

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