Browsing: People

Bounty hunters will go to any length to catch a criminal, so long as they get paid. Whether it’s movies about the historic tales from the wild west, or cyborg-hunting in a futuristic universe, stories about bounty hunters have captivated audiences for hundreds of years. But not many people know that the true stories are…

We tend to associate act of marrying a family member with either the poorest of the poor, or particularly decadent royals. Throughout history it’s been taboo, meaning the only ones we associate with it are either in social classes beneath respect or so powerful they’re above social disapproval. After all, we’ve long known that the…

Certain prominent Chinese woman are behind some incredibly significant achievements – and sometimes notorious incidents – when you look back through history, often into ancient times. Among their ranks are pirates, a female emperor, and fearsome assassins. In this account, we discover some of the most remarkable Chinese women of history, whose exploits are -…

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, and later died under very mysterious circumstances when he was just 40 years of age. This famous writer and poet created several legendary works, such as “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Raven,” and “Annabel Lee.” His poems and short stories still appeal…

Don’t try this at home. While this may seem to be a standard disclaimer, it is perhaps especially applicable to the field of aviation, nuclear reactors and other high risk ventures. Around the world, certain unusually intrepid, some might say crazy birds have taken it upon themselves to take ingenuity and recklessness to brave new…

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…

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…

Highwaymen lived fast and (usually) died young. But they weren’t just any old bandits. While not all of them gave to the poor, they only ever stole from the rich and thus tended to see their crimes (as a lot of the public did too) as essentially morally righteous—or at least no worse than their…

Many of us have grown accustomed to buffoons in positions of power, but historically the jester was a job title. Plucked out of obscurity for making people laugh (whether they actually intended to or not), they held a special place in royal courts and were given “comic dispensation” to say whatever they wished—even, or especially,…

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