Top 10 Popular Lists Of The Last Decade


Over the last ten years we have published 10,000 lists! Below you will find the ten that were the most popular through that decade. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane as much as I have in compiling this list. Exciting stuff is on the horizon for the next ten years, so enjoy the reading and see you in 2020!

10 2010—Common Faults In Human Thought, by Nikki

Read The List: Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought

“The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. For example, every time your eyes are open, you brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli. You may be consciously thinking about one specific thing, but you brain is processing thousands of subconscious ideas. Unfortunately, our cognition is not perfect, and there are certain judgment errors that we are prone to making, known in the field of psychology as cognitive biases. They happen to everybody regardless of age, gender, education, intelligence, or other factors. Some of them are well known, others not, but all of them are interesting. I am sure everyone will find that one has happened to them, (I myself have been prone to several) and now will recognize when they are making an error in the future.” Continue reading . . .

9 2011—Strange UFO Encounters, by ValleysOfNeptune1

Read The List: Top 10 Strange UFO Encounters

“The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. For example, every time your eyes are open, you brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli. You may be consciously thinking about one specific thing, but you brain is processing thousands of subconscious ideas. Unfortunately, our cognition is not perfect, and there are certain judgment errors that we are prone to making, known in the field of psychology as cognitive biases. They happen to everybody regardless of age, gender, education, intelligence, or other factors. Some of them are well known, others not, but all of them are interesting. I am sure everyone will find that one has happened to them, (I myself have been prone to several) and now will recognize when they are making an error in the future.” Continue reading . . .

8 2012—Popular Anime Series, by Miriam

Read The List: Top 10 Popular Anime Series

“Anime has been around for quite some time now. It is, simply put, Japanese animated TV series (and movies). Due to the large variety and quantity of anime, it isn’t possible to make an uncontroversial “best anime” list. Therefore, this is merely a “most popular” list, with the top ten most watched and most well-known anime.” Continue reading . . .

7 2013—Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People, by Gregory Myers

Read The List: 10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People

“Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything that might be harmful to someone in any way, especially to their self esteem, is not included here. These are ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making someone feel bad.” Continue reading . . .

6 2014—Creepypasta That Will Scare You Silly, by Leonius

Read The List: 10 Creepypasta That Will Scare You Silly

“By now, most of you avid Listverse fans are aware of the disturbing “Squidward’s Suicide” lost episode. If not, you can read all about it, and then come back to this list. It’s an example of creepypasta, which are short stories found on the Internet that are basically designed to shock and startle the reader. It’s kind of like the Internet’s version of sitting around a campfire and telling creepy stories. And guess what? Here are 10 more for your reading pleasure. Just don’t read this list at night.” 10 Creepypasta That Will Scare You Silly

5 2015—Strange Mysteries From Around The World That Are Still Unsolved, by Estelle

Read The List: 10 Strange Mysteries From Around The World That Are Still Unsolved

“All things that cannot be explained remain an intriguing conversation topic for many people around the globe. Some mysteries, however, are more interesting than the rest simply because of how weird they are.” Continue reading . . .

4 2016—Truly Disgusting Facts About Ancient Roman Life, by Mark Oliver

Read The List: 10 Truly Disgusting Facts About Ancient Roman Life

“Ancient Rome holds a mythic place in our imaginations. It’s the land of historical epics like Ben-Hur and Gladiator, where men in golden armor ride chariots and emperors are fed grapes in reclining chairs. Real life in Rome, though, was quite a bit less glamorous. In a time before modern sanitation and medicine, getting through an average day was a difficult task—and far more disgusting than you could ever imagine.” Continue reading . . .

3 2017—Facts About Charles Manson’s Imprisonment That Will Disgust You, by Adam R. Ramos

Read The List: 10 Facts About Charles Manson’s Imprisonment That Will Disgust You

“Infamous convicted murderer Charles Manson has spent nearly five decades imprisoned since his death sentence in 1971 was commuted to life. Suffice it to say that his peculiar behavior behind bars is far from that of a model prisoner. The following 10 facts take a glimpse into the life of a caged madman as well as the bizarre fan base his lunacy attracts.” Continue reading . . .

2 2018—Curious Humans Exhibited In P.T. Barnum’s Circus, by Oliver Taylor

Read The List: Top 10 Curious Humans Exhibited In P.T. Barnum’s Circus

“Phineas Taylor Barnum, commonly known as P.T. Barnum, entered the circus business in 1841, when he purchased Scudder’s American Museum and renamed it Barnum’s American Museum. In 1875, he brought circus owners Dan Castello and William Cameron Coup on board and renamed the business P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome. In 1881, this new business merged with Cooper and Bailey Circus, owned by James Anthony Bailey and James E. Cooper, to become the Barnum & Bailey Circus. P.T. Barnum died in 1891, and the circus came under the control of his partner, James Bailey, who purchased Barnum’s share from his wife. Bailey himself died in 1906, and the Ringling brothers, who already owned the successful Ringling Brothers Circus, bought the Barnum & Bailey Circus and merged it with theirs to create the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus,[1] which remained in business until it shut down in May 2017 due to high operating costs, changing tastes, and animal rights issues.” Continue reading . . .

1 2019—Shocking Scandals To Rock The Royal Family, by Simon Griffin

Read The List: 10 Shocking Scandals To Rock The Royal Family

“When we think of the British royal family, we tend to think about a number of qualities in particular. “Grace,” “poise,” and “decorum” are a few words that could be used to describe the Windsors in almost any situation. The key phrase there was “almost any.” Royals are still people, with all the proclivities of people. To err is human, and as we will see below, just like everyone else, the British royal family is far from perfect.” Continue reading . . .


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