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The Top 5 Best Known Extinct Animals

The Top 5 Best Known Extinct Animals

Name as many extinct animals as you can! Ready, set, go!! Chances are you probably managed to name at least 10 species, bonus points if you used their Latin name too! And we reckon that in your list will be at least one of our top 5 best known extinct animals. Want to see who we’ve chosen? Then read on. ...

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The Top 5 Most Influential People In History

The Top 5 Most Influential People In History

In today’s connected world, “reach” will take you far. It’s no longer just about who you know. It’s about who you know on FaceBook. But for all the hemming and hawing about web presence, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the most influential names weren’t even around for the Internet takeover. So, who are the most influential people ever to inhabit ...

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The Top 5 Bad Guys Of Greek Mythology

The Top 5 Bad Guys Of Greek Mythology

Many of us have grown up knowing a little or a lot about Greek mythology, especially those of us who grew up watching the likes of Xena Warrior Princess or Hercules, heck even Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief can’t help but ensnare us and pull us in to that wonderfully fantastical world of the Ancient Greeks. From films such as ...

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The Top 5 Universities In The World

The Top 5 Universities In The World

With the rising cost of tuition and an ever-unstable job market, the place of higher education has been increasingly called into question as of late. So what does an exemplary university look in this day and age? For the most part, the answer won’t surprise you, as institutions ranked highly by the likes of US News and World Report or ...

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Top 5 Terrible US Presidents – And What Made Them So Bad

Top 5 Terrible US Presidents – And What Made Them So Bad

There is something to be said about decorum and respect. Surely something like attaining the level of office that is the President of the United States means that you deserve the admiration of the average citizen. Well, here are five former presidents who will convince you that that’s not always true.   5. William Henry Harrison, the 9th President (1841) ...

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The Top 5 Best US Presidents – And What Made Them So Great

The Top 5 Best US Presidents – And What Made Them So Great

Politics in the United States are just as disagreeable and contentious as ever. Partisanship, inaction, and ideology reign supreme. Sometimes it’s nice to remember that there do exist strong and effective leaders that everyone can agree. Leaders like these five past presidents.   5. James Monroe, the 5th President (1817-1825) Monroe might not be the best-remembered president coming at the ...

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5 Great Unsolved Mysteries – Who? What? Why?!!

5 Great Unsolved Mysteries – Who? What? Why?!!

Unsolved murders going on for decades, famous last words that will never be known, messages from space… Read on for some of the great unsolved mysteries…   5. The Zodiac Killer For two years in the late 1960s, residents of California’s Bay Area were taunted by the actions of a man deemed “the Zodiac Killer.” In a series of letters ...

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5 Gruesome Urban Legends That Came True

5 Gruesome Urban Legends That Came True

Everyone knows that urban legends are just spooky stories invented to make camping trips fun by scaring children. But every once in a while, a news story comes along, and you have to wonder. Maybe there’s some truth to these tall tales after all. Here are 5 such stories that we’ve found that might freak you out a little…   ...

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The Top 5 Deadliest Earthquakes In History

The Top 5 Deadliest Earthquakes In History

Mother Nature’s fury, acts of God, natural disasters, whatever you want to call them, earthquakes are both deadly and destructive, and the damage ranges hugely from event to event. Measured by the Richter Magnitude Scale, often known just as the Richter Scale, this measures the energy emitted by a particular earthquake, and scores it on a range. The worst earthquakes ...

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The 5 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions In History

The 5 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions In History

Some of the deadliest things on the planet hold a certain mystery, be it undiscovered mountains, mysterious rainforests or our topic, volcanoes. There is possibly no better example of the fury of Mother Nature than an erupting volcano – terrifying and catastrophic, when a volcano decides to blow, there’s nothing and no-one standing in its way. I recently travelled to ...

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