http://listverse.com Top 10 Lists – Listverse Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.2 http://listverse.com/2017/01/17/10-little-known-murders-attributed-to-jack-the-ripper/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/17/10-little-known-murders-attributed-to-jack-the-ripper/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=108387 Perhaps the reason for Jack the Ripper’s continued hold on our imagination is how little we truly know about him. That lets us apply our own personal biases and mindsets to identify the killer or motives. Was he a poor Eastern European immigrant? An aristocrat amusing himself with human prey? A sex maniac, perhaps driven […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/17/10-little-known-murders-attributed-to-jack-the-ripper/feed/ 4 http://listverse.com/2017/01/15/top-10-little-known-facts-about-victorian-era-scotland-yard/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/15/top-10-little-known-facts-about-victorian-era-scotland-yard/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=108320 Since 1890, New Scotland Yard has been the official name of the headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Service. The name became interchangeable with the Metropolitan Police Force itself during the period 1829–1890 when the Met’s headquarters were based at 4 Whitehall Place. The Place backed onto a court called Great Scotland Yard. “By 1887, the […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/15/top-10-little-known-facts-about-victorian-era-scotland-yard/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2017/01/13/10-ridiculous-politically-correct-versions-of-famous-things/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/13/10-ridiculous-politically-correct-versions-of-famous-things/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=108234 Political correctness is the bugbear of our times, a censorious monster that stalks the streets, humorlessly trying to ban things it doesn’t agree with. Usually, this attitude leads to bland trigger warnings and depressing things like safe spaces. But, just occasionally, it goes the other way. In the quest for a world without offense, PC […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/13/10-ridiculous-politically-correct-versions-of-famous-things/feed/ 4 http://listverse.com/2017/01/11/10-criminal-hypnotists/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/11/10-criminal-hypnotists/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=108155 For centuries, debate has raged over hypnosis—an altered state of consciousness involving relaxation, increased focus, and suggestibility. The name derives from the Greek word for sleep. However, it is more akin to daydreaming. Hypnotherapy has proven effective in treating anxiety, eating disorders, and addiction. The US government has even investigated it for military applications. Unfortunately, […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/11/10-criminal-hypnotists/feed/ 4 http://listverse.com/2017/01/10/10-amazing-underground-temples/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/10/10-amazing-underground-temples/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=107970 When we think of places of worship, we tend to imagine airy buildings designed to let the light of God flood in. Not everyone has followed this design aesthetic. In the ancient world, it was common for people to descend into the Earth to come closer to their gods. Even today, there are religious complexes […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/10/10-amazing-underground-temples/feed/ 4 http://listverse.com/2017/01/09/10-deeply-troubling-facts-about-american-colleges/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/09/10-deeply-troubling-facts-about-american-colleges/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=107912 Each year in America, two-thirds of the graduating high school class enrolls in a post-secondary school. They sign up for the education that they believe will earn them a better a future. In theory, it should. The harsh reality, though, is that these students are entering one of the most expensive higher education systems in […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/09/10-deeply-troubling-facts-about-american-colleges/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2017/01/06/10-serial-killers-on-why-they-did-it-in-their-own-words/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/06/10-serial-killers-on-why-they-did-it-in-their-own-words/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:01:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=107973 There’s something perversely fascinating about killers. People pay attention when they hear stories about monsters ruining lives. We want to know more. We want to understand it and to wrap our minds around it. It might be impossible to truly understand why serial killers do what they do. Some, though, have tried to explain it, […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2017/01/06/10-serial-killers-on-why-they-did-it-in-their-own-words/feed/ 5 http://listverse.com/2017/01/04/10-historic-serial-killers-you-dont-know/ http://listverse.com/2017/01/04/10-historic-serial-killers-you-dont-know/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:01:00 +0000