Featured List on Ranker http://ranker.com The Top Staff Favorites on Ranker http://ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[27 Scandal Facts You Never Knew]]> http://ranker.com/list/scandal-facts/joanna-varikos Affairs, murder, blackmail. It's been four seasons of real thrills on Scandal. With 56 episodes and nine awards under its belt to date, there are so many exciting details that have gone into making ABC's hit TV drama. Did you know Olivia Pope is based on a real person worked for a former U.S. president, or that Kerry Washington had some seriously stiff competition for the lead role? From behind the scenes of the show to the actors' talents, here are facts that you never knew before. 

Next tine you turn on the show, you can smile to yourself and know all of these secret behind-the-scenes facts about Olivia Pope and the rest of the gang. Which Scandal trivia is the most interesting to you? Read on to find out which facts are the most Scandal-ous!

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<![CDATA[37 Secrets That Your Gym May Be Hiding from You]]> http://ranker.com/list/gym-secrets/ericascheidt We love any excuse not to go to the gym. Call us lazy, but after finding out some of these gym secrets, we feel pretty secure in our decision to stay on the couch! Although one would think that the gym is a healthy, safe, and productive environment for getting your sweat on, it's actually quite the opposite: the big box gyms are more gross, dangerous, and overpriced than you could ever imagine! What dirty little secrets does your gym not want you to know?

Have you ever wondered why that one cute personal trainer disappeared after a couple of training sessions? Or why (no matter what time of the day you go), the gym is always crazy overcrowded? Or why it's nearly impossible to cancel a gym membership once you've given up on working out everyday? All these questions and more are answered in this shocking list, and you'll definitely rethink your membership after reading through all these secrets that gym owners would never want you to learn. 

So next time you feel bad about skipping a workout, just keep in mind some of these gym secrets. Whether this list makes you rethink locking yourself into an ironclad contract, or encourages you to take a scalding hot shower before and after coming into contact with any gym equipment, we hope that you use this gym secrets list as a guide. Stay on the couch for this list, and then get your workouts in at home, because these secrets that gym owners are hiding from you will make you feel great about passing on the gym!

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<![CDATA[The Crap You Eat in College - Ranked]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-crap-you-eat-in-college-ranked If you've been to College, or are there now, there is a single unifying factor most students share. They are flat broke... all the time. Which makes eating challenging. Also: bad. Because cheap, quick-to-make, easy-to-eat food is NEVER good for you. Vote on what you ate (or eat) the most of in College. The cheapest, the grossest, the fastest, the easiest. And feel free to add anything that's missing.
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<![CDATA[The Best Robot & Android Movies]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-robot-and-android-movies/all-genre-movies-lists This list of the best robot movies includes a number of great films featuring robots, androids, gynoids, cyborgs and every other type of robot you can think of. We think we've included some of the best ones, but if you believe we've missed one, please, add it to the list. You can also vote for your favorites and re-rank this list of robot & android movies any way you like. Not surprisingly, many of the robot/android movies listed here are also considered among the best movies of all time. The best robot movies of all time are often also considered some of the greatest sci-fi movies and the best action movies of all time, too. One excellent example is the 'Terminator' films: Both 1984's 'The Terminator' and 1991's 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' are epic movies that feature cutting-edge technology (and awesome special effects!) As machines have advanced throughout human history, it has of course been inevitable that we would try to recreate ourselves. The necessary level of technology, however, wasn't reached until the 20th century, and it was not until the advent of filmmaking that we could truly see what a fully functional robot should be. One of the first and most famous robots was unquestionably "Maria" from the silent film "Metropolis." Since then, robot and android movies have been plentiful, capturing movie goers' collective imaginations.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Elephant Characters of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/list-of-elephant-characters/reference For this poll we've created a list of the greatest elephants of all time, featuring elephants you know from movies, television, video games and more. Of course your favorite cartoon elephants are included, but this list doesn't only feature animated characters that can talk. If your favorite fictional elephant is missing, don't be salty- just add it to the list so that other people can vote for for it too!

List items include Hathi, Lotsa Heart Elephant and many more. Who is the number one elephant that people just can't get enough of? Scroll down and find out who the masses voted for.
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<![CDATA[All Alfred Hitchcock Cameos]]> http://ranker.com/list/alfred-hitchcock-cameos/derrick-deane Alfred Hitchcock was making cameo appearances in his movies way before Stan Lee made it cool (and Lee obviously didn't direct any of those Marvel movies). We've gathered all the cameos Alfred Hitchcock made in his movies, from hit films like Psycho, Rear Window, Dial M For Murder, Vertigo, The Birds, North by Northwest, and Rebecca to the lesser known films like Frenzy, Lifeboat, Foreign Correspondent, and Torn Curtain. Every Hitchcock cameo is here for your perusal and reference - how many had you already spotted?

Hitch was a master at blending suspense and mystery with a touch of comedy. His cameos often helped provide a moment of levity in an otherwise tense story that was unfolding before an audience. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars worked with Hitchcock like Cary Grant, Tippi Hedren, Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Laurence Olivier, and Doris Day.

Some of Hitchcock's movie cameos are tough to find as he blends into the background or into a crowd. Sometimes, it can be tough to find him because the scene was shot so wide, or the lighting is really dark. Other times, his appearances are about as short as a Ronda Rousey fight. Regardless, we've gathered all of Alfred Hitchcock's film cameos here for you to vote on, and included screenshots as well!

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<![CDATA[15 Moral Panics That Are Keeping Your Parents Up At Night]]> http://ranker.com/list/moral-panic-examples/mike-rothschild A moral panic is defined as an intense feeling of fear over an issue affecting the population. The phrase was first used in 1830, and since then, moral panics have cropped up every year, scaring people for no reason, usually over something that's either been overblown by the media or invented out of thin air. From the latest new drugs (that no one is actually using) to how to get killed by a gang (except not really), these crazy moral panics are scaring everyone, but is there any truth to them?

These moral panic examples aren't just old fashioned worries - they're all from the last century. Some burned out quickly, others are still with us, cropping up on an annual basis around events that take place every year. Most have little or no evidence supporting their existence - but this doesn't the media from hyping them and people from fearing them.

Which of these panics do you think are most absurd? Vote up the craziest theories below... the ones you hope are just crazy people being crazy.

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<![CDATA[Character Actors You See All Over But Probably Can't Name]]> http://ranker.com/list/character-actors/lisa-waugh

The good news is that with the advent of streaming channels and a sprawl of cable slots, there are lots of roles for male characters out there. The bad news is, there are tons of great character actors vying for those roles. What is a character actor? They're those guys who you totally recognize from that thing... and maybe that other thing? But you can't quite place and certainly can't remember their names. These male character actors are the best in Hollywood, filling out casts and rounding out films with memorable bit parts and supporting roles. Who are the best character actors?

Actors don’t get into the business thinking they'll be a character actor, they simply want to act. Time and taste dictates who will emerge from a long career as a leading man and who will simply continue on, giving audiences their best in the roles they land.

There are tons of characters actors working today (and who stole scenes in the past) but for the sake of brevity, we’ll concentrate on just these guys, the most well-known of the little known and often not recognized supporting actors in character roles. It may not be fair and it certainly isn’t easy but we had to look at the list like a casting agent or judge and make some hard choices. Where’s Paula Abdul when you need her?

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<![CDATA[The Countries with the Best Food]]> http://ranker.com/list/countries-with-the-best-food/ranker-travel List of Countries with the Best Food ranked from best to worst. There are many contenders for the title of “country with the best food,” but how will we decide which one is best. With so many delicious cuisines in the world, we need the help of Ranker voters to determine which nation has the finest fare. Vote on this list of the countries with the best food and we will see which nation lands in the top spot.

Let's take a look at some of the nations that are known for food. Chinese food is popular all over the world and when done right, it can't be beat. Then there is Italy, known for fresh pasta and delectable sauces, maybe they should be crowned the king of cuisine.

When it comes to cooking, anyone who has ever heard of Julia Child knows that the French know their way around the kitchen. For croissants alone, France must be in the running for the country with the best food. Mexican food is also a favorite around the world for its use of simple, fresh ingredients with bold flavors and tons of toppings.

Which country will end up on top? That's up to you. Vote on this list of the countries with the best food and join the discussion in the comments section. Let's dish!
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<![CDATA[28 Times Taylor Swift Was So Tall]]> http://ranker.com/list/how-tall-is-taylor-swift/emilynerland

On any given list of tall celebrities, you're bound to have a few tall women. But how many are Taylor Swift tall? Yes, you read that correctly – Taylor Swift's height has made such a stir on the Internet, her name has become an adverb.


Taylor Swift is basically the best. She consistently towers over her competition - figuratively and literally. At age 25, she has won seven Grammy Awards, has sold more than 40 million albums, and has made Forbes’s list of “The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” five times. But when compared to her celebrity counterparts, or other mere mortals, it’s not solely her talent, fame, or riches that stand out.


Taylor’s stature is undeniably as notable as her success. Her height is particularly evident when she’s next to… pretty much anyone. Never one to shy away from a great pair of heels while performing or walking the red carpet, Taylor is always up to the task of making anyone next to her appear fun-size.


So, how tall is Taylor Swift? Without a banana for scale, we may never truly know (OK, we do: she's 5'10"). What we can tell for certain is that she’s tall - very tall.  Now it’s up to you to choose which Tall Taylor tops the list. Click through and cast your vote for the pictures where Taylor Swift looks the tallest.

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<![CDATA[The 26 Greatest Pictures of Animals Riding Other Animals]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-25-greatest-pictures-of-animals-riding-other-animals/nicolebreanne Animals riding other animals, what could be cuter than that? Not only are the following pictures adorable, some of them are down right epic. Lions on horses, zebras on giraffes, and your mind will be blown on how many animals ride turtles. Turtles are basically the Toyota Corollas of the animal kingdom. So sit back and enjoy the greatest pictures of animals using other animals as their means of transportation.

What are the greatest pictures of animals riding other animals? Generally when little guys hop on the backs of bigger animals, it can be quite humorous. This list will show some of the funniest pictures of animals riding other animals. 
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<![CDATA[The Best Televised Annual Awards Shows]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-televised-annual-awards-shows/lanayoshii Award shows can celebrate the best of the best... or at least the ones best at pandering for votes.  Which of the televised award shows are the most enjoyable to watch?
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<![CDATA[Hidden Easter Eggs from Your Favorite 90s Movies]]> http://ranker.com/list/90s-movie-easter-eggs/anncasano You know how Hitchcock liked to play “Where’s Waldo” in all of his films and make a sneaky cameo appearance? Or what about when Quentin Tarantino recycles some of his old characters and references them in new films? These are examples of Easter eggs, those hidden, but intentionally placed wink-wink, inside jokes that are popular in many movies and Hollywood films - and the '90s were no exception. All your favorite '90s films are chock full of clever Easter eggs, but you better be paying attention if you want to see them.

As you can imagine, film buffs have become totally obsessed with finding these hidden gems. Easter eggs make repeated viewings of a movie and watching a film with the DVD commentary on an absolute must for movie geeks and '90s nostalgia fans alike. Classic movies from the nineties that are full of Easter eggs include Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, and a whole bunch of Disney films.

This list of totally cool Easter eggs from your favorite movies of the 1990s will take you back to that memorable decade in film, and you'll see some of the top 90s movies in a whole new way. Some of these 90s film Easter eggs you might have heard of before, while others are a little more obscure. Nonetheless, they're all totally cool.

Vote up the coolest and most interesting hidden Easter eggs from 90s movies below!

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<![CDATA[37 Things You Never Knew About Seinfeld]]> http://ranker.com/list/seinfeld-trivia-facts/matthewcoleweiss You may think you know everything about Seinfeld, but you probably don't. There are some facts, behind the scenes trivia, and fun Easter eggs from the series that even the biggest fans of the show don't know! There's no denying Seinfeld is one of the best TV shows of all time, but there are plenty of interesting tidbits to learn about Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and even more!

Seinfeld ran for nine seasons and 180 episodes on NBC in the '90s, and though Jerry was offered around $110 million dollars for a 10th season, he opted to bow out. Maybe you knew that already, but how about where the puffy shirt is today, or which famous singer died during the airing of the Seinfeld series finale? Did you know Newman wasn't always white? What about why Elaine's dad wasn't seen as often as the writers had originally planned?

These facts and more are compiled on this list of Seinfeld trivia, detailing the most interesting goings on from behind the scenes on this excellent, timeless, and iconic sitcom about nothing. So upvote the Seinfeld facts that you find the most interesting below, and get ready to give everyone the scoop on just how much it cost to be an extra in Monk's.
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<![CDATA[30 Things That Are Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat]]> http://ranker.com/list/everyday-things-that-have-a-lot-of-germs/matthewcoleweiss Let's face it - the bathroom is a bevy of bacteria. Germs and bacteria such as streptococcus, E. coli, hepatitis A, common colds, and a few STDs thrive in this moldy, damp atmosphere. It's gross. You'd think the toilet seat would be public enemy number one when it comes to germs and contamination, but actually, you'd be wrong. This list of common everyday objects features all kinds of things that are actually dirtier than your toilet, and are covered in all kinds of nasty and gross germs.

Not only are there other objects in your bathroom itself that have more cooties than your porcelain throne, but there are tons of household items and every day tools that carry more germs than a toilet seat. From ATM and elevator buttons to kitchen sponges and faucet handles and even your backyard BBQ, there are germs lurking everywhere in your home, office, and most frequented public places!

So, which of these germ-ridden objects surprised you the most? Vote up the nastiest objects that you had no idea were covered in bacteria. Then go wash your hands, replace your pillows, and get rid of the biofilm in your shower. It's just as gross as it sounds.

30 Things That Are Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat]]>
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<![CDATA[20 Uses For Coca Cola]]> http://ranker.com/list/uses-for-coca-cola/ranker-food The uses for Coca Cola are nearly endless and stretch way further than a refreshing beverage on a hot day. From the cleaning applications to the cooking uses and even those in the shower and garden, Coke is much more than a tasty drink. Check out the unconventional and practical uses for cola right here and vote for your favorites below.

Made up of a secret blend of ingredients, Coca Cola is a favorite beverage around the globe. Those same ingredients, however, have a number of uses around the house including for cleaning, like in the toilet, under the hood of your car and in the laundry, rust removal, like to make pennies shiny and new again, and even for smell removal, like when the dog gets sprayed by that pesky skunk.

But the uses for Coke do not end there. You can bake with it, like when roasting meat or making brownies. It will repel bugs, in your kitchen or in your garden. Heck, you can even curl your hair with the sticky sweet substance.

So the next time you grab an ice cold cola, don’t just savor the deliciousness inside, remember all the fun things—Mentos anyone?—you can do with the awesomeness of Coca Cola.
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<![CDATA[The 50 Highest-Paid Athletes]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-50-highest-paid-athletes/grayson-titan List of the highest paid athletes in the world, professional athletes who make the most money annually. This is Forbes annual list of the highest-paid professional athletes, updated for 2015 (reflecting top 2014 earning). Forbes uses salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, licensing deals and endorsement contracts to determine which athletes earned the most during the previous year. (Taxes and fees paid to representatives like agents are not factored in.)

So who are the highest paid athletes? This list includes elite athletes from all sports -- from Cristiano Ronaldo in soccer to boxing sensation, Manny Pacquiao. The athletes on this list play 11 different sports and the most highly paid athletes tend to be baseball players. Americans dominate the list, but there are athletes from 23 different countries in the top 100. Nike has sponsorship deals with at least 75% of the most highly paid athletes in the world. The deals range from a $10,000 baseball glove deal to $20 million a year players like LeBron James and Tiger Woods, who are the faces behind massive product launches.

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<![CDATA[35+ Hidden Easter Eggs in Skyrim]]> http://ranker.com/list/skyrim-easter-eggs/zacharyjamesniblick

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an absolutely massive game. Its popularity is evident, having sold more copies than any other entry in the Elder Scrolls series and still generates all sorts of buzz many years after its release. Developer Bethesda has a pedigree of sneaking extremely clever, well thought out Easter eggs into their games, and Skyrim is certainly no exception. There are lots of cool Easter eggs strewn throughout Skyrim, just waiting to be discovered.

From references to past Elder Scrolls games to incredibly intricate literary allusions, Skyrim touts some truly remarkable secrets, hidden features, and Easter eggs. Did you know that you can find NPCs speaking almost word for word dialogue from properties like The Shawshank Redemption, The Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones? And you can also can find scenes from various shows and movies recreated in the world of Skyrim. You can even follow in the footsteps of King Arthur to find the Lady in the Lake and the Sword in the Stone.

In keeping up with tradition, Bethesda took it upon themselves to pack The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with enough Easter eggs to keep you hunting around the land for ages. These are the most memorable Easter eggs hidden throughout the world of Skyrim. Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite Skyrim secrets or Easter eggs and be sure to upvote the coolest Skyrim hidden features below!

35+ Hidden Easter Eggs in Skyrim]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Shows Currently on the Air]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air What are the best shows currently on the air? Some of the entries on this list are without question among the greatest TV shows of all time. Fortunately for us, they haven't been cancelled, and they're still thrilling us with great drama, hilarious comedy and outstanding storylines. Which TV show that's airing right now is the best? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to add any of your current favorite TV shows that aren't listed, too. You can also re-rank this list any way you like!

If you had to choose just a few shows airing today, which currently airing TV programs do you believe are the best? Several outstanding premium cable original programs are among the most popular shows on this list, including HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'Boardwalk Empire,' Showtime's 'Dexter' and AMC's 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Walking Dead' and 'Mad Men.' Many of these are also the highest rated tv shows according to critics and audience polls. 

Hopefully, all of the great shows listed here will remain on the air for years to come, though some will no doubt be coming to a close soon enough ('Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter,' sadly). Even if and when these programs do sing their swan song, they'll remain among the best TV shows of recent memory, don't you think?

See the entire list of the 2013 Emmy Nominations.
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<![CDATA[Celebrity Babies 2015]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-babies-born-2015-list-famous-births/celebrity-events Another year, another crop if super adorable celebrity kids! This list includes all of the celebrity babies born in 2015. Say hello to the stars of the future! With so many famous actors, musicians, and other celebrities expecting, it won’t be long until we’re saying meeting the newest members of Hollywood royalty.

Whether we find out about famous births in real time (as celebs take to Twitter to announce the coming of their bundles of joy) or days, weeks, or months afterward, you’ll find all of 2015’s famous celebrity birth announcements here! From Shakira to Kourtney Kardashian (again), a ton of already pregnant celebs will have their babies in 2015. Who knows, maybe newly married George Clooney will join the DILF club!

And of course, many of the celebs will opt to give their kids some pretty interesting names. In fact, it is entirely possible that some of these celebs will wind up on this list of the most ridiculous celebrity baby names of all time (be sure to vote on those, they're insane). Look back on which celebs welcomed the newest members of their families last year by checking out the list of 2014’s celebrity babies. Mazel tov!
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<![CDATA[100+ Best Video Game Easter Eggs of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/easter-eggs-in-video-games/ranker-games Video games are full of Easter eggs. You know this already. You've played these games for hours and hours on end and know all their secrets. But this list of video game Easter eggs and hidden features has over 100 items! From all kinds of games! So yeah, you know GTA is full of Easter eggs, but do you know about all 102 of the Easter eggs hidden in video games on this list? Let's find out!

According to Wikipedia an Easter egg is "an intentional inside joke, hidden message or feature in a work such as a computer program, video game, movie, or book." The term was coined at Atari by personnel who were alerted to the presence of a secret message which had been hidden by game designer Warren Robinettin his already widely distributed game, Adventure. Some of the best video game Easter eggs are in classic games, but it seems gamers are constantly discovering new cool Easter eggs in modern games as well.

It would be nearly impossible to list every single Easter egg found in video games, and it's likely that hundreds still have yet to be discovered, but here are some of best we’ve found. Vote up the best video game hidden features and Easter eggs below, then get back to gaming and uncover some more!

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Died in 2015]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-deaths-2015-famous-death-list/ranker-death-lists This list of celebrities who died in 2015 is a watch list of all notable deaths of the year. Death spares no one - not even the rich and/or famous. This lists includes all of those musicians, athletes, and actors that died in 2015, those recent losses we collectively mourn. Here you will also find the best obituaries for each celebrity who was lost this year.

This list is regularly updated to include all well-known people in Hollywood and beyond who have died in 2015. The latest deaths this week or even today might have been due to natural causes or old age, illness like cancer, foul play, or some sort of accident, like a drug overdose or car wreck. Beneath each celeb listed below are links to recent obits and wiki articles as well as other information about the person's life and career. 

Also see: our Celebrity Deaths 2014 list

Death is almost always sad, and it can be heartbreaking to see our favorite talented and bright shining idols pass away. This listed is ordered by recency, with the latest / most recent 2015 death listed first.
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<![CDATA[The Best Young Adult Authors]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-young-adult-authors/book-keeper Best young adult authors include some very recognizable names like C.S. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott, along with some newer authors who are becoming extremely popular among young readers (Amanda Hocking, for example). This list of young adult writers includes paranormal authors, fantasy authors, mystery authors, and more. Be sure to vote for your favorite YA authors here, and add your fave writer here if they aren't on the list!

Young adult books are crazy hot right now. One only has to look at the enormous popularity of Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' series or Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson' novels to realize that YA novels are flying off of bookshelves and being devoured on Kindles all over the world.

But really, some of the best young adult writers made their mark decades ago. Authors like Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary became household names years before Suzanne Collins even thought about creating Katniss Everdeen and 'The Hunger Games' or J.K. Rowling created the 'Harry Potter' fantasy series. If you're looking for some classic YA fantasy writers, for example, J.R.R. Tolkien can't be beat! Top young adult authors are emerging every day, so keep your eye out for new talent as well!

Some authors primarily wrote adult novels before they crossed over into YA books. Carl Hiaasen, for example, was already an established adult fiction writer before he penned the children's novel 'Hoot' (and won himself a Newbery Honor Award). Many of the writers on this list are Newbery Medal literary award winners, including Neil Gaiman, Beverly Cleary and Madeleine L'Engle. They are considered some of the famous young adult authors in fiction.

Who are the best young adult authors? This list will give you an idea of that answer. 

Whether you're looking for the best young adult fantasy book writers or current, super-hot YA authors, this list represents some of the best talent out there when it comes to young adult writing. Enjoy, and happy reading!
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<![CDATA[The Best Will Smith Movies]]> http://ranker.com/list/will-smith-movies-and-films-and-filmography/reference List of the best Will Smith movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. After becoming a household name with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith quickly became one of Hollywood's most sought after actors. Will Smith's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Will Smith movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Will Smith movies will be at the top of the list. Will Smith has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Will Smith movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Will Smith films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Will Smith role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Will Smith performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples include Men in Black and Bad Boys.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Will Smith movies?" and "What are the greatest Will Smith roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Will Smith's action-packed adventures, you might also like our lists of the best Tom Cruise movies and best Bruce Willis movies.

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<![CDATA[Brands That Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-bang-for-your-buck-brands/werner-brandes Where do you turn when you want to get the most for your dollar? Which stores and brands offer the best bang for your buck? No one wants to spend their hard earned cash on products that don't get the job done, or cost an arm and a leg. But some brands offer high quality for reasonable prices, and products that won't cost a lot up front, but will last for years to come.

Whether you're looking for quality or quantity, there are lots of different brands that offer one or the other and won't leave you broke. Stores like Costco offer bulk purchase options so you can pay a lower price per item (and save yourself the hassle of heading to the store once a week for another box of cereal).

Then there are companies like American Eagle Outfitters, where you can rest assured your jeans will last you for years and cost much less than designers, and stores like Target, offering a quality store manufacturers that will save you boatloads on basics and staples.

When you need to stretch your dollar the farthest, look no further than the bang for your buck brands below. Be sure to upvote those that you always go to when trying to get the most bang for your buck, or add the brand you always turn to, if it isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-your-mother-told-you-that-she-was-right-about/lauren-slocum

Feeling a little nostalgic? Hop into that proverbial time machine and check out this list of advice from mom! Here you will find reminders of things mom used to say: tokens of good advice from mom, examples of mom’s covert disapproval, as well as the inspirational, life-shaping advice you tried to shrug off like Daria on a first date.

For some of us, it felt like every time we walked out that front door, mom was there to enthusiastically share those little nuggets of unsolicited wisdom. And let’s face it, not all moms can be like Kitty Forman, giggling in the kitchen while making spaghetti and snickerdoodles for a gang of kids who have their own parents. Most moms were telling you to take out the trash or stop talking for just ten minutes (let’s play it safe and bet that “Drink Your Tang!” wasn’t a common phrase in your household).  

And while they aren’t always right, moms are a mystical breed of their own. Regardless of her quirks, the things your mother taught you (and some of the ridiculous phrases she trademarked) will go down in infamy.

Whether you agreed with them or not back then, now you know that mom was probably right!

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<![CDATA[The Most Hipster Bands]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-hipster-bands Since the mid-2000s, the word hipster has invaded the lexicon of pop culture and has become a term, for better or worse, synonymous with things either A) cool B) ironic C) ironically cool. Hipsters enjoy their own culture that is decidedly not mainstream. There are hipster brands, hipster movies, hipster jobs, hipster restaurants and, of course, hipster bands. People generally get the terms indie and hipster confused, but for the sake of this list, we're going to call bands who are primarily indie, hipster. This list includes bands that are signed to major labels as well, but the criteria is that they're beloved, enjoyed, and respected by hipsters as well.

You'll see hipster music favorites like Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Grammy winning bands Arcade Fire and Bon Iver. While the general public raised its collective eyebrows when the latter two were announced as Grammy winners, hipsters rejoiced, as these two bands symbolized the ultra cool's rise to power and their taste in all things good reaffirmed. The bands you'll see on this list will range from long-established bands like the Flaming Lips to synth pop acts like Passion Pit to arena rockers like the Black Keys. Some of these bands you'll see at home on the list of the greatest bands of all time.

What are the most hipster bands of all time? Which hipster songs take ironic coolness to the next level? Take a look at this list, and here's your chance to have your voice heard. Vote or re-rank this list according to how you deem fit. If you notice a band isn't on the list and should be, feel free to add them.
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<![CDATA[The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-new-tv-shows-2015/ranker-tv This list of the most disappointing new shows of 2015 includes a number of series that just didn't quite find an audience. They can't all be the best new TV shows of 2015 so only vote for the shows that disappointed you, were just plain bad, and left you wishing you had cancelled cable after all.

Some of the low-ranking shows from the most anticipated 2015 TV shows list are here, sadly among 2015's worst shows, including Backstrom and Galavant. We've also included hit shows like Better Call Saul, Agent Carter, and Fresh Off The Boat since there may be people out there that didn't like those new 2015 TV shows (even though those people are probably monsters).

Upvote the shows that you think are the worst new shows and downvote the ones you actually kinda like. Keep checking back throughout the year as we'll continue to update this list as new shows premiere, to mass disappointment, on TV and through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu!
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<![CDATA[Actors Who Were Also One-Hit Wonders]]> http://ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-also-one-hit-wonders/celebrity-lists In the dog eat dog world of entertainment, being a great actor is no longer enough. If you want ultimate success, you’ve got to be a double threat: like these actors who can sing. This list of actors who were also one-hit wonders features some very famous stars who had impressively successful music careers. Or at one least a chart-topping hit.

Does that mean these lauded thespians were also musical geniuses? Probably not. But there are several famous actors and actresses who have released hit singles. Some of these celebrities' hits were parody songs, while others were serious ballads. Whether or not they will stand the test of time is another story. But for a brief moment, these actors had it all.

So who are these musical actors? Any list of successful singing movie stars has got to include Anna Kendrick. The Pitch Perfect lead's 2013 track "Cups" hit No. 6 on the U.S. charts. Less expected, perhaps, are the likes of Eddie Murphy and Paris Hilton, who both had songs reach the top 20. (Separate question: does Hilton’s turn in House of Wax make her a legit actor?) The Carol Burnett Show funny lady Vicki Lawrence's 1973 track "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" even hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts.

Let’s not forget the ever talented Bruce Willis. His 1987 track "Respect Yourself" hit No. 5. Steve Martin's 1978 hit "King Tut", which began as a sketch on Saturday Night Live, hit No. 17. Billy Crystal, Patrick Swayze and Jerry Lewis also scored one big hit a piece.

Which actor do you wish would release a song and become the next famous one-hit-wonder? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[Easter Eggs You Didn't Notice in Quentin Tarantino Films]]> http://ranker.com/list/quentin-tarantino-easter-eggs/zacharyjamesniblick

We’re all familiar with the ludicrously interconnected universe of Quentin Tarantino. If you’re not, then read up, because today we’re not scouring through theories about Vincent Vega’s brother’s uncle or just what the hell was in that briefcase, we’re taking a look at some of the coolest and most obscure Tarantino film Easter eggs, secrets, references, plot continuities, and bits of trivia we could find.

From hinting at character betrayals with soap bottle placement in Reservoir Dogs to sneaking the audience an explicit message on the bottom of The Bride’s Pumas in Kill Bill, Tarantino has clearly mastered the art of subtlety and doesn’t even come close to stopping there. Quentin built his entire career on knowing movies better than most any other filmmaker in Hollywood, and the references and homages are abundant in his films if you know what you’re looking for. Even Django Unchained itself was a blatant homage to the original ‘60s western Django - and that one’s just right there in the name.

Without further adieu, here’s our list of the best Easter eggs from Tarantino films. Make sure you cast your vote for your favorite hidden gems and Easter eggs on the list, and let's get to the bottom of that briefcase business in the comments section!

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<![CDATA[The Best Star Trek Movies]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-star-trek-movies This is a list of all 'Star Trek' movies, ranked best to worst by fans, casual critics and people like you. This votable list includes every 'Star Trek' film to date. Certainly, several 'Star Trek' films could be considered among the best space movies. Which one is the greatest ever made? That's decided by voters, so be sure to cast your vote up or down for each film listed. Trekkies, this one's for you. Also: You can re-rank this list of great 'Star Trek' films in any order you want.

Generally speaking, many 'Star Trek' fans consider 1982's 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' to be one of the best, if not *the* greatest 'Star Trek' movie ever made. It's hard to deny that this film isn't awesome, with battles between the crew of the starship 'Enterprise' and the evil Khan Noonien Singh.

In recent years, the 'Star Trek' movie franchise has enjoyed a revival, thanks in large part to J.J. Abrams' 2009 movie 'Star Trek' and 2013's 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' Where should these modern era 'Star Trek' movies fall in comparison to the classics? Are they also among the greatest sci-fi movies of all time? History will ultimately decide, but for now, you can - by voting!
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<![CDATA[The Internet Reacts to What Color Is This Dress?]]> http://ranker.com/list/what-color-blue-black-dress-white-gold/brian-gilmore Is it blue and black or is it white and gold? This is the question that divided the Internet up for one whole day. Originally posted on Tumblr, this dress that someone in a band wore to a wedding ended up dividing the world more than politics, racial issues, or even llamas. Here's a round-up of Tweets, Facebook posts, articles, vines and videos covering #TheDress #whiteandgold #blackandblue and hopefully the final answer of what color the dress really was. What color is the dress to you? Here's how Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and the rest of the web reacted. 
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<![CDATA[7 Ways Star Trek Changed the World]]> http://ranker.com/list/7-common-things-_that-were-pioneered-by-star-trek_/jf-sargent Star Trek (the original series) was quite a progressive take on the future for a show filmed in a generation that wasn't as open minded as their future kin from a star date far, far away. In fact, Star Trek had an incredible cultural impact and many things people find common today actually originated on the classic sci-fi series.

Why is Star Trek so popular? That's not a rhetorical question, we actually have the answer: accessibility. Despite its reputation as nerd fodder, the original show was actually a tightly paced, archetypal, and cool exploration of a possible future of the human race.

Creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary, and many of his predictions and ideas actually came true. What common place ideas and inventions that have changed the world came from Star Trek? Read through the list below to find out.
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<![CDATA[Rank All of the Girlfriends from "Friends"]]> http://ranker.com/list/girlfriends-from-tv-series-friends/anncasano

Audiences delighted in watching ten seasons of the NBC mega-hit comedy Friends. The show was a Thursday night institution back when it was an honor to air a sitcom on Thursday nights. Throughout its 236 episode run, fans got to witness the up and down love lives of six people who we grew to think of as our own personal friends. But which girlfriends from the show Friends rank the highest?

Of course, Ross would end up with Rachel; they were simply meant to be. But the paleontologist had to go through several girls, some of whom he loved, one of whom he even married, before he realized that he would never get over the girl he had adored since high school. Chandler also had his share of women come in and out of his life before he married Monica. One of them, Janice, kept coming in and out of his life even though he thought she was perhaps the single most annoying female on the planet. But come on, admit it, Janice probably even grew on you a bit, too. She was the only cast member besides the six friends to appear in every single season. Someone liked her!

Then there was Joey Tribbiani. The Italian Lothario never had a problem scoring with the ladies, but he also never seemed to find the love of his life, despite having many girlfriends and relationships.

This list ranks all the girlfriends of Ross, Chandler, and Joey. Some of the girls were catches, most of them needed to be thrown back in the water, and some of them were doomed from the start (like anyone not named Rachel Green who dated Ross.) Which girlfriends from the Friends TV series do you think were the best and most fun to watch? Which of these television girlfriends stole your heart? Upvote the best GFs of the guys from Friends below!

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<![CDATA[The Best Female Title Characters]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-female-title-characters/ranker-film Some of the greatest female characters in film have entire movies named after them, but who are the best of the best? This is a list of female title characters in movies that are named after women. Say what? Basically: If the movie has a woman's name in it, than that particular girl or lady character can be on this list. Simple! So who are the best title characters in movies with girls' names in the titles? Bridget Jones? Amelie? Mary freaking Poppins? 

What makes good female characters so memorable? Here is something to think about: Georges Méliès built one of the first film studios in 1897, but the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution that gave the all American women the right to vote wasn't ratified until 1920. In the meantime, women were basically second class citizens. In early Disney films (which may be the earliest movies many have seen), female lead characters like Snow White and Alice are depicted as innocent - if curious - little nitwits who play passive roles in their own lives. Also, they are really the only girls in their movies except for the evil queens. Fast forward four decades, and there is Sally Albright making a ladies-first scene right in the middle of a diner. Another decade, and Summer is out doing her own thing and really not caring what men are up to at all! That's progress.

The best female title characters are girls and old women, students and teachers, victims and bullies, strong, confused, willful, scatterbrained, regretful heartbreakers, assassins, and regular gals. Vote up your favorites to move them up the list.

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<![CDATA[25 Movies That Are Turning 25 This Year]]> http://ranker.com/list/25-movies-that-are-25-years-old-in-2015/zacharyjamesniblick

The year 2015 is officially upon us, which means a brand new batch of classic films are turning 25. But first, a well-deserved caveat before we proceed: don’t start flipping out about feeling old. Really, don't. Chalk it up to a sign of the times or whatever you will, but yes, that movie that you could have sworn was released just yesterday is actually almost 30 years old. Calm down and breathe. Just sit back and enjoy the lovely, clickable nostalgia.

While countless movies saw their release 25 years ago, we’re here to count down the 25 very best, most memorable, or simply culturally integral films that came out in 1990. And goodness, what a selection we have to pick from: Goodfellas, Home Alone, Edward Scissorhands, Kindergarten Cop, Pretty Woman, It, Ghost… how could we ever rank all of these? Well we did, and we did it for you.

So here’s the list of 25 movies that are 25 in 2015. For better or for worse these '90s movies are 25 ripe old years of age. As always, cast your votes for the best movies below, start the conversation about what other movies from 1990 you think should have been on the list, and share this widely, so you can make your friends and loved ones feel just as ancient as you feel right now!

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<![CDATA[The Scariest Novels of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-scariest-novels-of-all-time/cocomademoiselle What are the scariest novels of all time? Not surprisingly, a lot of the books listed here are from the horror genre, but there are other, just as terrifying books to read as well. Can anyone argue that Cormac McCarthy's The Road wasn't terrifying in its own way? Exactly. We're all scared by different things and subjects, and our reading choices reflect this quite often. So vote for the scariest books you've ever read (or really want to read) and vote down any you didn't like. And please, definitely add any scary novels that might be missing from the list!

Some of the scariest novels of all time involve monsters. After all, readers have been obsessed with the supernatural for hundreds of years. There is a reason that Bram Stoker's Dracula consistently winds up at or near the top of lists like this one. Ghosts also make for frightening novels: Hell House, anyone? If you haven't read it, make sure you do so - but not at night. And not if you are alone. Ever. It is without a doubt deserving of a place among the greatest horror books of all time.

Not surprisingly, a lot of the books on this list of scary novels were made into excellent horror movies. Some also have heavy elements of science fiction - I Am Legend is a great example, though nearly all of Richard Matheson's novels and stories would certainly qualify for a place on this list. Some of the best science fiction authors wrote some seriously creepy stuff.

And yes, no list of anything involving the scariest books of all time would be complete without a hefty dose of Stephen King. King is a master. In doubt? Check out this list of the greatest all-time Stephen King works. It's impressive.
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<![CDATA[The Most Completely Obsessed Fan Bases in the World]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-devoted-fan-bases/mike-calendrillo Devoted fan bases can make or break careers. Without a loyal following the celebrity, sports team, organization, or franchise will only go so far till it runs out of cold hard cash. And that's where the best fan bases come in. Fanboys and girls pump millions, if not billions, of dollars into the one thing they are fascinated with. Why do fanbases do this? It could be for the pure joy and excitement of following an icon. The feeling of being connected to something so powerful. Or the obsession that is totally immersing yourself in the culture of fandom. Regardless, being a fan is a beautiful thing that has no right or wrong answer. Look over the list of fan base names below, and vote for the ones that are truly obsessive, er devoted. 
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<![CDATA[The Lion King Is Full Of Baloney]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-lion-king-is-full-of-baloney/jordan-bates The Lion King is a dumb movie that is full of baloney. None of it makes any sense! Everybody is always goin on and on about how good The Lion King is and I can't take it anymore. I'm tired of it. The Lion King is a dumb movie that is bad and... garbage. It's a movie full of baloney that belongs in the garbage and Walter Disney should be ashamed of himself.
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<![CDATA[The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-point-guards-currently-in-the-nba Who are the best point guards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest point guards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Having an awesome point guard gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader. Vote for the current point guards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of point guards in any order you want.

Outstanding point guards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker and Derrick Rose come to mind immediately).

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are lightning fast players who manage to effectively defend the perimeter. These point guards are expert ball handlers who are able to think very quickly and react so fast that the opponent is left completely off kilter.

For more great NBA voting fun, check out these lists of the greatest shooting guards and offensive players in NBA history, along with the most clutch NBA players today.
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<![CDATA[The Best Independent Films Starring Huge Hollywood Actors]]> http://ranker.com/list/indie-films-starring-major-actors/jacob-shelton If you're an independent filmmaker, the best way to get people to see your film is to put a huge star in the leading role. Or to be sneaky and cast a major star in a tiny role and put them at the front of the billing. This list is all about independent films that feature major level talent. Not the films that stars appeared in when they were just starting out, but the films they had a burning desiring to make after finding success. Whether celebrity passion projects or just good indie films that made it to the top of the submissions pile, these movies were lucky enough to have a famous actor take note, and sign on.

Some stars return to the indie scene to regain a once lost credibility, some work on a "one for you, one for me" type of agreement with studios, while others just like to work - no matter what type of film they're appearing in. A lot of the independent movies on this list were made directly after the star in question appeared in a massive blockbuster film (usually involving giant robots blowing up Paris). These famous actors in indie roles took the time to make something they cared about, rather than just another superhero film, or formulaic romcom. 

On this list of A-List actors that appear in independent films, you'll find all your favorite leading men and leading ladies playing everything from mopey versions of themselves, mopey boxing enthusiasts, or even a mopey grocery store clerk. Throw on your horn rimmed glasses, dye your hair blue, and check out this list of indie films starring famous actors.

Which of these indie performances by Holllywood stars do you think was the best? Which other movie stars do you think should tackle an indie movie role? Let us know in the comments section!
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<![CDATA[The Best Cartoons of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-favorite-cartoons-of-all-time There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available.

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.
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<![CDATA[No Way! Is That A Nalgene?!]]> http://ranker.com/list/no-way-is-that-a-nalgene-/jordan-bates Uh, yeah! You bet it's a Nalgene! This is an image gallery dedicated entirely to Nalgene bottles, the greatest bottles in the world, and the super cool cats that have them. You can put anything in a Nalegene bottle and drink it as long as it's liquid. And the best part? You're gonna look super cool doing it! People are gonna be like, "Whoa, does that guy hike or what?!!?" And it doesn't matter if you do or don't. Just say yes!

Listen, Nalgene bottles rule. That's why this gallery exists. Everyone needs to know that having a Nalgene bottle is essential to living on earth in the 21st Century. I mean, what else are you gonna put all your tasty bevs in?!?!

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<![CDATA[The Best Cat Things]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-cat-things/amylindorff Do you like cats? How about Kats? Like maybe an Everdeen or a Denning? Or maybe you like Catwoman, but also the old cartoon CatDog? Well, great news: Now you can rank all the best cat things to see which "cat" is the most purrrrfectly wonderful. You see, cats are more than just cute fluff balls that may or may not allow you to pet them. There are cats in literature, cats in movies, cats in pop culture, and even in a kat in the world of candy. But only you can help decide which cat is really the greatest.

William Burroughs, T.S. Eliot, and even Dr. Seuss wrote books about cats, and Catwoman is all over the pages of comic books. But it doesn't stop there! How about the Sears and Victoria's Secret CATalogs? It's a cat pun! How fun! But are they better than Settlers of Cattan or that classic Freddie Prinze, Jr. romcom Summer Catch? You'll have to have your voice hear with your votes below.

So here we go. Diving into the world of cats to finally, finally decide which cats are best. Maybe it's Kim Cattrall, maybe it isn't, but this is a question that needs an answer so please vote for the top cats below and have the good grace and fun-loving spirit to add all the cats and kats you can think of.
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<![CDATA[99 Life Pro Tips That Will Change How You Do Everything]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-life-pro-tips/robert-wabash Life doesn't come with an instruction book, and yet some people seem to have it all figured it out. Luckily, they're willing to share their expertise with the rest of us. This collection of life pro tips and tricks covers everything from boiling water to helping your parents program the dadgum DVR. Do you know how to use marjoram? How about how to remove Sharpie from a dry erase board?

Some of these great life hacks seem intuitive, but they're not always the first solutions to come to mind when problems arise. Others are so simple and obvious that, well gosh, why didn't I think of that? Vote up the most useful LPTs, and be sure to visit the LifeProTips subreddit for more genius ideas to make your life run more smoothly.
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<![CDATA[All of Jerry's Girlfriends, Ranked]]> http://ranker.com/list/jerry-seinfeld-girlfriends/derrick-deane During the course of nine seasons, it's safe to say that Jerry Seinfeld got around. We've gathered all 45 of the lovely ladies that he either dated or was in a relationship with on the classic '90s sitcom Seinfeld. Many of them were one or two episode guest roles, but a few of them managed to last a bit longer on one of the best TV shows of all time. This list includes all of Jerry's girlfriends from Seinfeld, and you get to help determine which of them were the best.

The ever-picky dater, Seinfeld's encounters with the opposite sex gave rise to classic one-liners like, "They're real and they're spectacular!" and "We'll always have... pancakes." There were times when Jerry couldn't remember his date's name (Dolores, not Mulva), stumbled over ethnically sensitive words (Winona, the Native American) and couldn't deal with his date's "man-hands" (Jillian). From Elaine Benes to all the rest, some of the most memorable Seinfeld guest stars were Jerry's girlfriends, played by the likes of Lauren Graham, Amanda Peet, Debra Messing, and Kristin Davis.

Who were you favorite Seinfeld TV girlfriends? Which of Jerry's girlfriends were around for more than a few Seinfeld episodes? Which ones would you date and who would you avoid? Vote below and let us know where you think these ladies rank in the halls of Seinfeld television girlfriend history... and yada yada yada...
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<![CDATA[31 Celebrities Who Have Been Caught Being Racist]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-were-caught-being-racist/celebrity-lists This is a list of celebrities who have been caught being racist. The following famous people landed in hot water after making a racial or anti-Semitic slur, posted a stereotypical photo, or Tweeted negative comments about a race other than their own.

The gallery below doesn't necessarily include racist celebs or notorious bigots, but mostly well-known stars of film, TV, and sports who have caused controversy because they didn't use a filter to prevent themselves from offending other people. Whether they were joking or not at the time, there is nothing funny about the hurtful words, offensive pictures, or tasteless Twitter posts that almost cost these celebs their careers. For some, like former leading man and acclaimed filmmaker Mel Gibson or culinary legend Paula Deen, making racist remarks have truly ruined their reputation.

Racism is a huge problem all over the world and in the U.S. – race relations, discrimination, and racial stereotypes are constantly hot topics of conversation. Hate crimes are increasing and just because words can't physically hurt another human being, the pain inflicted on someone with a hateful racist remark can often be worse. 

Most of the celebs in the gallery below are stars who were caught being racist have either said something racist on stage like comedian Michael Richards, made a crude racial remark on an interview like singer and songwriter John Mayer, caught on tape in an angry voicemail like Charlie Sheen, or posted an offensive photo on Twitter, like pop stars Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. Almost everyone of these celebrities and athletes, like football player Riley Cooper and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., have issued some sort of apology for what they said, but the public doesn't easily forget. Who are the most shocking celebs caught being racist? Check out the gallery below and be sure to also visit Ranker's lists of celebrities who have declared bankruptcy and people Amanda Bynes has called ugly
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<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Podcasts]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-video-game-podcasts/reference Since most of you eat, breathe, and sleep gaming, we've put together a list of the best video game podcasts that are currently airing on iTunes and other audio platforms. Some of these podcasts cater to specific gaming communities, such as League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Minecraft and others. Gaming makes for a great podcast subject, as there are so many things to talk about in the world of video games. There are reviews and discussions of new releases and DLC, nostalgic looks back on older games, talk of upcoming titles, and so much more. Many gaming podcasts even stray outside the subject of video games, covering things like comics, movies, television and so on. Major gaming brands like IGN, Machinima, and Joystiq all have their own gaming podcasts, but there are so many other good ones featured on this list that are worth checking out as well. Vote for your favorites that you've listened to and loved, and downvote any you feel aren't really worth checking out.
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<![CDATA[Best Parks And Recreation Episodes]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-parks-and-recreation-episodes/reference List of the best Parks and Recreation episodes, as determined by voters like you. Leslie Knope and her undying love of the City of Pawnee may have started as a The Office copy, but it soon became it's own remarkable show in it's own right. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Parks and Recreation episodes of all time are. Fans of Parks and Recreation are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

With episodes ranging from "Hunting Trip" to "Summer Catalog", this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites. What is the best Parks and Recreation episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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<![CDATA[Musical Movies With the Best Songs]]> http://ranker.com/list/musical-movies-with-the-best-songs/ranker-film What are the greatest musical movies with the best songs? This list includes many of the greatest movies ever made, in large part because of the incredible songs they feature. These movies are the ones you stop and sing along to, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Vote for the musical movies that you think featured the best songs, vote down any you don't like and please, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you like. Also, if you've got a favorite film that isn't listed, add it!

There is a reason that the Academy Awards recognizes "best original song" in addition to score: Songs from films are incredibly important. Movies with the best soundtracks are already good, but they become positively iconic with great music. Films like "The Wizard of Oz" are already true classics, but with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"? Even better.

Not surprisingly, this list includes movie adaptations of some of the best Broadway musicals ever made: "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "West Side Story," to name a few. Each one of these movies included many, if not all, of the most memorable songs from the Broadway soundtracks.

Every film listed here could easily be considered among the best music movies ever made, but in this case, it's about the songs: "Tomorrow" from "Annie," "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" and "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" - can you honestly say you don't sing along? Didn't think so.

If you love movies, and you love music, you'll definitely want to check out (and vote) on this list of the movies with that best soundtracks ever, too.
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