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[Celebrity Babies 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-babies-2014/celebrity-events This list includes celebrity babies born in 2014. With so many high profile famous people expecting, 2014 promises to be a busy year for celeb birth announcements. Sometimes, the birth announcements come within minutes of delivery, thanks in part to celebrities using Twitter to share their happy news with the world. Other times, we'll all be waiting for the big news a bit longer. But as the year progresses, expect plenty of entries on this list.

As for the specifics, some of the major celebrities who are due in 2014 include Megan Fox (who just had a son, Noah, with hubby Brian Austin Green in September 2012), Emily Blunt, who was expecting her first baby with husband John Kasinski, actress Teresa Palmer and actress Drew Barrymore. And yes, Simon Cowell was set to become a first-time father in February 2014, when girlfriend Lauren Silverman was set to have their baby son.

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). If you'd like to look back a bit, check out this list of 2013's celebrity babies!
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<![CDATA[15 Reasons Drunk Girls Will Peace Out]]> http://ranker.com/list/15-reasons-drunk-girls-will-peace-out/amber-hubert Ever heard of ghosting? The good old Irish good-bye? There are lots of reasons to leave a party without having to make the obligatory farewells on your way to the door. Maybe it's just too many people. Maybe you forgot the names of some of your new friends. Maybe you're just really, really tired and you don't have time to say adios to everyone you've ever met. Or maybe, you're one of the drunk girls on this list. Man, that must have been some party!

Here's a list of classic reasons to fall back on next time you want to forgo saying good-night if you've had a little too much to drink. Whether you don't want to miss your favorite show or you're just so hungry and have to get to the Wendy's drive-thru before it closes, this list is full of excuses for peacing out without a proper handshake or a kiss on the cheek. Sometimes, you just have to bounce!

Whether you're done for the night, or you just have somewhere else you'd rather be, the ext time your friend calls you asking, "What happened last night? Where did you go?" you'll have a long list of excuses to pull from in order to excuse your drunken disappearance. 
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<![CDATA[39 Celebrities Who Had Secret Weddings]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-had-secret-weddings/celebrity-insider What celebrities have had secret weddings? Pulling off a wedding in secret if you are an A-list celebrity is no easy feat. These are people, remember, who are literally stalked by the paparazzi virtually 24/7. Once the press gets wind of an engagement, the Great Wedding Watch begins. Some clever couples have managed to shock the world with their top secret nuptials.

Secretly married celebrities include some of the biggest names in film, television and music. Examples, you say? In 2008, two of the greatest musical minds came together in wedded bliss when Jay-Z married Beyonce, in secret. Months later, the world got its first glimpse of Bey's stunning wedding ring! And in June of 2010, Hollywood hottie Megan Fox married longtime boyfriend Brian Austin Greene in a secret ceremony in Hawaii.

Some celebrities seem particularly adept at pulling off top-secret weddings. Case in point: Actor Ryan Reynolds secretly married Scarlett Johansson in 2008 in a remote part of Canada. Years later, Reynolds again married in secret, this time to starlet Blake Lively, in a quite ceremony in South Carolina. Their wedding was certainly among the biggest of 2012.

In case you were wondering, not all of the couples with secret weddings stay together forever. Some celebs will or have wound up on lists of celebrity breakups. That's not entirely surprising, now is it? That being said, it is possible that many of the famous couples listed here will see their relationships stand the test of time. They might even make a list of the longest lasting celebrity marriages some day!

For some recent celebrity nuptials, secret and otherwise, check out this list of 2013's famous marriages.
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<![CDATA[The Worst Consumer Security Breaches of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-consumer-security-breaches/amylindorff It's the digital age, and the future is NOW. We don't have flying cars (yet), but we do have most, if not all, of our personal data, financial information, and best Instagram photos online. Unfortunately, this has made the masses easy targets for hackers and digital thieves. This list of the worst consumer security breaches shows just how vulnerable our information is...and how little privacy we have.

It seems like once a week another retail chain announces a security hack, with data compromised over months or even years. Websites and information we thought were secure online clearly aren't, and in the wake of data breaches at stores like TJ Maxx and Michaels, how are consumers supposed to feel safe shopping for essential scrapbooking supplies and saving big on designer brands?!

The massive security breaches on this list have affected millions of users, account holders, and consumers worldwide. Some companies respond instantly and effectively, while others simply shrug their shoulders, throw you some credit monitoring services and cross their fingers that it won't happen again.

So get ready to change those passwords, order a new credit card, or return to the age of keeping wads of cash stuffed in your mattress. The Internet has connected us all, hackers included. Read up on the worst consumer security breaches and data hacks below and try your best to sleep tonight.
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<![CDATA[Best Jack Nicholson Movies List]]> http://ranker.com/list/jack-nicholson-movies-and-films-and-filmography/reference List of the best Jack Nicholson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jack Nicholson'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 Jack Nicholson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jack Nicholson movies will be at the top of the list. Jack Nicholson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jack Nicholson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jack Nicholson films to end the squabble once and for all. If you think the best Jack Nicholson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jack Nicholson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. This list includes Five Easy Pieces, The Border and more. "This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jack Nicholson movies?" and "What are the greatest Jack Nicholson roles of all time?"
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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Places on Earth]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-beautiful-places-on-earth/ranker-travel

When you’re busy living your every day life—going from home to work to back home again—it can be tough to remember how much beauty there is in the world. Our typical daily lives are filled with such mundane sites, from the same trees we see every day to parking garages overflowing with dusty cars, which make many of Earth’s breathtaking sites all the more special. Whether they were built by the world’s best architects or natural wonders, the most beautiful places on Earth are rare sights to behold.

 

Many of the most beautiful places on Earth are part of nature, putting the city of residence on the map for tourists and locals alike. Places like national parks, high-reaching mountains, and stunning beaches are often considered the most picturesque sites. Some of the places on this list were built by man, including the Taj Mahal and Neuschwanstein Castle. These beautiful locations can be found everywhere from China to the United States.

 

What are the most beautiful places on Earth? This list features the top gorgeous sights mankind can enjoy. 


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<![CDATA[Best US Primetime Scripted Series That Lasted Ten Seasons]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-us-primetime-scripted-series-that-lasted-ten-seasons/lanayoshii Some amazing primetime television scripted series have lasted on the air for ten seasons or more.  Over time, many have remained loyal classics, but were some just popular at the time they aired?  Which do you think were the best?
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<![CDATA[The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood]]> http://ranker.com/list/top-hollywood-douchebags/analise.dubner The biggest douchebags in Hollywood are the people we love to hate and wish we could remove from our happy, cozy world. These people are famous, but often not for being talented, like top Hollywood actors or Grammy-winning musicians, but rather for being entitled, arrogant, self-obsessed and rude. For many of these people, any press is considered good press which only feeds into their attention-seeking, annoying ways.

An awful trend among many of these biggest Hollywood douchebags is that many are only famous for being famous. Either they came from a reality show, like Spencer Pratt from "The Hills," or Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from "Jersey Shore." Even Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton fall into that category with little on their early resumes besides being born into high-profile families and releasing celebrity sex tapes.

Others are simply awful people. Rapper Kanye West is no stranger to awkward unscripted moments on live television. Chris Brown will always be marred by his domestic violence against former girlfriend Rihanna. Donald Trump might be rich and successful but no one will forget his birther nonsense against President Obama. Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck spew hate on a daily basis using their political talk shows. In a perfect world none of this awful behavior would exist but here, it makes for quite the list of douchebags.

So for whichever reason these people earned top Hollywood douchebag status, be it from their anti-Semitic rants like Mel Gibson or from their womanizing ways like John Mayer and Jesse James, all of these celebs have a very special spot in a very hot place waiting for them. Which celebs grind your gears? Vote up those you think are the most douchbaggy, add any not listed or re-rank this list your way below!
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<![CDATA[Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-that-are-not-as-cool-as-people-think-they-are/hoserusc Jorts are the dumbest things I've ever seen. Next to Toms shoes. Next to the Toyota Prius. Next to d-bags taking pictures of their food. There are so many things that suck that people think are cool. For real, some of the supposed best bands ever and the greatest movies of all time are just overrated bunches of garbage.

So add the things that you think have run their course or never had a leg to stand on to begin with, like people that use their children as their profile picture. Unless you were permanently scarred and no longer recognizable after giving birth, this is not okay. (UPDATE: it has been determined this is never okay).

If there are other things that society has deemed acceptable and/or cool that are missing from the list, make sure to add them so other people can finally realize that the things they are doing (like the Harlem Shake) are just not okay.
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<![CDATA[The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Yearbook Photos]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-most-amazing-celebrity-yearbook-photos/marc-cuenco List of the best celebrity yearbook photos. The biggest names in Hollywood, including George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt and Madonna were photographed for their yearbooks long before the paparazzi started chasing after them. Thanks to the power of the Internet, yearbook pics of the stars are easier than ever to find! Famous people really are just like the rest of us, especially when it comes to taking a good picture. Since photographs last forever, we can learn a thing or two from the celebs below on the Dos and Don'ts of looking awesome in photos. The easiest thing to do is smile, just like a young Jennifer Lawrence or Beyoncé. Posing for photos takes practice before getting it perfect.

In case you want to look more serious in your picture, then take a tip from Matt Damon, Zac Efron or Natalie Portman. Having a bad day? There's no need to worry. Angelina Jolie and Russell Brand don't look too pleased in their yearbook photos either! Finding your angle is just as important in taking a great photo. Stars like Jamie Foxx and Amy Poehler tilted their heads to the left while Anne Hathaway and John Mayer went the opposite way. Confidence is key to an amazing photograph, so feel free to look straight ahead if you want like Katy Perry and Adam Levine. Now that you're ready to smile for the camera, it's time to vote and re-rank the list of celebrity yearbook pictures below!
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<![CDATA[Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Environment]]> http://ranker.com/list/easy-things-you-can-do-today-to-help-your-environment/amber-hubert With scientists warning of warming temperatures and coming climate change, it's a great time to think about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and help save the planet. This list is a great resource for anyone who's looking for a few suggestions of simple things they can do to make a difference. 
 
You don't have to be a hero or a hippie to know that there are real consequences to the things we do every day, for better or worse, so why not just focus on the better part? It's so easy to turn off your computer, use reusable bags and shut off the water while brushing our teeth. You can really make a huge impact by doing even these small things. These tips are great for Earth Day and for all year round, and it's never too late to start!

Don't be afraid to reach out to members of your community or city council to find out what other events and initiatives are happening near you every day that you can get involved in to better the environment. We live on a beautiful planet so let's all do our part to pitch in and keep her nice and clean! 
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<![CDATA[30 Gay Actors Who Play Straight Characters]]> http://ranker.com/list/gay-actors-who-play-straight-characters-v1/celebrity-lists This list of gay actors who play straight characters is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. One of the great things about being an actor is you can play characters that are different from yourself. Several gay actors are famous for playing straight characters in film and on television. One gay actor is best known for playing a womanizing lawyer on a sitcom.

Who is the most famous gay actor who has played straight characters? Rosie O'Donnell tops our list. The A League of Their Own star publicly came out in 2002. She has since been a fierce advocate for gay rights, same-sex marriage, and gay adoption rights. She has played several straight characters including Betty Rubble in The Flintstones. Portia de Rossi married talk show host Ellen Degeneres in 2008. She has played several straight characters including Lindsay Bluth Funke on "Arrested Development."

Neil Patrick Harris plays the womanizing Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. Harris came out in 2006, saying, "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love." Other gay actors who play straight characters include Jim Parsons, Ricky Martin, and Ellen Page.

Do you think that it is difficult for gay actors to play straight characters? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[26 Actors You Didn't Know Were in Musical Theatre]]> http://ranker.com/list/actors-you-didnt-know-were-in-musical-theatre/celebrity-lists Some film actors, like Julie Andrews and Nathan Lane are known for their musical theatre careers as well, but not the stars on this list. This list of actors you didn't know were in musical theatre is loosely ranked by fame and popularity and may surprise you. Several dramatic and comedic  actors have also appeared in musicals. Actors from "Seinfeld," "In Living Color,and "Dexter," have all appeared in musicals.

Who is the most famous actor that you didn't know was in a musical? Christina Applegate tops our list. In 2004, Christina Applegate made her Broadway debut playing Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.

Prior to landing the role of "Seinfeld's" George Costanza, Jason Alexander won a Tony Award for his role as the narrator in Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989. "Dexter" actor Michael C Hall was discovered by Sam Mendes in 1999, when he was appearing as the Emcee in a Broadway revival of Cabaret. Mendes then suggested that Alan Ball cast Hall as David Fisher in "Six Feet Under," a role which led to an Emmy nomination.

Do you think having a background in musical theater helped these actors to succeed? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[75+ Famous People Who Voiced Cartoon Characters]]> http://ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-voiced-cartoon-characters/celebrity-lists Everyone knows that Walt Disney, Mel Blanc, and Dan Castellaneta have provided the voices to iconic cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Homer Simpson respectfully. But several famous movie and TV actors have also voiced cartoon characters. This list of famous people who voiced cartoon characters is loosely ranked by fame and popularity and features famous people who have done voice acting work. 

Who is the most famous person who voiced a cartoon character? Angelina Jolie tops our list. She has voiced several cartoon characters including Master Tigress in Kung Fu Panda, Lola in Shark Tale, and Grendel's Mother in Beowulf. Her partner Brad Pitt has voiced animated characters as well, including Metro Man in Megamind, Patch on "King of the Hill," and Sinbad in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

Johnny Depp voiced the title character of the film Rango and other famous people who have provided the voice of cartoons include Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities have voiced cartoon characters? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-stage-names/celebrity-lists List of celebrities with stage names, loosely ranked according to fame and popularity. It's tough to break into show business, but a good stage name might give you a leg up in a sea of boring Joe Smiths and Anne Taylors. This list includes famous people you didn't know were using stage names, including those who go by their middle names and celebrities who used variations of family names. A number of people on this list changed their names to avoid confusion with other actors. For example, the Batman you know as Michael Keaton was born Michael John Douglas - not to be confused with Michael Kirk Douglas (whose own father, Kirk Douglas, was born Issur Danielovitch). Other celebrities changed their names to protect their privacy. Natalie Hershlag was a famous child actress, but you have always known her as Natalie Portman. Some celebrities who use pseudonyms changed their names themselves just because they sounded better.

This list of famous stage names includes celebrities who go by nicknames and famous people who have changed their names. It does not, however, include female celebrities who use their married surnames professionally, famous people who were adopted by stepparents at a young age and had their names legally changed as children, or celebrities with obviously theatrical stage names, such as many wrestlers and eponymous artists. You know Adele must have a last name. You know Sting's real name is not Sting. You are pretty sure it's not just a coincidence that the Macho Man's last name was Savage. For more lists of celebrity names, check out the funniest real names of celebrities and this list of stupid celebrity baby names.
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<![CDATA[10 Actors Who Hate Why They're Famous]]> http://ranker.com/list/9-actors-who-hate-why-they_re-famous/adamhb For most actors, getting cast in an iconic, career-making role is nothing short of a dream come true. Every day, people flock to Hollywood in the hopes of getting picked out of a crowd and given that one breakout role that's going to sky-rocket them to stardom. But the truth is, stardom isn't always all it's cracked up to be, and when an actor finally makes it in this business, they aren't always happy with the end result. The following is a list of actors and actresses who hate the roles that made them famous...
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<![CDATA[The Worst Ways To Die]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-ways-to-die The worst ways to die, as voted on by the Ranker Community. Sure, it's a little morbid, but who doesn't think about death every once in a while? Vote on the worst ways to kick the bucket, and see how your fears stack up against everyone else's. Just don't tell that grim reaper dude about any of this. . .
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<![CDATA[26 Celebs Who Lost Their Sex Appeal After Plastic Surgery]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebs-who-lost-their-sex-appeal-after-plastic-surgery/greg A list of celebs who lost their sex appeal after plastic surgery. A number of celebrities, for better or worse, have gone under the knife for alleged improvements to their bodies. For the famous people listed on here, the decision didn't prove to be a wise one. There are so many shocking changes to people who were formerly attractive that it's startling. Many of the celebs listed here had no reason to change their appearance, since they were already considered some of the most beautiful people in the world. They could have aged gracefully, but they chose to go the other route. Not too smart.

So what are some of the most popular types of plastic surgeries? For women, breast augmentation (which has to be among the most popular plastic surgeries among celebrities), nose jobs and face lifts seem to be the most popular. For guys, it's the same, sans the boob job, of course.

Which celebrities landed on this undesirable list? Former hotties like Daryl Hannah, Pamela Anderson and Nikki Cox decided to alter their appearance for the worse. The same goes for studs like Axl Rose and Mickey Rourke.

Vote on which of these celebs lost their sex appeal more than any other on this list. There are some great options to choose from. The people at the top of the list should be the stars who lost their appeal above anything else from going under the knife. Vote wisely. 
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<![CDATA[The Lamest Anakin Skywalker Moments From Star Wars]]> http://ranker.com/list/lamest-anakin-skywalker-star-wars-moments/coy-jandreau Anakin Skywalker: father of Luke and Leia, Darth Vader himself. The most feared man in the galaxy from one of the biggest franchises in film. Fans were eager to see the origins of Vader, and were, shall we say, disappointed. George Lucas gave them a whiny, angst-ridden child who swiftly ruined the beloved institution that is Star Wars. Here they are, the absolutely lamest moments of Anakin Skywalker.

How many kids, who loved the original trilogy, even thought the new films (Episodes I-III) were groundbreaking and life changing in the way Episodes IV-VI were? It may be the one equalizer among Star Wars, with Anakin (and Jar-Jar) making fans of all ages uncomfortable. Beyond that, they decided to cast two different actors in the role. Neither was up to the task and their teamwork helped to turn this iconic, evil character into the whiniest, most pathetic, annoying waste of screen time.

Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen aren't entirely at fault - the lameness of Anakin is thanks to a long line of bad decisions. Those two didn't write that abysmal dialogue, they weren't brought it over months for rewrites, and they certainly weren't signing off on this mess throughout the production process.

In the end, Anakin Skywalker did the impossible and turned one of the most feared/respected and badass characters into one of the most pathetic, thanks to a perfect storm of AWFUL. By the time we got to see him morph into the evil Darth Vader in Episode III, we just... didn't care. Check out the list below and "enjoy" some of Anakin Skywalker's lamest moments.
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<![CDATA[Top 10 Arguments in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana]]> http://ranker.com/list/arguments-for-legalizing-marijuana/gregory-myers Most of the time when you think of weed, you probably think of people partying. However, the truth is that many people who are in pain, have depression, or other similar problems have started looking toward marijuana as a way to achieve a better life. Many people have tried narcotics for pain and are bothered by how addicting they are. And many people are looking toward marijuana for something more natural, a better drug that doesn't have all the nasty side effects of many prescription medications. 

Marijuana legalization may still be a controversial issue, but the truth is that it is the best drug out there for you right now. It provides pain and anxiety relief to many, and may be instrumental in helping us fight cancer. Just like drinking, it is part of a way of life and even a religious rite in some parts of the world.


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<![CDATA[Funny Pics of Kids Crying With the Easter Bunny]]> http://ranker.com/list/funny-pics-kids-crying-with-the-easter-bunny/amber-hubert We all remember it. That horrible time your mean parents dragged you to the mall to sit on the lap of a creepy Easter Bunny. Chances are, you remember it because you can never forget it! But fear not, for you are not alone. The kids in the pictures on this list are right there with you at Camp Terrified. There's just something about these bunny costumes that can't NOT look creepy. But the pictures that result are hilarious, so vote up the funniest on the list below!

Maybe after years of therapy you've forgiven your parents for putting you through this trauma and had a chuckle or two about it. But still, sometimes around the end of March or beginning of April, comes that holiday so insane, it changes dates every year, and you dream of the terrifying bunny that makes absolutely no sense in relation to Easter.

Now, is your chance to recover from those childhood traumas and remember that you're not alone. Millions of small children, including those on this list, have cried in the arms of a strange man with a questionable career path when all they wanted to do was play hide and seek with some colorful eggs and maybe eat some chocolate. Happy Easter, everybody! Fingers crossed for fewer nightmares than last year!
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<![CDATA[20 Easy and Delicious Paleo Recipes]]> http://ranker.com/list/easy-paleo-recipes/amber-hubert Why go Paleo? Why not?! If you feel like changing up your diet because you want to lose a few pounds or have more energy, why not try it? The best way to know if it's for you is to dive in and find out for yourself. Get back to your dietary roots with these easy Paleo recipes. All are great dinner ideas and will result in some seriously yummy foods.

Before humans started cultivating grains and legumes, we ate meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds; the "cave-man" diet. Eating this way doesn't have to taste bad. There are plenty of delicious recipes on this list that you're going to love! Eating foods rich in protein and all the vitamins found in healthy fruits and veggies sounds pretty delicious to me!   

There are more diseases now like cancer and diabetes, and even minor issues like acne or heart burn that are all related to what you put in your body. It's so important to pay attention to what you eat. One simple solution is to eat consciously! Start with cutting out dairy, grains and legumes. If you're looking to change your health, just try it! It's delicious! Vote up the best Paleo recipes below!
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<![CDATA[64 Crazy Pieces of Peep Art]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-best-peep-art-on-the-internet-v1/hoserusc Most people are familiar with Peeps, the brightly colored, sugar-coated marshmallow chicks and bunnies available at Easter each year. They're nice enough to eat, but they're exponentially more fun to play with. In recent years, peep art has become a true craft and the resulting peep crafts are breathtaking.

Peep artists around the world (well, mostly the US) have taken to inserting the tiny edibles into famous scenes of pop culture, political relevance, and history with fantastic results. From a periodic table of peeps to scenes from the Korean War to peep covered cars, this list of the best peep art has every wonderful peeps diorama, scene, and invention you can conceive of (and probably more; these peep artists and crazy geniuses).

Make sure to vote for your favorite peep creation, and enjoy the peep show!
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Albums of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-all-time This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree there are works that rise above the rest. This is not a list of your 'favorite' albums, but a list of the 'greatest' albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians... the greatest relevance to their genre.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the comments section below. 

So what are the best albums ever? Vote now!
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<![CDATA[26 Celebrities Who Lost a Ton of Weight (Before and After)]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-lost-weight-before-and-after-photos/ranker-celebrities Gallery of stars who lost weight, featuring their before and after photos. These celebrities dropped pounds from diet, exercise, or some type of medical surgery. Weight loss is such a big deal in Hollywood. Famous people who have had dramatic weight loss includes film and TV actors, singers and musicians, and even media personalities. Some celeb weight transformations like Oprah Winfrey and Kirstie Alley even make headlines. One of the most popular ways celebrities battle obesity is by dieting. There have been countless types of diet fads throughout history, but the most important thing to remember when picking a good diet is simply by eating nutritious food. Staying healthy by consuming plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains doesn't cost much and prevents hunger. It is also important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially when exercising.

Physical activity also leads to rapid weight loss and Hollywood celebs often try different exercises and training regimen to slim down. From running, to swimming, to yoga, there are a number of ways to sweat and burn calories. Once considered extreme, more and more stars like Al Roker have undergone medical procedures such as gastric bypass surgery and the lap band. Even though weight loss surgeries have become safer in recent years, there are still a number of risks involved, so it's best to consult with a doctor. The battle of the bulge isn't hard with a healthy diet and lots of exercise. There are also several weight loss apps available to help you meet your weight loss goals.
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<![CDATA[Real Life 101: Classes That Should Be Offered (But Aren't)]]> http://ranker.com/list/real-life-college-courses-wish-list/don-davis All that time (and money) spent earning your college degree... wouldn't it have been great if even some of those classes were useful for handling everyday life stuff? This is a list of the things you wish you could've learned in a college class but couldn't since the course never existed. You had to eventually figure out on your own how to do these real-life, everyday things you wish someone had taught you about.

In fact, it's possible you still don't know how to do many of these things - and while you spent lots of money learning about English literature in the 1600s, probably know Socrates' birthday by heart, and can likely recall some data from the periodic table you had to memorize for a chemistry class at some point, you still don't know how to change a tire, manage your bank account, or file your taxes. Despite earning that degree, after graduation, many students are left clueless as to how they can handle some of the basic fundamentals in everyday life.

Sure, some of these college classes we wish existed were offered in some iteration if you majored in a related field - 'How to Invest' or 'How to Save Money' were likely covered in a Business degree. The classes on this list are what you wish had been part of your general education requirements but weren't since most colleges don't offer a course in how to avoid identity theft, how to apply for a loan, how to take care of a pet or how to get a boyfriend or girlfriend. Even though you spent a lot of money on a fancy college degree, there are still plenty of real-life things you don't know how to do that you wish you could've learned about in college.

This is a list of the classes that colleges should offer but don't... the stuff we really need to know how to do in everyday life. Vote up the classes that don't exist that you wish you could've enrolled in during college.

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<![CDATA[The 51 Most Epic Restaurant Name FAILs]]> http://ranker.com/list/restaurant-name-fails/ranker-food Restaurants are infamous for being bad investments. They're hard to manage, hard to keep profitable, and generally stressful for everyone involved. But hey, people gotta eat. So what can you do? Well for starters, pick a good name, something that's inviting and most importantly, appetizing. A name that's memorable and catchy certainly won't hurt. Well... unless it's the wrong kind of memorable.

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) these owners of the restaurants on this list only got the memorable part right. Making their eateries famous or... well... infamous. They tried their best to pick an appealing name, but ended up with the top restaurant name FAILs. Whoops. From innuendo, to bathroom humor, to inadvertently unappetizing imagery, these restaurants all truly failed when it came to picking a name.

Although, maybe these places get much more business because of the sheer amount of FAIL right there on the sign, making them wins in their own special way. Vote up the most epic restaurant name FAILs below and remember, if you eat out too much, you'll likely be "Soon Fatt."

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<![CDATA[9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday]]> http://ranker.com/list/bad-things-that-happened-on-good-friday/mel-judson List of bad things that happened on Good Friday. The word "good" should be replaced by "tragic" when it comes to this religious holiday. Though it is not the merriest holiday for Christians (or Jesus for that matter), nothing could prepare one for the horrific events that have overlapped with this holy day. As part of Easter Weekend, many of the incidents sadly involve people going to church to worship, celebrating the very holiday on which they died.
 
Though many of the bad things to happen on Good Friday are recent, or at least from the 21st century, this is not just a recent trend. In fact, the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788 involved the entire city essentially being engulfed in flames and destroyed on Good Friday.

These events also don't just happen in America - it's an international trend. These stories range from murders in Jamaica, to freak accidents in Nigeria, to Pan Am flights in Puerto Rico. Brace yourself for the events on this list and be very careful come Good Friday!

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<![CDATA[Google Earth Won't Let You See These 25 Places]]> http://ranker.com/list/places-google-earth-wont-let-you-see/coy-jandreau Google Earth is a virtual globe, provided by web giant Google, with maps of the entire world. Well... mostly. The map and geographical information program offers satellite imagery, street view, maps, directions, and overhead views of nearly everywhere on earth. This list of 25 places Google Earth won't let you see, features the hot spots that Google has blocked from view of curious internet users and amateur geographers everywhere.

As Google Earth is constantly being updated and is widely known for providing a comprehensive, up close, map of the world. It's also INSANELY popular, so it's especially strange when stuff ISN'T there. What are you hiding from us, Google?
 
What's under those pixelated areas and whited out sections? Some sites are likely blocked for national security reasons, but others are more suspicious. Here are 25 places you cannot find on Google Earth, no matter how hard you try. Conspiracy theorists, have a field day.
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<![CDATA[The Best Vintage Videos That Predicted the Future]]> http://ranker.com/list/vintage-videos-predict-future-technology-mass-media/don-davis Over the years, many have predicted what the future may bring - but none quite as well as these vintage videos. The majority of these retro videos focus on future technology and mass media, including Walter Kronkite's 1967 prediction that one day "no home will be complete without a computerized communications console." But some of these videos venture into fashion, government mind control, Star Wars and more. One fashion forward video dates back to the 1930s, predicting that one day, for women, "skirts will disappear entirely" - gasp! And about 20 years ago, AT&T really manages to predict the future with its "You Will" campaign: "Have you ever sent a fax...from the beach? You will." Sure, these funny videos are very much a product of their day, so many seem very out of date (and they are). But while the tools they had to execute their vision may have been limiting at the time, the concepts or ideas they were predicting are much greater.

Sure, some of the thinking in these old videos is definitely out of date - for example, the concepts that a man would always be a family's sole breadwinner or that the women was the only one who cared about shopping or the latest kitchen appliances have clearly gone the way of the dinosaur. But that's just one of the charming aspects of these retro videos, taking a glimpse into an era gone by.

One of the most interesting things here is the videos that are the most accurate are the ones created by visionaries who really thought outside of the box. They didn't rely solely on how existing technologies of their day may evolve; they conceptualized technologies that could perhaps one day exist (and now do). One of the most interesting aspects of these videos is seeing people who were way ahead of their time, predicting what the future held. Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey, was absolutely a pioneer, predicting in 1974 that by 2001, every home would have a small personal computer that would connect to other computers around the world. (Keep in mind, in 1974, no one owned a personal computer - and a computer during that era took up enough space to fill an entire room. Even the cordless phone wouldn't be available to consumers until the 1980s.)

While the last two decades have seen consistent, rapid advancements in technology, there has forever been a strong interest in the world of tomorrow. As a society, we've always been fascinated with what tomorrow may bring, how our lives will change, how things will become easier, more productive and efficient. So take a step back and enjoy these time capsules from days gone by that helped envision the world in which we currently live... after all, the future is now.

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<![CDATA[Things to Remember When Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong]]> http://ranker.com/list/remember-when-everything-is-going-wrong/lauren-slocum

Has life thrown you a couple of curve balls lately? Are you feeling down and out because the times are tough? Trying to endure hardship? Sometimes it feels like the world is transpiring against us. . .and when it does it’s hard to get ourselves out of that “why me?” mindset. But here is a list of phrases that remind us that regardless of our trials, the world keeps on turning, and there WILL be a light at the end of the tunnel (no matter how long that tunnel may be). We will get through it. 
 

Life has a funny way of testing our strengths; these little tests of character and endurance always seem to happen at the most inconvenient of times, too. Since we can’t pick and choose the challenges we face, it’s important to season our perspectives with honest and encouraging words of wisdom. It might be hard to accept at the time, but keep these special nuggets in your back pocket for when the going gets tough.
 

If you’re looking for a way to stay positive, or simply seeking some advice on how to survive trying times, take a peek at this list of how to stay on the bright side!


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<![CDATA[Celebrity Pregnancies 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-pregnancies-2014/celebrity-events Celebrity pregnancies 2014 includes all of the most famous Hollywood starlets, models, star athletes, singers and more who were expecting babies during the year. Which celebs are expecting babies in 2014? Find out right here, and expect this list to grow greatly as the months fly by. You can also find out which celebs gave birth by checking out this list of 2014 celebrity babies.

If 2013's celebrity pregnancy baby boom is any indication, expect a ton of famous people to announce pregnancies in 2014. Can anything top the Kim Kardashian pregnancy from 2013? We'll see! Kim's baby bump was one of the most famous bumps in Hollywood, and rightly so, but at some point, another celebrity baby bump will be even more watched (especially if the celeb is expecting twins!). And, of course, if any royal, particularly Kate Middleton, gets pregnant, she immediately generates huge headlines.

Here's the bottom line: If an A-lister gets pregnant, expect her to land on this list immediately, and with her due date information, if it's known (some celebs still keep mum on their due dates, of course). And, if they decide to give their instantly famous child a bizarre name, that child will land on this hilarious list of the most ridiculous celebrity baby names.
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<![CDATA[The Best Novelists of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-novelists-of-all-time/ranker-books List of the best authors of all time as voted on by normal, book-loving people. For this list, we will consider writers who are mainly novelists. Many of the people included on this list are famous authors who wrote popular books; others may not be as well-known, but are masters of their craft. 

The most popular authors are ones that have somehow enriched our lives. J.D. Salinger gave us Holden Caulfield and the term "phony," James Joyce introduced us to stream-of-consciousness prose and Carson McCullers immortalized the misfits and outcasts of the U.S. South in the first half of the 20th century.
The best writers are ones that changed the literary landscape in some way, introduced an iconic character, experimented with form and style and captured our imagination with their language.


While lists of "best novelists" are often attempted by individuals, they can be easily disputed because they often amount to no more than one person's opinion. Since this Ranker list is crowdsourced and open to voting, it benefits from the collective wisdom of many rather than the whims of a few. 

Feel free to vote on this list of top authors, add some that may have been left off, or ReRank this list entirely. 
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<![CDATA[67 Awesome McDonald's Dishes You Can't Buy in America]]> http://ranker.com/list/international-mcdonald-and-_39_s-menu-items/ranker-food List of international McDonald's menu items you won't find in the U.S. This list includes weird, delicious, gross, and unusual McDonald's menu items from all around the world. If you have traveled internationally and visited a McDonald's abroad, you may have noted that while some of the menu items in McDonald's in other countries are similar to U.S. items, there are many McDonald's items that you have never seen before.

Why is McDonald's menu different in other countries? It's simple: they want to sell their food in those countries and people around the world have different tastes and cultural customs that allow them to enjoy some fast food over others. The fast food masterminds behind the McDonald's empire are smart.

For example, because cows are generally not consumed in India, there are no menu items made from beef on the Indian menu. Instead, they serve up paneer (a popular South Asian cheese) and chicken-based menu items that are seasoned with masala and cumin and topped with mint mayonaise (a sauce similar to India's popular mint yogurt sauce). They also serve plenty of vegetarian McDonald's foods. It's a perfect example of how McDonald's uses regional spices and food preferences and adapts those to their international McDonald's menus. 


While McDonald's abroad locations adapt their flavors and ingredients to please local flavor palettes, they don't take this too far. Often, McDonald's in other countries will take local favorites and fuse them with classic McDonald's dishes and come up with weird McDonald's menu items in other countries. What are some of the weirdest international fast food items? "Los Beefos"--meatballs covered in crunchy breading from German McDonald's and "Bubar Ayam"--rice porridge topped with chicken strips from Malaysian McDonald's is also pretty unusual. Menu items that fuse local fare with traditional McDonald's flavors (like fried breading and chicken strips) do this because people who come to McDonald's still want the "Western food experience" when they eat foods they are used to.   

Next time you go to Micky D's and order your same old Big Mac, chicken nuggets or french fries you can be happy (or sad, depending on your taste) to know that in other countries they are eating Chicken Maharaja Macs, McPatatas and Spinach and Parmesan Nuggets rather than your favorite McD's items. You can take comfort in knowing that there are plenty of McDonald's secret menu items if you want to mix it up.  
 
Here is a peak at the best-looking and most unique McDonald's menu items from around the world. Vote on which items look the best to you!
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<![CDATA[Fictional Children Who Will Be the Most Messed Up Adults]]> http://ranker.com/list/fictional-children-who-will-be-the-most-messed-up-adults/john-ungaro

List of fictional children who are going to be messed up adults. Today we pit Nature vs. Nurture as we look at 15 fictional children who are going to make for some messed up adults. Does it come from parenting? Is it something already built into their DNA? Or does it have to do more with the environment they’re brought up in? 


Some children on the our list have to avenge their families, some of them are destined to be leaders in a post- apocalyptic world, and someone of them are surrounded by so much death how can they not be desensitized?


Look at the precious ragamuffins below, read the cases as to why they’re ticking time bombs, and upvote who’s going to be the most trouble for either themselves and/or society at large. If there’s anyone we left off the list, feel free to add them.

SPOLER ALTER notice on all these character write -ups.


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<![CDATA[16 Celebrity Drug Overdoses We Should Have Seen Coming]]> http://ranker.com/list/16-celebrity-drug-overdoses-we-should-have-seen-coming/joanne The wildest and craziest celebrities often suffer from drug and alcohol abuse. Here's a list of 16 drug-induced celebrity overdose deaths that, given the star's lifestyle and behavior, we should have seen coming. Celebrities OD more often than we'd like them to, but this list should at least warn us of what we should've seen coming. Video news reports and family/friend stories included next to each celebrity when available. Sadly, there are a lot of famous people with depression, which often ends in tragedy.
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<![CDATA[The Most Notoriously Difficult Actors to Work With]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-notoriously-difficult-actors-to-work-with/celebrity-lists This list of the most notoriously difficult actors to work with is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Making movies sounds like a fun career, unless you get stuck working with talent who is a real pain. Some of these famous actors are difficult to work with because they are so serious, some have a reputation for being divas, and some have terrible tempers that they are not able to control.

Who is the most notoriously difficult actor to work with? Megan Fox tops our list. She was allegedly a diva on the set of Transformers and was fired after she called director Michael Bay "Hitler." Gwyneth Paltrow has a reputation of being cold to anyone she sees as competition and refused to speak to her Iron Man 2 co-star Scarlett Johansson.
 

Bruce Willis has a reputation of being unapproachable on a film set. Cop Out director Kevin Smith stated that Willis was "soul crushing" to work with. Christian Bale is a very serious actor and demands perfection from everyone around him.

Why do you think these celebrities are so difficult to work with? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[26 Famous People Over 7 Feet Tall]]> http://ranker.com/list/famous-people-over-7-feet-tall/celebrity-lists This list of famous people over seven feet tall has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people are over 7 feet tall. The majority of the famous folks on the list our professional basketball players, but some actors, and professional wrestlers also made our list. One famous actor over 7 feet tall played an iconic sci-fi character.

Who is the most famous person over seven feet tall? Shaquille O'Neal tops our list. The NBA superstar is 7' 1". He has said, “I guess people think the taller you are, the more dominant you have to be. Professional wrestler and actor Andre the Giant was 7' 4". He appeared in films such as The Princess Bride and Trading Mom.

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew is 7' 2". He appeared alongside Harrison Ford in the first three Star Wars movies as Chewbacca. Rumor has it that Mayhew was given the choice of playing either Chewbacca or Darth Vader, but he chose Chewie because he wanted to play a good guy.

Are you surprised that there are so many famous people who are over seven feet tall? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
26 Famous People Over 7 Feet Tall]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Current Soccer (Football) Teams]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-soccer-and-football-team-in-2012 This list of the best current soccer teams is a compilation of soccer clubs from around the world put together to determine the best football team in 2014. These football clubs represent a variety of nations, divisions and leagues, making exact comparisons difficult at times, but never impossible. Despite the global popularity of football/soccer, the majority of the high-performing teams on this list are from Europe. National teams, of the sort of that would compete in Olympic events, the UEFA Championship or the FIFA World Cup, are not included. Teams that are included, though, represent some of the greatest sports franchises of all time with some of the best soccer players ever still gracing the fields of these great 2014 soccer teams. What is the best soccer team? What football club is the best in 2014? Which are the greatest football teams in the world? Vote for your favorite football team on this top football clubs list and find out. If your choice for top soccer team isn't on the list of the greatest soccer teams in 2014, make sure to add it so your squad can compete for the title of top soccer teams of 2014.
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<![CDATA[36 Crazy Vending Machines From Around the World]]> http://ranker.com/list/vending-machine-crazy-v1/danielle-dauenhauer First things first: why aren't more things available in vending machines? Sure, you can get your sodas, cup of noodles, and even bowling socks from a vending machine, but what about beer, headphones, and red Skittles? There's a vending machine for that? There's a vending machine for that!

Apparently, you can buy just about anything in a weird vending machine if you're willing to go halfway across the world to drop your money in a machine that may or may not be supplying you with the right sized pair of jeans. While many of these crazy vending machines are in Japan and China (dreamers, all of them), there are some bizarre vending machines in the US and Europe as well.

Does your desk need some new flair? There's a machine for that. Got a cupcake craving? There's a machine for that. Have an itch to wear some underwear another person has already worn? Ick, but yes, there's a vending machine for that. From the glorious (LEGOs an lobsters) to the grossest (live bait and porn), there seems to be a machine that dispenses it. Heck, there are weed vending machines in Colorado now. WEED! Collect those quarters and get ready to be envious of some of the best vending machines in the world.

 
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<![CDATA[The Worst Sinkhole Disasters of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-sinkhole-disasters-of-all-time/coy-jandreau A sinkhole, also known as a swallow hole, shake hole, swallet, or doline, is a depression or hole caused by a collapse of the surface layer of the earth. Sinkholes can range from just one meter (swallowing up a single person walking by on the street) up to hundreds of kilometers, taking out entire cities. They can happen naturally by wind or water erosion, or artificially due to people mining and drilling in unsafe areas.

Whichever the case and whatever the cause, people notice. It's a literal force of nature and it can be terrifying. Though some are later turned into a nice vacation spot. They happen all over the world, on both continents and islands. Below are the worst sinkhole disasters of all time, ranked by users. Vote up the disaster you think was the worst, and keep an eye on the earth beneath you.
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<![CDATA[The 13 Craziest Deaths Caused by Social Media]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-13-craziest-deaths-caused-by-social-media/whitney-milam We’ve all done our share of internet searching, stalking, creeping and now, apparently, killing. In a world ruled by digital communication, posting the wrong status update can be fatal. These are the thirteen most ridiculous cases of social networking turned deadly.

What are some deaths caused by social networks? From relationship status changes on Facebook to catfishing at its best/worst, these are some of the most deranged things people have done on social networks. Oh and craigslist doesn't count because that's not as much of a social network as it is a cesspool. Enjoy.
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<![CDATA[59 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-werent-born-where-you-think/celebrity-lists List of the most surprising celebrity birthplaces. While famous actors and musicians are often known for growing up in certain places, or living there when they first gained fame, many were born in cities and countries that rarely come up in interviews. For example, Nicole Kidman is Australian, right? Sure, but she was born in the U.S. You already knew that Charlize Theron was born in South Africa, but did you know that Emma Watson was born in France?

This list includes a number of famous people born to military parents while they were stationed 'overseas,' including Americans Bruce Willis, Martin Lawrence, and Jackson Browne, all of whom were born in Germany. Others are just the children of jet-setting parents who met in school, worked together, or simply traveled often.

British/English entertainers Freddie Mercury, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Strummer were born in Zanzibar, Nigeria, and Turkey, respectively. English-speaking celebrities born in Israel, Ukraine, Lebanon, Japan, Bulgaria, and India all appear on this list.
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<![CDATA[13 Horror Movies and the 'True Stories' They're Based On]]> http://ranker.com/list/13-horror-movies-and-the-_true-stories_-they_re-based-on/wavy-gravey While most, if not all, horror movies include a fair amount of fiction to make the story more gory and gruesome, often times the inspiration for these classic horror movies are based on true stories. The actual events in a lot of cases are that of legend or not nearly as scary as the theatrical version, but every so often the true events are scarier than anything someone could think up for shock value.

Some of the very best horror movies of all time are based on actual events. Take Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs, for example, three of the scariest horror movies of all time are based on the horrible killings of a single man, Ed Gein. Independently, the three films tell horrifying tales of mass murder, torture and cannibalism but put them all together and you get a look at serial killer Ed Gein.

Of course in many cases, the fiction is a stretch on the actual facts such as in the haunted house horror films. In The Amityville Horror, The Haunting in Connecticut, and The Entity, families were haunted by demons in their own homes. In reality, investigators dispute many of these claims, and many have been declared straight up hoaxes.

Good luck trying to verify claims of demon possession, which is another theme in some of the most well-known horror movies as well like The Exorcist, Audrey Rose, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, as those stories visit a gray area between paranormal and simple mental illness.

However these films were inspired, be them gruesome true events or a simple unverified claim that grows into a scary screenplay, these horror movies based on true stories all accomplish what they attempt to do: scare the crap out of us on a daily basis. For that, mission accomplished.
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<![CDATA[15 Juicy Reality TV Scandals]]> http://ranker.com/list/reality-tv-scandals/ranker-tv Reality TV scandals have been around since the first reality shows took to the air, but in the age of social media, the crazy things that happen on reality television seem to be getting more and more attention as the scandals get weirder little by little, year after year. From celebrities caught being racist to accusations of child abuse, there are just a few scandals culled from reality TV in recent years.

What are the biggest reality television scandals? You get to vote on whether the cast of "Big Brother" dropping N-bombs is worse than firing models on "The Price is Right" for getting pregnant. Game show scandals, reality competition scandals, and reality TV show drama are all up for voting on the list of the biggest scandals on reality television.


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<![CDATA[11 Celebrities Who Ran the Boston Marathon]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-ran-the-boston-marathon/celebrity-lists List of celebrities who ran the Boston Marathon, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. The Boston Marathon features a 26.2 running course and is one of the most popular marathons in the world. The event takes place annually on the third Monday of April. Many celebrities have run in and completed the Boston Marathon.

Who is the most famous person who ran the Boston Marathon? Will Ferrell tops our list. The Anchorman actor ran the 2003 Boston Marathon with a finishing time of 3:56:12. Mario Lopez ran the 2002 Boston Marathon with a finishing time of 5:41:42. He said, “I ran the Boston Marathon in 2002 for a charity called the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I nearly didn't do it because I hurt my ankle a couple weeks before the race. But I just taped it up and gutted through it.”

New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre ran the 2013 Boston Marathon, the same year of the bombing attack.

Are you surprised that these famous actors, musicians, and politicians have run in the Boston Marathon? Are you impressed they were able to finish? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[New Movie Trailers 2014]]> http://ranker.com/list/new-movie-trailers-2014/ranker-film New movie trailers released in 2014. These are previews for upcoming film releases. New movie trailers for the new movies and film franchises you love will be listed here as they are released. You can search, sort and view all these new 2014 movie trailers without having to leave Ranker. The most recent movie preview from 2014 will appear at the top of the list. You can also switch to infostyle to see more trailers on the same page and sort alphabetically.

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<![CDATA[The Best Songs Based on Game of Thrones]]> http://ranker.com/list/songs-based-on-game-of-thrones/matt-grippi The HBO series "Game of Thrones" has become a cultural phenomenon since its premiere in 2010. By now you have probably heard all the different Game of Thrones Theme Covers, but did you know that there are some seriously talented bands making original music based on the hit show? These Game of Thrones songs span the genres of rock, metal, hip-hop and rap. 

 The series, based on George R.R. Martin's epic series of fantasy novels "A Song of Ice and Fire," has helped to bring the fantasy genre into the mainstream. Many musicians have even created songs inspired by the series' themes of family, war, betrayal and medieval politics.

 Vote on which song you think represents Game of Thrones the best, and use these tracks to help get excited for the next episode of this exciting series.

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<![CDATA[Tasks You Loathe The Most]]> http://ranker.com/list/tasks-you-loathe-the-most/desertrat89 Chores. Niceties. Tasks. Those nasty and/or tedious things we have to do in life to pretend to be civilized. The things that separate us from animals. We hates them, precious. We hates them so much. But, which are the worst? The chores that you face with the enthusiasm of a firing squad? These are the most loathesome tasks and chores in our everyday lives. Vote, rank, or do both... and, as always, add any you see missing.

When it comes to cleaning up after your pets, you'd be hardpressed to find a single person, outside of your run of the mill crazy person that would enjoy doing this task. Pets are awesome to have, but can be a gargantuan pain to take care of. It is simple tasks like this that make you loathe things that you should love. Other everyday tasks that are awful include cleaning the shower, unclogging the toilet and even going to the DMV, which no one loves doing, even its employees. The common hatred of these every day tasks is what can unite people from all walks of life.

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<![CDATA[The Best Suspense Novels]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-suspense-novels/ranker-books There’s nothing that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, hooked on a book, quite like a great suspense novel does. The suspense genre is one of the most popular categories in the world of books. What are the best suspense novels? Vote up the best books below and see where they rank.
 
The novels on this list have been voted on and ranked by the community. These are not only some of the greatest literary works of all time, but many of these great suspense novels have been turned into movies as well. 
 
This list features the best suspense novels of all time including, Tell No One, The Bourne Identity, The Silence of the Lambs, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Kiss the Girls, The Da Vinci Code, And Then There Were None, The Shining, The Bone Collector, A Time to Kill, and The Andromeda Strain. Vote up the best, most suspenseful novels below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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