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[The Most Hated Game of Thrones Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-hated-game-of-thrones-characters/ranker-of-thrones The most hated Game of Thrones characters are despised for a number of reasons. Some of were responsible for the death of a fan-favorite GoT character or two. Others torture prostitutes instead of just sleeping with them like normal boys. Others retreat from attacks on the city while sending the common folk into battle. Wait, those people are all Joffrey Baratheon. 

As it turns out, however, Joffrey is not the only detestable GoT character (go fig), but is joined by multiple members of his family as well as a slew of other morally flexible citizens of the realm of Westeros. Whether they murder, lie, cheat, steal, or all of the above, there are plenty of people to hate in a series that regularly kills off fan favorite characters (and imprisons, rapes, and slanders others).

Who are the most evil Game of Thrones characters? What people on GoT do fans hate the most? Take some time to vote for the characters from Game of Thrones you feel deserve the title of most hated in GoT - and be sure to check out this list of Game of Thrones characters who should die.
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<![CDATA[The Best Horse Racing Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/list-of-all-horse-racing-movies/reference A list of all the best horse racing movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To see if your favorite horse racing movie, as well as other dramas, are currently streaming, head on over to the best drama movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime lists.

This horse racing movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of horse racing films also contains horse racing movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This horse racing films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best horse racing movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This horse racing movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Click the thumbs up button to see your favorite movies rise to the top.

List of horse racing films includes horse racing movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You could always re-rank this list then share it on your social networks to get a count of what only your friends think about this topic.

These are the top films in the horse racing genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the horse racing genre in it. Be it the motifs of the horse racing genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Also, you should vote on movies like Laffit: All About Winning and Dead Cert, if you like them. If we missed any horse racing movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous horse racing movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about horse racing movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the horse racing movies. List includes photos and horse racing movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, like Secretariat and Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these horse racing movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good horse racing movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest horse racing movies, here is the full horse racing movies list, ordered from best to worst.
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<![CDATA[The Most Overused Movie Poster Layouts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-overused-movie-poster-layouts/chris-abraham In a modern Hollywood where remakes and sequels trump original ideas, are you at all surprised that so many movie posters look the same? This list showcases the most overused movie poster layouts, including the cringe-inducing "standing back to back" poster that so many bad movies (and some good) have used. There's no doubt that a great movie poster can really get you hyped for a film's release, but the ones shown on this list are a bit cookie cutter. This list was made votable so you could vote which common movie poster layout amuses you (or disgusts you) the most.

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<![CDATA[The Most Random Things That Predict Presidential Elections]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-predict-every-presidential-election/mike-rothschild If you want to win your office betting pool for the 2016 election, you need to accurately predict who is going to win for president. Fortunately, there are a number of random factors and trends that point the way to who is going to win. Some of them gauge the general tenor of where the American people are, like the 7-11 Cup Contest, or which candidate's face is selling the most Halloween masks. Others are totally random, like sports winners, or Olympic sites. But all are eerily accurate predictors and might just tell you who is going to win the 2016 election.
 
For example, did you know there's one tiny county in Indiana that almost always votes the same way the presidential election goes? Or that kids and college students tend be very accurate in mock elections? And if you really want to make some money on the election, see who offshore betting sites have favored - and where the money is going.

Here are some random factors that you can use to get a leg up in your election predictions. Not all of them will be accurate, but some of them have proven to be right time and time again.


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<![CDATA[Celebrities You Feel Like You Know]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-you-feel-like-you-know/jacob-shelton Everyone has a favorite celebrity or two who they think just gets them. You know, those celebrities you feel like you know. Whether it’s because you’ve watched every episode of their TV show, or if they just come across as really cool in interviews, relatable celebrities are like a diamond in the rough. For every 20 celebs who tow the line, there’s always a Jennifer Lawrence or an Aziz Ansari who has no problem telling it like it is. If you’re having trouble thinking of famous people who are relatable, just read through this list of celebrities you feel like you know to meet your new best friends.

When you feel like you know a celebrity, you automatically become more than a fan. You cheer for their highest highs, and feel their cavernous lows. Maybe you’ve been watching the celebrity who you feel like you know since they were an awkward teen, and making movies that spoke just to you. Or maybe your favorite celebrity followed you back on Twitter. The celebrities on this list are the famous folks who you feel like you could get a drink with, or talk about your favorite movie without feeling like a total weirdo.

Vote up the celebrities you feel like you could know - whether it's because they are transparent on social media, friendly in interviews, or you watched them grow up through an awkward phase; in short, they just seem like you could be friends with them. And if you don’t feel like you could hang with any of these celebs, add the stars who you think you could hang with.
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<![CDATA[The Best Tight Ends in the NFL]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-tight-ends-in-the-nfl Tight ends have become an integral piece to a football team's offense. In the past, tight ends have mostly served as extra offensive lineman to help with run blocking and an occasional pair of hands to catch a defense off-guard. But the game has changed significantly recent years. Big, athletic, pass catching tight ends have allowed offenses to stretch the field and are an added threat in today's predominantly pass-first NFL. The influx of these players has changed the way defenses prepare for an opposing team and now have to take account players they wouldn't have had to worry about in the past. For many years, Tony Gonzalez was considered the preeminent tight end for his rare combination of speed and power. He is widely looked at the greatest tight end to play the game. Gonzalez was the first in this era for tight ends. Players like New England's Rob Gronkowski, San Francisco's Vernon Davis and New Orleans' Jimmy Graham are three examples of these bigger, faster tight end whom have followed in Gonzalez's footsteps.

Vote for the tight end you think is the best in the NFL. The definition for who you consider to be the top tight end is open-ended. It can be one of the pass catchers from above or a blocking tight end. No matter what definition you choose, be sure to vote for your favorite tight end.
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<![CDATA[The Trickiest Eggcorns in the English Language]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/eggcorn-list/loganrapp What's an eggcorn and why would an eggcorn database or eggcorn list exist at all? Well, the English language is tricky and full of words and phrases that are easily mispronounced or misspelled. Heck, just about any language is tricky and full of nuance. There's a great video of Stephen Fry talking about language being an evolving thing, and that more pedantic folks shouldn't be so hard up to correct people. Many agree, but this list of eggcorns is something fun to think about!

Okay, so what is an eggcorn? I's a phrase or a word that, through misspelling, mispronunciation, or a simple misunderstanding of its meaning, has been changed to an incorrect phrase. In fact, the word eggcorn is itself an eggcorn: the linguist who coined the term chose that word after speaking with someone who said "eggcorn" instead of "acorn." 

So, we thought it'd be fun for linguaphiles to look at and rank the trickiest and most confusing eggcorns that sometimes trip up even the most avid grammar and language lovers. Some of these mistakes are just straight up wrong and get the meaning mixed up. Some are honest mistakes that most people rarely challenge. Some, interestingly, are phrases that, when you really think about it, still hold the spirit of the original meaning. '

The point is, this is all in good fun. Haters to the left! Let's enjoy the linguistic mistakes, poetry, and nightmares of eggcorns together.
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<![CDATA[The Best Dressed Female TV Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dressed-female-tv-characters/ranker-characters List of the best dressed female TV characters currently on TV or from the past. These are the most fashionable women to grace the small screen, whether they’re powerful in Prada or beguiling in boho-chic. Sometimes quirky, other times glam, these best dressed ladies on TV have always done one thing: wowed viewers with their well-put-together styles.

 One way for fashionable TV women to catch audiences’ attention is with high-end evening wear. From slinky black dresses to shockingly pink frocks, trendsetting TV women are the focus of the party, and they command both the audience’s and the other characters’ attention. Could anyone rip his or her eyes away from Blair (“Gossip Girl”) when she stunned in the gold embroidered, peacock-inspired evening dress designed by Marchesa? The hottest TV women know how to wear designer fashions, and they wear them well.

 Of course, the best dressed women on TV don’t always dress to the nines. Even in a simple sweater and jeans, however, these fashionable television females are still the height of style. Rachel (“Glee”) is the pinnacle of casual, preppy chic, while Carrie (“Sex and the City”) could work almost any article of clothing into her eccentric, distinctive style. These fashionable TV women are so inspiring that there are websites devoted to helping viewers capture their looks and style.

 This list contains the most fashionable women on TV, the stylish female TV characters who have dressed to impress episode after episode. Whether their styles are casual, elegant, or unusual, the best dressed TV ladies are right here. Included on the list are characters who are fashionable in period costume, as well.

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<![CDATA[All the Villains & Nemeses on Archer]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-archer-villains/rhune-kincaid FX's smart-as-a-whip animated comedy Archer is full of some of the zingiest one-liners, raunchiest sex scenes, and longest running jokes on television. But beneath all that is the skeleton of classic spy stories that rival the staples of the espionage genre. That's where the villains come in. No matter how complicated or unrealistic their schemes are, they provide the backbone for the comedy that ensues. They motivate the plot so that the jokes have context. Without villains, Lana, Sterling, Cyril, Pam, Cheryl, Malory, Ray, and Dr. Krieger are goofballs without a cause.

Good guys are attracted to bad girls, they sometimes do bad things, and in the case of Sterling Archer, come from bad parents, but the bad thing that good guys need most badly is bad guys. 
 
Zip up your turtleneck and watch your phrasing for this trip in to the Danger Zone with a ranking of Archer's greatest nemeses, villains, scoundrels, and downright bad guys.
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<![CDATA[The Craziest, Most Delicious Fair Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fair-food/jacob-shelton Is there a better summer outing than a trip to the state fair? Don’t bother screaming an answer at your computer, because we can’t hear you and you’re wrong if you disagree. What better place is there to people watch, ride rickety roller coasters, and eat pounds of insane food that you can’t get anywhere else?!

Our favorite part about spending all day at a fair is definitely the wacky food that doesn’t exist anywhere else in polite society. Insane creations like pickle dogs (for the uninitiated, that’s a deep fried pickle with a hotdog inside), and literally deep fried anything are waiting around every corner for your feasting pleasure. If you’ve never been to a state fair before, you can make the rookie mistake of buying the wrong food and getting stuck with garbage instead of something tasty. That's why we’ve put this list of the best fair food together. You can thank us later.

With so many state fair food options, it can be tough to choose exactly which artery-clogging delicacy to try.  That’s why we’ve created the perfect menu for your state fair feasting pleasure. Some of the items on this list might seem a little weird, but roll with it. Your taste buds will thank you. Vote on which fair food you think is the best, and let us know which one of these monstrosities you’ve feasted upon. And if there’s anything we left off, you better give us the deets!
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<![CDATA[The Most Unlikely Cartoons Based on Live-Action Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cartoons-based-on-live-action-movies/luke-y-thompson Hollywood today makes movies based on comics and cartoons, where it used to be the other way around. Many popular live-action films have led to cartoon spinoffs that are now more or less forgotten. Couldn't afford a sequel? No problem. Get to animating and cast cheaper actors. The stories could continue a lot longer and introduce a bunch more potentially profitable characters - a hypothetical Man of Steel cartoon, for instance, could have been far less clunky in introducing the other superheroes than Batman v. Superman was.

Animated shows based on blockbuster movies used to be a dime a dozen. This kind of thing used to happen a lot, but nobody has gotten too good at preserving the results (which, admittedly, are not always great). Still, no true franchise fan can complete their knowledge without seeking out these cel-bound spin-offs, and odds are you've forgotten at least a few of these existed. That's why this list is here. Journey now into the past,and find continuations of stories you never knew you needed...and maybe still don't.
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<![CDATA[One Hit Wonders from the 2000s That You Totally Forgot About]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/one-hit-wonders-from-the-2000s/cehudspeth While some might feel sorry for one hit wonders and their short brushes with fame, we should all actually consider them a blessing. In a world where the radio plays the same handful of artists repeatedly, it’s nice to hear some new voices, however briefly. The best one hit wonders have provided the world with a break... Until the radio plays the songs into the ground and we all spend the rest of our lives with Eiffel 65's "Blue" trapped in our heads.

Although every decade has had their share of one hit wonder songs, the 2000s had some of the best. In case you don't remember, the gems on this list were some of the biggest songs in the 2000s. Unfortunately for their artists, the hits didn't spark long-lasting careers. Still, it's nice to look back and congratulate yourself on remembering all the lyrics to "Party Like a Rock Star."

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<![CDATA[The Best Tomb Raider Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tomb-raider-games/video-game-info List of best Tomb Raider games, ranked from best to worst with cover art when available. If you think the coolest Tomb Raider game to play isn't as high as it should be then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Tomb Raider game of all time is? Use this list of fun to play Tomb Raider video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all. Be sure to share this full list of iconic Tomb Raider games by clicking one of the social media icons on the top or bottom of the page.

Items on this poll include Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Tomb Raider games?" or "What is the best Tomb Raider game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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<![CDATA[The Best Travel TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-travel-tv-shows/tvs-frank The best travel TV shows inspire us to venture out into the unknown. They allow everyone to enjoy exploring some of the most interesting locations on the planet, without ever leaving the couch! A great television travel show offers viewers the opportunity to share in the journey as the hosts wander from town to town, or country to country, taking in the local landscape and learning about an area's unique culture. This list includes some of the most popular travel TV shows (past and present), but it isn't complete: Feel free to add your own suggestions, and vote up the best travel shows you love the most.

Several TV shows listed here manage to combine travel and food. Among them: 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' and 'Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' Each of these shows offers viewers an in-depth look at local cultures, along with a taste of the area. Zimmern's choices are certainly more "out there" than Bourdain's, but both make for excellent travel TV viewing.

Classic, beloved travel TV shows are also listed here, including one of the most popular travel series of all-time, 'Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days.' Actor Michael Palin actually recreates Phileas Fogg's fateful journey from the Jules Verne novel 'Around the World in 80 Days.'

Are you a fan of reality TV? If so, you've likely seen CBS' 'The Amazing Race.' While the program is definitely a reality competition, it takes the competitors to some of the most beautiful places in the world. In other words, it's awesome viewing for travel buffs!

What shows inspire your wanderlust the most? What us the best traveling show on TV? Vote for your favorite travel TV shows, and vote down those shows that you don't like. Bon voyage!


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<![CDATA[The Little Victories That Make Working in Retail Worth It]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/small-victories-working-in-retail/michaelgraff Millions of people all over the world work in retail. Often it's viewed as a job of necessity, just something to pay the bills while you get a degree or search for a job you want more.

But like it or not, plenty of us need to take work where we can get it and retail is a huge sector of the job market. Tedious as it may be, there are little things that can happen during a shift that make your day go better - or at least faster.

If you've ever worked a job like this, you may recognize and appreciate some of these small victories in retail.

The Little Victories That Make Working in Retail Worth It]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Movie Soundtracks to Listen to While You Do Work]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movie-soundtracks-to-listen-to-while-you-do-work/cehudspeth There’s nothing harder (or more gratifying) than finding music to listen to at work and using it as a score to your life. These are the best movie soundtracks to listen to, depending on whether you’re looking to focus, feel energized, or simply tap your foot along while you sit at your desk.The next time you want to get inspired, put on some of this work music and watch the productivity flow. Vote up the movie soundtracks you like to listen to at work, than put in your headphones and get started.

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<![CDATA[The Best Trees in Fiction]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-trees/amylindorff Trees are neat. They are so tall and regal and some have really teeny trunks that make you wonder how they even stand straight up. Trees also often pop up in works of fiction, the movies, and sometimes video games. Not just as beautiful scenery, oh no. As actual tree characters, sometimes even walking around and speaking dialogue. Anything is possible in fiction and make-believe, and these awesome fictional trees are cold hard proof.

What are the best tree characters ever? You probably loooooved Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, or if you are a real fan, even in the comics before it was cool. Sadly for you, no one wants to hear about that, they just want to talk about Vin Diesel. Oh well. Other great fictional trees include the Giving Tree from that famous Shel Silverstein book you read as a kid, and Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings universe. What a cool tree he was. There are also tree characters in A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, and even a Frank Zappa song.

The task at hand is for you to vote up the best trees on this list of tree characters and to maybe even rerank it to make a list of your own. It's pretty fun, and these trees will thank you for considering them as the best.

If you are aware of yet another character that is an actual tree, in any work of fiction or even a video game, please add it for other tree lovers and all around fans of these super cool perennial plants to vote on.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Legend of Zelda Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/zelda-games/video-game-info List of best The Legend of Zelda series games, ranked from best to worst with cover art when available. If you think the coolest The Legend of Zelda series game to play isn't as high as it should be then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest The Legend of Zelda series game of all time is? Use this list of fun to play The Legend of Zelda series video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all. Be sure to share this full list of iconic The Legend of Zelda series games by clicking one of the social media icons on the top or bottom of the page.

Everything from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to The Legend of Zelda is included on this list.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest The Legend of Zelda series games?" or "What is the best The Legend of Zelda series game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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<![CDATA[Places That Are Surprisingly Easy to Sneak Into]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/places-that-are-surprisingly-easy-to-sneak-into/richard-rowe There's a certain bias many people have; let's call it "the illusion of safety." That is, believing things they think should be secure actually are. In some cases, that belief is so strong nobody even bothers to make it illegal to, say, sneak into a very important building, like a King or Queen's palace. It's just kind of assumed that would never happen.

Sure, we'd all like to believe it takes some combination of Danny Ocean and Tom Cruise to get into our most "secure" facilities, like the White House. But many times, a little bit of patience, a lot of bravery, and an axe will do just fine.
 
If history has taught us anything, it's that there's no such thing as truly "safe" or "secure." One determined person can make mincemeat of the best-laid defenses. It takes an entire forge to make chain mail, but a single arrow to find its weakness. That's how people can sneak into a building like a nuclear power plant. Here is a list of people and groups that broke into places you'd never believe it was possible to gain access to - with minimal effort.

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<![CDATA[The Biggest Struggles Only People Who Love Books Understand]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/book-lover-struggles/katherine-ripley We may be living in the Internet age, but bookworms are still alive and well. Book lovers are perhaps the smartest and most curious people in the world, but they're also troubled in many ways. This list is full of book lover problems.

You might say that book lovers bring these problems on themselves, because they choose to read books. But bookworms would answer: we did not choose books, books chose us. Here are all the bookworm struggles you experience once you accept your fate as a bibliophile.
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<![CDATA[Australian Slang Words You Probably Don't Know]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/australian-slang-words-and-meanings/dukeharten Ah, Australian slang. A lexicon unto itself, slang in Australia puts Cockney rhyming to shame. The country's jaw-gritting determination to abbreviate even the shortest of words is a point of national pride. If you find yourself in the land down under during your travels, fear not: this list of Aussie slang will have you fluent in localese before the afternoon arvo is over.

Everything from body parts to gas stations is fair game for slang in Oz: abbreviation (or outright recoining) is a way of life here. As one Aussie pal put it: "The trick is in shortening anything that's already been shortened and then giving it a longer nickname." Makes sense, no? Check out the Australian words below for a quick taste of the continent's flavorful slang.

 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Celebrated Fictional Relationships That Are Actually F'ed Up]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fictional-relationships-that-are-actually-messed-up/jessica-defino Fictional couples that seem to be perfect for each other until you really think about it. Boy meets girl, boy and girl face some sort of drama together, boy gets girl. That’s the basic storyline of almost every romance film ever made, yet we swoon every single time. Stale plotlines be damned! The love stories that play out in books, on our TVs and on the big screen inform our real-life hopes and dreams: aren’t we all just searching for the Noah to our Allie, the Big to our Carrie, the Simba to our Nala? 

We took a look some of cinema’s most iconic couples and realized, in retrospect, that we’ve been romanticizing some straight-up unhealthy fictional relationships. Read on: you won’t see these unhealthy movie and TV relationships the same way ever again. 
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<![CDATA[The Most Memorable Smells from the Mall]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mall-smells/jacob-shelton Scientists say smell is the most important sense linked to memory, and it’s not uncommon for scents to unlock long forgotten memories, bringing a tear of nostalgia to your eye. And there's probably nothing that makes you more nostalgic than catching a whiff of our favorite '90s mall smells. Whether it’s the overpowering wall of Abercrombie & Fitch cologne or movie theater popcorn, these are the smells from the mall that make you wish you could turn back time and waste a Saturday hanging out with your friends at the local mall. Sniff out these memorable smells from the mall and try not to get too misty eyed.

If you’re too young to remember what the mall smelled like then you’re in for a special treat. Collected on this list you’ll find a bevy of stores and smells that totally encompass the world of a true mallrat. Believe it or not, there was a generation of teenagers who looked forward to carousing through their local mall, munching on kiosk food, totally unsupervised by their parents. The nineties truly were a blissful time to be alive. If you were around for those good old days, check out these memorable scents from the mall and see how many are still secretly floating around inside your nose.
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<![CDATA[The Best Hockey Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-hockey-movies/all-genre-movies-lists Best hockey and ice hockey movies. This is a list of films that feature the sport of hockey as a central theme. Think we missed one? Please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Famous for its fast paced action and fights (with its flying pucks and swinging sticks), hockey is a no-brainer if your goal is to make an action-packed sports movie. Ice hockey is especially popular in nations that have a dominant winter climate. That said, hockey has also found a strong following in the United States.

One professional team, the Anaheim Ducks, actually got their name from a Hollywood hockey movie, "The Mighty Ducks". Vote on the best ice hockey films.

What are the best ice hockey movies? There are a few good ones over the years, like Slap Shot for example, that's gained cult status. The best hockey movies splash in seriousness with a cold dose of humor. What would be better for a movie that takes place on ice?
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<![CDATA[The Most Underrated Prince Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-prince-non-hits/gingerrigged As a legendary musical icon, everyone knows at least a few Prince songs. But true fans of the "Purple Rain" singer know that not all of his best works made it into the mainstream. Beyond "Kiss" and "When Doves Cry" are dozens of incredibly great Prince songs that never got the recognition they deserved. Vote up your favorite underrated Prince songs to help the world discover the good Prince songs they should be listening to. All of the best prince non-hits are here!

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<![CDATA[The Best Beyonce Songs of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-beyonce-songs/voteable List of the best Beyoncé songs of all time, as voted on by fans like yourself. After an extremely successful stint with Destiny's Child, Beyoncé pulled a Justin Timberlake and decided to go solo.  With so many amazing singles and great albums, how can you trust one person's opinion of what the greatest Beyoncé song is? We created this list just to answer that question, so be sure to vote for your favorite songs. 

Whether you like Irreplaceable, Halo, or If I Were A Boy, we want to hear from you. No remixes are included here, only songs from Beyoncé studio albums. 
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<![CDATA[The Best HBO Comedies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hbo-comedies-of-all-time/ranker-tv List of the best HBO comedies of all time as voted on by viewers. Since bursting into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has brought people together and played a vital role in society and pop culture. In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. Now additional broadcast networks exists, in addition to a multitude of cable and paid television networks, like HBO.

Without having to worry about offending sponsors, HBO shows can be edgier and darker, as they have more freedom to use profanity, violence, sexual themes and nudity than network shows do. Top HBO comedies like "Sex and the City," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Real Time with Bill Maher," and "Kids in the Hall" could only air on a channel like HBO. 

But what is the best HBO comedy of all time? Vote up your favorite HBO comedy, vote down the ones you can't stand, or find a show you missed during its original airing and "borrow" your parent's HBO Go password to get caught up.

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<![CDATA[Polite Things You Most Wish People Still Did Regularly]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/polite-things-people-don_t-do-anymore/casey-cavanagh There are a lot of polite things people don't do anymore – either because society has evolved and made it acceptable to not, or simply because they don't want to. Between our technological advances that have made it almost impossible to find someone without a phone in their hand, and feminist movements that have liberated women to empower themselves to fight to be treated the same as men, a lot of etiquette that was once considered proper is overlooked today.

Below are 16 good manners no one seems to have anymore. Do you think some of these should still be important?

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<![CDATA[NBA Playoff Buzzer Beaters That Fans Will Never Forget]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/nba-buzzer-beaters-in-the-playoffs/zachary-benau The NBA playoffs bring an all new intensity level that is nothing like the regular season. And with every possession of every game meaning so much, there is nothing better than watching a buzzer beater in the playoffs. These buzzer beaters have not only made for iconic moments that fans will never forget, but have helped shape the careers of many players in the NBA. Jordan jumping over Ehlo, Robert Horry beating the Kings, and Jerry West hitting a 60-footer to tie the game are just some of the great moments in NBA playoff history. 

Many factors go into the ranking such as the importance of the game, the difficulty of the shot, and whether it was a game-winning or game-tying shot. In your opinion, which ones are the best NBA playoff buzzer beaters?

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<![CDATA[The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-apocalyptic-and-post-apocalyptic-fiction-tv-shows/reference The very best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction shows also includes pictures from the shows, when available. Popular apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining apocalypse TV shows of all time are. Don't let your favorite apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of apocalypse series below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, when available.

Among the post apocalyptic TV shows listed here are series like The Walking Dead, Revolution, and Loonatics Unleashed. These apocalyptic TV shows (some of which you can find on Netflix for your next binge) are full of drama, riveting special effects, and scary visuals that will have you on the edge of your seat.

What is the best post apocalyptic TV shows of all time? What are the greatest TV shows about apocalypses that have ever aired? Upvote the apocalyptic TV series you enjoy the most and don't forget to rerank the list so the shows you thought were great can rise to number one!
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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Would Sit at the Popular Table]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-would-sit-at-the-popular-table/jessica-lawshe Most celebrities are pretty cool, at least compared to us normals. It comes with the fame, fortune, and career success. But some celebrities just seem cooler than the rest. You know, the ones who would be voted prom queen or king, or would nab the "most popular" title in the yearbook. Who, you ask? Basically everyone on this list of celebrities who would sit at the popular table. 

Being popular now-a-days isn't about being mean. As Taylor Swift's squad has proven, it's all about lifting people up instead of knocking them down... unless you're being shady (ahem, Katy Perry). It seems that the celebrities with a lot of friends are also the ones who are the kindest and funniest - like Anna Kendrick, Hugh Jackman, and Amy Schumer. In the new Hollywood, it may just pay to be nice. Just ask the most popular of popular celebrities like Justin Timberlake and John Legend.

So take a look at this list of celebrities who would sit at the popular table and fantasize over which celebs you wish were in you squad.
 

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<![CDATA[The Worst Ways the Wedding Industry Is Stealing Your Money]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ways-the-wedding-industry-is-stealing-your-money/jessica-lawshe From Pinterest to wedding blogs to wedding magazines, brides are getting bombarded with amazingly cute wedding ideas - that cost a lot. Even the adorable DIYs - like hand-made signs and mason jars all add up to way more than you think. So if you're planning a wedding, it's imperative that you check out this list of the many varied ways the wedding industry is stealing your money - and remember that at the end of the day, your wedding is about publicly declaring your love for your spouse and starting your life together among family and friends.
 
Just ask any bride who's been through it and done the math - the "smallest" things (i.e., dance-floor sandals for everyone, seating table signage, witty decorative signs, and over-the-top invitations) end up costing the most. But the wedding industry has you so convinced that you need these things to have the perfect day. Guess what? These unnecessary wedding expenses aren't what the day is about. 

All these unnecessary wedding expenses might have you thinking, well, I'll just "DIY" it. Unless you're Martha Stewart with perfect penmanship and decades of crafting experience behind you, "hand-made" and "DIY" just means custom-made - because you're going to need to hire someone to "hand-make" all those cute wedding decorations you don't need in the first place.

While no one is saying you should elope (although, it's a great option for many couples), definitely take a look at this list of wedding industry tricks before you fork over your life savings in exchange for your wedding day.


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<![CDATA[Current TV Shows You'd Love to See as Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-shows-we-and-_39_d-love-to-see-as-movies/lanayoshii There are some great television series on air today that would adapt nicely to the big screen if given the chance.  Which current TV show would you pay a full ticket price to see as a feature length film?
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<![CDATA[The Best Star Fox Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/star-fox-games/video-game-info List of best Star Fox games, ranked from best to worst with cover art when available. If you think the coolest Star Fox game to play isn't as high as it should be then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Star Fox game of all time is? Use this list of fun to play Star Fox video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all. Be sure to share this full list of iconic Star Fox games by clicking one of the social media icons on the top or bottom of the page.

Items on this list include Star Fox and Star Fox 64.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Star Fox games?" or "What is the best Star Fox game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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<![CDATA[The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-addictive-video-games-of-all-time The most addictive games of all time, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add their video game addictions to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the addicting video games that gamers just can't put down. Voting on this list is easier than figuring out the Konami code, so add your two cents and see how your gaming obsessions stack up against everyone else's.

Of the most addicting games, there are some from every era. From addicting PC games to the most addicting video games, there's something for everyone on this list, no matter what kids of video games you like. Gamers the world over know that with some games, you just can't stop playing. Going beyond just the top 10 addicting games, this list has over 300 games that are sure to have you hooked!
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<![CDATA[The Most Misleading Movie Trailers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/misleading-movie-trailers/anncasano Movie trailers aim to answer five basic questions. Who is in the film? What is the film going to be about? Where can I see it? When does it hit theaters? How is the film being presented (3D, IMAX)? A good trailer also sets the tone of the movie. Is the film going to be a serious English period drama or an entertaining popcorn flick about aliens who fight robots? However, not all movie trailers honestly depict the actual movie. Sometimes, they even purposely dupe the spectator. Here are the most misleading movie trailers ever.

Why would a movie trailer purposely deceive a viewer? It’s almost always about selling tickets. More people are likely to see a more mainstream film. For example, horror films are extremely popular with teenagers and often do very well at the box office. Gothic romances, on the other hand, tend not to be such big business.

When the marketing team set out to make the trailer for Crimson Peak, they sold the movie as a straight-up haunted house horror movie. However, the film’s director Guillermo del Toro flat-out said that his movie was a far cry from horror, “Crimson Peak is not a horror movie but it has more to the tone of a fairytale or a gothic romance, sort of a female-centric tale, than Haunted Mansion which is a ride and has to be fun and scary in a Disney way.”

Imagine going to the movies to see Crimson Peak because the trailer depicted it as a horror film, and then getting a story in the vein of Emily Brontë. Crimson Peak isn’t the only offender. Several films are notorious for marketing their movie one way in order to draw a bigger crowd, only to disappoint spectators expecting the movie they were sold in the trailer.

Make your voice heard. Vote up the movie trailers that are the least representative of the movies they advertise.
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<![CDATA[The Best Ever Police Procedural Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/police-procedural-tv-shows-and-series/reference The very best police procedural shows on television, ranked from best to worst. What is it about a group of detectives that can carry a series for years and years? Some of the longest running drama shows have been police procedurals, including the original "Law & Order," which ran for 22 seasons, and "Dragnet," which aired 450 episodes. This list of the greatest police procedural shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular police procedural TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about which is the most entertaining in the genre. While older whodunit shows like "Murder, She Wrote" have a bit of whimsical comedy in each episode, grittier versions like "SVU" are darker with gritty grimes. What is your favorite police procedural show? Don't let your favorite cop dramas and detective series get to the bottom of the list. Be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of police procedural television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date when available. With shows ranging from "Criminal Minds" to "Dexter," this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

What do you think are the best police procedurals? What are your favorite current cop shows?
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<![CDATA[The Best Live Action Remakes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-live-action-remakes/anncasano There is nothing like the classic fairy tale. The story can be told and retold countless times to new audiences with the same desired effect - transporting them to magical lands far, far away. A new way to repurpose these classic stories is to show them on the big screen. But while animated fairy tales were the norm in the past, a newer trend in movie making seeks to refashion animated films into a live action movies. These are the best live action versions of animated films.

Disney knows there is a huge market for live action remakes of their classic animated movies. Cinderella, Maleficent, and Alice in Wonderland were all box office successes. Not only did adults recapture the magic of their childhood with actors like Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, but younger audiences got to experience these films, some for the first time, with new technological advances that add to the magic of their stories.

Expect this trend of turning animated classics into live action remakes to continue. Disney has already announced plans to remake several of their films - like Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. as Geppetto. But not all live action remakes knock it out of the park. Be sure to vote up the ones that you love the most.
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<![CDATA[The Best Current Comedy Series You May Not Be Watching]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-comedy-series-you-may-not-be-watching/lanayoshii There are a few critically praised and massively popular comedy series on the air today.  However, there are some that aren't getting the viewership that they deserve.  Which of the lesser popular comedy series are really worth watching?
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<![CDATA[The Best Coaches on The Voice]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-coach-on-the-voice/lanayoshii The Voice has developed some pretty talented singers over these few years, primarily due to the great work of the coaches on the show. Which of the coaches are the best in bringing out the best singing abilities in their team members? This doesn't necessarily mean that they have coached the most winners of the show.
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<![CDATA[The Best Books Written Under Pen Names]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-books-written-under-pen-names/ranker-books This list has the most famous books that were written under pen names. Some authors use a nom de plume to protect their identity, break into a new genre, or have more creative freedom apart from fan expectations. Many female authors used to use a male pen name to even get published at all. 
 
The books featured on this list are some of the most highly regarded pieces of literature in history, while others are more modern. This list includes the author’s real name and their pseudonym for the associated book. 
 
Don't see a book or author who should be on here? Go ahead and add them. Otherwise, vote on which books were written under a pseudonym that you like the most.
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<![CDATA[The Weirdest MTV Animated Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-mtv-cartoons/jordan-love There was a time when MTV was home to some of the most striking animation on television. Before reality TV took over but after the age of actual music videos, MTV had its own brand of weird animated shows. Often they were even more strange and outlandish than what the likes of Comedy Central or Fox have to offer these days.

Weird isn't always bad though. Some of the weird MTV animated series were great. Cartoon Sushi, Beavis and Butt-Head, and Æon Flux all had Liquid Television to thank for their inception. In many ways, this televised showcase for absurd animation predicted the shows of Adult Swim.

Some of the weird MTV cartoons aren't even really MTV's. Shows like The Ren & Stimpy Show and Rocko's Modern Life may have aired on MTV for a while, but ultimately they belonged to Nickelodeon, so you won't find them here. Still, in their surreal madness, they typified the MTV animation philosophy.

Take a trip down nostalgia avenue with the most bizarre MTV animated shows and be sure to vote up the ones that were strangest.


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<![CDATA[Doctor Strange's Silliest Catch Phrases & Spells]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-doctor-strange-spells/ranker-comics

If you've never heard the names of Doctor Strange's spells, you're missing out. Doctor Strange's catchphrases are epic and awesome, with each one doing something different. You probably aren't too familiar with him, since Strange isn't exactly the most popular Marvel hero. Sure, casual comic fans recognize him and diehards idolize him, but the everyday person doesn't know him at all. To comic fans, he's the Sorcerer Supreme! To everyday civilians, he's "That mustache guy with the crazy red cape and weird hand stuff." 

After Benedict Cumberbatch dons Eye of Agamotto in a Marvel Studios movie, things will be different. With a movie under his belt, Strange could join the Marvel A-list. But until then we'll enjoy this list of Dr. Strange's catch phrases and spells.

Plenty of superheroes have catch phrases, but none are quite like Strange's. This is a man who regularly and all seriousness shouts words like "Hoggoth," "Oshtur," and "Cyttorak." This is a character whose writers wrote fun incantations and phrases in alliteration first and then went and based the characters off those invented names!

These are the silliest Doctor Strange catch phrases, so vote up your favorites to determine just which ridiculously theatrical spell is the best he's ever shouted.


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<![CDATA[Video Games That Most Need To Be Adapted Into Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/video-games-that-need-to-be-adapted-into-movies/andreww-curley Resident Evil, Need for Speed, Silent Hill, Prince of Persia, Street Fighter, Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, and Hitman are all examples of video games that have been; for better or worse, turned into movies. This trend continues to live on, and so the question is "What other video games should be adapted, or re-adapted, into films?"

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<![CDATA[The Most Ridiculous Unwritten Rules of Baseball]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/unwritten-rules-of-baseball/zachary-benau Baseball is a game full of rules that the majority of people who follow the game know. It's three strikes and you're out, a home run has to go over the fence (except if it's an inside the park home run, or it's one of those ballparks with the yellow dividing line for home runs on the fence,  or it's Tropicana Field), and there are nine innings, and if it's tied you just keep playing. Actually, baseball is pretty confusing. And just to make it more confusing, baseball has a long list of unwritten rules.

Unwritten rules are basically rules that are supposed to be followed by players, but they are not in any sort of rule book and your team will not be penalized if they are not followed, yet they have somehow developed over time. Many of the rules are centered around respect. You are not supposed run up the score, admire a home run, or steal a base when already ahead by a wide margin. While other unwritten rules are centered around revenge or not to jinx your own team. Most of these rules are ridiculous and outdated, but baseball is a sport rich in tradition and the consequences can be tough if these unwritten rules aren't followed. Vote up this list for which unwritten rules you think are the most ridiculous.     

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<![CDATA[The Best Current NHL Players]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-current-nhl-players The best current NHL players are not just the league-leading skaters and goaltenders in the National Hockey League right now but also some of the best hockey players in the world. These players are consistently leading their teams in statistical categories and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
 
As the NHL's golden child and fan favorite NHL player, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is seen by many as the best current NHL player. The young star quickly made his mark in the league by leading the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Championship in 2009 at the age of 21, the youngest captain to ever do so. He had a little help though with Evgeni Malkin, who also makes this list, serving as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the MVP of the playoffs.

But there are many more great current NHL players in the league besides those playing in Pittsburgh. Steven Stamkos, Alexander Giroux, Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Zdeno Chara and Jonathan Toews are all among the elite forwards and defensemen in the NHL right now. In net, Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick and Jimmy Howard are seen as the top NHL goaltenders right now.

Who do you think are the best current NHL players in the league right now? The better question might be will these current top hockey players be remembered among the best NHL players of all time? Have your say and vote for your favorites, add those not listed or re-rank this list of the best current NHL players!
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<![CDATA[The Worst Struggles Only People with Allergies Understand]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/problems-people-with-allergies-have/katherine-ripley Each year allergy season officially comes upon us in a cloud of pollen, and that means that those who suffer from allergies are about to experience all the misery brought by ragweed, pollen, blooming flowers, budding trees, green grass, and pretty much everything else that's joyful about spring. This list captures the problems people with allergies have, from the constant congestion to the judgment to the inability to enjoy life. You'll find these memes about allergies hilariously accurate.

For those of you who suffer from year-round allergies, or are allergic to common household pets, you understand these struggles no matter what month it is. Lots of people don't know that allergies can be a year-round problem. A cold winter that kills all plant life might not even bring relief, and if you're allergic to dust or mold, winter actually makes it worse!

No matter the time or place you suffer from allergies, you'll be able to relate to these struggles. Vote up the absolute worst allergy problems below - the ones that make you sneeze just thinking about them! 

For those of you who don't suffer from allergies, perhaps you should read this list to get a sense of how lucky you are. Then call a friend who has allergies and profusely apologize.

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Should Run for President]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-should-run-for-president/jacob-shelton Which celebrity do Shawn and Larry King think should run for president? Listen to the Ranker Podcast to find out! (Click below)



Which celebrity would you actually vote for if they ran for President of the United States? If you can remember all the way back to Kanye West’s speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, you may remember that he closed by saying that he’ll be running for president in 2020. If he actually runs, it’s going to be highly entertaining (just think of the debates). But he shouldn’t be the only celebrity who takes a shot at becoming the most important person in the world. There are plenty of other actors, rappers, and just plain famous people who could probably handle having their finger on the button. From Kim Kardashian to Stephen Colbert, and even Charlie Sheen, here’s a definitive list of other celebrities who should run for President of the United States.

If you think about it, being President of the United States isn’t all that different from being a regular celebrity. People with no knowledge of what you really do are constantly criticizing you, you spend most of your time on a private airplane, and you have a giant posse. If you’re a famous person (FP for short), you might as well run for president every four years. Worst case scenario, you actually win and have to figure out which member of your inner circle is going to be your chief of staff.

Upvote the celebrities you think should run for President of the United States. If you think there’s a celebrity who’s uniquely qualified to run the US of A, add them to the list and see how many votes they get.
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<![CDATA[The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/kim-jong-il-titles/mike-rothschild Kim Jong-Il was North Korea's dictator from 1994 to 2011. As leader of the world's premier cult of personality, Kim's name was never to be mentioned without official superlatives. And there were a lot. According to The Economist, Kim died with over 1,200 different titles bestowed on him, from variations on "dear leader" (great, brilliant, unique, etc.) to unearned military titles to flowery, operatic nonsense. Which of the many, many Kim Jong-Il fake titles make you laugh out loud?

From his first steps into North Korean royalty to his last days leader, Kim kept piling up honorifics, titles, and designations. Some were given by the state-run media, others by governmental bodies in thrall to the Dear Leader, and some were akin to essentially being the god of your own religion. Even in death, he kept piling up titles, being named "Eternal General Secretary of the Party" in 2012.

Here are some of the strangest, most ludicrous and totally made up titles North Korea's late Dear Leader gave himself during his lifetime.

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<![CDATA[The Best Harry Potter Spells]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/harry-potter-spells-list/lisa-waugh Harry Potter spells are the best spells. The Bat-Bogey Hex, “Reducto,” and the good old “Oculus Reparo” all came out of the Harry Potter universe and the amazing mind of author J.K. Rowling. Rowling made sure her beloved characters were well armed, no matter the situation. Whether Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the gang were preparing for a war with Voldemort or just getting the dishes done, there’s spell or charm for just about any task in this magical world.  

Plus, there’s a rich Harry Potter spells list that has become a lexicon in every day life. Since there are so many Harry Potter charms and spells, we can’t help but wonder how they could be used in real life. Moving becomes more interesting, never be bothered during a movie again, or skip the gym. It would be also super awesome to turn water into rum without an explosion of course. Or how about throwing a protection shield around your house to keep burglars away.  

There’s a Harry Potter spell for just about every occasion, especially when the occasion calls for sardines to shoot out of a victim’s nose. And who couldn’t use a shot of Felix Felicis or Liquid Luck every now and again? Probably best to steer clear of Avada Kedavra, though.  

What’s your favorite Harry Potter charm or spell? Upvote the coolest spells and charms from the Harry Potter universe that you wish you could use in real life and get to work with a Harry Potter wand of your very own!

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