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 25 Worst Power Rangers Monsters That Were Too '90s For Words]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-power-rangers-monsters/brandon-michaels

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered in 1993, and changed the lives of '90s kids permanently. For the unfamiliar (see: losers), it was this crazy, live-action beat-em-up based on the Super Sentai series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.

The show revolves around a group of five teenagers with "attitude" (the attitude was that they hated monsters and loved friendship) that make up the Power Rangers. They were led by their mentor Zordon, and his quirky robotic assistant Alpha 5.

The rangers battled against the evil witch Rita Repulsa and her minions, who were accidentally freed from their confinement on the moon. See, Rita's monsters were really the star of the show. Every week they would cook up some crazy new concoction and create a giant foam abomination (that some poor underpaid actor would have to nearly sweat to death inside of as he was beaten over the head with rubber swords).

The monsters in Power Rangers were usually made from whatever the villains had laying around, but more often than not if felt like they were made from whatever the writers room came up with in 10 minutes.

Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the '90s as we rank the worst-of-the-worst monsters from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!


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<![CDATA[What Will Aliens Look Like When They Finally Show Up?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/types-of-aliens-from-sci-fi-shows-and-movies/brent-sprecher

Aliens: do they exist? And more importantly, what do they look like? Some scientists think they could resemble people, while others theorize they could be machines. There's another possibility, too: they could look like sci fi aliens. The creative minds in Hollywood have populated TV shows and movies with a vast menagerie of aliens, from the nightmare-inducing to the downright adorable.

If Earth is going to be invaded, it's important to consider what time of extraterrestrial leader you'd want. Maybe you prefer your masters to be collected and logical, like the Vulcans on Star Trek. If cuddly aliens are more your thing, Wookiees and Asogians are both represented here. And then there are the more hostile creatures. The Xenomorphs from Alien and Harvesters from Independence Day aren't exactly peaceful, but they sure know how to get things done.

Check out this list of different kinds of aliens in film and on TV, and vote up the creatures you would most warmly welcome as your new alien overlords.


What Will Aliens Look Like When They Finally Show Up?]]>
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<![CDATA[Mysterious Time Travelers with Convincing Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/time-traveler-stories/jenniferlennon

Nearly everyone has heard a completely ludicrous time travel story at least once in their life, like the internet-famous Backwoods Home magazine ad which read, "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 322, Oakview, CA 93022. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before." It was, of course, a hoax, as many similar stories are. But what about real time travelers? Do they exist?

That's something you have to decide for yourself, as no time travel stories can be conclusively proven. But there are some convincing stories of people who may have actually traveled through time. So strap in, because this list is going to take you through some of the most credible time travel stories.


Mysterious Time Travelers with Convincing Stories]]>
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<![CDATA[The Story Of Inky, The Most Badass Octopus In The Sea]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/badass-facts-about-inky-the-octopus/nida-sea

The story of Inky the Octopus is one for the history books. Inky - a cephalopod - was more than just an octopus, he was an escape artist dreamer who made headlines. Cephalopods are a class of aquatic sea creatures that includes squids, octopuses, nautiloideas, and cuttlefish. These creatures are defined as having bilateral symmetry, soft bodies, a set of tentacles or arms, and a prominent head. There are over 800 types of cephalopods in the world - but none like Inky. 

Inky - the most badass octopus in the sea - came from New Zealand's Pania Reef, but his journey didn't end there. This octopus escape artist took his destiny into his own tentacles after being put in an aquarium and escaping through a drain pipe. Some regard his pilgrimage home as a legendary feat, while others proclaim him to be a hero of restriction. One thing is certain; Inky was one heck of a cephalopod.

Whether you’re a fan of cephalopods or just want to know more information about the famous Inky, check out this list to learn more cool octopus facts.


The Story Of Inky, The Most Badass Octopus In The Sea]]>
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<![CDATA[The 13 Most Bizarre Crossovers In Gaming History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bizarre-video-game-crossovers/nathan-gibson

Video game crossovers, much like crossovers in other forms of media, are not particularly rare. Companies have realized that by combining their brands with other well-known characters and franchises, they can vastly improve the popularity of both products. After all, fans love to see their favorite heroes and villains go to new worlds in whatever capacity they can. 

This thinking, though, has led to some very weird video game mashups where the universes of two or more well-known series have been flung together haphazardly. It can feel like they were thought up by an 11 year old who just had way too much sugar.

Sometimes, these bizarre crossover video games are created as cheap marketing ploys that attempt to take advantage of hardcore fans, but others are just straight-up odd mixtures that you would never have expected to see.


The 13 Most Bizarre Crossovers In Gaming History]]>
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<![CDATA[The 34 Happiest Puppies on Earth]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cute-puppy-smiles/ashley-reign

Do you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right and you just wish you had a puppy on call to hug? Well the next time you need a little help putting that smile back on your face, look to this list because we’ve got the next best thing: puppy smiles! We’ve searched high and low to bring you the following collection of cute puppy smiles that are guaranteed to have you grinning in no time. No matter how hard a day you’ve had, we dare your spirits not to soar after you’ve spent a few moments in the presence of the happy puppies and dogs below!

 

We’ve gathered together some of the cutest, fluffiest, and most ecstatic puppies ever caught on camera! These furry little bundles of joy are absolutely thrilled and for a wide variety of reasons. Some of these little guys are grinning because they can’t even handle the joys of the great outdoors, while others can’t even deal with how much they love their fur parents! You’ll also find other pups among this super happy dog crew who have no idea why they’re so excited and couldn't care less, as long as you scratch their adorable heads!

 

So the next time you’re feeling low or are just up for a great laugh, pull up this list and let the fur love begin! In the collection of cute puppy smiles below, you’ll find everything from grinning corgis to lovable labs who are ready to put as big a smile on your face as they have on their own.


The 34 Happiest Puppies on Earth]]>
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<![CDATA[24 Big Revelations And Observations Stephen King Has Made About His Work]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/stephen-king-book-reveals/lisa-waugh

Stephen King is one of the most successful writers of his time. His book sales are estimated at 350 million copies; a number of his works, including Carrie, Misery, and The Shining, have been adapted into films; and he has dozens of awards under his belt. But what does he think about all this? This list ranks some of the juiciest and funniest things Stephen King has said about his own books, characters, and his blurry state of mind under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

You can see King's struggle through such characters as Jack Torrance (The Shining), Annie Wilkes (Misery), and even the good dog turned evil, Cujo - although King doesn't remember writing that one. He thinks The Tommyknockers "is an awful book" because it was also written under the influence. And he wasn't too happy with Dreamcatcher because that one was written on Oxy after a 1999 accident that nearly killed him. But eventually King got sober, and now his only addiction seems to be writing. He doesn't believe in retiring, because what else is he going to do? It's a good thing, too, because it's nearly impossible to imagine a literary world without King in it.

King is a straight shooter and hates any kind of pretension. He thinks Hemingway sucks. He let his kids read his books and watch the adaptations at a young age. And he's owned every mistake and misstep throughout his colorful and prolific career. 

What's your favorite thing about Stephen King? Vote it up to the top of this list. And remember, never go into the sewer.


24 Big Revelations And Observations Stephen King Has Made About His Work]]>
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<![CDATA[11 Historical Figures Whose Deaths Were Outrageously Exaggerated]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/exaggerated-historical-deaths/stephanroget

History is a fantastic area of study for those who love stories and storytelling; after all, history can best be imagined as a series of life stories weaved together to create one epic tale. However, like any good story, history has a habit of getting exaggerated, and stories of how historical figures really died are no exception to this tendency. Since the ending of a journey is often the most exciting part, it’s no surprise that the most commonly exaggerated aspect of the life stories of famous individuals is their deaths. Something about dying begs for a dramatic conclusion, rather than the anticlimactic finish that most people are destined to receive.

There are many amazing descriptions of heroes dying valiant deaths and villains expiring in karmic fashion, but they should mostly be taken with a grain of salt. Once one starts exploring how historical figures really died, they’ll see there’s more than a little room for doubt. The list of exaggerated historical deaths goes on and on, and will likely keep growing for as long as notable people keep dying in uninteresting ways.


11 Historical Figures Whose Deaths Were Outrageously Exaggerated]]>
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<![CDATA[The Many Different Shades Of Ross Gellar, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/all-versions-of-ross-geller-ranked/zack-howe

Almost 15 years after the series finale of Friends, people still binge-watch the beloved sitcom, on either Netflix or Nick at Nite depending on your preference. But there seems to be one thing about the show that everyone prefers to hate: Ross.

Yes, the only intelligent character on the show is perhaps the biggest joke of the series. Geeky, oblivious, and entirely ill-suited at chasing the women of the show, Ross Geller provides the perfect punching bag for a**holes like Chandler and Rachel to air their frustrations on. But today you should celebrate this oft-sad man in all his quirkiness, which was responsible for some stellar scenes. There are many incarnations of Ross Geller to appreciate; like the dinosaurs he knows so much about, Ross comes in a variety of forms and functions.


The Many Different Shades Of Ross Gellar, Ranked]]>
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<![CDATA[47 Easter Eggs from Every Classic Disney Movie]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/disney-easter-eggs/ranker-film Right behind Marvel and Pixar, the Easter egg king of Hollywood movie making is most certainly Disney. The animators work on these films for years at a time, and like to sneak in little jokes and references for fans to discover for years to come. People scour these movies with a fine tooth comb, looking for any clever Disney Easter eggs and hidden nods that throw back to Disney’s storied history. This list includes all kinds of fun facts and little details you might not have noticed in Disney’s animated classics.

Disney has been planting Easter eggs (by hand and frame by frame, back in the day) since before the term was even relevant. From Genie's many, many references to other classic Disney movies in Aladdin, to the many Lady and the Tramp nods in 101 Dalmatians, Easter eggs in Disney movies are everywhere, if you're only paying attention!

This list contains Easter eggs from classic Disney animated films (all pre-1995). So, whether it's Sebastian showing up in Aladdin, Bambi's mother being resurrected and appearing in flashback in a few films, or Goofy, Mickey and Donald popping up in the strangest of places, these are the best Easter eggs in classic Disney Films!

Upvote the most interesting and surprising classic Disney movie Easter eggs below and don't worry, there's an entire list of Easter eggs from modern Disney movies and all those hidden Mickeys, too!

47 Easter Eggs from Every Classic Disney Movie]]>
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<![CDATA[10 Creepy Plane Wreckages In Remote Areas You Can Visit Today]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-old-plane-wrecks-you-can-visit/harrison-tenpas

Few things can grab the world's attention quite like a plane crash. The news that an aircraft has gone down makes for massive headlines that captivate the globe; it's a real-life scenario that produces nightmarish horror. These aviation mishaps often mean significant death tolls - complete survival of those on board is a rarity - and the crash sites often become memorials or hallowed grounds that serve as a tribute to the lives that were lost. 

But what becomes of the wreckage? Well, often times it's just left at the scene. Sometimes the plane has gone down in a remote area that's difficult to access, or the wreckage is left as a memorial to the passengers who perished in the crash. This list explores those plane wrecks that are still intact - mangled old ruins that are located in places you can visit if you're daring enough, and the scene doesn't give you creeps. 


10 Creepy Plane Wreckages In Remote Areas You Can Visit Today]]>
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<![CDATA[Who Is The Player Of The 2017 NCAA Tournament?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-march-madness-players-2017/ranker-sports

With March Madness underway, the best college basketball players from the top schools in the nation put it all on the court for the 2017 NCAA Division I Championship. These young players must overcome pressure, fatigue, and other talented ballers to reach the Final Four. However, only the best players can take their team to the championship. Who is the best player in this year's March Madness

According to many sports sites (and his father LaVar Ball), UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is the must-watch player of March Madness 2017. At just 19, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year was also a major factor in the Bruins winning the Wooden Legacy Tournament. Villanova small forward Josh Hart has his sights on back-to-back championships for the Wildcats, while Kansas point guard Frank Mason III led his Wildcats to the top of the SEC. Other NCAA basketball players to watch for include Duke's Luke Kennard, Kansas's Josh Jackson, and Arizona's Lauri Markkanen. 

Vote for the best college basketball players in March Madness 2017. Feel free to add any college players missing from this list whose teams have not been eliminated.   


Who Is The Player Of The 2017 NCAA Tournament?]]>
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<![CDATA[The 16 Dumbest Fashion Trends in History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-fashion-trends-from-history/lisa-waugh

Crazy fashion trends from history teach contemporary clothes horses a few things. One, people will go to ridiculous lengths to prove their station in society. They’ll nearly break their necks by teetering on towering platform shoes, hobble themselves with skirts, and bind themselves up in an organ-shifting corset, all in the name of style. And two, exaggeration is key. From hugely padded sleeves to large embroidered codpieces, true devotes of trends believed that bigger was better.

Weird fashion trends from history were frequently dangerous as well. Vivid dyes could be made with toxic arsenic, while voluminous crinolines could easily catch on fire. Even if the clothing wasn't fatal, a lot of these crazy fashion trends from history seriously impaired a person’s ability to live a normal life. People who wore bliauts couldn’t really use their arms. Men who donned crakowes found walking a bit problematic. And extra wide panniers kept women from fitting through narrow doors.

Whether they're deadly or just plain nuts, you can be thankful these fashion trends are in the past.


The 16 Dumbest Fashion Trends in History]]>
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<![CDATA[12 Reasons Beauty And The Beast Is Hands-Down The Best Disney Movie Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/why-beauty-and-beast-is-best/tamar-altebarmakian

Why do you love Beauty and the Beast? This fairy-tale-turned-Disney film has become one of the studio’s most enduring classics, often ranking with The Lion King and Aladdin as one of the best Disney films of all time. The film won overwhelming praise from critics and audiences alike, and even became the first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Unlike the characters featured in previous Disney films, Beauty and the Beast starred a new and progressive type of heroine in its protagonist, Belle. She still remains a role model for young girls, with her fierce independence, her love of books, and her hunger for adventure. Her character alone is reason enough to justify why Beauty and the Beast is the best.

With its amazing music and compelling story, Beauty and the Beast is sure to continue enchanting viewers and will remain one of the best Disney cartoons of all time. Read through this list, and vote up the reasons why Beauty and the Beast rules.


12 Reasons Beauty And The Beast Is Hands-Down The Best Disney Movie Ever Made]]>
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<![CDATA[Myths and Legends About St. Patrick's Day]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/st-patricks-day-facts/mike-rothschild St. Patrick's Day is that one day of the year when everybody is Irish.. .or at least pretends to be. But what does that actually entail? When it comes to St. Patrick's Day history, the US has all kinds of traditions that, frankly, aren't even Irish. Who was Saint Patrick anyway? And what myths and legends about this Irish holiday have we all been blindly thinking are true for years? This list of St. Patrick's Day facts will separate myth from reality and let you in on how this green (or maybe blue?!) holiday is really celebrated in Ireland.

You might be surprised to know that if you were an actual Irish person living in Ireland even a few decades ago, it would involve not shenanigans and drinking green beer, but solemn prayer and abstaining from alcohol. And you certainly wouldn't be going to a parade, picking four-leaf clovers or hanging out with leprechauns. And the namesake of the holiday, Ireland's patron saint... wasn't actually Irish (or even British!).

Shocked? Surprised? Jonesing for a Guinness? It's okay, you just need to get the facts straight about what's real and what's pop culture myth when it comes to this leprechaun-laden holiday. Upvote the most interesting St. Patrick's Day trivia below!

Myths and Legends About St. Patrick]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Baller Facts About Bill Nye That Prove He's The Baddest]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/badass-bill-nye-facts/brandon-michaels

You almost definitely know Bill Nye from one of the 100 episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy that aired from 1993-1998 - he was always wearing his signature light blue lab coat and a slick bow tie. But who is Bill Nye, really? What do we know about him, other than he's the science guy? According to his biography, William Sanford Nye was born on November 27, 1955, in Washington, D.C. He went to college at Cornell University, where he studied mechanical engineering, and took an astronomy class taught by Carl Sagan.

According to Bill Nye's wiki, he began his career in Seattle at Boeing, focusing on aeronautics. In 1999, he told the St. Petersburg Times that he applied to be a NASA astronaut "every few years," but "was always rejected," probably because they feared the progress that humanity would make with Bill Nye at the helm of our collective spaceship. NASA had no idea what they were missing out on. Bill Nye is actually a total baller. He's got it all. Money? Check. Fame? Check. Women? Check. He comes from a long line of badasses and has been proudly repping the Nye family crest for 61 years now. Check out these baller facts about Bill Nye's life that prove he's a total badass.


15 Baller Facts About Bill Nye That Prove He]]>
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<![CDATA[All The Harry Potter Foods You Wanted To Eat]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fantastic-harry-potter-foods-you-wish-you-could-chow-down-on/shanell-mouland

Muggles need not only covet the powers of the witches and wizards in the J.K. Rowling's Potterverse, but also the series' unimaginably divine delectables. You're a fan, no doubt, but have you explored the dining experiences throughout Rowling's masterpieces? The food and feasts in Harry Potter will leave any foodie drooling and wishing they could engage in the magical country club that is Hogwarts. The bravest among you will try and recreate the scrumptious fare, but the rest, well, the rest will accept their fate and know they can never truly create the spell-binding feasts of Harry Potter.


All The Harry Potter Foods You Wanted To Eat]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Ridiculous Jobs Celebrities Actually Employ People To Do]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-jobs-celebrities-employ-people-to-do/nathan-gibson

With riches inevitably comes power - especially for celebrities. While there are plenty of down-to-earth stars who simply live their life as any other ordinary person, many are high-maintenance celebrities who require small armies of entourages to cater to their every whim. Most of us have to make do carrying out our own tasks and chores, but celebrities with too much money can simply hire personal assistants to do the jobs that they do not want to.

The trouble is some people have taken this to the extreme. Rather than hire assistants to help them out with their normal, everyday tasks, these famous faces have employed workers to do all sorts of bizarre and downright incredible jobs that most people would find completely incredulous. These are some of the weird jobs celebrities hire people to do - hopefully these assistants have had a better go of it than those on this list of celebrity personal assistant horror stories.


15 Ridiculous Jobs Celebrities Actually Employ People To Do]]>
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<![CDATA[The 13 Most Bizarre Historical Artifacts Ever Discovered On Construction Sites]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/strange-items-found-during-construction/daveesons

There have been some seriously strange things found at construction sites. While some people have spent their entire lives searching for buried riches or lost holy relics only to come up short, others have just sort of stumbled upon historical artifacts found at construction sites. The weird stuff found on construction jobs ranges from priceless treasures to tangible evidence of civilizations thought lost forever. Truly, a few of these accidental archeological finds changed what we know about history

In all cases, the stories of those lucky (or unlucky) enough to find a 70-year-old bomb or a mummy in their floorboards are fascinating and often creepier than fiction. These discoveries are by turns heartwarming, stomach-churning, and awe-inspiring. Be careful, or these serendipitous moments may inspire you to start digging in your backyard, combing the beach, or putting holes in your wall. But then again, who knows? You might get lucky.    


The 13 Most Bizarre Historical Artifacts Ever Discovered On Construction Sites]]>
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<![CDATA[14 Outrageous Video Game Urban Legends That You Probably Believed]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/video-game-urban-legends/nathan-gibson

Myths have always been part of human society, but the Internet has allowed stories to be spread much more quickly and efficiently than ever before. In particular, video game rumors have become incredibly popular source material, as players try to find secret items or unlock hidden rooms. Inevitably, video game urban legends run rampant. 

While some of the gaming urban legends that fill forums online turn out to be true, there are countless others that are completely and utterly fictional. Some are instantly debunked by gamers, but others are able to fool huge swathes of the community. Sometimes, they become so engrained in the public consciousness that they are simply accepted as the truth – even when there is no evidence to support them.


14 Outrageous Video Game Urban Legends That You Probably Believed]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Epic Meltdowns in The Bachelor History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-meltdowns-on-the-bachelor/ashley-reign There couldn't possibly be any clips of girls crying on The Bachelor, right? LOL, you're funny. That's at least 90% of the show! If you don't want to wade through years worth of emotionally unbalanced women searching for the best Bachelor meltdowns ever caught by reality TV cameras, fear not. They're all right here.

Here you’ll find everything from crazy to sad to funny clips from The Bachelor, brought to you by women who’s hormones have managed to drive them even bat shit crazier than you on your worst day. You’ll see people freaking out on The Bachelor over everything from being eliminated to being picked, only to discover that reality can look a lot different than life in front of the camera.

The next time you’re feeling a little down, just watch these clips from ABC's wonderful dating show, The Bachelor. No matter what life throws at you, there’s pretty much guaranteed to be one among these The Bachelor meltdowns that’ll have you thanking God that no matter what’s going on in your life, at least it’s not unfolding in front of millions of viewers.


The Most Epic Meltdowns in The Bachelor History]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Delicious Pies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-delicious-pies/chef-jen What's better than walking into a restaurant to find a bright bakery case filled with dozens of kinds of pies? Nothing. The most delicious pies are some of the best desserts, whether made of light creamy sugary stuff or filled with fruit and topped with pastry. Not everyone is a pie person; in fact, a debate rages over which is better, cajes or pies. This, however, is a list of the best pies in the world. Some are the best pies in a certain state, some are the best desserts period, but whether you're a master of the Pillsbury Bake-Off or a weekend chef, there's nothing wrong with a tasty pie any time.

Whether you think pies with fruit are the best or stand solid that cream pies are the best pies, there's a tasty dessert for everyone on this list. It's not a list of pie recipes, just a list of pies voted on from best to worst by users like you. Don't see your favorite pie on the list of the best pies? Make sure to add your favorite pie so others can know it has a place among the best desserts in the world.

What are the best pies? What are the tastiest pies? What are the most delicious pies? Are pies better than cakes? Are tarts pies? Is Boston Cream Pie a pie? The answer to that last one is no, but to answer all those other "what is the best dessert" question, this list of delicious pies is the place to be.

Since you're clearly looking for the best food to eat, you should check out the best fried foods which has plenty of crazy fried foods like fried Snickers and fried pie. There's also the handy list of best ice cream flavors if you take your pie a la mode.
The Most Delicious Pies]]>
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<![CDATA[If You Had To Fight To The Death At Work, What Is Your Weapon Of Choice?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weapon-of-choice/jacob-shelton

In The Belko Experiment, a horror movie that takes place in the modern office, workers fight each other to the death to ensure their survival. The only way to win is to use whatever weapons they have at their disposal, and that means making use of any and everything that they can find in their office. Should you find yourself in a death match, having a general knowledge of the leathal-ness of every-day objects could be the difference between victory and loss. Sure, you could throw a cup of coffee in your enemy’s face, but would they even feel the burn until after they caved your head in with a wireless scanner/printer? If you haven’t started thinking about it, now is the time.

Even if you work in an office building with coworkers who don't double as deadly enemies, you’ve probably thought about jabbing someone’s eye out with a pencil. You can admit it, this is a safe space. Or as safe as a space can be when you’re being asked to figure out which pieces of office equipment you would use to beat someone to death. Don’t wait until a fight to the death takes you by surprise, now is the time to decide what random thing from around your office you would use in head to head combat. Vote one which everyday object would help you the most in a battle for your life. 


If You Had To Fight To The Death At Work, What Is Your Weapon Of Choice?]]>
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<![CDATA[7 Of The Most Insane Sole Survivor Stories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/insane-sole-survivor-stories/jacob-shelton

One of the most harrowing things that can happen to someone is to be the sole survivor of a horrible accident or massacre. The emotional toll of being a lone survivor weighs heavily on anyone who has ever seen their entire family or group of close friends perish in an instant. The lone survivor is a modern true-crime trope, and for good reason; it’s genuinely miraculous when someone manages to live through a disaster, be it personal, environmental, or otherwise.

As you’ll come to see, there is no such thing as normal survivor stories. Everyone who has lived through a tragedy has a different story; some of them have lived through an attempted murder, and others have watched entire camps of people die in front of them. In many aspects, the life of a survivor is unenviable, to say the least.

Imagine being the only person left alive after a plane crash. At first you would probably feel gracious for being lucky enough to live through such a nightmare, but then the survivor’s guilt would set in and that’s when things get dark. All of the stories you’re about to read are full of strong people who survived horrific tragedies, some political, and some personal. Keep reading to find out about the most insane sole survivor stories where people lived through the unthinkable. 


7 Of The Most Insane Sole Survivor Stories]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best College Basketball Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-college-basketball-schools The best college basketball programs in the country come from some of the most distinguished universities and colleges in the US. These excellent athletic programs produce some of the basketball's most elite athletes and some of the greatest rivalries in sports, college or otherwise. These are the colleges with good basketball programs that regularly kill it on the court.

Some of these teams, like the Tarheels and the Jayhawks, are perennial contenders in the NCAA Men's Final Four and even NCAA basketball championship game, and other are up and coming programs that could soon rival the best college basketball programs for spots in the NCAA basketball tournament.

What are the best college basketball programs? What college has the best basketball program? What schools have the top basketball programs? There are a lot of answers to these questions that will likely be swayed by fervent fandom, but the point of this list is to compile answers and determine who has the top spot on the list of the best college basketball programs. If you know of a great basketball school that's not on the list yet, make sure to add it and get it in the running for the title of best college basketball program.

And since this is likely a list to be visited while thinking about, or in the throws of, March Madness, be sure to consult these tips for picking NCAA brackets when you're sifting through the up-and-comers trying to decide who will make it to the Sweet 16 and beyond.
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<![CDATA[The Best Anime For Pro Wrestling Fans]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-anime-for-pro-wrestling-fans/erik-barnes

Pro wrestling usually features over-the-top characters getting into epic fights with melodrama thrown in between battles. Anime also features over-the-top characters getting into epic fights with melodrama thrown in between battles. It's a match made in heaven! 

While not all anime will interest pro wrestling fans, there are a great number of quality anime titles that can turn a mark into a full-blown otaku. So if you're looking for a recommendation for a friend a co-worker, or you just want something to watch after WrestleMania, check out these anime shows that pro wrestling fans would also enjoy.


The Best Anime For Pro Wrestling Fans]]>
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<![CDATA[17 Things Most People Have Never Noticed About Buffy The Vampire Slayer]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-buffy-the-vampire-fans-have-noticed/candice-darden If you're a true Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, chances are you know the meaning of "it gave me the wig," and you've likely even incorporated it into your own vocabulary at some point. You can also sing along to all of the songs in "Once More with Feeling," and know that Anya (a once badass demon) has a strange fear of bunnies. But being a true Buffy fan is more than belting out, "I will walk through the fire," or knowing how to decode Slayer slang.

You've likely noticed things from re-watching the show over the years that the average viewer missed, stumbling upon rewarding Easter eggs, a connection you just now made, or even the occasional baffling element. But despite a few plot holes or completely nonsensical elements that don't add up, you will always love the show to pieces. And true Buffy fans know that even though the show never won an Emmy for Best Series (which was an outrageous snub), it will always take gold in our hearts.
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<![CDATA[The Origins of 15 Common Words & Phrases]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-origins-of-15-common-words-and-phrases/analise.dubner Many of the words and phrases we use every day are things we take for granted in terms of what they mean now. But what did they originally mean? What is the origin of "gibberish," "spill the beans," "best man," or "loophole?" What are the origins of these everyday phrases and terms? Some of these might surprise you.

If you are looking for the origin of  common phrases, read up! You never know the next time someone may ask you about the origin of a popular phrase. And when that happens, you, my friend, will be ready.

From ancient castle features to the dangers of having your bride stolen on your wedding day, these common phrases have their origins from some interesting sources. Below you will find out such interesting things as the jibber jabber origin, stool pigeon origin, and the etymology of common phrases and sayings. Learn where the phrases and terms you use everyday came from with this list of origin of phrases and expressions.
The Origins of 15 Common Words & Phrases]]>
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<![CDATA[The 18 Most Beautiful Bromances In Comic Book History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-bromances-in-comic-books/stephanroget

Superheroes tend to travel in packs. You’ve got your Avengers, your Justice League, and your X-Men all serving as examples of the surprisingly social nature of the average costumed vigilante. Obviously, working in such close quarters combined with the life or death situations that come with their line of work) is almost certain to result in the development of some deep and meaningful interpersonal relationships.

We’ve seen friendships, alliances, and even romances spring up from various superhero teammates. On the rarest of special occasions, we even see the most special and profound type of friendship develop between two heroes: the comic book bromance.

What is a bromance, then? A scholar might describe it as a deep, platonic bond between two close friends, but the classic phrase “brother from another mother” probably does a better job of capturing it. While a bromance doesn’t strictly need to be between two males, that’s usually the case.

Like brothers, “bros” will often give each other a hard time and may even fight occasionally, but they will always have each other’s back when the going gets tough. Some truly remarkable superhero bromances have been struck in the pages of comics, and it's high time they were celebrated.


The 18 Most Beautiful Bromances In Comic Book History]]>
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<![CDATA[12 Times Women Disguised as Men Made History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/women-disguised-as-men-in-history/katiefustich

It’s a man’s world, or so the old saying goes. Though women in history haven’t always been able to fight in wars, publish books, or live adventurous lives, that has never stopped women disguised as men from stepping up to the plate and taking care of business. Women who pretended to be men have helped win wars, shape nations, and set precedents for everything women are capable of.

Cross-dressing has a long list of historical purposes. Though the public opinion and legality of cross-dressing has fluctuated throughout history, men and women have both been documented switching up their genders for a variety of purposes, including romance, espionage, or just pure fun. Though, more often than not, the women who disguised themselves as men, including many on this list, swapped genders in order to avoid persecution while going about their game-changing business. Some of these women disguised themselves as men for a single battle, while others practically lived out their entire lives as the opposite sex. Whatever their reason, we should just be thankful for the power of the pixie cut and the fake mustache. As RuPaul has so wisely taught us, gender is but a construct, baby!  


12 Times Women Disguised as Men Made History]]>
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<![CDATA[14 Masterpiece Cartoons That Never Got the Recognition They Deserved]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/great-underrated-cartoons/erik-barnes

Hundreds of cartoons have blared over childhood TV sets and filled the hours of entertainment-seeking adults. And while there's plenty of praise for long-running, award-winning shows like The Simpsons, Batman: The Animated Series, and Futurama, there are a handful of underrated cartoons that entertained, inspired, and get overlooked. You smile when you hear cartoon titles like Invader Zim, Gargoyles, or Mission Hill, but they probably wouldn't be the first shows that pop into your head.

Why is that? Sometimes they're cartoons canceled too soon. Other times these cult favorites were aired in a weird time slot, or were simply too niche to appeal to a large audience. Or maybe they were just the victims of bad luck - in a TV landscape stuffed with must-watch shows, these cartoons could have been overshadowed.

Refresh your memory and enjoy the nostalgia offered by this list of cartoons that didn't get the recognition they deserved.


14 Masterpiece Cartoons That Never Got the Recognition They Deserved]]>
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<![CDATA[11 Reasons Logan Is Totally Overrated]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-overrated-things-about-logan/jacob-shelton

Logan is not only being touted as the greatest of all the Marvel movies, but it’s also being called one of the best superhero movies of all time. In fact, it is already being tossed around as the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture. But does it deserve all of the praise? Are people just high off a comic book movie that doesn’t play into the basest, adolescent instincts? Yes.

Logan is a pretty good movie, but it doesn’t compare to the movies it’s been inspired by. Really, some of the most noteworthy things about the movie just aren’t worth getting worked up over. Rather than flying into a berserker rage over your love of the man with a set of knife-hands, keep reading and discover all of the truly overrated things about Logan.

All of the Wolverine movies have been surrounded by hype that they can’t live up to, but Logan feels like it’s in the center of some of the most intense blind praise that’s ever been placed on a film. Honestly, it might crumble under the pressure. If you’ve seen Logan you know that James Mangold and Hugh Jackman went out of their way to make a film that feels important (even if it’s just about a guy with knife-hands who has a permanent passport to frown town), but does Logan deliver on being the best movie about a sad dad? Or will comic book movie fans be dealing with a severe case of buyer’s remorse come the onslaught of faux-western comic book movies that are sure to follow in Logan’s wake? 

Also, MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for Logan. Because of course there are. 


11 Reasons Logan Is Totally Overrated]]>
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<![CDATA[All Of Inspector Gadget's Gadgets, Ranked By Ludicrousness]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/every-gadget-from-inspector-gadget-ranked/cynthia-griffith

In one of the earliest Inspector Gadget episodes, entitled "Ghost Catchers," the book from Penny’s computer class seems to suggest that all of her Uncle Gadget's best Inspector Gadget tools are out of date. When she tells Gadget, he immediately changes the subject, which should come as no surprise. The idea of walking around in a body made up of machinery alone is disturbing, but imagine if that technology was past its prime.

As avid Inspector Gadget fans know, Penny’s bumbling uncle was fitted for approximately 14,000 gadgets and counting. Wowzers! Who knew an animated cyborg could be so abundantly equipped? But those aren't the only toys Inspector Gadget had - he also had a weakness for getting separate gadgets, like his waterproof chromomatic watch.

So which of these dozens of gadgets are your favorites? From flashlights to wind sails, roller skates to gumball machines, and everything in between, here are the greatest gadgets from Inspector Gadget. Vote your personal picks for best Inspector Gadget gadgets up to the top of the list.


All Of Inspector Gadget]]>
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<![CDATA[28 Hardcore Female War Heroes You've Never Heard About]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/women-war-heroes/lisa-waugh

Women war heroes prove that bravery and endurance are not reserved for male military personnel. Many women have served on the front lines, in the resistance, behind the wheel of convoys, in the cockpits of outdated planes, and in hospitals patching up the injured with little more than a standard first aid kit. Women and the war effort have always - and will always - go hand-in-hand.  

The Night Witches of the Soviet Union took old clunker crop dusters and confounded the German air force. Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester found herself in the middle of an orchestrated attack in Iraq and turned the firepower back on the insurgents. The White Rose of Stalingrad took down numerous enemy aircraft and flew into legendary status.  

Female war heroes also include the Dahomey Amazons, wives of the king who shocked their enemies with fierceness and audacity. Or the Vietnamese warriors of legend like the Trung Sisters and Lady Trieu, who thwarted the Chinese army.  

The role of women in wars hasn’t always been clear or easy. Cathay Williams changed her appearance and fought in the Union Army as a man until her gender was discovered. But for a while, she fought in the Civil War along with other freed slaves. Then there's the Polish spy who may have inspired two of Ian Fleming's Bond girls. 

As we look at women in military history, there are myriad ways they serve. Women at home were working in factories making products for the war effort, but there were brave women who saw war up close. Some were able to share their experiences and become historians, teachers, instructors, colonels, and generals. Others faced poverty and lack of recognition for their war efforts.  

There are millions who have served. This list of women war heroes sheds a little light on a few. 


28 Hardcore Female War Heroes You]]>
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<![CDATA[7 Of The Most Cruel And Brutal Human Experiments Ever Conducted]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-brutal-human-experiments/philgibbons

Doctors and psychologists are often seen as trusted pillars of society. Everyone assumes those in the medical community would behave in a correspondingly ethical and humane manner. But, in many cases, that is most definitely not the case.

Historically, sophisticated and well-educated individuals not only ignored medical ethics, they seemed intent on devising experiments and clinical analysis deliberately designed to inflict a maximum amount of pain, suffering, permanent injury, and even death. They exploited the vulnerable or the conquered with a cruelty and savagery that contradict the fundamentals of medicine and humanity. While some of these excesses are well known, other lesser-known transgression are just as shocking and disturbing. Here are seven examples of the cruelest and most brutal human experiments ever performed.


7 Of The Most Cruel And Brutal Human Experiments Ever Conducted]]>
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<![CDATA[The Nine Most Dangerous Companies In Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-dangerous-companies-in-film/jacob-shelton

If you live in a fictional universe and you work in an office building, the company you work for is either up to no good, or you’re going to wind up being blown up by terrorists. That’s just the way companies in movies work and there’s nothing you can do about it. If you’re being honest with yourself, the most evil corporations in cinema disclose their risk-levels right next to their profit margins. You might have to read into the context clues a bit, but subtlety doesn't come easily to the large and loud companies of the film world. Whether a company is sending people to work in a remote office building in Columbia, or shooting its freelance employees off to space so they can steal an alien that looks like a spider, you can be sure that the number one cause of office fatigue is constant peril.

The companies on this list are so dangerous that it makes one wonder what their insurance packages look like. Do you think anyone would be working for a company that manufactures a virus that turns people into rabid zombie monsters if they weren’t getting a spectacular medical and dental package? The job market may be less than ideal, but why should your self-worth be the same? Keep reading to learn about the most dangerous companies in film history, and remember to thank your boss for not making you fight your coworkers to the death


The Nine Most Dangerous Companies In Film]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Historical Events That Took Place At The Bar]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/historical-events-that-happened-in-bars/chase-christy

A night out at the local dive with your friends is usually pretty predictable. You might get hit on by a creepy guy old guy that reminds you of your father; or make a fool of yourself by dancing on (and then falling off) the bar. One of your friends might even have a little too much to drink and lose their dinner out the window of an Uber.

But while your Friday nights may not be world-changing, there have been many important historical events that took place in bars all over the world, from public executions to the birth of liberation movements. Perhaps it's not surprising that, as a place where drunken crowds gather, bars have been the site of riots and brawls - but they've also served as sober meeting places for political and military figures of all types. So next time you hit the town, take a brief selfie break and look around to see if any history is being made.


9 Historical Events That Took Place At The Bar]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Daria Episodes of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-daria-episodes/reference List of the best Daria episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Daria episodes of all time are. Fans of Daria are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list includes Ill, College Bored and more episodes. What is the best Daria episode of all time? Look below and find out.
The Best Daria Episodes of All Time]]>
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<![CDATA[14 Video Games That Totally Deserve A Rerelease Or Remake]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/video-game-rerelease-wishlist/joedonley

If you were a kid with a gaming system that grew up in the late '90s to the mid-2000s, chances are you've played some genre-defining titles that made an impact on the industry, but were left behind by their developers after the fact. A lot of this is due to an industry-wide increase in microtransactions and the notion that bonus DLC is an acceptable replacement for a complete game. Other times, games are just too dated and need a total revamp - this is especially true for GameCube and Nintendo 64 titles. But wouldn't you love to see some of those classic old games rereleased? Check out this list of video games that should be rereleased or get an HD remake!


14 Video Games That Totally Deserve A Rerelease Or Remake]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Pretty Good Movies About Ghosts On Netflix Right Now]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/pretty-good-movies-about-ghosts-on-netflix/jacob-shelton

Are you in the mood to get spooked out by some groovy ghosts and screaming specters, but aren’t in the mood to leave your house? Then all you need to do is fire up your Internet machine and throw on one of these movies about ghosts on Netflix right now. All of these pretty good movies make their own variations on the idea of what a ghost story is, or how a haunted house movie should play out, and they’re all okay - seriously, not one of them is above or below average. 

Movies about ghosts and haunted houses are always fun to put on when you’re having a movie night with your friends. Not only do you get to see which one of your compadres is the most skittish when it comes to long shots of a darkly lit hallway, but movies about ghosts generally lead to personal ghost stories coming out, and that’s always a special time in a friendship. So whether you’re watching alone or with friends, these pretty okay movies about ghosts that are streaming on Netflix will take your night from boring to boo-oring (sorry). And once you’ve made your way through these tales of spooky splendor you should check out the best pretty okay horror movies on Netflix, unless you’re scared. 


15 Pretty Good Movies About Ghosts On Netflix Right Now]]>
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<![CDATA[14 Photos of Historical Legends Hanging Out With Each Other]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/historical-badasses-hanging-out/kellen-perry

Epochal historical figures loom so large in the public imagination it's hard to conceive of them just, y'know, hanging out with each other, kickin' it like normal people. But they totally did and do, and there are photographs of the historical figures cool kids club to prove it. Here you will find some awesome historical photos of filmmakers and pop stars, authors and activists, physicists and silent film stars together.

What the hell would Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin talk about? The weather? Who knows how many awesome stories Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Houdini probably shared, but if any two historical badasses had a lot to talk about, it was those guys. Hell, Teddy Roosevelt pictures are badass in-and-of themselves. Throw Houdini in there and you've got two of the most famous figures of history together. Can't go wrong, right?


14 Photos of Historical Legends Hanging Out With Each Other]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Legend Of Zelda Fan Theories Just Crazy Enough To Be True]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-legend-of-zelda-fan-theories/stephanroget

The Legend of Zelda has definitely earned the "legendary" moniker, at least when it comes to video games. Few pixilated adventures have woven an epic tale like the multi-game, multi-platform, multi-timeline series has. The journey of Link through forests, temples, and time has taken gamers on quite a ride, and over the years the continuity has become incredibly complex. Nintendo even went as far as to publish an official continuity guide, which laid out Hyrule’s ridiculously layered alternate timelines, in an effort to assuage fan confusion. However, fans being what they are, this guideline only served to further intensify their speculation and theory-crafting.

The Internet has come up with a bounty of fan theories related to the Zelda series. After all, the whole thing is built on mystery and world-building, leaving plenty of room for fans to speculate and extrapolate. The fact that the creators themselves seem to only partially understand their own world only adds to the bevy of fan speculation. Fans feel a sacred duty to make sense of the mystical, fictional land they love so much.


15 Legend Of Zelda Fan Theories Just Crazy Enough To Be True]]>
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<![CDATA[20 Weird Slang Terms From The 1930s That People Actually Used]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/1930s-slang-words-and-expressions/robert-f-mason

The 1930s were a unique time in American history. This post-Roaring '20s economic depression era brought a new way of life that shaped the rest of the century for many Americans. This great change gave birth to a host of 1930s slang terms. A huge amount of retro slang from the 1930s shows the country was anxiety-ridden and nervous, but chose to make light of its fears with clever turns of phrase. 

Slang from the Great Depression almost all concerns poverty, alcohol, and criminal activity of some kind. This isn't entirely surprising, as many people in poverty turned to either alcohol or crime to escape their dire straits.

But none of that means the language of the day is obsolete. On the contrary, the 1930s was also a time of great comic genius that produced some of the cleverest quips in American English. We still use some of 1930s expressions today, such as referring to prison as the "big house," or calling a gun a "gat" (originally short for "Gatling gun"). 

In that spirit, this list looks at some other expressions from the Great Depression that might be worth reviving.


20 Weird Slang Terms From The 1930s That People Actually Used]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Painfully Awkward Moments From The 2017 Oscars]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/painfully-awkward-moments-from-2017-oscars/jacob-shelton

The 2017 Academy Awards may go down as one of the most awkward award shows ever, which is saying something because it wasn’t even being hosted by Ricky Gervais. It turns out the Oscars didn’t need anyone’s help to create a myriad of awkward celebrity moments. From calling the wrong winner to cringeworthy moments even host Jimmy Kimmel couldn't save, the Oscars had plenty of awkward encounters. If you fell asleep during the show like Chrissy Teigen, the you probably missed some of the most embarrassing moments from the 2017 Oscars because they came in the final 15 minutes, and as far as award show gaffs go, the last one is a doozy.

Aside from the elephant in the room that was the best picture award, the audience had to deal with Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon’s never ending prank war, and the fact that there was a bus full of common people paraded around in front of some of the most wealthy and entitled people in the world like they were a joke. As awkward as the show was, it was incredibly entertaining, and it makes you wonder how the Academy is going to top the stress dream that was the 2017 Oscars. 


The Most Painfully Awkward Moments From The 2017 Oscars]]>
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<![CDATA[14 Amazing Shows You Forgot Were Part Of One Saturday Morning On ABC]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/one-saturday-morning-shows-you-forgot-about/stephanroget

Saturday morning cartoons are a rite of passage for most children, and anyone who’s anyone knows that Disney is the king of animation. Put the two together, and you’ve got One Saturday Morning. No, that’s not a sentence fragment. One Saturday Morning was the name of a programming block on ABC, and it was a subset of their ABC Kids line. Advertised as “five hours of summer, once a week,” One Saturday Morning lived up to the hype by providing kids with three full hours of quality programming along with a two hour supershow that interspersed the most popular cartoons with educational features and comedy skits. This was the sort of quality programming normally reserved for adults, and kids from 1997-2002 got to experience it every weekend.

The structure of One Saturday Morning helped make it a classic viewing experience, but it would have been nothing without fantastic content to fill out said structure. OSM definitely delivered with more memorable cartoons than any one programming block had the right to contain. In fact, One Saturday Morning had so many great shows, people are bound to have forgotten some of the very best.


14 Amazing Shows You Forgot Were Part Of One Saturday Morning On ABC]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Cutscenes Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-videogame-cutscenes/adam-dorsey This is a list of the best cutscenes in the history of video games. Great cutscenes don't just interrupt the gameplay. They deliver truly cinematic storytelling, helping create immersive and complex narratives unique to gaming. These scenes don't just move the plot along; they can take throwaway characters and turn them into the target of a thousand cosplayers.

There's always a plenty of dissent amongst gamers about the real purpose of a cutscene. Naysayers will argue that bad video game cutscenes just make the player jam buttons until they skip them and get back to the gameplay. Ideally, a video game intro video should introduce the player to the world of the game and cutscenes should even out the pacing of a game, strengthening the player's connection to the narrative, as well as their enjoyment of the gameplay. A rad final cinematic is always nice too.

In the future, video game developers may make cutscenes so good that they won't even have to be skippable, because no one would ever want to skip them. But they'd still be skippable because everyone hates unskippable cutscenes.

Until then, we have this list of the finest cutscenes in video game history, from Pac-Man's main squeeze to Mass Effect mega-controversy. Vote up your favorites, the ones that truly elevated their games and proved what cutscenes can really do.

The Best Video Game Cutscenes Ever]]>
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<![CDATA[If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-partners-for-fight-to-the-death/jacob-shelton

Fighting to the death. You know you’ve thought about it; pop culture has definitely made you consider it. In the event of an ultimate showdown, who isn't curious about their ability to demolish an opponent?

Now, kick it up a notch and imagine you are allowed a partner: who would you choose to be by your side? There's much to consider: strength, cunning, skill with edged weaponry, sh*t-talking, all skills a death-match mate should possess. When you're down to the wire, your choice of partner will determine whether you make it out of your fight alive or end up whooping their ass in the afterlife for being such a letdown.

Who would be the best celebrity to team up with in a fight to the death? Do you pick a tested athlete who faces pain on a daily basis? A politician who understands that a fight can take on a myriad of forms? Or, because death is random, do you prefer a wildcard? A matter of life or death, so be sure to choose wisely.


If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?]]>
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<![CDATA[11 Walking Dead Fan Theories That Help Explain Negan's Mysterious Past]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/walking-dead-fan-theories-that-explain-negan/lisa-waugh

Fan theories that explain how Negan got so damn evil help give viewers a glimpse into The Walking Dead’s most formidable villain (so far). Was he a cop, con artist, serial killer, sports nut, or just garden-variety asshole? At this point, does it even matter? Dude's got complete mind control over everyone.

Warning: this list contains spoilers.

How exactly did Negan become Negan, though? Did a mild-mannered man become a killer after his wife, Lucille, died? Did something horrible happen to her and he snapped? Or did this new world of the dead suit him just fine - allowing him to finally just be himself? 

What is Negan’s history? And how will that history help Rick and the gang find Negan’s Achilles heel? There's just so many questions surrounding the mystery that is Negan. With Season 7 laid out before us, who knows if we’ll get a 90-minute episode that focuses on Negan's past in the real world, loving Lucille and teaching kids ping-pong? Here's hoping it happens!

Keep reading below for fan theories on Negan's past - before the apacolypse and immediately after it happened - and hints at what might motivate this monster, and why.


11 Walking Dead Fan Theories That Help Explain Negan]]>
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<![CDATA[The 6 Greatest Movies Where People Need To Fight To The Death To Stay Alive]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fight-to-the-death-movies/jacob-shelton

In the world of cinema, fighting to the death remains one of the most appropriate ways to settle a disagreement. Whether you’re a student who’s just trying to go home after school or a disgraced police officer who's fighting ironic game show characters in an attempt to clear your name, the best way to tackle any problem is by fighting it and killing it. Survival movies represent one of the most persistent film genres, likely because they touch something primitive deep inside the viewer. The best fight to the death movies are those that say something about the audience while also showing everyone a rollicking good time, and these fight to the death films are the absolute best.

If you were ever in a scenario where you had to fight to the death for survival, the best way to ensure another day would be to draw back on your memories of movies where people are forced to fight to the death. What kind of weapons did they use? Was a lot of cardio involved? Should you make a witty remark every time you off someone or is that in poor taste? Your favorite survival movie says a lot about you. Are you the kind of person that’s OK with running people over with a car? Or would you prefer to do your killing with office equipment? Whatever your preference, you’re guaranteed to love these films about people fighting to the death. 


The 6 Greatest Movies Where People Need To Fight To The Death To Stay Alive]]>
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<![CDATA[Who Should Replace Beyoncé At Coachella?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-can-replace-beyonce-at-coachella-2017/mick-jacobs

Well, it happened: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter pulled out of her Coachella headlining spot.

Anyone who's ever seen a Beyoncé performance, whether broadcasted or live, knows Coachella will have a difficult time filling this spot, if it's even possible at all. Destiny's lone child occupies her own throne in pop culture, and like the Iron Throne, it isn't suited for just anybody. Vote here on the acts you would think would make the best substitute for Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.


Who Should Replace Beyoncé At Coachella?]]>
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