<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent offbeat Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat <![CDATA[The Least Credible Alien Sightings in History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/least-credible-alien-sightings/jacob-shelton
Alien abduction and the lore around UFO sightings has become so prevalent in society that you can ask someone what it would like to be abducted and they would concoct a scenario that’s nearly identical to the most famous of UFO and alien sightings. We’re not saying that it’s impossible for aliens to exist, but it’s hard to believe stories of alien sightings that seem lazy. Are aliens real? It’s hard to say, but some of the most recent offbeat alien sightings all seem to have a lack of credibility about them. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the least likely alien sightings for your skeptical pleasure.

If you keep your eyes on the grocery store tabloids like we do, you’ll notice that UFO conspiracies have taken the backseat to celebrity sex changes and beach body nightmares. But if you start to look around, you’ll realize that visitors from other planets have never stopped popping in to say hello. Whether they’re buzzing airplanes in Spain, or getting their freak on with Chinese lumberjacks, aliens are here to stay. Maybe? The stories on this list aren’t really the easiest to believe, and we want to believe. We just wish there a little more evidence. Is that too much to ask? Take a look at the alien abduction stories on this list and let us know what you think.

Vote for the sightings you’re most skeptical about, and leave us a comment if visitors from beyond the stars have contacted you! However, please leave out any direct references to probing.
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There's Definitely (Not) a Castle on Mars
Wouldn't it be cool if there was a castle on Mars? Like, so we could finally joust some Martians? That's what the UFO optimists are saying after looking at the photos from a 2006 trip to Mars, but um... it's definitely not a castle.
Alien Base on the Moon
Why people were tooling around the moon on Google is anyone's guess, but leave it to a bunch of basement dwellers to find an alien base hidden in a crater. As cool as it would be to have alien neighbors, this is probably just a glitch in the matrix.
UFO Descends On Iceland
In 2013, this video of a mysterious fireball falling onto Iceland went viral when some hopeful sky gazers thought it might be a UFO. But as far as everyone else was concerned, this was just a lazy attempt at getting everyone's hopes up for an Icelandic alien party.
Comet 67P Is an Alien Warship
WE. LOVE. CONSPIRACY THEORISTS. Especially the ones that came up with the idea that there's an alien warship inside a comet that we've been investigating for the last 20 years. Since we touched down on the comet in late 2014 and haven't heard anything from our new overlords, it's probably safe to assume the theory was bunk. 
Fire in the Sky
In 2008, Andrew Baskeyfield took video footage of what he thought was a fiery UFO floating above Mill End, England. If that photo isn't convincing enough, wait till you see the videos!
UFOs or Clouds? Definitely Clouds
The best thing about this video is when the announcer refers to a group of so-called, "UFO experts." HAHA. Very cool and official title you guys. Apparently in 2010, people experts across Europe saw these genuinely neat clouds and flipped their lids when they thought they might be UFOs. Better luck next time dumb dumbs.
UFO Destroys Taliban Camp
When this video of a UFO destroying a Taliban camp popped up on the Internet, an immediate firestorm of opinions began to rage. Some thought it was a UFO, others believed it to be animation, and A LOT of people thought it was a drone in action. Obviously the military has been tight lipped on whether or not this was a drone, and it definitely wasn't a UFO - so it was just animation... right?
The Portsmouth UFO
If you're an animator, and you're trying to convince everyone that you're the only person who saw a UFO - don't immediately tell the press that your job is to make mock up photos of fake things. Which is exactly what Lewis Rogers did when he spoke to the Daily Star in 2014. Nice try, Rogers. 
UK Mystery Orbs
In 2009, clusters of more than 100 lights were seen over the UK and Holland. Engineer, Paul Slight, 54, took photos on his mobile phone of the strange objects hovering over Lincoln. They kind of just look like paper lanterns to us.
Atacama Humanoid
For about 10 years, speculation over the Atacama Humanoid ranged from "definitely an alien," to, "probably an alien." But after years of research it was concluded that the humanoid was probably a person... maybe?

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<![CDATA[The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/saddest-television-deaths
Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.

Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers


Edith Bunker

Joyce Summers

Mark Greene


Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

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<![CDATA[The Scariest Animals in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-animals-you-are-the-most-scared-of
We're all more scared of one thing than another. Maybe it's the idea of being mauled by a Grizzly or having spiders crawl in your ear while you're sleeping. Maybe it's just the IDEA that a snake might be nearby. Whatever it is, vote on the animal that scares you the most, and of course, feel free to add any of the scariest animals in the world that might be missing from this list.

Any list of the scariest animals in the world will likely include sharks, spiders, and snakes. But what terrifies one person might not scare another at all. It's interesting to look at why certain animals strike fear, and others don't. Is it because many of the animals listed here are potentially deadly? Some spiders' bites can be horrible, but spiders can also be pretty amazing.

Sure, but that doesn't explain why cockroaches freak people out (if you don't believe me, just check the list, and see the votes for yourself). It's highly unlikely that you'll be done in by a killer cockroach – so what gives? Well, they're creepy, they're crawly and (depending on where you live) they *can* fly. That qualifies as scary.

And yes, some of the scariest animals listed here, we'll never ever encounter in real life. Oh, we might see a great white shark in an aquarium or on TV during Shark Week, but really? The odds of us actually coming face to face with a great white are pretty slim. Still, we've all seen Jaws, so that sucker shoots to the top of the list. And bats: Yes, some believe they are scary, but there are a lot of myths surrounding these and other animals that, if you knew more, might make them a bit less terrifying.

Which animals scare you the most? Are they insects? Reptiles? Mammals (and yes, this includes man)? Time to vote!




Black Widow Spider


Great white shark

Black mamba

Grizzly Bear



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<![CDATA[The Greatest Fictional Serial Killers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fictional-serial-killers/mark
Who are the best fictional serial killers of all time? These are serial killers featured in television shows and on film. To be clear, there is a difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer. A serial killer is one who kills individually, stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood. Some of the most memorable movie and TV characters ever have been serial killers, so be sure to vote for the ones you liked the most -- and vote down any you didn't like. Also, feel free to re-rank this list any way you want, and add any notable fictional serial killers who are missing.

The creepiest film and TV serial killers often steal the show with their terrifyingly cool, chilling scenes. They manage to elude the good guys who are dutifully tracking them down, often for most of a movie or television show. Eventually, almost all of the fictional serial killers listed here are caught, but not before they leave behind horrifying reminders of their sick and twisted abilities. They are, quite often, some of the best movie villains of all time or the creepiest characters on television.

When you think of the "best" fictional serial murderers, who comes to mind instantly? Hannibal Lecter? That's certainly one of the most famous and memorable serial killers ever on film, thanks to Anthony Hopkins (who won an Academy Award for the role in 'Silence of the Lambs'). Or how about mommy-obsessed Norman Bates (Anthony Hopkins), the serial killer who scared the wits out of everyone in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'? There is no doubt that both of these characters are iconic, and among the most utterly terrifying figures in film. Both, interestingly enough, were brought to the small screen in 2013: Lecter in the NBC horror drama 'Hannibal' and Bates in A&E's drama 'Bates Motel.'

Are serial killers the new vampires now? Could be. One thing is certain: The fictional serial killers listed here are among the characters you absolutely, positively do not ever want knocking at your door.

Dexter Morgan

Freddy Krueger

Hannibal Lecter

Jason Voorhees


Michael Myers

Norman Bates

Patrick Bateman

John Doe

Buffalo Bill

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<![CDATA[24 Insane Food Challenges That We Kind of Want to Try]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/crazy-food-challenges/coreybarger
Food challenges are not for the faint at heart. For years, ma and pop restaurants have been pulling together extreme and sometimes grotesque concoctions that brave souls willingly force themselves to eat. What do they get for completing these fun food challenges? Usually a dumb t-shirt or maybe their name on the wall in exchange for an awful tummy ache. We've found the most extreme food challenges from around the world and gathered them here for your enjoyment. Only those with strong stomachs should proceed.

In this list of the craziest food challenges you will see everything from sweets to meats and every type of food known to man. Some are covered in cheese and some weigh more than your arm. Take a peak and see if you can muster up the courage to try one out. If you are a true champion you might be able to win a free T-shirt or even cold hard cash.


Real Sports 67oz Hail Mary Steak Challenge
Real Sports has made competitive eating an actual sport with this one. For the chance at a cheesy wall of fame photo, sink your teeth into 67 oz. of steak along with a pound of fries, a pound of coleslaw all within one hour.

Source: Real Sports Photos: Toro Magazine
Ken & Ziggy’s Zellagabetsky Sandwich Challenge
We've all had the oversized, can't even fit in your mouth, club sandwich. But have you had one that weighs seven pounds? Kenny and Ziggy's New York deli in Houston challenges you to finish the beast in one sitting for a free t-shirt. You could also just buy a t-shirt in their gift shop and save yourself the meat sweats.

Source and Photo: Best Food Challenges

Joe Taco’s Chupacabra Burrito Challenge
Keep in mind the Chupacabra is a mythical wild beast that is rumored to be a wild killer. This beast's burrito-cousin consists of a killer two foot long, eight pound burrito filled with beef, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, rice, beans and hot sauce and finished off with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. There's no time limit to finish but once you start you aren't allowed to stop.

The prize is actually amazing: a free meal every week for the rest of your life. 

Source: Joe Taco's Photo: Joe Taco's Facebook

Pizza By the Pound’s Pounder Challenge
Okay, who hasn't occasionally, accidentally devoured an entire pizza themselves? Imagine how you felt after that, but then imagine if the pizza in question was 16 inches in diameter and weighed eight pounds. Pizza by the Pound in Kentucky may have lost their damn minds with this challenge. The prize? One-hundred bucks. 

Source: Pizza By The Pound Photo: Food Challenges

The Hard Boiled Egg’s World’s Largest Breakfast Challenge
They don't call it the world's largest breakfast for no reason. Instead of a Guinness record, you'll be getting a free meal, t-shirt and wall of fame picture. All you have to do is eat ten sausages, ten fat slices of bacon, ten fried eggs, white pudding, hash browns, a tin of beans, mushrooms, three fried tomatoes, a serving of chops and ten slices of toast in one hour.

Source and Photo: World Record Breakfast Challenge Facebook

Smokey’s Monster Dog Challenge
Three foot long hotdog with bun? Not so bad. But then top it with chili, cheese, onions and jalapeños... getting worse. But for this challenge, you also have to eat a side of chips and coleslaw within an hour, which just may be the straw that broke the camel's back. Do this to win a free meal, T-shirt (that will soon be chilli covered) and a picture on the wall of fame.

Source and Photos: Daily Mail

Longhorns’ Breaking Badass BBQ Challenge
Just look at all of that food. That's for one person! The best part about this challenge is an American didn't even create it. Longhorns BBQ in England have outdone themselves. They challenge guests to eat seven lbs of smokehouse BBQ made up of Texas brisket, "badass" beef ribs, Memphis pulled pork, a full rack of ribs, smoked sausage, wings, pit beans, red pickle slaw, brioche and fries in one hour to get the coveted t-shirt and picture on the wall of fame!

Source: Longhorn BBQ Menu Photo: Longhorn BBQ Twitter


Fred’s Liberty Bell Cheesesteak Challenge
In order to get a free meal and picture in the Wall of Fame at Fred's Downtown Philly in Texas you must eat 60 oz. of meat on a two foot hoagie bun. Also known as 7.5 cups of meat in 30 minutes. Almost forgot, it is also topped with a pound of cheese. Good luck! You're going to need it.

Source: Food Challenges Photo: Fred's Downtown Philly Facebook

Voodoo Doughnut’s Tex-Ass Doughnut Challenge
This one sounds super easy but you'll probably still end up with a stomach ache. At Voodoo Doughnuts in Oregon you must eat a giant doughnut in 80 seconds. The catch? It weighs a pound and is comparable to half-a-dozen. In return you get a nice shiny button.

Source and Photo: Yelp

Jimmy’s King Leonidas Calzone Challenge
Who doesn't love a calzone? This whopping five pounder is filled with pepperoni, sausage and hamburger. Those who dare finish it in an hour get the meal for free and a T-shirt they probably won't be able to fit into. Head over to Jimmy the Greek's in Minnesota to try it out.

Source: Maine-Eater Photo: Jimmy The Greek Facebook

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<![CDATA[51 Unintentionally Creepy Kids' Drawings]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-kids-drawings/jacob-shelton
Kids draw the funniest things - are we right or are we right? We don’t know what it is about children drawing inappropriate things that make us laugh, but it does. Maybe it’s because we don’t have to deal with them beyond looking at their nightmare drawing of a dead barista, or maybe we’re just awful people. Everyone probably drew pictures like the items on this list when they were a kid, but as luck would have it, the Internet wasn’t around yet to publicly shame us. Hurray! The offbeat children’s drawings on the list are sure to make you laugh out loud and, if you’re a parent, maybe fear for your life.

If you’re a fan of terrifying imaginary friends, kids bragging about their meth habits, or horrific phallic blunders, then the funny kids drawings on this list will touch a very special place in your heart. Personally, we’re fond of some of the quirky art on this list, and if we had the chance we’d put every one of these drawings on our refrigerator. Some of the drawings on this list are creepy, some are funny, and some are just confusing, so we’re counting on you to let us know which is the best.

Vote up the funny kid drawing that made you spew soda out of your nose, and leave us a comment about the weirdest thing you drew as a kid. Unless the thing you drew was a prediction of a world catastrophe - we still want to sleep at night.

Family Is Love!

The Incredible Hulk vs. the Kardashians

It's Good to Have a Role Model

Good for Dad!

The Muppet Babies/Breaking Bad Crossover No One Ever Even Asked For

Totally America

Life Goals

We Give This an A++

Whatever Works, Kid

The FDA Probably Has Something to Say About This

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<![CDATA[The Best Serial Killer Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-serial-killer-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
List of the best serial killers movies. These movies center around infamous serial killers. This list may not be a complete catalogue of all the films about serial killers, but they are the greatest serial killer movies voted on by fans. Some of the best thrillers, horror and scary movies usually have a tormentor who scares the living wits out of the main characters and some times even kill them. These antagonists are the characters who make these serial killer movies so memorable.

Who can forget The Silence of the Lambs? That 1990 classic featured two of the most notorious movie serial killers in history with Buffalo Bill and of course, Hannibal Lecter who was so popular that he managed to spawn two more movies. Other infamous serial killer movies include Seven, which featured Kevin Spacey as John Doe, American Psycho, which introduced Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, and Basic Instinct where Sharon Stone played the unforgettable Catherine Tramell. The common thread between these complex serial killers is that their respective movies were beyond memorable and considered some of the popular, not of just of serial killers, but movies period.

What is the best serial killer movie? It's up to you to vote on what should be considered The Best Serial Killer Movie of all time. Pick the movies you think should be ranked high on this Ultimate List of the Best Serial Killer Movies.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

American Psycho

Basic Instinct






The Silence of the Lambs


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<![CDATA[The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-druggiest-rock-stars-of-all-time/robert-wabash
Rock stars and drugs go together like football and beer: you could have one without the other and it would still be fun, but you would sense that something was missing. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until they OD, of course. RIP).

This list of rock stars who used drugs was inspired by an article in the OC Weekly that chronicled the six druggiest rock stars of all time, but since we go big at Ranker, we added a few more to the mix. Because honestly, one thing the music world isn't lacking are train wrecks who drink and do drugs.

If you can think of other rock stars that deserve to be on the list that didn't make it in the first wave of qualifications (which basically consist of the ability to frighten one of the nurses at Promises upon checking into rehab), add them. But heed the criteria that your rock star must have a splendid past with drugs.

If you're looking for inspiration in the drugs and rock & roll arena (we'll assume the rest of the Internet can cover the "sex" part), the list of rock stars who have aged the worst is an excellent way to make you feel better about those gray hairs you've been denying. And if you're wondering what's to come of these miscreants of the mic after the drugs have run their course, there's the list of celebrity ODs we should have seen coming.

Amy Winehouse

Courtney Love

Janis Joplin

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Keith Richards

Kurt Cobain

Ozzy Osbourne

Sid Vicious

Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[You Will DEFINITELY Be Murdered in These Motels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/scary-motels/jacob-shelton
There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned road trip, complete with a stay at a haunted hotel. Whether you’re with friends or family, nothing beats the freedom of the open road. Unfortunately, you have to sleep somewhere, and usually if you’re in the middle of nowhere your choices are slim. At times it can feel like you’re choosing between the Murder Motel or the Homicide Lodge. Sometimes you’d be better off sleeping in your car. If you’re doing double nickels on the dime this summer and you see one of the motels on this list, you might just want to keep driving; there’s nothing good for anyone at these creepy inns. In fact, you stay at any of them, we can guarantee that you’re going to get quite a scare.

Some of the places on this list actually look kind of nice, but they’re haunted by legless hobo ghosts that keep residents up at all hours of the night, or they’re captivated by rooms so frightening that they have to be locked from the outside. Others have a reputation for being dens of iniquity to the nth degree, and some of the motels just can’t seem to keep bugs out of the ceiling. Whatever the case, these scary motels and haunted inns are sure to have you doing triple research on the next place you plan to lay your head.

Vote for which motel you think would be the scariest to spend the night at, and leave us a comment if you’ve had any creepy overnight experiences. And if you saw a ghost we owe you a dollar.

Monte Vista Hotel - Flagstaff, Arizona
When a hotel has at least 10 ghosts, you're probably going to have to deal with at least one jerk ghost. We're fine with the weird bellboy, but we don't if we can deal with a ghost hanging meat from a chandelier. Gross. 
Skinny Dick's - Fairbanks, Alaska
Sure, Skinny Dick's looks more like a truck stop than a motel, but they sell $35 "after sex towels" and that's enough to make us never want to visit Alaska. 

Rodeway Inn - Dickinson, North Dakota
Dubbed "the creepiest motel ever" by a Tripadvisor user, the Rodeway Inn isn't haunted, it's just a stopping point for traveling serial killers. 
Topanga Ranch Motel - Malibu, California
The Topanga Ranch was originally constructed in the '20s as housing for workers who were building the Pacific Coast Highway but then it became a cheap motel that quickly de-evolved into a hideout for transients and Charles Manson wannabes.
Igloo City - Cantwell, Alaska
Hey! Want to stay at a semi in-business "hotel" that's shaped like half of a severed skull? No? Is it because you're so far away from civilization that no one will hear your screams when you're murdered by an eskimo?
Congress Plaza Hotel - Chicago, Illinois
The only reason you would want to stay in the "most haunted hotel in Chicago" is either because you lost a bet, or you're an over-achieving ghost hunter. Supposedly, the ghost of a murdered hobo walks the halls panhandling, and a bunch of dismembered limbs can be seen sticking out of the walls. To top it all off, on the 12th floor there's a room so frightening that the door was fastened shut. If you need us we'll be finding the furthest place from Chicago on the map and going there.
The Clown Motel - Tonopah, Nevada
The Clown Motel seems like the perfect storm of nightmare fuel; not only does it have a clown theme, but there are bikers welcome, it's 70 miles from the nearest town (so scream as loud as you can!), and The Clown Motel shares a parking lot with a cemetery full of gold miners who died from a plague. Sweet dreams, travelers!
The Stanley - Estes Park, Colorado
Hey, when you decide to stay in the hotel that was Stephen King's inspiration for The Shining, it's on you if you get murdered by a creepy lady in a bath tub. Just stay out of room 418. 
The Mission Inn - Riverside, California
This might be the nicest hotel on the list, but if you stay here, you'll probably die. The Olympic sized swimming pool is said to be haunted by the Millers, the first owners of a 12 room cottage where the pool now sits. They haven't drowned anyone while they swam laps yet, but you don't want to be the first do you?
Oliver House Bed and Breakfast - Bisbee, Arizona
What is it about B&Bs that makes them so haunted? Is the old person smell? Do the doilies help conjure ghosts? Whatever it is, "the granny ghost" at The Oliver House likes to hit people on the head while they sleep. 

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<![CDATA[40 Idiots Fighting Inanimate Objects]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/idiots-fighting-things/randy-cobb
You've probably seen people fighting in public, but have you seen them fighting inanimate objects that have done nothing wrong? It's not uncommon for us to loose control of our temper; in fact we live in such a high paced society sometimes it gets a bit too much for all of us! However, some people have a really funny, or just plain stupid, way of showing it. We have found the most hilarious and dumbest gifs of idiots fighting inanimate objects. Whether they're drunk, angry or just plain stupid, these people can't handle the pressure, so here they are, letting it all out on an unsuspecting trash can, hamper, or parked car. Little do they know, they've got a tough fight ahead of them!

We have found the funniest gifs of people fighting walls only to be bounced back, punching moving cars, or using inanimate object as a kung fu master! So now it's time for you to upvote the biggest idiots fighting everyday objects below. Who do you think is the biggest dummy? Cast your votes now and head over to the comments section to let us know all about the last table that wronged you so much, you simply had to pick a fight with it.

A Swing and a Miss!

This Is What Happens When You Try to Drunk Punch a Car

Even His Shirt Wanted to Get out of There!

Maybe It's Mahogany?

There Are No Words...

One Door Closes, Another One Hits You in the Rear

What's That Old Saying? The Toilet Is Mightier Than the Wine Bottle?


Why, of All of the Parts of His Body, Did He Use His Head?

Sign - 1, Man - 0

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