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As every great small business owner knows, it's often the little things that can make a place unique. Despite the fact that the bathroom door might be the last place you’d expect to find a touch of creativity, these funny bathroom signs will make you think again. Here we’ve collected some of the cleverest, most creative, and even a little weird bathroom door signs from around the world.

What makes these bathroom gender indicators so unique? Well, as you’ll see throughout the photos below, some of them find clever ways to work in the type of business they’re located in, such as a bowling alley, a dog grooming shop, and even a farm. Others cut the language barrier right in half but using imagery to convey their point, some a little more graphically than others.

So whether you’re looking for ideas to spruce up the laugh factor of your small business via ideas for funny bathroom door signs of your own or are just out for a good laugh, you've come to the right place. You’ll be chuckling in no time at the huge variety of creativity and cleverness that were put in to these funny bathroom doors from around the world!

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These Clever Signs for Pet Shops or Dog Groomers


These Clever Signs at a Train Station

These Creative Bowling Alley Signs

These Hilarious Pizza Parlor Signs

These Prankster Signs That'll Make You Read the Fine Print Forever After

This Clever Sign May Explain Why Men Love Beer and Women Love Cosmos

These Signs Prove Architecture Is Everywhere

Even Ladies Have to Admit This Is Hilarious

These Signs That Are a Little Too Honest About What's Going on Inside

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<![CDATA[33 Hilarious Toilet Seat Covers to Trick Your Houseguests]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-toilet-seat-covers/jacob-shelton
Unless you have a panic room, one of the safest places in every home is the bathroom. It’s the only place you can get some true alone time, and be sure no one’s going to bother you. That is, unless you know any of the people behind the pictures on this list of funny toilet seat covers - in that case, all bets are off. On this list there are funny toilet seat covers, scary toilet seat covers, and toilet seat covers that will make you scratch your head (hopefully after you’ve washed your hands). If you fancy yourself a bit of a prankster, hopefully these funny toilet seats will give you an idea of how to take your funny house game to the next level, starting with the John, water closet, or whatever you call it.

If you’re the kind of person who feels like Whoopee Cushions are too subtle, you’re going to love the joke toilet seat covers on this list. Not only are they a (porcelain) barrel full of laughs, but they’ll make your house or apartment look 10 times more put together and hilarious. Seriously, you’ll go from being a troll without a seat cover to a full blown adult. Well, mostly an adult, these are silly toilet seat covers we’re talking about here.

Funny seat covers are a fun way to trick your friends, and entertain guests who are probably expecting a run of the mill porcelain throne when they go to inspect your bathroom. For ideas on how to spruce up your bathroom check out this list of hilarious toilet seat covers. Then, vote up the silliest of them all, and if you’ve got something interesting in your bathroom – tell everyone about it in the comments!

When You Want Your Toilet to Be Freakin' Sweet

All Dogs Go to the Bathroom

Now You'll Never Be Alone

Hopefully Everything Isn't Bigger in Texas

Boldly Going Where Everyone Has Gone Before

Brings a New Meaning to Crocodile Tears

Totoro Is Always Watching

The Real Chamber of Secrets

What's Your Poop Mantra?

For When You Really Need to Throw Up

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<![CDATA[17 of the Strangest Thanksgiving Traditions Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-thanksgiving-traditions/jacob-shelton
If you live in America, your family probably has some sort of Thanksgiving tradition. Maybe you and your mom watch the big game while your dad obsesses over the turkey, or maybe you and your siblings pitch in to make an epic dessert. But not all Thanksgiving traditions happen in the USA. In America, most people make a turkey with stuffing and the works, but in some countries Thanksgiving is celebrated in a cemetery, or by playing drums to a yam. Weird Thanksgiving traditions can take a lot of forms; from dressing up like homeless people and asking for candy, to eating crab instead of turkey. After all it’s not how you celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s who you celebrate it with that counts. We've put together a list of the weirdest Thanksgiving traditions that are bizarre, strange, or downright unheard of. 

One of the most obvious things about old Thanksgiving traditions is that they’re all really weird. At different times in America’s history, people have dressed up in creepy masks, or pretended to be homeless people. Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that’s usually connected to strange celebrations, but after reading this list you’ll see that America’s turkey day really is the epicenter of a lot of weird rituals.

Vote up the strangest Thanksgiving traditions below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

Pardoning a Turkey
In 1947, a weird tradition known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation was founded under the Truman administration. However, Ronald Reagan was actually the first present to formally "pardon" one of the turkeys given to him. Truman, Eisenhower, and several other presidents actually ate the turkeys presented to them. In 1988, George H.W. Bush instituted the turkey pardon as a national tradition while he was in office. 


Frozen Turkey Bowling
At the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,  their most popular Thanksgiving tradition is an event called Frozen Turkey Bowling where people hurl frozen, oiled-up turkeys down a grocery store aisle at a set of bowling pins. Their event raises money to combat smoking, which is an awesome reason to throw a dead, frozen, bird at a bunch of bowling pins.


The Turkey Trot
Turkey trot 5Ks happen all over the country. Thousands of full-grown adults each year don turkey costumes and go jogging before consuming billions of calories later that evening. Although it's probably just a ploy to get out of helping your mom make all those side dishes before your crazy Uncle Larry shows up and falls asleep in the potato salad, turkey trots are definitely a weird Thanksgiving tradition to behold. 


Cracking the Wishbone
This bizarre Thanksgiving tradition actually stems from the ancient Romans, who believed that the person who broke off the larger piece of the wishbone would have a wish come true. The wishbone must be completely dry and brittle before you try to snap it, so you can't actually crack a wishbone at the Thanksgiving table. 
North Tech's Pie Throwing Event
At the North Technical high school in Missouri, they host an annual event where people throw pies into the faces of their administrators. 


Black Friday
Can we all admit that Black Friday is the worst holiday ever? It's basically just an excuse for middle-aged women to stomp one another to death in a Macy's parking lot over a discounted Keurig. Like Mother's Day and Valentines Day, Black Friday wasn't even a thing until we decided it was, and started camping out in front of Target to buy TVs at a slight discount.


Thanksgiving Pie Eating Contest
Broomfield, Colorado loves Thanksgiving so much that they host an annual pumpkin pie eating contest each year. Contestants have to finish a whole pie as fast as they can with their hands tied behind their backs. 

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash
This Thanksgiving tradition is both weird and adorable. On Thanksgiving at the Santa Barbara Zoo in California, people are encouraged to come out and watch different animals "interact" with pumpkins. 


Ragamuffin Day
During the early 20th century, children used to dress down in rags on Thanksgiving, go door to door, and ask, "Anything for Thanksgiving?" They were rewarded with a piece of candy, a penny, or an apple.


19 Pies and Counting
David Plotz, the CEO of Atlas Obscura, is part of a family that has one of the most insane Thanksgiving traditions ever. In addition to making a full Thanksgiving meal for 20 people, she also bakes 19 pies, including apple, apricot, cherry, pecan, and all the other fine fall flavors.


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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 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

Charlie Pace

Joyce Summers

Mark Greene


Tenth Doctor

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/18-celebrities-who_ve-aged-horribly
This is a list of celebrities who've looked worse with age than one would expect. As they've gotten older, these stars have become more and more unattractive. We've all seen our fair share of bad plastic surgery celebs, and some of these famous people certainly fall under the same category. Those that don't create their own damage naturally. These celebrities aging badly include actors, musicians, and notable public figures who look like they've aged 50 years in the last ten.

What celebs have aged the worst?  What celebrities used to be hot and aren't anymore? It's a shame that some of these celebs are no longer recognizable, because everyone on this list actually looked pretty good when they were young. May this be a lesson for us all to watch our bad habits and not succumb to temptations of having too much work done.

Axl Rose
Photo from a January 31, 2010, show in Winnipeg. Just an unflattering angle?
Keith Richards
A RANKER USER SAID: "Keith Richards sure seems to be showing some wear and tear but lets also remember he is now 70 years old and at that age we are all going to show wear. But i think the picture on this list shows one of the reasons why he seems to have aged fairly hard and that's the amounts of tobacco and alcohol he has taken in over those years. Aging naturally none of us can avoid but when you add in things like years of smoking and it definitely alters what is likely otherwise a more graceful way of getting older." (join the discussion)

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Kirstie Alley
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Lil' Kim

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is up to it again, check out what she did now
Michael Jackson

Mickey Rourke
A RANKER USER SAID: "Okay let me be honest although not to the point of disrespectful and say that Mickey Rourke in his early years was quite the handsome guy but not so much now. The picture presented in this list seems to be one of the worse that could of been found on the web of him but still its not only one. He may not have taken care of himself as well as he could have and it kind of shows now that he is getting a little more up in age." (join the discussion)

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Ozzy Osbourne
A RANKER USER SAID: "Can anyone guess why Ozzy Osbourne hasn't really retained a whole lot of his boyish good looks ? This guy has gone through more illegal drugs and substances over the years then any normal person ever should. Now after all those years of drug abuse and god only knows what else it really has come back to bite him now and not only in his looks but also in a mental capacity. He seems like he is completely lost most of the time now a days." (join the discussion)
Steven Tyler
A RANKER USER SAID: "Oh my Steven Steven Steven i mean he really is showing his age and not all that well i think we have to admit although at 65 its not totally outrageous. Add that in to the way he still dresses and he sort of looks like a drag queen from the mid 70's headed for wood stock. I am sure that he and rest of Aerosmith lived through some really wild and crazy years and was probably all well worth. I think he seems worse at 65 then many others because of the complete package that is Steven." (join the discussion)
Val Kilmer
A RANKER USER SAID: "Kilmer was such a great looking guy when he was younger that i can see where there would be some reaction to how he looks now. It is kind of a drastic change especially in his face and most men usually age better then women do but he hasn't really had that go all his way it seems. But he is 54 now and he still looks decent and kind of like a regular guy so lets not hold him up too much to these crazy Hollywood hunk stereotypes." (join the discussion)

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<![CDATA[The Creepiest Ice Cream Trucks Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-ice-cream-truck-photos/jacob-shelton
Close your eyes. Take a mental journey with us. You're nine years old, sitting home alone on a Tuesday afternoon in the summer time. You're bored. Your parents are at work, and your older brother is supposed to be watching you, but he's on the landline chatting with Stacey from summer school. Suddenly, your ears perk up. Could it be? It is! The ice cream truck is coming around the corner! Pockets stuffed to bursting with one dollar bills and loose change, you sprint to the sidewalk. Too late, you realize, that this isn't the happy-go-lucky, smile-infested truck of your wildest, ice-creamiest dreams, but rather, a vehicle of nightmares. Yes, your worst fears have come true. You have stumbled on the creepy ice cream truck, the one that no child ever dare approach.  

We all know exactly what the creepy ice cream truck looks and sounds like. Windowless van. Vague, fading stickers. Bizarre, flavorless products. An old, wheezing rendition of "All Around the Mulberry Bush" bleating helplessly from the speakers like a dying animal. The driver smells like old soup and dirty sneakers, and is probably wearing a clown mask. You hang your head and go back inside, too scared to ask for a Popsicle, or even a soft-serve cone. 

We've put together a list of the creepiest ice cream trucks on the block so that you'll know which ones to avoid during the next summer heatwave. Vote up the creepiest ice cream trucks you see below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

There's Nothing Quite Like an Ice Cream Van with a Cage!

This Ice Cream Van Is the Actual Embodiment of the Sex Offender's Registry

Who Dat Man in the Black Sedan with Two Cheap Big Sticks and a Bowl of Flan?

The Last Known Photograph of Timmy, Circa Summer '94

Why Didn't You Tell Us Your Mom's Facebook Friends Were Selling Ice Cream?

What's Wrong with Homer's Head?

Run, Run, Run, as Fast as You Can. You Can't Run Away From the Ice Cream Man.

Oh Look Honey, the Insane Clown Posse's Here

All Work and No Treats Makes Jack a Dull Boy

Never Laugh When a Hearse Goes By, for You May Be the Next to Die...

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<![CDATA[36 Hilarious Groomsman and Bridesmaid Fails]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/groomsman-and-bridesmaid-fails/ashley-reign
There's nothing better than wedding party fails. Especially if you can relate all too well to the old saying, "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride?" Do you find yourself having to restrain your latent bitterness as you watch friend after friend walk down the aisle? Or perhaps you're a guy who just doesn't get the whole wedding thing and have found yourself having to fight the urge to drift off for a mid-day nap as you stand there doing your duty as a groomsman? Well, here you’ll find a group of funny fail gifs featuring bridesmaids and groomsmen whose valiant efforts didn’t turn out quite as gracefully as one might hope.

The collection you’ll see below includes everything from funny bridesmaids gifs featuring women who are way past taking chances when it comes to catching the coveted bouquet to groomsmen who are trying way too hard to impress the ladies. If you thought your wedding procession was a little rocky, come on in and prepare to feel way better about it pretty much immediately. We’ve got bridesmaids falling, groomsmen fainting during the vows, and even a swan who’s had enough of always being pushed into the background of wedding photos.

So the next time you’re having a little trouble getting pumped for another friend’s wedding, get a load of these groomsman and bridesmaid fails that’ll remind you just how important it is to stay on your toes. After all, while your pal’s wedding is more than likely only going to last a day, embarrassing wedding gifs tend to have longer lives than... well, most marriages.  


And You Thought Your Bridesmaids Dress Was Bad...

The Sea: Worst Best Man Ever

Sometimes Even Impending Love Hurts

That Awkward Moment When the Roof Is the Most Eligible One in the Bunch

Why Weddings Aren't Generally the Best Place to Show Off Pole Dancing Skills

That Awkward Moment When the Missing Groomsman Wakes Up from the Bachelor Party

Ahh... the Old "Give a Bridesmaid a Concussion" Game

Signs He May Not Be as Into Commitment as You Thought

How You Know Who Had the Most Fun at the Bachelor Party

Why Grooms Don't Traditionally Throw Bouquets

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<![CDATA[Celebrity Equations That Will Make Everything Clear]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-equations/jacob-shelton
Celebrities, by nature, are gorgeous creatures who have a certain look that regular folk find irresistible. Some say that famous people have symmetrical faces that appeal to our subconscious. That may be true, but what's definitely true is that a lot of celebs seem to be made up of other famous people! With that train of thought, it’s easy to use celebrity math to find celebrities who look like each other.

With some acting pairs like Johnny Depp and Skeet Ulrich, the math is pretty simple. But sometimes you have to get creative - like when you’re trying to use celebrity equations to get from Jim Carrey to Gary Busey. But if you put your mind to it, and show your work, you can totally get there. Not convinced? Check out this list of celebrities who look like each other.

Believe it or not, some celebrities get roles in films and television mainly because they look like another star. Producers think: "Hey, people love Liam Hemsworth? Let's pack our movie with guys who look like him! That way, people might be tempted to check out our film too!" If you think casting agents are filling roles at random, think again. It’s a trade secret that Hollywood insiders do intense celebrity math equations to figure out which famous people resemble one another.

When you dig into this list of celebrity equations, don’t get in too deep or you’ll end up like a character in a Christopher Nolan film, or maybe you’ll become a minor math celebrity. Whatever the consequences, keep scrolling and have some fun!

Corey Feldman + Glasses = Skrillex
Jim Carrey + a Horse = Gary Busey

Irwin Keyes + Mr. Pink = Quentin Tarantino

Jesus + Peewee Herman = Jared Leto
Riggs + Murtaugh = Lionel Richie
Daniel Day Lewis + Miley Cyrus = Morrissey

Michael McDonald + the Scream = Nicolas Cage

Christian Bale + Edgar Allan Poe = Leonardo DiCaprio

John C. Reilly + Ellen = Gordon Ramsay
Bald John Travolta + Cute Cat in a Hat = Bryan Cranston

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<![CDATA[Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dead-musicians-you-most-want-to-see-perform-as-holograms/ron-mexico
A hologram wish-list for dead musicians. At the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2012, a holographic image of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur "performed" live on stage with headliners Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The hologram greeted Coachella fans specifically, then went into a bit of Tupac's hit "Hail Mary" before joining Snoop for "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." Details of exactly how the effect was achieved were not released immediately after the event - for example, it's still unknown how the hologram was able to appear "in sync" with Snoop Dogg's live performance, nor is it clear whether the vocals being heard were entirely Tupac's. What is clear is that the performance had a huge emotional impact on the fans in the audience and those watching the show streaming on YouTube.

So now that it's clear we have the technology to bring dead musicians back... who would you most want to see perform "live" from beyond the grave? Vote for the musicians or bands that you'd like to see revived in holographic form, and if I've forgotten your favorite long lost rock star, enter their name at the bottom of the page and add them to the list!

Bob Marley

Elvis Presley

Freddie Mercury

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Johnny Cash

John Lennon

Kurt Cobain

Michael Jackson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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