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The best TV villains of all time rank among some of the greatest TV characters of all time as well as some of the creepiest TV characters ever. While some TV villains exist to make the lead characters appear more heroic, some of them are just plain old, nasty jerks. Regardless of their motivations, the top TV bad guys make us want to bust into the TV and kick some butt, fictional style.

Many of TV's greatest greatest villains didn't start that way; some of these men and women started out as virtuous people who took a skid into the darker ways of the world. Think of Breaking Bad's Gustavo Fring, a legitimate business man turned meth trafficking d-bag. Or Dexter Morgan who started out killing only bad guys and then went and got tangled up with killing people as a CYA offensive action. Of course, there's also people like Game of Throne's Joffrey Baratheon and The Simpsons' C. Montgomery Burns who seem to get off on tormenting people. They are the worst kind of awesome bad guys.

Who is the best bad guy on TV? What television shows have the greatest TV villains?  This best television villains list has all the top TV villains in one place for you to vote on. If your favorite TV villain isn't on the list of the greatest TV villains, make sure to add them so other voters get to hate them as much as you do.
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Cersei Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

Mr. Burns

Tywin Lannister


Benjamin Linus

Lex Luthor


The Joker

The Governor

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<![CDATA[The 16 Most Violent Things That Have Happened at McDonald's]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-most-violent-things-that_ve-happened-at-a-mcdonald_s/ihateeverything

Millions of people visit the golden arches on a regular, if not daily, basis. Given the sordid violence inherent to the human condition, it's only natural that some of those walking through the doors of McDonald's have a predilection for conflict. Here are the most violent things that've happened to people at a McDonald's.

What kind of people start fights at McDonald's? These people. From fights in line to people jumping through drive-thru windows to beat up on unsuspecting cashiers, there's plenty of random McDonald's violence to go around on this list of fights at McDonald's.

Some of the McDonald's violence on this list was due to the temperature of the fries, the inability to order an early morning chicken nugget, or just plain random crap that pissed people off. But when it comes to McDonald's, these people aren't messing around.

The 16 Most Violent Things That Have Happened at McDonald's,

Not Lovin' It

Not all men keep to the code of never hitting women, as is evidenced by this video from McDonald's, in which two women get really mad at their cashier and start a fight. The cashier headed for the back of the store and one of the women jumped the counter and went after him. He didn't take her advances lightly, and proceeded to beat the living crap out of her with a metal rod.


When a Father Was Murdered for Mistakenly Not Holding the Door

Mohammad Robinson, a 31-year-old father, was murdered at a McDonald's in North Las Vegas for mistakenly letting a door close in a woman's face. According to Robinson's friend, who witnessed the incident, the woman started an argument and complained to her friend about Robinson. Her friend pulled out a gun and shot Robinson. 

“It's horrible. I want my dad back and you took him away from me... It was a stupid reason honestly, irrelevant. It doesn't make any sense why would you actually take someone's life over not opening a door,” said Robinson's 14-year-old daughter, Miniya Sampson.

According to Robinson's girlfriend, “He was the utmost respect for his elders. Yes, ma'am -- no sir. He's not confrontational even when we would argue he'd walk away,” 

McSucker Punch

When you’re at the McDonald's counter, the last thing you expect is to wake up on the ground surrounded by paramedics. But sucker punches do happen.

Super-Sized Rage
Anyone who thinks that McDonald's isn’t addicting will change their mind after seeing this portly gentleman lose his s**t for not getting his chicken sandwich in a timely manner. Skip to 00:36 to see our man go ghetto on an innocent onlooker.

You can blame it on hypoglycemia if you want, but in five more minutes this man was going to burst through the wall like an unholy cross between the Kool-aid Man and the Hulk's diabetic uncle. That’s not salt on the fries; it’s finely ground crystal meth.
She Is Actually Pretty Strong

This woman's tirade is a slow burn. She starts out yelling at the cashier and holding her hands on her hips for the first 45 seconds. Around 00:53, after patiently waiting for the kids in front of her to order, she brings a big bucket to the counter, waits her turn, then tosses it at the cashier. She then throws a yellow caution sign, the napkin holder, and the donation bit, and finishes her oeuvre de frustration by effortlessly tossing the two cash registers off the counter on her way out.

Tire Iron Gang Attack

A McDonald's in Memphis, TN was the site of a tire-iron-wielding gang facing off against employees with a vat of burning grease in 2007. The confrontation began when three men, all dressed in drag, took exception to the service provided at the drive through and decided to fight the staff about it. Stilettos were kicked off, threats hurled, and in the end, the three dissatisfied customers evaded police, windows were smashed, and one employee was sent to the hospital. 

Hey No Cuts

When a teenage girl took a man's place in line, she probably didn't plan on ordering the Knuckle Sandwich. But that's what she got. Note the guy in the white shirt on the right who just stands there and watches it all happen. 

And Now for Something Completely Serious: The McDonald's Massacre
The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was a killing spree that occurred on July 18, 1984, in a McDonald's restaurant near San Diego, California resulting in 19 injuries and 22 deaths, including that of the perpetrator James Oliver Huberty.

They actually cut a scene out of the movie Red Dawn where the soldiers eat at a McDonald's specifically because of this incident.

The shooter's wife went on to sue McDonald's and his former employers because she believed a mixture of McDonald's food and metals from his job had caused him delusion and hysteria. During his autopsy, high traces of metals were found, but no Happy Meals. He also wasn't under the influence of any controlled substances like alcohol/drugs.

Kinda takes the Twinkie defense to a whole new level.

Some Insane Woman On Drugs Needs McNuggets. NOW.

When you need your nuggets, you need them now. This woman is clearly crazy, going so far as to pull open the drive thru window to punch the McDonald's employee who had the misfortune of working the window. She does raise a valid question though. Why doesn't McDonald's serve chicken nuggets at 10:30 am?

Girls Get Into a Fight Over a Place in Line

If there's one thing the incidents on this list have taught us, it's that you do not, under any circumstances, cut in line at a McDonald's. If you do, you'll get punched or slapped - these girls guarantee it.

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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.
The Saddest Television Deaths Ever,

Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers

Charlie Pace

Joyce Summers

Mark Greene

Tenth Doctor

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

Hershel Greene

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<![CDATA[46 of the Trashiest Things Ever Posted on Facebook]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/trashy-facebook-posts/randy-cobb
These days, we are deep into the era of Facebook. Everybody and their mother has a profile and is using it to update their friends and acquaintances about every single event in their life--which inevitably gives the rest of us plenty of entertaining Facebook posts, funny Facebook statuses and super trashy posts to send around and laugh at. We all have that one Facebook friend whose profile is a constant trainwreck of too much information and bad life decisions.

These are people we used to work with, people we went to school with, or even childhood friends. Whether it's a selfie from prison visitation, an argument over baby-daddies, or a picture of a brand new tattoo, these posts help us put our own lives in perspective.  Some of these are funny, some have a hint of sadness to them, and all of them are almost too crazy to believe. Who needs Maury in the age of the internet? Sometimes the trashiest people are just a few friend requests away.

46 of the Trashiest Things Ever Posted on Facebook,

Don't Leave Stuff at Her House

My Ex Is My Stepdad

Only Slightly Used

Like a Thief in the Night

Get Your Facts Straight

Very Considerate

Pay Your Tab

Future Centaur Selfie

That Is Hard to Believe

Never Again

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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.
The Greatest Fictional Serial Killers,

Dexter Morgan

Freddy Krueger

Hannibal Lecter

Jason Voorhees

Michael Myers

Norman Bates

Patrick Bateman


John Doe

Buffalo Bill

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<![CDATA[What Happens to Your Body When You See Another Person Die]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-see-another-person-die/jeffrichard

Let's start off with the good news: you have not been shot, or otherwise killed. The bad news? The person next to you wasn't so lucky. This other list covers what's going on with the dead person by your side, but what about you? You just saw someone die. Do you know what happens to you after witnessing death? 

Luck is on your side in the grand scheme of things, but there have been countless stories about the side effects of witnessing a shooting or other event of similarly traumatic effect. There are psychological effects, ones that linger for a lifetime. Stress, nightmares, mood swings are all long-term concerns after witnessing murder. And then there's the short term stuff, the panic, hyperventilating, tunnel vision, and slowing of time. 

Read on to learn about recovering from seeing death.

What Happens to Your Body When You See Another Person Die,

Tunnel Vision and Surreal Details

It's common for witnesses to a shooting or other violent death to claim the experience was surreal. There is science to back up this claim. That is, there are perceptual changes that occur during a shooting or other traumatic event, including the loss of depth perception and peripheral vision, creating a sense of tunnel vision during moments of extreme stress. The same trauma that causes tunnel vision may result in heightened clarity of vision within the tunnel field, resulting in visual details so vivid they seem surreal.

You May Experience a Sudden Loss of Motor Skills

The sudden loss of motor skills in the wake of witnessing a murder or violent death is fairly common. This phenomenon is known as non-medical shock, and occurs because the anxiety surging through your body affects your brain, making it difficult for your mind to relay signals to the rest of your body that it's fight-or-flight time. 

Hyperventilating Will Affect Your Blood Flow

Your body will react quickly to your heart going into overdrive. The psychological and physical effects of anxiety and fear in the wake of witnessing death will result in irregular breathing and changes in intracranial pressure and vasoconstriction.Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of blood vessels, which slows, and in some cases completely stops, blood flow. Intracranial pressure is exactly what it sounds like, the amount of pressure in the skull. Increased intracranial pressure puts immense stress on the brain, and can be fatal.

You May Go Into Hysterics

It's possible that, rather than sending you into paralyzing shock, witnessing the death of another person will catapult you into hysteria; instead of your mind reeling inward, your emotions suddenly burst outward in fits of wildly exaggerating screaming and panic, due to your mind being unable to properly process the events that just unfolded. 

It's Possible to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Another long-term effect on the body comes in the form of PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While most often associated with soldiers returning from war, PTSD is common amongst survivors of any kind of traumatic violence.  

PTSD is a psychological disorder by which victims of traumatic events to relive their past trauma in a multitude of different ways, particularly emotional numbness, detachment from others, and recurring nightmares, in which the traumatic event(s) that caused the PTSD continually replays itself.  

Your Mind Perceives Time as Slowing Down

There's a brief pocket of time after you witness someone die during which the mind tries to process what happened. The same goes for hearing a gunshot, if you're involved in a shooting. As a result, your brain perceives that moment in time as slower than normal. 

According to "Deadly Force Encounters: What Cops Need to Know to Mentally and Physically Prepare for and Survive a Gunfight," published by Dr. Alexis Artwohl and writer Loren Christensen in 1997, 63% of those who survived shootings said  "events seemed to be taking place in slow motion and seemed to take longer to happen than they really did."

Your Skin Goes Pale as a Result of Shock

The primary effect of sudden shock is the rapid loss of blood pressure. In the case of witnessing another person's death, fear kicks in quickly, which results in blood leaving the skin and heading straight for the muscle arteries as a way to compensate. This leaves your skin extremely pale, due to the lack of blood circulating through it. 

Your Heart Races

To say your heart races is putting it lightly. More accurately, your body has been subjected to such an intense amount of fear and stress without warning that it's possible you'll have a panic attack as a result of an irregular heartbeat. Whether or not your heart goes into overdrive depends on how you process witnessing death, and the kind of death you witness. A study conducted on heart rate response to trauma indicates a direct connection between elevated heart rate and the eventual development of PTSD. 

There's a Good Chance You Will Immediately Dissociate Yourself

Described by Stanford psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys as a "psychological form of self-protection," the act of dissociating from the realities of witnessing death is common. As Humphreys describes, in a frank discussion on the time he and his wife saw someone get plowed over by speeding cars on the freeway, in the immediate aftermath of witnessing violent death, the mind tends to "recoil," which dulls the senses as shock sets in. 

You May Be Overcome with Guilt

While not an immediate reaction to seeing someone die, the feeling of overwhelming guilt is nonetheless commonly associated with witnessing death. Called survivor's guilt, it is an after-effect of surviving a situation in which others died. In many instances, witnesses claim they could have done something to help save a victim, or prevent the trauma from occurring in the first place. 

To make things worse, survivors say they feel guilt over their behavior during the event that caused death, such as scrambling for cover when they could have tried to help those caught in an attack. 

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<![CDATA[What a Crucifixion Really Feels Like, from Broken Bones to Blood Loss]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-it-feels-like-to-be-crucified/jeffrichard

Let's face it, when it's time for you to die, Mother Nature has plenty of awful ways to take you out of this world, most of which are right outside your door. But arguably the worst of all come in the form of mankind's own invented methods of capital punishment. And death by crucifixion is especially torturous.

Witches were burned at the stake. Those guilty of treason were typically drawn and quartered. Vikings, on occasion, were known to pull their victims' lungs out of their bodies and through their backs so every ragged breath looked like the flap of a wing. Humanity has come up with some pretty sadistic ways to get got, but perhaps the most well-known of these methods is crucifixion

Whether you're a Christian or not, the story of Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross is common knowledge to pretty much everyone. And while the tragic irony of a carpenter's execution by being nailed to two planks of wood certainly seems like a very specific punishment, the act of crucifying one's enemies has been around for thousands of years. 

But do you know what it's like to be crucified? How does one die from a few nails to the extremities? The answers may surprise you. 

What a Crucifixion Really Feels Like, from Broken Bones to Blood Loss,

Your Muscles Are Strained More Than You Can Imagine

When it comes to being crucified, gravity has many ways of trying to make your worst nightmares come true - especially when it comes to your muscles.

Once the nails are driven through your wrists and ankles, it's time for the real suffering to begin. That's because all of your body weight is resting on those few nails, which stresses all your muscles, joints, and ligaments. Your limbs overextend. And it's going to get much, much worse.

Four Nails Are Driven Into Your Body

Most people believe nails are driven through the palms of the hands during crucifixion. While there has been some evidence of this, it was much more common to nail the wrists of the guilty party, as there was less chance the flesh itself will tear.

This would not only ensure that the body itself wouldn't come loose from the planks but also that the victim could not try to escape, as the median nerve was often severed, which paralyzed the victim's hands. Then, a nail was driven through each ankle, anchoring the legs to the cross.

You'll Become Exhausted

We all know how torturous it can be to stand for extended periods of time. Maybe your job requires you to work a cash register for eight hours straight, or perhaps you're at the DMV at pretty much any time of the day.

In any case, staying vertical for an extended period of time will certainly take its toll on your body after several hours. But when you don't have anything to actually place your feet on? That's going to elevate (so to speak) your suffering exponentially. 

Many victims of crucifixion die from extreme fatigue, in which case they lose the very will to live, and succumb to the already vast amount of pain inflicted on them. 

Your Back Will Be Flogged

By now, you're really looking to be in pretty bad shape. Your legs are broken, you're struggling to breathe from smoke inhalation and, for some reason, there's an immense pain coming from your back. 

And that's when you remember those few hours before you were actually crucified, when you were merely flogged with a short whip, one dotted with small iron balls that gradually tore away at the flesh on your back, in a process called "scourging."

See, during the time of the Roman empire, not only were victims punished by crucifixion, but they were also whipped mercilessly beforehand, then instructed to carry their own cross to the crucifixion site. Sort of an insult-to-injury-to-injury-to-injury situation. 

Your Breathing Slows Immensely

It's safe to say that being crucified will cause your stress levels to escalate pretty quick. And, as anyone with anxiety will certainly attest to, the first thing that usually goes with immense stress is the ability to breathe properly.

On top of all this, the weight of your body being pulled down (gravity, again, causing you trouble) is going to make breathing incredibly difficult as a result of the physical strain on your lungs. In some cases, victims were nailed with their arms straight above their head, rather than the typical 'Christ-like' pose, which only makes pulling air into your lungs more difficult.

Your Legs Might Be Broken

In some cases, the tibias and/or fibulas of the victims were also broken in order to escalate their suffering. Breaking their legs was almost merciful, though, because without the ability to use their legs muscles to stay upright, death came much quicker.

Your Heart Can't Keep Up

Now that your lungs are gasping their final breaths, it seems a lack of oxygen is going to be what does you in, right? Well, yes and no. 

As a result of having your air supply cut off, the rest of the tissue within your body is going to start falling apart as well. Now, your blood vessels are weakening, which can result in fluid slowly leaking into that extremely delicate part of the human body - the heart. The fluid will cause pressure to build, squeezing your heart until it eventually gives up.

They'll Try to Smoke You to Death, Too

Not content to simply nail, hang, and break your body, part of your crucifixion may include a little something to spice up the show for onlookers: a roaring fire, set at the feet you've already been losing sensation in. 

But the goal of this human bonfire isn't to send you up in flames - it's just to make you suffer a little more. That is, Roman guards would typically start fires with the intention of asphyxiating their victim, ensuring their final moments were filled with as much slow misery as possible.

It's Possible Your Arms Will Dislocate

Once you've been nailed in place, your instinct to use your feet is still going to be there. After all, you've got about three inches of rusty metal running through them, so it's still possible to push down and apply weight to something while you're suspended in midair. 

But once your ankles turn bloody and the muscles in your legs give up? Then you're basically hanging on by the ever-loosening joints and ligaments in your arms. And since you're not going to be let down anytime soon, those things are eventually going to completely give out - resulting in your arms popping out of their sockets.

Dehydration Kicks In

Yet another element of torture that goes beyond a simple spear to the ribs is the lack of literally anything you'll have access to once your body is stuck to a cross. It's bad enough you've been beaten mercilessly and forced to hold yourself up by whatever's left of the extremely thin muscles in your wrists, but now your suffering is also going to kick in on the inside. 

That's because once you're up there, no one is feeding you, and they're certainly not giving you any water. And as a result, since your body is suffering at such extreme levels, dehydration is going to kick in that much faster, leading to eventual cardio-respiratory failure.

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<![CDATA[What It's Like to Be in an Explosion]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-it-s-like-to-be-in-an-explosion/kellen-perry

What is it like to be in an explosion? Explosion survivors often talk about a “white light” and incredible heat. There’s usually a metaphor for the intensity of the blast, like when one IED survivor told National Geographic it’s “like being kicked by a horse—a horse with a foot that could cover your entire body.” But beyond those common themes, bomb survivors have a wide range of fascinating near-death-experience stories, the details of which vary depending on their proximity to the blast and the intensity of the device.

It takes quite a bit of good luck to survive a bomb blast. It’s not just shrapnel or flames that kills bomb victims: so-called barotrauma can rupture your internal organs if you’re too close to the blast. Surviving an explosion also depends greatly on environment, as the blast can often send debris and broken glass flying at you at incredible speeds. Read on for some chilling accounts of what it’s really like to survive an explosion.

What It's Like to Be in an Explosion,

"Like Ice Picks Plunging in Both Ears at Once"

Journalist Mark Kukis survived several explosions while covering the Iraq War and told his story in Time Magazine in 2007. What’s it like? If a mortar hits a large rock you’re hiding under, it feels like “being punched hard in the back of the head with a big fist” while someone throws rocks in your face. If you’re in an armored Humvee and a roadside bomb goes off right under where you’re sitting, it feels “like ice picks plunging in both ears at once” followed by a “throbbing headache comparable to [your] most vicious hangovers.” If a huge mortar hits a doorway you just walked through, it feels like your “bones for a second had turned to metal, and someone had rung [you] with a sledgehammer.”

"One of My Balls Was Hanging Out of the Sack"

Ben McBean was only 19 when he stepped on a land mine while serving with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan in 2007. The pain was so “horrendous” McBean told The Telegraph he “can’t even describe it.” He did, however, do a fine job setting the scene immediately following the blast: “On my left leg my knee was coming off. One of my balls was hanging out of the sack.”

McBean says he could immediately feel that one half of his body was lighter, which makes sense, considering the blast removed an arm and a leg. Another shocking detail: McBean says it looked like there was meat everywhere, because he’d “never seen the inside of [his] body before.”

"Like Jumping Into Freezing Cold Water"

Photojournalist Giles Duley stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2011 and told The Independent the blast was such a shock it was like “jumping into freezing cold water” with “white light and intense heat” covering him. The explosion tossed him in the air “for what felt like ages,” until he crashed on his side, feeling no pain and hearing only “deafening silence.” Duley’s arm was smoldering, with all the flesh on one side missing. The “small white bones” of his left hand were completely exposed, and his feet were simply “no longer there.” He could see from the ground that a nearby tree was “covered in bits of [his] flesh.”

"Worse Than Falling Off a Building"

Writing the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 in the Toronto Star, Mary DiManno explains that a physics professor told her the “effect on an exposed part of the body” during such a close-range bombing “would be worse than falling off a building.” These effects may include liquefied eyes from the shock waves at close proximity, organs being pulled away from the surrounding tissue, and limbs ripped off. Falling off a building, the thinking goes, would at least put you out of your misery.

"It Didn’t Feel Like I Was Falling, More Like Floating"

British soldier Pte. Stephen Bainbridge stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2012 and lost both legs. Bainbridge told The Telegraph he felt a heat blast as he was blown into the air. On the way down, he says, “it didn’t feel like I was falling, more like floating.” He remained conscious long enough to tell his fellow soldiers “I’m a casualty” and  try to sit up and look at his legs, then he passed out. He regained consciousness nine days later, in the hospital.

"Like I’d Been Hit By a Frying Pan"

Martine Wright survived the 7/7 bombings in London that killed more than 50 people and injured more than 700. She lost both legs in the blast and later told The Guardian the feeling was “like I was in a Tom and Jerry cartoon and I’d been hit by a frying pan,” but she doesn’t recall the ensuing pain. She saw a big flash of white, but heard nothing. The policeman who helped cut her out of the train showed her the scars in his hand she inadvertently gave him because she was digging into his skin with her fingers.

Your Bodily Fluids Are Squeezed Like a "Tube of Toothpaste"

Shock waves from explosions do a number on your air-filled organs, thanks to something called barotrauma. Barotrauma occurs when there’s a big difference in pressure between internal organs and the surface of the body; the severity of barotrauma differs greatly depending on how close you are to an explosion and what exploded. Gizmodo’s Andrew Tarantola says your lungs, ears, stomach, and joints are the most susceptible to barotrauma; your lungs could hemorrhage and swell, while your organs could rupture. Your brain, too, is at risk of barotrauma: “US Armed Forces have compared the effects of an explosive blast on the human body to the act of squeezing a tube of toothpaste—blood and bodily fluids are forced into your brain and skull.”

"It Starts Off Smelling Similar to a Barbecue"

Gal Ganzman told Esquire the first thing he noticed after surviving a 2003 suicide bombing outside the bar he owned in Tel Aviv was the smell. It starts off  “smelling similar to a barbecue. There's a charcoal-like whiff of gunpowder mixed with blood and burned flesh. It's thick and bitter, and it overpowers everything. You can taste it in your mouth.” Ganzman later discovered someone was on fire on the sidewalk outside his bar, and the torso of the bomber was hanging from a sign above his door.

"It Almost Felt Like Something Electrical"

Several survivors of the 7/7 bombings in London describe an electrical feeling at the time of the blast, including Cynthia Chetty, who sat just a few feet from one from one of the bombers but managed to survive. She told The Independent that during the white light of the initial blast she thought “maybe there was a power failure or something and I was being electrocuted.” Dr. Gerardine Quaghebeur was farther away, but also likens the explosion to a shock: “It almost felt like something electrical, because my hair just went up on end.”

"It Almost Felt Like I Was Being Drowned"

Olawale Akerele told Sky News the heat and smoke inside the train car following the detonation of one of the 7/7 bombs in London made him feel like he was “being drowned.” Akerele says he felt “between worlds” as he lay on the floor, trapped underneath a dead woman. The “loud, loud bang” lifted him off his seat and made his head feel like it was “being ripped open.”

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<![CDATA[The Weirdest Personal Quirks of Historic Musicians]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-personal-quirks-of-historic-musicians/machk

Just because someone is a musical genius, doesn't mean that they don't deal with their own interesting, um, quirks, right? Hey, who doesn't? This list of strange phobias, hobbies, and habits of the greatest quirky musicians of all time covers everything from mild bug-collecting to a terrible fear of grass. Musical greats throughout history, from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Tupac, have some pretty surprising interests and tendencies. Perhaps these famous quirks can provide some insight into the minds of these talented musicians. Maybe you too should pick up mixed martial arts or start counting your coffee beans if you want to be a successful musician. 

Check out this list of weird musicians and their habits and vote up the quirks that shocked you!

The Weirdest Personal Quirks of Historic Musicians,

Bob Dylan

Maybe it was the cane, or maybe the mustache or the hat, but something about Charlie Chaplin just really charmed the heck out of Bob Dylan. The musician known for his groundbreaking style and lyrics has said that he is "always conscious of the Chaplin tramp," and early in on his musical career, he would perform with a prop hat in reference to the film star. His love has not faded with time. In 2006, Dylan released the album Modern Times, which shares its name with a classic 1936 Chaplin film.

Eric Clapton

One of the best guitarists in the world, Eric Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Clapton has enjoyed great success as a blues rock musician, both as a solo artist and as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Oh, also, he can beat you up. One of his hobbies is MMA, so he is really not to be messed with.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury had at least ten cats, and it says a lot that no one is sure of the exact number. He also enjoyed talking to his cats. The Queen song "Delilah" and his entire solo album Mr. Bad Guy is dedicated to to his felines.

John Lennon

For someone who was the lead singer of one of the most successful bands of all time, John Lennon was pretty nervous about his singing voice. He liked double-tracking his vocals for this reason, and apparently asked his producer to cover up his voice as much as possible: “Can’t you smother it with tomato ketchup or something?”

Kurt Cobain

When Kurt Cobain was a little kid, he was certain that his parents weren't his real parents. But the Nirvana frontman didn't think he was just adopted; it went a bit weirder than that. In a 1993 interview, he told journalist Michael Azerrad that he was certain he was actually an alien. “I always used to think that I was adopted by my mother because she found me after a spaceship left me from a different time or a different planet. Every night I used to talk to my real parents in the skies. I knew that there were thousands of other alien babies dropped off who were all over the place and I’d met quite a few of them. It’s just something I’d always like to toy with in my mind… it was really fun to pretend that there’s some special reason for me to be here."

Louis Armstrong

In the early fifties, jazz legend Louis Armstrong lost 100 pounds, which he attributed to an herbal laxative called "Swiss Kriss." After his success with the product, he became probably the most loyal customer of all time, and distributed it to friends, family, and acquaintances. Nothing says "I care" like "I'm worried about your bowel movements."

Ludwig van Beethoven

Like any successful person, Beethoven was nothing without his coffee. But unlike most casual drinkers, he insisted upon counting his coffee beans in order to make sure that exactly sixty went into his daily cup. It's unclear what catastrophic scenario would unfold if this number was off, but maybe he knew something that we don't know.


Madonna has conquered pop, dance, acting, and business, but she's never quite lost her fear of thunder. She dreads nature's big music concert so much that she asks for detailed weather reports before every tour.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac was a gifted rhymer, and he may have been influenced by one of the best rhymers of all time: William Shakespeare. According to Tupac, "he wrote some of the rawest stories," and he described Romeo and Juliet as a play where "this guy Romeo from the Bloods who falls for Juliet, a female from the Crips, and everybody in both gangs are against them. So they have to sneak out and they end up dead for nothing." Four hundred years later, it's still an incredibly depressing play.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

There are enough bizarre facts about Mozart to confirm that he was far from a normal guy, but this one is really one of the strangest: the composer enjoyed pretending to be a cat, especially during the rehearsals of his operas. He would often climb over chairs and meow when bored. Okay, he'd officially be the worst person to have next to you on an airplane.

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<![CDATA[TMI Facts About Dennis Rodman's Sex Life]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dennis-rodman-sex-facts/jacob-shelton

Dennis Rodman is America’s walking id. He’s the tattooed, pierced, wedding dress wearing over-sexed maniac that we never knew we wanted. Because of his outrageous behavior it’s hard to imagine Dennis Rodman dating, but throughout all his years in the limelight Dennis Rodman married a few ladies and managed to sleep with thousands more. If you want to learn more about that crazy Dennis Rodman sex life, clip in your oversized septum piercing and keep reading.

It’s hard to be mad at Dennis Rodman for all of his crazy behavior when that’s the main reason why he’s famous. We all know he’s one of the greatest defensive players in NBA history, but precision on the court doesn’t exactly get you thrust into the eye of the paparazzi. Between his broken penis, all the prostitutes he’s slept with, and that time that he had sex during an interview, there’s so much Dennis Rodman NSFW information on this list that you’re going to need to take a shower once you’re finished reading. To find out about Dennis Rodman girlfriend troubles and when he lost his virginity, check out this list.

Vote on the most interesting sex fact you would never have expected to know about Dennis Rodman, and then let us know if you’re a bigger Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, or North Korea fan. 

TMI Facts About Dennis Rodman's Sex Life,

He Wants to Go on a Date with Caitlyn Jenner

#throwbackthursday #runway #tbt

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It turns out that Dennis Rodman is pretty open when it comes to dating. After Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender her first suitor was none other than The Worm himself. "Bruce, know yourself out brother," he said refusing to use Caitlyn's name. "If you want to go out on a date with me, well, ask me out."

Michael Jordan Rescued Him from "Weird Situations"

#Repost @michaeljeffreyjordan23 ・・・ October 8, 1995 – Bulls trade for Dennis Rodman When the Bulls’ big man Horace Grant left the team via free agency prior to the 1994-95 season, Chicago needed a new big man to provide a force down low. NBA bad-boy Dennis Rodman. The Bulls knew Rodman well, as he had played for their arch -rival Detroit Pistons earlier in his career, and the team thought he could be the missing link to return the Bulls to championship status. The Bulls decided to take a gamble on the 34-year-old center and sent center Will Perdue and cash considerations to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Rodman. That gamble quickly paid off as the Bulls won three NBA championships behind Rodman’s defense and rebounding. In his first season, he averaged 5.5 points and 14.9 rebounds per game, as he won another rebounding title — one of seven straight he would go on to win.

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This is third hand information from Jeremy Piven so take it with a grain of salt. While on a boat trip with Michael Jordan, the Bulls superstar told some stories about how he had to "Just go and clean up the mess a lot of times and grab Dennis and pull his large naked body out of a situation and bring him to practice. That's the way life was for them." Michael Jordan hoisting a naked Dennis Rodman over his shoulders is an image we'd love to see. 

Madonna Wanted Him to Get Her Pregnant

On the set of Double Team with @jcvd in 1997. #theworm #dennisrodman #jeanclaudevandamme #doubleteam

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According to Rodman (so take this with a grain a salt), Madonna frantically called the former NBA player and begged for him to put a baby in her while he was in Las Vegas. "I picked up the phone and Madonna was like, 'I'm ovulating, I'm ovulating. Get your ass up here.' 'So I left my chips on the table, flew five hours to New York and did my thing. We got done and she was standing on her head in an attempt to promote conception - just like any girl trying to get pregnant. I flew back to Las Vegas and picked up my game where I left off."

Dennis Rodman Broke His Penis

In the little boy’s room Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Love this town. HELLO! #lasvegas #planethollywood

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Oh no. This might be the worst news that anyone has ever received. According to the greatest rebounder ever seen by the NBA/the USA's North Korean diplomat, Dennis Rodman has broken his penis three times. The incident occurred when his then-girlfriend told him to “run and jump in her p***y."

Rodman's Rules for Sex

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If you want to have sex like Dennis Rodman, you have to follow a few simple rules: "Be confident in [your] d*ck. And eat p*ssy big-time, too. Go down under and have a f*cking groundhog for lunch, that’s my advice."

He's Had Sex with Over 2,000 Women

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While being interviewed by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Rodman bragged that he had sex with 2,000 women and that “probably 500” were not prostitutes. Those aren't great numbers

In the '90s He was Down for Whatever

In 1997 while speaking with Playboy, he admitted to being somewhat non-binary. "We all have a little homosexual in us. We pat each other on the ass. We kiss. I kiss transsexuals. If I think a guy is attractive I can tell him, “You are a beautiful motherf*cker.” I’ll hug him and kiss him. And when asked if he thought that a man needed to be handsome he simply said, "Yes."

You Never Know What He's Doing on the Phone

#throwbackthursday #tbt #clinton #bill #backintheday

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Um. . . Because Dennis Rodman is basically a jock from an '80s movie, in 2010 he called in for a radio interview with Jorge Sedano who asked him if he was “getting it on.” Blech. Rodman told him that while he wasn't having sex, his gal pal was "just sucking something." Sedano responded, "I know, dude, why are you calling me then? What the hell are you talking to me for? If you've got that chick there, why the hell did you want to call me, Dennis?"

He Didn't Lose His Virginity Unti He Was 20

We may think of Dennis Rodman as the sexiest man in basketball (or the man who had the most sex in '90s basketball?), but before he was Mr. Sexypants he was just another sexless virgin who didn't have sex until he was 20. While speaking with Playboy he said,"When you live in the community I was in, with no money, and you’re not good-looking. I didn’t have sh*t. Never went to the school prom. I didn’t even like girls. Look, when you are just a motherf*cking guy in the neighborhood trying to survive, it’s not a sexual environment."

Masturbation Is When He Has True Home Court Advantage

I'm back in Cali party people! Stop by @TheHubCM for some @drbadassvodka #badassvodka

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While speaking with Playboy in 1997, The Worm talked about how the first time he masturbated (at the age of 19) he went HAM. "The first time, I was already an expert. Just about jerked the head off it. [He mimes wrestling a fire hose.]" And then he went on to talk about how he named his hands. "You’ve said you try to be faithful to whomever your current girlfriend may be. If she’s not in town you sometimes satisfy yourself. You even gave your hands sexy names. Monique and Judy. In case I get frustrated and confused, I always know they can help my ass out. If Monique gets tired, turn to Judy."

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