“Top 10 Celebrity Break-Ups We Secretly Cheered”
“Top 10 Banned Books”
“Top 10 Ways to Stimulate the Economy”
“Top 10 Chick Flicks for Guys”
“Top 10 Ways to Survive the Flu”
What is it about Top 10 lists? David Letterman made them funny, and the Internet has made them ubiquitous.
It seems like every website — whether it be news, sports, weather, celebrity gossip, or travel tips — utilizes Top 10 lists to create quick content that draws clicks. And it works…when the copy is short and snappy, and the photos are telling. Heck, when I see a Top 10 list, I usually hit that link (especially if celebrity fashion disasters are involved).
And now there’s a website where the most popular online Top 10 lists are all gathered together — toptenz.net. No more surfing all over the Internet to find Top 10 lists — I mean, really, who has the time? And toptenz.net has some real doozies on it. My current favorite? “Top 10 Two-Headed Animals.” (How do you get to the top of that list? Wear the best hat? Aspire for a third head? Bi-zarre.)
What is the weirdest/funniest/whackiest/sweetest/wrongest Top 10 list you’ve found online? Post the link here as a comment. Share the wealth! Share the joy!
We’ll create our own Top 10 Top 10 lists…’cause that’s what the Internet really needs.