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Top 10 Things we Spend our Lifetime Doing

If we live to be 70 years old, we get roughly 613,200 hours to live. That’s 365 days, times 70 years, times 24 hours. This is the time we have to enjoy, to love, to weep, to learn and to cry. The quest for ‘the good life’ for the meaning, for fulfillment, and purpose must […]

Top 15 Amazing Asian People

Chinese civilization was flourishing three thousand years ago. The Chinese Ancient Sages were eventually studied by Confucius, and included in his philosophy of living. Confucianism spread all over Asia and changed the course of its history. Buddha was born, and Buddhism spread and grew into many different sects. A number of amazing travelers took Buddhism […]

Top 10 ways to Make Your Car Go Faster

We Americans love our cars. Our cars are rarely just a means of conveyance. We take pride in our cars and see status symbols within them. There are expensive cars and cheap cars. Fast cars and economical cars. For most American men our first cars were used and a little run down. But we always […]

Top 10 Creepiest Movies

Creepy is a feeling. Creepy is an ambience. It is not merely being scared or disgusted. Many filmmakers tend to confuse this. While a creepy movie may be scary, a scary movie may not be creepy at all. It is this difference that separates good films from great films. This list is for those who […]

Top 10 Worst Fears of All Time

Our worst fears are the bane of the human condition. True, fear and adrenaline can excite us and that is why we ride rollercoaster’s, watch scary movies and seek out adventure, (as much as we can anyway.) But our worst fears are different. They are unwanted, unsought, and have a tendency to always show up […]

Top 10 Ancient Historians

Ever wondered how we know anything about ancient history? Well meet ten of the people who made it possible. It might seem crazy but without people putting things down in words everything would get lost. Archaeology is great, so is science, but none of that’s going to tell you who there names where, where they […]

Top 10 Alternative Energy Sources

This list is one that I am very close too. I worked for the Department Of Energy for 10 years. During that time I was very interested in the subject of alternative energy sources and was frequently involved in testing new technologies for conserving the energy we currently use. While I was with the DOE […]

Top 10 Lessons Learned from World War 2

The Second World War had a drastic and unalterable effect on history, and therefore on our everyday lives. Families ended because of the number of young men and women, children and grandparents who died due to fighting, continuous civilian targeting by bombing campaigns, and accidents. Countries were formed, crippled, invented and destroyed by the aftermath […]

Top 20 Amazing Natural Wonders

Many people have marveled at the Seven Wonders of the World. Made by man they are a testament to human engineering and cooperation. But as we learn more about our planet it becomes clear that there are a lot more natural wonders of the world. Some of the items on this list are very new, […]

Top 10 Best-Selling Fiction Authors of All Time

You can find a chart detailing the estimated sales figures of the top best selling authors on a number of different web pages and you’ll notice they all look eerily similar. But you’ll also notice that the estimated sales figures have large margins for error, this is because no matter how much research you do […]

Top 10 Longest Wars

Throughout the history of humans on earth, war has been a seemingly inevitable consequence. Sometimes these wars are extremely brief, but a number of wars have lasted for years – even decades. What makes this list a bit different is that there is a lack of agreement as to how long some of these wars […]

Top 10 Most Infamous Dictators in History

The most influential figures in history have not always fought on the side of good. Often those that influence our lives most of all are dastardly characters, even downright evil. More often than that things are not quite so black and white. Many dictators have begun their struggle for power through a desire to instigate […]