There are a number of websites out there (including this one) that feature “Top 10” style lists or specialty lists of favorite something or another. Well, I thought I’d turn the tables around this time and do a somewhat unique post of “Top 10 Unusual Top 10 Lists” with a nice variety of subject matter featured. The following list will feature a LINK as well as a short descriptive paragraph about the featured list/link. These are here simply to amuse, educate, entertain, awaken, amaze, astonish, surprise, scare and/or even disgust you the reader…..
You have now been forewarned so proceed to the loading dock with caution, at your own risk, and try to enjoy your soon to be acquired knowledge :P
► #1 ~ Vacation Nightmares
Many articles have been written documenting the world’s greatest travel destinations. However, this list will be examining some locations that you don’t want to visit or would be better off avoiding. In planning a family vacation or cross-country trip, you just might want to cross these of your itinerary and stay as far away from them as possible. Many of the areas have a serious pollution problems, toxic waste, bad history or are extremely violent or dangerous…..
► #2 ~ Twisted Video Games
Warning: Some of the videos included in this list may contain material that is offensive to some readers. I do NOT necessarily recommend anything in this list but include them here only as a matter of showing you how strange some video games, especially their storylines, may really be. You may also find a few of these weird video games quite controversial or in extremely poor taste…..
► #3 ~ Secret Codes Revealed
The use of codes is intended to convey essential information quickly and with a minimum of misunderstanding to staff. Some places use secret codes to pass information between store employees. These are meant to be a secret as they don’t want to alarm the non-staff members or alert someone like a thief to the fact that they have been noticed…..
► #4 ~ Eye-Opening Ads
Another warning should be applied with this link too. This is just what the title indicates… Offensive, Banned & Rejected Ads from around the world. I think once you view some of these you’ll see why most if not all were done in poor taste and would definitely create controversy…..
► #5 ~ Morbid Deaths Rituals
As if death was not morbid enough, many people have taken last rites to a whole new level of dreadfulness. In some cultures disposing of the corpse might mean anything from eating it up to dancing with it. Those of you who think burial and cremation are the only death rituals – please prepare yourself before you read what follows in the link below…..
► #6 ~ Unsolved Mysteries
This list comprises the most famous unsolved mysteries known to mankind that really defy rational explanation or are just outright strange. You will find some to be quite controversial also. This time you get two lists for the price of one – featuring 20 of the most disturbing, spooky, and fascinating unsolved mysteries ranging from the supernatural to the outright bizarre.
► #7 ~ Macabre Museums
Take a virtual tour through ten of the scariest museums around today. Featured are the Mutter Museum, the Glore Psychiatric Museum, and eight other horrifying spots for those seeking the macabre. Definitely NOT for the weak of heart…..
► #8 ~ Bizarre Coming-of-Age Rituals
Rites of passage in adolescence are a cross-cultural phenomenon. They have existed throughout human history and may be a significant factor in the development of a stable adult personality. In Western culture, we are familiar with such rites as the Bar Mitzvah, Sweet 16 parties, and Quinceañera. In tribal cultures, coming of age ceremonies are, in many cases, much more elaborate and can be truly terrifying…..
► #9 ~ Freak Show Oddities
These are people who made a living as side-show freaks. Most had physical disorders and had no alternative way of making a living. A list of this type would not be complete without the most famous attraction of all: The Elephant Man…..
► #10 ~ Extraordinary Coincidences
Life is full of coincidences, some very minor, but occasionally – extraordinary. This is a list of 15 of the most incredible, unbelievable coincidences. This list features an interesting mix of some spooky and some happy coincidences…..