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Jul 27 2011

Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2011 – So Far

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 00:27

Have you been impressed with blockbuster movies of 2011?  The top 5 are sequels and eight of the Top 10 are part of series.  Many familiar stars like Johnny Depp and Vinn Diesel are leading the way in the Top 10 highest grossing movies of 2011 through mid-July, but where are the original movies and storylines? 

Here the Top 10 Highest Grossing movies of 2011 through mid-July:

Rank 

Movie Title

Studio

Total Gross* / Theaters

1

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 

P/DW 

$327,418,686 

4,088

2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 

WB

$280,016,609

4,375

3

The Hangover Part II

WB

$252,500,941

3,675

4

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

BV

$238,021,773

4,164

5

Fast Five

Uni.

$209,470,135

3,793

6

Thor

Par.

$180,194,411

3,963

7

Cars 2

BV

$177,209,552

4,115

8

Bridesmaids

Uni.

$164,009,535

2,958

9

Kung Fu Panda 2

P/DW

$160,832,657

3,952

10

X-Men: First Class

Fox

$144,265,404

3,692

       

 

Which movie that is scheduled for the 2nd half of 2011 do think will land on this list?

*stats provided by Box Office Mojo

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Jul 17 2011

Top 10 Closest Tour de France finishes of all time

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 17:54

The Tour de France is considered the premier cyclist event in the world by bringing together the best athletes on bikes to compete for the yellow jersey.  The greatest cyclists of all time from Greg LeMond to Lance Armstrong to Alberto Contador coveted the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. 

Here is a list of the Top 10 closest Tour de France races:

Winning Margin

Year

Opponents

8"

1989

Greg LeMond – Laurent Fignon

23"

2007

Alberto Contador – Cadel Evans

32"

2006

Óscar Pereiro – Andreas Klöden

38"

1968

Jan Janssen – Herman Van Springel

39"

2010

Alberto Contador – Andy Schleck

40"

1987

Stephen Roche – Pedro Delgado

48"

1977

Bernard Thévenet – Hennie Kuiper

55"

1964

Jacques Anquetil – Raymond Poulidor

58"

2008

Carlos Sastre – Cadel Evans

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Jul 8 2011

Top 10 Most Obese States by Percentage

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | new list | Tips | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 02:33

Which state has the highest percentage of obese people in the United States?  We have compiled a list of the Top 10 states with the highest obesity rates for you to review and compare.  Unfortunately the highest obesity rates are in correlation limited education and income.  So study up, maintain a healthy diet and start a new workout to lose weight if necessary. Living a healthy lifestyle is always a good choice.

Percentage of obese adults in all 50 states according to a recent report by Trust for America’s Health:

o  Mississippi: 34.4%

o  Alabama: 32.3%

o  West Virginia: 32.2%

o  Tennessee: 31.9%

o  Louisiana: 31.6%

o  Kentucky: 31.5%

o  Oklahoma: 31.4%

o  South Carolina: 30.9%

o  Arkansas: 30.6%

o  Michigan: 30.5%

How does the obesity issue affect your state?

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Jun 29 2011

Top 10 MLB Players with Highest Career Batting Average

Category: Ty West @ 06:15

Which Major League Baseball players had the highest career batting averages of all time? Here is a list of the Top 10 MLB players with the highest batting averages that had a minimum of 3,000 plate appearances according to the folks at Baseball Reference.com.  The best Major League Baseball parks have not seen hitters like this in decades.  

Here are the Top 10 Players with the Highest Career Batting Average of all time:

Rank

Player

Batting Average

Bats

1.

Ty Cobb

.3664

L

2.

Rogers Hornsby

.3585

R

3.

Shoeless Joe Jackson

.3558

L

4.

Lefty O'Doul

.3493

L

5.

Ed Delahanty

.3458

R

6.

Tris Speaker

.3447

L

7.

Billy Hamilton

.3444

L

 

Ted Williams

.3444

L

9.

Dan Brouthers

.3421

L

 

Babe Ruth

.3421

L

Which current MLB baseball player do you believe will make this exclusive list?

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Jun 18 2011

Projected Top 10 NBA Draft Picks for 2011

Category: The List Ninja @ 18:12

Does the 2011 NBA draft have a LeBron, Kobe or Dirk among the Top 10 projected draft picks of 2011?  Most believe that this draft is lean of future superstars but heavy on solid role players.  Did anyone believe that Dirk Nowitzki would be one the best NBA players of all time at the ninth overall pick?

Here are the Top 10 Projected NBA Drafts Picks according to ESPN:

1.     Kyrie Irving              PG       Duke

2.     Derrick Williams     PF       Arizona

3.     Brandon Knight      PG       Kentucky

4.     Jan Vesely                 SF        Czeck Republic

5.     Enes Kanter             C          Turkey

6.     Jonas Valanciunas  C          Lithuania

7.     Kawhi Leonard       SF        San Diego State

8.     Kemba Walker        PG       Connecticut

9.     Chris Singleton      SF        Florida State

10.   Klay Thompson       SG       Washington State

Which of the Top 10 projected draft picks do you think will have the most impact in the NBA?

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Jun 14 2011

Top 10 Worst Foods that contain Pesticides

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 06:39

 Is buying organic foods worth the extra cost? According to the Environmental Working Group, the list of the Top 10 foods that contain the highest levels of pesticides is the best way to avoid putting unnatural chemicals in your body.  So before you start working on that favorite family recipe that may contain fruits and vegetables, consider this list of the top 10 worst produce contaminated with pesticides.

Top 10 Produce items with high levels of pesticides:

1.     Apples

2.     Celery

3.     Strawberries

4.     Peaches

5.     Spinach

6.     Nectarines

7.     Grapes

8.     Sweet Bell Peppers

9.     Potatoes

10.  Blueberries

For more information – Check out: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/

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Jun 12 2011

Top 10 Scoring Players in the NBA Finals

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | NBA | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 18:55

Which NBA players have scored the most points in a NBA finals basketball series?  We have put together a list the Top 10 scorers in history of the NBA finals.  Many have or will go down as the best NBA players of all time.  No big surprise as to who holds the number one spot but can you guess who rounds out the Top 10?

Here are the Top 10 Leading scorers in the history of the NBA finals:

1.     Michael Jordan (759 points in 1992)

2.     Hakeem Olajuwan (725 points in 1995)

3.     Allen Iverson (723 points in 2001)

4.     Shaquille O’Neal (707 points in 2000)

5.     Kobe Bryant (695 points in 2009)

6.     Michael Jordan (680 points in 1998)

7.     Kobe Bryant (671 points in 2010)

8.     Michael Jordan (666 points in 1993)

9.     Hakeem Olajuwan (664 points in 1994)

10.   Dwyane Wade (654 points in 2006)

Do you think LeBron James will ever make this list?

 

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Jun 10 2011

Top 10 Highest Scoring NBA Players in a Game

Category: Best List | Best of | NBA | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 07:25

The unofficial record for the most points scored in one game goes to Wilt Chamberlain for scoring 100 points back before there was sufficient record keeping and video archiving.  This list is based on performances since 1985 according to team at Basketball Reference.  Several of the best players of all time consistently make the Top 10 list of all time scoring performances.  

Here are the Top 10 scoring performances by an NBA player since 1985:

 

Rank

Player

Points

Date

Team

1.

Kobe Bryant

81

2006-01-22

LAL

2.

David Robinson*

71

1994-04-24

SAS

3.

Michael Jordan*

69

1990-03-28

CHI

4.

Kobe Bryant

65

2007-03-16

LAL

5.

Michael Jordan*

64

1993-01-16

CHI

6.

Kobe Bryant

62

2005-12-20

LAL

 

Tracy McGrady

62

2004-03-10

ORL

8.

Kobe Bryant

61

2009-02-02

LAL

 

Shaquille O'Neal

61

2000-03-06

LAL

 

Karl Malone*

61

1990-01-27

UTA

 

Michael Jordan*

61

1987-04-16

CHI

 

Michael Jordan*

61

1987-03-04

CHI

 

Which of these games to you remember the most?

 

 

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Jun 2 2011

Top 10 Most Well Read Cities in the United States

Category: The List Ninja @ 04:58

Are you the owner of an Amazon Kindle or frequently order books from Amazon?  A recent list of the top 10 cities for reading books that compile sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format is tracking your book buying purchases.  They even track which cities buy certain types of books like Arlington, VA being number one for children's books.  Here is the Top 10 most well read cities in the USA according to Amazon:

1.     Cambridge, Massachusetts

2.     Alexandria, Virginia

3.     Berkeley, California

4.     Ann Arbor, Michigan

5.     Boulder, Colorado

6.     Miami, Florida

7.     Salt Lake City, Utah

8.     Gainesville, Florida

9.     Seattle, Washington

10.     Arlington, Virginia

It appears that cities that have colleges lead the Top 10 list of most well read cities.  Your thoughts?

 

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May 31 2011

Top 10 Most Violent Cities in the United States

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 02:25

According to recent FBI statistics, violent crime is down compared to recent years but certain cities continue to remain in the list of Top 10 most violent urban areas.  Most of the troubled cities are in the northeast and struggle with poverty and a high cost of living.  Many will be surprised that our nation’s capital, Washington DC did not make the list.  The FBI ranks the cities based on violent crimes per 1000 people.

Here are the Top 10 most violent cities per capita:

1.     Flint, Michigan (Violent crime per 1,000: 22)

2.     Detroit, Michigan  (18.9)

3.     St. Louis, Missouri  (17.5)

4.     New Haven , Connecticut (15.8)

5.     Memphis, Tennessee (15.4)

6.     Oakland, California (15.3)

7.     Little Rock, Arkansas (15.2)

8.     Baltimore, Maryland (14.6)

9.     Rockford, Illinois (14.5)

10.           Stockton, California (13.8)

Which city on this top 10 list is the most appealing to you?

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