Jan 3 2012

Top 10 Drunkest Cities in USA

 Happy New Year! Did you drink a little too much to bring in the new year?

If you live in one of these Top 10 Drinking Cities then you probably were moving a little slow on New Year’s Day.  The team at The Daily Beast put together the most drunken cities list by taking into account statistics like average number of drinks per month, population over 21 years old, binge drinking and heavy drinking.  So grab a cold one and see if your city made this Top 10 List.

1.     Boston, MA – (Avg. Monthly Drinks per Person: 15.5)

2.     Springfield, MA

3.     Milwaukee, WI

4.     Reno, NV

5.     San Antonio, TX

6.     Chicago, IL

7.     Austin, TX

8.     St. Louis, MO

9.     San Diego, CA

10.       Tuscon, AZ

 

 

Check out the Top 25 list at Daily Beast to see more.  

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Jan 2 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2011 - Highest Grossing

 What was the best movie of 2011? The folks at Extra have put together the final list of the Top 10 highest earning movies for 2011.  Take a look at the highest grossing list and see how many made the list of 2011 worst movies. How many of the Top 10 highest grossing movies did you see this past year?

1.     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381M)

2.     Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($352.3M)

3.     The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($271.9M)

4.     The Hangover Part II ($254.4M)

5.     Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($241M)

6.     Fast Five ($209.8M)

7.     Cars 2 ($191.4M)

8.     Thor ($181M)

9.     Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($175.7M)

10.                       Captain America: The First Avenger ($176.6M)

Did you notice that only 2 of the movies are not sequels?

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Jan 1 2012

2012 List of Banned Words

Which words and terms were overused in 2011?  Which words would you ban from usage in 2012?  The staff at Lake Superior State University compile their annual list of banished words for your review.   We all like Top 10 Lists and this one is no exception except there are twelve banished words.  So refresh your vocabulary for 2012 and find new ways to express yourself without using words from this list.

Here are the 2012 Banished Words and Terms for your review:

·         Amazing

·         Baby Bump

·         Shared Sacrifice

·         Occupy

·         Blowback

·         Man Cave

·         The New Normal

·         Pet Parent

·         Win the Future

·         Trickeration

·         Ginormous

·         Thank you in Advance

Which word would you ban in 2012?

 

Check out the full article at LSSU Article

 

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Jul 11 2011

Top 10 MLB Baseball Pitchers with the Most Wins All Time

Category: Best List | Best of | MLB | top 10 lists | triviaThe List Ninja @ 01:22

After the great Cy Young, who are the MLB pitchers with the most wins of all time? Tim Wakefield and Roy Halladay are two active pitchers with the most wins, but both have a long way to go to make this list and be considered among the best MLB baseball pitchers of all time.   The best major league baseball pitchers were not only excellent but also healthy for a long time. 

Here are the Top 10 most winning MLB pitchers off all time:

Rank

Player (age)

Wins

Throws

1.

Cy Young

511

R

2.

Walter Johnson

417

R

3.

Pete Alexander

373

R

 

Christy Mathewson

373

R

5.

Pud Galvin

365

R

6.

Warren Spahn

363

L

7.

Kid Nichols

361

R

8.

Greg Maddux

355

R

9.

Roger Clemens

354

R

10.

Tim Keefe

342

R

 

 

Which active baseball pitcher will be the next to make this all time Top 10 list?

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Mar 24 2011

Elizabeth Taylor’s List of Eight Marriages and Seven Husbands

Category: Best List | Best of | top 10 lists | triviaThe List Ninja @ 00:41

Elizabeth Taylor was considered one of the last great movie stars as she ruled the silver screen during her prime years in Hollywood.  The leading men in Elizabeth Taylor's Top 10 Movies were essential to the golden age of movie making in the 50’s and 60’s.  Most of her leading men like Rock Hudson and Paul Newman are considered among the Top 10 actors of all time. Ms. Taylor was prolific in marriage and here is list of her eight marriages to seven different men:

ü Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (1950-1951)

ü Michael Wilding (1952-1957)

ü Michael Todd (1957-1958)

ü Eddie Fisher (1959-1964)

ü Richard Burton (1964-1974)

ü Richard Burton (1975-1976)

ü John Warner (1976-1982)

ü Larry Fortensky (1991-1996)

What do you remember best about Elizabeth Taylor?

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Mar 10 2011

Top 10 Wealthiest People in the World 2011

What does it take to become a Billionaire? The annual Forbes list of the Top 10 richest people in the world has been released and the list varies from tech moguls to resources.  Charlie Sheen may not have made the list, but this is a list of the most winning people on the planet.  

Here are the Top 10 wealthiest people of 2011:

Top 10

Name

Net worth

Industry

 

Carlos Slim Helú

$74 billion

Telecom

 

Bill Gates

$56 billion

Microsoft

 

Warren Buffett

$50 billion

 Berkshire Hathaway 

 

Bernard Arnault

$41 billion

LVMH

 

Larry Ellison

$39.5 billion

Oracle

 

Lakshmi Mittal 

$31.1 billion

Steel

 

Amancio Ortega

$31 billion

Zara

 

Eike Batista

$30 billion

Mining, oil

 

Mukesh Ambani

$27 billion

          Petrochemicals, oil & gas

 

Christy Walton

$26.5 billion

Wal-Mart

 

Who will be the next mogul to make the list in 2012?

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Mar 9 2011

Top 10 Active NBA Players with Highest Minutes per Game

Category: Best List | Best of | top 10 lists | trivia | NBAThe List Ninja @ 19:34

Which active NBA player averages the most minutes per game?  Many of the best NBA players of all time chase the records held by Wilt Chamberlain.  This list of the Top 10 players averaging the highest minutes per game sacrificing the body in order to be considered among the best to ever play the game. 

Rank

Player

MPG

1.

LeBron James

40.16

2.

Andre Iguodala

38.05

3.

Dwyane Wade

37.57

4.

Paul Pierce

37.10

5.

Chris Paul

37.09

6.

Ray Allen

37.05

7.

Elton Brand

36.95

8.

Jason Kidd

36.92

9.

Chris Bosh

36.89

10.

Kevin Garnett

36.86

 

Which of these players do you believe should play a little less?  

Stats compiled by the team at Basketball-Reference.com

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Feb 9 2011

Top 10 Hot Jobs in 2011

Are you looking for a new career that will challenge and invigorate along with pay the bills?  Computers and math appear to continue to be in high demand but there are also a few surprises on this list. Many of these jobs are most likely available at some of the most admired companies.  The folks at Careercast have compiled a list based on Work Environment, Stress & Physical demands and ranked the Top 10 jobs for 2011. 

Here are the Top 10 jobs with average annual salaries.

1. Software engineer — $87,140

2. Mathematician — $94,178

3. Actuary — $87,204

4. Statistician — $73,208

5. Computer systems analyst — $77,153

6. Meteorologist — $85,210

7. Biologist — $74,278

8. Historian — $63,208

9. Audiologist — $63,144

10. Dental Hygienist — $67,107

Which of these jobs best suits your set of skills? 

More details at Careercast

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Feb 4 2011

Top 10 Athlete Power Rankings of 2011

Which athlete would you put at the top of this list of the most powerful athletes in media and business?  After a strange year, Tiger Woods has fallen from the top spot. The new Top 10 has many familiar faces and few that benefited from the Winter Olympics.  The Top 10 list according to BusinessWeek shows which athletes move the masses.  Check out the list:

1.     Peyton Manning

2.     Shawn White

3.     Tiger Woods

4.     Phil Mickelson

5.     Tom Brady

6.     Shaquille O’Neal

7.     Drew Brees

8.     Lance Armstrong

9.     Albert Pujols

10.  Apolo Anton Ohno

For more details – Check out  MSNBC – Where’s LeBron James? 

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Jan 26 2011

Top 10 Oscar Nominated Movies of 2010

Which of the Top 10 movies of 2010 according to the Academy will be winner of the Oscar for Best Picture?  As usual, many were not popular favorites but there are several excellent films in this list of the 10 best movies of the 2010. The story of Facebook  was fairly popular.  How many have you seen?  

·        Black Swan

·        The Fighter

·        Inception

·        The Kids Are All Right

·        The Kings Speech

·        127 Hours

·        The Social Network

·        Toy Story 3

·        True Grit

·        Winter's Bone

Which do you believe should be considered the best film of 2010?

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