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http://listverse.com Top 10 Lists – Listverse Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 http://listverse.com/2016/04/19/10-bizarre-facts-behind-the-history-and-use-of-new-age-practices/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/19/10-bizarre-facts-behind-the-history-and-use-of-new-age-practices/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=96046 In the past several decades, we have seen various groups of people try to create their own spiritual philosophies or medical phenomena. Most of them also claimed to be drawing from ancient traditions—usually a patchwork of pagan beliefs or a misunderstood application of Eastern philosophy and Eastern traditional medicine. Despite the bizarre and often misleading […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/19/10-bizarre-facts-behind-the-history-and-use-of-new-age-practices/feed/ 5 http://listverse.com/2016/04/17/top-10-food-fights-in-history/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/17/top-10-food-fights-in-history/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:00:39 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95921 History is filled with examples of powerful people and nations settling their differences through warfare. But sometimes, instead of guns and tanks, victory is reached through fruits and veggies. These lesser-known battles, debates, festivals, and contests have all revolved around the throwing of food. 10 Corn Diplomacy Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader who spearheaded the […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/17/top-10-food-fights-in-history/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2016/04/16/10-bridges-built-by-the-ancients-that-are-still-in-use-today/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/16/10-bridges-built-by-the-ancients-that-are-still-in-use-today/#respond Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:00:01 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95911 When we think of buildings that have survived to the modern day, we think of structures such as the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Piza, and the pyramids. But what about structures that are still in use—their original use—to this day? While most ancient structures have gained a second life as tourist attractions, the humble […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/16/10-bridges-built-by-the-ancients-that-are-still-in-use-today/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2016/04/15/10-amusingly-bizarre-tales-from-the-first-modern-olympics/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/15/10-amusingly-bizarre-tales-from-the-first-modern-olympics/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:50 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95835 When we think of the Olympics, most of us picture billion-dollar spectacles, professional athletes competing at their absolute physical peak, and a whole world coming together to watch. That’s the Olympics now. The first modern Olympics in 1896 was an altogether different affair. Only 14 countries competed, professionals were nowhere to be seen, and one […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/15/10-amusingly-bizarre-tales-from-the-first-modern-olympics/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2016/04/11/10-diseases-and-their-bizarre-ancient-roman-medical-treatments/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/11/10-diseases-and-their-bizarre-ancient-roman-medical-treatments/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:00:58 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95719 The ancient Romans were responsible for a number of scientific advancements that greatly benefited humankind. However, some of their solutions didn’t work. Here are 10 diseases and the erroneous cures that the ancient Romans devised. Warning: These Roman treatments don’t work, so don’t try them. 10 Acne Acne was probably the scourge of nearly every […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/11/10-diseases-and-their-bizarre-ancient-roman-medical-treatments/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2016/04/09/10-amazing-facts-about-the-immortal-cells-of-henrietta-lacks/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/09/10-amazing-facts-about-the-immortal-cells-of-henrietta-lacks/#respond Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:00:36 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95579 The story of Henrietta Lacks is as astounding as it is miraculous. A poor, black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia, Henrietta was diagnosed with a type of cervical cancer that was extremely aggressive. Scientists had been trying to cultivate human tissue in the lab for many years without success. But after Henrietta’s tumor was biopsied, […]
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]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/09/10-amazing-facts-about-the-immortal-cells-of-henrietta-lacks/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2016/04/01/10-crazy-tales-from-olympic-history/ http://listverse.com/2016/04/01/10-crazy-tales-from-olympic-history/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00:59 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95265 With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics coming up and the hype surrounding the many issues in sports right now, including doping and bribery, it’s almost a relief to look back at Olympic history and see the mind-blowing, hilarious, and downright insane moments sprinkled throughout the history of the games. 10 The Last Olympic Rugby […]
]]> http://listverse.com/2016/04/01/10-crazy-tales-from-olympic-history/feed/ 0 http://listverse.com/2016/03/29/10-unusual-statues-and-monuments-from-around-the-world/ http://listverse.com/2016/03/29/10-unusual-statues-and-monuments-from-around-the-world/#respond Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:00:14 +0000 http://listverse.com/?p=95208