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13 Ridiculous Things People Have Done To Become Famous

More often than not getting famous requires at least some level of talent – though there are exceptions to this rule (for example, the entire cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”). Sometimes those without natural ability are forced to go to extreme lengths to find the fame they so desperately seek. As is the case in the KoldCast TV series Playing Dead, a wonderfully dark comedy about a down-on-her-luck actress who takes a part-time job as Death to pay the bills, the allure of fame and fortune can be difficult to resist. To further prove this point, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 most ridiculous things people have ever done to become famous.

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10 Things Movers Won’t Tell You

Anyone who’s ever moved knows how stressful uprooting all that stuff can be. Another thing they know? How thankful they are for their movers. Between maneuvering heavy furniture down treacherous staircases and hoisting giant boxes of books on each shoulder, movers complete feats that seem unimaginable to the rest of us. But even though they make it look easy, there are plenty of ways you can make their job go more smoothly.

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Top 10 Left 4 Dead Cosplays/Costumes

People have been quite passionate about Left 4 Dead for some time now, making new maps and mods to share their feelings of how they feel about the game, along with the showmen ship of their skills. And, truthfully, they deserve all the respect we can give, but there’s one group of Left 4 Dead enthusiast that I feel are more or less left out for their work. The people who strive to bring Left 4 Dead to life, the cosplayers! To help show our appreciation for these ambitious, and resourceful people, I bring you the Top 10 Left 4 Dead Cosplays/Costumes!

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Ten Cars That Killed Mercury

Officially, Mercury's dead, but Ford's special platform prostitution diet doomed the brand from the start to a life of mediocrity. But, if we believe the 71-year-old brand ever truly lived, then here are the ten cars that killed Mercury. Choosing just ten vehicles responsible for the demise of Mercury is a challenge because Ford trotted out so many underwhelming clones of their own products with minor luxury touches, so we've narrowed it down to ten cars notable for being copies that were notable for being poorly received, ill timed, awfully designed or a mixture of all three.

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The 13 Most Iconic Villains in Horror History

Before you head to the theater to see Freddy Krueger slice and dice his latest victims in A Nightmare on Elm Street, take a peek at this definitive list of the most iconic villains in horror film history.

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Top 10 Online Mascots

Behind every great website is a great mascot. While the Internet has been flooded with cute social media icons, only 10 of the very best made our list. Whether it’s the sharp colors of Twitter’s “Fail Whale,” the simple lines of the Reddit Alien, or the lush, orange Firefox(), each of these mascots are special in their own way. Click through to find out some little known facts about our favorites (“twitter” refers to a sperm whale?) or add your own in the comments.

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Top 10 Recent American Industrial Disasters

World attention is right now focused on the Gulf Coast of the United States, where one of the worst industrial disasters of all time is slowing playing itself out. The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion and sinking killed 11 workers, but it is the massive environmental disaster caused by the leaking of hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico that is making it probably the worst industrial environmental disaster in US history. Industrial disasters are a unique post-industrial age creation of man. Industrial disasters have killed untold thousands of people since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Many were avoidable, and needless disasters caused by callous disregard for human safety in an unending quest for money. Others were unforeseen and accidental.

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The 10 Manliest Cocktails (And How To Make Them)

What you order at a bar, whether fair or not, can be the first thing someone judges your character on. With that said, who hasn’t made fun of one of their buddies for ordering a pińa colada? Delicious though they may be, those kinds of cocktails can lead you down a path full of pink frills and rainbows. A real manly cocktail is equal parts strong, a challenge to drink, classy, and rugged. Here are 10 cocktails that will put some hair on your chest.

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Top 10 Animal Astronauts

Before Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first man in space on April 12, 1961, a long succession of non-human astronauts had already been shot through the atmosphere in order to determine if life forms could survive spaceflight. Even after manned space missions became routine procedures, many different animals continued to be used for space experiments. Animal astronauts have been instrumental in helping humans succeed in space, so it is to them that this list is dedicated.

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