The Best-Written List of Lists You Will Read Today

Click on over to the New Yorker to read all hundred of the best lists of all time. And be sure to check out all great suggestions and quibbling in the comments:

How could you leave out _____ [interrobang]. It’s a travesty that _____ isn’t top five [frowny-face]. _____ is totally overrated [cartoon sweary glyphs]. (Those New Yorker readers, just like every other readership on the internet.)

From the list:

100. Generations of Adam (Genesis)*
99. Satchel Paige’s “How to Keep Young”
96. The World Rock Paper Scissors player’s responsibility code
94. Benjamin Franklin’s “Thirteen Virtues”
90. McDonald’s Big Mac-ingredients commercial
85. Stanley Coren’s dog-breed intelligence ranking
82. Maria Kutchera’s “My Favorite Things” (“The Sound Of Music”)
78. The Sporting News’ “Rules of Scientific Heckling”
77. Van Halen’s 1982 tour-provisions “rider”
70. William the Conqueror’s “The Domesday Book”
65. Guest List, The Marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales with the Lady Diana Spencer
64. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
60. Roseanne Cash’s “The List”
57. Mayflower passenger list
55. Pablo Picasso’s “Recommendations for 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art”
52. Catholic Online’s Saints & Angels database
50. U.S. Department of State’s current travel warnings
49. 1927 Yankees’ opening-day lineup
44. George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Network Television”
41. The Dewey Decimal System
39. Richard Nixon’s “Enemies List”
36. The F.B.I.’s ten-most-wanted-fugitives list
35. The Beatles’ set list, Majestic Ballroom concert in Luton, U.K., April 17, 1963
31. Dow Jones Industrials
27. The UNESCO “World Heritage List”
25. The Apollo 11 surface checklist
21. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
19. The Fibonacci Sequence
17. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?” (Sonnet 43)
16. Hasbro’s “2-Letter Scrabble Words List”
14. Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of Hell
11. Marquess of Queensbury Rules
9. The World Wildlife Fund (endangered) species directory
8. Alcoholics Anonymous’ twelve steps
4. The Ten Commandments
2. The Bill of Rights
1. The Periodic Table of Elements*

(Found at The New Yorker.)

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