Some of the most popular debates and trivial conversations people have, include the topic of global influence and popularity. Don’t tell us you’ve never wondered or never participated in a debate about who are the most influential people in history. This is a topic that usually leads to further discussion and debate on who is the strongest, the smartest, the most beautiful, and a series of unresolved questions that nobody can answer with absolute certainty.
Pantheon, a project developed by the Macro Connections group at the MIT University Media Lab that collected and analyzed data on historical and cultural popularity, tried to give answers to these questions, or at least attempted to. A multiethnic team of decorated designers, engineers, and scientists working collaboratively to quantify, analyze and measure global culture delivered the most academic and enduring list of the most popular and influential human beings in history. Since the top 100 is heavily dominated by philosophers, military personnel, politicians, scientists, and religious figures, we here at List25 decided to deliver a roster of the 25 most famous people in history by profession and attribute….READ MORE
By taking a look at the world map today you would never believe that Greece, which is nothing but a small country, currently known as a beautiful tourist destination in southern Europe, had once dominated and colonized most parts of the then-known world. For those who love history though, Greece is without a doubt one of the most significant and influential nations of all time with amazing contributions to human culture including philosophy, various sciences, architecture, the Olympic Games, and democracy just to name the most prominent few….READ MORE
Mickey Rourke, most recently known for his parts in Iron Man 2 and The Expendables, shocked Hollywood back in the early 90s when he decided to quit acting and become a professional boxer. Rourke intended to fight until he got a title shot, but after three years and a series of serious injuries he decided to quit. However, he did manage to retire undefeated with 6 wins and 2 draws, joining an elite club of boxers who retired undefeated such as the great Rocky Marciano and arguably the greatest super middleweight boxer of all time, Joe Calzaghe….READ MORE
Thomas Fitzpatrick had two passions: drinking and flying planes. On September 30, 1956, on a bet after a night of drinking, Fitzpatrick stole a small plane from New Jersey and landed it on an extremely narrow Manhattan street, in the dark, in front of the bar he had been drinking at on St. Nicholas Avenue. Then, two years later, he did it again. In this latter police report, it was noted he said he had to do it again because a man at the bar openly doubted he really did it the first time….READ MORE
Throughout history there have been countless stories about mythical creatures, legendary monsters, and supernatural beings. Despite their unclear origin, these mythical creatures have a place in folklore and in many cases are part of pop culture. Amazingly, there are people across the globe who still strongly believe these creatures exist in spite of the lack of proof that they do. So, our list today is about 25 legendary and epic mythic creatures that never existed yet many people believe otherwise…READ MORE
As I was doing the research for this week’s list I got impressed by two very interesting facts: the incredibly high volume of articles related to this topic and even more impressive, how inaccurate the vast majority of them are. As a music fan I will never understand by what standard the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Donna Summer could ever be considered “rock” artists, but then again most contemporary music media have a different definition of art and music on the whole, let alone rock music.
On this list, however, we will rank the true rock queens and goddesses who have served the genre we love better than any other. This is how we define rock music, ladies and gents….READ MORE
It looks like some people have it all in life: power, fame, influence, and money while most of us, everyday people, often look up to them and dream about becoming just like them. What would you say though if we told you that some of the most famous celebrities and successful people out there struggled way more than your average Joe and had to deal with poverty and homelessness the same way “everyday” people do? On this list you will read about 25 rich and famous people that give new meaning to the saying “Everything comes with a price,” and who used their struggles in life as their main inspiration to achieve their greatest goals….READ MORE