Fears of a Contact Lens-Wearer, Ranked

Kelly Conaboy · 11/18/14 10:24AM

Contact lenses are great: They sit on your cornea and fool people into thinking you have perfect vision. They are also a nightmare for a number of different reasons with varying degrees of rationality.

Cutest Moments in This Adopted Otter Pup Video, Ranked

Kelly Conaboy · 11/06/14 11:20AM

An orphaned sea otter pup was recently rescued and taken in by the lucky men and women of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, and, man oh man, jesus christ, AHHH, have you seen the video the aquarium released about her? It's a very good video!

The Jump Scares of Ouija, Ranked

Rich Juzwiak · 10/24/14 10:29AM

Ouija, this year's studio horror flick timed for Halloween, is not a scary movie. In fact, its scares almost only come in the form of jump scares—fake outs that are generally accompanied by a loud banging to make you flinch. Relying on these cinematic jack-in-the-boxes is bad filmmaking. Ouija is a bad film. Below, Ouija's jump scares are ranked.

Chores, Ranked

Jim Cooke · 10/07/14 10:04AM

Ranked from worst chore to the best chore:

Gawker Media Sites, Ranked: A Reader-Submitted Ranking

Joe Mayes · 10/02/14 03:07PM

From time to time, Gawker's Rankings section is pleased to present rankings submitted by its readers and fans. Today, we bring you "Gawker Media Sites, Ranked," by one Joe Mayes. — Ed.

Letters, Ranked

Caity Weaver · 10/02/14 09:00AM

Not all letters are created equal. For instance, "B" is dumb. In the past, it was difficult for the masses to know which letter was best. Now, finally, there is a ranking of the letters of the basic Latin alphabet. Factors considered include:

Karaoke Songs, Ranked

Kelly Conaboy · 10/01/14 09:00AM

Karaoke is perfect because you get to drink and sing songs with your friends without ever having to talk to any of them. Here are the best songs to sing or scream from your chair while someone else sings them.

Number One Singles of the Past Decade, Ranked

Aleksander Chan · 09/30/14 09:00AM

The Billboard Hot 100 has tracked the most popular songs in the U.S. since 1958, compiled from weekly from sales, radio airplay, and (starting in 2005) streaming data. The Hot 100 is popular music's analog to the box office or Nielsen ratings; ostensibly, these are the songs Americans spent the most money and time listening to. In the past decade (that's January 1, 2004 to Sept. 30, 2014; updates are announced every Wednesday), 141 songs have reached the coveted summit of the Hot 100. All of them, ranked worst to best.

Every Episode of The O.C., Ranked

Jacob Clifton · 09/25/14 09:00AM

When you say teen shows are just for teenagers, you're basically accusing yourself of being an idiot whose opinions are worth no more than those of a common criminal or a person from Riverside, CA. We don't agree.

Plagiarists, Ranked

Adam Weinstein · 09/24/14 09:00AM

This is a list of plagiarists from worst to best, based on a complex formula weighing the magnitude of their crimes against their observed contributions to human culture. Pastiche does not count unless it's significant and enduring. These rankings are entirely objective and indisputably true.

Problems Solved by Startups, Ranked

Nitasha Tiku · 09/23/14 09:00AM

In 2012, Y Combinator founder Paul Graham offered the following words of wisdom on creating companies: "The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It's to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself."

Every Episode From LOST, Ranked

Thomas McKenna · 09/22/14 11:00AM

Monday, September 22, 2014 marks ten years to the day since the LOST pilot first premiered on ABC. Here is its full catalogue of episodes, ranked.