Top 11. We love lists. In our contemporary culture, we cannot get enough of them. We are surrounded by self-made lists and lists generated by an outside authority. We’re always repeating what we’ve learned from lists to our friends, family and co-workers. Lists can organize. Lists can clarify. Lists can also create and settle dispute. When used objectively, list rank quantified data. When used subjectively, lists capture what its author feels is most important. Every position on a list has the potential for unique meaning.
Conversely, the same list can hold great meaning to one person and be completely meaningless to another. the Therefore, a list holds the notable ability represent everything and nothing at the same time.
The most popular type of list is the Top 10 list. This type of list always made me curious as to what just missed the top 10 – what was #11? In our culture, 11 is lucky to some (including me), but in most instances it means a near miss representing something just ranked just outside the top 10. It is interesting to note that the number 11 held great meaning to many ancient cultures. 11 signified a united power, the sum of the individual (one) and the whole (ten).
The following lists are expanded to include the curiosity that is the first runner-up, number 11. Please note: some of these lists are fact based and others are opinion based. What’s objective and subjective is for you to decide.
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