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crimes against the listicle

7 of the worst listicle headlines of all time

A bad list of bad lists.

The bucket from which list writers (yes, including us) pick their numbers. Laineys Repertoire Laineys Repertoire

DON’T GET US wrong. Here at, we like a good list.

But sometimes the format takes a wrong turn. Hold tight for number one.


YourTango YourTango

Actual quote: “Hugh Grant is sad, single and over the hill - and he’s not the only one.”

Fanpop Fanpop


Listverse Listverse

Actual quote: “The strong abdominal pain associated with this infection is one of the strongest on earth.”

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Business Insider Business Insider

Actual quote: “Click Here To See The Companies Laying Off Employees In Droves”.

Deathandtaxesmag Deathandtaxesmag


Crnchy Crnchy

Actual quote: We actually cheated a little with this one because we liked the headline so much.

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StyleBlazer StyleBlazer

Actual quote: “Good thing the 40-year-old has a great sense of style because about the face she can totally pass for 50+.”

Mtvnimages Mtvnimages


Actual quote: “Many know the names of actors who died in airplane crashes, or in automobile accidents, but which actors have died in fires?”

Giphy Giphy


Time Magazine Time Magazine

Actual quote: “She went under general anaesthetic and never came out.”

*cries forever*

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