List of lists, king of kings, turnip of turnips
March 10, 2012 3:42 PM   Subscribe

After reading the FPP on cephalophores, I found myself on Wikipedia reading a list of patron saints of ailments, illness and dangers. There are many such lists on Wikipedia and I'd like to find more of them. Can you suggest additional excellent lists for me to enjoy?

While checking askmes to make sure I wasn't doing a duplicate question, I found things like this list of timelines, a list of unofficial observances, and so on.

Wikipedia has a List of lists, but I was hoping that the hive could identify some particularly excellent ones. I'd also be open to lists outside of Wikipedia. For instance, this Evil Overlord list which lets you know which evil overlord mistakes to avoid is quite nice.
posted by sciencegeek to Grab Bag (29 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite

You really can't go wrong with the list of phobias.
posted by BlahLaLa at 3:53 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

I have the List of Unsolved Deaths bookmarked for when I need to kill people in mysterious ways in fictional settings, roleplaying games, etc.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 4:38 PM on March 10, 2012

Then for general screwing around, there's Skippy's List and 2000 Things Mr. Welch Can No Longer Do In An RPG.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 4:39 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

List of misconceptions
posted by nangar at 4:49 PM on March 10, 2012

This is a favorite of mine: Lists of Accompaniments to French Fries
posted by shesbookish at 4:56 PM on March 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

This list of collective nouns is one of my favorite things ever.
posted by Failure31 at 5:13 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

List of chess-related deaths
Bible errata is not technically a list, but might as well be.
List of sandwiches is illustrated.
posted by jeudi at 5:30 PM on March 10, 2012

There's actually a "List of" page, giving a list of lists. It includes at least some of the ones mentioned in the answers here, and a whole lot more.
posted by Flunkie at 6:26 PM on March 10, 2012

I just came upon this site the other day and lost a good amount of time to it (and upon revisiting it, am now doing so again)...

Ultimate list of weird and interesting lists on Wikipedia.
posted by DulcineaX at 7:10 PM on March 10, 2012

House of Wessex Family Tree
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:34 PM on March 10, 2012

A great list of great lists:

The list of lists of fictional things

E.g. list of fictional elements.

I have always been bemused that there are separate lists for ghosts and fictional ghosts.
posted by painquale at 10:30 PM on March 10, 2012

Oh I love these.



Phallic saints
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:13 AM on March 11, 2012

Also, this site has lists of Great Bells (large churchbells) by country or region with their pitches and names. From it, I learned that British bells tend to have male names, while the French give theirs female names.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:18 AM on March 11, 2012

I am a big fan of the Disinformation Book of Lists - you might be interested in checking it out.
posted by naoko at 4:40 PM on March 11, 2012

From Metafilter Projects, A list of words blocked on the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo.

And here's a link to jng's project post.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:04 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thank you all so very much. I've been returning to this thread every once in a while to follow a new link down a new rabbit hole. I'm not going to mark any best answers because I'd have to light up the entire thread.

I've found one additional collection of lists to add to the pile, Lists of Note, from the same Sean Usher who does the extremely excellent Letters of Note.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:43 PM on March 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Guide to household cat patterns and colors. More an infographic than a list, but has list features.
posted by sciencegeek at 2:38 PM on March 20, 2012

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