Thursday, December 18, 2008

TIME's Top 10 Lists

Last night after watching The Pink Panther Show on Cartoon Network (yes, I am a cartoon freak), I grabbed the latest issue of TIME (December 22) to be read before went to bed. This latest issue is called 'The List Issue' where TIME compiles the top 10 everything of 2008: from economy to politic and from entertainment to animal kingdoms. So I would like to share several interesting lists with all of you, especially with those who don't read TIME. However, i do not put the story or brief explanation for every item in those lists that printed in the magazine. I just put for items that I personally think are the most interesting, peculiar or amusing.

Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs
#1: First Man-Made Neurons Created from ALS Patients' Stem Cells
#2: Inflammation vs Cholesterol in Heart Disease
#3: Scarless Surgery
Making only a few minute internal incisions, California surgeons remove a woman's appendix via her vagina
#4: Genomes of and for the Masses
#5: New Genes Unlock Alzheimer's
#6: A Five-in-One Vaccine
#7: Gene Screen for Breast Cancer
#8: Alternative Test for Down Syndrome
#9: Seasick Patch for Cancer Patients
#10: Stem-Cell Trachea Transplant

Top 10 Green Stories
#1: Election of Barrack Obama
#2: Congress Passes Renewable-Energy Credits
#3: Offshore-Drilling Debate
#4: Failure of Warner-Lieberman
#5: New Rules: EPA Puts a Freeze on Coal Plants
#6: Ethanol Buble Bursts
#7: Polar Bear Listed
#8: Indonesia Warms to Less Deforestation
#9: First CO2 Auction
Northeastern utilities bid $38.5 million for the right to emit 12.5 million tons of CO2
#10: Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year: Hypermilling

Top 10 Animal Stories
#1: Big Win for Farm Animals
#2: New First Pup
#3: President's Dog Bites Man
#4: U.S. Navy Trumps Whales
#5: Elephant Herpes
#6: Foreclosure Victim: A 44-lb. (20 kg) Cat
#7: World's Largest Insect
#8: Monkeys Pay for Sex
A study published in Animal Behavior found that male long-tailed macaques in Indonesia traded grooming services for sex with females. The amount of time males spent nit-picking dwindles the more females there were.

#9: Monkeys Wait Tables Too
#10: Puppycam

Top 10 Scandals
#1: Eliot Spitzer's Fall
#2: AIG's Post-Bailout Spa Retreat
#3: John Edward's Extramarital Affair
#4: Miley Cyrus's Vanity Fair Photos
#5: Sarah Palin's $150,000 Wardrobe
#6: Teen Pregnancies in Gloucester, Mass.
When 17 students got pregnant at Gloucester High School, principal Joseph Sullivan told TIME it was partly the result of a pact among a group of girls to get pregnant at the same time. Others denied that story. Sullivan resigned.

#7: Ted Stevens' Felony Conviction
#8: Max Mosley's Sex Romp
#9: Senatorship for Sale?
#10: The Olympics' 9-Year-Old Lip-Syncher Lin Miaoke

Top 10 Quotes
#1: By Barrack Obama
#2: By Ellen DeGeneres
#3: By Sugule Ali
#4: By Richard F. Syron
#5: By Robert Mugabe
#6: By Barney Frank
#7: "So?"
By Dick Cheney (current U.S Vice President) when told that two-thirds of Americans did not support the war in Iraq

#8: By Stephen Hawking
#9: By Hillary Clinton
#10: By Vladimir Putin

Top 10 Discoveries
#1: Snow on Mars
#2: Mystery Insect in London
#3: Fetus in a Man
#4: Melamine in Chinese Milk
#5: Virgin-Born Shark
#6: iPhone "kill switch"
#7: Seven human feet washed up on Pacific Northwest Coast
#8: Red Sox Jersey in Yankee Stadium Concrete
#9: Marijuana in 2700-year-old Chinese Tomb
#10: Lost Beatles Interview in 1964

Top 10 TV Series
#1: The Shield
#2: Mad Men
#3: The Presidental Election
#4: The Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
#5: The Wire
#6: Breaking Bad
#7: Lost
#8: Battlestar Galactica
#9: Architecture School
#10: Chuck

10 comments:

Pengejar Masa said...

rasa macam baca jurnal pendidikan lak :P

marmalade said...

the top ten tv series tuh takde satu pun yang i minat =(

i subscribe to time's too, so it was pretty interesting hehehehe

Naz said...

Hadi: sekali-sekali jadi ilmiah skit ape salahnya. Hehehe

Mala: Nasib baik feveret tv show i ada dlm list tu- Lost. =)

Nuisanc3 said...

tq for sharing Naz! :)

Naz said...

Quntum: U r most welcome! =)

Fakhzan Marwan said...

This is cool! I dont even have time to read that, thanks for posting it, at leat i know how world is progressing..:D

Naz said...

Fakhzan: Terima kasih kembali. Saya sekadar berkongsi. =)

nzard said...

tringin nk tgk 'mad men'....wonder if there's lotta eye candies...?

Naz said...

Nzard: Ko ni mmg x sudah2 ngan 'eye candies':D

nzard said...

xde la...tp mad men got me interested after winning lotsa awards during 2008 golden globe and emmys