List of Lists: 2016 Edition | Vol. 4 / No. 10

 It’s that time of year again! | Photo: Stacy Spensley, CC BY 2.0

Happy New Year! No news roundup this week — instead, it’s time for our annual List of Lists post. Let’s get meta!


I’ve got so many lists open right now that my computer’s internally hemorrhaging, so let’s start off with some science lists for those inclined:

If you’re more interested in what you could have read (or what you should think of reading) there are book lists, too:

If you like games, there’s a glut of lists for you:

If just watching is your kind of thing, there are lists for you, too:

If things are more your thing:

For the feminists among us, we’ve got some lists too:

There are just too many lists to list! There are political lists like Politico’s worst political predictions of 2016 list; impolitic lists, like Engadget’s biggest losers of 2016 list; and lists somewhere in between, like io9’s list of twenty heroes, villains, and aliens who ran for president and AAAS Science’s list of nine creatures that have been named for outgoing US President Barack Obama. There’s Science Alert’s top fifteen science images of the year, CoinDesk’s top thirteen Bitcoin and blockchain-tech stores of 2016, and even our winner for weirdest list of the year, Deadspin’s list of things people got stuck in their rectums in 2016.

So no matter where your interests lie, just remember: at this time of year, there’s always a list for you.

Even a list of lists posts, if lists are really your thing.

Wishing all of you a happy 2017, full of things you’ll want to list.


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Richard Ford Burley is a human, writer, and doctoral candidate at Boston College, as well as Deputy Managing Editor at Ledger, the first academic journal devoted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In his spare time he writes about science, skepticism, feminism, and futurism here at This Week In Tomorrow.