Foul Ball: The Biggest Controversies in Sports

Sports can be an emotional rollercoaster. Championship rings, in-game heroics, acts of superhuman athleticism — it’s the hope of these monumental achievements that keeps us tuning in every chance that we get. And as much as we’d like to claim that we enjoy sports for their own sake, that isn’t always the case.

Eating Fast: The Most Famous Eating Competitions

Over the past several years, competitive eating competitions have gone from something held only at county fairs to being broadcast nationally on ESPN. In the world of competitive eating, it isn’t just about being the biggest. People like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi have shown that it takes time and practice to confidently gobble down...

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Video Games

There are some collectors that scour eBay, auctions, and game shops for old and rare videogames cartridges (often called “carts”) that they can add to their collection. These collectors are the ones that are responsible for cataloguing video game history, and actively saving it from the hands of people who don’t appreciate the value of...

The Smartest: The Highest IQs in History

The intelligence quotient or I.Q. score is a numerical result compiled from a number of tests designed to measure logic and reasoning abilities relative to the average performance in one’s chronological age group. The average IQ is 100, but since the test originated in 1916, many people have scored far beyond the average earning themselves...

The Greatest Talk Show Hosts

Whether it’s daytime or late night, talk shows have been a staple in the American television diet for decades and some of hosts are so iconic that despite being off the air for years, we still know their names.

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Sports Cards

For most kids who collect sports cards, the goal is to have the largest collection in the neighborhood. For sports card experts, and people who have been collecting memorabilia professionally, amassing a large collection isn’t necessarily the goal anymore. Instead, they focus on accumulating a collection that has value.

The Weirdest Beauty Pageants

There are tons of pageants around the world that don’t get as much coverage, but try and accomplish some good instead of focusing on the competition. Many organizations use pageants to raise the profile of their issue or just to promote their brand. Check out some of the world’s most unusual pageants below.

Most Outrageous Celebrity Baby Names

We don’t just celebrate forward-thinking celebs for their cultural explorations of the unknown. We also give them a bit of a pass when their experiments miss their mark. That is, until it comes to the names of their children. Celebrities make strange decisions. Having children isn’t strange of course. But, naming them after inanimate objects,...

Console Wars: The Best-Selling Video Game Consoles

The gaming industry as a whole is an entertainment goliath, pulling in an estimated $91 billion in 2016 and, it just keeps growing. That success is due in large part to the accessibility and variety of home-use gaming consoles.

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Pokemon Cards

The world of collectibles was forever changed by the introduction of everyone’s favorite electrified critter. Pikachu, Charmander, and the rest of their colorful group stole the hearts of a generation back in the late ‘90s. But more than that, the franchise’s collectibles ushered in a new, much more expensive era for the waning trading card...

Mad Scientists: Disturbing Human Experiments

In theory, the scientific method is designed to coax humans towards the next stage of our evolution. But in the past, a few not-so-friendly scientists have co-opted the scientific method to further their nefarious means.

The Biggest Snubs of the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Though we sure love to celebrate the successful, pretty people of Hollywood, we also love the losers. That’s because, the official 2018 nominations left more than a handful of fan-favorite movies, actors, writers, and directors off of the ballot yet again.

The Movies of the 2018 Oscars

The Academy Awards are a time for cinephiles to celebrate another year of art. And though some of the year’s best weren’t recognized in full (snubs are part of the fun), the Oscars offer a welcome respite from politics, scandal, and the like. Today, we take a look at the biggest movies of the past...

Most Memorable Olympic Moments in History

The Olympics is a fun event that allows even the most couchbound person to dream of athletic prowess and the unending glory of the medal podium. As we leave behind the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and look forward to the next games (see you in the summer of 2020 in Tokyo!), we’re reminded of...

Box Office Disaster: Biggest Box Office Flops of 2017

But what about those films that were carried by big-name actors and actresses, directors and screenwriters, or massive corporate studios? What about those films that barely made back their budget? Those films that bombed so hard at the box office that they became the laughing stocks of the film industry? Well Filthy Rich has got...

Box Office Delight: Highest Grossing Films of 2017

With the recent release of the Oscar nominations, now is a great time to look back at all the movies that we enjoyed in 2017 and see how they stack up. Box office gross isn’t necessarily an indication of a movie’s quality, but it does tell us how many people went to go see it...

Feel the Love: Movies to Watch on V-Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to snuggle up with loved ones, either romantic or platonic, and enjoy a movie together. The weather is probably cold and dreary outside, and all the delicious food that you just ate is probably making you quite sleepy. This year, skip the fancy cocktail lounge or restaurant, and stay...

Read These to Get in The Mood for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s fun to have some themed reading to get you in the mood for the holiday. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Busted: The Biggest Failed Drug Tests

It’s a tale as old as time. No, not that one. The one where the uber-successes athlete, champion of champions, is outed as a scientifically modified cheater. Then comes the feelings of betrayal, the outrage, and, at least for the athlete, rock bottom.

12 Celebrity Deaths We Still Aren’t Over

When someone passes away, their family mourns and celebrates their life. When the same happens to someone famous, an entire world can be stopped in its tracks.

Prizefighter: Pay-Per View Events with the Most Buys

As you’ll see over the coming pages, there’s a ton of money in fighting. Whether it’s gambling, prize money, or sponsorship dollars, people open their wallets on fight day. And so much of that money goes towards Pay-Per View buys.

American TV Classics: The Best Shows on AMC

Premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime used to have a monopoly on small screen storytelling, but ever since the basic cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC) branched out into producing television shows, they’ve been giving their subscription-based competitors a run for their money.

The Many Deaths of Sean Bean

English actor Sean Bean (sadly not pronounced, Seen Bean) has died so many times onscreen that we’re starting to lose count. Whether he’s being shot by arrows, impaled by an anchor, or killed by cattle, Bean nails it every time. Here are our favorite Bean death scenes from both film and television. Warning: spoilers lie...

The Best Around: The Greatest Super Nintendo Games

How do you follow up the game console that literally saved the video game industry? That was the question Nintendo had to address when making their 16-bit successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in the early 90s, Nintendo’s answer was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a supercharged NES that could pump out the best...

12 Strangest Things Ingested by Kids

Kids aren’t very smart and we’re allowed to say that because we’ve all been one. When not watched carefully, children will put just about anything in their mouth, which can lead to some pretty scary trips to the emergency room.

12 Beloved TV Characters that are Actually Horrible People

But what about those slim balls or villains that battle the heroes and heroines we adore so much? They can be self-involved, annoying, and down-right nasty at times, but for some reason they are still loveable, despite their flaws.

Magic is Real: 14 Amazing Mythological Objects

Whether you believe in magic or not, it’s hard to ignore the divine proclamations yelling at us from the pages of our history textbooks. Queens, kings, and scholars from the past have long preached of the existence of rare, mystical objects that can dramatically tip the scales of battle, provide an endless supply of valuable...

To Boldly Go…: The 10 Biggest Geek Conventions in the World

Not that long-ago fan conventions were the punchlines in jokes about nerds who were passionately devoted to science fiction and fantasy TV shows, books, and movies. But now fan conventions are a big business and essential to the success of some of the grandest TV shows and movies.

The Doctor of Each Generation

Few shows can claim a legacy that is even half that of Doctor Who’s. The program has run for decades, and in that time cultivated a crop of unforgettable characters and creatures that have earned the show its massive fan base.

Battle Lines Drawn: The Most Polarizing Movies of All Time

Some of these movies made a lot of money, some of them made very little, some of them had staggering production budgets while others, not so much. Regardless, the following list of flicks have poked the proverbial bear time and time again, and we’re all the better for it. So, put your dukes up and...

Best Holiday Themed Books and Stories

As the days get longer and the holidays approach, one of the best things to do is curl up with a good book that puts you in the spirit for the upcoming holidays. Every family has a different approach to celebrating, and it can be fun to learn about new customs and religious traditions through...

12 of the Best Christmas Movies to Watch this Year

There’s no better way to put yourself in a Yuletide mood than to pop some popcorn, curl up under a blanket in front of a warm fire, and watch a good old-fashioned Christmas movie. We’ve compiled a list (and checked it twice) of 12 of our favorite holiday films that will be sure to help...

Life After Cancellation: TV Shows Saved by Fans

Before the digital renaissance, censorship dulled the blade of great comedy, reality TV slashed the budget for scripted content, and the best shows were forced to duke it out, coliseum style. The winners would be showered with advertising dollars, royalty checks, and prime-time interviews. The losers were fired. But there were outliers. Shows that refused...

The Biggest Hacks in History

Security experts stress password strength. And, for good reason! The collective digital landscape is as dangerous as it is vast. Malware, spyware, phishing scams, DDoS attacks … the hackers of the world will stop at nothing to pry your data loose. As such, internet security is very, very big business. But if history has taught...

Strangest Documented Disappearances

It’s frightening to think that someone you love could be with you one day and gone the next, without so much as a trace left behind. It might sound unlikely, but people disappear mysteriously every day, leaving authorities scratching their heads as to what may have occurred. Here are some of the strangest documented disappearance...

Home Box Office: The Best Shows on HBO

HBO is synonymous with top-shelf, serialized entertainment. Ground breaking ideas, A-list talent, captivating characters … HBO pioneered the TV-drama revolution. They set the bar (very high) for what audiences can expect from writers and actors. And we, for one, are grateful.

Food Addict: Food Items Used to Smuggle Drugs

Today on FilthyRich, we explore the dastardly ways in which drug distributors use food to sneak their products across the border. And don’t get any ideas. After all, everyone on this list was caught. So, grab yourself some snacks and maybe a neck pillow because today we take a trip to the border. Let’s go!

The Man Who Laughs: The Joker of Each Generation

Iconic is an understatement. The Joker is the quintessential pop culture villain. Money doesn’t motivate him and emotion doesn’t faze him. He’s motivated by chaos in and of itself. Which is a scary proposition for Batman and comic book nerds alike.

Real or Imagined: 10 Most Shocking Munchausen Cases

Munchausen syndrome is a factitious mental disorder in which a person pretends to be ill in order to gain attention. Munchausen by proxy is a similar mental illness in which a person pretends someone else is sick, most often a child, and can even go so far as to purposely inflict or injure their children...

The 10 Biggest Gender Swaps in TV and Film

Does a character’s gender define them? The sheer number of characters that have been gender swapped in television and film suggest that it’s certainly not the most important thing. Some characters will go through changes in the development stage, others are a new take on a pre-existing character as part of a new story.

12 Most Miscast Actors in Movie History

It takes a lot of magic to make a good movie. It requires a good script, an insightful director, great art direction, and of course, a stellar cast. Sometimes, one actor just doesn’t seem to fit their role, which can throw off the chemistry of the entire film. Here are 12 actors who critics and...

Failed Sports Leagues

The world of sport is packed with nations of winners and losers. And the world of sports leagues is no different. Every few years, a billionaire with too much money, time, and confidence opts to invest in the high risk, high reward professional sports market. And as a result, the sports league graveyard continues to...

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely: The Biggest Political Scandals in American History

Today, we focus in on a very particular set of rulebreakers. The politicians, civil servants, and power brokers that abused their influence to manipulate the system for power, money, or both. So, without further adieu, let’s dive in to the shadowy history of U.S. political scandals and explore the biggest political scandals in American history.

A Look Through Time: 10 Most Influential Historical Novels

reading provides a lot more than just escapism. Reading teaches you things without you even realising it. This is even truer in the case of historical novels, which are designed to teach and inform through the medium of story-telling. Over the course of history, there have been a number of influential historical novels that have...

The Weirdest Items Found by Airport Security

Most things that are confiscated at security checkpoints are things that officers see time and again. Things like bottled water, toiletries, pocket knives, or even nail scissors are frequent offenders. And then there are the other times when security officers screen someone’s bag and find something completely unexpected.

Unsolved: The World’s Greatest Mysteries

Murder cases gone cold, indecipherable relics from the past, airplanes disappearing into thin air … the list of unsolvable mysteries continues to grow. Today on FilthyRich, we take a look at a few of the world’s most confounding riddles. Riddles that have left even the sharpest human minds scratching their heads.

The Best Around: 15 Of the Greatest Horror Films

For anyone who loves to be scared, there is nothing like watching a good old fashion horror film to get your blood curdling. They can leave you with goosebumps, a racing heart, and terrible nightmares. Horror movies can be about anything from a crazed lunatic to the supernatural. The only element that is mandatory is...

Changing the Game: The Most Influential Novels

Any book will give you a snapshot of the time when, and the place where, it was written, but some are more influential than others. If you want to boost your reading list, here are some of the best and most influential novels of all time.

Women’s Revolution: The Most Influential Women in Sports

If you’re a fan of sports, chances are you’ve already realized how hard it is for women to break into the industry. It seems like often they’re there to provide evidence of gender parity, and to entice men to tune in to the half-time show or the pre-match commentary. Women in sports have had a...

In-Flight Horror Stories: Celebrity Meltdowns

Sometimes, though, an incident on an airplane isn’t the airlines fault. No one hates bad press more than celebrities, but some of them just can’t keep their names out of the spotlight. They may be all high and mighty, but celebrities travel just like us, and that means taking a plane to get from place...

You’ve Been Sued: The Most Bizarre Lawsuits

The law was created to protect human rights, personal property, and, in essence, to keep us dastardly humans from killing each other. It’s easy to highlight corrupt cops, overcrowded prisons, and money-grubbing lawyers in order to chalk the system up as a failure. It’s flawed, sure. But in a roundabout way, it’s served its purpose,...

Mecha Mania: The Greatest Giant Robots of All Time

They’re big, shiny, loud, and can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting metropolitan city centre. It’s easy to understand pop culture’s obsession with these giant, rubble-inducing behemoths. They are the theoretical embodiment of human ingenuity, mankind’s concerted attempt to free themselves from the limitations of flesh, blood, and bone.

A Day in the Life: Best Celebrity Memoirs

You know you’ve really made it as a celebrity when you’re famous enough to put out a memoir. While many celebrity memoirs can be self-indulgent and badly written, here are 10 of our favorite celeb penned books that will make you laugh, make you cry, and perhaps make you see the author in a whole...

Netflix and Chill: The Best Shows on Netflix

Dirty politicians, throwback slap-stick comedies, dark re-imaginings of childhood in the 70s, STRANGER THINGS … we need to chill, because Netflix certainly isn’t. You can’t string two weeks together without the release of at least one new season of binge-worthy Netflix original programming.

The Future is Now: Sci-Fi Gadgets that are Actually Real

In the last 30 years, technology has been developing at a breakneck speed. So, it’s no surprise that many gadgets that were once only gleams in a sci-fi writer’s eye are now on the market. Some technologies that were once only imaginable are already a part of your everyday life. Here are 10 cool electronic...

15 Abandoned Movie Sets that You Can Still Visit

A highly popular destination for tourists in New Zealand, even the sole reason that some make the trip, there are parts of The Lord of the Rings set which have been virtually untouched since filming for The Hobbit stopped. Mainly, the area in which the scenes in the Shire are filmed, called The Hobbiton Movie...

Best and Worst Movies Based on Comic Books

Comic books’ graphic nature lends itself perfectly the creation of a movie with bold and visionary design, and most of the time, they already come with a fanbase eager to see more character development and storylines. However, the quality of the movie still depends on the directing and producing team, regardless of how successful the...

Stupid Celebrity Trademarks

What is it about celebrities and their “brands” that seems to almost require a ridiculous trademark? Having talent, being beautiful, and socializing with the choicest of companions isn’t enough anymore — these celebrities have sought to acquire a trademark that will distinguish them from among the rest of the A-listers.

12 Best Movie Adaptation of Great Books

Lately, there has been a whole raft of terrible movies made from books, but there have also been some amazing movies based on even more wonderful books. Here are a few of the best movies of all time that were based on great books.

The Greatest Athletic Feats in History

Today on Healthversed, we salute the men and women who taught us all that indeed, anything is possible. From the basketball courts to the hockey rinks, we present the greatest athletic feats in the history of sport.

Most Shocking TV Cliffhangers

One of the benefits of getting hooked on a TV show is the possibility of surprises from week to week. While movies often have twists or shocking endings, the art of the cliffhanger is something that has been perfected by TV studios. There have been several famous cliffhangers, but the device was thought to have...

Weirdest College Courses

Going to college means late nights, long essays, and intense exams, but it can also be a lot of fun, particularly when you get the chance to take an interesting elective course. Known as “bird courses,” these dynamic and mildly educational classes are a great way to jazz up your class schedule while still working...

The Best TV Spin-Offs Ranked

Along the way, popular TV shows spin off into other shows. Would the same fans tune into a show with only some of the characters? Some spin-offs are big hits and others are flops. It is hit or miss with these spin-offs, but we check out the best of the best right here!

Feminist Movies Everyone Should Watch

At the recent 2017 Cannes film festival, actress and jury member Jessica Chastain confessed that after watching hours and hours of films in just one week, she found the portrayals of female characters to be “disturbing.” She says that too often women on screen are passive and two-dimensional, and honestly, we have to agree.

Funniest Comedy Shows Canada Gave the World

The world has a lot of things to thank Canada for including poutine, hockey, and their incredibly hot Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But we should also thank them for all the laughs they’ve given us over the years through their hilarious television exports.

The Batman of Each Generation

If there was ever a more iconic character, we’d like to know who you think it is! Batman has been around for years, and over those years he has been played and voiced by a wide variety of people. Each actor has brought something new and exciting to the Batman character.

15 Athletes You Might Find in an Office

After the championship is won (or not) and the crowds all go home, many professional athletes find it difficult to carve out a second career after they leave the big leagues. Most athletes find themselves in search of a second career after their time in professional sports. Here are a few that made the successful...

The Worst Series Finales of All-Time

With that being said, you can watch a show for 10 seasons and love everything about it, but then the series finale comes and it ruins everything for you! We mean, you still will watch episodes and just cringe knowing it ended in such a terrible way.

You’re Fired! Donald Trump’s Greatest Feuds

We have all seen celebrity feuds play out right in front of our own eyes. Some get settled and some drag on for years. The center of a lot of these celebrity feuds happens to be none other than the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.

Creepiest Wikipedia Pages

Anyone who has ever been bored has probably indulged in the time-honored pastime of Wikipedia diving — hopping from article to article on Wikipedia and learning about the mysteries of life. However, if you’re doing this at night, there are pages that you don’t want to click on. These articles are so creepy that they’ll...

Famous Actors Who Voiced Famous Characters

I can’t imagine a better acting gig than voiceover work. You get to roll out of bed and head straight to the studio where you don’t have to spend hours in wardrobe or makeup. You speak some lines into a microphone, collect your paycheck and call it a day. It’s no wonder so many famous...

The Best and Worst Reboots of All-Time

The percentage of reboots to original content has gone way up in recent years, so it’s time to take a look at the best and the worst reboots of all time. Some show that there’s just nothing you can’t do if you’ve got good source material, while others prove that studios will stop at nothing...

TV Shows that Need to End

While shows that retain an audience to support multiple seasons and hundreds of episodes deserve to be praised for their achievement, they should also be evaluated for their continued relevance. Does the show really need to continue? Or should the show end before it overstays its welcome?

14 Celebrities who’ve had a Sudden Fall from Grace

Just like the rest of us, celebrities make mistakes. Unlike the rest of us, celebs are under constant scrutiny and their gaffes rarely seem to go unnoticed. Fame is fickle and one wrong move can easily turn a rising star into a falling one.

15 Rich People Who’ve Done Time

Money can buy a lot of things, but freedom isn’t always one of them. Although wealthy people can afford the best lawyers to help them escape the law, some are caught and made examples of.

Worst Ways to Get Banned on Social Media

If you don’t want to get locked out of your social media, read this list to see what could potentially get you banned for life.

18 of Trumps Favorite Phrases

Experts have said that President Donald J. Trump speaks at approximately a fourth grade level, but according to Trump himself, he “has the best words” and when you have the best of something, you may as well use them over and over again, right?

The Biggest Toy Crazes

Here are a few of the biggest toy crazes from the last 30 years. Do you recognize anything that was a playground must have when you were in school? Some of these fads are still going strong today!

Best Award Show Fails

In light of this year’s disastrous screw-up at the Oscars, we thought that we would take a look back at the most hilarious and cringe-worthy award show fails in history.

13 Technologies That Died on Arrival

There have been several notable pieces of technology that simply died on arrival because consumers just did not value the product as much as developers thought they would. Here are a few that you may remember well.