It’s no secret that popular athletes reel in some pretty hefty paydays for their capacity to entertain, skills, and endorsement deals. The fact is: Millions of people tune in to see these athletes succeed every single day. Often described as prominent first influencers, athletes bring in significant revenue to some of the biggest brand names ...Read more
Music has always played a role in helping to define cultural moments throughout history. Stacker set out to find the best albums of the 21st century. Compiling data from Metacritic, Stacker ranked albums according to their Metascore, which represents an aggregation of critic reviews. Only albums with seven or more reviews were eligible. EPs, ...Read more
There are a lot of similarities between players in the National Football League and “Jeopardy!” contestants. Ken Jennings is like the Tom Brady of the buzzer, racking up wins like no one before him. Alex Trebek is the Roger Goodell of the “Jeopardy!” set, keeping control of the show and laying down the rules when necessary. A Patrick ...Read more
Each fall, Americans get pumped up for the beginning of two classic traditions—a new “Jeopardy!” season and college football. Stacker combines both of those loves in this quiz filled with 25 “Jeopardy!” clues about college football. Clues and answers were pulled from J-Archive, the "Jeopardy!" database (as of Oct. 2020). Each “clue�...Read more
The United States is in the midst of a COVID-19 surge, with a record-setting 85,000 new cases on Oct. 23 after weeks of steadily rising infections. The Midwest, west, and rural areas are experiencing growing outbreaks, and cold temperatures could help the virus flourish even more. This “third wave” of coronavirus outbreaks is prompting the ...Read more
In any other year, TV audiences in the U.S. would be well into the fall seasons of their favorite primetime series, but the television industry has had to deal with the impact of COVID-19, like so many other businesses. This has meant far fewer new series and seasons hitting the airwaves, with some shows facing delays in production and others ...Read more
In 2001, an African American man was granted the right to sue his employer in federal court after the worker discovered what what appeared to be a noose hanging outside his office. The lawsuit is one of thousands pertaining to employment discrimination due to sexism, racism, employees’ drug addiction or religious practices, and more.
Combining two timeless traditions, Stacker has compiled a list of real “Jeopardy!” clues about horror movies. Anyone who’s seen the popular game show knows the drill: the question takes the form of an answer, and the answer takes the form of a question. A tad gimmicky perhaps, but it’s kept this machine running in daily syndication for ...Read more
Health officials are worried that the 2020–2021 flu season could couple with rising COVID-19 cases to create a “twindemic.” If cases of the two respiratory diseases spike at the same time, hospitals may become overloaded with patients, and deaths may increase as a result.
The flu season in the United States lasts from October to May, ...Read more
Although its mandate was established in the United States Constitution, the first assembly of the Supreme Court of the United States of America didn't take place until 1790. More than two-and-a-quarter centuries later, neither of the other two branches of government bears as close a resemblance to its original form than America's highest court....Read more
Ever wonder why we are fascinated with zombie movies, where crowds of flesh-eating corpses come back to haunt the living? According to Stanford literary scholar Angela Becerra Vidergar, the idea that we as people can survive seemingly bleak situations against all odds is an appealing one.
“Even if as a society we have lost a lot of our ...Read more
The best movies create worlds with seemingly effortless magic. When a movie works, the audience doesn’t notice the elements that construct a coherent sense of time and space. They’re not thinking about lighting, camera movements, or the set, because they’re immersed in the onscreen world. Continuity is invisible. A character opens a door,...Read more
The clamor of politics and looming elections have many Americans looking at the country in hues of red and blue, so Stacker decided to find the reddest, most solidly Republican congressional districts in the county.
Far and away, most are rural and agricultural, growing the country's supplies of wheat, corn, and peanuts, grazing herds of ...Read more
The United States is home to 435 congressional districts, areas from which members are elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. These are the elected officials who hold seats in Congress to represent the residents of their home districts. Representatives of Congress are elected to two-year terms, and their responsibilities include ...Read more
A big state school with a roaring football stadium and packed lecture halls is not the ideal college experience for everyone. Many degree-seekers prefer the intimate atmosphere of classrooms with less than 10 students, where professors are known by their first names, and there’s no long wait for office hours. Such tiny colleges are prevalent ...Read more
Readers who grew up in the 1980s will score well in this quiz. Stacker dug into the "Jeopardy!" Archive to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the 1980s, a decade defined by big hair, the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, MTV, AIDS, the election and assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, the Space Shuttle Challenger ...Read more
Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic have forced many people to rethink their living situation. Small apartments have stopped being cozy and are feeling more like claustrophobic places to quarantine for months on end,driving some 22% of U.S. adultsto relocate, or at least know someone else who has, according to the Pew Research Center.
You may not realize how much your car is being scoped out by potential thieves. Is your car aging, parked on a high-traffic street, and in good shape? You could be driving one of the most commonly stolen cars in America, from perennial favorite family sedans to iconic trucks and SUVs.
In 2020, most newer cars have pretty robust security ...Read more
The Republican Party has held the United States Senate ever since its blowout wins in the 2014 midterm elections. However, the political landscape is looking quite different in the year 2020—with a brutal pandemic in the coronavirus, civil unrest spurred by racial inequality and police violence, contentious Supreme Court hearings, and an ...Read more
When there are so many injustices in society, many ordinary citizens organize and mobilize to fight for change. This can take on the forms of petitions and donations, but many take direct action in the streets, marching, protesting, giving speeches, and spreading the word to others. In the past several decades, entertainers and other types ...Read more