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The Ranking: 51 - 100
Clark  Griswold51st
Clark GriswoldPoints: 1086 Last Day: +142

Family Man

Passions: Sledding, lights, holiday cheer

The thing to say: Mona Kalikimaka

Nelson Mandela52nd
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1084 Last Day: -40

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba

Alexander Hamilton53rd
Alexander HamiltonPoints: 1083 Last Day: +44

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Advocated: Assumption of State debts

Outdueled by: Aaron Burr

Peter  Pan54th
Peter PanPoints: 1082 Last Day: +100

Obstinate Man Child

Refused to grow up

Currently CEO Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc.

The Id55th
The IdPoints: 1082 Last Day: +24

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

Saint  Augustine56th
Saint AugustinePoints: 1081 Last Day: +21

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Gian Lorenzo Bernini57th
Gian Lorenzo BerniniPoints: 1081 Last Day: +66

Baroque Sculptor and Architect

Rival: Francesco Borromini

Revolution: Ecstasy of St. Theresa

OsirisPoints: 1081 Last Day: +72

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

The Elephant Man59th
The Elephant ManPoints: 1080 Last Day: +6

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

Jesus Christ60th
Jesus ChristPoints: 1079 Last Day: -9

Our Lord and Savior

Miracles: 12,875 and counting


Charles Darwin61st
Charles DarwinPoints: 1079 Last Day: -25

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

Ernest Hemingway62nd
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1078 Last Day: -44

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

SocratesPoints: 1077 Last Day: +6

Ancient Greek Philosopher

Found guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens

Sentenced to death by drinking Hemlock

Hernando de Soto64th
Hernando de SotoPoints: 1077 Last Day: +4

Spanish Conquistador

First European to the Mississippi River

Like they wouldn't have found that anyway...

BabarPoints: 1075 Last Day: -138

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

BatmanPoints: 1075 Last Day: +123


Secret identity: Bruce Wayne

Whip: Batmobile

Yuri  Gagarin67th
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1075 Last Day: -50

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

Dick  Fosbury68th
Dick FosburyPoints: 1074 Last Day: +74

Renowned Highjumper

Inventor of the Fosbury Flop

1968 Gold Medalist

Stonewall Jackson69th
Stonewall JacksonPoints: 1074 Last Day: +32

Confederate General

Best bud: Robert E. Lee

Killed by: Friendly fire

Millard  Fillmore70th
Millard FillmorePoints: 1073 Last Day: +108

13th U.S. President

Last Whig President

Highlight: The Compromise of 1850

Richard M. Nixon71st
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1073 Last Day: -13

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

Harry Truman72nd
Harry TrumanPoints: 1073 Last Day: +32

33rd U.S. President

"The buck stops here"

Nuclear attacks authorized: 2

Classic Lego Spaceman73rd
Classic Lego SpacemanPoints: 1072 Last Day: -4

Lunar Scout Pilot

Father: Ole Kirk Christiansen

Smile: Eternal

Mr. Toad74th
Mr. ToadPoints: 1071 Last Day: -70

Anthropomorphic Common Toad

Eponymous Adventure: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Residence: Toad Hall

Vasco da Gama75th
Vasco da GamaPoints: 1069 Last Day: +32

Portuguese Navigator

Route chartered: Europe to India

Craft: Sao Gabriel

Captain John Smith76th
Captain John SmithPoints: 1069 Last Day: -15

Founder of Jamestown

Native Seduced: Pocahontas

Portrayed by: Colin Farrel

Marlon Brando77th
Marlon BrandoPoints: 1068 Last Day: -35

20th century's Finest Actor

Popularized: Stanislavski System

Seminal work: The Godfather

TarzanPoints: 1067 Last Day: +86

King of the Jungle

Raised by: Apes

Charisma: Superb

Salvador Dali79th
Salvador DaliPoints: 1066 Last Day: +7


Best known work: The Persistence of Memory

Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

ArchimedesPoints: 1064 Last Day: +39

Greek Mathematician


Notable invention: Archimedes' Screw

Geoffrey  Chaucer81st
Geoffrey ChaucerPoints: 1064 Last Day: +48

The Father of English Literature

Traveled with people of dubious moral character

Hobby: Giving baths to wives

Fyodor Dostoevsky82nd
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1064 Last Day: -116

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

James  Monroe83rd
James MonroePoints: 1064 Last Day: +98

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

Isaac Newton84th
Isaac NewtonPoints: 1064 Last Day: +45

Brilliant Brit

Laws of motion: 3

Locks: Flowing

Christopher Columbus85th
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1063 Last Day: -21

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

Abraham Lincoln86th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1063 Last Day: -60

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

The  Old Man of the Mountain87th
The Old Man of the MountainPoints: 1063 Last Day: +16

Naturally-Chiseled Granite Visage

Location: The Granite State

R.I.P. May 3, 2003

John James Audubon88th
John James AudubonPoints: 1062 Last Day: -18

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

George Washington89th
George WashingtonPoints: 1061 Last Day: -21

1st President of the United States

War inadvertantly started: French & Indian

War inadvertantly won: American Revolution

Ulysses S. Grant90th
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1060 Last Day: -3

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee

Leonardo da Vinci91st
Leonardo da VinciPoints: 1058 Last Day: -35

Renaissance Man

Notable work: Mona Lisa

Cleverly crafted: Shroud of Turin

CaravaggioPoints: 1057 Last Day: -46

Italian Artist circa 1600

Style: Baroque

Masterpiece: The Cardsharps

OdysseusPoints: 1057 Last Day: -70

Greek Champion

Adventure: Epic

Vice: Lotus

VoltairePoints: 1057 Last Day: -27

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

ConfuciusPoints: 1055 Last Day: +5

Chinese Philosopher

Man who eat crackers in bed wake up feeling crummy

Man who run behind bus get exhausted

Lucky  Jim96th
Lucky JimPoints: 1054 Last Day: -39

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

AesopPoints: 1053 Last Day: +2

Fabled Fabler

Animal Allegory Animal

Lost Fable: Acidophylous and the Timid Tapeworm

H.L.  Mencken98th
H.L. MenckenPoints: 1053 Last Day: +19

Journalist, Author, Cynic

"The Sage of Baltimore"

Worthy man of ideas and inspirations

James Polk99th
James PolkPoints: 1053 Last Day: +6

11th U.S. President

Party: Democratic

Campaign slogan: Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!

Spiro  Agnew100th
Spiro AgnewPoints: 1049 Last Day: +68

39th Vice President of the United States

Sneakiest Four Syllables in Washington

High crime and(or) misdemeanor: Tax evasion