Can you name Newton's three laws of motions? The four horsemen of the Apocalypse? The five pillars of Islam? The six wives of Henry VIII? The seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor? The eight beatitudes? The ten plagues of Egypt? This is a packed compendium of culturally significant lists from the fields of mythology, religion, history, literature, science, art and music. Witty and thoughtful essays accompany each list, making the book both an invaluable reference and highly entertaining read.