10- Cat videos. Come on people, give it up. They’re cats.
9- Any story about a lead codex.
8- Advertisements for books written by filmmakers turned archaeologists.
7- Any account of the discovery of Noah’s ark.
6- Cat pictures with catchy yet clever subtitles or captions.
5- The Huffington Post.
4- ‘How to’ videos about cleaning your fish tank on YouTube.
3- JSTOR’s offensive paywall.
2- Justin Bieber sightings.
And the dumbest thing on the internet?
1- Top Ten Lists (of anything). Nothing offends the senses of the sensible more than the top ten (or 15 or whatever) list. May all such lists perish from the face of the earth and their perpetrators spend eternity being consumed by Satan and expelled through his excrement-passageway only to be consumed again and expelled again in an endless eternal cycle of misery. Amen. So let it be written, so let it be done.