Whatever floats your boat...
No kidding. That was one of those teaser stories that popped up when I closed my Yahoo email tonight. They must use templates for those stories and just plug in the variables:
[Number here] ways you can [insert something desirable here].
[Number here] shocking facts you never knew about [insert name of celebrity, disease, a sexual practice, or your favorite food].
[Number here] things you should NEVER do if [you have a social life, a job, money, or if you eat things].
But I'm positive the most effective sure-fire grabbers are always:
[Number here] [specify dog breed or cat or other animal] you MUST [insert "see to believe" "that will make you laugh" "that will make you cry" "that will amaze you" or, yes, "that you need in your life"]
So. Did I click?
*hangs head in dejection*
Yes. I did. It was research for a future blog: "Seventeen ways to waste the precious minutes that are dripping through the hour glass of your finite life."