King's College London is the official 80th best university in the world at least according to the recent top 500 list. Peruse the top 100 here, this link has been gleefully hijacked from Goosania.
Also in blogland is Clifford Johnson's attempt to follow where the BBC lead by finding the top 5 greatest physics papers ever written as decided by the readers of Cosmic Variance. I've taken up the challenge and nominated my favourite(s), I'm really hoping I can get fifth place on the list for Kaluza's 1921 paper where he discovered the fifth dimension :) But I suspect a campaign for Kaluza enacted solely by me may not cut the mustard but we'll see... also there have been no string/supergravity papers so far, which ought to be rectified.
There are other lists on the web, but one of the most curiously titled is Forbes list of the best places to die. Perhaps also of interest are the top 200 sci-fi novels (there are plenty of lists like this though, such as this one), Physicsweb's readers' top 20 equations, and there's "The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord".
Kenneth Wilson, RIP
4 hours ago