You can feel the tension in the air: the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 is about to start! The 24 best national football teams from Europe will be competing from June 10 to July 10 in France. Almost all the usual suspects will be participating: Germany, England, France and Spain will all try their best to win this prestigious championship!
Air travel these days is available for almost everyone. On a yearly basis many millions of people enjoy the speed and ease of travelling by plane. Fares usually aren’t too steep and the journey is pretty comfortable. Of course there’s always room for improvements: delays, security checks and luggage restrictions to name just a few. But that’s for another time.
Despite a 6 percent drop the most valuable retail brand in the world remains Walmart. Walmart’s brand value is estimated to be 132 billion dollar, which equals the total value of the 20 most valuable retail brands in Europe.
Bauxite is the world’s primary source of aluminium. Almost all metallic aluminium is produced from the ore bauxite. Bauxite occurs as a weathering product of low iron and silica bedrock in the tropics. So where can we find the most important countries by bauxite production?
Last month, FIFA announced “We Are One” to be the official song for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The song will be performed by Claudia Leitte, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. So will the song enter our top 10 list of greatest soccer songs? Here are our favorites!
Rice (Oryza Sativa) is the most widely consumed type of food in Asia. After corn, it is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production. But what are the most important countries by rice production? Here’s a top 10 rice producing countries!
This year is another great year for soccer fans as the World Cup will take place in Brazil. But before the best players will represent their country, they’ve got to finish several other competitions, like the Champions League. The best soccer players often play for the largest soccer clubs by revenue.
People use to travel a lot, be it for business or for relaxing purposes. But we need to sleep too and that’s where hotels come in. The following list is not about quality, but about quantity. About hotels by number of rooms.
Where would Heinz be without the tomato? Tomatoes are among the most popular vegetables in the world. The tomato originated in Mexico and was planted almost everywhere after the Spanish took the tomato to Europe and the Philippines. Nowadays, Mexico is listed 11th on the list of countries by tomato production.
The food, the wine, the life. Italy is – not surprisingly – one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Venice, Roma, Piemonte, Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily. Italy’s cities and regions are just as versatile as the famous Italian singers. Moreover, it’s all about love.
The World Health Organization estimates that there are 140 million alcoholics worldwide. Ironically, this number equals the size of the population of Russia. But compared to other countries the alcohol death rate in Russia isn’t as shocking as many people would expect. Russia is placed 35th on the list of countries by alcohol death rate.
“I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride.” These words are said thousands of times every day, all over the world. But when the honeymoon is over, things will soon get back to the ordinary life. Even to the richest people on the world. Here’s a top 10 most expensive divorces ever!
Most sports nowadays are televised, reaching an worldwide audience of billions of people. Watching the finals together with friends is great, but actually being there as it happens is priceless. Feel the energy of 100,000 fans, hear the ref’s whistle, see your favorite players in the biggest stadiums in the world.
Without any doubt, the number one alcoholic beverage in the world is beer. Ancient civilizations already appreciated the beverage, and more specific, its effects. Medieval monks knew everything about beer production. Today, beer is consumed and produced in almost any country in the world. So which are the top 10 beer producing countries by volume?
Climbing mountains isn’t something for the fainthearted. It’s quite dangerous even for experienced climbers. But for many people reaching the summit of a notable peak by foot is a number one goal in life. These mountaineers might be interested in climbing the highest mountains in Antarctica. This is as cool as it can get.
Few people will think of chocolate when they hear Theobroma Cacao. Yet, this is the tree that produces seeds for the production of one of the most popular flavours in the world: chocolate. The cocoa tree grows within 20° south and 20° north of the equator. So what are the most important cocoa producing countries?
Agriculture is as old as mankind. There is evidence of the cultivation of figs in the Jordan Valley 11,000 years ago. During the same period the Chinese started to cultivate rice. Nowadays, agriculture is characterized by increased productivity, the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It’s also the era of the largest seed companies of the world!
The current world population will increase by 1 billion in the next 12 years, according to a study conducted by the United Nations. A total of a projected 8,2 billion people will inhabit the world by 2025. The majority of the world population will live in a city. So what are the fastest growing cities?
Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber in clothing today. It’s been cultivated in both the Old and the New World for thousands of years. Mexico, India, Pakistan (Indus Valley Civilization), China all were and still are notable cotton producing countries.
Clay, wood, stone, metal and nowadays plastics are all used by artists to create fascinating sculptures. Many ancient sculptures that survived time are now offering a rich insight in the religious and political life of the Greek, Roman, Indian and Chinese civilizations, as well as others. Some of these creations belong to the most expensive sculptures.
Modern cities that thrive economically well are all confronted with a big problem: limited space. That’s why the prices of the available land to build on rise and rise. In order to use the space as efficient as possible, skyscrapers are built. So how many skyscrapers can you spot in the following cities? Here’s a top 10 cities by number of skyscrapers.
Water. We can’t do without it. It covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. The human body contains from 55% to 78% water. It’s suggested to drink around 6 glasses of water a day, around 2 liters. But water is also an important generator of energy. So what are the largest water reservoirs by volume?
Scotch. Pure, on the rocks or mixed with soda. Scotch whisky brands are famous over the world and are stored on the shelves of almost any bar in the world. We’ve all probably had our share of whisky, but what are the biggest brands in terms of cases?
Despite the world’s biggest fraud in sports, the Tour de France remains one of the most epic sport events of the year. Many riders are trying to reach Paris in the hope that they can finish in the yellow jersey. Typically the oldest riders won’t win le Grande Boucle, but experience is of high importance during this sports classic.
Nothing is more relaxing than driving around for fun. Just a bit of cruising through some beautiful places surrounded by spectacular landmarks. In many countries though this kind of relaxing may be bad for your wallet. As the global demand for oil rises, the prices at the pump are increasing as well. Check these countries by gasoline prices!