Top 10 largest airlines in the world (2013)

people & business

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.

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Top 10 rice producing countries

food & drinks

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!

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Top 10 countries by tomato production

food & drinks

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.

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Top 10 famous Italian singers

history & culture

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.

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Top 10 countries by alcohol death rate

history & culture

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.

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Top 10 most expensive divorces

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“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!

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Top 10 biggest stadiums in the world

sports & entertainment

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.

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Top 10 countries by beer production

food & drinks

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?

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Top 10 highest mountains in Antarctica

nature & geography

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.

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Top 10 cocoa producing countries

food & drinks

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?

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Top 10 largest seed companies in the world

people & business

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!

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Top 10 most expensive sculptures

history & culture

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.

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Top 10 cities by number of skyscrapers

people & business

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.

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Top 10 largest water reservoirs

nature & geography

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?

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Top 10 countries by gasoline prices

people & business

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!

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