Top-10 Fast Food Chains in the US

food & drinks

Ah, fast food. Can’t live with it but sure as hell can’t live without it. It’s the easy things in life that make us so succesful as a species.

Now, you might be wondering: how much fast food do we stuff down our throats each day? That’s a tough one. A lot, that’s all I’m saying. To illustrate that, just imagine that the top-10 of fast food chains in the US raked up a total of no less than $112bn in sales. That’s 112 with 9 zeroes. That’s 3,733,333 cars at $30,000 each! It is also more than $350 per US citizen per year, spent on fries and burgers. Truly impressive!
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Top 10 most dense metals

nature & geography

We all love metals. You’ll probably have something metallic in your wallet. Or how about the keys to your home. Your car. Your bike. Your kitchen appliances. Kitchen utensils. Your tools. A can of beer in your fridge. Metal is the cornerstone of our life. But it’s heavy. Especially the ones mentioned in the list below.

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Top 10 safest airlines (2017 update)

disasters

Ever since the Wright Brothers took flying to new heights in 1903, commercial flights have been an important part of our transportation needs. For a lot of people, getting on a plane is as convenient as jumping on a bus or taking the train. Fast, efficient and relatively safe, transportation by airplanes is the number one choice for longer distance travels. Relatively safe, because when things go wrong, they usually go really wrong. Not with the airlines in this list though, because Jacdec has deemed them the top 10 safest airlines to fly with in 2017. Here they are:
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Top 10 avocado producing countries (2015)

food & drinks

One of the healthiest fruits is often used as a dip for tortillas. Avocados frequently end up as guacamole. Avocados are rich in potassium, Vitamins B, E and K. Due to a combination of specific aliphatic acetogenins, avocado is even under preliminary research for potential anti-cancer activity. The Aztecs considered the avocado as an aphrodisiac; the word ‘avocado’ comes from a Nahuatl Indian (Aztec) word “ahuácatl” meaning testicle tree.
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Top 10 happiest countries in the world (2017 update)

history & culture

What’s happiness? Most people are happy when they’re in love, don’t have financial issues, feel safe and are able to fulfill their wishes regarding work or study. The problem is that personal happiness is subjective. Some people earn millions of dollars and still commit suicide. Others have the perfect job, but aren’t able to find the love of their life. And it’s even more complicated when you try to understand the concept of happiness on a cultural level. What is it that makes a society a happy one?

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Top 10 most dangerous airlines (2017 update)

disasters

Okay, we’ve seen the top 10 list of safest airlines. And where there are winners, there unfortunately have to be losers. Because we all know that things do sometimes go wrong at 30,000 feet in the air. We don’t want to think about it but the evening news and National Geographic keep reminding us that humans were not born to fly. And yes, there is data to select the world’s most dangerous airline as well. Here’s our top 10 list of most dangerous airlines.
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Top 10 hottest natural peppers

food & drinks

Our next top 10 list is hot. Very, very hot. Many people like their food little spiced. And nature offers a wide range of interesting peppers that spices your food. However, hot is not hot enough for some and that’s why some pepper growers create hybrid peppers that burn your mouth instantly. Wilbur Scoville created the Scoville Scale, a measurement of the spicyness of peppers. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the level of capsaicin in a pepper. Take a beer and have a look at the top 10 of hottest peppers:

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Top 10 largest airlines in the world (2015)

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 countries by uranium reserve (2016 UPDATE)

nature & geography

In 2012 the nuclear power capacity worldwide rose to 372.5 gigawatts. In total 437 nuclear power reactors were operating worldwide in 31 countries. Although some countries like Germany and Japan have said to permanently shut down all reactors, others, such as China, India, Saudi Arabia and Russia will open new nuclear reactors in order to satisfy its energy demand.

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Top 10 countries by alcohol death rate (2014)

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 the worst offender expect. Russia is placed 4th on the list of countries by alcohol death rate.

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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 most expensive divorces

Top 10 Trivia lists

“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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