nature & geography top 10 lists

Top 10 most expensive islands

nature & geography

Did you ever dream of owning your own island? I bet you have. And if you’ve seen Tom Cruise’s little piece of this earth in the movie Knight And Day, you’ll want one of those too! But can you? Of course you can, provided you bring enough cash to the table. Because these babies don’t come cheap, as you’ll discover in our list of most expensive islands.
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Top 10 world’s driest places

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US is suffering from the worst period of drought since 1956. Everyone will face the consequences as crop yields in many regions are dropping as much as 50%, resulting in higher prices for wheat, corn, fruits et cetera. With an average annual rainfall of 20 – 25 inches in the midwest it’s a certainty that it will rain soon. That’s exactly what’s lacking for the places in our next list: top 10 world’s driest places!
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Top 10 tallest waterfalls

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The good thing about water is that it will always follow the easiest way out. It doesn’t hesitate to fill a reservoir such as a lake. And when it’s filled, it will easily pour over, forming a creek or even a river. Sometimes water is confronted with an almost vertical drop. It doesn’t frighten water. It will just go down, forming one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena: a waterfall. Where can we find the world’s tallest waterfalls? Check our next list!
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Top 10 Europe’s most congested cities

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Most people hate traffic jams. Naturally. You’ll be late for your appointment. If you open the window you’ll be breathing polluted air. You’ve got to stay alert on the cars just ahead of you. Traffic jams are annoying. The advantages however are that you can flirt a lot, that is, if someone is flirtworthy. But you can also take some time for a shave, to send some mails or whatever. TomTom, a company specialized in car navigation, conducted a study to find out where in Europe you’re most likely to get stuck. Here’s the list of Europe’s most congested cities and find how many time you lose!
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Top 10 largest landlocked countries

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A tsunami is one of the worst disasters a society can face. The countries in our next list however don’t have to fear this type of disaster, simply because they’re landlocked. You might call this an advantage, but being landlocked brings in many – economic – disadvantages. Bolivia even declared war to Chile to gain access to the Pacific (1879-1883), but lost and is still landlocked. But what are the largest landlocked countries in square miles (SQ)? Here’s a top 10 list!
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Top 10 best places to swim with sharks

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If you’re looking for something that’ll pump up your adrenalin level and you like to swim in the open waters, then you might be interested in swimming with sharks. Why not? It’s not the safest way to get your blood flowing, but it’s definitily exciting! So don’t be afraid and dive into this blue clear world to take a look at one of nature’s most fascinating creatures. Here’s a list of top 10 places to swim with sharks!
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Top 10 countries with longest coastlines

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Some countries are landlocked. That’s bad luck for local surfers, fishermen and marine officers. In some cases it’s even a reason to declare war to another country (Bolivia vs. Chile). Having direct access to the oceans of the world brings in enormous economic advantages. The majority of the countries of the world though share those profits of having a coastline. So which countries have the longest coastline? Here’s a top 10!
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Top 10 best beaches in Portugal

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Ah, Portugal! There aren’t a lot of European countries where you can still get a serious bang for your, ehm, euro. Despite of (or maybe thanks to) the economic crisis you’ll get a serious lunch and dinner for a reasonable price here. Everyone likes a good chicken piri-piri or a nice fishy cataplana. And the wines! Don’t get us started! Any supermercado will sell you a perfectly balanced Alentejo red for maybe 2 euros. And where better to enjoy those than at a fantastic beach at sunset?

This list hands you the top 10 best beaches in Portugal to wow your girl.

Top ten Portuguese beaches

  1. Santa Maria, the Azores
  2. Porto Santo, Madeira
  3. Salema, Algarve
  4. Tavira, Algarve
  5. Praia da Rocha, Algarve
  6. Santo Andre, Alentejo
  7. Praia da Caparica, Lisbon
  8. Estoril and Cascais, Lisbon
  9. Praia Adraga and Baleal, Costa de Prata
  10. Vila Praia da Ancora, Costa Verde

Source: The Independent

Top 10 oldest trees of the world

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Throughout history trees have played a very important role for the human race. Referred to as ‘the lungs of the earth’ the combined forests of the earth (most notably the Amazon jungle) provide uys with fresh air. Moreover, trees grow very old, spending their life at one place. Pretty relaxed, in a way. So what are the oldest trees on earth? The next top 10 list of oldest trees is all about those mighty old giants that wake over their little brothers!
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Top 10 world’s smallest independent countries

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What are the benefits of living in a small country? You can take your foreign friend for a walk and show him/her your country in an afternoon. You don’t have to spend much time choosing what to do, since there isn’t much anyway. There are probably many more reasons you can think of after having checked our top 10 list of smallest independent countries
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Top 10 most beautiful beaches

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Living pretty far up north in the northern hemisphere, one could  only long for sipping a cocktail on a tropical beach, where the sun is shining in abundance, where the water is blue and clear, where it’s relaxed and definetely not overcrowded. We’ll keep on dreaming about those beautiful beaches. Check out our next top 10 list of most beautiful beaches!
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Top 10 best places to live in USA

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Enjoy life in suburban America! The next towns are – according to CNN’s Money – the best places to live. The residents have the highest income and the price of an average house is pretty high. And the chance that you’ll be sipping your smoothie next to a resident of fame is fairly high in the places that are mentioned in this new top 10 list!

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Top 10 longest road tunnels

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You can’t enjoy the great view from the mountains over the valleys. You can’t just stop for a beer or a cigarette. You can’t put your gear in reverse. But you can get to the other valley very quick. You just go through the mountain. Don’t think of all the mass that’s above you! Just drive through the world longest road tunnels!
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Top 10 gold producing countries

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Since we’re able to extract it, gold has always had a magic effect on almost everyone. Fort Knox is filled with it. As we live in continuous economic uncertainty, people tend to invest in gold, rather than in valuta or stocks. A marriage is often sealed with a golden wedding band. Our eyes are twinkling just by hearing the word ‘gold’. It’s the only metal that caused a fever. So where should you dig and sif and try your luck? Check our top 10 list of gold producing countries!
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Top 10 biggest cities of Iceland

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Iceland. It’s not just cool. It’s chilling cool. But fortunately, it’s volcanic. So you can find a lot of warm water wells where you can sit and relax with a cool beer in your hand damping in some kind of natural hot tub. And if the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is quiet, there are many airliners that’ll be happy to bring you to Reykjavik, the capital. But there’s so much more fun to find in this marvellous isolated Atlantic island. Why not spending a night in Fjarðabyggð? Just call 470 9000…. Here’s our top 10 of biggest cities in Iceland!

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10 seas that were named after an explorer

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Being the first in a discipline brings a big advantage. You can give it your name! Be it a scientific exploration, a difficult exercise in gymnastics or an opening in a game of chess. The next navigators were granted eternal gratitude in the form of a sea that was named after them, being the first recorded and official explorer.
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Top 10 most dense wood

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The use of wood changed the course of our history.  Wood enabled us to construct the Wonders of the World.  Wood changed our military history. Fine wine ages on wood.  And don’t we just love a nice hardwood floor? This top 10 list is about wood.  About the density of wood (per cubic metre) and its use:

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Top 10 largest earthquakes since 1900

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Living on the edge of a tectonic plate can be quite dangerous. Especially in a subduction zone where a plate is forced under (subducts) another one. This can lead to a megathrust earthquake. In terms of magnitude these are the killer quakes, with a magnitude higher than 8.5.  Here’s our list of largest earthquakes since 1900. In magnitude (M), not in death toll:

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