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Top 20 Most Beautiful Winter Towns

Naarden

By Boogie

Posted 15 Dec 2014 7:04 pm

Almost all cities and natural landscapes look better in winter, when covered in snow. There are some places, however, which turn into something really special during the cold season, whether it’s thanks to the charming local architecture or the breathtaking surroundings – or both! The following is a list of some of the world’s most beautiful winter towns: 20. Ljubljana, Slovenia The capital of Slovenia is one of the least famous among Europe’s important cities – which is quite a shame. Sitting at the heart of a country well regarded by wintersport enthusiasts, Ljubljana is a charming place and greatREAD MORE »

Top 15 Best Ski Resorts in the World

Vail

By Boogie

Posted 4 Dec 2014 9:36 pm

Winter is here, so it’s time to dust off your skiing gear and start planning this year’s mountain vacation. Out of ideas on where to go? Maybe this will help! 15. Alyeska, Alaska Alaska has the rugged landscapes and the snow to be a great destination for ski lovers, unfortunately it is its inaccessibility which has stymied its development in this regard. It seems, however, that the Land of the Midnight sun has drawn all of potential and poured it into the great resort of Alyeska, 40 miles south of Anchorage. Its best features are closely related to its specialREAD MORE »

Top 15 Most Expensive Foods in the World

The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittat

By Boogie

Posted 2 Dec 2014 2:52 am

Fair warning: this is not an article you want to read when you’re hungry! 15. Black Ivory Coffee – $70 Though technically not exactly a food, coffee is such an important source of nourishment for so many people that we had to include the world’s most expensive blend. Plus, the way it is made is really interesting. See, the reason it’s called Black Ivory coffee is because it is made by passing the Arabica coffee beans (sourced from northern Thailand) through the stomach of the elephants, which digest them (adding the remarkable flavor), and then, umm, excrete the result.  READ MORE »

10 Countries Where You Could Probably Buy a Castle

Thurland Castle

By Boogie

Posted 25 Nov 2014 1:26 am

We usually think of castles as inaccessible places which you could probably see only as a visitor if one had been converted into a museum. But it turns out Europe (and, to a lesser extent, a few other parts of the world) is filled with countless palaces, villas, and old manors. They were built and used to be inhabited by the aristocracy of olden days, but now many of them are available on the market just like any mansion completed in the past few years. Provided you have the funds, here are some of the countries you could go toREAD MORE »

Top 10 Richest Inventors in History

Thomas Edison

By Boogie

Posted 18 Nov 2014 1:16 am

Though generals, politicians, and even artists usually most of the attention, it’s the scientists and inventors who actually change history and make the world a better place. Sometimes this pays off for the innovators as well. 10. Thomas Alva Edison – Estimated Net Worth Today: $200 Million Probably one of the greatest inventors of all time, especially in terms of turning his technical acumen into a very successful commercial endeavor, Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) held no fewer than 1093 US patents and created a number of successful businesses, including General Electric, which today one of the largest companies in theREAD MORE »

Top 10 Priceless Lost Treasures

Amber Room

By Boogie

Posted 12 Nov 2014 6:04 pm

Throughout history, people have created countless magnificent artifacts and amassed huge treasures. But as we all know, nothing lasts forever – beautiful and precious things especially are quite susceptible to decay and destruction, and are also more likely to catch the eye of robbers and looters. The following are some of the most notable of the world’s lost treasures, some of them gone forever, others simply “misplaced” and whose discovery would make someone instantly rich: 10. Barber Dimes Normally, you wouldn’t think a stash of 10-cent coins would be of much value. But what if those coins were worth aREAD MORE »

Top 10 Richest Cities in the World

London

By Boogie

Posted 6 Nov 2014 5:14 pm

There are many reasons a city could be home to a large number of very wealthy people. The place could be a great economic and financial center, or it could be so beautiful or culturally significant that people to whom money is no object are especially attracted to it. And a friendly tax code certainly doesn’t do any harm either! And a lot of the times, it’s a combination of two or more of these reasons. As an indication of how “wealthy” a city is, we’ve taken into account the “millionaire density”, or the percentage of its inhabitants who areREAD MORE »

Top 10 Outrageously Expensive Halloween Costumes

Iron Man

By Boogie

Posted 30 Oct 2014 11:23 pm

Most people (grown-ups, at least) use Halloween as an excuse to dress up into something silly and maybe wear some make-up on a night out. Other people take things really seriously – we’re talking spending thousands of dollars on a costume they won’t use for at least another year (or until the next Comic Con). Here’s a list of some of the most expensive outfits on offer this year: 10. Elvis Presley Aloha Costume – $1,365 The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was famous for his crazy outfits, especially in the final years of his career. And none of themREAD MORE »

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