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Top 10 Jaw-Droppingly Amazing Monuments

Guan Yu Statue Yuncheng

By Boogie

Posted 9 Apr 2015 12:05 am

For thousands of years, people have built incredibly impressive edifices for practical purposes, like bridges, homes, or fortifications. A lot of the times, however, the scale and grandeur of these structures had nothing to do with any practical considerations, but rather for symbolic reasons, like honoring a respected figure or a significant event. This desire to invest of huge resources into building essentially “useless” things is one of humanity’s great qualities, and we’ve decided to celebrate that by showing you some of the great monuments built in this fascinating endeavor. 10. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Intended as a memorial toREAD MORE »

Top 10 Richest College Dropouts

Ted Turner

By Boogie

Posted 2 Apr 2015 6:53 pm

Though getting a higher education is still the best thing you could do in order to achieve success, there are some people whose brilliant ideas and entrepreneurial skill were more than enough for them to become some of the wealthiest people on the planet. We’ve put together a list of these gifted visionaries and entrepreneurs, starting with: 10. Ted Turner – $2.2 Billion A legendary name in American media, Ted Turner is mostly known as the founder of CNN – which makes him the “inventor” of the 24-hour news cycle. Initially a Classics major at Brown University, Turner eventually switchedREAD MORE »

Top 10 Most Amazing Official Residences

The White House

By Boogie

Posted 27 Mar 2015 2:05 am

When you become the leader of a nation, you can’t just stay in your old home like before. This happens, of course, for security reasons, but it also serves as certain ceremonial purpose – there’s a certain level of prestige expected for the highest office in the country, after all. A lot of these official residences have become synonymous with the governments of their countries and landmarks in their own right. The following are some of the world’s most famous and imposing of them all: 10. Presidential Office Building, Taipei, Taiwan The Presidential Office Building in Taipei is the officialREAD MORE »

Top 15 Most Expensive Pieces of Jewelry Ever Made

Hope Diamond

By Boogie

Posted 19 Mar 2015 1:08 pm

Thanks to their mesmerizing beauty, but also due to their great rarity, there are gemstones that have been sold for mind-bogglingly high sums of money, making them probably the single most valuable objects on the planet for their size and weight. In fact, one might even argue that the value of some stones is virtually immeasurable. Details below! 15. Briolette Diamond Necklace – $11 Million During May 2013, in Hong Kong, Christie’s presented the biggest briolette diamond ever auctioned. The highlight of the stunning pendant necklace is the huge 75.36-carat diamond, but the piece also includes a marquise-cut purplish pinkREAD MORE »

The 10 Most Exclusive Boutiques Totally Worth Visiting

Ulysse Nardin New York

By Boogie

Posted 12 Mar 2015 11:41 pm

You can’t get an acclaimed fashion designer’s latest collection, the most exquisite jewelry, or the finest timepiece from just anywhere. A lot of the times, the stores selling these high-end products are veritable destinations in of themselves. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of the 10 boutiques which, more than any other such venues, would truly be worth a visit from luxuriously minded individuals. 10. Elizabeth Charles, San Francisco Established in 2002, Elizabeth Charles is a high-end boutique which offers its affluent clientele the best from a multitude of luxurious brands. Located in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights,READ MORE »

Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs in the World

Larry Ellison

By Boogie

Posted 5 Mar 2015 8:44 pm

Being the Chief Executive Officer of a multi-billion dollar corporation is a tough job with a huge amount of responsibility. Tons of money, not to mention thousands of jobs, and sometimes the fate of entire industries are at stake, so you’d expect these people would be compensated accordingly. But just how much does a top CEO earn? Check out the list below to find out! 10. Martine Rothblatt, United Therapeutics United Therapeutics is an American biotech company founded in 1996 by Martine Rothblatt, who has remained the company CEO ever since. Her career is as impressive as they get: initiallyREAD MORE »

From Zero to Hero: Top 10 Inspirational Success Stories

JK Rowling

By Boogie

Posted 25 Feb 2015 7:42 pm

When it comes to achieving great success, it’s rarely a smooth ride. But some people in particular had to face great adversity and succeeded to get to the very top against all the odds. It’s important to always be reminded of these stories and to know that whether you’re at the bottom of the ladder or over the hill, it’s never impossible or too late to achieve greatness. So here are some of the most impressive examples of going from zero to hero in sports, politics, business, and media. 10. Howard Schultz Born to a poor family in Brooklyn, HowardREAD MORE »

Top 15 Most Expensive Space Missions and Programs

International Space Station

By Boogie

Posted 19 Feb 2015 2:09 am

The astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss once quipped that it costs as much to send a probe to Mars as it does to make a movie about sending a probe to Mars. But while the dissatisfaction with the destination for public and private spending is understandable, space science and exploration is pretty expensive, as we are about to see. And it doesn’t do very well at the box office, either. 15. New Horizons, Estimated Cost: $650 Million Launched in January 2006, New Horizons is currently approaching the dwarf planet Pluto. It is expected to reach its initial destination in July 2015, inREAD MORE »

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