|21 percent of the Bhutanese rural households have to walk from one to four hours to the nearest all-season road, and another 21 percent have to spend more than half a day. photo source|
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These are all countries with large areas of low population density. Except for Libya, Oman and Iceland, these are among the poorest countries in the world. Low population density or poverty, or both, are the main reasons for non-existent railway system.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Water villages are settlements that are usually built on the water. Houses often float on the water or are located on stilts and rarely on small islands. This is a list of water villages, which are becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations.
1. Ko Panyi, Thailand
Sunday, February 19, 2012
A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name. In many cases, a surname is a family name. Some surnames are rare, and the others are so common that their population can be measured by millions. This is a list of some of the most common surnames in the world.
1. Li or Lee - More Than 100 Million People
|Sang Lee, Korean-American creationist scholar photo source|
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Small countries have very limited production capacity. Still, these countries have managed to take advantage of some of their natural resources, or some good ideas to participate in international market competition.
1. False Teeth - Liechtenstein
Population: 36 010 inhabitants
Liechtenstein is the world’s leading exporter of false teeth. Schaan, the largest city in Liechtenstein, is the headquarters for Vivadent AG, and manufactures the most false teeth in the world. False teeth are shipped from Schaan to 120 countries throughout the world. Dental products of various kinds form the basis of Liechtenstein's economy.
Friday, February 10, 2012
While the U.S. continues to bask in the warmth of an unusually mild winter, strong winter on the European Continent, has claimed almost 300 lives from Switzerland to Rome as temperatures plumet up to -22 Fahrenheit (-30°C) across Europe. Also, Extremely harsh winter has claimed at least 200 lives in Russia, Poland, Germany, Romania, Serbia... since the beginning of the year.
|A man walks past an ice covered car on the frozen waterside promenade at Lake Geneva in the city Versoix, near Geneva, Switzerland, on early February 5, 2012. (Getty Images / Fabrice Coffrini) Buzzfeed|
Monday, February 6, 2012
It is exhilarating to stand on top of the world admiring the natural beauty of our planet spread beneath us. Bone-chilling ravines, steep cliffs, thundering waterfalls, snow-clad peaks or serene rivers, nature has been very kind to us. You need not be a rock climber or a mountaineer to experience planet Earth in all its glory. We have here, the most amazing viewing platforms that help us do just that. So climb atop one, and take a deep breath as you savor the view.
1. Ørnesvingen Viewing Platform, Norway