Monthly Archives: August 2014

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

What are the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World ?

  1. Great Pyramid of Giza – Giza Necropolis – Egypt
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Hillah, Babylon Province – Iraq
  3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Near Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey
  4. Statue of Zeus – Olympia – Greece
  5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Bodrum – Turkey
  6. Colossus of Rhodes – Rhodes – Greece
  7. Lighhouse of Alexandria – Alexandria – Egypt

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World map

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10 Famous Landmarks Around the World

Top 10 Famous Landmarks in the World

  1. Great Wall of China
  2. Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
  4. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
  6. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
  7. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  8. Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
  9. Mount Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan
  10. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Great Wall, China     Taj Mahal

10 Most Famous Paintings of all time

10 Most Famous Paintings in the World

  1. Mona Lisa (1503-1517) —- Leonardo da Vinci (Italy)
  2. The Last Supper (1495-1498) —- Leonardo da Vinci (Italy)
  3. The Creation of Adam (1511) —- Michelangelo (Italy)
  4. Starry Night (1889) —- Vincent van Gogh (Netherlands)
  5. The Scream (1893) —– Edvard Munch (Norway)
  6. The Persistence of Memory (1931) —- Salvador Dali (Spain)
  7. Girl With a Pearl Earring (1665) —- Johannes Vermeer (Netherlands)
  8. The Night Watch (1642) —- Rembrandt van Rijn (Netherlands)
  9. Self-Portrait Without Beard (1889) —- Vincent van Goph (Netherlands)
  10. Guernica (1937) —- Pablo Picasso (Spain)

What is your favorite painting ?

Johannes Vermeer - Girl with a Pearl Earring                 Mona_Lisa_Framed

9 Planets and their Moons

9 Planets and their Moons

How many moons does all 9 planets have ? = 147

  1. Mercury – Moonless
  2. Venus – Moonless
  3. Earth – 1 Moon = The Moon
  4. Mars – 2 Moons =  Phobos and Deimos
  5. Jupiter – 67 Moons – 4 Largest Moons = Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Lo
  6. Saturn – 31 Moons – Most Famous Moon is = Titan
  7. Uranus – 27 Moons – 5 Major Moons = Miranda, Oberon, Ariel, Titania, Umbriel
  8. Neptune – 14 Moons – 2 Known Moons = Triton and Nereid
  9. Pluto – 5 Moons = Charon, Styx, Kerberos, Nix, Hydra

Pluto was discovered as a planet in 1930, and it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006.

9 Planets and their Moons    Solar System

Top 25 Longest Rivers in the World

25 Longest Rivers on Earth

  1. Nile – Africa – 4,132
  2. Amazon – South America – 3,976
  3. Yangtze – China – Asia – 3,917
  4. Mississippi – United States – North America – 3,902
  5. Yenisey Angara Selenga – Russia – Europe/Asia – 3,445
  6. Huang He (Yellow River) – China – Asia – 3,395
  7. Ob-Irtysh – Kazakhstan – Asia – 3,364
  8. Parana – Brazil – South America – 3,030
  9. Congo – Africa – 2,922
  10. Amur-Argun – Russia, China, Mongolia – Asia – 2,763
  11. Lena – Russia – Europe/Asia – 2,736
  12. Mekong – Asia – 2,705
  13. Mackenzie – Canada – North America – 2,637
  14. Niger – Nigeria, Mali, Niger – Africa – 2,611
  15. Murray Darling – Australia – 2,282
  16. Tocantins Araguaia – Brazil – South America – 2,270
  17. Volga – Russia – Europe/Asia – 2,266
  18. Euphrates Shatt al-Arab – Iraq – 2,236
  19. Madeira – Brazil, Bolivia, Peru – South America – 2,100
  20. Purus – Brazil, Peru – South America – 1,195
  21. Yukon – United States, Canada – North America – 1,980
  22. Indus – Pakistan – Asia – 1,976
  23. Sao Francisco – Brazil – South America – 1,976
  24. Syr Darya – Kyrgyzstan – Asia – 1,913
  25. Salween – China, Myanmar – Asia – 1,901

Longest Rivers in the World

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Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents.

  1. Mount Everest – 29,029 ft – Himalaya – Nepal/China – Asia
  2. Aconcagua – 22,838 ft – Andes – Argentina – South America
  3. Mount McKinley – 20,322 ft – Alaska Range – United States – North America
  4. Kilimanjaro – 19,341 ft – Tanzania – Africa
  5. Mount Elbrus 18,510 ft – Caucasus Mountain – Russia – Europe
  6. Mount Vinson – 16,050 ft – Sentinel Range – Antarctica
  7. Puncak Jaya – 16,024 ft – Sudirman Range – Indonesia – Australia

7 Summits