Monthly Archives: August 2015

What is the Most Prestigious Award in the World ?

Nobel Prize

  • Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in six areas (chemistry, economic science, literature, medicine, peace, and physics).
  • Alfred B. Nobel (1833–1896), the Swedish chemist and engineer who invented dynamite, left $9 million in his will to establish the Nobel Prizes in 1895.

Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel Timeline


Alfred Nobel Award

Nobel Peace Prize Winners

What is the Pulitzer Prize Awarded for ?

  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, online journalism, literature, drama, poetry, photography, and musical composition in the United States.
  • It was established in 1917 by American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), and is administered by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
  • Prizes are awarded annually in 21 categories. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on June 4, 1917 and they are now announced each April. Recipients are chosen by an independent board.
  • The winner is awarded a gold medal.

Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prizes Categories

Joseph Pulitzer Quotes

Joseph Pulitzer Signature

Pulitzer Prizes Gold Medal

Who discovered the Great Barrier Reef ?

Captain James Cook

  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and discovered in 1770 by English explorer and naval officer Captain James Cook (1728-1779).
  • The Great Barrier Reef is a mosaic of 2,900 individual reefs off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia, and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Great Barrier Reef AnimalsCaptain James Cook

James Cook Routes

Great Barrier Reef Map

What Countries Still Have Kings and Queens ?

Monarchies around the WorldQueen Elizabeth II


Country Sovereign Born Acceded
Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej 5 December 1927 9 June 1946
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Antigua & Barbuda
St Kitts & Nevis
Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 6 February 1952
Brunei Sultan Sir Muda Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzadin Waddaulah 15 July 1946 5 October 1967
Oman Sultan Qabus bin Said 18 November 1942 23 July 1970
Denmark Queen Margrethe II 16 April 1940 14 January 1972
Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf 30 April 1946 19 September 1973
Swaziland King Mswati III 19 April 1968 25 April 1986
Japan Emperor Akihito 23 December 1933 7 January 1989
Liechtenstein Prince Hans Adam II 14 February 1945 13 November 1989
Norway King Harald V 21 February 1937 17 January 1991
Lesotho King Letsie III 17 July 1963 7 February 1996
Jordan King Abdullah II 30 January 1962 7 February 1999
Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa 28 January 1950 6 March 1999
Morocco King Mohammed VI 21 August 1963 23 July 1999
Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri 16 April 1955 7 October 2000
Cambodia King Norodom Sihamoni 14 May 1953 14 October 2004
United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi 25 January 1948 3 November 2004
Monaco Prince Albert II 14 March 1958 6 April 2005
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah IV al-Ahmad al-Sabah 16 June 1929 24 January 2006
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk 21 February 1980 15 December 2006
Malaysia Paramount Ruler Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah 28 November 1927 13 December 2011
Tonga King Tupou VI (Tupouto’a Lavaka) 12 July 1959 18 March 2012
Vatican City Pope Francis 17 December 1936 13 March 2013
Netherlands King Willem-Alexander 27 April 1967 30 April 2013
Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani 3 June 1980 25 June 2013
Belgium King Philippe 15 April 1960 21 July 2013
Spain King Felipe VI 30 January 1968 19 June 2014
Saudi Arabia King Salman 31 December 1935 23 January 2015

Kings and Queens] of the WorldRoyalty of the World at Windsor Castle for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee
May 18, 2012

Front row (L-R): HIM the Emperor of Japan, HM the Queen of the Netherlands, HM the Queen of Denmark, HM the King of the Hellenes, HM the King of Romania, HM the Queen of the United Kingdom, HM the King of Bulgarians, HM the Sultan of Brunei, HM the King of Sweden, HM the King of Swaziland, HSH the Prince of Liechtenstein.

Middle row (L-R): HSH the Prince of Monaco, HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, HM the King of Lesotho, HM the King of the Belgians, HM the King of Norway, HH the Emir of Qatar, HM the King of Jordan, HM the King of Bahrain, HM the Yong di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Back row (L-R): HH Prince Nasser Mohamed of Kuwait, HH the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, HRH the Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, HM the King of Tonga, HRH the Crown Prince of Thailand, HRH Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nayaf of Saudi Arabia.

Monarchies in the world

Good Luck in 20 Languages

  1. Arabic – Bit-tawfīq
  2. Chinese Mandarin –  祝你好運  (zhù nǐ háoyùn)
  3. French – Bonne Chance
  4. German – Viel Glück
  5. Greek –  Καλὴ τύχη!  (Kalítíhi)
  6. Hawaiian – Maika’I Pomaika’l
  7. Hebrew – בהצלחה  (Behatslacha)
  8. Hindi – सौभाग्य  (saubhāgya)
  9. Irish Gaelic – Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat
  10. Italian – Buona Fortuna
  11. Japanese – Ganbarou
  12. Korean – 행운을 빌어요  (haeng un eul bil eo yo)
  13. Norwegian – Lykke Til
  14. Portuguese – Boa Sorte
  15. Russian – Удачи!  (Udači !)
  16. Spanish – Buena Suerte
  17. Swahili – Kila la kheri
  18. Swedish – Lycka till
  19. Thai – โชคดี  (Chokh di)
  20. Turkish – Iyi Sanslar

The harder i work, the luckier i get

Good Luck in All Languages

Good Luck