Archive for January, 2011

Top ten youngest U.S. presidents

Top ten youngest U.S. presidents

Top ten youngest U.S. presidents

When Barack Obama was invested as the 44th United States president in January 2009, many thought he is the second youngest president in the entire United States history. Well they were wrong, but not by far.

Obama was 47 years and 169 days the day he became president, and despite his young age, he is the fifth youngest president of United States.

The youngest U.S. president was Theodore Roosevelt, born in 1858 and invested as president in September 1901.  He was only 42 years and 322 days old at that point and served in office eight years, until March 1909. (more…)

How to control your cholesterol

How to control your cholesterol

How to control your cholesterol

The cholesterol has been for the past few years one of the top subjects debated in medical TV programs, magazines and online articles. The interest showed for this subject is entitled because a high level of cholesterol indicates a serious health problem and could be life threatening.

Unlike the general impression, cholesterol is not really a fat. The cholesterol is an essential steroid that can be found in the cell membranes. Its main function is to create membrane permeability and fluidity, also contributing to the synthesis of bile acid, hormones and different vitamins. (more…)

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

The circus has a very long history, going back to the Ancient Rome. Since the first circus ever recorded, named “Circus Maximus”, the circus enchanted generation after generation with extraordinary performances.

At first the circus was an exhibition of horses with chariot races, equestrian shows, staged battles, jugglers and acrobats. Nowadays the circus is much more than that and it’s more like an art. Currently the most famous and representative circus around the world is Cirque du Soleil. (more…)

Zimbabwe, the state of hyperinflation

Zimbabwe, the state of hyperinflation

Zimbabwe, the state of hyperinflation

Located in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a state famous for its economic problems. After a very good economic period during the 1980s and 1990s when Zimbabwe recorded strong economic growth each year, the country’s economic situation turned bad during the Congolese war.

The implication in the Congolese war between 1998 and 2002 had huge implications upon the Zimbabwean economy. The financial resources of the country were drained by the war and the country started to fall apart. (more…)

Indonesia, the tropical paradise

Indonesia, the tropical paradise

Indonesia, the tropical paradise

Located between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, and consisting in more than 17,500 islands, Indonesia is the largest archipelagic state in the World. With more than 238 million people, Indonesia is the fourth country in the world as population size.

With so many islands and a very diverse culture, Indonesia has many extraordinary touristic attractions that range from tiny islands with sunny beaches to cities that are known as architectural wonders. (more…)