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The Maya calendar and the end of our world

The Maya calendar and the end of our world

The Maya calendar and the end of our world

There are many voices saying that 21st December 2012 is the day when our world will come to an end. A great cataclysm such as a black whole, a collision with an asteroid, a solar explosion or the reversal of the Earth’ magnetic poles are just few of the disastrous scenarios developed around this mysterious date.

Some theories only suggest that on   21st December the Earth will pass through a spiritual transformation and the world as we know it will come to an end. (more…)

Apocalypse day

Apocalypse day

Apocalypse day

Since the beginning of new millennium superstitious people say that the apocalypse is close. The apocalypse was expected to take place in the New Year’s Eve of 2000 but it didn’t come. Although not everybody believed that the end of the world will come with the new millennium, many thought that chaos will spread around the world as computers crash because of date format. So the 01.01.00 was a very important day with many different meanings and expectations. (more…)

Top ten countries affected by hunger

Top ten countries affected by hunger

Top ten countries affected by hunger

Millions of people worldwide fight the hunger every day. Many countries are affected by poverty and famine for years and the situation is not improving. The top ten countries affected by hunger are:

Somalia – in July United Nation declared famine in Somalia. Is estimated that more than 1.5 million Somalis are affected by hunger and move across the country in search for food and health care. (more…)

Top ten eco-friendly countries

Top ten eco-friendly countries

Top ten eco-friendly countries

Today, the eco-friendly trend is visible all over the world. From simple people to governments, they all want to make the world a better place to live in. The centuries of industrial production put their mark on our environment and created a situation never seen before. Millions of tons of litter can be found floating in oceans or scattered in forests. The greenhouse gas emissions reached incredibly high rates and slowly our planet climax is changing. All these issues brought the attention of the world towards the environmental problems. (more…)

Top ten most expensive paintings

Top ten most expensive paintings

Top ten most expensive paintings

The paintings of famous artists of the 19th and 20th century are now among the most precious paintings. These creations have been sold several times over time and their prices went higher each time. To create this top ten their transaction value was adjusted to the inflation rate so these prices are equivalent to the current purchasing power of US dollar.

The painting No. 5, 1948, by Jackson Pollock is not present in this top ten although it might be the most expensive painting ever. According to a New York Times article the painting was sold in 2006 for $140 million which adjusted to the inflation rates would mean more than $155 million which makes it the #1 most expensive painting. Unfortunately the transaction has not been confirmed to this day leading the painting out of our top ten. (more…)