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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…)

Is Osama bin Laden really dead?

Is Osama bin Laden really dead?

Is Osama bin Laden really dead?

On May 1st, the president of the United States made a historical announcement regarding the death of the most wanted terrorist worldwide. US president Barack Obama announced in a live TV conference that Osama bin Laden was killed during a raid conducted by US forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. There were no images with the body of bin Laden made public and the authorities say that Osama bin Laden was buried into the sea in less than 24 hours after his death. (more…)

Top ten most expensive cities

Top ten most expensive cities

Top ten most expensive cities

We all have the impression that we live in a very expensive city, but is it really true? Did you ever wonder which are the most expensive cities to live in? Now you can find the answer to these questions.

It’s not easy to make a top ten most expensive cities because there are many factors to take into consideration, but there some cities that are renowned for how much the everyday life costs.

The most important aspects considered include the average monthly rent in the city, the cost of eating out and the cost of transportation. (more…)

Top ten most democratic countries

Top ten most democratic countries

Top ten most democratic countries

The democracy represents a political system in which all the people of the country have equal control over the national matters through referendum and elected representatives. The history of democracy starts in ancient Greece where Athenian citizens had the right to vote the laws of state in the Assembly.

The democracy has come a long way since that ancient times and now most countries are democratic. Now the most important features of democracy include civil liberties, politic rights, freedom of press and the low level of corruption. These features differentiate the states by the level of democracy implemented. (more…)

The most severe flu pandemics

The most severe flu pandemics

The most severe flu pandemics

Each winter the seasonal influenza, also known as flu, affects millions of people worldwide. The flu is caused by various types of viruses and could be confused with the common cold although the influenza is more severe.

The influenza viruses are transmitted through air or by direct contact with contaminated surfaces. The most common symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, sore throat, severe headache, muscle pains, coughing and fatigue. (more…)