Top 10 Wonders of The World

There is the list of top 10 wonders of the world which are the masterpiece of the skill and handwork of the people of that era. Today we become astonished to see these wonders, that in so remote ages without any modern technology and machine, how so great construction were made. You can also visit the 10 Wonders of the Ancient World.

10. Roman Baths

The famous Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in Somerset. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. It’s a reconstruction of the previously destroyed baths. It was destroyed in the 6th century, reconstruction of the baths occurred over time with the last additions being done in the late 1800s.

The Baths are a major tourist attraction of modern world. They receive more than one million visitors a year. It was featured on the 2005 TV program Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of the West Country. Visitors can see the Baths and Museum but cannot enter the water.

9. Leaning Tower of Pisa

This tower was build first in Pisa, a city of Italy in August 14, 1173. It is known due to its inclinations towards right side. Till now it is stable and nothing happened to it instead of its tilt.

8. Colosseum

The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. This is one of the greatest architecture ever built in the history of Rome. The Colosseum was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and is the largest amphitheater to have ever been built in the Roman Empire. It is a circular structure that occupies a site east of the Roman Forum. This Amphitheater was built to organize gladiator contests, dramas and games like hunting animals, constructing mock sea battle and the public could also view it in the open, and cheer their favorites.

7. Chichen Itza

It was founded by the Maya civilization in 400 AD and it is located in the north central, north of Yucatan Peninsula now called Mexico. Chichen has a history that is 1500 years old and is located 75 miles from Merida. It is said to have been the main regional point for different ceremonies. During the earlier days & time, it was governed by priests. Chichen means “At the mouth of the well of Itza”. The word Chi stands for ‘mouth’, Chen for ‘well’ and Itza for ‘the Itza tribe’. The main belief is that people were thrown from the top as a sacrifice to make their god happy and the ones who could survive were the ones who were believed to be seers.

6. Hagia Sophia

The masterpiece of construction, Hagia Sophia is a former Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is currently the second-most visited museum in Turkey, attracting almost 3.3 million visitors annually.

From its initial conversion until the construction of the nearby Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul) in 1616, it was the principal mosque of Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia served as inspiration for many other Ottoman mosques, such as the Blue Mosque, the Şehzade Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque and the Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque

5. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the pre Columbian, Inca empire site that is located almost 8,000 feet above the sea level. The site is located on a mountain ridge above the valley of Urubamba in Peru. The city is also called the “lost city of Incas”. Machu Picchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. It was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as a belated result of the Spanish Conquest.

Machu Picchu was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

4. Taj Mahal of Agra

It was constructed by famous Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is regarded as the best example of Mughal architecture and is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India”. It is one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts more than 3 million visitors a year. In 2007 it was declared one of the top 10 Wonders of the World.

3. Cristo Redentor Statue

It is largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

2. Petra

It is an archeological city of Jorden that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Established during 312 BCE as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan. It lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

Petra was named amongst the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. It is Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction and one of the “Places to See Before You Die”.

1. The Great Wall of China

Considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China was constructed 7th century BC. It is a series of fortification built to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

The 10 Most Beautiful Women of 2016

Who are the world’s top 10 most beautiful women of 2016. So here’s our list, the best ever. It’s restricted to women who’ve achieved a fair level of celebrity, based on the strongest, intelligent, desirable, popular, attractive, hot and most successful women of 2016. But lists do have a way of inspiring debate, so let us know what you think of our top ten and hey, go ahead and make your own in the comments section below! Have a look! and vote the Most Beautiful Woman of 2016.

10. Pia Wurtzbach

The Miss Universe 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, once professionally known as Pia Romero, comes at number ten in the list. She is an actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2015 after becoming Miss Universe Philippines 2015 at the Binibining Pilipinas 2015 pageant on March 15, 2015.

9. Emilia Clarke

Friendly and fierce, Kid sister and killer, Movie star and girl next door – The gorgeous Emilia Clarke has wonderslist’s list of “The 10 Most Beautiful Women of 2016” at ninth place. She’s twenty-eight now, one of the stars of Game of Thrones, the mother not just of dragons but of John Connor in the latest movie Terminator Genisys, and Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

8. Adriana Lima

The Brazilian brunette, “Supermodel of the World” is best known for being one of the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s. Her beauty has been recognized, regularly finding herself in the top 10 of the world’s hottest women by Maxim’s Hot 100. She’s currently the second highest paid model with earnings of $9 million, according to Forbes.

7. Priyanka Chopra

The former Miss World, once again make it amongst the most beautiful women of the world. Chopra has been voted as the ‘Sexiest Asian Woman‘ for the year 2015 by a London-based weekly, Eastern Eye. She is a sensational performer in the Bollywood and has won many awards. She’s and one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Last year, she began starring as Alex Parrish on the ABC drama Quantico, becoming the first South Asian woman to headline an American network series.

6. Amber Heard

The young, hot American actress Amber Heard has often appears in magazines’ Most Beautiful and Sexiest lists. She got her first ground-breaking role in the 2007 television show Hidden Palms. However, her breakthrough came with roles in Never Back Down and Pineapple Express in 2008. Recently she appeared in films 3 Days to Kill, Magic Mike XXL and The Danish Girl. It is reported that Heard is in talks to play Mera, Aquaman’s Atlantean Queen, in the upcoming 2018 film, Aquaman.

5. Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott cites Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston as major influences on her style of singing. The famous pop star hold fifth position in the list of “The 10 Most Beautiful Women of 2016”. She has given some super-hit songs like Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) and ‘Boys and Girls’ that gained this London girl enough fame in the year 2009. Her top six albums made to the list of top 10 and her first 3 albums recahed three shart topping singles.

4. Deepika Padukone

The highest-paid Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone hold the fourth position in the list of 10 most beautiful women of 2016. She has been considered a sex symbol and style icon in India, and ranks high on various listings of the India’s most beautiful women.She looks beautiful always. She’s cited by her figure, height, smile, and eyes as her distinctive physical features, which always makes her stand out of all the beauty queens of Bollywood and Hollywood too.

3. Nana Im Jin-Ah

Im Jin-ah, known by her stage name Nana, a former member of the K-pop girl band After School, has wonderslist’s “Most Beautiful Women of 2016” at third place. She was ranked Number 1 on the Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2014 and again in 2015. In February 2016 it was confirmed that Nana would be joining the cast of the fourth season of the female special of Real Men (TV series).

2. Liza Soberano

Filipino-American actress and model Liza Soberano comes at number 2 in the list of 10 Most Beautiful girls of 2016 with the most beautiful faces in the world. She started in a range of television series and films, including Wansapanataym, Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo, She’s the One, Must Be… Love, Got to Believe, Forevermore, Just The Way You Are and Everyday I Love You. Currently, she’s starring opposite Enrique Gil in the romantic comedy television series Dolce Amore.

1. Selena Gomez

The former Disney starlet, Selena Gomez, hold the top position in the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Girls of 2016’ list! She has blossomed into an extremely stunning young woman. She used to be a cute and innocent, now she’s the perfect combo of beautiful and sexy. Selena just exudes a confidence and a natural sense of poise that make her in the ranking.

Top 10 Beautifully Crowned Birds

An imperial mark of honour, a royal symbol of power or as a fashion accessory; crowns have been accessorized by the mankind since ancient times. However, there exist many distinct creatures, apart from humans, who possess exceptionally beautiful nature-gifted crowns (or crests) on their heads. Listed below are some birdies boasting their elegant crowns with pride. Have a look at these ten beautifully crowned birds.

1. Great Blue Turaco

Turquoise blue, black and yellow body plumage with a bright yellow and red tipped beak, and a blue-black raised crest. The Great Blue Turaco is an attractive and colorful bird found in equatorial Western Africa. It is the largest of all Turacos; can grow up to 76 cm in length. It is actively hunted for meat and feathers. The blue and yellow tail feathers are prized for making good luck talismans. It is also called as Kolonvo.

2. Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

A lovely white bird adorned with an expressive yellow crest. The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is popularly demanded as a pet. Conversely, it is considered and even killed as a pest in some parts of Australia where it can be locally very numerous. These birds are innately curious and intelligent. A cockatoo named Snowball was noted to be the first non-human animal capable of synchronising movements to musical beats.

3. Crested Partridge

The Crested Partridge is a tropical bird found throughout the rainforests of Southeast Asia. It is a round, short tailed bird featuring sexual dimorphism. The male has a dark metallic green body and a tall, fluffy red pouf, whereas the female counterpart has a pea green body with no crest. This ground bird flies a short distance when necessary. It falls under the category of Near Threatened Species.

4. Kagu

The Kagu is an unusual bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. Its appearance has made it famous as ‘the ghost of the forest’ amongst the locals. Its unique nasal corns are a feature shared by no other bird. It is a flightless bird with a bluish grey plumage and a long crest. It was fashionable to pet Kagus before 1977, when a campaign was led against the practice for their conservation. The evolutionary history of this particular bird is still something of a mystery.

5. African Crane

Also popular as the Grey Crowned Crane, this endangered species of bird is most found in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. It has a grey body plumage and a crown of stiff golden feathers. This and the closely related species, the Black Crowned Crane, are the only cranes that live on trees. It is the national bird of Uganda.

6. Hoopoe

The Hoopoe is an exotic bird ranging throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. It has a pinkish brown body with bold black and white stripes and a feathered crown with black tips. Its lengthy, slightly bent beak is an important tool which helps it dig into the ground to find insects. It is the national bird of Israel.

7. Royal Flycatcher

The most notable feature of the Royal Flycatcher is its long ornate crest, which is red to orange, with black and blue spotting. It is seen displayed rarely, except after mating, in courtship, while preening and being handled. The bird has a long tail and bill and plumage is mostly brown. It inhabits the lower levels of humid evergreen or deciduous forests all over the world.

8. Polish Chicken

The Polish is a European breed of chicken. There are bearded, non-bearded and frizzled varieties. Along with a small v-shaped comb, it has a very large crest of feathers which limits its vision and also hides its earlobes. This can have an effect on its temperament. It is primarily reared as a show bird. The origin of this breed of chicken is still a controversial topic.

9. Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is a ground dwelling bird native to New Guinea. Its name commemorates the British monarch Queen Victoria. The deep blue grey plumage, maroon chest and hot red irises give it a majestic look. However, the most worthy of mentioning is its distinct elegant blue lace like crest with white tips. It happens to be the largest surviving species of pigeon on earth (up to 75cm long).

10. Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

The Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo is often described as the most beautiful of all cockatoos for its unique bright red and yellow crest which wonderfully contrasts the salmon pink and soft textured white plumage.  Also called as the Leadbeater’s Cockatoo or the Pink Cockatoo, this bird is endemic to Australia. The oldest recorded parrot ever is Cookie, a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo who was 82 years and 89 days old when he passed away on 27 August 2016.

9 Strange Animals From Around The World

Nothing makes tourists whip out their cameras faster than seeing an animal on vacation. Whether searching for the big five on an African safari or combing the beach for sea lions in the Galápagos, getting up close and personal with our furry friends is always a highlight.
But what if we told you that lions, tigers, and bears (oh, my) were just scratching the surface? What if we told you that in some parts of the world, there are creatures so odd and rare that many people don’t even know they exist?
Here is a list of some of the strangest animals around the world.

1. Glowing sea turtle

Just last week, divers in the Solomon Islands discovered a glowing sea turtle under the waves. While other animals are known to be bioluminescent, this is the first documented case of a glowing reptile in the wild. According to diver David Gruber, an associate professor of biology at Baruch College, the hawksbill sea turtle’s shell glowed both red and green, but it’s likely that the red came from biofluorescent algae.

2. Pangolin

If an anteater and an armadillo had a baby, it might look something like the pangolin, an odd-looking mammal found throughout parts of Asia and Africa. The pangolin has a long, specially adapted tongue for eating ants and termites and wears a protective keratin shell — it is the only mammal known to have this adaptation. Sadly, its unique characteristics also make it the most trafficked mammal in the world, as it is highly sought-after for its meat and armor. The pangolin is currently listed as a threatened species.

3. Diane’s bare-hearted glass frog

Is it just us, or does this frog look like Kermit? There are many different species of glass frogs, but this little guy is a new discovery — the first in Costa Rica since 1973. While its bright green coloring might grab your attention, the coolest part about this frog is that it is see-through. That’s right — the underside is translucent, providing a stunning view of the amphibian’s internal organs. If you want to see one, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled — these tiny jumpers are less than an inch long. 

4. Axolotl, aka Mexican walking fish

Is it just us, or does this fish look like a Pokemon? The axolotl is a small salamander that can be found in various lakes around Mexico City, although it is currently listed as an endangered species. This amphibian can regenerate limbs, has lidless eyes, and can be black or albino.

5. Sun fish

The sun fish has the distinction of being the heaviest bony fish in the world — with an adult maxing out at 2 tons. This odd-looking creature (it kind of resembles Sloth from The Goonies) is found in temperate and tropical waters around the world and is considered a delicacy in places like Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

6. Saiga antelope

The Saiga antelope can be found around Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan and is easily recognized thanks to its large and flexible nose. In reality, its gigantic schnoz helps to filter out dust and regulate its blood temperature. In May 2015, more than 120,000 Saiga antelope were found dead. Scientists believe they were victims of a suspected epizootic illness that infected the herd.

7. Long-horned orb weaver spider

This is the type of creature that’s cool to see in photos but you never want to see in your home. The long-horned orb weaver spider has eight eyes and long, horn-looking spines protruding from its abdomen. This particular spider can be found in the forests and fields of Asia.

8. Gharial

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill crocodile. This skinny-snouted croc is called a gharial, and it can only be found swimming in the waterways of India. Its long nose is filled with 110 teeth, making it well adapted to catching fish. Scientists estimate that there are only 235 gharials in existence.

9. Red-lipped batfish

You can’t put lipstick on a pig, but apparently you can put it on a fish. The red-lipped batfish is found near the Galápagos Islands and looks like it’s wearing the color Dangerous from MAC makeup. In addition to its bright pucker, the fish has a a horn and casually walks along the ocean floor instead of swimming.

10 Of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

All of us have been on roads at one time or another that scared us. Maybe it was the steep drop-off along the road side, or perhaps it was all those signs warning you that a rockslide was possible at any moment. Perhaps it was a lot of sharp twists and turns, low visibility, a steep grade, or bad weather. Maybe it was just the other drivers who scared you. But it probably got you to wonder—were you driving on one of the world’s most dangerous roads? Or are there others that can make your experiences with challenging driving conditions look feel like a walk in the park?
Let’s go on a virtual drive on the most dangerous roads in the world. All of these roads are dangerous for different reasons. Many of them are quite beautiful and offer some of the most breathtaking views on the planet. But each of them carries a large element of risk, and will test any driver’s abilities, patience, and courage.
10. Stelvio Pass Road Trollstigen, Italy

This road is the second-highest drive you can take in the Alps, following the Col de l’Iseran. It is not the most dangerous road on our list (which is why it only comes in at spot number 10), but it does feature 48 hairpin turns at high altitude. If you lose control at one of these corners, you’ll take quite a tumble.
9. The James Dalton Highway, Alaska

This road is dangerous largely because of its remoteness. Stretching 414 miles between the Arctic Sea oil fields and the nearest markers of civilized life, it offers the only route accessible during the intense Alaskan winters. Add 12% grades to the mix along with the terrible weather, and you have a recipe for scary driving.
8. The Karakoram Highway, Pakistan

This highway runs between China and Pakistan and climbs over top of the Khunjerab Pass at 15,400 feet. The views are incredible, but the road is in really poor shape. Once you get into Pakistan, it isn’t paved at all. The reason for this isn’t laziness. They certainly tried, but flash floods and landslides cost 900 workers their lives in the attempt.
7. Trollstigen, Norway

Trollstigen, which translates to “The Troll Ladder,” is a road in Norway which features eleven hairpin turns and a 9% grade. The road is very narrow in many spots, but despite its drawbacks, it is a very popular drive for tourists. At the top you can walk to an overlook which provides a spectacular view of the Stigfossen waterfall.
6. Patiopoulo-Perdikaki, Greece

This is a dirt road which has been poorly maintained over the years in Greece. It has numerous potholes posing hazards to vehicles, and moreover, there is a steep drop-off to either side. There are no rails and the dirt blends with the sides of the road, so at night time it is particularly hard for drivers to see whether they are on the road or have wandered off of it.
5. Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China

This highway begins at Chengdu of Schuan and winds west to Lhasa of Tibet, traversing 14 mountains on the way. As with most of these roads, the views are amazing, but the ride is terrifying. Landslides and falling rocks are very common along the road, and the narrow switchbacks that cling to the etches of very steep slopes are pretty frightening too.
4. Siberian Road to Yakutsk

Yakutsk is an incredibly cold place. In fact, the city itself is built on concrete piles because there is no way to secure the foundations in the ground, which is permanently frozen.The road is totally unpaved, and during the warmer months, it turns into pure mud. During that time, bored travelers often assault other drivers. There’s even a colloquial name for them, “mud pirates.” Talk about road rage.
3. Luxor-al-Hurghada Road

This is another road to drive on if you feel like getting assaulted by crazy drivers. A lot of drivers keep their lights off at night so as not to advertise their presence. This just adds to the danger. Authorities here ask tourists to drive as part of armed convoys.
2. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

This is certainly a striking road. The village of Guoliang was only accessible in the past by way of a steep staircase which was known as the Sky Ladder. As you might expect from nonprofessional building, it is rather rough and ragged, and takes some unpredictable twists and drops. It is very narrow, making passing dangerous.
1. The Death Road, Bolivia

The North Yungas Road in Bolivia is so well known that it is often called The Death Road. It leads from La Paz to Coroico, and was called the “world’s most dangerous road” in 1995 by the Inter-American Development Bank. The road is very narrow and the drop-off is very far.

10 Most Polluted Cities In The World

While vast advancements in technology and industry have made life much easier, these innovations have also created an ever-growing monster – pollution. With the possible exception of underdeveloped and far-flung areas, almost the entire world is faced with a “dirty” problem.
Nevertheless, there are cities all over the planet that have really outdone themselves when it comes to being polluted. Want to know which metropolises got the highest ranks? Here are the ten most polluted cities in the world:
1. Linfen, China

With approximately 3 million people of its residents affected by the pollution problem, the city of Linfen in China is perhaps the most polluted city in the world. Linfen has been declared by the country’s State Environmental Protection Agency as having the worst air in China.
2. Tianying, China

Situated in the northeastern region of the country, Tianying is a highly industrialized city that, unfortunately, has poor policies and uses nomadic technology.The major culprit behind the pollution problem in this town is lead, along with a number of other heavy metals.
3. Sukinda, India

 As much as 97 percent of India’s chromium supply comes from this city, leading to a 30-million-ton pile of mining waste that literally form mountains.Sukinda’s excessive mining and processing of chrome and a few other heavy metals have landed it on this list of the most polluted cities in the world
4. Vapi, India

As home to a huge portion of the nation’s industries, Vapi is a city whose waters and lands are highly contaminated with harmful chemicals and metals. Its groundwater reportedly contains mercury, the local produce and air also contain heavy metals. Clearly, industrialization has cost the residents of Vapi too dearly.
5. La Oroya, Peru

On the whole, residents of the city have an average lead level that’s 3 times higher than the WHO-established limit. Even if all mining and processing operations were to stop this minute, the soil’s lead content will remain as is for centuries to come. What’s even worse is that there’s not even a plan at the moment to clean all the waste up.
6. Dzerzhinsk, Russia

In the years between 1930 and 1998, over 300,000 tons of chemical wastes were dumped on Dzerzhinsk. When it comes to chemical contamination, this Russian city holds a Guinness Record for being the most polluted city in the world
7. Chernobyl, Ukraine

You probably thought that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings led to the worst radiation fallout known to mankind.The meltdown of the nuclear plant has led to the city being considered as uninhabitable, particularly the 19-mile exclusion zone that surrounds the plant.
8. Norilsk, Russia

This Russian city is where the biggest heavy metal smelting complex in the world is located, and you can probably guess that this is behind the ridiculously high number of city dwellers who die from respiratory illnesses.If you need further proof that Norilsk is a massive wasteland, you only need to look at the 30-mile area around the nickel smelter. You won’t find even just one living tree.
9. Sumgayit, Azerbaijan

The industrial wasteland that is Sumgayit is another victim of the Soviet Union’s neglect and disregard for Mother Earth. Though a lot of the factories are not operating anymore, the pollutants they emitted before they were shut down are still present in the air up to this day. On top of it all, no one is willing to take responsibility for the 120,000 tons of toxic emissions that continue to plague the city.
10. Kabwe, Zambia

Rounding up the ten most polluted cities in the world is Kabwe in Zambia. Ever since the year 1902, when lead deposits were discovered near the city, little attention has been given to how the dangerous metal might affect the Zambians. Lead levels in kids are high enough to be fatal, or at the very least, result to serious health conditions.