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Many large cities have grown so much that they have absorbed nearby settlements and literally merged into agglomerations. The question arose: what defines a city? Scientists devised a simple solution, writes the authoritative source demographia.com, using nighttime satellite imagery to determine the boundaries of urban agglomerations based on continuous light. This method allows identifying which […]

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Top 10 largest stadiums in the world

Stadiums are not only venues for sports arenas but also magnificent works of art, creations of engineers and architects. Often, they become the main attractions of a city or country. Who are today’s successors to the Colosseum? And how many people can attend the competitions? 1 May Day Stadium, 150,000 It is located in the […]

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Top 10 Great Mayan Pyramids

Pyramids are the hallmark of Mayan culture, one of the greatest civilizations at the beginning of the new era. Pyramids served as religious structures where various rituals were conducted. By the time Europeans arrived, the civilization had declined. However, the Mayan pyramids built before 1000 AD continue to awe even today. It seems that such […]

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Top 10 largest jellyfish in the world

The underwater world is full of mysteries and secrets, and one of the most enigmatic creatures is the jellyfish. Their bodies are made up of over 90% water, and they inhabit salty seas and oceans. With their semi-transparent bodies, they almost seem to dissolve in water. However, jellyfish can pose serious threats to humans despite […]

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Top 10 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

People usually look for the most cost-effective, i.e., inexpensive, places to stay. However, there are opposite opinions as well. Some suites can significantly impact even the wealthiest wallets. Here’s a look at the costs of a night in the royal suite and what makes these rates so substantial: 1 Hotel President Wilson The Swiss suite […]

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Top 10 Largest Royal Palaces in the World

These palaces each occupy more than 100,000 square meters. They impress with their splendor, monumentality, and size. They were once or are currently home to royal families or modern governments. Often, the palaces become museums with cozy and well-maintained parks. 1 Hofburg The Hofburg Palace was the residence of the Habsburg dynasty, the rulers of […]

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Top 10 Smallest People in the World

Dwarfs are more familiar from fantasy works and fairy tales, where little people often turn out to be villains. In reality, it turns out to be quite different: these are ordinary people, just of short stature. Often, they are more active and responsive than full-sized” members of society. 1 Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 54.6 cm He […]

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Top 10 Largest installations

An installation is a cohesive composition made up of various objects and materials, both natural and man-made. By using familiar objects in unexpected ways, artists can change their meaning, play with reality, highlight an issue, and draw attention to it. 1 Running Fence This is the longest installation in the world. Despite its relatively low […]

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Top 10 Most Famous Film Directors

Cinema emerged just over 100 years ago, but it has so firmly captured people’s minds that today, people know the names of directors and actors better than their own. The industry is rapidly evolving, yet there are directors in this field whose works have become classics. There are figures without whom no festival passes. Here […]

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Top 10 Largest Palaces of Justice

Courtrooms are not places where one usually wants to be, but some buildings are so beautiful that they are worth visiting as tourists. They are rightly called palaces of justice. 1 Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, Malaysia This is the largest court complex in the world, covering 12 hectares. It took three years to build and […]

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Top 10 Unusual Trams in the World

Trams have long ceased to be just a means of transport. Increasingly, they become attractions in cities, complementing urban landscapes and often becoming the main highlight of entire streets. As a result, tram cars are often uniquely designed, evoking greetings from the past or echoes of a fantastic future. 1The Longest Tram, Budapest This tram […]

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Top 10 Celebrities Who Changed Gender

Attitudes towards people who have changed their gender are varied. However, sometimes these transformations appear so natural that it’s hard to believe they were ever different. Moreover, some people claim that after changing their gender, they finally felt like themselves and were able to achieve something in life. 1, 2Andy and Larry Wachowski Once famous […]

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Top 10 Most Expensive BMW Motorcycles

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the BMW Museum and the Welt exhibition center in Munich. In addition to a large number of BMW cars, there are also motorcycles on display, and you can sit on almost all models of modern and fast motorcycles. As always, new impressions mean a new top list. Top […]

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Top 10 Famous Works by David Cerny

David Černý is one of the most renowned contemporary Czech sculptors, often described as a creator of entities. He crafts unprecedented images that blend humor, provocation, and social and political satire. Černý’s works frequently spark sharp criticism from the public; however, several of his installations in Prague have gained wide recognition and have become prominent […]

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Top 10 Most Expensive Streets 2024

The publication cushmanwakefield.com released a list of the most expensive streets in the world for commercial real estate rental per square meter. Traditionally, New York’s Fifth Avenue ranks high with an average rent of $21,295 per year per square meter. 1 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – $25,965 Causeway Bay, a district on the northern shore […]

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Top 10 Colleges of the University of Cambridge

Когда мне довелось попасть в Кембридж, первым моим желанием было увидеть Кембриджский Университет, ведь это старейший университет в Англии после Оксфорда, с наибольшим числом нобелевских лауреатов среди выпускников. Википедию в то время еще нее придумали и пришлось разбираться на месте. Каково же было мое удивление, когда я прочел, что единого здания нет – учебное заведение […]

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Top 10 Most Famous Bridges

Bridges have played a crucial role in the development of cities and entire states since ancient times. For example, the bridge over the Danube River united the two cities of Buda and Pest, forming the city of Budapest, which we now know as the capital of Hungary. Bridges also symbolize unity, so newlyweds often use […]

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Top 10 Most Famous Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are the result of extremely high land prices, which necessitates building upwards rather than outwards. Nowadays, the construction of skyscrapers has become a kind of competition — who can build higher. 1 Zifeng Tower (China) A 450-meter structure with shopping centers, restaurants, and offices. This year it celebrates its tenth anniversary, although it is […]

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Top 10 Biggest Slums

Did you know what slum tourism is? It’s a new fascination — traveling through various slums. It’s quite an extreme option, but no less interesting for that. Fortunately (or unfortunately for some), there are plenty of slums in the world, some of them quite impressive. 1Dharavi. Mumbai, India Perhaps the most famous slums in the […]

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Top 10 Celebrities who died young

It may seem that at the peak of fame, life is only ahead, especially if you are about 30 years old, famous, recognizable, and full of energy. But fate can have different plans — death does not ask about age. Especially if one gets closer to it. 1Kurt Cobain (27 years old) A legend of […]

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