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  • Countries that are ranked #1 In the world forthese things. Are you surprised #world

    Which one of these surprised you? I thought Dubai was most expensive.

    These 40 places are ranked #1 In the world at things we’ve all wondered about

    Source: The Chive

    The world’s hottest place: Death Valley National Park
    The highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth was 134 degrees Fahrenheit, at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.

    The world’s coldest place: East Antarctic Plateau
    On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can drop to as low as -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded in August, 2010.

    World’s most populated city: Shanghai
    At a whopping 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants, Shanghai is the single city that is home to the most people in the world.

    World’s least populated city: Vatican City

    With a paltry population of 842, the city-state of Vatican City is the smallest city and state in the world.

    World’s wealthiest city: Tokyo
    That tower might as well be made of gold, since Tokyo tops the charts with a GDP of $1,520 billion (only beating New York by a mere $310 billion).

    World’s poorest city: Kinshasa
    Kinshasa is probably the poorest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the poorest country in the world, at a GDP of $55 billion. Many of its residents live on less $1 a day.

    Highest point in the world: Mount Everest
    Towering 29,029 feet in the air, the top of Mount Everest is the closest you can get to touching space, while still standing on Earth.

    Lowest point in the world: Challenger Deep

    The lowest known natural point in the world is Challenger Deep, 35,797 ft below sea level at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Only three people have ever made it to the bottom, one of which was filmmaker James Cameron.

    Most photographed place: The Guggenheim

    Photos have always told stories, but in today’s world of cell phone cameras and social media, that story is relayed as data to companies who monitor everything we do. Geotagged data was culled by Sightsmap using a Google-based image sharing software, and can now show us the most photographed places in the world, right down to the landmark. The Winner? The Guggenheim in New York.

    The world’s most popular country: Germany

    The results of the annual BBC World Country Rating Poll are in, and Germany came out on top as the most positively viewed country in the world among people probably under the age of 85 (at a 59% positivity rating).

    The wettest spot on Earth: Mawsynram, India

    Rainwise, anyway. In Mawsynram, India, it rains an average of 467.35 inches per year, and with a record of 1000 inches in 1985.

    The driest spot on Earth: The Atacama Desert

    The 600 miles of South America’s Atacama desert is the driest place on Earth, no contest. The Desert sees an average of 4 inches of rain every thousand years. Yes, you read that right.

    Sunniest Place on Earth: Yuma, Arizona

    In Yuma, Arizona, the sun shines for an average of 11 hours a day. Its forecast is sun for 90 percent of the year, averaging a total of 4015 daylight hours a year.

    Most expensive city to live in: Singapore

    The new champion of the world, Singapore has recently beat out Tokyo for the title of “most expensive city” for 2014. Cars can cost between 4-6 times in Singapore what they cost in the US or UK (for example, a Toyota Prius actually costs about $150,000.00 there).

    Least expensive city to live in: Mumbai, India
    At the other end of the spectrum, Mumbai, India, is the cheapest place to live in the world, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2014. For some perspective, a loaf of bread that would cost $3.36 in Singapore, would only cost $0.91 in Mumbai.

    Country that consumes the most food: United States

    I suppose there must be a reason why Americans have a food-related reputation when it comes to other countries: we eat an average of 3,770 calories a day each.

    The world’s oldest city: Damascus

    There’s quite a bit of controversy over which city gets to officially claim the title of “oldest continuously inhabited city.” With evidence of civilization that extends back over 11,000 years, Damascus in Syria is probably the safest bet.

    Youngest country in the world: South Sudan

    The people of South Sudan were formally recognized as an independent country in 2011, making it the youngest country in the world to-date.

    The world’s most visited city: London

    After a several-year bout with Bangkok, London has regained its place as the world’s most visited city (according to MasterCard’s 2014 Global Destinations City Index). The city sees about 18.69 million international visitors annually, generating $19.3 billion in revenue.

    The world’s least popular country: Iran

    On that same rating scale, Iran has come in dead last (at a 59% negativity rating). Only 15% of people polled viewed Iran in a positive light.

    The world’s most dangerous city: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, there are over 3 murders a day. The violence stems from the city’s role as a major hub for illegal drug and arms trafficking.

    Most caffeinated country in the world: Sweden
    The coffee in Sweden will put a spring in your step, and hair on your tongue. The Swedes consume an average of 388 mg of caffeine in coffee per person, per day (that’s almost 5 Red Bulls).

    Most drunken country in the world: Belarus

    In Belarus, each person above the age of 15 drinks an average of 4.62 gallons of alcohol every year.

    The most bicycle friendly city in the world: Groningen, Netherlands

    By comparing cities along the criterion of average number of bicycle trips made daily, one city reigns supreme: Groningen in the Netherlands. In Groningen about 50 percent of the population commute via bike daily, making it the city with the greatest proportion of cyclists on the planet.

    World’s most energy efficient city: Reykjavik, Iceland

    All of the energy and heat used by the citizens of Reykjavik Iceland come from geothermal plants and renewable hydropower, making it the most sustainable and energy efficient city in the world.

    Most cat friendly country: United States
    With a pet cat population of 76.43 million feline friends, the United States dominates the world stage for most cat friendly country in the world.

    Most dog friendly country: United States
    Similarly, America more than doubles the amount of pet dogs any other country has, with a dog population of 61.1 million.

    Most sexually satisfied country: Switzerland
    Switzerland might just be the most progressive and least sexually repressed country in the world. Between liberal views on pornography and prostitution, and sex ed that starts in Kindergarten, over a fifth of the population consider their sex-lives “excellent.” They even recently opened up a very successful array of tax-funded drive-in sex boxes in Zurich. Bonus, in spite of all this, Switzerland also holds the title as one of the lowest teen birth rates in the world.

    Least sexually satisfied country: Japan
    With its extreme conservatism, Japan is the country with the least sexual satisfaction, as only 15% of individuals reported having a fulfilling sex life. Furthermore, over 45% of Japanese women report being either uninterested in, or actually despising, sexual contact

    Most emotional country in the world: Philippines
    Polling citizens in 150 countries over the years of 2009-2011, researchers found that the people of the Philippines were the most likely to respond emotionally to simple questions about their day.

    Least emotional country in the world: Singapore
    That same study revealed that Singaporeans experience the least emotion on the day-to-day. Only 3 out of every 10 reported having any emotional reactions to basic scenarios or when describing their days.

    Country with the longest life expectancy in the world: Monaco
    According to the World Health Organization’s study from 2013, Monaco tops the charts for longest living citizens, with an average life expectancy of 87.2 years. Men in Monaco live an average 85.3 years, and women live to an average of 89 years.

    Country with the shortest life expectancy: Sierra Leone

    On the other side of that coin, the population of Sierra Leone live to an average of 47 years. The men of Sierra Leone live to an average of 47 years old, whereas women live an average of 48 years.

    Sexiest country in the world: Brazil and Australia
    There will always be a debate about which countries are home to the most attractive people, in part because who’s to say what is objectively attractive? Though the means are hardly scientific, a recent poll found quite a disparity between which countries men believe are the sexiest, and which countries women find the sexiest. For men, Brazil tops the charts for the most attractive people. For women, it’s about the thunder down under in Australia.

    Most stressed-out country in the world: Nigeria

    By looking at the dimensions of Homicide Rate, GDP per capita, Income inequality, Corruption, and Unemployment, one thing is clear: Nigeria is hands-down the most stressed out country in the world.

    Least stressed-out country in the world: Norway
    Along the same dimensions, Norway was at the far-end of the other side of the spectrum, and is deemed the least stressed-out country in the world.

    Country with the highest average IQ: Hong Kong*
    There are a lot of factors that can affect an IQ score, ranging from national and personal wealth to simply who makes the test. As a result, these findings are highly controversial, but seem to suggest that Hong Kong is the country* with the highest IQ, at an average of 107 points.

    Country with the lowest average IQ: Equatorial Guinea
    According to “IQ and the Wealth of Nations,” Equatorial Guinea caps the low end of the global IQ range, with a national average of 59 points.

    World’s most well-connected city (for internet): Seoul, South Korea
    Surprisingly, despite it’s 618 million internet users spending an average of 18.7 hours a week surfing the net, China didn’t even make the top 10. Along the dimensions of average connection speed, availability (weighted towards free access), openness to innovation, support of public data, and privacy/security, Seoul in South Korea is the champion of internet-connectedness.
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  • #2
    Dubai isn't a country it's an emirate. I think if they went for richest city it would be Abu Dhabi.

    Surprised Singapore is the most expensive place to live. If they were picking cities I think it woud be Paris, Vancouver (housing prices are ridiculous) or Toronto.

    With all of the stereotypes, I am surprised at the least sexually fulfilled country.

    Surprised Canada didn't get least emotional followed by England. To get a reaction out of these people and see if they are alive and breathing you have to stick a poke up dem....

    Nevah mind!

    You could do dis right inna dem face...

    and you get no reaction....until you feel dis


    • #3
      Paris is not expensive - one of the cheapest world capitals (out of London, Tokyo, etc.).
      Show me your papers.


      • #4
        Surprised at the most popular (most positivly viewed) country. They couldn't find a better photo to use for Germany? They all look so miserable!

        What would Jamaica take top spot for I wonder? Most musical country maybe?


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