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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

THE OLDEST, NEWEST, HAPPIEST, SADDEST & LOTS OF OTHER –EST THINGS IN THE WORLD




My friend Shirley sent me this--thank you, Shirley!!

Have you ever wondered what the most dangerous city in the world is? Perhaps you’re curious where on Earth there’s the most amount of rain, or which city is the smartest city on earth? This list will give you the answers these questions, and more.

The most dangerous city in the world:
San Pedro Sula, Honduras – A hub for illegal drugs and arms trafficking, 
it also experiences more than 3 murders every day.
 

The least sexually satisfied country in the world:
Japan – Only 15% of the population reports having a satisfying sex-life, 
& over 45% of Japanese women report not being interested sex, 
or even hating sexual contact.

The most sexually satisfied country in the world:
Switzerland – More than 20% of the population consider their 
sex life to be “Excellent”, and the country’s liberal views on prostitution & pornography, 
combined with sexual education starting at kindergarten
 help make it the country with the lowest teenage births in the world.

The hottest place in the world:
Death Valley National Park, U.S.A. - The highest recorded temperature,
 was taken on July 10, 1913, and it reached 134°f (56°c).

The coldest place in the world:
Antarctica – In August 2010, the lowest recorded temperature 
was recorded in the East Antarctic Plateau. 
The record temperature was -135.8°f (-93°c).

The most populated city in the world:
Shanghai, China – With a population of over 24 million residents.

The least populated city in the world:
Vatican City – With a population of 842 residents, Vatican City also 
boasts the title of smallest state in the world.

The wealthiest city in the world:
Tokyo, Japan – The city of Tokyo has the highest 
GDP ($1,520 billion) of any other city in the world.

The poorest city in the world:
Kinshasa, D.R.C. – The Democratic Republic of Congo is the poorest state 
in the world, and its capital, Kinshasa, is the poorest city. 
It has a GDP of $55 billion, and most of its residents live on less than $1 a day.

The highest place in the world:
Nepal – Mount Everest stands at 29,029 ft (8.84 km), 
and is the highest mountain in the world.

The lowest place in the world (on land):
Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan – Located at -1,401 ft (-427 m) below sea-level, 
it is also the lowest lake in the world.

The lowest place in the world (underwater):
Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean – In a depth of 35,797 ft (10.91km) below
 sea level, it is known as “Challenger Deep”, and has been visited 
by only 3 humans so far. 
(More people have visited the moon)

The most photographed place in the world:
Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. – By running an algorithm
 that scanned through the internet’s immense collection of photos, 
the Guggenheim was found to be the most photographed place on earth.

The wettest place in the world:
Mawsynram, India – This region in the Indian subcontinent 
enjoys an average of 467.35 inches (1187cm) of rain per year. 
(In 1985, it had an amazing 1000 inches, or 25.4 meters of rain!)

The driest place in the world:
Atacama Desert, South America – It may be hard to believe, 
but the Atacama Desert gets about 4 inches (10 cm) of rain 
every 1000 years. (Yes, 1000 years!!)

The sunniest place in the world:
Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A. – Yuma 90% clear and sunny skies every year,
 with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day.

The most expensive city in the world:
Singapore – In 2014, Singapore dethroned Tokyo 
and earned the title “world’s most expensive city”. 
An American travelling to Singapore will be shocked 
to see that the prices of cars are 4-6 times 
more expensive than in the U.S.

The least expensive city in the world:
Mumbai, India – A stark contrast to Singapore, 
Mumbai is 2014’s cheapest city.
 On average, a person would need to spend 4 times 
as much in Singapore, compared to Mumbai.

The oldest city in the world (still existing):
Damascus, Syria - While there are many older cities
 that no longer stand, the city of Damascus 
has evidence of civilization going back 11,000 years, 
and is the oldest city that still stands.

The newest country in the world:
South Sudan – Following a bloody genocide, the southern part of Sudan, 
which consists mainly of Christians, 
split from the northern part (Muslim majority) 

The most visited city in the world:
London, England – London sees 18.69 million international visitors
 every year, making it the most visited city in the world.

The most popular country in the world:
Germany – In an international survey performed by the BBC,
 Germany got a 59% positive rating, 
making it the most popular country in the world.

The least popular country in the world:
Iran – The same poll found that Iran barely got a 15% positive rating 
(and a 59% negative rating).

The country that drinks the most coffee in the world:
 Sweden – If you thought it would be the U.S.A. then you’d be wrong. 
The average Swede consumes twice as much coffee per day as an American.

The country that drinks the most alcohol in the world:
 Belarus – On average, every person above the age of 15 drinks 4.62 gallons
 (17 liters) per year, earning Belarus this dubious title.

The most bicycle-friendly city in the world:
 Groningen, Netherlands – Around 50% of the population of Groningen 
commutes on bicycles every day, making it the city 
with the most bicycles per capita.

The most energy efficient city in the world:
Reykjavik, Iceland – All of the energy in the capital of Iceland comes 
from geothermal power plants and hydropower. 
The city aims to be completely free of fossil-fuel by 2050.

The most emotional country in the world:
Philippines – In a poll spanning 3 years (2009-2011), residents of the 
Philippines were found to give the most 
emotional replies to simple questions.

The least emotional country in the world:
Singapore - The same study found that the people of 
Singapore are the least likely to give an 
emotional response to the same questions.

The country with the highest longevity in the world:
Monaco – The World Health Organization (WHO) found that the 
average life expectancy in Monaco is 87.2 years.

The country with the lowest longevity in the world:
Sierra Leone – Sadly, with an average life expectancy of 47 years, 
Sierra Leone was the country with the shortest life expectancy in 2014.

The most LGBT-friendly country in the world:
Spain - In a recent poll, over 88% of Spaniards said 
they accept alternative sexualities.

The sexiest country in the world (for men):
Brazil – In a 2014 poll, it was found that men consider
 Brazil to have the sexiest and most attractive women in the world.

The sexiest country in the world (for women):
Australia – The same poll found that women 
prefer the men in Australia.

The most stressed-out country in the world:
Nigeria – When considering the low GDP, income inequality, 
murder rates, political corruption and unemployment rate, it’s easy to see 
why Nigerians are the most stressed people on earth.

The most relaxed country in the world:
Norway – The exact opposite of Nigeria, Norway enjoys the most security,
 equality, earning power and education levels in the world. 

The country with the highest IQ in the world:
Hong Kong – The average IQ score in Hong Kong is 107 points.

The country with the lowest IQ in the world:
Equatorial Guinea – The average IQ score in Equatorial Guinea is 59 points.

The city with the best internet connectivity in the world:
Seoul, South Korea – South Korea has been enjoying some of the 
most advanced technology when it comes to internet connectivity, 
and with 10,000 government-sponsored free Wi-Fi spots in the city, 
it easily earns its title.

The most cat & dog friendly country in the world:
The United States of America – Americans love their pets. 
With a population of 76.4 million cats and 61.1 million dogs, 
the numbers speak for themselves.












42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot----fishducky