Tallest nations in the world

The tallest male population in the world has the Netherlands and women Latvia according to a survey of London's Imperial College.

The average Dutchman is high 183 and Latvian women 170 centimeters, according to a study published in the journal eLife.

The researchers analyzed data from 200 countries, gathered in the past 100 years.

The head of the research team Prof Majid Ezzati said that the average height of the population is an important indicator regarding food, health care, environmental quality, genes. 

The result is a based on more than 1,400 studies, conducted from 1914 to 2014 and related to around 18.6 million eighteenth year olds.   

According to research presented at a scientific conference in Manchester, compared with 1914, women in South Korea rose, on average, for more than 20 centimeters and men in Iran for 16 centimeters.

The lowest men in the world live in East Timor, and the lowest women in Guatemala.

Although the list is dominated by Europeans, the data indicate that the growth trend in height in the West in general is decreasing, and in East Asia is growing.

The nations with the tallest men in 2014 (1914 ranking in brackets):
 1. Netherlands (12)
 2. Belgium (33)
 3. Estonia (4)
 4. Latvia (13)
 5. Denmark (9)
 6. Bosnia and Herzegovina (19)
 7. Croatia (22)
 8. Serbia (30)
 9. Iceland (6)
 10. Czech Republic (24)

The nations with the tallest women in 2014 (1914 ranking in brackets):
 1. Latvia (28)
 2. Netherlands (38)
 3. Estonia (16)
 4. Czech Republic (69)
 5. Serbia (93)
 6. Slovakia (26)
 7. Denmark (11)
 8. Lithuania (41)
 9. Belarus (42)
 10. Ukraine (43)

As for the bottom of the list, in Guatemala are women, on average, 149 centimeters tall, slightly taller are women from Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, East Timor, Madagascar, Laos, Marshall Islands, India and Indonesia. 

The shortest male population, high on average 160 centimeters, has East Timor, slightly taller are Yemen, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines and Mauritania, according to a survey. 

To see a full list of the countries please click here.  


10 myths about Earth which you certainly believe

We are sure that you did not know this...

There are many facts about our planet that are not true, and in which we all believe and think they are true. These words are many, but we decided to present you the top 10.

1. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world

In fact, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, which is over 10,000 meters high when you take into account the base of which lies on the ocean floor.

2. Great Wall can be seen from space

This is also incorrect, because the Chinese wall is too thin to be visible from space. It is only 6 meters wide. 

3. Sahara is the largest desert in the world

The polar desert in Antarctica is actually the largest desert in the world. It occupies a vast area of 14 million square kilometers. 

4. Big Ben is the name of the great tower in London
Elizabeth Tower of London
Big Ben is actually the name of the biggest bell located in the Elizabeth Tower. 

5. Clouds don't have weight

Clouds are made of many particles of water, but can sometimes weight up to 500 tons. 

6. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place
This also is not true. In one year, lightning struck 25 times in the top of the Empire State Building in New York.

7. Water conducts electricity

The only reason that water conducts electricity is because in itself has minerals and other substances that are good conductors. 

8. It is impossible to break the diamond
One hammer stroke is enough to cut it in half.

9. All the trees receives water through the roots
African Welvitchia Mirabilis

African plant Welvitchia, receives water through their leaves.

10. UK is wettest country in Europe
This also is not true, in London annual rainfall around 500 mm, while in Rome falls about 650 mm, while in Milan 1000 mm of rain. 


Scientifically Proven: Men Who Marry Smart Women Live Longer!

It seems that it is still mind much more important than beauty. Whatever exercise and proper diet help to live longer, it seems that marriage with an intelligent companion does as well, writes D'Marge.

New research from the University of Aberdeen found that men who marry smart women live longer, their life is happier and less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia.

Smart wife protects against degenerative diseases

The study looked at the health of identical twins and found that their environment, including to whom they married, affects the risk of developing dementia and that smart wife is factor that protects against degenerative diseases.

Solving crossword puzzles in the Sunday morning can activate the brain, but intelligent marital companions that give the brain
of their husbands a challenge, including them in the management of intellectual conversation, doing a major barrier to dementia.

It represents the intellectual stimulation

Men who even on recordings of the brain show physical signs of dementia, don't have symptoms of the disease thanks to witty and lively woman in his life.

The most common form of Alzheimer's, dementia, occurs mainly in people over 65, but with a wise woman, representing the long-standing intellectual stimulation and have more education, all professional and cognitive activities of man are associated with a lower risk of dementia. It is clear that behind every good and smart man, there is a good and smart woman.


People's choice best movies of all time

Shawshank Redemption
In many choices for the best film of the first 100 years of moving pictures, critics and writers tended to "Citizen Kane" by Orson Welles. So do members of the American Film Institute and participants BBC survey.

However, after the end of the first century of film, the British Film Institute, the critics of the magazine Sight & Sound and selected directors for the best film declared "Vertigo" by Hitchcock.

The audience somewhat agree with this election, but not completely. So, for example, on the most visited internet movie database - imdb.com best estimates by spectators have drama with elements of thriller, "Shawshank Redemption" by Frank Darabont. 

This drama about the friendship of two prisoners, who played Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, for seven years at the top of the list of 250 best films by the opinion of the crowd, with a score of 9.2. 

The film adaptation of Stephen King's storie "Shawshank redemption" pretty bad passed at the box office when it appeared in theaters in 1994. The film has cost 25 million dollars, and he managed to earn only three million dollars more.

Did not go well at the Oscars
either: even though he was nominated in seven categories, has not received any gilded statue. "Forest Gump" won Oscars for best film, best director, lead actor - Tom Hanks ... 

But how "Shawshank Redemption" over the past 22 years has built such a respect from viewers around the world?

His popularity began to grow with rental of video cassettes and constant airing on TV, contributing to the audience loved heroes of the film and the story interesting plot.

Here are the movies are the best estimates by spectators, visitors of the film site imdb.com. 

1. Shawshank Redemption

In the story about Andy Dufresne, a banker who spends 19 years in Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her lover, although he didn't do it, many viewers see the story of perseverance and triumph of willpower, which often do not have in their lives or can not achieve them .

Dufresne life story loved by many because it is told from the perspective of the observer Red (Freeman), a man for all and trustworthy person, whose soothing voice words that hope never dies.

In addition to the minutely-planned escape (through the years dug a tunnel and sewage), the film offered excellent craft, because the main character not only managed to fool the prison warden, who used him to launder money, but also to take him all the money, brought police to his office door and force him to suicide. 

Many viewers might say, the film has it all, but no. "Shawshank Redemption" is not a love story because it gave way to a story about friendship and understanding, and there is no luscious blondes - except in a film that inmates watched - Rita Hayworth.

2. "Godfather" Francis Ford Coppola (1972) - 9.2

The story of an Italian-American Corleone family is considered a modern epic, brilliant metaphor for American society.

Coppola wanted to use the Mafia as a metaphor for the United States: "Both are capitalist-oriented and
profit motives.

Both the Mafia and the US feel like charities, but their hands are stained with the blood of what they do to protect their power and interests."

3. "Godfather 2" Francis Ford Coppola (1974) - 9.0

No wonder that the first two parts of the trilogy "The Godfather" are at the top of the list of the most popular films.

In the second part, also an adaptation of the Maria Puzo
novel, Al Pacino reprized the role of Michael, and Robert de Niro after Marlon Brando in the first "Godfather" explained the character Vito Corleone, and for this role won an Oscar.

The film won six Oscars, including for best film, best director and music.

4. "The Dark Knight" Christopher Nolan (2008) - 8.9 

One of the most popular films of the past decade, "The Dark Knight" is an action thriller that is eagerly awaited because it is one of the last roles achieved by prematurely deceased actor Heath Ledger.

His interpretation of Batmen enemy the Joker is considered one of the best villains acting creations.

This is recognized by the American Film Academy, which Ledger posthumously awarded the Oscar.

5. "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg (1993) - 8.9

"I could have got more" one of the key sentences spoken by Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, at the end of the drama "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg, the German industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

The film, in which played Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes won seven Oscars in 1994, including Best Movie and Best Director.

6. "12 Angry Men" (1957) - 8.9 

Drama about the jury who must convince the other 11 colleagues to release the suspect on the basis of reasonable doubt. The film is famous because it is record only in one room.

"New York Times" critic wrote that the film "toned and irresistible drama that reaches far beyond the borders of the walls jury room."

Not won the Oscar for best movie because it was awarded the 1958 to "Bridge on the River Kwai".

7. "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino (1994) - 8.9

Title of the film (Pulp Fiction) refers to the pulp magazines and crime novels mid-20th century, famous for its colorful descriptions of violence and vain dialogues.

The film is known for nonlinear operations, eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence that Tarantino was awarded the Oscar for original screenplay and "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.

8. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Peter Jackson (2003) - 8.9 

It is the final part of the trilogy realized by the homonymous novel by JRR Tolkien.

After getting acquainted with the world of hobbits, benign creatures of Middle-earth, but also the legend of the ring which wants to get hold of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fellowship will conquer the dark forces of the ring, Frodo Baggins will reach Mordor, the only place where he can destroy the ring.

9. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" Sergio Leone (1966) - 8.9

Westerns with Clint Eastwood, for which Ennio Morricone wrote music. The film is about three gunmen searching for buried gold Confederate army in the chaos of civil war, duel, hanging...

Many in Europe
considered this film the best representative of westerns, while Quentin Tarantino emphasized as a "best directed film of all time".  

10. "Fight Club" by David Fincher (1999) - 8.8

The film adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel, with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter.

Although at the beginning critics didn't like it, the film quickly became popular among the audience.

According to many, it is not because of scenes of street fighting and sex but because of the criticism of the modern consumer society, work in large corporations and the lack of control over their lives.


Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing to create next generation hypercar

The code name: Nebula. Information: Non. Details: Non. Unprecedented amounts of secrecy enveloped Red Bull and Aston Martin project during the entire course of development, research and production. Today they admitted. They were "bad". AM RB-001 is the name of the new wild marriage of elite Formula1 engineers and top designers from Aston Martin.

Finally it is unveiled. The curtains were pulled down. Meet beautiful hypercar which is fantasizing, but also produced by Adrian Newey, Red Bull's legendary Formula 1 engineer and designer. The most important thing for us was to be clean, simple and easy. In the figures, should have no more than a ton, and have the weight ratio 1 ton = 1000 horses.

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer admits that this is actually a Formula One covered with a little more spacious cabin and luxury, but without exaggeration. Two seats, air conditioning, radio, navigation, music and that's it. Total height? Exactly one meter and 33 millimeters. Low? Yes!

Is it a hybrid? No. Four turbochargers plus blah blah? No. But this is not plain V12. We do not know what they did, but they don't want to tell us. We'll find out more details soon,
but surely will not have less than 1000 horses. 

AM RB-001 will be produced in only 99 copies for the road, with several copies for the race. They will not produce more than 150 copies. Advanced technology, exclusivity and luxury that gives this beauty will cost between two and three million dollars. 


Reasons You Should Never Ever Shave Your Beard

Beard is not only an aesthetic decoration, it's part of our body and our trademark that separates us from the female population. Beard has become incredibly popular and men with a beard are no longer "messy" but with its masculine beard successfully won women's hearts.

We love beard, and support anyone who have a beard. These are just some reasons why you should never shave your beard.

# 1 Beards change everything
Wow. I can not believe that this is the same guy!

# 2 Girls Love Beards
The most important reason to grow a beard is because girls love them. Girls are disappointed when you shave.

# 3 Beard Make You Look Badass
Beards are the ultimate sign of badassery. Do not believe me? Just look at this picture.

# 4 Science
Science has proven beards are sexy. Just do not grow mustache.

# 5 Beard Make You Look Manly
Guys with beards are manly. When they shave, they look like babies.

# 6 It can double as a bowl
You can even use a beard as a bowl! Awesome!

# 7 They make you look distinguished
Beard can make you look like a respectable gentleman. The opposite is true when you shave. 


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