Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Most Expensive Sport in the World

Whitianga Festival of Speed

Most Expensive Sport in the World
Most Expensive Sport in the World:Whitianga Festival of Speed
The Whitianga Festival of Speed secures the number one spot here simply because this is where you will find all ridiculous sports that require speed (hence, the name) being performed. This is where the New Zealand Helicopter Championship events take place. So, basically in order for you to join the competition, you have to have a helicopter. This means you need millions of dollars of spare money.

Most Expensive Actress in the World

Estimated net worth: $ 120 Million
2012 Earnings according to Vanity Fair 2013: $123.5 Million (rank: No 2 most expensive actress) meet ANGELINA JOLIE.
Angelina Jolie: Most Expensive Actress in the World
Angelina Jolie:- Most Expensive Actress in the World
ACTRESS’ Agency :Media Talent Group(MTG)
Paid $39 million for The movie Tourist (fee for co-starring alongside Johnny Depp)
Paid $12.9 million: Fee for writing and directing untitled Bosnian-war drama
Paid $41 million for Kung Fu Panda PT1& 2 (fee for voice work in animated DreamWorks sequel)
$11 million: Older film revenue
Salary according to IMDB: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) $11,000,000
Untitled Bosnian War Love Story (2011) $12,500,000
The Tourist (2010) $29,000,000
Salt (2010) $ 27,000,000
Wanted (2008) $25,000,000
Beowulf (2007) $19,000,000
A Mighty Heart (2007) $19,000,000
The Good Shepherd (2006) $16,000,000
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) $15,000,000
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) $12,000,000
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) $17,000,000
Asides many more modeling and sponsored adverts…former UN Ambassador and much more, signing up ANGELINA JOLIE in a movie is a wise idea only when the directors pocket is really loaded.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Most Expensive Ticket for an NFL Team

Team : New York Giants

Average ticket price: $292.36
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Super Bowls in past 10 years: 2
Average home attendance (2012): 80,495 (2nd highest)
The New York Giants have had the most expensive home game tickets the past two years. The Giants have won four Super Bowls, two of them in the past six years with Eli Manning as quarterback, when they defeated the Patriots in both 2007 and in 2011. The new MetLife Stadium, located in New Jersey and the home of both the Giants and the Jets, routinely meets its 80,000 person capacity in ticket sales. The NFL scheduled Super Bowl XLVIII to be played in February, 2014, at MetLife Stadium. Tickets for the recent game against the Broncos cost $378.02 on average, the second most expensive game for fans to attend that is scheduled this year.
New York Giants:Most Expensive Ticket for an NFL Team
New York Giants : Most Expensive Ticket for an NFL Team

World's Most Expensive Musical Instrument

Violin Vieuxtemps Guarneri
Vieuxtemps Guarneri was created by Guarneri in 1741. It is famous under the nickname of Mona Lisa of all violins. The violin is named as Vieuxtemps Guarneri after it was purchased by Henri Vieuxtemps in 1800s. The value of this most expensive violin is $18,000,000. In this present day this violin belongs to the Chicago’s Bein & Fushi. Probably some collectors really want to have it as their latest collection. It seems that this most expensive violin is not a commercial thing to own.
In the world of the concert, the title of Giuseppe Guarneri is yet revered and respected. The master craftsman of the 18th century is yet identified for his creations, including some of the greatest violins always made. So, those who boast of possessing an instrument Guarnieri novel might be deemed not merely blessed but also very wealthy, given its lofty inherent worth of his creations. It is not the case. From nowadays, the list of blessed owners Guarnieri, can stretch, given that one of the most prominent of his violins, one known Vieuxtemps Guarnieri, in homage to the great Belgian violinist and composer Henri Vieuxtemps, who had owned, go to auction for a record $ 18 million well! The prior record belonged to some other Guarnieri, sold “only” 10 million.
Built in 1741, three years before the demise of Ceremonies creator, this infrequent and novel instrument, is one of the most exceptional creations Guarnieri, who built the largest average of the other violins.
And this is possibly the most significant feature that makes it so precious and dissimilar from everybody else. In special for the higher power of sound, not just in terms of volume but also attribute, as evidenced by Peter Quint, a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this was among the auspicious to have the privilege to have played.
But these outstanding qualities should not be shocking, recall that the prominent “gun” Paganini was a Guarnieri. At this level we can merely wait to see who, among numerous collectors from around the world who already have stepped forward, capable to bring domestic the big violin.
World's most expensive musical instrument: violin Vieuxtemps Guarneri
World's most expensive musical instrument: violin Vieuxtemps Guarneri




Saturday, September 21, 2013

World's Most Expensive Computer Mouse

The computer mouse is one of the most identifiable computer components for both PC and Mac. It is a pointing device that functions by detecting and a 2D motion relative with the supporting device. The first pointing device can be traced to Xerox Alto. Microsoft and Apple both introduced this pointing device or mouse in the early 1980s. After the initial creation of the mouse, this product has undergone a sea of developments as well as changes.
Jewellers have taken the ordinary mouse and have created unique designs, using materials such as real gold and diamonds. The reason for this is to give the wealthy the ability to dress up their computers and make them as fashionable as possible. Here is a look at the most expensive computer mouse in the world.



The Gold Bullion Wireless Mouse :- 36,835 USD
The name suggests that the mouse looks more like a gold bullion or a gold brick. It is the costliest mouse in the world and priced at 36,835 USD. The mouse has both right and left buttons as well as a scroll wheel. It is compatible with both PC and Mac also.
World's Most Expensive Computer Mouse
World's Most Expensive Computer Mouse

Most Expensive Robbery in the World

Central Bank of Iraq (March 18, 2003 - Baghdad, Iraq 1 billion dollars !)
Most Expensive Robbery till now: Central Bank of Iraq(Over $1 Billion)
Most Expensive Robbery till now: Central Bank of Iraq(Over $1 Billion)
Over one billion dollars was stolen from the Central Bank of Iraq on March 18th, 2003. Was this robbery a result of careful planning? Or was it a result of brute force? Saddam Hussein treated Iraq as his own personal kingdom, so it’s no surprise that he would feel that the Central Bank of Iraq was his personal bank account.It was actually quite simple: Saddam Hussein sent his son named Qusay to make a withdrawal from the bank on behalf of a handwritten note before coalition forces began bombing Iraq. His son sat there as boxes filled with one hundred dollar bills were given to him. The entire operation took about five-hours. However, it didn't get him very far as he was later killed by US troops. Approximately $650 million was later found by US troops hidden in the walls of one of his palace’s, though the remaining $350 million has never been recovered and is considered lost.

Friday, September 20, 2013

World's Most Expensive TV

Have you ever wondered what the world’s most expensive TV was? Ok, so we go ahead and do the internet search and find Mr. Hughes’ 55 inch diamond encrusted Supreme Rose Edition Prestige HD, encased in 28 kilograms of 18 carat gold with the glowing price tag of $2,260,000… Ridiculous? Not even close. I’d personally prefer to call it “ingenious” and as long as the clients that are willing to fork out the money for some extreme bling are around, then why not? However, my question was if you've ever wondered about the world’s most expensive TV, not the world’s biggest hunk of gold with a screen in it.
The magic is called BeoVision 4-103; it was designed by David Lewis and manufactured in Denmark by the oldest and most luxurious audio-video company in the world: Bang & Olufsen. When you are looking for extreme TVs, this is the one where your search should stop, because not only is it the largest fully functional TV your money can buy, but the technology that is built inside of it – even though the design is a few years old – still outperforms anything that’s out on the market right now.
Most Expensive TV in the World
World's Most Expensive TV

Quick background on the technology: The BeoVision 4-103 is a 103 inch (diagonal screen size) full HD, 3D plasma TV. It features a built-in Home Theatre Processing Unit (BeoSystem 3) that will allow the owner to connect external B&O speakers to the TV in different configurations, to create a surround theatre system that is compatible with all existing surround encodings. It has a calibration camera built in to recalibrate the screen to factory settings after every 100 hours of use. This feature is to compensate for the plasma technology’s biggest nemesis, the shifting and diminishing of colors over time. The screen itself is mounted onto a motorized floor stand that can be moved around and tilted with the high frequency IR universal remote. It can be programmed to a number of preset positions, and it raises and lowers the TV when turning it on and off. The Peripheral Unit Control lets you connect multiple components (HD set-top box, Blu Ray player, etc.) to the TV without these components having to be “visible” for the remote, in other words; you can hide all the clutter and look at only what you are supposed to look at.
Before Bang & Olufsen even lets you buy one of these TV’s, they have to visit your home with a specialized team, to make sure not only that your floors are strong enough to hold the 1500 pound setup, but to see if it can even be brought inside. Now once it is inside, the theatre business will lose yet another client, because this true marvel of luxury engineering will keep you and your family watching movies for a very long time in the comfort of your own home. Oh yes, and what was that price tag again? You can own the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-103 for a mere 145,000 Dollars, making it the most expensive TV in the world, in the category of TVs where you watch the screen, and not the bling around it.

Most Expensive Book in the World

The Codex Leicester, Leonardo da Vinci — $30.8 million
Most Expensive Books in the World: The Codex Leicester of Leonardo da Vinci:$30.8 million
Most Expensive Books in the World: The Codex Leicester of Leonardo da Vinci:$30.8 million
Da Vinci wasn't only an artist, but also a scientist.The Codex Leicester is one of the most famous scientific journals of da Vinci which consists of 72 pages of handwritten muses and theories that is in relation to everything ranging from water movement to fossils and moon glow. This manuscript is the closest notebook of the writer and thinker Leonardo da Vinci which was first purchased by Thomas Coke in the year of 1717 who was appointed as the Earl of Leicester in1980s. Again later in the year of 1994, this notebook was taken over by Bill Gates at a journal auction for price value of $30,800,000, thus making it one of the most expensive book in the world purchased till date. Gates also had this book scanned and used as the screensaver of the Windows 95 of Microsoft Plus!
I truly hope you found this article about the most expensive books in the world useful! Let us know in the comments below what you think!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

World's Most Expensive Chocolate

Le Chocolate Box
Price: $1.5 million
Chocolates came into existence since the ancient Maya and Aztec cultures started mixing ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy drink. Chocolates are one of the most liked treats that almost everyone can enjoy. People buy tons of chocolates each year, whether it is a delicacy for themselves or a gift for any occasion. Gourmet chocolates are available in as much shapes, sizes and flavors as one can imagine. Chocolates seem to eternally entertain the palate immaterial of the age. Chocolatiers around the world use top secret recipes to come up with the most generous blend.
World's Most Expensive Chocolate Box: Le Chocolat Box
World's Most Expensive Chocolate Box
Generally women are overwhelmed with two types of gifts, one is jewelry and other is chocolate. But, if the chocolate box costs 1.5 million, the later is a better choice. Yes, a chocolate box that has been designed by well known Simons Jewelers has two together to make the ultimate gift with their Le Chocolate collection. The chocolate box has an assorted chocolate from Lake Forest Confections decorated with an arrangement of hi-end jewelry. The collection of jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets decked with yellow and blue diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires.
When you see Le Chocolat Box, you won’t be able to keep your senses intact. The box is designed so beautifully with the chocolates and jewelry that you will immediately fall in love with the whole concept.
Look wise this box is priceless but as the famous saying goes nothing is free in this world so to acquire this piece of art you have to pay $1.5 Million.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Most Expensive Software in the world

CryENgINE 3
 CryENgINE 3, world's most expensive software
Cost: $ 1,200,000.
CryENGINE is software developed by CryteK. Ame This software is the latest one available for game development. Initially it was developed for demonstration of technology but later it turned into game developing software. After the first two editions, the third one was released in 2009. The Engine works on Microsoft Windows, Xbox and Play station 3. After its release a lot of improvements were made to the software making it worth the money. In 2010 a new demo of the version was shown. Again in 2011, using the improvements and innovations in the software, it was used for training in Navy by making virtual dock of the ship. For non-commercial game developer, a free version is also available. CryENgINE 3 is the most expensive software ever made.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Most expensive coin in the world

You may have collected coins as a hobby in some last years or you may have inherited these coins from your Grandfather, Grandmother. And now you may be interested in selling these coins for a good cash. Let me tell you what not to do.
1) Never sell or spend your ancient collected coins at their face value.
2) Do Not Clean Your Coins! Cleaning them automatically makes them worth less. A coin with a few small dings that has not been cleaned is worth more than a coin that has no dings, but has been cleaned.

Coin collection has been a very good hobby around the world. While people collect various different coins across the world, some rarest coins are always in great demand. The great demand increases the coin value. These rare coins are auctioned via different sources. Three different sources for selling coins are: -

1) Physical Auction: - You will have to find an auction and ensure that auction committee is interested in selling your coins. They may charge fee for auctioning your coins. Either they will take some percentage of your auctioned price value or they will take a flat value.

2) Online Auction: - This may be the best option in general for those who wish to get the most for their coins, and are not limited by time constraints. Selling your coins one at a time, over months and possibly years is the best way to get the most for your coin or coin collection. But where? I highly advise against using eBay or feeBay as many people call it. The fees to list and sell a coin on eBay are on the verge of outrageous. Just trust us on this one. Unless you are an experienced eBay user skip them. So where do you sell online? I've listed a few sites below that are trustworthy fair alternatives to feeBay.

a) GreatCollections.com:- this site allows you to sell your coins with low fees. They also offer grading, storage, and a healthy marketplace as of early 2013.
b) Coins.Ha.com:- Heritage sells more than just coins, but is the largest in terms of overall sales.

I hope that it has helped you. I will tell you now the most expensive coin in the world till now. The value of a coin will always be connected to its rarity.

$20 million coin 1849 Double Eagle is the most expensive coin in the world. During the start of the California gold rush in 1849, United States Mint in Philadelphia created this extremely rare coin. This Double Eagle gold piece was released in denominations of $20. Just a couple of years ago, the value of the coin was estimated to be at $15 million. Just a year later, its value has risen by a third. The first-ever piece of the 1849 Double Eagle can be found at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Numismatic Collection.
1849 Double Eagle: most expensive coin
World's Most Expensive coin:$20 million 1849 Double Eagle


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

World's Most Expensive Jewelry

Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor's Jewelry

Sold On: 13-14 December 2011
Sale Price: $115.932 million
Most Expensive Jewelry: Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry auctioned at $115.932 million
Most Expensive Jewelry: Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry auctioned at $115.932 million


Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "LizTaylor, (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. Hollywood beauty Elizabeth Taylor was famous for her jewelry love in her lifetime. But late Liz Taylor's presence was still sparkling when her precious jewelry was sold at an auction on 14 December, 2011. The big splash was expected naturally when the jewelry hit the auction block. But very few have thought that this will become the most expensive private collection jewelry ever sold in the world by such a large margin. This collection of Liz Taylor's jewelry was expected to be sold at around $30 million but when auctioned off, the final sale price came out to be $115.932 million which was much higher than anticipated. The star attraction in this collection included the historic La Peregrinate necklace, the famous Elizabeth Taylor Diamond and a Taj Mahal Ruby.

Monday, August 19, 2013

World's Most Expensive Keyboard

A keyboard is an input device , partially modeled after the typewriter keyboard , which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys, which act as mechanical levers or electronic switches . A keyboard typically has characters engraved or printed on the keys and each press of a key typically corresponds to a single written symbol. However, to produce some symbols requires pressing and holding several keys simultaneously or in sequence. While most keyboard keys produce letters, numbers or signs (characters), other keys or simultaneous key presses can produce actions or computer commands.

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional HP Japan, PFU Ltd. : 525,000 YEN or $45,000 approximately

Happy Hacking Keyboard professional HP Japan is known to be the most expensive keyboard ever built till date. This keyboard is manufactured by PFU Ltd. of Ishikawa, Japan, an affiliate of Fujitsu and it is selling it in the market at a price of 525,000 YEN or $45,000 approximately. 

This Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional HP Japan, a made-to-order keyboard is hand coated with Urushi lacquer and then powdered with gold dust, which makes it the world's most expensive keyboard.
World's Most Expensive Keyboard:Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional HP Japan
World's Most Expensive Keyboard:Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional HP Japan

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Most Expensive Shopping Mall in the World

In the present scenario shopping malls are considered to be the only destination where a famous global luxury brand as well as a local product is made available to customers under the same roof. There are several expensive shopping malls scattered all over the globe where luxurious items can be purchased after forking out a substantial sum of money.
World's most expensive shopping mall
World's most expensive shopping mall:The new south china mall
A shopping mall can be classified according to various categories.  The parameters under which a mega mall can be defined range from attributes like size, expensive design and most importantly, the total cost incurred during the construction of the shopping center.
world's most expensive shopping mall
World's most expensive shopping mall:The new south china mall
According to reports “The New South China Mall” situated in Dongguan, China is considered to be the world’s most expensive shopping mall built till date. Reportedly feet gigantic shopping mall is spread over the 6.5 million square of carpet area .It’s cavernous space allows it to lease out more than 1,500 stores which are spread out across the length and breadth of the grand mall. Apparently this shopping complex has seven branches situated all over the world which includes global destinations of the likes of Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Rome, California and the exotic Caribbean Islands. The luxurious mall has been created with several levels. The 1st level is occupied by stores selling designer clothing and expensive jewelries and also contains quite a few high end restaurants. However the rest of the mall is mostly occupied by shops hawking books, children’s toys and sportswear.  According to some news reports even though the mall was opened in 2005, majority of its stores have not yet been opened due to its high rental cost which puts off a lot of retailers. Another point attributed to its low occupancy is the location of the mall which reportedly is not well connected by the public transport system in China. However this expensive mall is truly living up to its high standard. The mall authorities have hired several employees to cater to their customers in a quick and efficient manner.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

World's Most Expensive Office Tower

The $3.8bn cost of Freedom
The Freedom Tower, New York's latest architectural wonder, is being built to replace the twin towers and has not exactly gone according to plan
One World Trade Centre:AKA Freedom Tower
One World Trade Centre:AKA Freedom Tower
As a symbol that the US could bounce back from 9/11 and regain its global mojo, the Freedom Tower hasn't exactly worked as planned. Possibly the only "freedom" now associated with New York's twin towers replacement is budgetary: it is unofficially the most expensive office tower ever built, having now cost approximately $3.8bn (£2.3bn), almost twice the original estimate. And it's not finished yet.
If the Freedom Tower represents anything, it's that bygone era when George W Bush was a credible leader, Osama bin Laden was public enemy number one, and the fear was that Wall Street would be occupied by al-Qaida rather than students protesting about financial mismanagement. The Empire State Building was also built during a recession, but back then the greatest public enemy was Al Capone. Prohibition was about to end, the New Deal was on the way, and everyone was too busy thinking about making money to agonise over the past. In retrospect, that looks like freedom.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

World's Most Expensive Animal

Animals are one of the creatures living, should we keep our attention and their habitats, many people who can kill the animals so that their habitat is threatened with extinction, but there are also some people who like animals and maketh as a pet and really pay attention specifically to the way treat them with great affection. They are also willing to pay that expensive to buy these animals ranging from tens of millions to billions of dollars. Here is the world's most expensive animal.
World's most expensive animal:a horse named "Green Monkey"
World's most expensive animal:a horse named "Green Monkey"
The Green Monkey, the Racehorse – $16 million
The most expensive animal is Green Monkey. Reportedly bought for a world record price of $16,000,000, the Green Monkey refers to an American Thoroughbred racehorse sold in auction at Calder Race Course in 2006. The horse’s name was lent from the

Green Monkey golf course in Barbados, in addition to the fact that he was foaled in the Chinese Year of the wooden/green monkey.Green Monkey is the name given to the horse racing 2-year-old was sold at the Calder Race Course by Demi O’Byrne. This horse is a champion twice in the Kentucky Derby horse race, but after that never won a race again, Green Monkey finally officially retired on February 12, 2008. This horse is in possession of Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo at first and then sell it at auction Fasig-Tipton Calder in 2006. Hartley and De Renzo buy back the horse is a horse with the help of someone businessman John Magnier.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

World's most expensive Camera

World's most expensive Camera:1923 Leica 0-Series
World's most expensive Camera:1923 Leica 0-Series
This 1923 Leica camera that sold at auction for 2.16 million euros ($2.8 million), an absolute record.
German camera-maker Leica is one of the most famous names in high-quality cameras. This 1923 0-series Leica is a piece of camera history, one from the first batch of 31 cameras the company ever created. Only about 12 are known to still exist; fewer still are in such a pristine condition. That means this camera can command top dollar — or, in this case, top euro.
It was sold at the WestLicht Photographica auction in Vienna, eventually fetching an eye-watering €2.16 million. That's about $2.8 million. Bidding started at a relatively respectable $390,000, but in the course of 4 minutes offers reached $2.3 million. The final price is higher because it includes a—rather sizeable—buyer's premium.
The world's previous most expensive camera was also a 0-series Leica, but it sold for a paltry $1.7 million.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Most Expensive substance in the world

ANTIMATTER

In terms of production costs, the most expensive substance in the world is antimatter. The cost of creating this material has been estimated at about $1,771 trillion US Dollars (USD) per ounce ($62.5 trillion USD per gram), although some authorities think it may eventually come down to a mere $141.75 billion USD per ounce ($5 billion USD per gram). This is the cost of antihydrogen, the simplest form of this type of substance, and the antimatter equivalent of the element hydrogen. Other anti-elements would be even more expensive. As of 2013, only small numbers of antihydrogen atoms have been produced — for research purposes only — and the substance is not available for sale.

Why Antimatter is so Expensive
Antimatter consists of particles that can be considered the opposites of their normal matter counterparts. The matter people are familiar with is made up of atoms, which consist of a nucleus containing heavy, positively charged, particles called protons surrounded by a “cloud” of lightweight, negatively charged electrons. Atoms of antimatter have negatively charged antiprotons in the nucleus, with positively charged anti-electrons — normally called positrons — surrounding them. Although antiprotons have been detected in cosmic rays, and positrons are emitted by some radioactive elements, there is no known natural source of anti-atoms, so antimatter has to be manufactured.
Positrons can be obtained quite easily from materials that emit them, but the much heavier antiprotons have to be created in particle colliders — machines that send subatomic particles crashing into one another, and into other materials, at enormous speeds. These collisions concentrate tremendous amounts of energy into extremely small volumes of space, which results in the creation of matter in the form of particles and antiparticles, including antiprotons. These can be separated magnetically, and combined with positrons to make atoms of antihydrogen.
Since these anti-atoms can only be made at a handful of facilities, and only in tiny quantities, antihydrogen is extremely scarce. Not only is it difficult and costly to make, it is also difficult to trap and store. Anti-atoms are strongly attracted to normal atoms, due to electrons and positrons having opposite electrical charges, and when they meet, they annihilate one another, with all their mass turning into energy. Storage involves vacuum containers that keep the anti-atoms from touching the sides using magnetic fields. These factors combine to make antimatter the world’s most expensive substance.
Uses for Antimatter
Scientists would not go to the trouble of making this substance if it did not have some potential uses. Antimatter has the greatest energy density of any possible fuel, meaning that it has the potential to release more energy per unit weight than any other substance. Since it takes even more energy to produce antimatter than can be obtained from it, it is not a solution to the planet’s energy problems; however, it has been proposed as a possible future rocket fuel, as, in theory, it could accelerate a payload to a substantial fraction of the speed of light. For the moment, though, its main interest to scientists lies in what it can reveal about the laws of physics.

World’s Most Expensive Ship

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 World's most expensive ship
Nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford is considered the most expensive ship in the World because it will cost around $14 billion. The United States is building this next generation aircraft carrier at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virgina.
Once inducted, this new Ford class aircraft carrier ship will be the largest and most lethal ship to join the US fleet. It will be able to handle up to 220 takeoffs and landings from its deck every day.
The sheer enormity of the ship and the scope of the ship’s construction are hard to comprehend. This 25 stories high ship will be 1106 feet long, 250 feet wide and will weigh 224 million pounds. Anchor chains are made up of the links weighing 360 pounds each. It will be the weight of the chains that will immobilize this 224 million pound carrier, not the anchors. The bow alone is more than three stories tall and weighs roughly 116,000 pounds.
The Ford is equipped with advanced features like missile defense system, dual-band radar and stealth capabilities. Even with the extra fuel that would be needed to keep the pace and cover long distances; the Ford would be able to remain at sea without replenishment for months.
But the U.S. Navy’s plans of spending billions of dollars on this “Big Carrier” are being scrutinized and debated extensively now since drones threaten to replace most manned military aircrafts in coming days.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Most Expensive Computer in the World

The Japanese government estimates the Earth Simulator cost $400,000,000, making it the most expensive computer ever built. The budget for the Earth Simulator project was authorized for the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) and the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel
Development Corporation (PNC) in 1997, and NEC Corporation made the winning bid for the Japanese project.
By May 2002, the 640 processor node supercomputer was benchmarked with Linpack as having 35.86 TFlop/s performance. This gave it the top spot on the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list until 2004 when IBM’s BlueGene/L supercomputer took its place using an architecture that cost less than half as much to implement.
Each processor node in the Earth Simulator contains 8 vector processors running at 500MHz with 16GB of shared memory, and the total main memory in the machine is 10 terabytes. The operating system running on the supercomputer is NEC’s UNIX-based OS called “SUPER-UX” which is used on NEC’s SX Series of supercomputers.
This expensive computer is used for a wide variety of international projects, most of which are related to atmospheric, climate, and oceanographic simulation.

Most Expensive Coffee in the World

The most expensive coffee in the world does not hail from Jamaica or Hawaii, but instead from Indonesia.
Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is made from coffee beans eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Common palm civet, a weasel-like animal.
“Kopi” the Indonesian word for coffee along with “luwak” is local name of this animal which eats the raw red coffee beans. The civet digests the soft outer part of the coffee cherry, but does not digest the inner beans and excretes them.
Apparently the internal digestion ends up adds a unique flavor to the beans, removing the bitter flavor, and then beans are then picked up by locals and sold. The most expensive coffee beans can cost up to $600 a pound, and up to $50 per cup, if you can get over the fact that you are drinking such a strange brew.
You would know if you drank the most expensive coffee in the world, because the quantities of it are tiny amounts.

Most Expensive city in the world

Luanda, Angola
Luanda, Angola
Luanda, Angola:Worlds most expensive city
















Monthly rent (luxury apt.): $6,500
International newspaper: $5.42
Cup of coffee: $3.88
Gas (per liter): $0.63
Oil has brought this southern African country vast riches, but high taxes and internal strife keep prices extremely high.
For Americans who come to work here, everything can cost top dollar. A pair of blue jeans will cost an average $204, according to consulting firm Mercer's annual survey.
Such sky-high prices have created a big chasm between the haves and have-nots, with 40.5% of the population living in poverty according to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA.)
One thing that is relatively cheap here: gas, at an average of 63 cents a liter. But you'll still pay a high price to take a taxi.

World's Most Expensive Dog

Worlds Most Expensive Dog is the Red Tibetan Mastiff which was recently sold at a staggering price of $1.5 million.
Here’s why:
Once upon a time there was a type of species living in the Himalaya area, that presented a sturdy and strong physique, thunder like road and valiant quality, they presented the

Most Expensive Movie in the World

James Cameron’s Avatar – $500 million
Avatar
Avatar:Worlds most expensive movie
James Cameron, the director who brought us “Titanic and the Terminator franchise, may have outdone himself with his latest endeavor. He’s certainly out budgeted himself—and everyone else in Hollywood—with Avatar.
Not to be confused with The Last Airbender, the movie follows humanity’s attempts to exploit the resources of an alien planet through hybrid human-alien “avatars.” It features a far less celebrated cast than its budget might suggest—aside from Cameron himself, the biggest names attached to it are Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver.
Cameron first wrote the script for Avatar in 1994, but delayed production until the technology caught up with his vision. Avatar uses an innovative new motion capture camera that allows the director to watch the actor’s interaction with the computer generated world as they’re filmed, an enormous performance-capture stage called The Volume and a special skullcap for recording facial expressions. Additionally, the entire movie is being filmed in 3D.

World's Most Expensive Shoes

Harry Winston’s Ruby Slippers – $3 million

most expensive shoes in the world
Worlds most expensive shoes

While the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz were made with sequins, these spectacular slippers designed by Ronald Winston of the House of Harry Winston to mark the classic movie’s fiftieth anniversary used real rubies. The slippers include 4,600 rubies totaling 1,350 carats (as well as 50 carats of diamonds) which took craftsman Javiar Barerra two months to set. Made in 1989, the world’s most expensive shoes were still on sale in 2000.

The World's Most Expensive Stock

The company Berkshire Hathaway is by far the most expensive share on the market. It is currently trading at $1,75,200 per share but has been known to tip prices of $2,50,000. Not only are the shares so expensive

World’s Most Expensive Painting

The World’s Most Expensive Painting is: The Card Players sold in 2011 for $268.1 millions.
World's Most Expensive Painting: Paul Cézanne: The Card Players 1894–1895, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
World’s Most Expensive Painting: Paul Cézanne – The Card Players 1894–1895, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The seller was George Embiricos and the buyer is the Royal Family of Qatar.
Paul Cézanne ( inspired Cubism and referred to by Picasso as “the father of us all” )  started with smaller versions of his art and through time scaled the dimensions of his work. The piece that holds the title of The World’s Most Expensive Painting seems

The Most Expensive Pen in the World

Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen – $1.47 million

most expensive pen in the world Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen
World's most expensive pen
Aurora is a pen manufacturer based in Italy known for its luxury writing instruments. The company’s Diamante fountain pen is known for its smooth flow of writing delivery, though it may be hard to concentrate on your penmanship with this pen when it has around 2,000 diamonds encrusted

Most Expensive Motorcycle in the World

The motorcycle looks just like any other ordinary bike running on roads around the globe. However appearances can be massively deceptive and most people will be astonished to learn that it is considered to be the most expensive motorcycle

Most Expensive Wine in the World

World's Most Expensive Wines - Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
 Worlds most expensive wine:Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
$275,000
These hundred year old bottles of Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard in Champagne took over eighty years to reach their destination. Shipped to the Russian Imperial family in 1916, a shipwreck

World's Most Expensive Home

Antilia

Price: $2,000,000,000
Antilia, located in Mumbai, India, is 2013’s most expensive residence. The 27 storey high mansion features pretty much anything you can think of, from a health floor and a six storey parking lot to a ballroom and a 4 storey garden. Not surprisingly, its owner, Mukesh Ambani, is the world’s fifth richest

World's Most Expensive Watch

Chopard’s $25 million watch
Most Expensive Watch - Chopard's $25 million watch
 Worlds most expensive watch
Yes, you read that right: twenty-five million dollars. This gaudy timepiece by Chopard is adorned with three heart-shaped diamonds—a 15-carat pink diamond, a 12-carat blue diamond and an 11-carat white diamond. For good measure, they threw in 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds to bring the total