These are the tallest lighthouses built before the turn of the 20th Century. The most famous of which is the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty stands tall at a height of 93m (305ft).
The Lighthouse of Genoa is the main lighthouse for the port of the city of Genoa, Italy. At 249 feet (76 m) it is the world's fifth tallest lighthouse and the second tallest "traditional" one, built of masonry.
At third, is the Phare de Gatteville of France, which at a height of 247 feet (75 m) it is the third tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world.
Left-handers make up an estimated 10% of the world's population.
Studies in U.K., U.S and Australia have revealed that left-handers' brains are structured differently from right-handers' in ways that allow them to process language, spatial relations and emotions in more diverse and potentially creative ways.
In the United States, eight of our Presidents are left-handed - James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. Trivia: The three consecutive presidents from the 40th (Reagan) to the 41st (Bush) to the 42nd (Clinton) are all left-handed.
A tuna is a saltwater fish that can maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water. (the other species of fish which can do that are opah and mackerel sharks). The tuna is among the fastest-swimming pelagic fish - for example, the yellowfin tuna can swim as fast as 75 km/h.
The largest tuna, the Northern (or Atlantic) Bluefin Tuna, can reach lengths of nearly 13 feet (4m) and historically, up to 2000 pounds (900 kg). The Atlantic bluefin tuna eat a variety of prey but apparently prefer pelagic fishes and invertebrates that they can swallow whole. The Atlantic bluefin tuna has also been the foundation of one of the world's most lucrative commercial fisheries. Medium-sized and large individuals are heavily targeted for the Japanese raw fish market, where all bluefin species are highly prized for sushi and sashimi.
These are the longest rivers in South America. The King of rivers, the Amazon River, tops the list at 6,992km. It is also the longest river in the world, although the Nile River is only a breath away at 6,853km.
The Paraná River is the second-longest river, with a distance of 4,880km, running through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The Tocantins–Araguaia river system runs third at 3,650km in total length.
These are the longest rivers in Oceania. In fact, all of them are in Australia.
The Murray–Darling–Culgoa–Balonne–Condamine river system tops the list at 3,672km. The Murrumbidgee River stands second at 1,485km, flowing through the Australian state of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The Cooper–Barcoo River of western Queensland, Australia follows with a distance of 1,420km.
ASEAN - the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is composed of ten countries in the Southeast Asia region, namely, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.
Together, ASEAN has a combined land area of 4 million km2. If ASEAN was a single country, it will be the 7th largest country in the world. The largest country in ASEAN is Indonesia with an area of 1.47 million km2 or 36% of the ASEAN region. The smallest country in ASEAN is Singapore with an area of 716 km2 or 0.02% of the ASEAN region.
The First Industrial Revolution was about mechanization through the use of steam and water power.
The discovery of electricity ushered in the Second Industrial Revolution with mass production.
In the Third Industrial Revolution, the advent of computer digitization propelled the manufacturing world forward with automation and electronic and IT systems.
As the manufacturing world becomes increasingly computerized and digitized, the emergence of IoT, more powerful sensors and lowered costs of networks begin to define the Fourth Industrial Revolution with connected cyber-physical systems. Industry 4.0 is a technical articulation of how this revolution can be realized.
That said, the year of 2019 is helmed by the familiar major Industry 4.0 events such as the Hannover Messe which has attracted close to 250,000 visitors and 6,500 exhibitors in the past years. In Asia, China and Taiwan, both high-end manufacturing trailblazers, also host the highly visited CIEX 2019, SPS-Industrial Automation Fair and the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition.
The combined value of the world's top 100 games markets is estimated to be US$134 billion. The largest games markets by region are Asia (US$65 billion), North America (US$35 billion) and Europe (US$25 billion), followed by South America (US$2.78 billion), Middle East (US$2.37 billion) and Africa (US$1 billion).
The world's top 3 games countries are :
This data is derived from Newzoo's 2018 study of the top 100 games markets ranked on their revenue estimates (refer to URL below). According to Newzoo, the data estimates are based on a combination of primary consumer research, transactional data, quarterly company reports, and census data. The revenues are based on consumer spending in each country and exclude hardware sales, tax, business-to-business services, and online gambling and betting revenues.
All figures, include the country populations, Internet populations and total games revenues are stated in millions.
The average weight of a newborn baby is between 2.5 to 4 kilograms. So i was surprised to hear about newborns weighing 2 times more than the average.
Baby boy Akbar Rissudin - or Risuddin the Great, in Arabic - was born in Indonesia in 2009 with a weight of 8.7 kg and is probably still the biggest newborn baby in the world so far.
Another baby boy born with at least 8kg was Ademilton dos Santos of Brazil - fifth child in the family and the heaviest boy ever born in Brazil.
Baby girl Nadia Khalina of Siberia, Russia, is likely the heaviest baby girl newborn in the world. She was born with a weight of 7.75 kg in 2007.