This blog was not exactly full of new information. Other than not knowing how to pronounce the names of these mountains I basically knew about these. They are all in Asia and they are all over 8,000 meters high. That is really tall, considering that the first mountain on this list that is in the western hemisphere is around number 68 on the list, in the Andes and a good 2,000 meters shorter than the top ten. The tallest mountain in the United States is even farther down the list than the tallest in the western hemisphere. It is Mt. McKinley in Alaska and it is several hundred meters shorter than the tallest mountains in the Andes. So basically, our mountains are dwarfs compared to the mountains in Asia. That is what I discovered from researching this blog. So without further adue, here is the list of the top ten tallest mountains in the world (and the pronuciation is all up to you.)

Mountain peak Range Location Height
Everest1 Himalayas Nepal/Tibet 29,0358,850
K2 (Godwin Austen) Karakoram Pakistan/China 28,2508,611
Kanchenjunga Himalayas India/Nepal28,1698,586
Lhotse IHimalayas Nepal/Tibet 27,9408,516
Makalu IHimalayas Nepal/Tibet27,7668,463
Cho OyuHimalayasNepal/Tibet26,9068,201
Dhaulagiri Himalayas Nepal 26,7958,167
Manaslu IHimalayas Nepal 26,7818,163
Nanga Parbat Himalayas Pakistan26,6608,125
Annapurna Himalayas Nepal 26,5458,091

Well, that is it for now and I'll post again on Friday with a new tenner you will just have to come back to find out about!




This one was not as difficult as some of the other ones, but I did have to change the title slightly. Originally I had used the title "Ten countries with the oldest average age," but I decided that "Ten countries with the highest life expectancy" is a more commonly used phrase, so it would be easier to find that on a search engine. Before I started research on this blog I guessed that there would not be any African or Central or Southern American countries on this list, because they don't have very good medical care in a lot of those areas, so I would think that people would not live as long as other places, such as Europe, where there is bettter medical care and such. One thing that did surprise me on this list was that the United States was not on here. As I looked down the list I found out that the U.S. was number 46 with a life expectancy of 77.85. That surprised me. Also, something you should note: These are actually the top 14 countries, because they had cities and provinces listed on their list. If you would like to know what they were, Macau was number two with a life expectacy of 82.19, Hong Kong was fifth with a life expectancy of 81.59, Guernsey was tenth with a life expectancy of 80.42, and the Cayman Islands was thirteenth with a life expectancy of 80.07. So, without further adue, here is the list of the ten countries with the highest life expectancy!

1. Andorra- 83.51
2. San Marino- 81.71
3. Singapore- 81.71
4. Japan- 81.25
5. Sweden- 80.51
6. Switzerland-80.51
7. Australia- 80.50
8. Iceland- 80.31
9. Canada- 80.22
10. Italy- 79.81

And that is all for now. I will post a new blog this Friday, so you will have to come back and see what the title is then!




This blog did not take nearly as much time and effort to research as the other blogs I have posted so far. Everyone pretty much agrees on what the largest countries are, whereas not everyone agrees that Damascus is the oldest city and that Acoma, New Mexico is the oldest city in North America. These are based on the area of the country, not the population of the country, that will be a later post. So here you have it, the ten largest countries!

  1. Russia - 6,592,768.87 sq miles
  2. Canada - 3,851,807.61 sq miles
  3. United States of America- 3,717,811.29 sq miles
  4. China - 3,705,405.45 sq miles
  5. Brazil - 3,286,486.71 sq miles
  6. Australia - 2,967,908.16 sq miles
  7. India - 1,269,345.07 sq miles
  8. Argentina - 1,068,301.76 sq miles
  9. Kazakhstan - 1,049,154.96 sq miles
  10. Sudan - 967,498.25 sq miles
I thought it was interesting that there was a country from each of the continents except Antartica in this list. You have Russia from Europe, Kazakhstan, India, and China from Asia, Canada and the United States of America from North America, Brazil and Argentina from South America, Sudan from Africa and Australia from...well, Australia. Anyways, I just thought that was an interesting little observation. That is it for now, I will post again next Friday!




After a lot of research I found this website that has free statistics. If you click on the title of this blog it will take you to the page that I got the information for this blog off of. So here are my findings from that page. Since I was already there I decided to not only get what the top ten countries with the most mobile phones per capita, but to also find out what the ten countries with the least phones per capita. I have to say, I would not have picked any of these to be on the top ten list of the most phones per capita. I could have guessed some of the other list, because most of them are in Africa. I thought it was interesting that China was not in the top ten countries, although it has the most total mobile phones, because it is so large. Although China was not in the top ten, if I had included them, Hong Kong and Macao would have been. They are listed on the site, but I decided to only use countries. Well, you've been waiting for whole holiday season, so here goes.


  1. Luxembourg-154.83%
  2. Lithuania-127.10%
  3. Italy-124.28%
  4. Czech Republic-115.22%
  5. Israel-112.42%
  6. Portugal-109.09%
  7. Estonia-108.75%
  8. Singapore-103.41%
  9. Iceland-103.40%
  10. Bahrain-103.03%
  1. Papua New Guinea-0.44%
  2. Ethiopia-0.53%
  3. Kiribati-0.72%
  4. Eritrea-0.92%
  5. Nepal-0.92%
  6. Turkmenistan-1.01%
  7. Marshall Islands-1.13%
  8. Cuba-1.19%
  9. Solomon Islands-1.26%
  10. Central African Republic-1.53%
The countries that are italicized are estimates or refer to years other than those specified.
Also, some thing to note, this is as of 2005, not 2006.

Well, there you have it! The top ten countries with the most mobile phones per capita and the least mobile phones per capita. I hope to have a new post up on Friday about some more tenners. Adios amigos!