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The 5 most expensive diamonds in the world

The 5 most expensive diamonds in the world

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For centuries, there has been an enormous interest revolving around unique diamonds among royalty and wealthy people. There is much information about diamonds and its interest in acquiring.  Because of its incredible properties, the diamond is probably the most wanted of the mining products.

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There have been cases where people become instantly rich after they’ve found a big and rare diamond in their backyards. Although this is incredibly rare, it has been known to happen from time to time.

Here are the five of the world’s most coveted and valuable diamonds in the world:

The De Beers Centenary Diamond. Valued at 100 million USD, this unique precious stone actually has the highest grade of a colorless diamond. Its weight is 273.75 carats or 54.77 grams. It was produced by the famed De Beers Mine, and you may be surprised to hear that it’s only the third largest diamond that has been produced there.

The Hope Diamond. This is the diamond that inspired the movie Titanic. The Hope is now safely guarded at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.  A unique thing about this diamond is that it looks blue in color because of the high number of traces of boron in the crystal structure. Its color changes completely under an ultraviolet light. It weighs 45.52 carats, which makes it less heavy than some of the other entries of this list. However, it is valued at 350 million USD.

The Cullinan. With a weight of 106.75 carats or 621.35 grams, this is the largest rough diamond that has ever been mined. Once it was polished, it became the Cullinan and weighed 530.2 carats or 106.0 grams.

The Sancy Diamond. The Sancy Diamond is a 55.23 carat or 11.05 grams of Indian origin. It shines a pale yellow and was once owned by the Mughals of Antiquity. Its well-known history is believed to have begun in 1570 It was one of the first diamonds to be cut with symmetrical facets. This diamond is actually considered to be priceless.

The Koh-I-Noor. For many experts in the subject, the Koh-I-Noor may have no competition in the world of diamonds. It’s a 105 carat (21.6 grams) diamond with a famous history. The Koh-I-Noor is another diamond that has no price. It has been owned by many members of the Persian, Mughal and Sikh royalty. It is currently property of the British crown and it’s very popular with visitors and tourists.



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Live in Your Second Life Adventure World

Live in Your Second Life Adventure World

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Building virtual worlds is not just a privilege of game developers but game players itself too. You can create your own lands, buildings, bridges and other resources. You can arrange and design your virtual home. And finally, you can live inside this world, to live your second life. But do not spend more time in your second life than in your real life;)

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Fauja Singh Earned a Place in Guiness World Book of Records as the 100-year-old Marathon Runner

Fauja Singh Earned a Place in Guiness World Book of Records as the 100-year-old Marathon Runner

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This 100-year old marathon runner from India completed classical 42195 km distance on Sunday (10/16/2011) at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. He finished his route after more than eight hours of fight with himself. Fauja Singh result was better as he expected, his plan was about 9 hours. Most people do not understand what it is 8 hours on marathon route. You have to run a marathon to understand it. Fauja Singh speaks only Panjabi, is vegetarian and lives in Great Britain. What is interesting is that word Fauja means soldier, so without a doubt, we will see him again.

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Aquarium World of Calcinus Elegans Blue Hermit Crab

Aquarium World of Calcinus Elegans Blue Hermit Crab

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This big electric hermit crab (Calcinus elegans) has bright blue legs and is native to Marshall Islands. This crab is suitable to a saltwater aquarium because it eats red slime algae (cyanobacteria). For additional feeding, seaweed is suitable. The crab grows up to 2″ and minimum recommended tank size is 12 gallons.

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When the New Year 2011 Starts Around the World

When the New Year 2011 Starts Around the World

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When we go around the world, the New Year 2011 will start at different time. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar starts at 1 January.

Chinese New Year 2011 will start on February 3 and this year animal sign is rabbit. The Chinese calendar consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems.

Islamic New Year 2011 marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina and will start on Saturday, November 26.

Time table for the countries and the cities for the year 2011 based on Gregorian (Roman) calendar:

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#1 Fri 10:00 AM Kiribati Kiritimati
#2 Fri 10:15 AM New Zealand Chatham Islands
#3 Fri 11:00 AM New Zealand, Antarctica and 3 more Auckland, Suva, Wellington, Nukualofa
#4 Fri 12:00 Noon Kiribati, Marshall Islands and 3 more Funafuti, Yaren, Majuro, Tarawa
#5 Fri 12:30 PM Norfolk Island Kingston
#6 Fri 1:00 PM Australia and 5 more Melbourne, Sydney, Anadyr, Canberra
#7 Fri 1:30 PM Australia Adelaide
#8 Fri 2:00 PM Australia, Russia and 4 more Brisbane, Vladivostok, Guam, Port Moresby
#9 Fri 2:30 PM Australia Darwin
#10 Fri 3:00 PM Japan, South Korea and 5 more Tokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Koror
#11 Fri 3:15 PM Australia Eucla
#12 Fri 4:00 PM China and 12 more Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore
#13 Fri 5:00 PM Indonesia and 8 more Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Phnom Penh
#14 Fri 5:30 PM Myanmar and Cocos Islands Yangon, Bantam
#15 Fri 6:00 PM Bangladesh, Russia and 4 more Dhaka, Almaty, Omsk, Novosibirsk
#16 Fri 6:15 PM Nepal Kathmandu
#17 Fri 6:30 PM India and Sri Lanka New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Colombo
#18 Fri 7:00 PM Russia, Pakistan and 7 more Tashkent, Islamabad, Ufa, Perm
#19 Fri 7:30 PM Afghanistan Kabul, Kandahar
#20 Fri 8:00 PM United Arab Emirates and 7 more Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Port Louis, Saint-Denis
#21 Fri 8:30 PM Iran Tehran, Esfahãn, Mashhad, Tabriz
#22 Fri 9:00 PM Russia, Iraq and 16 more Moscow, Baghdad, Khartoum, Nairobi
#23 Fri 10:00 PM Greece, Israel and 31 more Cairo, Ankara, Athens, Bucharest
#24 Fri 11:00 PM Germany and 43 more Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome
#25 Midnight Fri-Sat U.K. and 23 more London, Casablanca, Dublin, Lisbon
#26 Sat 1:00 AM Cape Verde, Greenland and Portugal Azores, Praia, Ittoqqortoormiit
#27 Sat 2:00 AM Brazil and 2 more Brasilia, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
#28 Sat 3:00 AM Brazil, Argentina and 7 more Buenos Aires, Santiago, Asuncion, Paramaribo
#29 Sat 3:30 AM Canada St. John’s
#30 Sat 4:00 AM Canada and 24 more La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Halifax
#31 Sat 4:30 AM Venezuela Caracas, Barquisimeto, Maracaibo, Maracay
#32 Sat 5:00 AM U.S.A., Canada and 11 more New York, Washington DC, Havana, Lima
#33 Sat 6:00 AM U.S.A., Canada and 8 more Mexico City, Chicago, Guatemala, Managua
#34 Sat 7:00 AM U.S.A., Canada and Mexico Edmonton, Boise, Calgary, Denver
#35 Sat 8:00 AM U.S.A., Canada and 2 more Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Mexicali
#36 Sat 9:00 AM U.S.A. and French Polynesia Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome
#37 Sat 9:30 AM France Taiohae
#38 Sat 10:00 AM U.S.A. and 4 more Honolulu, Papeete, Rarotonga, Apia
#39 Sat 11:00 AM American Samoa, U.S.A. and Niue Alofi, Pago Pago, Midway

Source: timeanddate.com

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World of Armed Forces

World of Armed Forces

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The armed forces exist to defend states and in some cases to be misused for political objectives. After I saw all that pictures I am actually not sure what that military game is good for.

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Day and Night of Walt Disney World Castle

Day and Night of Walt Disney World Castle

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One of the most beautiful things you can see in Walt Disney World is the fairy tale Cinderella Castle. This castle is the gateway to Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom theme park. To see this castle live you will need to point your GPS to Orlando, FL.

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Gathering of Power in the Magic World

Gathering of Power in the Magic World

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Whenever you are in the real or magic world you need to seek for a new power sources. Even the inspiration itself can be the power.

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World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto

World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto

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This hard championship took part in Toronto, May 22, 2010. Contestants had 10 minutes to eat poutine. Poutine is a dish consisting of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. The winner got $750.

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Bizarre Taxis All Over the World

Bizarre Taxis All Over the World

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A taxi can be useful transport method when you need to move from one part of city to another, especially when you are on visit and do not known the location. Every country, even every city has differently looking taxis. Some looks common and some not;)

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