World’s Top 10 Longest Single Span Bridges

1. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan – 1,991 m




The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan heads the list of the top 10 longest single spand bridges in the world. Europe’s longest singel span bridge is the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, although current plans for a bridge between mainland Italy and Sicily across the Messina straights would surpass it if given the go ahead. The Tsing Ma (Hong Kong to China), has the longest span for a bridge with both road and train traffic. More Images after the break...

2. Xihoumen Bridge, China – 1,650 m




3. Great Belt Bridge, Denmark – 1,624 m




4. Runyang Bridge, China – 1,490 m




5. Humber Bridge, England – 1,410 m




6. Jiangyin Suspension Bridge, China – 1,385 m




7. Tsing Ma Bridge, China – 1,377 m




8. Verrazano Narrows Bridge, USA – 1,298 m




9. Golden Gate Bridge, USA – 1,280 m




10. Yangluo Bridge, China – 1,280 m



World Most Expensive Suit - American Astronaut Costume



It costs 9 million dollars and is at the same time the most expensive piece of clothing in the world.

Most exotic and Expensive Bugatti Veyrons



supercar would be limited to an exclusive production run of just 300 units. As if the original Bugatti Veyron supercar wasn’t enough, a number of limited edition, super luxurious Veyrons have been rolled out over the years. Hit the jump to see some of the most exotic and expensive Bugatti Veyrons spotted till date.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport




The first build slot for the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport was sold at the Pebble Beach auction in 2008 for a whopping $2.9 million. It was a Targa model with a removable polycarbonate roof. The Grand Sport roadster model boasts a top speed of 253 mph when the roof is in place and 223.7 mph when the roof is stowed away. The highlights are the slightly higher windscreen, stylized daytime running lights, and lightweight and the transparent polycarbonate roof.

Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes




An upshot of collaboration between Bugatti and Hermès, the Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes has the “H” logo on all four wheels and “Hermes” engraved on the fuel door. Seen at the Geneva 2008 Motor Show, the Fbg par Hermes, priced at more than $2 million, features hand-cut and stitched leather all around. It flaunts a slightly revised bodywork from other Bugatti Veyron models.

Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero




Done by German tuner Mansory, the Veyron LINEA Vincerò comes with a refined power engine. Exterior modifications include a new front fascia, smaller hood, striking front apron, newly developed side skirts, a diffuser, larger air outlets and new forged wheels. The LED daytime running lights integrated in the front mount add to the overall aesthetics of the supercar. The interiors come with carbon fiber accents (we just love it), leather seating and trim and an LED ambient lighting system.

Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero d’Oro




When compared with the standard Veyron, the Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero d’Oro comes with modified fenders, a shortened bonnet and an enticing front apron. The car’s front features LED daytime running lights and the stylized letter “V” that stands for Vincero. Other highlights include the newly developed side skirts and a new rear diffuser. One outstanding feature of the LINEA Vincero d’Oro ‘s design is the use of carbon fabric with built-in copper threads. The gold work can be seen on the wheels, V-shaped grille, door handles, mirror housings, fuel filler cap, headlight washer nozzles, headlight surrounds and roof. The interior of the car also flaunts gold accents.

Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire




Priced at 1.35 million Euros, the Bleu Veyron Centenaire was unveiled on the occasion of Bugatti’s 100th anniversary. The Bleu Centenaire is being said to have a top speed of 273 mph and it’s done in the company’s famous racing blue color. One of the most captivating features was the matte and glossy applications of the color on its body panels. The car comes painted in sprintblue matte and sprintblue gloss. The interior of the Centenaire is fitted in special “snowbeige” leather with quilting on the seats.

Bugatti EB Veyron 16.4 Pur Sang




The special edition Bugatti EB Veyron 16.4 Pur Sang was shown to the media at the Frankfurt Motor show in 2007 and the five units of the special edition were sold within 24 hours of its launch. The 16.4 Pur Sang is based on one of the most famous design elements of the Bugatti heritage - the tow-tone theme. The car flaunts classy pure aluminum alloy and carbon fiber monocoque body. The 1,888kg beauty totes a power-to-weight ratio of 1.88kg/hp and chops off nearly 100kg off the standard Veyron. Both exclusive and highly functional, the “Pur Sang” is priced at 1.4 million Euros.

Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir




 The Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is dedicated to the original Bugatti Atlantique 57S of the 1930s and features a number of new styling elements, namely an all-black exterior with unpainted carbon-fiber panels. Other features include new alloy wheels, aluminum side mirrors and grille surround, black-out headlights and a tan leather and Alcantara interior.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu




An exclusive supercar limited to only 20 units, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu flaunts a two-tone color combination, which has been made by combining carbon fiber and aluminum. The rear airscoops are the same as the body color and the wheels come with a Midnight Blue and Diamond Cut finish.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Blanc Noir




The Sang Bleu wasn’t enough. The Veyron Grand Sport Blanc Noir was made for a high-end clothier and is done in black and white - a matte white body with glossy black hood, wheels, spoiler, fuel filler cap and more.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport




It’s the latest and the most powerful Veyron to date. The new Veyron 16.4 Super Sport has set a new record for the world’s fastest production car at an amazing 267.81 mph, besting the previous one set by American SSC Ultimate Aero with its 256.12 mph run. It boasts 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 ft lb or torque. The supercar also comes with a modified aero kit. Only 30 Super Sport Veyrons will be put into production, with the first five dubbed World Record Edition having the same mix of orange and black as the record breaker, but the speed will be limited to 257.9 mph.

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Gold Bugatti Veyron at Gumball Rally




 This golden Veyron took part in the Gumball Rally 2009. The 11th Annual Gumball 3000 Rally (May 1-8, 2009) featured a coast to coast road trip of 3000 miles, from Los Angeles to Miami. This Veyron was wrapped by British decal specialists Raccoon.

Gold Bugatti Veyron from Kuwait



This one is a gold version owned by someone in Kuwait and it’s as enticing as the other limited editions. The Gold Bugatti Veyron gets its juice from the 8.0 W16 64 V engine with four turbochargers. The best part is that it’s not just garage-only as it has been spotted on roads in Kuwait by media and the public.

World Most Expensive Potato – “La Bonnotte”



Sort "La Bonnotte" from France, 1 kg costs about 500 euro.

Last 20 Miss USA Titleholders

Miss USA in 1991




Kelli McCarty (born September 6, 1969; Liberal, Kansas) is an American model, actress and @dult; film performer who was crowned Miss USA in 1991.

Miss USA 1992



Shannon LaRhea Marketic (born January 14, 1971), is a former beauty queen from Phoenix, Arizona who became Miss USA 1992. In 1997 she filed a lawsuit against a prince of the ruling family of Brunei, alleging that he had compelled her into performing sexual acts for guests at a party he organized.

Miss USA 1993




Kenya Summer Moore (born January 24, 1971) is an American film and television actress, producer, model and author. Moore was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan by her grandmother (and primary inspiration). She is of African-American and Native American ancestry, and is a graduate of Cass Technical High School; whose other notable alumni include Diana Ross, David Alan Grier, Lily Tomlin, and Miss USA 1990 Carole Gist (the first African American to win). After high school, she went to Wayne State University where she majored in Psychology.

Miss USA 1994




Lu Parker : An extraordinary and intelligent woman, the perfect example that beauty and intelligence, do go hand in hand. Funny, humble, dedicated and very professional, she is Lu Parker, Miss USA 1994, who happily agreed to grant us an unforgettable interview here at “El anecdotario”. The only woman among three brothers,  "a certified tomboy",  in her own words, born in South Carolina, Lu Parker obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English at the College of Charleston and furthermore a Master's Degree in Education from the prestigious military academy “The Citadel”.

Miss USA 1995




Shanna Lynn Moakler (born March 28, 1975) is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995. She was later crowned Miss USA after Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe. Moakler began modeling at age 15 and was later chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Pl@yb0y; magazine in December 2001.

Miss USA 1996




Ali Germaine Landry (born July 21, 1973) is a former Miss USA (1996), model and actress. She is recognized as the Doritos Girl from her popular 1998 Super Bowl commercial. In 1998, she was named by People magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world.

Miss USA 1997




Brandi Sherwood : In 1997, she won the Miss Idaho USA title and represented her state at Miss USA 1997. She became first runner up to eventual Miss USA, Brook Mahealani Lee. Sherwood assumed the Miss USA title when Lee was crowned Miss Universe 1997 in Miami. Sherwood held the titles of Miss Idaho Teen USA and Miss Idaho USA. To date, Sherwood is the only woman to have held the titles of both Miss Teen USA and Miss USA. During her reign as Miss USA, Sherwood worked with Special Olympics. She has also worked with the DARE program and continues to volunteer her time speaking to students about resisting drugs and violence.

Miss USA 1998




Shawnae Jebbia (born September 13, 1971) is an entertainer and former beauty queen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who won the Miss USA title in 1998. Jebbia won the Miss Massachusetts USA title in 1997, in her first attempt at a pageant title.[2] She went on to represent Massachusetts in the Miss USA 1998 pageant, becoming that state's first Miss USA winner.[3] Whilst Jebbia had little prior experience, her first runner-up Shauna Gambill had previously held the Miss Teen USA 1994 title. Jebbia's "sister" titleholder, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998 Susie Castillo, went on to hold the Miss Massachusetts USA title and became Massachusetts' second Miss USA titleholder in 2003.

Miss USA 1999




Kimberly Pressler (born May 21, 1977) is an entertainment presenter and former Miss USA. She is one of few women to win both the Miss New York Teen USA and Miss New York USA titles.


Miss USA 2000




Lynnette Cole (born February 9, 1978), won the title Miss Tennessee USA in 2000. She went on to become the first woman from that state to win the Miss USA pageant, which was held in Branson, Missouri on February 4, 2000.

Miss USA 2001




Kandace Gayle Krueger Matthews (born May 27, 1976) is an American television personality and former beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas.

Miss USA 2002




Shauntay Hinton is an actress and former beauty queen from Starkville, Mississippi who won the Miss USA title in 2002.

Miss USA 2003




Susie Cintron Castillo (born October 27, 1979), is a former beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title and who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. She pursued a career in the media, and as such, has made various television appearances and hosted shows such as MTV's Total Request Live as a VJ.

Miss USA 2004




Shandi Ren Finnessey (born June 9, 1978; Florissant, Missouri, U.S.) is an American beauty queen, model and television hostess. She is best known for winning the Miss USA title, as Miss Missouri USA. She had previously held the title of Miss Missouri 2002 and competed in Miss America where she won a preliminary award.

Miss USA 2005




Chelsea Cooley (born October 30, 1983) is a beauty queen from Charlotte, North Carolina who has competed in the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and who has held the Miss USA 2005 title.


Miss USA 2006




Tara Elizabeth Conner (born December 18, 1985) is an American beauty queen and model, who was Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. Apart from her role as Miss USA, Conner has been employed as a model. She was a featured model on the HDNet series Bikini Fantasies in 2004, posing for the cameras in Lake Tahoe. She has held the titles Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, Miss Kentucky County Fair 2004, Miss Kentucky USA 2006 and Miss USA 2006.

Miss USA 2007




Rachel Renee Smith (born April 18, 1985 in Panama) is an American beauty queen and television personality from Clarksville, Tennessee, who won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 [1] and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Miss USA 2008




Crystle Danae Stewart (born September 20, 1981), from Missouri City, Texas, is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2008.

Miss USA 2009




Kristen Jeannine Dalton (born December 13, 1986), from Wilmington, North Carolina, is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2009.

Miss USA 2010




Rima Fakih (born October 2, 1985) is an American beauty pageant contestant, and winner of the 2010 Miss USA title. She represented the state of Michigan in the Miss USA 2010 pageant, having previously won the 2010 Miss Michigan USA competition. A native of Lebanon, as a child Fakih moved to the United States with her family. As a Muslim and an Arab, she is reputed to be the first person of her nationality, ethnicity or religion to be named Miss USA. In 2008, she traveled back to Lebanon to compete in the Miss Lebanon Emigrant pageant, placing third.

World Most Expensive Cigarettes – “Treasurer”



One pack of this brand is approximately 24 euros. It is sold only in specialized stores.

Motocross 1930


The Bike, designed in 1936 by Ray Cortny, develops speed 160 km / h. It is called O. Ray Cortny.