Most Famous Streets in the U.S. and more interesting top 10’s
Top 10’s for any topic, good when searching for info. One of the Most Famous Streets in the U.S. ? Wall Street in New York City has become synonymous with the financial marketplace of the United States. Notably, Wall Street is home to the New York Stock Exchange – which is the largest of its kind in the world. The actual area Wall Street is known for stretches .7 miles from Broadway to South Street and is also home to the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market and the New York Mercantile Exchange. For many Americans, Wall Street represents wealth, power, corruption and greed. A large number of people blame Wall Street leaders for the financial collapse and list it as a major cause of the current “Great Recession.”
One of the Highest Grossing Movies of All Time ? E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, This 1982 science fiction movie that was directed by Steven Spielberg made $2,216,800,000 and only had a $10.5 million budget. The story centers on an alien who is accidentally left behind by his ship. A young boy named Elliot encounters the alien, who becomes known as “E.T.,” and the two become friends. They have to hide E.T. from the government and Elliot’s mother while trying to find a way to get E.T. home. The film was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 4: Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects. At the 40th Golden Globe Awards, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial won Best Picture (Drama category) and Best Score.
One of the Longest Living Animals ? The hydra is a tiny freshwater polyp that is related to coral, sea anemones and the jellyfish. Similar to the Turritpsis nutricula jellyfish, the hydra has regenerative powers. Every time you cut one of these tiny creatures apart, each piece quickly develops into a new hydra. Hydras do not appear to age at all. Their bodies are tubular in shape and have a mouth on one end that has poisonous tentacles. The hydra uses its tentacles to paralyze insects and crustaceans after which it consumes them. They only grow to be a little less than an inch long; however, they can consume prey that is up to twice their size. These strange creatures move around by utilizing a cup-like foot or pulling themselves along with their tentacles and then “somersaulting.” All top 10’s at UtopTens.
One of the Tallest Mountains in the World ? Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Everest at the South Col. It is located on the boarder between Nepal and China and at it highest peak is about 27,940 feet (8,516 meters) high. This mountain is best known for its close proximity to Everest but is special in own right because it is the home of the steepest face of a mountain that is approximately 1.98?1.4 miles in size. This southern face has been the setting for any failed attempts, some notable fatalities and very few successful summit reaches.