Friday, October 1, 2010

Top 10 Most Expensive Coffee in the World!

Top 10 Most Expensive Coffee in the World

Here are the list of the most expensive coffee in the world. Coffee is known as the best coffee from the drinks are available throughout the world. The most refreshing of all drinks, it’s popular with people from all age groups as an energy booster. Into commercial crops, coffee is the economic mainstay of many countries. There are several varieties of coffee. They vary in quality, flavor and taste. Here is a list of ten most expensive coffee in the world.

10. Coffee Yauco Selecto AA, Puerto Rico ( $ 24)
Derived from Yauco area, Puerto Rican coffee is known for excellence throughout the world. It is produced in the Southwestern Mountains of Puerto Rico, the coffee is appreciated for its mild flavor. You can enjoy this coffee with a price of $ 24.
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Selecto AA Yauco Coffee

9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon, Gatare/Karengera, Rwanda ( $ 24)
Starbucks coffee bean was discovered in Gatare and Karengera from their visit to a coffee washing station in Rwanda in 2004. Now, Rwanda Blue Bourboncoffee farmers plant beans as main crops. You can enjoy this coffee with a price of $ 24.
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Starbucks Rwanda Coffee

8. Hawaiian Kona Coffee ( $ 34)
Brazil introduced the coffee tree to England rich volcanic soil Kona at the end of the 1820s. The climate in the place is suitable for coffee cultivation. It is known for their comfort and taste, you can enjoy this coffee at a price $ 34.
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Kona Hawaii Coffee

7. Los Planes – Citala, El Salvador ( $ 40)
The best Los Planes commercially grown crops in El Salvador ranks second in the Cup of Excellence 2006. This is a 93.52 out of 100 of the international jury in the competition. You can enjoy this coffee with a price of $ 40.
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Los Planes Coffee

6. Blue Mountain, Wallenford Estate, Jamaica ( $ 49)
The Jamaican Blue Mountain is known as variable quality. It is very popular among coffee lovers mild because the strong flavor and aroma. Japan imports about 85% of the coffee. You can enjoy this coffee with a price of $ 49.
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Blue Mountain Coffee

5. Fazenda Santa Ines, Minas Gerais, Brazil ( $ 50)
It looked as the highest in the history of the Cup of Excellence coffee, this is the anger of Caffe Artigiano, a cafe renowned roasters in Canada and two in Australia. This exclusive coffee mugs are available in specialty stores around the world. You can enjoy this coffee with a price of $ 50.
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Farenza Santa Ines Coffee

4. El Injerto – Huehuetenango, Guatemala ( $ 50)
The kind of coffee by the El Injerto owe their origin in the territory of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Has pocketed the first prize in 2006 Cup of Excellence. You can enjoy coffee it with a price of $ 50.
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El Injerto

3.Island From St. Helena Coffee Company – St. Helena ( $ 79)
St. Helena Island, 1200 miles off the coast of Africa is a breeding ground for St Helena Coffee. It owes its popularity is now at the Napoleon Bonaparte who praised the coffee sow his seed on the island of St. Helena. You can enjoy coffee with a price of $ 79.
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Helena Coffee

2. Hacienda La Esmeralda, Boquete, Panama ( $ 104)
Hacienda La Esmeralda’s Geisha grown in Boquete, Panama is a popular worldwide because of taste. This is mostly cultivated in the shade of old guava tree. You can enjoy coffee with a price of $ 104.
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Hacienda La Esmeralda

1. Luwak Coffee, Indonesia ( $ 160)
Luwak coffee is coffee that is produced from coffee beans that have been eaten and passed through the digestive tract of animals called the mongoose. The coffee has been famous fame until overseas. Even in the United States, there is a cafe or coffee shop that sells the mongoose (civet coffee) at a price which is quite expensive. Dikais copies of this mongoose droppings could reach $ 160 price.
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Luwak Coffee

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Most Expensive Pen in the World!

Here are the list of the most expensive pens in the world. As we know that there are several different types, including ballpoint, rollerball, fountain, and felt-tip. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used. Modern-day pens come in a variety of colors, shapes and assortments. The most common contain black or blue ink. Everybody has a pen that the function as their writing tools. Here are the list of the most expensive pens that ever in the world.

10. The Caran d’Ache “1010″ Foundation Pen
Inspiration for the name “1010″ comes from “Ten minutes past ten (10:10),” when the hand on a wristwatch dial the right balance. Made from rhodium-plated silver, which boasts a 1010 pen clip that resembles a wristwatch. The Caran d’Ache’s 1010 Limited Edition fountain pen is a tribute to honor the Swiss watch making industry. A decorative balance wheel has been placed between two rubies under a sapphire dome and the beautiful little fleas value scratched around barrels. The price start at the cool $ 19,000.
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Caran d'Ache 1010 Limited Edition

9. The Four Season Pen
The features 18-carat gold pen, carving class, and state-of-the-art electronic fuel injection pump. Four Seasons Limited Edition Fountain Pen Sets launched to celebrate the color and change color over time. Green stands for spring, red for summer, brown for autumn and winter gray to intimate. There are only 33 units built, with each price $ 36,000.
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Four Season Fountain Pen

8. The Ripple HRH Pen
It is available in white gold and black, and is priced at $ 57,000, this pen has double reservoir filling system. The Ripple HRH Limited Edition Visconti pens made of 18K white gold and diamonds and with two-tone 18K gold nib.
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The Ripple HRH

7. Mont Blanc Star Pen
Mont Blanc star logo made from 19 diamonds highlighted by 18k white gold ring set with a clip and the importance of diamonds. The Montblanc Boheme Royal drawn pen features a platinum-plated pen 18K gold, 18K white gold barrel and cap set filled with brilliant-cut diamond 1430. Diamond writing instrument exceeds the million-dollar luxury price of U.S. $ 1,500,000.
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The Montblanc Boheme Royal

6. The Barrel Pen
Caran d’Ache ’1010 ‘Fountain Pen made with 18-carat gold and encrusted with diamonds and rubies. Details brokers pen that can be found in mechanical watches fine. The barrel is made transparent by using sapphire crystal. Even the ink bottle looks like a watch crown. Only 10 units were produced, with each costing $ 174,000.
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Caran d'Ache Barrel Pen

5. The Papillon Pen
The limited Edition Boheme Papillon Pens that are filled with more than 1,400 diamond and sapphire scintillating careful to wrap around the body in three levels and spring into the internal mechanism, made in solid white, yellow or rose gold. Fragile butterfly and vine crops Keatsian adorn hats and body while the patented star-shaped Montblanc Diamond grace signature top hat. This limited edition writing magic has been designed to pay homage to one of the most amazing creatures in nature, the Butterfly. Limited edition Boheme Papillon by price 180 000 Euros (U.S. $ 230,410).
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Boheme Papillon Pens

4. The Fountain Pen
Fountain-pen which is made of 18K white gold and decorated with diamonds and ruby studded. It is exhibit 996 was cut with side diamonds and 92 rubies around the exterior while the inside really looks. Clip ring on the lid has 19 rubies attached to it while the 18K gold pen set with two rubies. Price 200 000 Euros (U.S. $ 256,010).
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Gold Pen

3. The La Modernista Pen
This amazing pen sold at an auction for $ 265,000. This pen is made by Caran d’Ache, a Swiss-based company in 1999 as a tribute to the architect Antonio Gaudi. Pena has a 18-carat gold rhodium-plated pen and regulated by the total weight of diamonds Wesselton 5072 in 20-karat, and 96 total 32-carat ruby. La Modernista Diamonds has appeared in the Guinness Book of Records in 2001 to become the most expensive when it was a pen.
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La modernista diamonds

2. The Gotica Pen
The Gotica pen from Caran d’Ache recently start the debute in China. Pena that celebrated Gothic art and architecture, made of rhodium plated silver solid with six faces decorated with Gothic windows, fleurs-de-lis and a rose. Jewel Gotica pens equipped with 892 brilliant-cut diamonds total 7.10 carat emerald and has 72 roses and 72 rubies. The price $ 406,453.
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Gotica Pen

1. The Mystery Masterpiece Pen
The pen made from white gold, adorned with rubies, sapphires, or emeralds and accented by diamonds. Each pen has 840 diamonds and more than 20 carats of stones placed at the Van Cleef & Arpels patented ‘Mystery Setting’. Luxury house Van Cleef & Arpels and Montblanc is the heart of this proud manufacturer stationers named the Mystery Masterpiece, which was launched in February 2006 as a part of the celebration of their centennial.  The amazing thing is the price of $ 730,000.
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Mistery Masterpiece

Friday, September 17, 2010

Top 10 most expensive movies

Top 10. Spider-Man 2(cost $200m) is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Alvin Sargent and developed by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. It is the second film in the Spider-Man film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It saw the return of Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson and James Franco as Harry Osborn.
Set two years after the original, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man. The main villain in this film is Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), who turns insane following a failed experiment and the death of his wife. Using his mechanical tentacles, Octavius is dubbed "Doctor Octopus" and threatens to endanger the lives of the people of New York City.
The film was released in 2004 in the United States by Columbia Pictures, and received positive reviews from critics. It grossed over $783 million worldwide, and won the Academy Award for Visual Effects. The film's success led to the final sequel, Spider-Man 3.

Top 9. King Kong - ($207m) is a 2005 remake of the 1933 film of the same name directed by Peter Jackson and stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody. Andy Serkis, through performance capture, portrayed Kong. The film's budget climbed from an initial US$150 million to a record-breaking $207 million. The film was released on December 14, 2005 and made an opening of $50.1 million. While the film performed lower than expectations, King Kong made domestic and worldwide grosses that eventually added up to $550 million,[1] becoming the fourth-highest grossing movie in Universal Pictures history. Strong DVD sales also added over $100 million to the grosses.[2] It also received positive reviews, with some considering it one of the all-round best movies of 2005, though it has been criticised for its length at three hours and eight minutes. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, and Sound Editing.

Top 8.Superman Returns ($209m) is a 2006 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Brandon Routh as Superman, as well as Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Frank Langella, and Parker Posey. It is a sequel to Superman (1978) and, to a lesser extent, Superman II (1980),[2][3] and ignores the events of the two previous installments in the Superman film series –– Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). The film tells the story of the title character returning to Earth after several years of absence. He finds that his love interest Lois Lane has moved on with her life, and that his archenemy Lex Luthor is plotting a scheme that will destroy the United States.
After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Superman on the screen, Warner Bros. hired Bryan Singer to direct and develop Superman Returns in July 2004. The majority of principal photography took place at Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, while the visual effects sequences were created by Sony Pictures Imageworks; filming ended in November 2005. Preceded by an extensive marketing campaign at the cost of $44.5 million, Superman Returns was released to positive reviews and received many award nominations, but Warner Bros. was disappointed with the $391 million worldwide box office return.

Top 7.X-Men: The Last Stand (also known colloquially as X-Men 3 or X3)($210M) is a 2006 superhero film and the third in the X-Men series. It is directed by Brett Ratner, who took over when Bryan Singer dropped out to direct Superman Returns. The movie revolves around a "mutant cure" that causes serious repercussions among mutants and humans, and on the mysterious resurrection of Jean Grey, who appeared to have died in X2. The film is loosely based on two X-Men comic book story arcs: writer Chris Claremont's and artist John Byrne's "The Dark Phoenix Saga" in The Uncanny X-Men and writer Joss Whedon's and artist John Cassaday's six-issue "Gifted" arc in Astonishing X-Men.
The film was released on May 26, 2006 in the United States and Canada. Despite mixed reviews from critics and fans, the film performed well at the box office. Its opening-day gross of $45.5 million is the fourth-highest on record while its opening weekend gross of $103 million is the fifth highest ever.

 Top 6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($225M) is a 2006 American adventure fantasy film and the second film of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, following Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). It was directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. In the film, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) discovers his debt to Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) is due, and the marriage of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is interrupted by Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander), who wants Turner to acquire Sparrow's compass.

Top 5.The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ($225M)is a 2008 epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian, the second published, fourth chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. It is the second in The Chronicles of Narnia film series from Walden Media, following The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). The four Pevensie children (William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, and Georgie Henley) return to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) in his struggle for the throne against his corrupt uncle, King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto). The film was released on May 16, 2008 in the United States, in Australia on June 5, 2008, and on June 26, 2008 in the United Kingdom.

Top 4.Avatar  ($237M) is a 2009 Americanepic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, and Joel David Moore. The film is set in 2154, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system.[8][9][10] The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi-human hybrid bodies used by a team of researchers to interact with the natives of Pandora.

Top 3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($250M)is a 2009 fantasy-adventure film directed by David Yates and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the sixth installment in the popular Harry Potter franchise, as well as the second film to be directed by Yates, who helmed the previous movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. David Heyman and David Barron produced the film and the screenplay was written by Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of the first four entries.
Filming began on 24 September 2007, with the film being released in cinemas worldwide on 15 July 2009, one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novel's release. In everywhere but the United States, the sixth film was simultaneously released in regular cinemas and IMAX 3-D in all countries. Due to North American theaters having a several week commitment by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the IMAX 3D release of the film occurred on 29 July, two weeks after its original release.

Top 2. Spider-Man 3 ($258M) is a 2007 superhero film[3] written and directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent. It is the third film in the Spider-Man film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons and James Cromwell.
The film begins with Peter Parker basking in his success as Spider-Man, while Mary Jane Watson continues her Broadway career. Harry Osborn still seeks vengeance for his father's death, and an escaped convict, Flint Marko, falls into a particle accelerator and is transformed into a shape-shifting sand manipulator. An extraterrestrial symbiote crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, influencing his behavior for the worse. When Peter abandons the symbiote, it finds refuge in Eddie Brock, a rival photographer, causing Peter to face his greatest challenge.

Top 1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($300M) is a 2007 adventure fantasy film, the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of the Black Pearl rescuing Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), from Davy Jones's Locker, and then preparing to fight the East India Trading Company, led by Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) and Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), who plan to extinguish piracy. Gore Verbinski directed the film, as he did with the previous two. It was shot in two shoots during 2005 and 2006, the former simultaneously with the preceding film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
The film was released in English-speaking countries on May 24, 2007 after Disney decided to move the release date to a day earlier than originally planned. Critical reviews were mixed, but At World's End was a box office hit, becoming the most successful film of 2007, grossing approximately $960 million worldwide, and making it the second most successful in the series, behind Dead Man's Chest. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Makeup and the Academy Award for Visual Effects.
To date, it is the most expensive film ever made, with a budget of $300 million.
A fourth installment, On Stranger Tides, is currently in development.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture

Northland refrigerator – $11,000
Northland, a 100-year-old provider of custom refrigerators, has really outdone itself with this 72” side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. It has a glass door and stainless steel wrap, features “daylight” interior lighting and easily cleaned glass shelves. The spacious fridge has a total capacity of 48.3 cubic feet.

Vividus Mattress – $59,750
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Vividus Mattress
The Vividus, Latin for “full of life”, is the most expensive bed in the world. Sleeping on the bed, designed in Sweden by Hastens, has been described as “sleeping on a cloud.” It’s made from a variety of luxury materials, including cashmere, flax, silk, lambswool and hand-tufted horse hair.

Archeo Copper Bathtub – $67,557
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Archeo Copper Bathtub
Made of solid copper, this tub is hand-crafted by the very people who refurbished Lady Liberty’s torch. Over five feet long and two-and-a-half feet wide, the tub is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate just about anyone. The fluted faucet and hand-held shower unit are designed with the same aesthetic quality as the rest of the tub, featuring a finely engraved starfish-on-seashell knob. The extravagantly made tub easily takes its place as the world’s most expensive bathtub with its $67,557 price tag.

Parnian Furniture desk – $200,000
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Parnian Furniture desk
Created by Parnian Furniture Design & Manufacturing of Scottsdale, AZ, this luxurious desk is made of six different kinds of exotic wood, including ebony and Carpathian elm, and a piece of custom glass. Each of their desks is custom built to fit the room it’s destined to grace. This particular desk was built to show off Parnian’s unique design in their North Scottsdale showroom.
Solid gold stool – $1.3 million
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Solid gold stool
Sold by a jewelry store in China’s Jiangsu province, this expensive stool is made of 110 lbs of solid gold and is priced at $1.3 million. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about it.

Pininfarina’s Aresline Xten – $1.5 million
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Pininfarina’s Aresline Xten
Created by Pininfarina, an Italian car design firm best known for designing luxury cars like Ferraris and Cadillacs, the Aresline Xten could be the most comfortable chair ever made. The Dynamic Synchronized Tilting system allows users to tilt the back and the seat independently while the Technogel in the cushions makes them conform to the shape of the user. The chair is also made from a durable fabric called Dynatec, which is also used by Olympic athletes.

Ruijssenaars magnetic floating bed – $1.6 million
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Ruijssenaars magnetic floating bed
Ruijssenaars reportedly worked on the technology for this expensive bed for six years in collaboration with Bakker Magnetics. Permanent opposing industrial-strength magnets allow the bed to float around 40cm off the floor and can hold 900kg. This visually pleasing technology could also be applied to other areas in home decor like coffee tables, sofas, and Japanese dining tables. How cool would it be to eat sushi and drink sake off a floating table?

Tufft table – $4.6 million
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Tufft table
The Tufft pier table, named after its creator, Thomas Tufft, was hand-carved in the late 1700s for general store owner Richard Edwards of Lumberton, New Jersey. The antique table features pierced fretwork and long legs ending in narrow ankles and detailed ball-and-claw feet. It was sold by Edwards’ descendent, a Philadelphia architect by the name of Samuel Harrison Gardiner.

”Dragons” Chair – $27.8 million
Top 10 Most Expensive Furniture - Dragons Chair
This expensive armchair belonged to a Paris-based art dealer before finding its way into the hands of Yves Saint Laurent, founder of the eponymous YSL luxury brand. Reportedly, that very same art dealer is the person who paid ten times the chair’s estimated value to procure it at a Christie’s auction. The chair was made by Irish designer Eileen Gray sometime between 1917 and 1919. Called the “Dragons” chair, it is one of Gray’s masterpieces and was expected to sell for €2-3 millions.

Badminton Cabinet – $36.7 million

The Badminton Cabinet (or Badminton Chest) was commissioned by Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort, at the age of 19. It took thirty experts six years to create and is named after the Duke’s seat of power, Badminton House in Gloucestershire, where it sat until it was auctioned by his descendents in the late 20th century.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Materialistic pleasures are so treasured in today’s world that very few people stop to think about other virtues in life. When it comes to living, some people live comfortably, others live extravagantly. Then there are these people who reside in the lap of luxury-literally!

10. Updown Court
This house is located in England, just outside London and is reportedly larger than the Buckingham Palace. It has 103 rooms, a bowling alley, a large movie theater, over 3 swimming pools and a squash court. It is worth 116 million dollars and the best part is that the driveway is heated too!

9. Maison de l’Amitie
Owned by Donald Trump, this house is in Palm Beach. It stretches across 80,000 square feet of land and holds a conservatory, a ballroom, 15 bedrooms, 8 half-baths, a tennis house and a luxurious guest cottage. The gigantic pool is only a minor part of this 125 million dollar mansion.

8. Fleur de Lys
worth over 125 million and built by Suzanne and David Saperstein, this house was put up for sale in 2007. The house has 15 bedrooms and the exterior is covered with French limestone while the interior is splashed with 24 karat gold. The house also has furniture items like Marie Antoinette’s curtain patterns and Napoleon’s favorite chair.

7. Dracula’s Castle
This castle was made into a museum during the 1980s and a few year back, Archduke Dominic who is the owner of the house put up the castle for sale for a net worth of 80 million dollars. However, this offer was not accepted and 2 years later, he put up the house for sale again. This time for a price that was not disclosed. Nobody has bought it yet. It has 57 rooms, 17 bedrooms and beautiful antique furniture.

6. Hala Ranch
Owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, this ranch will be found in Colo. It has 27 bathrooms and 15 bedrooms along with an indoor pool, private ski trails, sewage treatment plants, a tennis court, heated stables and a gas station. This 135 million dollar ranch stretches across 14,397 square feet.

5. Aaron Spelling’s Manor
This mansion stands on land that stretches across 56,000 square feet of land. The net worth has been estimated at 150 million dollars and was built in 1991. It has 123 bedrooms, a tennis court, a skating rink, a bowling alley and several swimming pools.

4. The Penthouses at One Hyde Park
This house was still under construction the last time we checked. When it is completed, it will be the second most expensive house in the world with a net worth of 160 million dollars. It will be nestled within a skyscraper in London called One Hyde Park.

3. Elena Franchuk’s Victorian Villa
This house is located in the Kensington district in London was bought recently for about 161 million dollars. This 5-storey house has a 10 bedroom villa, an indoor swimming pool, a panic room, move theater and a sauna plus gym.

2. William Randolph Hearst’s Mansion

This house was initially owned by William Randolph Hearst and has three swimming pools, 29 bedrooms as well as a state of the art movie theater and discotheque. The mansion was put up for sale since 2007 and taken off a year later when nobody showed any interest in it.  It is worth 165 million dollars and stretches across 6 acres of land.

1. Antilla
The most expensive house in the world is in India, owned by Mukesh Ambani. It is worth a whopping 1 billion dollars and has 27 floors. The house has a plush health club and a garage that can hold over 150 cars. Why? Just because this business tycoon has a personal collection of 168 cars. The house is made entirely of glass and is 570 feet tall.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Not sure what dog to buy or what dog suits your socialite personality? Try browsing on the some of the most expensive dog breeds that will sure make your way to dog-owner stardom. These dogs are expensive mostly because of their rarity and impressing characteristics.
Traditionally, the specie of dogs is considered one of the friendly animals living in our planet. In fact, the common normative view implicated by our society towards their kind is the popular notion – “man’s best friend”. Not surprisingly, many people decide to take care of a dog for many different reasons, such as (1) companionship, (2) family practice – especially couples who are planning to set in together, (3) breeding purposes and (4) to promote their luxurious image.
10th: Last but not the least, the tenth most expensive dog breed is the famous celebrity toy dog, which costs around $500 to $2100, the Pomeranian.

Most dog owners love the attitude of Pomeranians. Its characteristics of being playful and friendly towards humans are the principal reasons for its popularity. Pomeranians are gentle by nature and typically bred under cold temperaments.

9th:  The ninth most expensive dog breed is famed working dog from Western portion of United States, which costs around $900 to $2000, the Australian Shepherd.
The Australian Shepherd also known as Aussie is the famous dog breed found in the Western ranches of United States. Aussies have surged its popularity after the World War II due to their participations in rodeos, horse shows and other ranch-associated movies of the twentieth century.

8th:  The eight most expensive dog breed is the playful and best “man friend image”, which costs around $300 to $3500, the Golden Retriever.
The Golden Retriever is the original American hunting dog that is usually trained using the popular retrieve or fetching game; hence, being named after its favorite activity. Retrievers are likely to become detection dogs or even guide dogs due to their enhanced senses and intelligence. It is one of the most popular and in-demand dog breeds in United States, which consequently made itto the position as one of the most expensive dog breeds.

7th:  The seventh most expensive dog is the only purple-tongued dog breed, which costs around $1300 to $3500, Cream Chow Chow.
The dog breed, Chow Chow, has first originated from Mongolia about 4,000 years ago. The breed is one of the 14 ancient dogs that have existed in the past upto the present. Chow Chow literally means a puffy-lion, which greatly describes their elegant and royal double-coats. Aside from its different color versions of cinnamon, red, black and blue, cream Chow Chow is considered the most expensive type of its kind. Why is Cream Chow Chow expensive? DNA analysis of Chow Chow confirms its genes as the oldest recognizable dog breed, which exited even in 150 B.C. Its historical figure and rarity of its color have become the main value of its breed.

6th:  The sixth most expensive dog is the small dog from the terrier category, which costs around $800 to $3000, Yorkshire Terrier.
Unlike other terrier breeds, Yorkshire or also known as Yorkie is a long-haired breed with distinct characteristics, such as being playful, sensitive and enthusiastic. Yorkies can be very much attached to their masters especially if they have been under their care during their puppy years. Another distinct characteristic of Yorkshire is their intellect, which is in fact above average compared to the average working dogs. According to Dr. Stanley Coren, with only 15 approximate repetitions of a given comman, Yorkies are likely to follow it with a rate of 70% or better. This is just one of the main reasons while Yorkies are one of the in-demand dog breeds in the United States.

5th: The fifth in the rank is a larger dog breed originating from Japan’s Akita Prefecture, which costs around $1500 to $3500, Akita Inu.
Akita Inu is a large breed of dog that weighs around 34-50kg for females and 34-54kg for males. It is usually available in five different colors: red, Fawn, Sesame, Brindle, and Pure White. Similar to chow chows, the pure white version of Akita is known as the rarest version of its kind; hence, also considered as the most expensive type of Akita.

4th: The fourth is the smallest among the terrier kinds, which costs around $2,000 to $3,000, Norfolk Terrier.
Norfolk Terriers are proportionately formed type of dogs wherein agility, bone density and body frame are all coordinated together to best suit the playful and fun character of the dog. Norfolk Terriers first became fashionable among the girls of Cambridge University in England.  Why is it expensive? Norfolk terrier is relatively a rare kind of dog that is very difficult to breed due to its small body frame. The usual puppies produced per conception amounts to three or four, which somehow suggests a higher price configuration for the breeder.

3rd:The third on the list is the small version of Spaniel type breeds, which costs around $800 to $3,500, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Cavalier Spaniels are well-suited as toy dogs due to their furry coat and human-attachment factor. In fact, Cavalier Spaniel is considered as one of the most intelligent dogs that can be easily trained in doing various dog tricks. This toy dog is also considered as one of the largest toy breeds with weight growth of up to 4.5 and 8.5 kg (10 and 18 lb) and height of 29 and 33 cm (12-13 inches).
These types of breeds are expensive due to their unique dog characteristics. The dog breed has its four recognized colors, specifically (1) Blenheim or the chestnut or creamy whitish fur coat, (2) Tricolor version, (3) Black and tan, and (4) ruby. However, unlike other color-based dogs, such as Chow chows, that greatly affect the pricing of the dog, Cavalier Spaniel still maintains its luxurious character at any form of color. According to history, even King Charles II owned his first two Cavalier Spaniels.

2nd:  The second on the list is the popular British-born dog breed, which costs around $2000 to $5000, the Bulldog or colloquially known as English Bulldog or British Bulldog.

Despite of its English nature, Bulldog is very much popular in United States as one of the most common pet availed by males. According to psychologists, bulldogs illustrate a harmless and masculine imagery compared to other forms of skinless and hard-to-maintain dogs. In 1568, bulldogs are bred in England by crossing the Mastiff and a Pug breeds.

Why is it expensive? Well, aside from its popularity in United States, a Bulldog is also considered as an important symbol of United Kingdom in general, especially in England. Its influence to American societies, such as the United States Marine Corps and numerous institutions, has brought its popularity in sky-high levels eventually affecting the public demand.
1St:  The first on the list is the world’s famous and exquisitely rare breed called Samoyed, which costs around $3000 to $8000.
As seen in the top image, the puppy Samoyed is one of the most delicate and sensitive pet to handle due to their great deal of requirements. Food, shelter, room temperature and relationship with their master are all critical to their development.
This huge (Males: 20-32.5 kg or 44-65 lb; Females 17-25 kg or 37-55 lb) white, always smiling and sweet Samoyed dogs are incredibly rare breeds of dogs, which happened to become obsolete after the Russian Revolution in 1917. So, why is it expensive? Simply because Samoyed are one of the 14 ancient dogs who happened to be around for the last 3,000 years (Derr, 2004). In addition, their kind is considered rare already due to the low number of breeders interested and capable of maintaining the expensive maintenance of this dog.


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