There are top 10’s for any product area, useful when searching for info. One of the Most Famous Streets in the U.S. ? If you are looking to spend a couple thousand dollars on just one or two items or if you just want the opportunity to spot some celebrities, then Rodeo Drive is the place for you. The focal point of Rodeo Drive is just a three block stretch between S. Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard. Top designer brands like Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany’s, Lacoste, Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Coach have shops located here. In just this small area there are over 100 boutiques and hotels. If you feel as though you have not gotten your shopping fix once you explore here, there are plenty of more shops on the neighboring Dayton Way, North Beverly Drive and Wilshire street.
One of the Highest Grossing Movies of All Time ? Avatar, This 2009 blockbuster science fiction action film, which was directed and written by James Cameron, grossed an astonishing $2,782,300,000. Filming was supposed to begin back in 1997, but James Cameron decided that the technology necessary to fulfill his vision were not yet available. The film is set in the mid-22nd century and centers on the theme that Earth has used up all of its natural resources and has now taken to mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on a planet named Pandora. Human activities on Pandora put them at odds with the native Na’vi humanoids that live there. Avatar won three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction. It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Motion Picture in the drama category.
One of the Longest Living Animals ? Found in the cold waters of the Antarctic Ocean, the Antarctic sponge is a slow-growing multicellular organism. Some of the sponges located here have been estimated to be at least 1,500 years old. This particular creature is without a protective shell, thus it is easy for predators such as turtles or fish to harm or kill them. This makes it even more amazing that some of these sponges have lived for so long. Interestingly, sponges do not have digestive, circulatory or nervous systems, but rather rely on water flow to survive. As water runs through them they get oxygen and food. The water also carries away waste. All top 10’s on UtopTens.
One of the Tallest Mountains in the World ? K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) is located on the border between Pakistan and China and is part of the Himalayan Mountain Range. It is the second highest mountain in the world and is a far more treacherous climb than Everest. In fact, one of every four people that attempts to reach the summit at about 28,251 feet (8,611 meters), dos not live to see the bottom again. Of all of the highest mountains, above eight thousand meters, K2 has the third highest mortality rate.