The following list is based on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report published by The World Economic Forum in 2017. 136 countries were scrutinized and analyzed for the report and the report is primarily based on two important factors—the prevalence of terrorism and violence in the countries. Without beating around the bush any further, here are the top 20 most dangerous countries of the world.
20. The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
If you travel to the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, you are very likely to come across several armored vehicles including helicopters and armed forces. The armed military of the nation can be regularly seen patrolling throughout the country. The country is notorious for having numerous armed bandits.
Here´s a picture of a glowing Kate Middleton in her Alexander McQueen coat dress. She has matched her dress with Gianvito Rossi pumps. This picture was taken in Belgium. Wouldn´t like to see what Kate is wearing next? Click Next to find out!
Were you aware of the fact that the Cannes Film Festival red carpet is as glamorous as the Oscars? The festival attracts movie stars from all corners of the world and has supermodels flocking to attend the ceremony. Here are some of the celebrities wearing the most daring dresses on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival!
17. Zoe Saldana in Armani Prive, 2011
Here´s a picture of the stunning Zoe Saldana in Armani Prive attending the 2011 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Zoe is an actress by profession and is mostly renowned for her meaty roles in Crossroads, Star Trek, Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy etc. You won´t believe who´s next on our list. Click Next to find out!
Most of the actors that first appeared in the successful series, Game of Thrones, were relatively unknown. Fortunately, after the massive success of the series, the stocks of the actors have increased tenfold and they have all now become global superstars. If you want to see how the Game of Thrones stars look in normal attire, you have come to the right place. Have a look!
Nathalie Emmanuel- Missandei
Nathalie Emmanuel portrays the character of Missandei in the popular TV series. Her stint on the show has helped open many doors for her. There´s no denying that her performance in the series helped her land a role in Furious 7. The British actress is doing well to grab headlines in the world of entertainment. The next actress plays the role of a character that is independent and tough. Who is it? Click Next to find out!
Valeria Lukyanova is a real life Barbie Doll. Popularly referred to as “The Human Barbie” for bearing a close resemblance to a Barbie doll, Valeria has achieved her body through a combination of custom workout routine, plastic surgery, and specialized diet. She also applies makeup on her face and uses contact lenses to get her desired look. In her quest to have the impeccable symmetry of the Barbie doll, Valeria has even undergone a breast-augmentation surgery.
Who was she before she transformed into Barbie?
Valeria currently lives in her humble abode in Ukraine. However, she is originally from Moldova. She was obsessed with dolls ever since she was a child. As a child, she was fascinated by the impeccable symmetry of the dolls. Therefore, she grew up dreaming of being a human Barbie. Click Next to learn more about the human Barbie!
Isn´t the outfit a bit too revealing? And, that tongue action–isn´t it a bit too suggestive? The cheerleader is definitely not short on confidence. She is probably teasing someone with her expressions and her body is, in fact, positioned in a suggestive way. We are here to watch a sports game for crying out loud! However, we must admit–the pink outfits are kinda cute.
Dogs are known for their loyalty but for one in Japan, his loyalty was the stuff of legend. In 1924, one professor took home a puppy, an Akita dog he called Hachiko. Unknown to the man, professor, Hidesaburō Ueno of the University of Tokyo, that moment was the beginning of a relationship that not even death could break.
For the next few years, Hachiko would wait for his master at the train station every day right at the moment the train was due to arrive. This was remarkable in itself, but what was even more remarkable was what happened next.
One day, as Ueno gave a lecture at the university, he suffered a cerebral haemorrhage which resulted in him collapsing and dying shortly. Back at the train station, Hachiko waited for his master but in vain. Astonishingly, the dog would return the following day to meet him, then the next day, until 9 years, 9 months and 15 days.
The dog was at first at odds with the people that ran the station but once they learned of his heart-warming story that appeared in the papers, they treated the dog with respect and even made sure that it got some food and treats while it waited.
One of the professor’s students took a particularly keen interest in Hachiko and publishes articles about the dog regularly. One of the articles grabbed the nation’s interest and this shot Hachiko into nationwide fame. Soon, the dog became a symbol of unwavering loyalty and was used as a teaching point for kids in schools on the subject of loyalty and being faithful.
Hachiko was found dead and post-mortem proved that the dog had cancer and other illnesses. But his death only fuelled his legend, with movies, sculptors and even a day set aside in his memory. The dog was cremated and his ashes were buried alongside his master’s.
They say what goes around comes back around. For one doctor living in Orange County, these words rang true. Dr Michael Shannon helped save the life of Chris Trokey, a baby born prematurely more than 30 years. The doctor’s favour was repaid in 2011.
During one drive in 2011, Dr Shannon’s SUV was hit on the side by a semi-truck, sending the car in flames with the doctor still trapped inside. As fate would have it, Trokey, who now works as a paramedic in the Orange County Fire Authority, worked among the group that pulled him out of the SUV alive. The heart-warming story came to light when the pair both took part in a fundraising campaign for kids with cancer.
The men embraced each other like old friends reuniting, then proceeded to have their heads shaved as part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser. They revisited memories of how exactly for year earlier Dr Shannon was pinned in his SUV after getting struck by a truck. Paramedic Engine 29 sent in a unit of rescuers and it turned out that Trokey was one of them. The unit managed to fight the fire and cut the doctor out.
Trokey had no clue that he had just saved his hero from 30 years ago, and neither did Dr Shannon know that among his band of angels was Trokey, the little baby he had saved. Trokey only came to know who the doctor was when he took the time to see him in hospital where he lay recuperating.
When they first met those many years ago, Trokey was a tiny baby with a very slim chance of survival as he weighed a mere 3.2 pounds. Dr Shannon was the Paediatrician who worked tirelessly to ensure that little Trokey saw the next day, the next week, months, until there he is, a thirty plus-year-old man now working as a paramedic.
When most people have a brush with death, they usually turn their lives around in drastic ways. This is the story of a man who, at the age of 14, experienced a near death experience. When he came to, he made a decision that has saved over 2 million babies.
James Harrison is now eighty and he has been a consistent blood donor for over 60 years. During this time he has saved over 2 million babies with his blood, earning himself the nickname, The Man with the Golden Arm.
The secret lies in the special composition of his blood. It contains antibodies that help fight off the Rhesus Disease. His plasma has actually been used to come up with a vaccine that has also saved lives. One of the people his blood has saved is his grandson who was also facing certain death due to the Rhesus disease.
His rare blood type means he has to be well-protected, and that is why his life has been insured for $1 million Australian Dollars! “I have been insured for about a million dollars and I am sure Barbra, my wife, will be taken great care of. I am really happy that I can help. I had to sign all sorts of forms and I essentially surrendered my life,” James said.
He was once saved by blood donors himself
He said to CNN that his decision came after he had a close brush with death. He had to have his chest opened for the doctors to get rid of one of his lungs. When the surgery was done, his father told him what happened. “You got 13 litres of blood and your life was saved by unknown people. At that moment, the 14-year old decided that once he was of age, he was going to be a blood donor.
On a light note, James confesses that he is still afraid of needles and can’t stand watching one enter his arm. “I usually take my gaze to the ceiling or look at the nurse. I am not good with the sight of blood, and I still cannot handle pain.”
Upon seeing the section in which babies born dead or those who die immediately after death are buried, a little boy was moved to do something that people have found to be heart warming.
Owen Osborne, 12, has been dubbed “Christmas Angel” by grateful grieving parents.
Mary Osborne, the mother to Owen, said: “We were at St Patrick’s Church and we decided to visit the cemetery. We wanted to leave my old sister’s grave some flowers. That is when Owen saw the baby section.
“I told him that those babies were sleeping when they were born and some of them died immediately after birth.” The mum, who lives in Hednesford, Staffordshire added. “He then asked me if the babies also got Christmas presents, to which I said some do while others do not.”
That is when Owen came up with the idea of giving the babies some presents. At school, he was told that some people have been called saints for their kind deeds, and he said he wanted to be one.
With a few soft cuddly toys now in his box, the boy covered each in Christmas paper, and to keep out any moisture, the boy wrapped the toys in freezer bags. He signed each with a tag that read ‘To baby angel from Owen’, and left each on a headstone.
He has been doing it for 3 years now
The first time he did that was 3 years ago and the boy has kept at it ever since. This year alone, Owen gave out 30 teddy bears. One of those that received the gift was Emma Machell, a 31-year-old resident of Cannock who lost her baby girl named Lacey some two years ago.
“I couldn’t hold back the tears when I learned that this little boy, without even knowing us, had done something so sweet for Lacey and all the other babies. Mary is really proud of her son, Owen, and all the nice comments he has attracted. Seriously, who wouldn’t be?