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10 Best Funiculars In The World

A funicular or a cliff railway is a cable railway in which two tram vehicles are attached to each other with a cable, counterbalancing each other as one ascend a hill and the other descends it. Funiculars can be found on hills all over the world. Here’s a list of 10 famous funiculars from all around the world which offer wonderful views at...

10 Tram Systems Worth The Ride

I previously wrote a list on the world’s largest Metro systems, measured by the number of stations. This time I’ll write on trams, cable cars and light rail systems, but instead of following an objective measurement, I’ll list ten systems that are definitely worth mentioning, or worth the ride, as the title says 1. Vienna –...

10 Great Destinations Without Cars

We take cars and other vehicles for granted, so it almost sounds ridiculous to have them banned. Nevertheless, before you is a list of 10 great destinations you should be happy to visit, that banned the use of cars and other motorized vehicles. Some of those destinations are small islands, other have very difficult terrain or narrow streets, and...

10 Worst Aviation Accidents In History

The following is a list of the 10 deadliest aviation accidents in history. The list excludes deliberate aviation catastrophes like the September 11 terror attacks 1. Pan Am flight 1736 and KLM flight 4805 – On 27 March 1977 two Boeing 747 aircrafts collided on the runway of Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife island. 583 died and only 61 survived...

10 Largest Metro Systems In The World

Before you is a list of the largest metro systems in the world. There are over 165 distinct systems that can be referred as metro system, subway systems or underground systems, and their size can be measured by a number of factors – number of users, total length of rails or number of stations. Here we decided to list the metro systems by the...

10 Mind Blowing Interchanges From Around The World

Interchanges are great! Why? Because unlike standard intersections, they allow free flow of intersecting roads rather than having to stop at traffic lights or roundabouts. But sometimes interchanges can be extremely complicated with many junctions and even several levels (those are called stack interchanges). Such a complicated interchange is...

10 Longest Flights You Can Take

Have you ever sat in a small crowded airplane chair and just prayed the flight will end soon? Have you ever wondered what’s the longest flight in the world? Here’s a list of the 10 longest commercial flights in the world, according to flight distance. The flight duration of all of these flights are over 16 hours long! 1. From Sydney to...

10 Fastest Accelerating Cars In The World

This is a list of the 10 fastest accelerating cars in the world. The acceleration is determined according to the time it takes the car to reach from  0 to 100 km/h or 60 mph. All cars in the list are road legal production cars 1. Ariel Atom – 2.3 seconds – It might not look like it, but Ariel Atom is a road legal production car. 100...

10 Most Unique Roads In The World

1. World’s steepest street: Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand – The world’s steepest street is located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has an average slope of just over 1:5. Which means that for every 5 meters traveled horizontally, you also travel 1 meter vertically. The maximum slope of Baldwin street is 1:2.86 which makes for...

10 Busiest Airports In The World

The following is a list of the world’s busiest airports by passenger traffic. It is measured by the total number of passengers passing through the airport – either as arrivals, departures or transit passengers. This list was calculated according to the 2012 statistics, but the list remains more or less similar throughout the years...

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