Senin, 29 Oktober 2012

Top 10 Dizzying & Dazzling Disneyland Rides!

If you’re heading to California this summer to visit Laguna Beach, don’t forget to save some time for Disneyland while you are in the area. Disneyland has many new and classic rides that are enjoyed daily by children and adults. We’ve broken down the top ten “Must Experience” attractions at Disneyland from tamest to wildest, with size restrictions and accessibility notes so can know which rides will be safe and enjoyable for your family. There are also services such as Lifelock that can be a great resource for protecting your identity when away from home. In other words, stay smart, safe and organized before getting Disney-fied! Here is our top ten list of rides at Disneyland:

Captain EO

A 3D show playing every 18 minutes and starring the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and the legendary Anjelica Huston. It is the story of how a “rag tag” crew of space travelers use music to unlock the inner beauty of an evil Supreme Leader, bringing joy to a dark world and its inhabitants. The show has wonderful sound and screen that rivals even the best home entertainment system with digital cable and surround sound. Plus, the seats move, giving viewers an interactive feel.
Accessibility: Wheelchair and ECV Accessible. Hearing Disability Services.
Age/Size Restrictions: None.

Pirates of the Caribbean

The ride that inspired the movies now includes several characters from the films, including quite a few sightings of Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirates of the Caribbean is gentle boat ride past pirate caves, cannonball battles and other scenes people will recognize from the movies.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle. Hearing Disability Services. Visual Disability Services.
Age/Size Restrictions: None.

Peter Pan’s Flight

A Disney favorite with children of all ages, including kids at heart. Peter Pan’s Flight is a very gentle ride that flies visitors over London and scenes from Disney’s Peter Pan movie.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle. Hearing Disability Services. Visual Disability Services.
Age/Size Restrictions: None.

Haunted Mansion

A classic Disneyland attraction, the Haunted Mansion has ghosts, graves, a fortune teller and a Black Widow. This is a longer ride and great opportunity to get out of the summer heat and into some air conditioning while being entertained. Disneyland goes all out to decorate the Haunted Mansion with a “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme during the end of each year.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle. Hearing Disability Services. Visual Disability Services.
Age/Size Restrictions: None.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

The re-designed Star Tours ride features “Star Wars” favorites such as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, C3PO, R2D2 and a planet full of Wookies. This is a 3D simulator where visitors sit in a starship that moves side to side and up and down to follow what is on the screen. You feel like you are flying forward at light speed without going anywhere. The new Star Tours is different every time you ride it. The various scenarios are picked at random and shuffled up in a different order each time.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle. Hearing Disability Services
Age/Size Restrictions: Must be 40” or taller.

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones is a newer addition to Disneyland and one of the most innovative and exciting rides at the park. Visitors drive through a Temple of Doom-like area and see references from the first three “Indiana Jones” films. The ride is very bumpy, in a good way. It is definitely for fans of the films and people who love intense rides.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle. Hearing Disability Services
Age/Size Restrictions: Must be 46” or taller.


The Matterhorn is a fast, twisty bobsled ride with some surprises. Do not ride this roller coaster if you are frightened of Yettis.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle.
Age/Size Restrictions: Must be 42” or taller.

Space Mountain

Space Mountain was closed and re-opened recently with an entirely new look. Space Mountain is the most traditional roller coaster type ride at Disneyland. You sit in a rocket ship and go speeding through the inside of Space Mountain surrounded by “stars.” The ride is almost completely in the dark and you cannot see the track, which makes for a thrilling, unpredictable voyage through “space.”
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle. Hearing Disability Services
Age/Size Restrictions: Must be 40” or taller.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Thunder Mountain Railroad is a fast train ride through the Old West. It has a California Gold Rush theme and is one of the fastest rides in the park.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle.
Age/Size Restrictions: Must be 40” or taller.

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is a great ride for people who like huge drops and getting splashed in the face with water. It is particularly busy during warm times of the day when visitors want to cool off. It is decorated with scenes from “Song of the South” featuring Br’er Rabbit.
Accessibility: Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV to Ride Vehicle.
Age/Size Restrictions: Must be 40” or taller.
You got ten more reasons why you should add Disneyland to your California trip itinerary. The kids have been begging you to take them forever anyway, so why not make the big leap! Knowing the safety information for each ride and knowing that your financial records are safe will help set your mind at ease while you’re whipping through a whirlwind of a fun time!

Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini

The new iPad Mini has just been out a couple of days ago and many have already expected that there would be lots of orders coming in to purchase this new device from Apple. While it may offer a smaller option for the existing iPad which currently costs around $499, others are anticipating that it may offer something else new or better. For $329, which is a bit cheaper than the full-sized iPad 2 without GSM, there may be a lot more in store than what meets the eye. If you think that it may not be worth the cost, or you may consider other competitors, you may take a look at the top 10 alternatives to iPad Mini.

10. Coby Kyros
10. Coby Kyros Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
The Coby Kyros can be considered as a cheaper choice for those who would like to have a tablet experience without the overwhelming cost being slapped by more expensive names and products. For $250, you can take this tablet as something that your kids can get, in case they are not too picky with quality and graphics. Everything else can be tolerable but incomparable with costly high-end tabs in the market.
Operating System: Android 2.3.4
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Storage Memory: 4 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: No Information
Others: 3,600 mAh Li Polymer Battery, HDMI, WiFi

9. Archos Arnova 7FG3
9. Archos Arnova 7FG3 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
For something that costs less than $300, you could now hold a Google Ice Cream Sandwich in your hands, which can be next to impossible if you are eyeing for brands that are more known such as Samsung, Apple, or Google. Specs can be considered as average, although there are some users stating that there are occasions when the response of the touchscreen is not 100% consistent. Despite of that however, you can play games with this, and you can also do other things that an average tablet can accommodate.
Operating System: Android 4.0
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Storage Memory: 4 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: No Information
Others: Li Polymer Battery, G-sensor, Flash Support Capable, WiFi

8. Acer Iconia Tab A110
8. Acer Iconia Tab A110 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Acer is indeed making its way in the tablet market with the offering of the Tab A110, which is bound to be sold by the end of October. Although the iPad Mini came in a lot earlier than Acer’s tablet did, this little baby would still sell great, knowing that it has the latest Jellybean OS from Android, and wearing the $230 price tag. It may be a bit more expensive than the Google Nexus 7 due to some features that may not be available in the best iPad alternative.
Operating System: Android 4.1
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: 2 MP Front-facing
Others: Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, micro HDMI Port, 7.5-hour  battery life

7. Blackberry Playbook
7. Blackberry Playbook Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
The Blackberry Playbook is just as powerful and as dependable like its smartphones that are taking place in the market.  In fact, its specs are beyond standard that you can do multitasking and even watching movies or playing games with ease; without that much of lagging and slowdowns. It also comes with full features such as Flash support, Adobe Mobile AIR, and other graphics-rich upgrades that gives this tablet a choice of being eye candy.
Operating System: BlackBerry Tablet OS
Processor: 1 GHz ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage Memory: 16 GB SATA
System Memory: 1 GB DDR2 RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: 5MP Rear-faced
Others: WiFi, 10-hour battery life, Li-Ion Battery

6. Amazon Kindle Fire
6. Amazon Kindle Fire Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Amazon started in the eBook reading industry with a tablet that offers electronic ink that gives something special to eBook readers everywhere. However, as markets have changed and the same tablet is now viewed as a smaller and more portable version of the laptop, Amazon has shifted its market from being solo to becoming competitive in the tablet market. Kindle Fire is their first, but the said device can be at par with some devices produced long-before.
Operating System: Android 2.3 Custom
Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB non-expandable
System Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: None Included
Others: WiFi, Accelerometer

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Samsung has been well known to be one of the companies that have taken the Android operating system into fame in the market, whether it is in the smartphone or tablet PC platform. And with the presentation of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, many users found this device to be powerful in its generation. At the time that Honeycomb 3.2 was standard, there were not so many companies that are giving out dual-core processor speeds for the device as a solo-core is more than satisfactory when it comes to performance. However, knowing that Samsung being a game-changer and all makes this tablet a remarkable success.
Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Processor: Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
Screen Size: 7.7 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
Storage Memory: 16 GB at minimum
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Mali-400MP
Webcam: 3.2 MP rear with LED Flash, 2.0 front-facing
Others: HDMI TV-out, WiFi, 5100 mAh Li-Po battery

4. Barnes & Noble Nook HD
4. Barnes Noble Nook HD Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Just like Amazon, Barnes & Noble has been famous for providing online readers a place where they could purchase eBooks and have it read whatever method is available. Understanding the eBook reading has become rampant, they have resorted into following what Amazon has done: creating their own tablet for reading. Their products shifted from simple monochromatic eBook reading tablets to HD ones that stands at par with iPads and other tablets out there. The $199 price tag is also not so bad of an offer with such nice features.
Operating System: Android 4.0
Processor: Texas Instruments 1.3 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: No Information
Webcam: No Information
Others: WiFi, HDMI

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Being touted as a great travel buddy by Samsung’s own ads, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 provides everything that a full-sized tablet would offer; at speeds that are as decent and performance as powerful. Whether you use it for finding directions, listening to music, browsing for images, taking pictures, or reading eBooks, this new Galaxy tab does it all with ease.
Operating System: Android 4.0.3
Processor: TI OMAP 4430 Dual-core 1 GHz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 600 x 1024 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: 3.15 MP rear and VGA front-faced
Others: WiFi, HD Video, Bluetooth 3.0

2. Amazon Kindle Fire HD
2. Amazon Kindle Fire HD Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Being a bit pricier than its predecessor, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD didn’t just cost more because it’s new, but the minor price increase provide many things that you cannot imagine. For one, having the HD screen makes you enjoy movies with crisp details, magazine covers with stunning colors, and games that are just dandy to see and play with.
Operating System: Custom Android OS
Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP4460
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1280×800 pixels
Storage Memory: 16 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: PowerVR SGX540
Webcam: front-facing HD camera
Others: Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna WiFi, Bluetooth, 4,400 mAh battery

1. Asus Google Nexus 7
1. Google Nexus 7 Top 10 Alternatives to iPad Mini
Standing as the greatest contender against the iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 by Asus has specs that can make the latest Apple device bleed. The processor alone should be more than enough statement that the new mini iPad, although it claims that it’s as fast as it can be, with an A5 processer in a smaller frame. Graphics is also nothing when compared to the smaller iPad as many are claiming that display quality was totally unexpected to be less than expectations. Everything else is just nailed when comparing iPad Mini with this new Nexus tablet for Google. The worst part is that the Nexus 7 costs way cheaper than Apple…
Operating System: Android 4.1
Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra 3
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1280×800 pixels
Storage Memory: 8 GB expandable 32 GB
System Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: ULP GeForce
Webcam: 1.2 MP rear Camera
Others: WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Li-Ion 4325 mAh Battery, HD Video Recording, Corning Gorilla Glass

Top 10 Horror Movies for 2012

Top 10 Horror Movies for 2012 Top 10 Horror Movies for 2012
Old Hollow’s Eve is here again and there is no better way to join the celebration by treating yourself and some friends of horror movies that tingles your spine and scares the hell out of you. However, there are different levels of horror, depending on who’s watching. Whether it may be a kid, a teen, or an adult, there is a scary movie that is just fitting for every preference. If you’d like to see the best movies for Halloween this year, then checking the top 10 horror movies for 2012 will be a great guide for you. Just be ready with your soda and popcorn, and you’re good to go!

10. The Eschatrilogy

Three stories that portray the different lives of people struggling from the virus that transforms the living into the undead; stories that are to be brought back to the grave. It lasts forever they say. But darkness has its end and the light shall conquer it all. How things would turn out between the opposition of these two forces is worth watching, as it carries the destiny of the people affected by the zombie menace.

9. Nightmare Fuel

Every October, people who plan to attend at scare concerts and shows dress up and give some fright that makes the Halloween spirit as strong as it could be. While there are performers that just put in some costumes for fun, there are others that go way beyond what’s real and child’s play. They even become pray to the forces of darkness just to provide a show that will give the fright of a lifetime.

8. ParaNorman

ParaNorman is an offering that provides some hilarious relief apart from most paranormal movies that present a horrific, scary, and spine-tingling plot. Aside from being an animation that children will love, it also wallops some discrete yet imaginative shock that still gives a bit of a suspenseful feeling, despite being cartoon. Norman resembles a bit like Danny Phantom if you could notice, and that gives out a sign that makes you expect some spooks along the way.

7. Frankenweenie

One who knows Tim Burton movies very well would experience some kind of a trip back to memory lane, to the time when Jack Skellington was making sure that a nightmare can ruin Christmas. The elements are very same, but Frankenweenie has a plot that is Halloween in concept but not that scary. This show is actually great for kids of all ages, even those who are looking to have a spooky time this Halloween.

6. The Devil’s Carnival

Hell is coming to town and Lucifer has just made the perfect place to invite those souls who are wondering and looking for a path to find their lasting joy. The Devil’s Carnival shows the journey of three different individuals who have been led to such a place due to the sins they have done to compromise their lives. With Aesop’s Fables found at the beginning of the story, you will find out that three of the scenes centered in the characters are related to each part of one of Aesop’s fables.

5. The Black Dahlia Haunting

The history and mystery of The Black Dahlia begun in 1947, noted as one of the unsolved crimes that is yet to be unfolded. However, the spirit of Elizabeth Short had been playing games to the people who have tried to solve the crime and see that everything else becomes as shrouded as things have been for the longest time.  This time around, the haunting sees its end thanks to a girl that would try to change everything.

4. Blood Cousins

Commemorating the death anniversary of a grandmother is sometimes viewed as a moment where relatives, cousins, and blood connections are gathered together in oneness. Blood Cousins show of the same event. Four cousins have met and took off a joyride to their grandmother. However, what seemed to be funny at first begins to shroud evil as their journey comes to a close. This is because of the secrets that are being unveiled as they stay longer in a place that is far away from their reach.

3. Dead Collections

The movie’s lines may give you some hint on what to expect with this indie movie, where it says “Don’t fear the dead, fear the living.” Dead Collections is about a woman that losses everything and is forced to live in her uncle’s house. However, as she stayed there, she sensed that the place was haunted, where she sees the wandering soul of a little girl. While this may be enough reason to be scared to death, there is another force in the residence that has the ability to hurt and kill… And she had to stay to find out the real nature of fear.

2. The Woodsman

The plot is surrounded with the finding of The Woodsman, a creature in the woods that may level up to the mysterious identity of the Yeti or the Loch Ness monster. A host who is creating a show about this being went missing, and a colleague went on the search to find the person. Documenting every moment of his search not only gave a perfect suspense horrific feeling, just like the first Blairwitch Project movie, but it also, unintentionally captured the existence of what seemed to be an urban legend for most unbelievers.

1. Murder University

You may be surprised why this movie became number 1 in the list of the top 10 horror movies of 2012. It may not be kind of movie that you might be expecting, such as being famous in the big screen or being viewed by an international audience. In fact, you may even think of it as an indie movie with poor looking visual effects. However, what makes it special is the plot that involves cult killings being brought to school grounds, and a survivor of the killing that comes back after 20 years; solving a crime that will end the killing spree in the university.

Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World

There are different celebrations and holidays across the world and most of them have significant impact in the history, and to individuals who have contributed something that have changed the pages of the past. Hence, aside from individual existence celebrations, there is a day or two days celebration to those people who have passed the mortality state. It is true that they are not forgotten especially by their families, relatives, and even friends. Nonetheless, we are being united as nations to remember them in this once a year holiday and event which runs in a day or few days that depends on religious beliefs, and traditions. Majority of Catholic believers or followers have been allotting days in order to be with their loved ones who have departed already by visiting their tombs in cemeteries and would stay there in hours or even an overnight. This is the time where they hallow it, which is the same reason why it is called Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls Day. It is popular in most of the Christian and western countries especially in the circle of Catholicism. This is the reason why it is called All Saints’ Day because the word saint refers to Christian. This is the day of great feast where people gathered together not at home, but in cemeteries, and there are post celebrations of it through Halloween parties which are one of the events where they could dress up in scary costumes and make-up. Nonetheless, the central part of it happens in cemeteries since it’s a day of remembrance to all people who have died already. To make this day worth remembering, let’s get down to the top 10 most bizarre cemeteries in the world.

10. Cimetiere des Chiens
10. Cimetiere des Chiens e1351245797131 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
It is also known as a public cemetery intended for pets specifically for domesticated animals like dogs and cats. It is true that there also other pet cemeteries in different parts of the world, but this one is the oldest, and it’s the only one that had an original concept that pets can have their own tombs. You could find it situated in Asnieres-sur-Seine in Paris, France. It was established in 1899 because of the law that was passed and implemented then that none of the citizens of France can dump the dead bodies of their pets anywhere especially in Seine River or even in garbage pits.
9. Cross Bones Graveyard
9. Cross Bones Graveyard e1351245782802 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
It becomes the final resting place for single women who died during the medieval time, and it became known then as the Single Women’s graveyard. Hence, these women are actually gigolos or hustlers who have sold their virtue in expense of financial gain. They are better known as prostitutes or Winchester Geese, and it’s located in Greater London, United Kingdom. Since these women were rejected to be buried in the traditional Christian burial because they are considered dirty. You could find colorful decorations at the entrance of the graveyard which are mixes of ribbons, pictures, flowers, and etc.
8. Le Mummie di Urbania

You could find this Church of the dead situated in Italy which was established in 1830. It is also known the house or cemetery for mummies. You would not feel comfortable visiting this place and creepy thoughts may run into your mind because of numbers of natural mummification that you would see inside. In fact, when you reach the altar you would automatically see the 18 bodies that were already mummified. Based on the history, this place was used primarily to assist those people to have a decent and convenient transportation of corpses especially to those loved ones who were not financially stable to bury them in cemeteries.
7. Old Jewish Cemetery
7. Old Jewish Cemetery e1351245762620 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
It is one of the precious yet weirdest cemeteries that you could see in Prague, Czech Republic which is literally an old Jewish Cemetery based in the history since it has been affirmed that it has been existing since 15th century back. The approximate dead that were buried here are about 200,000 and it became one of the memorials within the Jewish community in Prague. Aside from the opportunity of seeing this place you could also tour around upon admission and visit the synagogues and the Jewish Museum.
6. Okunoin Cemetery
6. Okunoin Cemetery e1351245750942 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
This is the largest cemetery found in Japan because you could find more than 200,000 tombstones here. You could find it situated on Mount Kaya which is near Osaka. This is not the typical and standard cemeteries that you could find in some places of the world since there is a strong connection and relevance of it to their temple. It is indeed a sacred graveyard in the mountain where you could find giant cups, spaceships, and other monuments which were built in memories of the employees who worked for Astronautical.
5. The Merry Cemetery
5. The Merry Cemetery e1351245738452 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
This cemetery is very inviting, and it’s not comparable with other cemeteries, where you feel lonesome, sadness, and creepiness since it’s the place of resting for our dead loved ones. The only difference is the happy welcome and cozy feeling that you would greet you from this Merry Cemetery which is found in Sapinta, Romania where you could find attractive and colorful designs of crosses instead of the traditional ones that makes anyone’s feel that it’s indeed the place of burial. It’s indeed a cheerful graveyard for the dead since you could find poems written in respect to the lives of those who are buried here. There are craftsmen that would greet any visitor a warm hello, and indeed, it’s a place where you could find happiness despite of the death of a loved one.
4. Mysterious Hanging Coffins
4. Mysterious Hanging Coffins e1351245726118 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
Hanging coffins is one of the common customs and traditions in most of the countries in the continent of Asia. Hence, the weirdest of them all is one found in China, wherein most of the coffins are made out of the wooden stakes and they are being laid on rocks, or placed in caves, and one of the oldest hanging coffins in China is the Wuyi Mountain Coffins which dated back over 3,750 years old. The typical way of burying our dead is under the ground, but this one you’ll see their coffins hanging.
3. Catacombe dei Cappuccini
3. Catacombe dei Cappuccini e1351245705497 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
In English translation it is called Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo which is located in Palermo, Italy, and it becomes one of the tourist attractions of the country. This is the place where you could see the high preservation of mummified bodies, and human skeletons. It’s established and maintained until now in order to help everyone see how the line between life and death is being opened. It is also called as a human library because of thousands of bodies that you can find in this place. There are divisions for mummified bodies for children, male, female, professors, monks, and priests. All of them are dressed in clothes under the period that they lived, and it’s ranked according to their social status in life. This is not just an ordinary cemetery, because it is also a museum where you could see dead people on display.
2. The Neptune Memorial Reef
2. The Neptune Memorial Reef e1351245693900 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
This is the very first burial place which is not found on air, and not even under the ground because it’s deep in the sea. According to history, it is an Atlantis City which is also a popular lost city that was developed for all sea and ocean lovers. This is being managed by the Neptune Society Cremation, wherein they offer cremation services to people where they could scatter or dispose the ashes of their loved ones here which is 40 feet below the Key Biscayne surface which is situated in Miami, Florida. It is indeed another option for a greener and freshest burial home for our departed loved ones.
1. Ancient Egyptian Burial Grounds
1. Ancient Egyptian Burial Grounds e1351245683608 Top 10 Most Bizarre Cemeteries in the World
This is the great yet mysterious Pyramid in Egypt which is being visited by thousands of travelers, and tourists from different parts of the world. In fact, it is one of the 7 wonders of the world which serves as a burial place for royal and important figures where you could find the body of Pharaoh Khufu. It is indeed ancient old, although there are approximations of its existence, but it is one of the priceless memoirs that Egypt preserves since it’s a reflection of their history.

10 Facts about the Day of the Dead

There are different ways and months when people pay respect to their loved ones, close relatives, and even friends who have already departed this mortal life. Aside from their birth and death dates, there is an appointed day across the globe when we remember them and memories shared, where most of them have been good experiences. This is not a time to mourn but a time to celebrate when  they were once with us. Hence, there are important facts that we ought to know for us to value not just their connections with us, but also how valuable the day is. It is also known as All Souls Day and it is not just a celebration for the Mexicans, but also for the Canadians and those who are living in the United States.

10. It is on November 02
10. It is on November 02 e1316199685416 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead
Although this is mostly associated with the Mexican celebration where this event originated, nonetheless, this is really set in November 02 since there is a separate celebration being done in November 01 and 02.

9. A Celebration of Life
9. A Celebration of Life e1316199741102 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead

When people think of this day, they are thinking of sorrow, pain, grief, and suffering because someone who was close to their hearts left them. This is not the time to recall the feeling of loss but it is a time to live a new life. It is a time to move on but it does not mean that we will forget them. In fact, we could etch their memory in our hearts, especially the happy moments that we have had with them.

8. Constructions of Altar Decorated with Marigold
8. Constructions of Altar Decorated with Marigold e1316199823886 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead 
In Mexico, they do celebrate two consecutive days for their loved ones who already passed away in this mortal life where they create an altar with full decorations of marigold. Aside from that, they are filling the pathway towards the altar with marigold, significantly impressing that they will be guided to the altar.

7. November 01 Honors Deceased Children and Infants
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This is the day where people usually visit cemeteries, create altars for the death of loved ones, and even make preparations prior to November 01 and 02. Nonetheless, November 01 is the time that people from Mexico give tribute to children because they represent innocence and purity. They are the young ones and infants who died at a tender age.

6. November 02 Honors Deceased Adult
 6. November 02 Honors Deceased Adult e1316200083395 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead
This is the day for all the deceased adults where they are being remembered after their long years of stay here on earth.

5. Special Loaves of Bread is Baked
5. Special Loaves of Bread is Baked e1316200152356 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead
A special loaf of bread is being prepared and baked, known as Hojaldra, which is distinct for its kind of sweetness. It has a different shape compared to a regular type of pastry that can be bought in common days. It has four sections that represent cardinal directions that symbolizes to the direction of the soul.

4. Incense Is Use
4. Incense Is Use e1316200209312 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead

Aside from marigold which is used when decorating the altar for that person who has died already, incense is one of the primary elements during altar preparation. It is part of the customs and traditions since they believe it shuns away negative energy, or better known as bad spirits, to lead them to the place where they have to go.

3. Food is Offer to their Graves
3. Food is Offer to their Graves e1316200279191 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead

Along with flowers and bread, other leftover food is being offered. The Chinese has a different way of doing it, but not during the Day of the Dead where they serve the best of food and other offerings to their departed loved ones. Most of the offerings are hot chocolates, mole, tamales, and other foods available on your end. People in Mexico believe that their spirits consume the scents of these foods.

2. It is not Halloween
 2. It is not a Halloween e1316200340257 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead
In some Asian countries and even in the United States, they thought of it as a Halloween Party wherein they would have to wear something scary to represent this day. In most cases, it falls on November 02 since November 01 is really the day to contemplate and make a peaceful commemoration of the deaths of their relatives, family, or associates. Nonetheless, it is not really a Halloween for the Mexicans, but a deep reflection to the souls of the loved ones who are dead.

1. Celebration Varies From October 31, November 01 and November 02
1. Celebration Varies From October 31 November 01 and November 02 e1316200392478 10 Facts about the Day of the Dead

Where we are and whatever culture, traditions, and customs we are brought up by our parents and ancestors, the spirit of this day brings us to remember their worth and significance. It could have been a celebration for other countries in October 31, while others observe it in November 01 and November 02. Nonetheless, let us remember how these people feel whenever they see us doing something for them to reciprocate the love that we have for them that despite they are not presently with us, they are remembered and will never be forgotten by heart and mind because they are part of us.

Top Ten Scary Tracks to Add to Your Playlist

Sure costumes, creepy crawly themed foods and haunting decorations are a must for any Halloween party, but your party isn’t complete without the proper music. Spine-tingling tunes are perfect for your party playlist.
The music sets the mood for the party, transporting your guests to haunted forests filled with crows, owls and screeching bats. Eerie church bells and the whispers of ghosts add sound effects that will scare you to the core. The following list includes the perfect scary tunes to add to your Halloween playlist.

Fun for the Kids

If kids of all ages will be attending, be sure to include some songs they’ll enjoy and have fun dancing to. There are great kid costumes for Halloween too, so don’t forget to dress them up for the party!
1. “Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett is the perfect Halloween classic. It’s lighthearted, yet, creepy enough to play every year and is so much fun to dance to!
2. “This Is Halloween” by Danny Elfman is featured in the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and is even included in the video game dance hit “Just Dance 3.” The upbeat dark sounds of the song will make dancing fun for every one. Did you know that if you visit Disneyland from mid-September to Oct. 31, The Haunted Mansion is transformed by Jack Skeleton and the characters from Halloween Town from “The Nightmare Before Christmas?”

Horror Movie Tunes

Sometimes the best Hallows Eve music comes from horror movies: They have hints of suspense, murder and freight.
3. “The Shape Stalks Again” from the movie “Halloween II” is so eerie you will think Michael Myers himself will lunge out at you from the shadows.
4. The theme song from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” will have your guests quivering in their costumes. There’s something about ’80s horror slasher films that really does the job.
5. There’s nothing scarier than a twisted, evil clown. The theme song from Stephen King’s movie “IT” will cause night terrors and a phobia of all things clowns—making it perfect for a Halloween playlist.

Funny Songs

Maybe you don’t want eerie music and just want a fun Halloween themed mix. Look no further than the next songs:
6. “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell is the best paranoid song of the century. With the chorus sung by Michael Jackson himself- it’s no wonder this guy had his one-hit wonder.
7. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson is a must for any playlist!! Once this song flows out the speakers guests will be simultaneously doing the thriller dance.
8. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. is a fun yet eerie classic Halloween song made famous by the movie “Ghostbusters.” This toe-tapping good song is fun for the kiddos as well, and will have all your guests asking “Who ya gonna call?” It was even featured No. 2 on Billboards Top 10 Halloween Songs.
9. “Love potion #9″ by The Clovers isn’t first thought to be a song for Halloween, but the basis of the song is what every witch does—mixing potions. This song will be a nice addition to any playlist.
10. “The Time Warp” from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a legend of it’s own. This classic song from the 1975 film has it’s own dance, which guests will be sure to participate in. This song will bring fun, excitement and a little haunt to your party, so play on!
If you’re looking for some haunting, evil music and sound effects for trick-or-treaters or a haunted house, check out the Audio Sparx website. They compiled a list of the most scary horror thriller music that will make grown men cry.

Top 10 Facts about Eid al-Adha 2012

October 26, 2012 is an important day to all Muslim followers since it marks an important feast for them which is the Eid al-Adha 2012. The celebration will actually begins when sunset of Thursday of October 25 wave off. It’s true that this event falls on different dates yearly since they follow the movements of the Gregorian calendar and of course the lunar or Islamic calendar. Moreover, the celebration of it also varies from one country to another, so there is no set date for a simultaneous celebration. In fact, next year, this feast will fall on October 15, 2012, but then again, the actual commemoration happens on the sunset of Monday of October 14. It is also known as Greater Eid or Feast of the Sacrifice. This is also one of the two important festivities that Muslims solemnize because it’s very close to their traditions, and customs. Everyone is aware that there are different religious practices that Muslim observes, and they treat all of them divine, and sacred to them. In fact, it’s one of the ceremonies that they regard so much because of the united efforts that they are giving in different parts of the world in order to pave the way to this once a year event. In order to comprehend and understand this day, here are the top 10 facts about Eid al-Adha 2012.

10. Travel to Mecca
10. Travel to Mecca e1349967581613 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
All Muslims around the world are making an effort to visit Mecca, and join millions of their brothers and sisters to commemorate the Sacrifice of Festival or Abraham willingness and faith to offer his very own son to God. Hence, an annual pilgrimage is being held and followed which is held in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Everyone makes an effort if their time and financial resources permit to participate and give respect to this very sacred festive. Different Muslims in different countries across the globe are travelling not just to see the Mecca, but to be united in this yearly celebration. This is the culminating part of their Jewish traditions that everyone religiously observes and keeps.
9. Meat Sacrifice
9. Meat Sacrifice e1349967572828 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
Since it’s all about the sacrifice made by Abraham, Muslim people in different parts of the world also offer an animal sacrifice which literally done by people under the Mosaic Law. Canonically, sheep is the closest thing that they can give since it’s an example in most of the scriptural account which was set early on. Nonetheless, today, there are different animals that they can sacrifice like lamb and goat in order to reciprocate the sacrifice for Ibrahim. The meat of these animals will be shared together by members of the family, within the community, and even those tourists who are curious about this tradition are welcome to join the feast by eating this meat of sacrifice. This is the same reason why lambs and other similar animals that can be offered that day are sold in hefty amount, and it’s really in demand in the market since it’s a universal celebration to all Muslims. It also signifies the kind of sacrifice that the people are willing to give which is reciprocated best on the kind of animals that they are willing to offer even its costly or expensive. This is one of the tests for them since it’s a measurement on how they are willing to sacrifice something to their god.
8. Recitation of Tusmiya
8. Recitation of Tsusmiya e1349967562999 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
It’s part of the tradition before sacrificing specific animal which is required by their law that they recite tusmiya in order to keep it in good health and meeting specific age. Part of this ritual when recitation is done, that the Islamic Standards are met especially the meat that will be offered as part of the highlight of the offering which must be considered or qualified as halal. There are specific incisions and cut that must be followed, and not just do it your way, and these parts are neck, jugular veins, and lastly the carotid arteries.
7. 2 to 4 days Celebration
7. 2 to 4 days Celebration e1349967553127 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
Generally speaking the celebration of Eid al-Adha takes between 2 to 4 days, and it also varies based on locations in the world. It is true that there are series of events, and activities that being done including rituals and ceremonies since day 1, since this is one event that unite the Islam believers in whichever countries they reside. Nonetheless, the standard days that it’s being observed is two days which represents the new moon is born which signifies day one of celebration and the young crescent only if visible.
6. Eid al-Adha Begins on the 12th month
6. Eid al Adha Begins on the 12th month e1349967545572 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
Under the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha is being commemorated every 10th, 11th, and 12th day which falls automatically on the 12th month under the Islamic month known as Dhu al-Hijjah which is actually part of the Islamic or Lunar Calendar. It will only be observed after the pilgrimage in Mecca has been done by Muslims all over the world. Hence, there are different rituals that they also observe until they arrive at the last sunset of Dhu al-Hijjah on the 12th day. Dhu al-Hijjah is actually the 12th month under the Islamic Calendar which also means it’s the end of the year, which is also the same month where pilgrimage takes place. This month also means Possessor of the Pilgrimage where people are invited to prepare to really pay a visit to Mecca, and be part of the worldwide celebration.
5. Practices According to Sunnah
5. Practices According to Sunnah e1349967537730 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
All the activities and rituals being done by Muslims across the globe are all based on what Sunnah has set which they believed are rules given by their beloved Prophet Muhammad. Some of the things that they do at the start of the first day of the celebration is for them to wake-up early in the morning and the closing of the dawn offer a prayer called  Salat ul-Fajr. Prior to their attendance to special congregations where Salaat al-Eid prayer will be done, they have to do the basic hygiene and they have to put on perfume to their body. Included on this are their charitable works, recitation of takbir and other things which are in harmony on what can be read on Sunnah. 
4. Thanksgiving Day
4. Thanksgiving Day e1349967527557 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
It might be a day of sacrifice, but it’s also a joyous day for all Muslims because they can be with their families, and others of their faith within the community. In fact, it is indeed a Thanksgiving Day version for them where they make a spiritual reflection on the first day prior on the second day or the day of celebration itself. It’s a very special day where they can express their gratitude on blessings that come to their life, strength that they receive, and good health. It’s spiritual reaffirm as well through fasting and numbers of personal and congregational prayers. This day is also called as feasting day where they prepare food especially sweet delicacies, give gifts to each other, decorating homes, wearing of new clothes, and gathering as families and friends at home where they can share the food that they have prepared. It’s indeed a very special holiday for them, just like Christmas and New Year in Roman Catholicism.
3. Countries that Celebrate Eid al-Adha 2012
3. Countries that Celebrate Eid al Adha 2012 e1349967515661 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
Just like any other religions in the world, there are also other members in some countries who also preserve, observes, and keeps the celebration of Eid al-Adha. Just for the information of everyone, it is an Islamic holiday that tells that Ramadan or fasting month has ended. Nonetheless, there are different countries that celebrate this day in different ways, but also observe the traditional rules and customs across the globe that Islam has set. In the continent of Africa, it’s being observed mainly in Egypt, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, and Tunisia. Hence, in the continent of Asia, it’s widely observed in Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, China, The Indian Subcontinent, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South-East Asia, and Turkey. Other countries that also observe Eid al-Adha are Australia, Canada, Fiji, Mauritius, United Kingdom, and United States of America. Each country has set days where they observe it, wherein the one of the longest celebrations are done in Tunisia that runs up to 4 days.
2. Regional Customs
2. Regional Customs e1349967504138 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
It is also known as moon sightings which actually differ on the locations of the Islamic members. In fact, it could only be included in their celebration only after a declaration has been made by the moon-sighting committee that they have indeed seen a new moon. This committee is found residing in Saudi Arabia and they are part of the Saudi Judicial Council. In fact, one of a great instance that moon was not sighted happened on November 2008. Nonetheless, there is also limitation which also depends on the country or location. It does not mean that if the moon is not seen in Saudi Arabia that this regional custom will not be observed. If its sightable in Australia, then it could be done.
1. Another Names of Eid al-Adha
1. Another Names of Eid al Adha e1349967494700 Top 10 Facts about Eid al Adha 2012
It is also known in other names like Eid al-Kabir or Eid al-Qurban, in India, it’s called as Id-ul-Zuha      or Bakri-ld. It has different translation as well in different languages since Eid al-Adha is actually an Arabic word while in Tajik Persian it’s translated as Idi Qurbon, in Kazakh Qurban ayt, in Uyghur Qurban Heyit and Id ul-Kabir as another term in Saudi Arabia. In French Beig Eid, in Tamil Peru Nal, in Pashto Loy Akhtar and of course the most popular term of it is the Festival of Sacrifice which is being used by all Muslims all over the world.

Rabu, 24 Oktober 2012

Top 10 Highlights of the Final Debate 2012

Everyone’s eyes were glued on the final clashed of words, proposals, and answers that would serve as tickets for millions of voters and spectators who have watched today’s final debate 2012. Mitt Romney has elucidated his points since the first debate and so with the current President of the United States Barrack Obama who is trying to retain the presidency, and there were divisions thereafter. Poll results have shown who have sided to the two Presidential candidates from the first down to the last faced-off that they have had today. For the last stroke, let’s check the top 10 highlights of the final debate 2012 before the people make a final decision as to who would they put in power not just to lead the greatest and powerful country, the America. Would the three debates enough for the voters to evaluate the kind of empowerment and change that they are proposing and presenting not just to the United States, but throughout the world? Of course both sides have expressed their intention and plans to all citizens of America. Both laid out their targets, and specific platforms where they could addressed the growing needs and concerns of the people as to employment, tax, and everything which are current and at hand. If you have not yet watched the final deliberation earlier, you could read these highlights, and make a final resolve.
10. We Can Be a Partner with China – Romney
One of the points that Governor Romney explained that he still recognizes the power that China can bring to the United States especially when it comes in lifting the nation’s condition in the midst of financial woes. Nonetheless as he stated in the first debate that borrowing money from China would not help at all. It is true that he acknowledges the economic stability of China wherein he compared it with Latin’s America’s eminence when it comes to financial progress. He pointed out common grounds where United States and China can meet together instead of being an adversary when national security became the next discussion of the last debate.
9. This Has Been the Biggest Whopper that’s been Told – Obama  
When Mr. Schiffer brought up the next issue about the rumored talks that Iran and United States with regards to nuclear Program of Iran, both had shared their piece, but President Obama boldly declared that what Governor Romney has stated against him were not true. Hence, he even said that there was nothing that the Governor has explained was true, and he even said they were all fabricated stories and lies made by him. He even expressed his disappointments that how could Mitt Romney feel so sorry if those are all part of his political agenda. This is where President Obama became so critical and aggressive as the course of debate goes through.
8. Iran Will Not Get a Nuclear Weapon – Obama
This is actually in connection on what he has denied when Governor Romney president figures of 10,000 centrifuges spinning uranium which the Governor feared would be used to threat not just America, but the entire world. Nonetheless, Mr. President denied it, and he just want to assure the citizens of the United States that he is not going to support the Nuclear Weapon of Iran. He even stressed the point from the very first time that he assumed the Presidency post that is in total opposition and he explained that Iran is indeed a risk to the overall security of the country which he has firmly focused on a couple of times. The President stood on his belief that he will not allow as long as he still heads and leads America. He even stated that Iran is one of the sources of terrorism acts in the world.
7. America Must Be Strong – Romney
Governor Romney answered the question presented by Mr. Schiffer when it comes to the role that America has in the world. He made a positive impact when he stated must take the lead and in order to do that it should possess strength in order to uphold the principles, and defend the freedom of the world. He further made an affirmation  about basic human rights that must be observed in order to achieve one goal of humanity which is peace. Hence, one of the things that he suggested in order to make America really a strong country that the world can depend upon is to stabilize the economic conditions of it. He then draws back the issues on growth of unemployment rate, the military, and terrorism.
6. You Made a Major Speech – Obama
This is in response in the issue of terrorism and a need of change in the Middle East. It was one of the points or loopholes that Governor Romney reiterated especially with what happened in Libya wherein four American died and one of them was the Ambassador of the United States. The Governor took the first part wherein he explained his plans and what could have been done if he were in that situation and made some critical comments against the President. Nonetheless, Obama and Romney had an exchange remarks especially when the latter said about the 5,000 troops that should have stayed on, although the President insisted that there are troops staying in Iraq, which Romney opposed until he uttered with disappointments, “You made a major speech.” 
5. Go after the Bad Guys – Romney
This line may actually sound that Governor Romney is playing simple superhero. However, these words of his were not means to an end. His vision was something different, something that the world is looking forward for. He shared that in order to bring balance and peace to both the Christian and the Muslim world; he proposed to exterminate the ones who are responsible for the terrorists’ movements. These are not the individuals who wield weapons of war in the field, but the ones who are not seen in the limelight; the actual leaders and minds behind the catastrophe and the chaos.

4. Keep the American People Safe – Obama
President Obama could not stress safety for the American people even more. He knew that one of his main tasks as US President is to make sure that every American on the planet is safe and secure. He raised his achievements to the crowd by mentioning the ending of war in Iraq and reestablishing ties with Afghanistan after the exchange of gunshots and principles. The incumbent president also stated of the stand with what happened in Libya mentioning that he has done his part in making sure that everything is under control – without resorting to impulsive violence and other untoward incidents that may start another war.

3. We Can’t Kill Our Way Out of This Mess – Romney
There are some problems that cannot be simply solved by cutting out or exterminating the dilemma. After all, the decaying of the leaves is not just ended by hacking the branches, without knowing that the problem lies hidden from the untrained eye, even by the roots. This is what Romney is trying to stress to President Obama. Killing is not the solution to everything. Peace cannot be obtained by shedding blood and taking into casualty, innocent lives that are caught between the crossfire. Extremism can end, according to him, by establishing ties and taking out in the picture, the very reason why wars exist in the first place – the idealism of evil minds.

2. America Remains as the One Indispensable Nation – Obama
No matter how it can be looked at, America is that one nation in the world that is as indispensable as other nations would hope it could be. Because of this, the country, along with its ruler, has the responsibility to make sure that it stands strong and firm despite of the many winds of change that make shake its course as the greatest superpower in the world. Whether it is affected by the financial, industrial, economical, or social issues known across the globe, its strength is relied upon by the other countries. This is why he focused on winning back against the recession by helping the automobile industry rise again from the ashes. He also stated the US will once again be known for innovation and developments that will cause the country to be globally competitive again.
1. You’ve been Wrong – Obama       
Looks like it was President Obama who had drawn the first blood of Governor Romney, when he mentioned that the Republican candidate was wrong on many counts. This was particularly blurted out at the time when Obama was specifying that most of Romney’s opinions when it comes to foreign policy had been wrong. When it comes to sending troops to Iraq when the war was over, concerns with weapons of mass destruction in the said nation, and even pushing through the nuclear treaties with Russia, Mitt Romney had been wrong on all accounts were his ideas do not complement with the concern of safety and security of the people of the United States of America.

Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World

Month of October celebrates the World Food Day where it promotes an awareness to fight hunger and malnutrition. It is true that food is the primary need among the three human basic needs, but there are countries that have higher rate of malnourished people. This is a great indication that poverty is also a recurrent problem that has not been solved in those nations. Poverty and Malnourishment are always integrated or linked to each other because everyone could be fed well if there is a stable income or job that will sustain every household in the community. However, this immediate need is not address despite of the combined efforts of other humanitarian organization and association in the world since there distance limits them to reach those people to give provisions and assistance for them to be nourished and fed in a regular serving of meal in a day. Some of them would just eat if there are supplies that have been delivered from other countries. The ironic part of it, it would take months for them to really have a well-served meal, and at times water and crackers will do to sustain their needs. The increasing numbers of deaths have been reported in a yearly basis in countries where there are higher population of food starvation, and majority of them without even tasting the real meaning of delicious food, and even feasting in a bounty meal. Let us open our eyes to know these top 10 most malnourished nations in the world.  This will serve as an eye opener to appreciate what we have on our table, take advantage of the every blessing that we receive that we could still eat three times a day, and find ways to help those people as well to alleviate their sufferings.

10. Angola
10. Angola e1350405667486 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
The major problem that caused malnourishment among the citizens in Angola especially to young kids is the post-civil war that they have experienced that resulted to malnourishment of kids, and made them susceptible to various diseases. In fact, the leading cause of mortality in Angola is not because of the after effect of the war, but because of the lack of provision that led to the primary disease that stroke the kids which is the acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Moreover, the growing need of the country has blown out of proportion and it has reached more than $12.7 million in order to sustain the food that people need. In fact, the case of malnutrition in this country is categorically identified as severe, which is the reason why there is collaboration among the health workers of WHO and UNICEF to fight this problem through treatments, and food support.

9. Cambodia
9. Cambodia e1350405658676 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
This is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia despite that it was known as a great empire in the history, but it fell from that state and has been experiencing serious hunger and malnourishment. In fact, based on the report, there are about 340 rural families that are being assisted through livelihood programs in order to decrease the growing number of child-related health problems and sicknesses because of imbalanced in nutrition, and underweight concerns. In fact, there is about 40% of malnutrition in the whole country, and majority of the people who are suffering greatly are children under 5 years old.
8. Burundi      
8. Burundi e1350405649804 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
The common denominators of countries that are included on this list are the number of children who are greatly affected of the undernourishment because of lack of nutrition since there are insufficient supplies of food. The description given by UNICEF is that the people in Burundi are chronically malnourished. The level of prevalence affects children under 5 years old, and they are about almost a million, which is 58% according to the report issued by UNICEF. Moreover, the leading cause of it is the poverty state of the country which is attributed because of the bad weather conditions that affects quality harvest. Despite of the united efforts of different agencies in the country by doing feeding program through the Central Emergency Response Fund, this is not enough because they need to address the root cause of the problem before they could fully eradicate number of demise among the poor children who are not properly well-fed.
7. Burkina Faso
7. Burkina Faso e1350405640532 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
UNICEF has described the condition of people in Burkina Faso when it comes to the level of their body nourishment as severe acute malnutrition which is recently issued this year. This is very alarming since it continuously growing because of the recurrent problem in the country which is the hunger gap because there are only two annual harvests. Some of the results of great malnourishment are respiratory infections, slowdown of physical growth and mental development, and they become vulnerable to be infected of malaria, diarrhea, and other diseases.    Nonetheless, there are treatments that being served since 2007 especially to children below 5 years old through local health centres that were built near the homes of the affected people who have nutritional problems.
6. Rwanda
6. Rwanda e1350405630498 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
More than 50% of kids in this country are chronically malnourished especially to group of people who are considered poorest among the poor. Despite of great news that happened in Rwanda’s economy, it does not entail that it will also decrease the hunger and malnourishment which have been happening in the country for years. In fact, it has still ranked among all the countries that has low-income and experiencing food deficit. Moreover, the population is also increasing that also creates imbalance to support the needs of the children. Other factors that have been identified which are the root cause of poor income are soil erosion, less agricultural productivity, deforestation, and landscape. There is a strong coherence and relation to those factors because the ability to purchase food that people could bring to their table has decreased because of poor income. Nonetheless, the government has been implementing their national school meal programme which serves the poorest among the poor.
5. Mozambique       
5. Mozambique e1350405621395 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
Poverty is the major cause of malnourishment found in the people in Mozambique. It is true that for more than two decades there is a far reaching improvement that happened, and the economy has been stabilized, but population is also growing especially the people who are living in impoverish state in rural areas which is about 70% from their total population of 22.4 million.         The ironic fact about it is that majority of that 70% are women and the source of income is very meager which comes from the agricultural production where most of the rural women work. Hence, the income that each woman earns is very low, and it’s not even sufficient to sustain them in a week. 44% is the chronic malnutrition that being experienced by kids and some areas are flood-prone which also contributes to the increasing ratio of food starvation.
4. Afghanistan
4. Afghanistan e1350405612747 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
The recent reports that can be heard in most of the international channels, and other online portals have shown that one third of the children in Afghanistan population especially in the Southern part have been suffering from acute malnutrition. In fact, despite of the succor from the foreign countries in order to aid people from the famine that they are experiencing, the problem is not really solved permanently, but it still recurrent. It is true that the remedy being served is only temporary, and it does not hewn down the root cause. The most affected area according to reports is found in Helmand and Kandahar. In fact, it could almost be compared or associated in the case of Africa. It is indicated that 29.5% are diagnosed of acute malnutrition, and 30% of them suffered from it because of famine. It has been observed that there are sufficient food supplies in Southern Afghanistan, but illiteracy of people brought health problems to households and poor implementation of breast feeding.
3. Sierra Leone
3. Sierra Leone e1350405603434 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
According to latest report that majority of kids in this country who are under 5 are weighing two lbs which is really a clear indication that there is a serious malnutrition problem. In fact, there are over 300,000 children who are critically malnourished, which is the main reason why there is high percentage of infant illnesses and mortality rate in the country because of malnutrition. Some of the causes are food shortages because of low number of harvest, and the needy areas are high. Nonetheless, one of the plans that they are seeing is to fix damage roads for people to sell the products that they have produced in order to alleviate poverty.
2. Ethiopia
2. Ethiopia e1350405594827 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
Ethiopia may be a non-oil dependent in Africa, and based on the figures they have a stable economy, but there are external and uncontrollable factors that contribute to poverty ratio of the country. High population, series of droughts, high-tax, soil degradation, and poor infrastructure are hedging up the real growth of Ethiopia, and it results to malnutrition because of the poor purchasing power in order to get sufficient food supply for all households. Infant mortality rates are high which is about 10%, and people could only live up to 42 years old.
1. Nigeria 
1. Nigeria e1350405582321 Top 10 Most Malnourished Nations in the World
Africa still holds the highest number of malnutrition, and its concentrated now in Nigeria, and followed by Ethiopia. It is true that there is a family nutritional programme that that they have established in 2008, and it’s still ongoing, but 1/6 of the population of the country is suffering from chronic hunger wherein there are 3.8 million of children that die yearly. In fact, very alarming too that according to calculations that if this will continue in the next 15 years 450 million of people would suffer, and meet their demise.