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Country with the Most Dams

The Question: What country boasts the most dams? The Answer: A study by the World Commission on Dams placed China's large dam total at over …

Least Livable Countries

According to the UN's Human Development Index The Human Development Index (HDI), published by the UN, ranks nations according to their citizens' quality of life rather than strictly by a nat…

Medal Standings by Country

Looking for great features on the TURIN GAMES? See: 2006 TURIN WINTER GAMES. Countries are ranked by the point value of the medals awarded, not by the quantity of medals. Gold medals …

Most Livable Countries

Cite According to the UN's Human Development Index The Human Development Index (HDI), published by the UN, ranks nations according to their citizens' quality of life rather than strictl…

Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Fir Tree

The Shoes of FortuneThe Snow QueenThe Fir Tree Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough o…

Brewer's: Fir-cone

on the Thyrsus. The juice of the fir-tree (turpentine) used to be mixed by the Greeks with new wine to make it keep; hence it was adopted as one of the symbols of Bacchus. Source: Diction…

Brewer's: Fir-tree

(The). Atys was metamorphosed into a fir-tree by Cybele, as he was about to lay violent hands on himself. (Ovid Metamorphoses, x. fable 2.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…