World Records /// Money /// 100 Albums

World Records of the World

The Vatican is the smallest country in the world.

Russia is the largest.

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, it has no taxes and the highest life expectancy at 90 years.

San Marino has the world’s oldest constitution, may be the oldest country, and is the only country in the world with more vehicles than people. It also has the third highest life expectancy and is the fifth smallest country in the world.

China has the highest population in the world, followed by India. India is predicted to have the highest population by 2050.

Antartica is a desert, and the world’s largest one at that. It’s also the driest, windiest and coldest place on earth.

Valletta in Malta has is the smallest nation capital in Europe.

Papua New Guinea speaks the most languages of any country, over 850!

Vanuatu has the most languages per person, at over 100 with only 20,000 people living there.

Norway was named the happiest country in the world by the New York Times.

England is home to the highest priced estate in the world, Buckingham Palace, which is estimated at one and half billion if it were to be sold.

Wales is home to the creation of Dragon’s Breath, the world’s hottest chili pepper. It’s so hot, that it’s used medically to numb the body.

Italy is home to the most expensive car ever made, the Ferrari 250. It sold for more than 50 million.

Canada is home to the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, L Anse aux Meadows.

The Sahara Desert is the world’s hottest desert, and the world’s largest sandy desert.

Inkawasi is an island in the middle of the largest salt flat in the world, which turns into a massive reflection of the sky when it rains. Isla Incahuasi is it’s full name, meaning Inca Island House.

Money

100+ Ethical Merchants

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Top 5

Ecosia // Search Engine

FEED // Bags

Momofuku Milk Bar // Cookies

Lush // Soaps

World Wildlife Fund // Stuffed Animals and Clothing

If you want to throw away consumerism entirely…

Here’s a good place to get started.

Key ideas:

Volunteer farming

Live in a commune, vehicle and grow or barter for food in a eco-village

Briefly join a monastery. Monks are interesting subject matter for photography and you can explore the village.

If traveling, try house-sitting, you can farm or take care of pets for a free stay!

If libraries can do it, you can do it too!

On that note, here are some…

Free Classic Books!

Cooking

 

How to make Funfetti Cake in the Wild

Craft a wood burning stove.

Grow some sugar cane to make sugar.

Grow wheat and a garden of every kind of fruit and flower.

Turn the wheat into flour and everything else into natural dyes for the sprinkles.

Get out of the wilderness, find civilization and employ this recipe from Momofuku Milk Bar.

Return to the wild and add sprinkles to your cake. Congratulations! You have made Funfetti Cake in the wild!

Music

 

100 Immaculate Desert Island Albums

 (All are links to enjoy the music)

LOVELESS – MY BLOODY VALENTINE
MTV UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK – NIRVANA 
SUBIZA – DELOREAN
ANOTHER ONE – MAC DEMARCO
5:55 – CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG
HISTOIRE DE MELODY NELSON – SERGE GAINSBOURG
THE WILD HUNT – THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
VOLUME 1 – STAR SLINGER
THE ESSENTIAL LEONARD COHEN – LEONARD COHEN
DÉJÀ VU – CROSBY STILLS AND NASH
POP GOES THE WORLD – MEN WITHOUT HATS
DIRTY – SONIC YOUTH
TREASURY – BURT BACHARACH
LET IT BE – THE REPLACEMENTS
SUBLIME – SUBLIME
L.A. WOMEN – THE DOORS
SCREAMADELICA – PRIMAL SCREAM
NOTHING’S REAL – SHURA
ATLANTIC – SOUTHERN SHORES
LABI SIFFRE – LABI SIFFRE
ROAD TO HELL – CHRIS REA
BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY – KANYE WEST
THE IMPRESSIONS – THIS IS MY COUNTRY
PT. II  
ABBEY ROAD – THE BEATLES
SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN – RODRIGUEZ
I DON’T WANT TO LET YOU DOWN – SHARON VAN ETTEN
KOYAANISQATSI – PHILIP GLASS
KURT VILE – WAKIN’ ON A PRETTY DAZE
PAUL’S BOUTIQUE – BEASTIE BOYS
WAR ELEPHANT – DEER TICK 
FEELINGS 4 U – DREAMS
SOFT FOCUS – VANILLA
POGO – POGO
WE LOVE LIFE – PULP
FRIENDS ON THE ROAD – BHUNDU BOYS
TAKING THE LONG WAY – DIXIE CHICKS
STAR/TIME/BUBBLES/LOVE – THE FREE DESIGN
WORLD CLASS LISTENING PROBLEM – DON CABALLERO
I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CRAZY – WAYLON JENNINGS
NEW WORLD ORDER – CURTIS MAYFIELD
BACK IN BLACK– AC/DC
SOUNDGARDENSUPERUNKNOWN
SUBTERRANEAN JUNGLE – THE RAMONES
CORESTONE TEMPLE PILOTS
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE – SPIRITUALIZED
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY – FATBOY SLIM
A STRANGE ARRANGEMENT – MAYER HAWTHORNE
LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN – RAY CONNIFF
THRILLER  – MICHAEL JACKSON
DAFT PUNK – DISCOVERY
NOWHERE – RIDE
MODESTE – MODESTE
PT. III
DOOKIE – GREEN DAY 
TAYLOR SWIFT – TAYLOR SWIFT
APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION – GUNS N’ ROSES
GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS – LAMONT DOZIER
THE LOVE CLUB – LORDE
LIVE – ELVIS
PURPLE RAIN – PRINCE
COMFORT EAGLE – CAKE 
CARGO – MEN AT WORK
DEATH MAGNETIC – METALLICA
WARM ON A COLD NIGHT – HONNE
DAYDREAM FOREVER – THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974
THE GOOD FEELING MUSIC OF DENT MAY & HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE – DENT MAY & HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE
THE REVOLUTION BEGINS: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN MASTERS – GIL SCOTT HERON
I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE – YO LA TENGO
MOTOWN – MOTOWN REMIXED
THE HOOP – CRIME IN CHOIR
NUDE WITH BOOTS – MELVINS
BAND OF GYPSIES – JIMI HENDRIX 
ALPINE ’85 – GRATEFUL DEAD
BLUE ALBUM – WEEZER
ICKY THUMP – WHITE STRIPES
GRRR! – THE ROLLING STONES
THE DUTCHESS – FERGIE
PART IV
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – PINK FLOYD
REIGN OF TERROR – SLEIGH BELLS
AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE – R.E.M.
AGAETIS BYRJUN – SIGUR ROS
ME YOU AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW – MICHAEL ANDREWS
ICE ON THE DUNES – EMPIRE OF THE SUN
ENEMA OF THE STATE – BLINK-182
TIME FOR A CHANGE – FKJ
THE DUETS – PAVAROTTI
SPINNERS  THE SPINNERS
VELVET UNDERGROUND– VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
UNDER THE BLACKLIGHT – RILO KILEY
BOUND TO HAPPEN – WILLIAM BELL
OFFICIAL LIVE: 101 PROOF – PANTERA
FARMHOUSE – PHISH
YOUTH OF AMERICA – WIPERS
OSHIN – DIIV
PUSH THE SKY AWAY – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
LUCY FORD – THE ATMOSPHERE EP’S – ATMOSPHERE
LA GRANDE CANTATRICE – NA HAWA DOUMBIA
PLAY – MOBY

Honorable mentions

EYELID MOVIES – PHANTOGRAM
BRYTER LAYTER – NICK DRAKE

 

Music Videos

 

My Top 5 Music Videos of All Time
Someone that Loves You
Touch
Stay Close
Punch Drunk Love
 Gosh

 

 

 

 

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