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Monday, June 12, 2006

Top 10 Hurricans - Most Intense

First Storm Coming!! The hurricane season is finally here the first tropical storm Alberto is heading to the coast of Florida on early Tuesday. Last time we introduced the top 10 dealist hurricanes in US - the ones with the most casualties. This time let's take a look at a different category - the most intense hurricanes. Here they are:

  1. Great Labor Day Hurricane: the most intense storm to hit US was a Category 5 and striked Florida Keys on Labor Day of 1935 with 26.35 inches of pressure at landfall.
  2. Hurricane Camille: the 1969 hurricane hit Mississippi and Louisiana with 26.84 inches of pressure at landfall.
  3. Hurricane Katrina: the 2005 hurricane which devastated New Orlean was a Category 5 before shrinking to Category 3 at landfull with 27.17 inches of pressure.
  4. Hurricane Andrew: the 1992 hurricane which hit Florida began as a Category 4 but later strengthened to a Category 5 storm and was measured 27.23 inches of pressuare at landfall.
  5. The 1919 hurricane which hit Florida Keys and Southern Texas was a Category 4 with 27.37 inches of pressure at landfall.
  6. The 1928 hurricane which struck Lake Okeechobee, Florida was a Category 4 with 27.43 inches of pressure at landfall.
  7. Hurricane Donna: the 1960 Category 4storm swept all the way from Florida, South Carolina to New York and was measured 27.46 inches of pressure at first landfall and later registered 28.55 inches of pressure at New Haven, Connecticut.
  8. The 1915 hurricane which hit New Orleans, Louisiana was a Category 4 with 27.49 inches of pressure
  9. Hurricane Carla: the 1961 storm which hit Texas actually was tying with the 1915 storm with 27.49 inches of pressure at Category 4.
  10. Hurricane Hugo: the 1989 hurricane which struck South Carolina was a Category 4 with 27.58 inches of pressure at landfall.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Top 10 Saftest Place for Driving

Drive Safely One Saturday afternoon I was on my way south to San Diego on the busy I15. While driving on the fast lane I noticed from my rear mirror a zigzaging sporty cutting thru the busy traffic as if its is on a racing track. My guts feeling told me that I should pay attention to it. Few minutes after it was right beside my car and ready to switch to fast lane again whithout signaling - well.. while I am still on the fast lane. Seeing the car already cut into the lane, no not in front of me but right beside me, I steered my car a little bit to the left and gave a big honk. Fortunately to me I just avoided an accident and to others I just avoided a potential four hour traffic jam.

Welcome to Southern California, a place filled with fun theme parks, sunny beaches and crazy drivers. At a recent report, Los Angeles ranked 184 at the saftest ctiy to drive. Don't be mislead by the word safe because in another word to look in a differet way what that report, based on 200 cities, says is that Los Angeles is the 16th worst city to drive, with driver on average get in an accident avery 7 years, where the national average is about 10 years. San Diego drivers, more fortunate than those Los Angeles, got in accident every 8.9 years but the city still only ranked 113, just above the 114 San Jose, Northern California.

So where do you find a safe place to drive, well think Mid-West the saftest place to drive are mostly in the middle, places know for less dense population as the top 10 saftest cities to drive have population ranking in the 100s. The exceptions go to Milwaukee and Colorado Springs where although the cities ranked 22 and 49 in population respectively, they are the top 8 and 9 saftest place to drive with driver on average gets involved in accident every 12 years. So if there's a rank for most gentle drivers, I would defintely rank these two cities top 1 and top 2.

So here they are, the top 10 saftest cities for drivers with population rank and average years between accidents:

  1. Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Population(167) - Average Years(14.3)
  2. Fort Collins, Colorado - Population(183) - Average Years(13.2)
  3. Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Population(190) - Average Years(13.2)
  4. Huntsville, Alabama - Population(132) - Average Years(12.8)
  5. Chattanooga, Tennessee - Population(144) - Average Years(12.7)
  6. Knoxville, Tennessee - Population(123) - Average Years(12.6)
  7. Des Moines, Iowa - Population(107) - Average Years(12.6)
  8. Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Population(22) - Average Years(12.5)
  9. Colorado Springs, Colorado - Population(49) - Average Years(12.3)
  10. Warren, Michigan - Population(168) - Average Years(12.3)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Top 10 Worst Stock For the Past 10 Years

Long Term Losers This may be a shock to the long term investors as not all the stocks do well for long term. Well ever heard of Enron? Here The Motley Fool gives the ten worst stock performers for the last 10 years. mm.. couldn't find Enron here.. maybe they take out those already gone...

Here they are - the 10 worst stock for the past 10 years:
  1. Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDP): -99.9% ($290 million in market cap in 1996)
  2. Atari (ATAR): -99.4% ($1,230 million in market cap in 1996)
  3. Viragen (VRA): -99.3% ($230 million in market cap in 1996)
  4. Intrusion (INTZ): -99.3% ($360 million in market cap in 1996)
  5. Alteon (ALT): -98.6% ($220 million in market cap in 1996)
  6. Genelabs Technologies (GNLB): -98.2% ($311 million in market cap in 1996)
  7. Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT): -98% ($205 million in market cap in 1996)
  8. HearUSA (EAR): -97.5% ($284 million in market cap in 1996)
  9. Danka Business Systems (DANKY): -97.3% ($2,266 million in market cap in 1996)
  10. Harken Energy (HEC): -97.2% ($201 million in market cap in 1996)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Top 10 Most Educated Cities

Today MSN lists the most educated cities in US according to the percentage of population with college degree or higher. Here they are with the percentage showing the population with at least college degree(national college graduation rate 25.9%) followed by the median household income and rank:
  1. Seattle, Washington - 51.3% - $46,650 (8)
  2. San Francisco, California - 51.0% - $60,031 (2)
  3. Raleigh, North Carolina - 49.7% - $47,878 (7)
  4. Washington, DC - 47.7% - $46,574 (9)
  5. Austin, Texas - 45.1% - $45,508(15)
  6. Atlanta, Georgia - 42.9% - $37.385 (50)
  7. Minneapolis, Minnesota - 41.1% - $44,116 (20)
  8. Boston, Massachusetts - 40.9% - $45,892 (13)
  9. Lexington - Fayette, Kentucky - $39.2% - $38,322 (43)
  10. San Diego, CA - $39% - $51,382 (5)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Top 10 Love Movie from Teenager

Love of 16 Year Old Do you know what love movies your teenage daughters like? Here's a list of top 10 love movies selected by a 16 years old on MSN:
  1. Love Actually (2003)
  2. Say Anything (1989): John Cusack
  3. Dirty Dancing (1987): Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze
  4. Birdget Jones's Diary (2001): Renee Zellweger
  5. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996): Leonardo DiCaprio
  6. Love Story (1970): Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal
  7. Miss Congeniality (2000): Sandra Bullock
  8. 13 Going On 30 (2004): Jennifer Garner
  9. First Daughter (2004)
  10. Chasing Liberty (2004)