MT Prestige – Biggest oil spills

MT Prestige - Sinking tankerMT Prestige - Beach cleanup after oil spill - MuxiaPrestige fuel tankMT Prestige - Sinking shipMT Prestige - Monument to volunteers cleaning beaches - GaliciaMonument with thanksMonument in Muxía - Spain

MT Prestige – Biggest oil spills

  • Place: Nth. shores of Iberian Peninsula
  • Date: 19 November 2002
  • Amount of spill: 63 000 000 liters
  • Costs: EUR 8 billion

MT Prestige – 19 November 2002 the tanker sank off the northern shores of the Iberian Peninsula. 63 thousand tons of oil, spilled from it. And the cost of their removal amounted to over EUR 8 billion.

Castillo de Bellver – Biggest oil spills

Castillo de Bellver - Oil spill and fire - 1983Castillo de Bellver - Oil spill and fire fighting - 1983MTCastillo de Bellver - Left sideMTCastillo de Bellver - Right side

Castillo de Bellver – Biggest oil spills

  • Place: RSA
  • Date: 6 August 1983
  • Amount of spill: 286 200 000 liters
  • Costs: $ 153 mln

Castillo de Bellver – The tanker exploded unexpectedly and burned off the coast of South Africa in 1983. The ship traveled on the sea since 1978. On the memorable day of August 6, 1983, it sailed with oil from the Persian Gulf to Spain. Through an area where many sea birds live and where important fisheries are found. The coast was seriously threatened. Unfortunately, the wind changed and moved the stain towards the ocean. Ultimately, the environmental impact was minimal and no one was killed on board.

Most dangerous volcanoes – Still unpredictable

Most dangerous volcanoes - KīlaueaMost dangerous volcanoes - Eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius - J.C.DahlMost dangerous volcanoes - Nevado del Ruiz - 1985Most dangerous volcanoes - Chaitén - Eruption 27.05.2008


Most dangerous volcanoes – Still unpredictable

Most dangerous volcanoes – Eruptions of volcanoes in ancient times were considered a divine punishment. Today, we know their causes, but they are still unpredictable. And they leave terrible havoc after themselves. Volcanoes that sow the greatest destruction and thus are the most dangerous for Earth.

List of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth:


Mt.Etna from ISS - 2013Sailors aboard USNS Carson City - watching Mt.Etna during arrival in CataniaMost dangerous volcanoes - Mount Etna - CraterMost dangerous volcanoes - Etna in Sicily

Mount Etna – Italy, Sicily

Most dangerous volcanoes - Big Blast at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan - NASASakurajima Volcano in Kyushu, JapanMost dangerous volcanoes - Big Blast at Sakurajima Volcano, JapanView from Kagoshima - Kyushu, Japan

Sakurajima – Japan, Kyushu

Most dangerous volcanoes - Torii near summit of Mt.Fuji, Honshu, JapanMount Fuji on the island of Honshu, Japan - 2006Most dangerous volcanoes - Japan, Honshu, Mt.FujiMost dangerous volcanoes - Mount Fuji - NASA

Mount Fuji – Japan, Honshu

Most dangerous volcanoes - Mount Vesuvius - ISS - NASARAF Spitfires flying around a still steaming Vesuvius after the March 1944 eruptionVesuvius - AsterSeismograph on the Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius – Italy

Most dangerous volcanoes - Nyiragongo and NyamuragiraMost dangerous volcanoes - Nyiragongo - Eruption 01-2002Nyiragongo - 1994Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira - 31.01.2007

Nyiragongo – Congo

Most dangerous volcanoes - Kīlauea - USGS multimedia fileKīlauea Caldera and Mauna LoaKīlauea - Lava hits the Pacific Ocean - Hawaii - 2005Kīlauea - Explosion at Halema'uma'u crater

Kilauea – United States of America, Hawaii

Most dangerous volcanoes - Mount Merapi craterMerapi ash plume - MODIS sat image - (10.11.2010)Merbabu & MerapiMost dangerous volcanoes - Merapi from space

Merapi – Indonesia, Java

Nevado del Ruiz - Summit after the eruption that caused the Armero tragedy - 11.1985Nevado del Ruiz Volcano - Colombia - NASAMost dangerous volcanoes - Nevado del Ruiz - Almost 2 weeks after its deadly eruption in 1985, Viewed from the northeastNevado del Ruiz - View from bamboo plantation

Nevado del Ruiz – Colombia

Most dangerous volcanoes - Popocatépetl - Seen from Mexico CityPopocatépetl - The active volcano located about 70 km southeast of Mexico City - 23.01.2001 - NASAPopocatépetl - Cholula PyramidMost dangerous volcanoes - Popocatépetl

Popocatépetl – Mexico

Most dangerous volcanoes - Column of ash during the Chaitén eruption, 02.05.2008Plume of ash from eruption of Chaiten volcano, Chile - 03.05.2008Chaitén - NASAAerial view of the Chaitén Town - Chile - 02-2009

Chaitén – Chile

Pico del Teide - Volcano on Canary Islands, SpainMost dangerous volcanoes - Pico del Teide - PanoramaPico del Teide volcano, on Tenerife, Canary Islands - from planePico del Teide in clouds

Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife

Most dangerous volcanoes - Eruption of Krakatau, Indonesia - 2008Satellite image of the Krakatau volcano, Indonesia - May 18, 1992Krakatau MapSatellite image Plumes of volcanic ash - 17.11.2010

Krakatau – Indonesia

Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife

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Pico del Teide - Mount through windowTeide volcano - in cloudsTeide volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands from plane


Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife


  • Location: Spain, Tenerife
  • Peak: 3718 m a.s.l.

Pico del Teide volcano is located in Tenerife, which is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. The mountain lies near the north-west coast of Africa and occupies the greater part of the island’s surface. The crater’s circumference is unbelievable 48 km. Tenerife experienced its greatest eruption in 1709, when a stream of lava destroyed most of the port of Garachico and the northern coast. Magma sailed the valley for nine days. For the last time the volcano was active in 1909. When through the north-western slope of the mountain, flowed a lava river, long for 5 km.

Along the foot of the volcano spreads a very fertile lowland, which is moist and green all year long. Bananas, almonds, orange trees and vegetables are grown there. The southern slopes, on the contrary – moisture and rain almost do not know. The mountain can boast a world record – at sunrise the volcano casts a pyramid-shaped shadow, up to 200 km long. Which is undoubtedly the longest shadow in the world.

In the Stone Age people considered the volcano as the seat of the cruel god Guayot. During one of his trips to the New World, Christopher Columbus witnessed the activity of this dangerous mountain.

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics - Penalty kick success graphPenalty kick statistics - Green color

– Successful penalty kick (74.7 %)


Penalty kick statistics - Blue color
– Saved by goalkeeper (18.2 %)


Penalty kick statistics - Red color
– Shot missed the goal (3.6 %)


Penalty kick statistics - Brown color
– Hit the woodwork (and not ended with goal) (3.5 %)

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics – In 2008. Castrol has commissioned a detailed study of penalty kicks executed in three seasons in football leagues: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The whole is complemented by the results of the Champions League, UEFA Cup and European Championship. With the 1527 penalty shoot the ball landed in the net in 75.7% of cases. It follows that the ¼ of penalties will not translate into goals. 3.6% of all shots landed outside the goal, stopped the remaining 3.5% of the posts or crossbar. Goalkeepers managed to defend up 18.2% strokes.

Suicides among people

Suicides among people - Jumper (suicide) in Dallas

Suicides among people

Suicides among people – Least of suicides occur among people with higher education. Most are committed in the countries of northern and eastern Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Ukraine and Switzerland. Least of suicides recorded in the countries of southern and westernin Portugal, Spain, England, Greece, Georgia and Armenia.

Curiosity – Mars rover Curiosity

Curiosity - Mars rover Curiosity

Curiosity – Mars rover Curiosity

Curiosity – 6 August 2012. Mars rover Curiosity landed. The main objective of this most complicated equipment is to check that on Mars there were or there are conditions for microbial life. Equipment for the rover prepared scientific organizations from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Russia and Spain.

Drive of the rover is radioisotopic thermoelectric generator that uses the natural decay of plutonium 238, which has proven itself in the American Viking missions of the program. Device is equipped with various revolutionary instruments for the analysis of soil, rocks and atmosphere. One of the devices is eg. Laser cannon that hits a rock from a distance of 7 m., And from the done spark is able to determine its chemical composition.

For more than eight months interplanetary probe covered more than 566 million km. Through the atmosphere of Mars flew at a speed of approx. 20800 km / h, but just above the reduced speed of just 3.22 km / h. Landing NASA has provided operators with seven minutes of terror, but in the end everything was a success. One of the biggest surprises of the mission was the discovery of a liquid, although salt water on Mars.

Fossils Sima de los Huesos

Fossils Sima de los Huesos - Homo neanderthalensis, Museum of Human Evolution in SpainFossils Sima de los Huesos - Homo sapiens neanderthalensis skull


Fossils Sima de los Huesos

Fossils Sima de los Huesos – People from the cave Sima de los Huesos in Spain were the ancestors of Neanderthals. The first Neanderthal ancestors came to Europe before the 600 thousand. years. It is therefore certain that the Neanderthals did not develop as one closed line, but as a couple, not significantly different groups.

Sima de los Huesos – Homo antecessor bones

Sima de los Huesos - Juan Luis Arsuaga - May, 2014

Sima de los Huesos – Homo antecessor bones

Sima de los Huesos – In 1999. Professor Juan Luis Arsuaga and his team near the Sima de los Huesos in Spain. Discovered the remains of a hominid about the age of 800 thousands years. It is believed that the bones belonged to the species Homo antecessor, European descendant of Homo erectus.