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There are top 10’s for any topic, good when searching for info. One of the Most Famous Streets in the U.S. ? Broadway is possibly the only street on the list that is easily recognized in just one word. Its name carries a lot of meaning and often people associate Broadway with the starting point for many actors’ careers. Broadway is actually made up of avenue, street and boulevard sections. The best known portion of Broadway is certainly the boulevard that goes through Manhattan which includes the central hubs of the American theater industry. It is the oldest north-south road in all of New York City. There are 40 professional theaters situated on and around Broadway in Manhattan. Broadway is inherently linked to the Tony Awards as only shows playing at one of these theaters can be nominated for a Tony.

One of the Highest Grossing Movies of All Time ? E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, This 1982 science fiction movie that was directed by Steven Spielberg made $2,216,800,000 and only had a $10.5 million budget. The story centers on an alien who is accidentally left behind by his ship. A young boy named Elliot encounters the alien, who becomes known as “E.T.,” and the two become friends. They have to hide E.T. from the government and Elliot’s mother while trying to find a way to get E.T. home. The film was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 4: Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects. At the 40th Golden Globe Awards, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial won Best Picture (Drama category) and Best Score.

One of the Longest Living Animals ? The Turritopsis nutricula is often referred to as the “immortal jellyfish.” Once this species has become sexually mature it is capable of reverting back to the polyp stage and essentially starting its life over. The jellyfish accomplishes this through cell transdifferentiation in which its cells can turn into other types of cells. For example, its muscles can change into eggs or sperm and life regeneration can begin again. Most Turritopsis die when they are eaten by other animals or if they get a disease while in the initial polyp stage. It is unclear how long one of these creatures lives as knowledge of their regenerative capabilities was not discovered until the 1990’s. Additionally, it is hard to monitor them in their natural habitat and the life rejuvenating process is very quick. This makes it nearly impossible to get an accurate estimate of their age. A lot of top 10’s on UtopTens.

One of the Tallest Mountains in the World ? Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and stands at about 26,906 feet (8,201meters) high. Like most of the other Himalayan Mountains, it lies between Nepal and China (Tibet). Its name in Tibetan means “Turquoise Goddess”. It was used as a warm up for climbing Mount Everest when people were first exploring the Himalayan Mountains and today it is considered the easiest of al of the “eight-thousander” mountains to climb.