15 of The Most Dangerous Roads In The World

Ever been on a road that you thought could do with a bit more maintenance or had some sharp bend you weren't too comfortable with? Well, that was probably nothing compared to some of the roads out there were death and destruction are a regular occurrence.
 Sometimes these roads are just not well kept, and other times it is because they have to go through perilous locations, but here we look at some of the world's most dangerous roads

15. Strada delle 52 gallerie, Italy

A series of winding tunnels set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Italian countryside, Strada delle 52 gallerie dates back to World War I, having been constructed by the Italian military to shield itself away from the nearby Austro-Hungarian artillery fire. However, despite its pinnacles, deep canyons and sheer rock faces, may soldiers died there, hence its nickname, The Sacred Area of Italy. Today, the remarkable road is closed off to cars and has since been converted to a hiking trail, drawing in millions of trekkers and mountain bikers from around the world.
 Despite the most dangerous sections being closed off, daring drivers still occasionally flaunt the rules as driving through provides a quicker way to access the guesthouses in the area. The tunnels themselves are incredible feats of engineering, with the longest thought to be 300 meters long.

14. Going-to-the-Sun Road, U.S.A.

Going-to-the-Sun Road passes through the awe-inspiring wonders of the Glacier National Park, making it one of the most scenic roads in America. What's more, it is the only road of its kind to cross the Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. But don't be fooled: this road is as perilous as it is beautiful.
 While the summer months are usually safe for drivers, the winter can see dangerous amounts of snow cover the roads, and this makes it one of the hardest roads in North America to snowplow and indeed, navigate. Most worryingly of all, the road is bendy and lacks protection, with one side bordered by cliffs while the other is unprotected by guardrails, with a drop of hundreds of meters awaiting any driver who makes a mistake.

13. Shafer Canyon Road, U.S.A.

Shafer Trail Road-Shafer Canyon Road is an expansive and breathtaking dirt track located in Moab, a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah. At 18 miles long, drivers have to be on full alert- especially in unfavorable weather conditions and at night.
 Indeed, this road isn't for novices. Not only is it dangerous, it's also in dreadful condition and requires balls of steel to negotiate it without making a mistake. Of course, its fearsome reputation shouldn't put you off completely, and if death-defying roads are your thing, then go for it; Just don't say you haven't been warned.

12. Bayburt Of Yolu-D915, Turkey 

Without question, D915 is one of the most challenging roads in existence. Located in the Trabzon province of Turkey, the road is characterized by its lack of guardrails and 100m+ drops. For vertigo sufferers, this road should be avoided at all costs.
 In fact, only the most daring should put themselves through the near-death experience this road no doubt spawns. Just one mistake and you'll fall hundreds of meters to your death. That alone should be enough of a warning to never, ever, in a million years, drive down this road.

11. Tianmen Mountain Road, China

Just 6 miles in length this short but sweet road packs in a lot as it rises a breathtaking 1,100 meters to the Tianmen cave, a natural rock arch that towers above the world and is often referred to as the gate to heaven. However, with 99 hairpin bends in it, they make it one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

 Not for the faint of heart or the casual driver.

10. Chapman's Peak Drive - South Africa

A five-and-a-half mile route skirting the side of its mountain namesake, this road takes in the glory of Chapman's peak as well as the Southern coastline of the country with its 114 curves and various plunging drops. Nail -biting, hair-raising but incredibly breathtaking, this route has stop-off points that overlook the ocean where you can break and do some whale watching.
 It's a ride that will have you on the seat of your pants at all times but it is well worth it just for the things you'll see.

9. Quepos Bridge, Costa Rica

A rickety, single-track bridge with loose wooden slats that clank ominously as your roll over them. Hardly the most reassuring drive and it barely looks stable enough to hold a pedestrian's weight let alone a car but apparently, delivery trucks use the bridge regularly to save time when crossing from Jaco to Quepos on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast.
 Crocodiles sunning themselves on the mud banks below are also visible from the bridge.

8. Karakoram Highway, China/Pakistan

Being well over 4000km in altitude, this is the highest road in the world and driving at such height has to be undertaken with great care and preparation. If you are able to do it you will be provided with delectable views of mountains and glaciers as you ride above the rest of the world on part of the world-famous Silk Road trade route.
 Constructed over the course of 20 years it is 4,700km above sea level at its highest point.

7. Vitim River Bridge, Russia

An old rail bridge the crosses the Vitim river in Siberia, this single track, wooden bridge is more often than not frozen over and is especially perilous in the winter. In fact, crossing the bridge is considered such a high achievement that the 34 people (yes, only 34!) who have done it stay in contact via a Facebook page.
 It has no railings either and is only 50 feet above the icy, cold waters running underneath.

6. The Zoji Pass, India

Located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh, this mountain pass runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 meters and keeps the remote region of Ladakh in contact with the rest of the outside world but it is so perilous that it is often closed in winter as snow and rocks tumble from the mountains.
 These landslides can crush passers-by, block the roads and cause major damage.

5. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

The tiny village of Guoliang was separated from the rest of the world by the sheer cliffs that surrounded it and so villagers carved a route along the edge of the mountainside that is unsturdy, narrow and largely unmaintained. The area doesn't receive much traffic but the road is inherently dangerous due to the nature of its creation.
 So high up, one slip and it is practically a guaranteed death after a sheer drop.

4. Skippers Canyon, New Zealand

A very narrow cut in a sheer cliff, its exposure to the elements makes it a slippery track, add that to the fact there is no safety barrier and you are in for a jaw-clenching, white-knuckle ride of a drive.
 It is so dangerous that you have to get a special permit to drive on the road and god help you if you meet someone coming the other way.

3. James Dalton Highway, Alaska, USA

Seemingly serene, the Dalton Highway is a 667 km road in Alaska that runs through the icy wilderness in freezing cold temperatures that take their toll on the road surface. Filled with potholes, wildlife crossing without warning and prone to small flying rocks carried by fast winds smashing into your car accidents can and do happen.
 The problem is then, there is no one around to help you if you do come off the road.

2. North Yungas Road, Bolivia

Known as 'the road of death', it is estimated that between 200 to 300 travelers are killed annually along the road as it is a regular occurrence for buses and trucks to go tumbling to the valley below, especially when they try passing each other.
 Crosses and monuments to the dead often mark the spots where they have fallen which only serve as a further distraction to drivers and add more peril as more people insist on going up the mountain to mark the sites of the dead.

1. Fairy Meadows Road, Pakistan

Considered by many as the most dangerous road in the world,  Fairy Meadows Road is perched on a high mountain track with a length of 16,2km in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Famed for its nail-biting photos of vehicles passing each other just inches from the unprotected cliffs, many drivers have lost their lives on this road, which has little in the way of modern infrastructure and protection.
The gravel terrain also doesn't do drivers any favors, and the last leg of the journey is so narrow it requires drivers to leave their cars and make the rest of the journey by bike or foot.

Stylish Photos From The Past That Are Beyond Incredible

Hollywood and the entertainment world at large has seen a staggering level of growth in the last 100 years, so much so that you can pretty much travel to the far end of the world and still find a local villager who knows of Justin Beiber. But without discrediting the faces of 21st-century pop culture, show business seems to have lost a certain level of cool that was so prevalent in yesteryear show business.

 Just take the rugged handsomeness and extraordinary talent of Marlon Brando, or the effortlessly cool shots of the French heartthrob, Alain Delon. These were the stars that put Hollywood on the map and cemented it as the global business we now know today. The California area at large was also a place bursting with creative zeal and attracted people all over the world, from artists and surfers to skaters, and spiritual gurus.

So sit back and enjoy a series of cool photos that encapsulated a period of time you probably wish you were apart of.

1. California cruising, 1972

 Los Angeles is known for its famous driving spots, be it Mullholland drive, Sunset Strip and the famed Pacific Coast Highway, but Van Nuys Boulevard in Los Angeles California remains a favorite pastime for many.

This photo sees a group of trendy youths decorating a beautiful Mustang GT on Van Nuys Boulevard late in the evening. Taken in 1972, the 1970's was a golden period for automotive brilliance, and the most legendary cars of that decade, such as the stylish Mustang GT, remain iconic. The popular Ford model, which became known as the pony car, proved so popular in its design that it inspired a host of other vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

2. Alice Cooper as you've never seen him before

 The Godfather of Shock Rock is most familiar to peoples' eyes when he's dressed in his typically garish and gothic outfits, but in a career spanning some five decades, Cooper's unique brand of macabre punk rock/ metal hadn't always seen him drenched in eyeliner and make-up.

In the 70's, Cooper would often go make-up free, and if we're honest, we think he looks rather dashing compared to when he's on stage belting out music amidst a backdrop of electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords.

3. Keith Richards, James Brown and John Belushi enjoy a night out at Studio 54, 1980

 Studio 54 was the place to be in the 70's and 80's. From actors and writers to musicians and models, the biggest names in the business would have been there at least once in their lives. The iconic club was, in many ways, the Soho House of its generation, with guests such as the famous actor John Belushi, rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry and legendary guitarist of the "Rolling Stones" Keith Richards, common sightings.

This great photo of the legendary trio together was taken on Feb. 28, 1980. Keith Richards was a regular at Studio 54, a club he also frequented with his then-girlfriend Patti Hanson, the Swedish model who he ended up marrying.

4. Terri Nunn, who would go onto become the lead singer of 'Berlin', is pictured alongside Harrison Ford auditioning for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, 1976

 Remember Terri Nunn? She was the lead singer of the new wave/synthpop band Berlin but like many singers, also had an acting career under her belt before she got her big break in music. Here, she is pictured auditioning for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars with a young and glowing Harrison Ford in 1976. As well all know, the role went to the late Carrie Fisher, but Harrison Ford may have also played a role in that as he "did not like" Nunn.

Months later, Nunn modelled nude for the erotic men's' magazine Penthouse and by 1981, she was touring the world with her band, Berlin. The band's success peaked in 1986 when the chart-topping 1986 single "Take My Breath Away" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

5. A man proudly rides his decorated chopper bike through town

 Bikes don't get much cooler than this! Captured sometime in the 1970's, this man was no doubt one of the coolest cats in town. A craze in California that started in the late 1950's, custom choppers are noted or their unique steering angles and elongated forks and experienced a renewed popularity in the 1970's.

Some of the standout choppers you've probably seen in the movies would include the customized Harley-Davidsons, the "Captain America" chopper and the "Billy Bike" from the 1969 classic, Easy Rider.

6. A contestant smiles during an episode of the popular 70's show, The Dating Game

 Before Tinder and its ilk made it easier than ever to find a potential partner, singletons- if they couldn't find love in bars and cafes- would look for love on TV shows! Just take the wildly popular series The Dating Game, which first aired on December 20, 1965, on ABC. Running for 8 years, Jim Lange hosted it for its entire 8-year run before it was revived in 1986 and hosted by Elaine Joyce and then Jeff MacGregor for a further two seasons.

The Dating Game usually ran before or after another popular dating series called The Newlywed Game, which advertising execs labelled "The Dating-Newlywed Hour" in 1996.

7. In 1961, tire manufacturer Goodyear developed a tire using mounted light bulbs

 How cool is this photo? In the early 1960's, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. wanted to create a more stylistic, fresh and original advertising campaign, so developed what they described as ”the tire of tomorrow.” Goodyear scientists tested a translucent model with small light bulbs installed inside the wheel rim.

They emitted dyed compounds of Neothane synthetic rubber which turned into special molds. With synthetic rubber, they could change boring black tires into any color. Engineers came up with a total of 18 tiny bulbs in each rim to ensure the wheels would emit light in the dark while special wiring devices supplied electricity to create a snazzy glow.

Better yet, this could all be controlled and altered by a single switch inside the car, which could also make the tires blink individually or in unison.

8. Anything you can do I can do bigger

 This isn't something you see every day! Andre the Giant's bulky fists are on full display as he holds a 2-oz can of beer, but who's the other dude? That's Terry Todd, who is 6 ft 2 and 335 pounds, but when you're hands are next to Andre's you're going to look tiny no matter what.

Taken in December 1981 for an issue of Sports Illustrated, André the Giant was an explosive personality who garnered a massive following. A man of unthinkable stature, Andre measure around 6ft 11 and weighed an incredible 500 pounds before his death in 1993.

9. The French actress Bridgette Bardot walks past a crowd of ogling men, 1960

 An icon of the 50s and 60s, the original blonde bombshell possessed a beauty that was in keeping with the often overused term 'other-worldly.' Taking away her clear-to-see beauty, Brigitte Bardot oozed class as well as confidence, and her status as a sex symbol in the early 1950s gave her a superstardom unheard of for non-English artists at the time.

One journalist, writing an article for Life Magazine in 1958 entitled, "The Charged Charms of Brigette," even gushed, "Not since the Statue of Liberty has a French girl lit such fires in America." However, fame often comes at a cost, and for all Bridgitte Bardot’s lithe grace and incredible talents as an actress, a loss of privacy was something she never truly got used to, as shown from the uncomfortable photo above.

10. James Dean and his beloved Porsche 550 Spyder, 1955

 Hollywood heartthrob James Dean was just 24-years of age when he died in a car collision, robbing the world of an up-and-coming star. With a background in racing sports cars, James Dean and his mechanic were trying out his new purchase at high speeds when a car turning blocked the road. Trying to pull a racing maneuver to avoid a collision, there was not enough space or time and so the vehicles collided, and the one Dean was in cartwheeled three or four times before coming to a halt.

This photo of James Dean and the Porsche 550 Spyder he died in was taken hours before the crash as he filled up on gas.

11. Three's Company cast poses for a photo, 1976

 Thanks to its relatable characters and comic themes, the American sitcom Three's Company was a hit the moment ABC aired the first series in 1977, and its surging popularity eventually spawned one of the biggest ever audiences for a television show.

In fact, after its initial six-season run, Three’s Company went onto become the highest-rated midseason show ever broadcast on American television, with Janet, Chrissy, and Jack's escapades proving a constant source of amusement with viewers, and it wasn't until 1984 that the show drew to a conclusion.

12. Martin Scorcese and Robert DeNiro hang out on the set of Taxi Driver, 1976

 Taxi Driver has long been considered Martin Scorsese's best work, and the same is often said of DeNiro's visceral portrayal of its lead character. Despite the hard subject matter, the famous cinematic duo had a lot of time for each other away from filming, and it's probably for these reasons that their partnership in cinema has remained so strong.

13. George Harrison in India, 1966

 George Harrison may never have been the most famous Beatle, but he will still be immortalized in rock n' roll history, and be the intrigue of many photos. In this one, he posed outside India's famous Taj Mahal temple on a holiday with his wife Pattie in 1966.

Recalling his time there, he said: “In September, after touring and while John was making how I won the war, I went to India for about six weeks. First, I flew to Bombay and hung out there. again, because of the mania, people soon found out I was there. I stayed in a Victorian hotel, the Taj Mahal, and was starting to learn the Sitar. Ravi would give me lessons, and he’d also have one of his students sit with me. My hips were killing me from sitting on the floor, and so Ravi brought a yoga teacher to start showing me the physical yoga exercises.”

14. Motorcycle champion Don Hawley shows off his Triumph motorcycle to actress and model Arlene Hunter, 1957

3-time National Motorcycle Champion Don Hawley was a cool dude. Here, we see him posed next to the actress and model Arlene Hunter on his much-loved Triumph, believed to be taken in 1957. Hunter was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in 1954 and enjoyed a successful career in glamour modelling, mostly because she bore a canny resemblance to the iconic actress, Marylin Monroe.

However, Don Hawley's career was perhaps more noted. Famously starting out as a Harley-Davidson factory rider, he would go onto win the first motorcycle TT race held at Ascot Park in Los Angeles on December 20, 1960. The Triumph has, however, enjoyed a career that has outlasted both Hawley and Hunter combined, with famous owners including Bruce Springsteen and country icon, Elvis Presley.

30 Of The Most Expensive Dishes In The World

When you think of expensive food, what typically comes to mind is organic produce and high-end restaurant meals. But in extreme cases, you have culinary experimentations that somehow gain enough traction to become bank-breaking dishes that are renowned as much for their gastronomic ingredients and hefty price tag as the taste itself.
 With that said, we thought we'd whet your appetite with 30 of the most expensive meals in the world

30. Dragon Dog by DougieDog: Vancouver, Canada- $100

 Whilst hot dogs are pretty darn great, we all know they are mostly the more questionable parts of the animal ground down and shaped into a sausage and then put in a roll, and that's why they are often very cheap but Dougie Luv of DougieDog decided to go the other way and try to create the world's most expensive hot dog.

A foot-long bratwurst is infused with hundred-year-old Louis XIII cognac and topped with fresh lobster, Picante sauce, and Kobe beef seared in olive and truffle oil before being tossed in a bun and served up. However, you may have to order up to 12 hours in advance so that the ingredients can be sourced, but Dougie does claim around three are usually kept on reserve at most times. With around 783 of these dogs sold some people clearly have thought it worth splashing out on.

29. Cheesesteak by Barclay Prime: Philadelphia, USA - $100

 Dressing up the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak, Barclay Prime use wage rib eye cut down with foie gras and topped with truffled homemade fontina cheese on a sesame roll to really make it something special in the city that invented the dish. It also comes with a glass of Dom Perignon champagne and is surprisingly popular.

Often ordered by people in groups, there is no need to order this in advance as the kitchen has what they need.

28. Coffin Bay Oyster- $100

 Everyone knows that oysters are a delicious, palate cleansing luxury that goes well with any main course. But would you pay $100 for one of the best tasting oysters ever? If you're rich, then probably.

Sold at Australia's Coffin Bay, they weigh up to 1 kilogram are often served up with refreshing slices of lemon.

27. Gordon Ramsay's Pizza- $120

 The verbose celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay sells the second most expensive pizza at his London restaurant, Maze. Doused in onion puree, mozzarella, white truffle paste, mizuna lettuce, fontina cheese, cep mushrooms, pancetta, and ornamented with a precious Italian white truffle; this pizza is indeed a delight, and worth the price.

In fact, this pizza is so good; if Gordon would take this to Italy, we're sure he'd get a standing ovation.

26. Tokyo Dog- $169

 Served in the uber-trendy Washington city, Seattle the Tokyo Dog is derived from an American staple and transforming it into a gastronomic concoction comprised of Wagyu beef, foie gras, and caviar and shaved black truffles, this dish seems uber-tasty.

This dish is so expensive it even holds the Guinness book of world record as the most expensive hot dog.

25. Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup by Kai Mayfair: London, UK - $170

 The world's costliest soup, this dish used to contain the highly prized shark fin so often lauded in Asian cuisine but the sale of this is not prohibited in the UK so is replaced with noodles to go along with the abalone, Japanese flower mushroom, sea cucumber, dried scallops, chicken, huan ham, pork, and ginseng.

The kitchen has to have five days notice before ordering and it and it comes in at around $170 (depending on the strength of the £ at the time of buying as it costs £108.)

24. Masa Toro with Caviar by Bar Masa: New York City, USA - $240

 Sushi can range in price depending on quality, ingredients and how far away from the sea you are. But Bar Masa in New York and Las Vegas sell tiny bites of Masa Toro with Caviar for an eye-watering $240 which is 8 rolls of fatty, tuna, caviar, rice and avocado wrapped up in bite-sized chunks and served with a crisp, buttery brioche on the side.

Bar Masa is not the cheapest of places, to begin with, but this will really add to your bill!

23. Billion Dollar Popcorn- $250

 Whilst not entirely living up to its name “Billion Dollar Popcorn”, make no mistake, this popcorn isn't cheap. At $250 a tub, this caramel-soaked corn comes from the exotic island of Laeso. It is finished off with edible gold flakes and comes in both salt and sweet flavors.

For those who want to preserve their bank balance and keep their teeth, they can make the more prudent purchase of one kernel for $5!

22. Wagyu Beef Steak by The Old Homestead Steakhouse: New York City, USA - $350

 Wagyu beef is imported from Japan and sees the cows it comes from preened and pampered, regularly massaged so as not to become tense and make the meat stringy and they are fed barley and given beer to drink (as well as being bathed in it) to make sure they remain fatty and tender. The conditions the cows are kept in, and the import cost means that the cost is really bumped up.

Coming in a 12-ounce portion, up to 25 steaks are sold a night, and there is no need to reserve, but it is recommended as they often sell out as quickly as they come in.

21. Fish Pie- $390

 Fish pie is a family favourite that has probably been made by your mother a few times in your life, but it probably wasn't doused in Dom Perignon champagne and stuffed with scallops, oysters, salmon, Turbot, and white truffles.

The exclusive dish is finished with lobster tails, gold flakes, and caviar.

20. The Douche Burger- $666

 If you're going to price a burger at $666, then you have to be pretty douchey, right? All joking aside, this expensive but mouthwateringly delicious burger certainly sounds appealing if you're willing to cough up the cash.

Cooked at the famous New York City food truck 666, the burger is made from “Kobe beef patty laden in gold leaf, foie gras, caviar, lobster, truffles, imported aged gruyere cheese kopi luwak bbq sauce and Himalayan rock salt.”

19. Decadence D'Or Cupcake by Sweet Surrender: Las Vegas, USA - $750

 Given that the whole point of a cupcake is that it is a small, handheld cake you can devour in one easy sitting you would be hard pushed to find one that costs too much money. That is, unless, you find yourself at Sweet Surrender in Las Vegas where one created from chocolate made from Venezuela's rare Porcelana Criollo bean, Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac topped with Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar and edible gold flakes and served in a hand blown sugar Fleur-de-Lis.

Due to the effort needed alone to make it, 48 hours in advance are needed to be given if you wish to try this cake out.

18. Bloomsbury's Cupcakes- $900

 Cupcakes are a delightful culinary pastime that one would enjoy for their afternoon tea, but in the Bloomsbury’s Cupcakes store in Dubai, they've turned these age-old treats into expensive, luxury treats.

The cupcakes are wrapped in edible gold (of course they are) and are made with rare Ugandan vanilla beans, Amedei Porcelena cocoa and organic British flour and butter.

17. Westin Hotel Bagel- $1000

 When you couldn't find a more pretentious dish, up pops the Westin Hotel Bagel. For $1000 a pop, the unique bagel is rammed with the finest ingredients from goji berry infused jelly to white truffle cream cheese, and gold leaves.

While no doubt intended to encourage people with more money than sense to impress their clients and try one, we're sure we'd have a taste ourselves if we had the cash .

16. Golden Opulence Sundae by Serendipity 3: New York City, USA - $1000

 First created in 2004 for the restaurant's 50th anniversary, this sundae sees the ice cream and caviar used in its concoction being flown into the restaurant and so it must be ordered up to 48 hours in advance but that, along with the auspicious cost, haven't stopped over 200 people ordering the dessert.

Three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla beans, topped with 23K edible gold leaf, topped with candied fruits, gold dragets, chocolate truffles and a  bowl of caviar and coming in a Baccarat Harcourt goblet with a 18K gold spoon.

15. Bellissima Pizza by Nino's Bellissima Pizzeria: New York City, USA - $1000

 Six different types of caviar totaling $820 by themselves sit on top of a regular pizza pie that is then topped off with lobster tail for good measure. Despite all of this decadence, this isn't even the most expensive pizza in the world (which will get a mention later), but it does still need to be ordered a few days in advance.

Despite New York and Chicago regularly claiming to be the home of pizza, neither can lay claim to the world's most expensive pizza, which isn't even in America (or Italy for that matter.)

14. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata by Norma's: New York City, USA - $1000

 Despite its name, it does not cost a zillion dollars but rather only a thousand, which is still enough to make it the world's most expensive omelet. A lobster laying on a bed of fried potatoes and then covered in egg and then sprinkled with 10 ounces of caviar, around 10-12 of these are sold by the restaurant each year.

They do have a cheaper $100 of the frittata but that only has one ounce of caviar on it, so is it really worth it?

13. Coq au Vin- $1500

 You haven't had Coq au Vin until you dine at Coq d’Argent in London. Their take on the classic French dish is so well-received they can now get away with charging the customer $1,500 per serving.

Most of that price comes from the chicken itself. Bresse chicken is a rare type that is marinated in Le Chambertin Grand Cru, Trapet 2009 24 hours before being served, making for one of the most delightful dishes you'll ever taste.

12. White Truffle and Gold Pizza by Margo's: Malta - $2,420

 The world's most expensive pizza is found on the tiny island nation of Malta where a week is needed to create the dish as the truffles used on it are flown in from Piemonte. Due to the fluctuations in the price of white truffles, the pizza is a minimum of $2,420 and could cost more.

Also being topped with organic water buffalo mozzarella and 24K gold leaf, it is only available  during truffle season from October through May and is captioned on the menu with "This is not just a pizza, this is a sign from God telling us how great She is."

11. Samundari Khazana Curry - $3200

 Curry is an exotic, fragrant but usually cheap dish you can pretty much find anywhere. But there's only one Bombay Brassiere, and it's there ‘Samundari Khazana Curry’ that will make you revaluate was constitutes a good curry... if you can afford to try it.

At $3,200, it is by fair the world's most expensive curry with its ingredients consisting of  Devon crab, Beluga caviar, white truffle, gold leaf, a gold-coated Scottish lobster, abalones, and caviar-stuffed quail eggs. Feeling hungry yet?

10. Fleur Burger by Fleur: Las Vegas, USA - $5000

 Kobe beef (also known as Wagyu, which we mentioned earlier) is used in the burger patties which is then topped with seared foie gras and truffles on a brioche truffle bun. This is pricey but for those who order the burger,  a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus wine and the two crystal stemware glasses will be delivered to their home by the restaurant.

There is no need to order in advance but, given its price, only around 26 have been ordered so far.

9. The Trilogy by Gleneagles Hotel: Scotland, UK - $5,102

 A cocktail that comes coupled with jewelry, the luxury hotel in Scotland teamed up with their in-house jewelers Mappin & Webb to create a series of cocktails that come accompanied by jewelry which is where most of the cost comes from. The most expensive of these is the Trilogy which is Stolichnaya Elite vodka with a twist of lemon and a 18K white gold ring as a garnish with a baguette and pave diamonds.

Unfortunatley, we couldn't find an actual photo, but with such a description, it's almost better left to the imagination.

8. The Densuke Watermelon- $6,100

 We all love gnawing on a refreshing slice of watermelon on a summer afternoon, but few could look you in the eye and say they've tried the Densuke watermelon. Grown exclusively in Hokkaido, Japan, the watermelons weigh a whopping17 pounds with only a few of these fruits harvested each season.

Their price comes not only from their rarity but their sheer juiciness.

Overpriced? Yes.

Tasty? You bet.

7. Salvatore's Legacy by Salvatore at Playboy: London, UK - $8,633

 Using ingredients that effectively make it the world's oldest cocktail alongside one of the most expensive, it comprises of 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kummel Liqueur, 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and early 20th century Angostura Bitters and was created by Salvatore Calabrese.

It can only be ordered with the approval of Salvatore with only three having been purchased since its inception.

6. Diamond Studded Martini by Algonquin Hotel: New York City, USA - $10,000

 Just a straight up martini, this cocktail is so expensive because the hotel works with its in-house jewelers to procure a customizable diamond ring (or just the lone diamond should you wish) which will be served in the drink at the hotel's Blue Bar. The drink itself isn't that costly (although it does use the very best of Grey Goose vodka) with the ring being what pushes it so high on this list.

Still, if you can live without the diamonds, you can save a fair few grand by just ordering a regular martini.

5. Ono by XS Nightclub: Las Vegas, USA - $10,000

 Another $10,000 drink that features some serious jewelry, the beverage itself consists of Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981 and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac but comes with a pair of men's silver cufflinks and a woman's 18K white-gold chain with a black pearl pendant.

The drink is by no means cheap but, again, most of the price here comes from the jewelry.

4. Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert by The Fortress Resort & Spa: Sri Lanka - $14,500

 A decadent dessert that is made with gold leaf Italian cassata, flavored with fruit-infused Irish cream over the top of a fruit compote, a Dom Perignon champagne sabayon at the base and handmade chocolate carving in the shape of a local stilt fisherman. The real kicker, though, is the 80 carat Aquamarine gemstone that tops it off.

Orders have to be made a day in advance and can be ordered at the resort's DUO restaurant.

3. Frozen Hot Chocolate- $25,000

 First off, why would you want to try frozen hot chocolate? Second of all, why would you waste $25,000 trying it? Well, some people have more money than sense, and the ‘The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate’, served at the swanky Serendipity 3 decided to use 14 of the rarest cocoas spawned from the faraway continents of Africa and South America to convince the rich and boastful to try it.

The precious liquid also uses the most expensive truffle on the planet, the La Madeline au Truffle. The finished product is served in a Harcourt crystal goblet comprised of 23-carat gold and decorated with an 18-carat gold diamond bracelet connected to the beaker.

For that amount of money, you'd hope they'd let you take it home in a doggy bag, right?!

2. Chocolate Pudding by Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel: Lake District, UK - $350, 000

 Although a chocolate pudding doesn't sound as though it should be so pricey, this dessert is made with high-end chocolate, gold leaf, champagne and caviar and is then layered with champagne jelly and laced with edible gold as well as including a diamond with it. The prep that goes into it requires it to be ordered two weeks in advance to dining.

Only one has ever been ordered, but it remains available if you're feeling like getting rid of some money.

1. Strawberries Arnaud by Arnaud's: New Orleans, USA - $3.95 Million

Partnering with MS Rau antiques, Arnaud's came up with a package designed for proposals where you order there signature dish of strawberries served in a marinade of port, red wine, spices and citrus with vanilla ice cream which would then come 4.71 karat diamond ring. The original ring is no longer available (presumably due to being sold), but you can now get it with a 7.09-carat pink diamond.

Despite this, it remains Arnaud's worst selling dessert; we can't think why.