European Barge Lifting

Today we’re posting a roundup of the most interesting ways Europe has employed to get canal barges up-and-over stuff. The simplest method is of course a bridge, of which you can see several excellent examples in our previous post, A…

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Friday, 30th November 2007

Greenwich prime meridian

The equator, or latitude 0, separates the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Defined as the middle point of the two geographic poles, there’s no way anyone could argue about its location. However the meridian – longitude 0 –…

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Thursday, 29th November 2007

Mystery Crop-Circle Face

Back in 2005 we had tons of fun trying to work out whose face could be seen in this Peruvian sand dune. So who wants to hazard a guess as to who some amateur crop-circle makers were trying to draw,…

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Tuesday, 27th November 2007

Mississippi Basin Model

The Mississippi Basin Model reproduces the drainage basin of the Mississippi River at a horizontal scale of 1:2000 and a vertical scale of 1:100. This makes it the largest small-scale working model in the world1! The concrete model was built…

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Monday, 26th November 2007

World’s Largest Crosses

As so often seems to be the way with claims of “World’s Largest”, there’s a certain amount of jostling for the top slot – regardless of who should rightfully be in it. Most often described as the World’s Largest Cross…

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Friday, 23rd November 2007

Plymouth Rock

Today, the fourth Thursday of November, is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving festival traditionally thanks God at the end of the year’s harvest, and is a tradition passed down from the Plymouth Colony who settled in New Plymouth…

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Thursday, 22nd November 2007
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: Ground was broken for Fenway Park

On September 25, 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park in Boston, the oldest ballpark still in use in the…

On this day: Devils Tower Declared a National Monument

On this day in 1906, Devils Tower in Wyoming was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt. Seventy years…

On this day: Lincoln Center Opened

On September 23, 1962, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York. The Avery Fisher Hall, home…

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