Aircraft

World War II Bomber Gas Station

In 1947 a guy named Art Lacey decided he wanted to buy a surplus B-17G “Flying Fortress” WWII bomber, and with little prior experience, fly the plane from Kansas back to Milwaukie, Oregon. After an incredible (and highly improbable) sounding…

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Thursday, 21st September 2006

MiG-21 Shopping

Heading down the shops you might walk, maybe cycle or probably take the car. There’s not many people who do the weekly errands in a MiG-21 fighter. Sadly it turns out that this plane is always in the car park…

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Wednesday, 6th September 2006

Wake Island (Island Week)

Located in the North Pacific Ocean, Wake Island was an island of great strategic importance during World War II, and over the last few days it’s been in the news again, as is it was directly in the path of…

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Friday, 1st September 2006

Cockburn Island (Island Week)

Cockburn Island is a ‘ghost’ island in Ontario, which despite the apparent signs of life (there’s a small town and marina) has an official population of zero. The 1996 census listed a population of just two, but both people had…

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Wednesday, 30th August 2006

Underwater Plane

This is Normans Cay in the Bahamas, and lying submerged just under the surface of the water is a genuine 1980s drug smugglers plane! Here’s a bonus underwater photo of the wreck taken by a guy who snorkled around it.…

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Friday, 18th August 2006

Ekranoplans

An Ekranoplan (“surface-plane” in Russian) is a plane-ship hybrid that can skim over the water using the upward force of the WiG (Wing in Ground) effect, which forms a cushion of air under the short but very wide wings. It’s…

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Sunday, 13th August 2006

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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