Deserts

National Geographic African Megaflyover Project

News has spread across the internet over the last day or two of a “hack” that allows you much more zooming on Google Maps. Unfortunately for all the people who’ve wasted hours scanning the earth, this is really nothing new.…

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Thursday, 8th March 2007

Incan Geoglyphs of Chile

Here in Chile’s Atacama Desert, there are many examples of ancient Incan geoglyphs, similar to the Nazca Lines in neighbouring Peru, but spread over a much wider area. In the northern desert the Chiza geoglyphs were made by carefully arranging…

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Thursday, 8th February 2007

N’dama Skull

In the desert of Mali, West Africa, we find the skull of an ex-cow, which was captured as part of the National Geographic Africa Megaflyover project. By the look of those horns, I’d say the skull probably once belonged to…

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Wednesday, 31st January 2007

The Real First & Largest Logo Visible From Space

First it got Dugg, and then it got Slashdotted – but the fact remains that the enormous KFC logo recently constructed in Nevada is not the first logo (or brand) visible from space. In fact, it’s debatable whether or not…

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Wednesday, 15th November 2006

Saharan Shipwrecks

Er, Saharan Shipwrecks? Yup, shipwrecks in the desert! Okaaaay, so it’s the beach, but it is the Sahara Just down the coast there’s another wreck, and as I zoomed out from there I found a third! Flickr has a picture…

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Friday, 11th August 2006

Giant Rock

This is Giant Rock in the Mojave desert, California, which is (wait for it)… the largest free-standing rock in the world. Er, right. But wait, there’s more! George Van Tassel (the dude that built the Integratron) carved a small room…

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Friday, 19th May 2006
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Trollstigen (Troll’s path)

In a country renowned for its natural beauty, one of the most spectacular landscapes is found along the Trollstigen (Troll’s…

Fill ‘er Up!

In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.

Google Snow View

Over the past few years Google has captured imagery of ski resorts and other snowy locations using Street View snowmobiles…

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