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Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, a global observance started by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as a nationwide protest intended to thrust the environment onto the political agenda. Considered the birth of the modern environmental movement, the continuing mission of…

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Wednesday, 23rd April 2008

Plane shaped swimming pool of death

Around this time last year we put together a collection of swimming pools shaped like airplanes. And, at first glance, this pool in Slovenia seems to fit into that same category. But I wouldn’t recommend going for a dip, as…

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Tuesday, 25th March 2008

Mystery Military Satellite Calibration Test Card?

Alan Turnbull (no relation) contacted us to tell us about his bizarre find at RAF Feltwell in Norfolk, England, which at first glance looks like it might be the world’s most complicated sports pitch. But what is it really? RAF…

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Wednesday, 19th March 2008

St Patrick’s Day

The worldwide celebration of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick, has almost always been held on the 17th of March. This year, due to Easter arriving unusually early, the Catholic Church decided to move St Patrick’s day so that it didn’t…

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Monday, 17th March 2008

Beacon Ring Hillfort

The Beacon Ring hillfort in the region of Welshpool has seen numerous uses in its 3000 year history. The central burial hill, or round barrow, would have been formed around the Bronze age. Then, in the Iron age, a fort…

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Thursday, 6th March 2008

The World’s Largest Gators

When I was younger, it was always one of my favourite ‘facts’ that “millions of years ago crocodiles and alligators were, like, hundreds of feet long”. Of course it’s difficult to argue with a statement this naïve, but we do…

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Wednesday, 6th February 2008

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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Mount Etna (Volcano Week 7)

Siciliy’s Mount Etna is the largest volcano in Italy, the tallest in all of Europe, and one of the world’s…

Volcano Week 7

For the seventh year running, volcano week is back!. We have a fascinating line-up of volcano posts scheduled, where we’ll…

Olympus Mons (Volcano Week 6)

It’s volcano week, so it would seem like a lost opportunity to not write about the tallest volcano in our…

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