Structures

The World’s Largest Clocks (Possibly)

The 2nd largest clock in the world is supposedly the Colgate clock, atop the Colgate-Palmolive factory in Indiana. The clock was built way back in 1906 when it originally sat on Colgate’s New Jersey facility, before being moved here in…

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Tuesday, 20th February 2007

World’s Largest Spermatozoa

Yes people, this pair of spermatozoon spermatozoa are each nearly half a mile long! At least, I think they’re sperm cells hugely magnified – it’s that or some sort of crazy elongated guitar art? Thanks to James Bonnette

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Friday, 9th February 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

Fucking, Austria

Yes, there really is a place in Austria called Fucking. In fact they liked the name so much, it seems that they also have several Fucking roads. Which f**king road would you live on? Update: Welcome Boingboingers! We’ve had lots…

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Tuesday, 16th January 2007

Berkeley Pit

This is the infamous Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana. This enormous open-pit copper mine was opened in 1955, and when it was closed in 1982, groundwater began to leak into the basin – disastrously passing through the metal deposits in…

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Monday, 15th January 2007

Palmerston Sea Forts

Back in the 1850s, Britain was worried that France would try and invade, so Lord Palmerston (the Prime Minister of the time) decided to build the Palmerston Forts to defend Portsmouth’s dockland, four of which were built out at sea.…

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Thursday, 11th January 2007

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

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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