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Double Shadow

No, it’s not the name of a ninja. In this shot of the bell tower at the University of Dallas, Google have obviously combined two images taken at different times. This had led to two shadows being cast from the…

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Monday, 10th April 2006

World’s Largest Football?

Here in Niigata, Japan, we can see what may well be the world’s largest football! Presumably it’s a gas tank of some sort – can anyone translate the japanese? It’s likely that this ball was decorated for the 2002 World…

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Wednesday, 5th April 2006

Anti-Tank Hedgehogs

These spiky looking red things are “anti-tank hedgehogs” just outside of Moscow. They are designed to be placed in roads or along defensive lines to stop mobile armour zooming about. These hedgehogs are a memorial that marks the closest point…

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Monday, 3rd April 2006

TeesPort Tanker & Hartlepool Nuclear

Here we can see what looks to be an oil tanker refuelling at Teesport near Middlesbrough in the UK. Teesport is the 2nd largest port in the UK and the 10th largest in Western Europe, and also happens to be…

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Saturday, 25th March 2006

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in Britain after Windsor castle. It is also one of the largest fortresses in Europe and is cunningly surrounded by shallow lakes to slow attackers and prevent tunnelling.…

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Friday, 24th March 2006

World’s Largest Bug

At 58 feet long and 928 times the size of an actual termite, Nibbles Woodaway (as he was named in a radio competition) is the world’s largest bug. The giant creepy crawly is attached to the roof of New England…

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Wednesday, 22nd March 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: Blondin Crossed Niagara Gorge on a Tightrope

On June 30, 1859, The Great Charles Blondin became the first person to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.…

On this day: The Battle of Berne

On June 27, 1954, a World Cup Quarter Final game between Hungary and Brazil turned ugly with increasingly aggressive play…

The World’s Longest Bridge

While we have looked at a number of very long bridges here on Google Sightseeing in the past1 generally they…

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