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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

Mulberry Harbour

Mulberry Harbours were the artificial harbours constructed by the Allies for the D-Day landings at Normandy. The concrete structures in the sea are the remains of Mulberry Harbour B which was at Gold Beach near Arromanches in France. Mulberry A…

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Saturday, 18th 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

Rock ‘n’ Roll R.I.P.s

The world has a certain reverential (or just morbid) fascination with the death sites of famous musicians. The pantheon of dead music legends is far too great (and depressing) to capture in just one article, but here’s a look at just some of the famous/infamous places where great talents have met untimely ends.

Google Boat View

A few years ago it was a common joke to suggest that Google would follow the success of Street View…

Top Ten Most Expensive Restaurants in the US

Last year bundle.com released a list of the 25 most expensive restaurants in the US, with mind-boggling average prices for…

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