Weirdness

Just when you thought it was safe…

Headington, a suburb of the famous university city of Oxford, is the only known habitat of the aerial shark, a rare but fearsome predator that dives on its unsuspecting victims from heights of over a quarter of a mile. Incredibly,…

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Thursday, 30th April 2009

Lake Peigneur

A massive sinkhole changed Lake Peigneur from a shallow freshwater lake, to a saltwater crater overnight.

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Thursday, 16th April 2009

Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island, a remote coral atoll, is a place of mysterious geography with a disturbing history.

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Thursday, 9th April 2009

Hidden US Missile Base

Google is at it again. As we have seen before, El Goog is sometimes asked to censor specific areas from public view. This time they are not just using the typical “this image is no longer available” message or an…

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Tuesday, 7th April 2009

Border Ceremony as a Spectator Sport

The road between the Indian city of Amritsar and the Pakistani city Lahore crosses the border through the village of Wahga (or Wagah, depending on which side of the border you’re on), which was divided in half when the subcontinent…

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Wednesday, 18th March 2009

Bears in the City

Today we’re investigating a trio of bear sightings in cities across the United States. First we visit Denver, where a strange blue object visible from above is revealed by Street View to be a giant blue bear peering through the…

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Friday, 13th March 2009

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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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