Australia

9 (Possible) Traffic Accidents

This feels a little like ambulance chasing, so in no particular order, here are 9 (possible) traffic accidents. 1. Highway A13 just north of Rotterdam (there’s a couple of vehicles on the hard shoulder, and traffic is backed up for…

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Tuesday, 25th July 2006

World’s Largest Music Players

Unfortunately we missed posting this giant iPod sighted in Australia last week – but we don’t mind as it seems that most of the rest of the net was taken in by the stupidly obvious April Fool that was doing…

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Thursday, 6th April 2006

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Just north-west of the Sydney Opera House stands the mighty Sydney Harbour Bridge, Not only is it the world’s largest single-arch bridge, but it’s also the widest long-span bridge in the world (although not the longest, as millions of Australian…

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Wednesday, 8th March 2006

Flying Car

A few weeks ago various news sources picked up the story of a Flying Car in Google Earth. It looks to me like it’s more hovering than actually flying but it definitely resembles a normal car, although I can’t be…

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Sunday, 5th March 2006

Parafield

In the suburb of Parafield, just north of the city of Adelaide (the capital of the state of South Australia), there’s an airport imaginatively named Parafield, where they’ve written ‘Parafield’ in 12-foot-high trees. We reckon the type is roughly 141,732…

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Sunday, 12th February 2006

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a distinctly recognisable shell-like building that has become a symbol of the city, if not the whole country. The shells are constructed from 1,056,000 glazed granite tiles which were imported from Sweden and cover over…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006
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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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