Australia / Oceania

Republic of the Marshall Islands (Island Week)

Consisting of 29 atolls and 5 separate islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands could have been Island Week all on its own. It probably could have been island month – all but 9 of the atolls are inhabited, and…

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Saturday, 2nd September 2006

Gagudju Crocodile

The unique Gagudju Crocodile Hotel is located in the world heritage listed KAKADU National Park. It’s probably called the Crocodile Hotel as it’s shaped like a 250m long Crocodile, with its jaws as the entrance and guest rooms in the…

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Friday, 4th August 2006

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

Kawarau River and Bridge

The Kawarau River and Bridge in New Zealand both have notable claims to fame. The river, which runs between Lake Wakatipu and Lake Dunstan, played its part in the Lord of the Rings films as Middle Earth’s Great River Anduin.…

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Sunday, 23rd 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
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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

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