Australia / Oceania

The Real First & Largest Logo Visible From Space

First it got Dugg, and then it got Slashdotted – but the fact remains that the enormous KFC logo recently constructed in Nevada is not the first logo (or brand) visible from space. In fact, it’s debatable whether or not…

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Wednesday, 15th November 2006

Dolphin Island

To add to our collection of dolphin-shaped things from last week, here’s the Ile du Golfe off the south coast of Tasmania which looks astonishingly like (you guessed it), an absolutely gigantic dolphin. More on the Maatsuyker Islands, of which…

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Tuesday, 14th November 2006

Dolphin Pool

Take your pick from either a pool of dolphins or a dolphin-shaped pool. The image of dolphins in a pool was captured from Google Earth, where you can also clearly make out a crowd gathered round a dolphin at the…

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Thursday, 9th November 2006

Custard Lake

The world famous Custard Lake in Australia supplies the entire state of South Australia with 90% of its annual custard requirements. Um, maybe. Mmmm, custard . . . My guess is that this is probably the bottom of a dry…

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Wednesday, 11th October 2006

Ribcage and Cheesestick

As visitors to Melbourne travel along the city’s new CityLink motorway, they’re confronted by 39 giant red poles lining the road, and an enormous yellow pillar tilted precariously over the traffic below. Officially named the ‘Melbourne International Gateway’, the locals…

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Monday, 2nd October 2006

Low Isles (Island Week)

Island Week is technically over, but we had to squeeze one more post in after loyal reader woowoowoo alerted us to Low Isles, off Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. The Low Isles comprise of Low Island to the West and Woody…

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Monday, 4th September 2006
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On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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