Australia / Oceania

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

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
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