Germany

East Germany, in the Caribbean

This is the small island formerly known as Cayo Blanco de Sur, Cuba. The island is around 15 km long, about 500 metres wide, and is uninhabited save for the indigenous birds and iguanas. In 1972 while on a state…

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Thursday, 17th May 2007

Synchrotrons

Synchrotrons are just a fancy type of particle accelerator. I’m not the world’s greatest physicist but, as far as I understand it, they are circular accelerators that use an electricity field to speed up sub atomic particles to something near…

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Tuesday, 8th May 2007

Bucket-Wheel Excavators

Continuing this week’s theme of mining, today we’re visiting Germany’s lignite mining area to find some of the largest land vehicles on Earth! Lignite (or “brown coal”) is found in 3 nearby open cast mines in the Rhineland; Hambach, Bergheim…

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Thursday, 19th April 2007

Get Off The Road!

This madman is walking down the middle of a motorway! Hmmm, on second thought… maybe he’s not in any danger. I wonder what he’s up to though? Thanks: ledzepmet

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Tuesday, 3rd April 2007

Super-Secret Volkswagen Test Track

The BBC’s Top Gear program recently took the Bugatti Veyron for a quick test drive — a very quick test drive1. James May was asked to test the car’s top speed, and there was apparently only one place in the…

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Wednesday, 21st March 2007

Car Tipping

The urban equivalent of Cow Tipping, the inner-city phenomenon of Car Tipping has begun to spread like wildfire across Germany now that its been spotted on Google Earth… Also see our post on Extreme Parking for more. Via Gearth Blog.

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Monday, 12th March 2007

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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Churches With Detached Towers

We recently took a look at a number of Churches with twisted spires. Rather more common are Churches with detached…

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