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Ski Dubai

Visitors to Dubai who suffer in the summer temperatures over 45°C can cool off at Ski Dubai. The resort offers the full winter experience, from building snowmen to taking ski lessons. There is even the ‘cozy mountain lodge’ where you…

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Thursday, 23rd October 2008

I come ♥ back U

It appears that an English-speaking inhabitant of the German city of Duisburg has decided to profess his love for a person or persons unknown, who was presumably due to pass this way in some sort of flying mode of transport.…

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Thursday, 25th September 2008

Bayer’s Crosses

Where would you expect to find the world’s largest illuminated advertisement? With my years of experience in completely-useless “World’s largest” facts, I would definitely assume it would be in America, perhaps in Times Square or maybe Las Vegas. But I…

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Wednesday, 24th September 2008

World’s Tallest Electricity Pylon for Single Phase AC Powerline

Update: Apologies pylon fans, as Jonathan points out in the comments, we’ve mistakenly identified the wrong huge white and orange power pylons. The pylons in this post are in fact the Elbe Crossings 1 and 2, and the actual World’s…

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Friday, 19th September 2008

The Sunken Island of Jordsand (Island Week 3)

It’s Island Week 3 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. It’ll probably last about a week. This is what used to be the island of Jordsand in the Wadden Sea, just off the coast of…

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Thursday, 4th September 2008

The Vitruvian Man

The Vitruvian Man (Wikipedia) was drawn around 1487 by Leonardo Da Vinci, and has since become not only the most famous of Da Vinci’s works, but also one of the most famous images ever created. The drawing depicts a male…

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Friday, 1st August 2008

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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: Blondin Crossed Niagara Gorge on a Tightrope

On June 30, 1859, The Great Charles Blondin became the first person to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.…

On this day: Independence Day

July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. It celebrates the 1776 adoption of the Declaration of Independence by…

On this day: The SS United States Started Across the Atlantic

On July 3, 1952, the SS United States departed from New York on her maiden journey across the Atlantic. Her…

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