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Fauld Explosion

During WWII, the RAF used the old plaster mine at Fauld, England, as storage for up to 20,000 tons of ammunition. 64 years ago today, on the 27th November 1944, the underground ammunition store blew up. The explosion was to…

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Thursday, 27th November 2008

The Cenotaph

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, which is being commemorated across the globe. Earlier today, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, there was a 2 minute silence held at…

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Tuesday, 11th November 2008

Bulford Kiwi

Kiwis in England? No, just a large carving of one cut out of this chalk hillside on the slope of Beacon Hill, Wiltshire. The kiwi was created in 1919 by the New Zealand soldiers who stayed here awaiting ships to…

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Monday, 20th October 2008

The Bean

This giant shiny artwork in Chicago’s Millennium Park is officially called “Cloud Gate” but, as with most public art, everyone knows it by a much more obvious nickname – in this case “The bean“. The work of British artist Anish…

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Friday, 10th October 2008

Harwich Redoubt

Harwich Redoubt is a perfectly circular redoubt (a type of fort) which was built in 1808 to defend the ancient English seaport of Harwich, Essex, from Napoleonic invasion. If you’re thinking the fort looks like it has actually been built…

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Thursday, 9th October 2008

Brick Train

Is it a giant turd? Is it Superman? No, it’s a train! Made entirely from bricks! See, seriously. A train made from bricks, and all in the name of art apparently. The brainchild of sculptor David Mach, the brick train…

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Friday, 12th September 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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Britain’s Beach Huts

It has been a pretty good summer here in Britain (by our standards at least), and people have been flocking…

The War of 1812 – USA

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number…

Volcano Week 6

This week sees the return of our longest-standing theme week, which is now entering its sixth year: Volcano week. The…

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