Mexico

The World’s Longest Pier

The town of Progreso, Mexico, sits on a limestone shelf that falls away extremely gradually as it gets further out to sea. As a result, when they built a pier to allow cruise ships to dock here, it had to…

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Tuesday, 20th May 2008

Plane Convoy

A strange procession is moving through the streets of Los Reyes Acozac in Mexico – the fuselages of not one, but two aircraft! As they’re roughly 100 feet in length, the giant plane bodies could be for Boeing 737s –…

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Wednesday, 20th February 2008

World’s Biggest Passenger Ships

In the past few years the competition has been hotting up to build the world’s largest passenger vessels, resulting in huge craft which would dwarf ships like RMS Titanic. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the…

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Monday, 21st January 2008

Most Convincingly-Real Whales Ever

In the past we’ve posted several people’s submissions of what they thought were whales, which might have been captured on the satellite imagery of Google Earth whilst nearing the surface of the open sea. In most cases however, our ever-attentive…

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Tuesday, 18th December 2007

DUMAC?

In the comments of this morning’s Underwater Explosion post reader Julian found this great large type. Apparently made of trees planted in the water, the word may well be “DUMAC” or Ducks Unlimited de México. Despite the title, Ducks Unlimited…

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Tuesday, 1st May 2007

Underwater Explosion?

Could these be the waves from an underwater explosion? Found in a lagoon in Acapulco, the circular waves could be caused by any number of different events. However, the waves are about 8m peak to peak, and still can be…

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Tuesday, 1st May 2007
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On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

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