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Knots Landing

This will likely mean absolutely nothing to many of our younger readers but… look, it’s the cul-de-sac from Knots Landing! For any of you young enough to have never heard of this show; Knots Landing was a popular night time…

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Wednesday, 16th May 2007

The Solar Project

This is the incredible Solar Project in the Mojave desert, California. Originally conceived as Solar One, this was the first test of a large scale thermal solar power tower power plant, and you can clearly make out the tower’s shadow…

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Tuesday, 15th May 2007

Jamesburg Earth Station

This is the 30-metre wide satellite dish of the Jamesburg Earth Station. Originally built in 1968 to support the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Earth Station was shut down in 2002 and put up for sale. It was subsequently bought…

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Monday, 23rd April 2007

Whale Spotting in Google Earth

There are about 80 known whale species around the globe, the largest of which is of course the Blue Whale, which can measure up to a massive 30m long. Such a giant beast should easily be visible on the aerial…

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Thursday, 22nd March 2007

You’ll never take my land!

Boing boing have recently featured stories about people who refuse to sell their homes to developers, no matter what the price. This first house in Bismark was once part of a residential area, but as the nearby St. Alexius Medical…

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Wednesday, 14th March 2007

The World’s Largest Thermometer

Built to commemorate the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States, the World’s Largest Thermometer in near Death Valley, California is a whopping 134 feet tall. Why? There’s one foot for every degree – yes, it really did reach…

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Thursday, 22nd February 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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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.…

The Beatles’ Liverpool

Fifty-five years ago today a teenager named Paul McCartney somewhat grudgingly went to a concert by The Quarrymen at St…

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…

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