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Nail Houses

If you happen to live in one of the countries1 in which Pixar has chosen to release their latest movie before now, then you might already have seen their latest 3D rendered movie, Up; in which the protagonist’s home is…

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Friday, 21st August 2009

Obama Gets Personal Google Earth Update

Update: As expected, GeoEye has released the satellite image they took of the inauguration today. You can directly download a higher resolution [698KB] version too. Today, the 20th of January 2009, the USA inaugurates its 44th President: Mr Barack Obama.…

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Tuesday, 20th January 2009

World’s Largest Buried Arse

The Danish town of Fredericia is under attack! A 35 metre tall giant is (admittedly very slowly), clawing his way out of the earth to wreak havoc upon the defenceless surface-dwelling Danes. So far the terrifying creature has only managed…

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Monday, 15th September 2008

Independence Day 2008

If you’ve been wondering why half of the Internet had gone quiet, then (like us) you might not have realised that today is the 4th of July, and that means it’s America’s Independence Day. The holiday marks the signing of…

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Friday, 4th July 2008

Fake City (US Secret Service Training Facility)

Like something out of Blazing Saddles, here’s a completely fake city outside of Washington D.C.! In fact zooming out to see the surrounding area, we can see there’s all sorts of odd things here, including driving courses, underground bunkers, some…

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Wednesday, 25th July 2007

Joyriding

Judging by the tracks left by this car on a baseball field, it would seem that Washington D.C.’s youth like to liven up their evenings with a spot of light joyriding. Actually on closer inspection it would appear that after…

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Thursday, 28th June 2007
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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

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