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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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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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