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Prison Break

Could you break your brother out of here? Joliet Correctional Center was closed in 2002 and now plays the part of Fox River State Penitentiary in the compulsive watching stupidity that is Prison Break. The prison also featured in another…

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Monday, 27th March 2006

Flying Frog

I don’t really know what to say… this certainly does look like a giant flying frog over Chicago. Any Chicagoans out there with some sort of clue about this floating amphibian? Thanks to J Hamsa.

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Wednesday, 1st February 2006

The World’s Tallest Buildings

You would think that deciding on the world’s tallest building would be pretty simple: get a big measuring tape, measure the buildings, biggest one wins. Easy, huh? Well, apparently not. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have defined…

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Wednesday, 25th January 2006

Gary

Submitter Dee reckons that Gary, Indiana is home to the largest factory on Earth, I can’t verify the fact but I can say that this is one really, really big steel mill (you can scroll around for AGES). Gary was…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Celeb Spotting

Possibly the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan’s 29,000-square-foot estate near Chicago features a basketball court (of course) as well as a tennis court and putting green. Loads more info and pictures here. Bill Gates’ 40,000-square-foot mansion in…

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Saturday, 24th December 2005

Playground World Map

Here’s yet another world map on Google Maps, this time in what looks like a school playground, and for once the map is the right way up! Thanks again to Kevin.

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Thursday, 3rd November 2005
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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

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.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

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…

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