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.
Introduced to the southeastern United States in the 19th century as an ornamental plant and to help fight against soil erosion, the perennial vine known as kudzu has infested tens of thousands of square kilometres in the US, wiping out forests and native vegetation while covering and engulfing entire buildings.
Friday, 6th June 2014
The world has a certain reverential (or just morbid) fascination with the death sites of famous musicians. The pantheon of dead music legends is far too great (and depressing) to capture in just one article, but here’s a look at just some of the famous/infamous places where great talents have met untimely ends.
Tuesday, 28th February 2012
Ever wonder how airline jets navigate the Earth from 30,000 feet on a cloudy day? The road maps provided by Google Maps wouldn’t be that relevant after all. The fact is most flights use radio navigation or GPS to find…
Tuesday, 6th September 2011
Many people may complain about their neighbours for relatively minor reasons – perhaps music is played too loud, or they don’t mow their lawn very often. Selection of paint colour, or exterior decorations are also hot topics, but there are…
Wednesday, 22nd September 2010
The Mississippi Basin Model reproduces the drainage basin of the Mississippi River at a horizontal scale of 1:2000 and a vertical scale of 1:100. This makes it the largest small-scale working model in the world1! The concrete model was built…
Monday, 26th November 2007
Zanesville in Ohio claims that their Y-bridge is “the only Y-shaped bridge in the world!” Now in its fifth incarnation, the bridge spans the Licking river to the West and the Muskingum river to the East. Allegedly this makes the…
Tuesday, 2nd October 2007
Previously on Google Sightseeing