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World’s Largest KFC Logo

This gigantic image of the KFC Colonel was constructed from 65,000 1-foot-square tiles laid out in the Mojave desert. The advert took six days to construct, and was announced to the public almost exactly a year ago. However the images…

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Friday, 16th November 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast Ye! Today, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day an’ we’ve got a barrel-load of piratey-themed sights fer ye landlubbers! Las Vegas’ Treasure Island be havin’ a daily pirate battle, ‘ere the swashbucklers by defeated by th’ booty-shaking o’…

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Wednesday, 19th September 2007

Inappropriate Images In Street View

In the comments on our last post one of our readers posted a link to this, er, revealing billboard advert parked in front of the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Which of course raises a question about the suitability of these images…

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Thursday, 31st May 2007

Face of [Insert Your Own Messiah] Found in [Insert Your Own Natural Phenomenon]

Free UK daily paper The Metro published an article last week about a YouTube video1 in which someone claimed to have found the shape of Jesus in a cloud, floating over Mount Sinai in Egypt. We thought this was such…

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Monday, 30th April 2007

Area 5

“Area 5″ is part of the Nevada Test Site where, along with other more famous areas, America has for decades tested various underground nukes, bombs and maybe even alien spacecraft. A large part of Area 5 is used as storage…

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Friday, 27th April 2007

Stardust

BBC News today has a spectacular video clip of Las Vegas’ Stardust casino imploding as the final part of a controlled demolition. Of course, being Las Vegas, the demolition is done in an over-the-top style with a giant countdown clock,…

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Tuesday, 13th March 2007
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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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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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