learn : general miscellany
Interesting stuff about anthropology, history, cultures, geography, people, and sociology.
Lake Baikal in Russia is thought to be the oldest (25 million years) in the world and contains about 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.
Otavia Antiqua. oldest know organism fossil ever discovered. at least 760 million years old!
The ghost towns of China: Amazing satellite images show cities meant to be home to millions lying deserted
The Bay of Fundy is located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The bay is known for having the highest tidal range in the world. Because of the unique shape of the bay, the difference in water level between high tide and low tide can be as much as 48 feet (14 meters).
tides at the Bay of Fundy
US Customs & Immigration form filled out by Apollo 11 astronauts upon returning from the moon
Korea: ISS011-E-12343 (3 September 2005) --- Typhoon Nabi is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 11 crewmember on the International Space Station, as it swirls in the Pacific Ocean, heading toward southern Korea and Japan. At the time this image was taken Typhoon Nabi was ~23N 133E with sustained winds ~100 knots, gusting to 120 knots.
Photo of Saturn by the cassini orbiter
Ancient Scripts: Oriya language script The Oriya script developed from an early form of the Bengali script, which belongs to the Northern group of South Asian scripts. Oriya is used to write the Oriya language, which is spoken in the modern Indian state of Orissa, located on the east coast of India.
Oriya Script from Northeast India's state named Orissa.
The Rainbow Eucalyptus is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere, and is found in New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. It's unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.