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This carving - found in a temple in Abydos, Egypt - features a number of unusual looking objects; the most striking of which is (what appears to be) a helicopter!
Ancient History, Temple, Ancient Aliens, Helicopter Hieroglyphs, Ufo'S, Helicopters, Ancient Egyptian
Alien astronaut theory is one of the most popular pseudoscientific theories about Ancient Egypt. According to it, ancient monuments, as well as many aspects of Egyptian civilization, were made by aliens. The proof? Ancient Egyptians were, obviously, unable to build all those impressive monuments (such as pyramids), or to align them like they are, so they must be made by ancient astronauts.
Did the Ancient Egyptians know about helicopters and submarines? This is high on a beam in Abydos Temple -Egypt
ancient aliens - Google Search real pictographs of airplanes and helicopters or pictures that have been altered by erosion?
Hieroglyph found on the walls of a temple at Abydos in Egypt::Located on the west bank of the Nile, near a small town called El-Balyana. The temple was originally built by Seti I and finished by his son, Ramses II. This older panel contained embossed images of what appear to be ancient aircraft and also a submarine, helicopter, and a yacht!
Ancient Technology - The Abydos Helicopter and UFO -- or not. There are also tanks, cars...Abydos is THE BEST! Toning in the great temple is one of my favorite memories
The ABYDOS CARVINGS: Did the Ancient Egyptians know about helicopters and submarines? This is high on a beam in the Temple of Seti The First, Abydos, Egypt.
The Abydos carvings showing a helicopter and other futuristic Vehicles. Located in the Temple of Seti The First - Abydos, Egypt
The mysterous hieriglyphs in Temple of Seti I (Abydos) which are said to represent modern vehicles as a helicopter, a submarine, a zeppelin and a glider.
temple of abydos helicopter hieroglyph - Buscar con Google
Did an ancient Colombian civilisation predict the aeroplane?
History, South America, Airplane, Ancient Aliens, Ufo, Gold, Ancient Artifacts, Space Shuttle
The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts. There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological texts tell us.
An ancient artifact discovered in South America is perfectly aerodynamic with symmetric wings and even a horizontal stabilizer. Would fly perfectly as a glider, even if it does not have an engine.
ancient aliens!!! my favorite show!!!!! Archaeologist have found sophisticated pre-Incan sculptures made in the shapes very similar to that of airplanes, jets, helicopters and space shuttles. These small gold figurines are approximately two inches in length and estimated to date between 500 and 800 BCE.
A small 2 inch long object, worn as a pendant on a neck chain, was discovered in Central America and is estimated to be at least 1,000 years old. It’s made of gold and has been interpreted by some as a model of a jet airplane or Space Shuttle.
Ancient Model Aircraft This small object discovered in Central America (shown at right), and estimated to be 1,000 years old, is made of gold and could easily be mistaken for a model of a delta-wing aircraft – or even the Space Shuttle. It even features what looks like a pilot’s seat.
Archaeologist have found sophisticated pre-Incan sculptures made in the shapes very similar to that of airplanes, jets, helicopters and space shuttles. These small gold figurines are approximately two inches in length and estimated to date between 500 and 800 BCE. Some archaeologists have suggested that the figures depict animals, however, this seems most unlikely.
This artefact was discovered in Central America and is estimated to be 1,000 years old. It is made of gold and could easily be mistaken for a model of a delta-wing aircraft – or even the Space Shuttle. It even features what looks like a pilot’s seat. ~Ancient or Unique Artefacts~
Estimated to be from a period 500 – 800 BC and found in Pre-Inca archeological sights, gold figurines have been found. These figurines seem to resemble airplanes. In 1997 researchers built models of some of these figurines. Using exact scales and only adding an engine and propeller, these researchers built remote controlled planes. These models could not only take off and land but could also do aerobatic maneuvers such as: turns, rolls and loops.
Ancient Egypt & Precolombian Airplane Models : Is the concept of an airplane limited to Egypt? That doesn't seem to be the case. Gold trinkets were found in an area covering Central America and coastal areas of South America, estimated to belong to a period between 500 and 800 CE, but since they are made from gold, accurate dating is impossible and based essentially on stratigraphy which may be deceptive. However, we can safely say that these gold objects are more than 1000 years old.
Quimbaya Aeroplanes | Out-of-place Artefacts
Is this carving on a temple in Cambodia proof that humans and dinosaurs co-existed? Or is it just a rubbish attempt at a cow?
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dinosaur carvings | Dinosaur (stegosaurus) carving at Ta Prohm temple
Dinosaur carving at Ta Prohm temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
This might look like lots of different trees, but it is in fact the same tree (kind of). Read about why in our latest post (click on the image).
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"Pando" - a forest of quaking aspen trees that are in fact all the one organism - all with identical genetic make up - and are considered to feature a massive underground root system linking them all. Located in Fishlake National Forest, Utah
Pando (tree) - Utah quaking aspen trees that are all connected by a single root system over 106 acres
Fishlake National Forest, Utah, United States - Covers 107 acres (0.43 km2) and has around 47,000 stems (average age 130 years), which continually die and are renewed by its roots. Is also the heaviest known organism, weighing 6,000 tonnes.
This golden grove of quaking aspens, named after the Latin word for "spread out," is located in Fishlake National Forest, Utah. Though it looks like a forest, the whole thing is actually a single organism. Every tree — or stem, technically — is genetically identical, and the whole forest is linked by a single root system.
This golden grove of aspens is located in Fishlake National Forest, Utah. Though it looks like a forest, the whole thing is a single organism. Every tree (stem, technically) is genetically identical, & the whole forest is linked by a single root system. Pando's aspens reproduce asexually by sprouting new stems from the root structure.
The heaviest tree in the world is also the heaviest single organism. It’s an entire forest in Utah, made up of one single tree, called a Quaking Aspen. It weights 6,000,000 Kg.
Autumn photo of world's oldest organism, a grove of Quaking Aspens sharing one root system, from Fish Lake National Forest website.
Pando - the name of the quaking aspen field in Utah that has been determined to be the largest living organism in the world (it has a single root system) and weighs six million kg. At 80,000 years old- it is among the oldest known living organisms.
Pando (tree) - Pando (Latin for "I spread"), is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism and assumed to have one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively (6,600 short tons), making it the heaviest known organism. The root system of Pando, at an estimated 80,000 years old, years old, is among the oldest known living organisms. Fishlake National Forest -Wikipedia
Pando: The Trembling Giant
"In 1962, a fire at Centralia’s landfill site spread to an abandoned coal mine. This then spread further, starting an underground coal seam fire that is still burning today, over 50 years later."
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Centralia, Pennsylvania, the site of a still-burning underground mine fire that started in the 70s and is still burning today.
Centralia is a borough and a near ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 10 in 2010, as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962.
Centralia is a borough and a near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 10 in 2010 as a result of the Centralia mine fire that has been burning beneath the borough since 1962. Centralia is the least-populated municipality in Pennsylvania.
Centralia, PA - a point in the ground where the smoke from the underground fire, which has been burning since 1962.
Centralia, Pennsylvania: Centralia was once a prosperous mining town, but in 1962 a mine fire broke out, which continues to burn off the coal underground to this day. As a result, its population is 10 as of 2010, making it one of the least-populated municipalities in Pennsylvania.
Smoke rising from the ground in Centralia, Pennsylvania, site of an underground coal seam fire. 2006
possible field trip: Centralia
Abandoned Towns in PA
The Catatumbo lightning in #Venezuela lights up the sky 140 to 160 nights a year for 10 hours a day - with up to 280 flashes every hour!
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The Catatumbo Lightning (Spanish Relámpago del Catatumbo) is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. The frequent, powerful flashes of lightning over this relatively small area are considered to be the world's largest single generator of tropospheric ozone.
Would love to go see Catatumbo Lightning. It is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs strictly in an area located over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. The storms have an annual occurrence of 140 to 160 nights, each lasting up to 10 hours per night and each producing up to 280 strikes per hour! Cool.
Where the Catatumbo River flows into Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela... For 140 to 160 nights out of the year, for 10 hours at a time, the sky above the river is pierced by almost constant lightning, producing as many as 280 strikes per hour. Known as Relampago del Catatumbo, this lightning storm has been raging, on and off, for as long a people can remember.
At the mouth of the Catatumbo river in Venezuela a spectacular lightning storm takes place between 140 to 160 nights per year and, strangely, is never accompanied by thunder. Occuring in a very small area over Lake Maracaibo, the frequency and power of this spectacular event makes it a strong contender for the world's largest single generator of tropospheric ozone.
The Catatumbo Lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. It occurs 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It occurs over and around Lake Maracaibo, typically over the bog area formed where the Catatumbo River flows into the lake.
The Catatumbo Lightning (Spanish Relámpago del Catatumbo) is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs strictly in an area located over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Maracaibo Lake.
he mysterious "Relámpago del Catatumbo" (Catatumbo lightning) is a unique natural phenomenon in the world. Located on the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), the phenomenon is a cloud-to-cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than five kilometre high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280 times an hour.
Almost Continuous Lightning Storm - The mysterious "Relámpago del Catatumbo" (Catatumbo lightning) is a unique natural phenomenon. Located over the marshlands where the Catatumbo river feeds into Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), the phenomenon is a cloud-to-cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than three miles high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280 times an hour. (See the video!)
The mysterious "Relámpago del Catatumbo" (Catatumbo lightning) is a unique natural phenomenon in the world. Located on the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), the phenomenon is a cloud-to-cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than five kilometre high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280 times an hour. This almost permanent storm occurs over the marshlands where the Catatumbo River feeds into Lake Maracaibo
"All the glass on Glass Beach (and there’s a lot of it) is man-made. It was put there by the residents of nearby Fort Bragg but, rather than being some kind of collective art project, they were simply getting rid of their rubbish."
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sixpenceee: Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.
Glass Treasure — Trash to Treasure, by Ellen Girardeau Kempler, at www.gold-boat.com #Mendocino #GlassBeach
Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California. Idea: Collect sea glass for projects.
Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California is famous for the quantity of sea glass strewn along its shores.
Sea glass beach! MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, CA. Worlds Strangest Beaches (PHOTOS) - weather.com
Glass Beach at Fort Bragg, California. Actually it is an ex-dump, now a State Park, where you are no longer allowed to collect glass pieces, but still, sea-glass is potential jewellery resource.
Glass Beach (Fort Bragg, California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A beach covered in sea glass due to tidal patterns smoothing out almost fifty years' worth of debris from the local community.
Glass Beach (Fort Bragg, California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ~ Sea Glass Beach i MacKerricher State Park, CA, USA Collecting is not permitted on the park beaches, but there are other areas outside the park.
These mammatus clouds over Regina, Saskatchewan look very bizarre indeed. They almost look like giant balloons. Or nefarious UFOs with plans of world domination, of course…
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i had no idea this could happen in nature. || Mammatus Clouds Over Saskatchewan Image Credit & Licence: Craig Lindsay (via APOD)
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Mammatus clouds are clouds look likes bubbly that shows like weather is going to be extreme now like boiling sky.
Mammatus clouds over Saskatchewan, Canada - http://www.x-lols.com/memes/mammatus-clouds-over-saskatchewan-canada/
Mammatus Clouds Mammatus clouds over the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on June 26, 2012, following a severe storm warning and tornado watch. (Craig Lindsay/Wikimedia Commons) Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/534876-7-of-the-craziest-natural-phenomena-out-there-photos/?photo=6#ixzz2zuipO4Vc Follow us: @Epoch Times on Twitter | epochtimes on Facebook
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Photo of mammatus clouds taken over Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada during the past summer.
True to their ominous appearance, mammatus clouds are often harbingers of a coming storm or other extreme weather systems. Typically composed primarily of ice, they can extend for hundreds of miles in each direction and individual formations can remain visibly static for ten to fifteen minutes at a time. While they may appear foreboding they are merely the messengers – appearing around, before or even after severe weather. Photo: Mammatus clouds in Regina, Saskatchewan, June 26th 2012
Strange, Beautiful Skies (Photos) - The Epoch Times
After seeing this incredible sight out of our Southend-on-Sea office window, we decided to have a look at some incredible mammatus cloud photos from around the world:
Mammatus Clouds, Incredible Sight, Incredible Mammatus, Southend On Sea Office
"Discovered by accident in the year 2000, Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (cave of the crystals) is one of our planet’s most amazing underground sights."
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Just Like a Dream: 12 Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist.CAVE OF THE CRYSTALS, MEXICO The Cave of the Crystals, also known as Giant Crystal Cave is home to some of the largest natural crystals ever discovered. Due to the high temperatures of the cave, it is relatively unexplored. But, the largest crystal found was 39 ft tall and 55 tons.
MEXICO’S GIANT CRYSTAL CAVE Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristale...
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 meters (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, and are some of the largest natural crystals ever found.
980 ft (300 m) beneath the surface of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico is a mine filled with giant gypsum crystals. Known locally as Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of the Crystals), the gypsum crystal cave is 98 ft (27 m in length) and connected to a larger, working mine best known for its selenite crystals.
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 meters (980 ft) below...
MEXICO’S GIANT CRYSTAL CAVE Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 meters (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, and are some of…
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 980 ft below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. A person can stay around 10 minutes due to the extreme humidity that reaches 136°F
MEXICO’S GIANT CRYSTAL CAVE - Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche - Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 meters (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, and are some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight.
Just off Cancun, you can find 400 Mexicans under the sea. This isn't a grisly, gang-related crime scene though, but an underwater sculpture museum by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
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Underwater installation at Museo Subacuático de Arte, an underwater museum of more than 400 statues in Cancun. The museum is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters). After it's completed, it will be the largest underwater attraction in Mexico, according to sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the museum's creator.
British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has installed a massive sculptural installation called “La Evolución Silenciosa” (“The Silent Evolution“), the first project of a new underwater museum called Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA).
Cancun Underwater Museum is a series of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico.
MEXICO: Jason deCaires Taylor's Stunning Cancun Underwater Museum http://greenglobaltravel.com/2013/08/14/jason-decaires-taylor-cancun-underwater-museum/
The Museum of Underwater Modern Art, Cancun, Mexico, is doing an important job: helping to generate coral to convert the life-size sculptures of British artist Jason deCaires Taylor into new artificial reefs. The figures are slowly changing in appearance as marine life develops.
Cancun Underwater Museum features a series of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor off the coasts of Cancun and Isla Mujeres.
Underwater sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor (UK) create a homey reef for wet-critters at MUSA-Underwater Museum near Cancun ~ Punta Nizuc, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Depth 5m.
Underwater museum MUSA - Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor - Mexico
403 Strange Underwater Things From Around The World
No one knows for sure whether the Yonaguni Monument off the coast of Japan is natural, man-made or a combination of the two!
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Once-Majestic Cities That Sank Beneath The Ocean. Mystical stone structures below the waters off Yonaguni Jima Island, Japan, discovered by a local diver in 1986
Yonaguni Monument in Japan - A potential dive site, underwater formations of "unknown" origin... pretty cool looking though!
Most Mysterious Places On Earth | Index of /image/2011/4/most-mysterious-places-in-the-world
Yonaguni-jima Kaitei Chikei - Yonaguni Monument | Atlas Obscura
Yonaguni Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yonaguni Monument, Yonaguni, Japan
Yonaguni Monument: 10,000 years
They say going for a walk is a good way to lift your mood. But a visit to Japan's Aokigahara forest might not be a good idea if you're feeling down...
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The Great Blue Hole is... well, a great blue hole off the coast of Belize!
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Belize is known the world over for it’s famous “Blue Hole”, a collapsed underwater cave that is visible from space. On my bucket list for sure!!!
This is the Great Blue Hole of Belize, It is believed that this hole is the world’s largest sea-hole... World's Best Beaches 2013: http://youtu.be/4KAj7Vh0bqo via @YouTube World Travel... http://biguseof.com/travel
this gives me the willies - big blue hole in belize (The 10 Natural phenomena of the world - PART 1 - Fabulous Traveling)
The Great Blue Hole in Belize #worldtour #bucketlist #places #travel #wanderlust #touristdestination
the Great Blue Hole of Belize. This is my favorite place in the world
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Bucket List: Great Belize Blue Hole. #travel #bucketlist
the great blue hole, Belize/ beautiful place to dive
Is this an old naval fort in the middle of the North Sea, or the Principality of Sealand? Well, it’s both, actually…
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Sealand: The world's smallest country? Via: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/sealand-and-havenco.ars #enclaves #islands #artificial
The Principality of Sealand is currently the home of several caretakers while its de facto ruler, His Highness, Prince Michael (Bates) Regent of Sealand, currently resides in Essex. (2010) Sealand has, in the past, produced its own passports and currency. It has even been represented in various international sporting events. You don’t get much stranger than this. #architecture #house
One of the strangest thing about The Principality of Sealand is the it is currently the home of several caretakers. while its de facto ruler, His Highness, Prince Michael (Bates) Regent of Sealand doesn’t live there any longer. The people of Sealand have been represented in various international sporting events, in the past, they have their own passports and currency too isn’t it strange?
A decade ago, the Principality of Sealand tried to create a data haven—and failed spectacularly. Now it's trying again.
an old world War II Maunsell Sea Fort and is about 13 kilometres off the island of Great Britain. often described as a micro-nation due to that fact that it is (was) outside of the territorial waters of any country.
Sealand, nr England The Principality of Sealand is an unofficial island nation founded on the remains of HM Fort Roughs, a former WWII fort located off the coast of Suffolk. Sealand was founded by the late Mayor Paddy Roy Bates, who seized the facility from a group of pirate radio broadcasters in 1967. Sealand now has a constitution, currency, passport and international football team. CruiseOne - Siemens & Assoc's www.877-7GoCruise.com
Smallest "country". Ever. I feel like my school is bigger than Sealand.
This beautiful place called Sealand. :) #Sealand #Represent
If you’re a fan of religious paraphernalia, then the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania is definitely the place for you. The hill is home to over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes, statues and carvings brought to the site by visiting Catholic pilgrims.
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Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai | 28 Photos That Prove Lithuania Is The Most Beautiful Country You've Never Visited ---- But I have visited and it is AMAZING. So grateful to have been to just a few of the incredible places Lithuania has to offer.
Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai | 29 Photos That Prove Lithuania Is The Most Beautiful Country You've Never Visited
Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai | 29 Photos That Prove Lithuania Is The Most Beautiful Country You've Never Visited Travel Share and enjoy! #anastasiadate
29 Photos That Prove Lithuania Is The Most Beautiful Country You've Never Visited | 29 Photos That Prove Lithuania Is The Most Beautiful Country You've Never Visited
28 Photos That Prove Lithuania Is The Most Beautiful Country You've Never Visited | hill of crosses
I want to go here!!! The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania
Hill of Crosses Lithuania #travelbucketlist
Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lituanie
Have you ever wanted the thrill of tobogganing without having to actually push? Well in Monte, you can take the wicker toboggan sledges through winding streets and down the hill to a neighbouring town. If you’re feeling adventurous then cling on, I suggest tightly, and let the local men, dressed in white with straw hats, thrust you downhill at speeds up to 48km/h.
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Monte toboggan | Madeira Have you ever wanted the thrill of tobogganing without having to actually push? Well in Monte, you can take the wicker toboggan sledges through winding streets and down the hill to a neighbouring town. If you’re feeling adventurous then cling on, I suggest tightly, and let the local men, dressed in white with straw hats, thrust you downhill at speeds up to 48km/h. This traditional toboggan ride is a big contrast to the modern cable car which takes you up the hill.
Toboggan Ride from Monte to Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Wacky Public Transport Systems From Around The World
The Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea was the result of good old-fashioned cold war rivalry. Russia sent a man into space, so the Americans sent a man to the moon; South Korea built the world’s tallest hotel, so North Korea set out to build the world’s strangest building... a logical response, of course!
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Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea is a spectacularly designed #skyscraper, not open yet but will be fascinating to see it whenever its complete. www.torontolakefrontcondos.ca
★ Unique modern architecture Ryugyeong Hotel at sunset, Pyeongyang, North Korea #ARCHITECTURE
Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. The construction began in 1987 and still going on.
Ryugyong Hotel -North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea, - 330 m, 105 fl,
Ryugyeong Hotel at sunset, Pyeongyang, North Korea.jpg.
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Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea
When the tyrannical leader of Zaire was overthrown, the new government simply cut his face out of the country’s banknotes!
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Zaire´s Mobutu Bills In 1997, the African country of Zaire, (today Democratic Republic of the Congo), overthrew the totalitarian regime of president Joseph Mobutu. But since the new government did not have enough new currency, they decided to use the old 20,000-Zaire bills with Mobutu´s portrait punched out.
Strange currencies from around the world
Punched Out Bank Notes Of Congo
Seoul’s Banpo Bridge is definitely no ordinary bridge. In fact, technically, it’s not a bridge – it’s actually two bridges, one on top of the other. With a fountain. A rainbow fountain.
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Banpo Bridge (Seoul, South Korea) The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain that set a Guinness World Record with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute.
#Bridges: The eco-friendly Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, #Banpo Bridge, #Seoul, #SouthKorea. The world's longest bridge fountain.
The Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea holds the Guiness World Record for the longest bridge fountain
The Banpo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea . The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world's largest bridge fountain, and recycles water from the Han River. The water shoots out about 43 horizontal meters.
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in Seoul, South Korea, is the world’s LONGEST bridge fountain, with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that are 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute. Installed in September 2009 on the Banpo Bridge, it showcases Seoul’s eco-friendliness, as the water is pumped directly from the river itself and continuously recycled.
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Banpo Bridge or Banpo Rainbow Fountain or Moonlight Rainbow Fountain Bridge, Seoul South Korea (built in 2009) Photo by Direct Rooms (https://plus.google.com/photos/102955022564847213657/albums/5886185820390901329/5886185870792261698?pid=5886185870792261698=102955022564847213657) Other views of this same bridge available here.
The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain ( Seoul Banpo Bridge ) is the world�s longest bridge fountain that set a Guinness World
Seoul, South Korea The number one place I'd love to go to <3
We love nothing more than rocks that look a bit like other things. We’ve already blogged about rocks that look a bit like people… Now how about rocks that look like mushrooms? Or bridges? Or elephants and crocodiles having a fight? Because you can find all of those at Ciudad Encantada in Spain!
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From a milkshake lake to a land of fairies, from Scotland to Senegal, be amazed at 10 of the world’s strangest and prettiest places. Magical, mysterious, surreal and simply stunning: 10 of the world’s most magical places you’ve just got to go to. 1. Lake Retba, Senegal What the devil? It’s pink? Lake Retba (in…
Quince excursiones tentadoras a dos horas de Madrid. La Ciudad Encantada (Cuenca)
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Quince excursiones tentadoras a dos horas de Madrid
La Ciudad Encantada (Cuenca)
The winds around Reykjavik’s Hallgrimskirkja (Icelandic for “Church of Hallgrimur”) are often so strong, they blow the tower’s clock hands off-course!