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Magdeburg Water Bridge

magdebur water bridge

The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a large navigable aqueduct in central Germany, located near Magdeburg. The largest canal underbridge in Europe, it spans the river Elbe and directly connects the Mittellandkanal to the west and Elbe-Havel Canal to the east … Continue reading

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The Meeting of the Waters

A pink Amazon river dolphin on the warm side of the “Meeting of the Waters.” This is where the sandy Amazon River meets the dark waters of the Rio Negro in Manaus, Brazil. A strong density gradient contributes to their … Continue reading

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A 1,476-foot tower equipped with its very own cloaking device

The South Korean government has granted approval to begin construction on what will be the world’s first “invisible” tower. Called the Infinity Tower, it will be equipped with an LED facade system and optical cameras to give it a reflective … Continue reading

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora, located about 230 km (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at … Continue reading

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The Troll’s Tongue

Trolltunga is a piece of rock that stands horizontally out of the mountain above Skjeggedal in Odda, Norway. The name translated to English is The Troll’s tongue. Via Trolltunga

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The New Second Tallest Building In The World

The second tallest building in the world is more like a vertical city than a building. Think of it like this: the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is a bustling mixed-use metropolis with more green space (and even more people) than … Continue reading

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Rainbow Mountains In China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park

Yes, we had a hard time believing that this insane mountain formation was actually real, because we haven’t fallen down the rabbit hole. But, believe it or not, this technicolor range actually exists. The mountains are part of the Zhangye … Continue reading

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The Mongolian Turtle

  In the higher elevations of northern Mongolia sits a turtle. This turtle has not moved for thousands of years. It watches over the landscape of the Gorkhi Terelj National Park near the city of Ulaanbaatar. Melkhii Khad, or Turtle … Continue reading

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Snake Island

Ilha de Queimada Grande, nicknamed Snake Island, is a 430,000-square-metre (110-acre) island off the coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is home to a species of fer-de-lance, the Golden Lancehead Viper (Bothrops insularis), which is one of … Continue reading

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The tallest abandoned building in the world

The skyline of Yekaterinburg, Russia, is dominated by an odd landmark. Towering over the city is an unfinished construction project, the world’s tallest abandoned structure. In 1981, construction began on the TV Tower, which was to stretch 400 meters into … Continue reading

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Majlis al Jinn

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHEN ALVAREZ –NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Majlis al Jinn also Majlis al-Jinn (meeting/gathering place of the Jinn), local name: Khoshilat Maqandeli is the second largest cave chamber in the world, as measured by the surface area of the floor. It ranks … Continue reading

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Everest – Timelapse

 

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Climbing the Burj Khalifa (The World’s Tallest Building)

 

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The Devil’s Pool

Livingstone island offers a view of Victoria Falls that is incomparable to any waterfall anywhere in the world.

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How deadly are the world’s tallest mountains?

Sure, Everest has claimed the most lives – but its death/successful-ascent ratio is actually pretty low. Via The Economist: Everest’s smaller and less well-trodden Himalayan sisters tend to be much deadlier. For every three thrill-seekers that make it safely up … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Sahara

The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara and Guelb er Richat, is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of west–central Mauritania near Ouadane. This structure is a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical, 40 km in diameter, … Continue reading

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Google ‘Trekker’ cameras capture the Galapagos

Fans of Charles Darwin can already tour their hero’s former abode, Down House, near London, on Google’s Street View service – but pretty soon they’ll be able to take a similar look around the cradle of his theory of natural … Continue reading

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Spotted Lake

Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake located northwest of Osoyoos in British Columbia. It is located near the city of Osoyoos, beside Highway 3. The lake is very highly concentrated with numerous different minerals. It contains some of … Continue reading

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Futuristic McDonald’s to open in Georgia

Designing a fuel station and fast food outlet may not seem to be the most thrilling of projects, but for Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, his design may just put the Eurasian town of Batumi on the map. Khmaladze is currently … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center spire installed in New York City

The spire has been installed atop New York’s One World Trade Center, making the skyscraper the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. The building in lower Manhattan, still being built, stands at the site of the 11 September 2001 attacks. The … Continue reading

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