Telephone Boxes

The humble red telephone kiosk is a much loved British icon, thanks to a long history on the streets of the United Kingdom. Today there are a fraction of the number there once were, but they are still a common…

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Friday, 24th July 2009

Just When You Don’t Need Prada

Driving along the isolated Highway 90 in Texas, you may be hoping to find somewhere to buy water, food, or perhaps petrol for your car. And look! There on the horizon, a fast approaching convenience of some kind! However, undoubtedly…

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Wednesday, 22nd July 2009

“The Buzzer” (UVB-76)

Around 25 times a minute, 24 hours a day, this Russian shortwave radio station emits a short, monotonous buzz tone1 on the AM frequency at 4625 kHz. The station’s callsign is “UVB-76”, but is known amongst enthusiasts as “The Buzzer”,…

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Tuesday, 21st July 2009

Apollo 11

Unless you’ve been living on the, er, Moon, you can hardly have failed to notice that today1 marks the 40th anniversary of the historic landing of the Apollo 11 mission – during which, Neil Armstrong became the first human being…

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Monday, 20th July 2009

World’s Longest Residential Building

We’ve looked at many of the world’s largest things in the past, so for something different, let’s look at the longest. Karl-Marx-Hof in Vienna is the world’s longest residential building, stretching more than a kilometre through the 19th district better…

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Friday, 17th July 2009

Very Large Buddhas (Redux)

The world of gargantuan statuary has changed considerably since we published the original Very Large Buddhas post just over 3 years ago. The title of world’s largest statue is now held by the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China. The…

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Thursday, 16th July 2009

Welcome to Google Sightseeing!

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite or street views using Google Maps. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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