Monday, February 28, 2011

10 Amazing Facts About Our Oceans

Sunday, February 20, 2011

China by the Numbers (Infographic)

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China is huge and growing at breakneck speed. With 1.3 billion people, China’s population is four times the size of U.S. It is the largest exporter and the world’s factory. The combined export of U.S and Europe is worth $550 billion each year. In 2009, China produced over 67 million LCD TVs and 619 million mobile phones. The infographic below tells the tale of China in statistics and helps you to understand the country better.

Friday, February 18, 2011

World Population Growth Infographic

Just how much is the world's population expected to grow over the next 40 years? Here's a look at how the massive population growth over the past 60 years has impacted the world we live in and what to expect as the world population continues to grow....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Breathtaking Balanced Rock Formations

Balancing Rock - Digby, Canada

Balancing Rock in Digby, Nova Scotia, is a 30-odd (about 9 m) foot high spire of columnar basalt that has gradually eroded out from the cliff face over countless years. The town of Digby has lately built an infrastructure of railings and walkways so that access to this striking phenomenon of nature is now much safer – both for tourists and for the rock itself.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Unusual Settlements

 Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

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The Palm Jumeirah are artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates.The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long breakwater. 

Houses at Palm Jumeirah
The island is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the entire world. Central to the Palm's design, the luggage holds a two-kilometre debase of bustling residential, tourism and retail areas. Over 4000 residents currently call the Palm Jumeirah their home and some properties are already on the resale mart from those who bought villas and apartments as investments. Since the concept is acquirable on a freehold basis, the Palm Jumeirah is home to a large number of Western and European expatriates.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fun Geography Facts of USA

6.7 million people commute to Manhattan daily. 

Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.

In Montana there was a count of cows and people and there were more cows than people.

Monday, February 7, 2011

12 Most Unusual Bridges of the World

Some of this bridges make drivers and passengers to gape in amazement and break out the digital camera. These are the best of the best, bridges that break the mold and blaze new trails in structural achievement.

1. Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge, Japan
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The Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge consists of two spirals, each 1,1 km (0.7mi) long, 80-meter in diameter (262 ft) - the only way for traffic to get down the mountainside into the valley, too steep for any other usual road-building solutions. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

5 Meters High Snow Spikes, That Never Melts - Penitentes

The Andes Ranges are places where the typical formations of penitentes are visible; they are the longest mountain range in the world with its underwater ridges, with a length of 7000 km and a breadth of 500 km. It has an average height of about 4000 meters and spans along the western part of South America including Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

most amazing natural phenomenon Penitentes Top 10 Most Amazing Natural Phenomenon in The World
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Penitentes are amazing ice spikes formed naturally on plains at high altitudes areas especially on the Andes Ranges which are located more than 4000 meters above sea level. These ice pinnacles called penitentes attain varying heights from a few centimeters resembling grass lands to even 5 meters giving an impression of an ice forest. As their blades stand pointing towards the sun they resemble monks standing still as if in a deep prayer all facing one direction; towards the sun. When ice starts to melt in the early sunrays they slowly and steadily appear.
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