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Cross Seas: When Two Waves Meet

Interesting News This strange pattern at sea is what happens when two wave systems cross each other at nearly perpendicular angles. This can occur when waves generated by one weather system collides with waves generated by another weather system, usually at a place that is far away from both weather systems. Waves can travel thousands […]

The 100 Stepped Garden of Awaji Yumebutai

Interesting news Waji Yumebutai is a complex of buildings consisting of a conference center, a hotel and a memorial in the city of Awaji located in an island of the same name in Hy?go Prefecture, Japan. The complex was designed by architect Tadao Ando and built on the side of a mountain from which soil […]

Cleft Island, Wilsons Promontory, Australia

Interesting News Cleft Island, also known as Skull Rock, is a granite island located off the coast of Wilsons Promontory in the state of Victoria, in Australia. It belongs to a group of three islands called the Anser Group, and is one of the most picturesque of all islands in Wilsons Promontory. The western side […]

Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling

Interesting News For more than two hundred years the small English village of Brockworth in Gloucestershire has played host to the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake. In this annual event a round of 8-pound Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down the Cooper’s Hill and competitors fling themselves at it, racing down the steep hillside. […]

China is Building World’s Largest Telescope

Interesting News The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will soon lose its title of the largest single aperture radio telescope ever constructed. The Chinese are building a Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, shortened to FAST, which when complete in 2016 will be the world’s largest radio telescope and three times more sensitive than the […]

Australian museum to display ‘world’s finest opal’

Interesting Desk SYDNEY: An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow. The South Australian Museum said the stone, valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), would go on public display for […]

Kuthiny Baty: The Pumice Stone Valley

Interesting News At the southern tip of Kamchatka Peninsula, within the Southern Kamchatka Wildlife Refuge in Russia, lies Kurile Lake in a large caldera that was formed about 8,000 years ago in an enormous volcanic explosion which shook the entire peninsula. A huge amount of material was ejected during the explosion that produced thick pyroclastic […]

Michigan Builds Fake Town to Test Driverless Cars

Interesting News Early this week, the University of Michigan together with Michigan Department of Transportation opened a new test environment that would enable car manufacturers and technology suppliers to test driverless cars in a controlled environment. Called Mcity, this 32-acre simulation of urban and suburban environment is the first of its kind and includes a […]

Gas Discoveries in the East Mediterranean

Interesting News The discovery of natural gas resources in the East Mediterranean promises important benefits of energy security and economic gains. A 2010 U.S. geological survey showed that the Levantine basin-offshore Israel, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus-could hold as much as 120 trillion cubic feet, thus securing supply of energy not only for the countries […]

The Rice Paddy Art of Japan

Interesting News Since 1993, the farmers of the Japanese village of Inakadate, in Aomori Prefecture, has been creating elaborate designs on rice paddy fields by intermixing a variety of rice strains to create large scale artworks. Each year these farmers plant rice of different color to create new artworks and they last all through the […]

The Enchanted Highway, North Dakota

Interesting news The Enchanted Highway is a 32-mile stretch of highway starting at Exit 72 on Interstate 94, about 20 miles east of Dickinson, in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of North Dakota. The paved county highway, which begins near the town of Gladstone and terminates at Regent, features a collection of large […]

The Snail With an Armor of Iron

Interesting News Deep in the Indian Ocean, near extremely hot hydrothermal vents, where scalding hot water erupts in tall, blacky columns, lives an extraordinary species of snail called chrysomallon squamiferum, commonly known as scaly-foot gastropod. The harsh environment has caused the snail to develop a unique exoskeleton. Its outer shell is covered with a layer […]

Marriage has changed everything, says George Clooney

Hollywood actor George Clooney says getting married to Amal Alamuddin has “changed everything” for him. Hollywood actor George Clooney says getting married to Amal Alamuddin has “changed everything” for him. The 54-year-old actor, to be seen in “Tomorrowland”, married with the 37-year-old lawyer in September last year. “All I know is that it sort of […]

Man Sues Hospital for Tossing His Leg in the Trash

Interesting News A south Florida man is suing a hospital for emotional distress, saying his leg was amputated and thrown in the garbage with his name tag still on it. John Timiriasieff, 56, had his right leg amputated below the knee in October at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. “Rather than properly disposing of the […]

The Screaming Tunnel

Interesting News The Screaming Tunnel is a small limestone tunnel, running underneath what once was the Grand Trunk Railway lines (now the Canadian National Railways), located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. A local legend recounts that the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of a young girl, who after escaping a […]

Man Survives 40-Foot Plummet Down Air Shaft

Interesting News Emergency personnel have rescued a man who firefighters say fell 40 feet down an air conditioning shaft at a Charlotte hotel. WSOC in Charlotte reports that police said the unidentified 24-year-old man climbed over a railing and onto a vent on the third floor at the uptown Hilton about 3 a.m. Thursday when […]

The Screaming Tunnel

Interesting News The Screaming Tunnel is a small limestone tunnel, running underneath what once was the Grand Trunk Railway lines (now the Canadian National Railways), located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The actual location of the attraction is just off Warner Road. Often thought to be a railway tunnel, it was […]

Man Survives 40-Foot Plummet Down Air Shaft

Interesting News Emergency personnel have rescued a man who firefighters say fell 40 feet down an air conditioning shaft at a Charlotte hotel. WSOC in Charlotte reports that police said the unidentified 24-year-old man climbed over a railing and onto a vent on the third floor at the uptown Hilton about 3 a.m. Thursday when […]

Irma Grese -Nicknamed the Beautiful Beast

Interesting News During World War II Irma Grese was the most notorious of the female Nazi war criminals. She was born on October 7, 1923, to a agricultural family and left school in 1938 at the age of 15. She worked on a farm for six months, then in a shop and later for two […]

‘Daily Talk’ the most unique news paper to date

Interesting News The Daily Talk is an English-language news medium published daily on a blackboard on Tubman Boulevard in the center of the Liberian capital Monrovia. According to the New York Times, it is “the most widely read report” in Monrovia, as many Monrovians lack the money or the electricity necessary for access to the […]

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