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Giant Firefox
December 132013

A group of Firefox fans/developers, mostly students from Oregon State University, created this giant Firefox in less than 24 hours. Apparently, the idea was formed in 2006 and it took 2 weeks to plan.

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Gateway Arch
December 112013

World’s tallest arch, also the tallest man made monument in US, the Gateway Arch is a well known symbol of St. Louis.

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Agua Caliente Project
January 202014

The largest solar park as of today, Agua Caliente Project, was first started by NextLight Renewable Power. After acquiring NextLight Renewable Power, First Solar continued the construction. Once fully constructed, Agua Caliente Project will provide 290MW, enough to power more than 100,000 houses every year. NRG Energy and MidAmerican Renewables own this site that spans 2,400 acres and 5,200,000 modules.
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Suomenlinna
January 112014

Originally called Sveaborg, Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Finland. Being one of the fine examples of European military architecture from 18th century, Suomenlinna was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1991.

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Forbidden City
December 42013

Now a museum, the Imperial Palace, aka Forbidden City, sits at the center of Beijing, China. It looks amazing even from the space.

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Shangdu
January 52014

Also called Xanadu, Shangdu was the capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan Dynasty between 1263 & 1273. Located at what is called Inner Mongolia today, Shangdu was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2012.

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Giant Crocodile
December 132013

This giant crocodile is actually a hotel in Australia called Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. It is in the middle of the Kakadu National Park that was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1992.

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Louisiana State Capitol
December 72013

Also called Huey Long’s Monument, Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest state capitol in the United States.

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Colosseum
December 42013

Colosseum, where 50.000 Romans were cheering for Gladiators when Rome was the capital of the World, is still standing. It made it to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1980.

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Temple of Artemis
December 42013

One of the original seven wonders of the World, Temple of Artemis, or whatever is left of it, is located in today’s Izmir Turkey.

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Hollywood Sign
December 192013

Originally built as HOLLYWOODLAND, to advertise a new housing community, in 1923, the Hollywood Sign became one of the most well known symbols of United States across the world. It is located on Santa Monica Mountains facing Los Angeles California.

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Pingualuit Crater
December 112013

One of the deepest lakes in N. America with some of the purest fresh water in the world, Pingualuit Lake fills the Pingualuit Crater in Quebec, Canada.

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Jantar Mantar
January 152014

Built with instruments & architecture to allow astronomical observations with naked eye, the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India, is the best preserved astronomical observation complex from Mughal era. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2010.

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Calgary Tower
December 112013

Originally named the Husky Tower, Calgary Tower is the tallest structure in Canada outside of Toronto.

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Citadelle Laferrière
January 152014

Build to fend of the French invaders, the Citadelle Laferrière is now the most significant icon of Haiti. This grand fortress, the largest in Americas, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1982.

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Eye of Africa
December 42013

An ex-French colony, Mauritania, in Africa has this circular natural formation that many call “The Eye of Africa”. Even though there is no public transportation available, there is still a hotel for visitors.

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The largest figurative earth sculpture in UK, Sultan the Pit Pony, was created by Mick Petts and it is located at Ystrad Mynach in South Wales.

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Great Court
December 102013

This mesmerizing texture is the glass roof, designed by Buro Happold, of the Great Court in British Museum.

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Würzburg Residence
January 132014

The Würzburg court architect, Balthasar Neumann, worked with the most talented artists in the early 18th century to built the Würzburg Residence. It includes the largest ceiling fresco in the world, created by the world renowned Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The Würzburg Residence was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1981.

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Ramesseum
January 92014

The mortuary temple of one of the greatest pharaohs in history, Ramesses II (Ramesses the Great), the Ramesseum is located in today’s Luxor in Egypt. The Ramesseum was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1979.

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