Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Magdeburg Water Bridge

From Wikipedia: "The Magdeburg Water Bridge (German: Wasserstra├čenkreuz) is a navigable aqueduct in Germany, completed in October 2003. It connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittellandkanal ("Midland Canal"), crossing over the River Elbe. The canals had previously met near Magdeburg but at opposite banks across the River Elbe. It is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world - 918 metres.

Canal engineers had first conceived of joining the two waterways as far back as 1919, and by 1938 the Rothensee boat lift and bridge anchors were in place, but construction was postponed during World War II. After the Cold War split Germany, the project was put on hold indefinitely by the East German government.

The reunification of Germany and establishment of major water transport routes made the Water Bridge a priority again. Work started in 1997, with construction taking six years and costing €500 million. The water bridge now connects Berlin’s inland harbour network with the ports along the Rhine river. The aqueduct's trough structure incorporates 24,000 tonnes of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete."


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crop circle for the Summer Solstice

From MailOnline.com: "(Not so much) peace and love: Farmer's fury as crop circle appears next to heart-shaped wood on Summer Solstice"

Friday, June 25, 2010

Seagull steals from world's laziest cat

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Snow dogs

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Britain's Got Talent: Tina and Chandi

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bold gator takes up residence in Wilmer, Texas

From wfaa.com: "It's certainly not something you'd expect to see swimming in a man-made retention pond with a fountain in the middle.
A six-foot alligator has made himself right at home at the industrial park off Interstate 45, and even the game warden had trouble catching him." ...


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Friday, June 18, 2010

Diet Coke & Mentos

Did you ever imagine that this could happen?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More about UFO's: now spotted in Australia skies

From abc.net.au: "The UFO was seen moving through the sky just before Saturday's sunrise in New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friendship


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

North Texas llamas give wool to fight Gulf spill

From wfaa.com: Area ranchers (from North Texas) are sending llama wool to the Gulf Coast because of its highly absorbent qualities.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A doggy summer

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cat saves woman from pit bull attack

From wfaa.com: "Harold Woods said when he found two pit bulls attacking his wife outside their Pearland home, he tried unsuccessfully to separate them. That's when the family cat, Lima, came into the fray and saved the day."

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Aliens Land in Russia


From Pravda, the Russian newspaper: Residents of the city of Perm, in Russia’s Ural region, say that they could see a strange object in the sky. The object, eyewitnesses said, was hanging in the air above the city, scanned the area with a beam of light and even let off several “passengers.” The people did not specify what kind of passengers they were exactly and how they disembarked from what seemed to be a spaceship.

A woman saw a strange object in the window at about 2-4 o’clock a.m. She woke up her daughter and asked her to take a look at the strange sight. The two women could see a disk-like object sending three glittering beams of light on the ground.

Many city residents discussed the strange object on local forums.

Nikolai Subbotin, the director of RUFOS research station said the specialists of the station were investigating the information about the appearance of a UFO above Perm on January 9, Arguments and Facts newspaper wrote.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

World's ugliest dog dies aged 17


From Brisbane Times: " Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet's World's Ugliest Dog contest last year, has died at age 17 after a career in resort showbusiness in the Smoky Mountains."...
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Dog singing 'Jingle Bells'


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Surfing Dogs


Pictures from: www.peoplepets.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I am a cat...


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Domestic Transformer

From YouTube: "In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the Domestic Transformer."