Monday, December 28, 2009

The Three Gorge Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and most notorious dam. The massive project sets records for number of people displaced (more than 1.2 million), number of cities and towns flooded (13 cities, 140 towns, 1,350 villages). It is located in Yiling District of Yichang, Hubei province, China. It was completed early in 2006, and was one of the largest projects China has had in the works since the Great Wall. An interesting fact about this Dam is that it is the only structure that can be seen from space with the naked eye.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Taking a Vacation

For obvious reasons, I thought this would be good for today. Until later...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Great Barrier

Let's continue in the warm weather and turn east to Australia. Australia hosts the largest reef in the world, known by many as 'The Great Barrier Reef.' What most people don't know about this reef is that it is the only one that can be seen from space. Another interesting fact is that this reef can not survive in any temperatures under 68%'s without dying. It is amazing how delicate our ecosystem is.

Until next time...


Alright, back to the world tour. Let's turn south to warmer weather. How about... Egypt? The pyramids of Giza. These are the largest known in the world. For many there are only three, but in fact there are six! These pyramids were fashioned after a very famous constellation. Orion. If you look from a sky view you can actually see the belt of Orion make up the three larger pyramids, while the three smaller pyramids make up the sword. Now many of you may know this already, but what few know is that the pyramids are in the exact magnetic center of the earth! And much, much more...

Well till next time...