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Sep 21, 2016
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  1. The sculptures found on Easter Island has amazed since they were first discovered. Moai or Mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500 CE. The tallest was almost 10 meters (33 ft) high and weighed 82 tons. To sculpt and move these works was a creative wonder of the ancient world.

  2. Excavations show the size of these statues.

  3. Designed by Tom Frantzen, the art piece is located in Brussels Belgium. It was created in 1985.The art piece is of a policeman being tripped from a man coming out of a sewer.

  4. Chong Fah Cheong is a Singaporean sculptor and is identified with a series of figurative sculptures depicting the life of people living and working along the Singapore River.

  5. The monument symbolizes the enslavement of people by communism in Poland and for those living "underground" during the revolt for freedom.

  6. Melbourne sculptor Charles Robb turned Victoria's first lieutenant-governor, Charles La Trobe, on his head, says it embodies the notion that universities should turn ideas on their heads. The statue of Charles La Trobe is located at La Trobe University in Bundoora, Australia.

  7. Klaus Weber, a fountain sculptor, created an installation of stone sculptures entitled ‘The Big Giving’ on the South Bank in central London.

  8. This is the work named “What You see Might Not Be Real” and displayed in a latest art exhibition in a Beijing art gallery. Chinese artist Chen Wenling made it to dig at the global financial crisis. The strong and farting bull represents Wall Street (in Chinese slang, to fart mean to bluff or lie). And the man being shoved into the wall is Bernard Madoff who was sentenced to 150 years in prison because of Ponzi schemer.

  9. The 40-foot-high bear, which injects a welcome sense of fun and playfulness into the convention center experience, is the creation of local artist Lawrence Argent.

  10. ‘The Silent Evolution’ made by Jason de Caires Taylor. It is resembling a lost city and biggest and most renowned submerged gallery. Forbes Corporation voted this spot as a standout among the most remarkable place on the planet.

  11. Hollow Men are made by Bruno Catalano.

  12. A public sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington in the United States.

  13. Yes, it is what you think it is.

  14. Sculpture by Danish artist Jens Galshiota, a plump figure of the goddess of justice, symbolizing the rich industrial world, which sits on the back of a thin, emaciated Africans.

  15. Hamburg, Germany just welcomed “Die Badende” (“The Bather”), a giant sculpture by artist Oliver Voss resting in Binnenalster Lake.



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Aug 28, 2016
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  1. Harvard was founded in 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. The school has produced 47 Nobel Prize winners, 32 heads of state, and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners. It has the largest academic library in the world (Widener Library, home to some 6 million volumes).

  2. Founded in 1209, Cambridge University is one of the oldest universities in the world. The alumni includes Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, James Clerk Maxwell, Augustus De Morgan, Ernest Rutherford, Roger Penrose, and Stephen Hawking. Its over 18,000 students represent more than 135 countries and its faculty have earned over 80 Nobel Prize winners.

  3. MIT was founded in 1861 and is one of the world`s premier science research center. There has been 80 Nobel award winners, 56 National Medal of Science winners, 43 MacArthur Fellows, and 28 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners. Since 1899, MIT Technology Review has continuously researched developing trends in the industrial sciences and other related fields. Notable alumni from MIT include Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, father of linguistics Noam Chomsky, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  4. While there is no founding date for Oxford, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford’s academic community includes 80 Fellows of the Royal Society and 100 Fellows of the British Academy. President Bill Clinton attended Oxford along with many other heads of state.

  5. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is known by its German acronym ETH and the highest-ranked school on the continent of Europe. It was once home to Albert Einstein. Twenty-one Nobel Prize winners came from ETH.

  6. University of Tokyo is not only the leading school in Japan, but also the leading school in all of Asia and now attracts students from over 100 nations.University of Tokyo runs numerous research institutes studying multiple fields, including medical science, earthquakes, Asian culture, molecular bioscience, cosmic ray research, solid state physics, and environmental science. The school has produced seven Nobel Prize winners and one Field’s Medalist.

  7. The oldest Catholic university in the world was founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V. It is the Catholic University of Louvain located in Louvain, Belgium. KU Leuven is Belgium’s largest university. Even though its library burned down in both world wars, the school now has 30 auxiliary libraries with 4.3 million volumes. The school has produced multiple Nobel Prize winners.

  8. Moscow State University (MSU) is located in Russia’s capital. The school has over 40,000 students, 6,000 professors and lecturers .About 4,000 international students come to MSU each year. MSU`s alumni include 11 Nobel Prize winners and 7 Fields Medalists. Famous politicians like Mikhail Gorbachev and Mikhail Suslov were affiliated with the university, as well as many famous writers such as Ivan Turgenev and Anton Chekhov. It also houses Russia’s largest supercomputer.

  9. Ohio State University is located in the state capital of Columbus. The school is one of the top public universities in the U.S., with 44,000. besides its academic excellence, its sports programs are top rated throughout the country.

  10. Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest research university. Heidelberg focuses on four broad areas of research: materials and structures; molecular and cellular pattern formation; self-organization and regulation; and global culture. The school’s 30,000 students study and work in 12 different faculties and can choose from 160 different programs. The school is also connected to 55 Nobel Prizes.

  11. With over 38,000 students and over 4,400 academic and research staff, The University of Manchester is the largest single campus-university in the United Kingdom. The school has 25 Nobel Prize winners. Several famous scientific experiments were performed here, such as Ernest Rutherford’s historic Gold Foil Experiment proving that the so-called “atom” has an internal structure (a nucleus). Alan Turing laid the foundations for the field of computer science at Manchester, and later on it was here that the world’s first supercomputer was built.

  12. Founded in 1870, The University of Akron is a public research university in Akron, Ohio, and is known for its polymer research. As a STEM-focused institution, it focuses on industries such as polymers, advanced materials, and engineering.
    The University of Akron offers about 200 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate majors. With an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students from throughout Ohio, the United States, and 71 foreign countries, the University of Akron is one of the largest campuses in Ohio. UA’s Archives of the History of American Psychology, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, contains famous psychology artifacts and is visited regularly by researchers from around the world.

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By grh9674 in Uncategorized       
Aug 26, 2016
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  1. The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

  2. The Beipanjiang Bridge Duge in Dugexiang, Guizhou, China, is the world's Highest Bridge. It has a height of 1,854 feet--565 meters and a length of 2,362 feet--720 meters. It was completed in 2016.

  3. While Tokyo, Japan is considered the largest city in the world because of its population of 35,700,000 New York City is the largest city in the area it covers. The population of New york is 20,464,000 and has a land area of 11,842 square miles--30,671 SqKm.

  4. The world`s largest swimming pool is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115-ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water. It is located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile.

  5. The Large Hadron Collider or LHC, is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, the largest and the largest single machine in the world. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It lies in a tunnel 27 kilometers (17 mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 meters (574 ft) beneath the France–Switzerland border near Geneva, Switzerland.

  6. The Antonov An-225, a Ukrainian cargo jet named "Mriya" is the only plane of its kind. It is a cargo plane that has six jet engines and 32 wheels. Its wingspan measures 290 feet (88 meters), Which is longer than five 53-foot semi-truck trailers set end-to-end. Its maximum total weight at takeoff: 640 tons.

  7. The MV CSCL Globe is a container ship owned and operated by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). It has an overall length of 400 m (1,312 ft) and a maximum capacity of 19,100 twenty-foot containers. The ship a service speed of 20.5 knots (38 km/h).

  8. The Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger airliner. The A380-800 has a cabin that has 550 square metres (5,920 sq ft) of usable floor space, 40% more than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8, and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a range of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km) and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85, or about 900 km/h, 560 mph.

  9. The world`s largest passenger cruise ship is named The Harmony of the Seas. It has a weight of 226,963 gross registered tons, a length of 1,188.1 ft (362.12 m), with a passenger capacity of 5,479 guests at double occupancy (it fits 6,780 guests total) and 2,100 crew members.

  10. In Chiatura, Georgia there is an old monastery, that is no longer in use and is accessible via an iron ladder that extends from the ground up to the top. While it is not the largest, it is one that can be classified as extreme.

  11. In Australia this four-story home is still only in the conceptual stages, but is in the extreme category.

  12. Known by the names, Seawise Giant, Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Oppama, and finally Mont, is a supertanker and the longest ship ever built. Seawise Giant was the longest ship ever constructed. It is 458 Meters (m)---1502.62467 Feet (ft) in length. It is longer than the Empire State building is in height. She can reach speeds up to 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h).

  13. Made in Germany, the Bagger 288 stands some 311 feet tall, is 705 feet long and weighs 45,500 tons. It is used in strip mining.

  14. The Panama Canal is a man-made 48-mile (77 km) waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. France began work on the canal in 1881, but stopped due to engineering problems and a high worker mortality rate. The United States took over the project in 1904, and opened the canal on August 15, 1914. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.-----


  15. The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite. It is the largest artificial body in orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.

  16. The Great Wall of China stretches from Dandong in the east, to Lop Lake in the west, along the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. The Ming walls measure 8,850 km (5,500 mi).

  17. Tsar Bomba was the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Its test on October 30, 1961, remains the most powerful man-made explosion in human history.


  18. The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium seats 114,000 and is located in Pyongyang, North Korea,

  19. The Troll A platform is an offshore natural gas platform off the west coast of Norway. At 1.2 million ton ballasted under tow, 472 meters high, with underwater concrete structure at 369 meters, and dry weight of 656,000 tons, the Troll A is among the largest and most complex engineering projects in history. It is the largest object ever to be moved by man across the surface of the Earth.

  20. Simply an amazing feat of engineering and work done by an ancient civilization. To this day, we really do not know how they were built. However, we have a good idea in how they could have done this.

    or-- https://youtu.be/Bj0RnvIl9cQ



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Aug 26, 2016
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Aug 26, 2016
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  1. Does it look like a face???---The two bright lights on the top are slanted eyes. The light below is the nose and below that is the mouth. Can you see this??

  2. just look at the central part of the picture---eyes on top and a mean looking mouth.

  3. There is a chimney on the left, go up just a little (the size of your pointer) and go to the center. Do you see two eyes and as look down, do you see a mouth?

  4. In the center of the picture, right in front of the corner of the dresser, do you see an image of a man in a green shirt?---This is a picture of a mirror and there was no man in the room sitting there to be reflected from the mirror. Can you see this?

  5. A large "fish" with its mouth open.

  6. Maybe i should lay off the whiskey---hahahahahahahaha---