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Built in Darmstadt, Germany, this structure is called Waldspirale or “Forest Spiral.” It was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a celebrated Austrian architect and painter.

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A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a nickpoint, or sudden break in elevation.

Some waterfalls form in mountain environments in which the erosive water force is high and stream courses may be subject to sudden and catastrophic change. In such cases, the waterfall may not be the end product of many years of water action over a region, but rather the result of relatively sudden geological processes such as landslides, faults or volcanic action. In cold places, snow will build up in winter and melt and turn into a waterfall in summer.

Formation

Typically, a river flows over a large step in the rocks that may have been formed by a fault line. As it increases its velocity at the edge of the waterfall, it plucks material from the riverbed. This causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and to recede upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it recedes upstream, and it will carve deeper into the ridge above it.

Often, the rock stratum just below the more resistant shelf will be of a softer type, meaning that undercutting due to splashback will occur here to form a shallow cave-like formation known as a rock shelter or plunge pool under and behind the waterfall.

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Eventually, the outcropping, more resistant cap rock will collapse under pressure to add blocks of rock to the base of the waterfall. These blocks of rock are then broken down into smaller boulders by attrition as they collide with each other, and they also erode the base of the waterfall by abrasion, creating a deep plunge pool or gorge.

Streams become wider and shallower just above waterfalls due to flowing over the rock shelf, and there is usually a deep pool just below the waterfall because of the kinetic energy of the water hitting the bottom. Waterfalls normally form in a rocky area due to erosion.

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Waterfalls can occur along the edge of a glacial trough, whereby a stream or river flowing into a glacier continues to flow into a valley after the glacier has receded or melted. The large waterfalls in Yosemite Valley are examples of this phenomenon. The rivers are flowing from hanging valleys.

Classifying Waterfalls

Waterfalls are grouped into ten broad classes based on the average volume of water present on the fall using a logarithmic scale. Class 10 waterfalls include Niagara Falls, Paulo Alfonso Falls and Khone Falls.

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Classes of other well-known waterfalls include Victoria Falls and Kaieteur Falls (Class 9); Rhine Falls, Gullfoss and Sutherland Falls (Class 8); Angel Falls and Dettifoss (Class 7); Yosemite Falls and Lower Yellowstone Falls and Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall (Class 6).

Types of waterfalls

* Block: Water descends from a relatively wide stream or river.
* Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps.
* Cataract: A large, powerful waterfall.
* Fan: Water spreads horizontally as it descends while remaining in contact with bedrock.
* Horsetail: Descending water maintains some contact with bedrock.
* Plunge: Water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface.
* Punchbowl: Water descends in a constricted form and then spreads out in a wider pool.
* Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends.
* Tiered: Water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls.
* Multi-step: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.

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The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by the structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, with one mast’s summit at 343 metres (1,125 ft) — slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m (125 ft) shorter than the Empire State Building. The viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to Béziers. It was formally dedicated on 14 December 2004, inaugurated the day after and opened to traffic two days later. The bridge won the 2006 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award.

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The bridge’s construction broke three world records:

The highest pylons in the world: pylons P2 and P3, 244.96 metres (803 ft 8 in) and 221.05 metres (725 ft 3 in) in height respectively, broke the French record previously held by the Tulle and Verrières Viaducts (141 m/460 ft), and the world record previously held by the Kochertal Viaduct (Germany), which is 181 metres (590 ft) at its highest;

The highest mast in the world: the mast atop pylon P2 peaks at 343 metres (1,130 ft).

The highest road bridge deck in the world, 270 m (890 ft) above the Tarn River at its highest point. It is nearly twice as tall as the previous tallest vehicular bridge in Europe, the Europabrücke in Austria. It is slightly higher than the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia in the United States, which is 267 m (880 ft) above the New River. Only the bridge deck of the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, United States (mainly a pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River, occasionally also used by motor vehicles) is higher with 321 m (1,050 ft), and is considered the highest bridge in the world.

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Las Vegas is a city where there are many interesting things and places to visit. This amusement park is one of them which you can visit, it is on top on a building and really can make you seek if you are looking down.

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As the title says, this is one very scary amusement park which is located in Las Vegas. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money in this city, well this is maybe one of the ways how to do it. If you have courage, of course.

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Artist Henk Hofstra who was inspired by his breakfast created these public art display of giant fried egg sculptures in Leeuwarden Netherlands which will remain in the city square for the next five months. His works has been a hit with the public and one commentator hoped the eggs would be picked up by Google Maps.

Just have a look at these magnificent Giant Fried Egg Sculptures In Netherlands.

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Also, in case you`re wondering where this hotel is, it is not a hotel at all. It is a house!!!
It`s owned by the family of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former president of the Untied Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu-Dhabi.

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Dinner In Sky?

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Places
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Hi guy… Ever imagine having you meal at the sky high? And I don’t mean in heaven, just 50 meters above the ground.

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If you really want to surprise your friends or business partners and want to throw a dinner that they’ll never forget, you might consider a Dinner in the Sky. All you have to do is contact the guys at Diner in the Sky.com,tell them how you’d like them to customize the table and they’ll come with their giant crane in any place on earth as long as there is a 500 square meters surface that can be secured.

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You can invite up to 22 people to this unbelievable dinner in the sky for a period of 8 hours. You’ll only be accompanied by a chef, waiter and an entertainer, so you’ll have the whole sky to yourself.

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We all see are faces in the mirror evety day… but imagine that you can see your car, house, or even a building!!! The world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni in Southwestern Bolivia, is one of the most exotic place scenes on earth. Due to its large size, smooth surface, high surface reflectivity when covered with shallow water, and minimal elevation deviation, Salar de Uyuni makes an ideal target for the testing and calibration of remote sensing instruments on orbiting satellites used to study the Earth.

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In addition to providing an excellent target surface the skies above Salar de Uyuni are so clear, and the air so dry, that the surface works up to five times better for satellite calibration than using the surface of the ocean.

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There is an estimated 10 billion tons of salt in the flats, 25 times the amount in the Bonneville Salt flats in Utah in the United States. The Salar de Uyuni, a sea of salt, a salt desert, was once an inland sea, or giantsalt water lake, but the water vanished into the thin dry air of Andean altitude.

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All that remains is the salt, tens of meters thick, lying stark beneath bright sky: a sun-bleached skeleton of a dead sea.

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When Ex President Bush vilified North Korea as part of the “Axis of Evil,” many Westerners needed no further convincing. What little we already thought we knew seemed plenty persuasive; North Korea — ruled in principle by a dead man and in practice by a character cartoonish enough for The Simpsons, were it not for his incessant desire to have a nuclear button under his finger — had all the right attributes to qualify as enigmatic and evil.

Add to that the fact that North Korea has the fourth largest standing army in the world, that it is still technically at war with South Korea (a 1953 armistice pact ended outright hostilities, but no formal peace treaty has ever replaced it), and that leader Kim Jong-il’s nuclear ambitions continue unabated, especially now that not a single UN inspector remains in the country.

North Korea’s recent launch of a questionable rocket has once again alarmed much of the world, including their tightest allies in Beijing. Thus as diplomatic relations fall back into radioactive decay, we present 5 things you didn’t know about North Korea.

1- North Korea is one of the world’s largest fresh fruit producers

The first thing you didn’t know about North Korea is that it’s a global leader in producing things that are delicious and nutritious.

Estimates made by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) consistently rank North Korea as the 10th largest producer of fresh fruits like apples, peaches, nectarines, and pears. North Korea also ranks 12th in fresh vegetable production. Yet, this food production wasn’t enough to prevent a famine of biblical proportions in the 1990s, which according to The Wall Street Journal may have cost the lives of two million North Koreans. Apparently all that produce is for export only.

2- North Korea has a 99% literacy rate

A literacy rate is defined by what percentage of the population over the age of 15 can read and write. Despite just 11 years of compulsory education and a recent history of catastrophic famine that would otherwise interrupt a child’s education, the CIA believes that North Korea’s literacy rate is equal to that of the U.S., the UK and dozens of other countries, and far better than over 100 others. Dictatorial leadership masquerading as some form of Marxism does seem to produce high literacy rates, as both the CIA and the United Nations cite Cuba as having the highest or second highest literacy rate in the world.

3- North Korea’s Kim Jong-il shoots 38 under par

Another thing you didn’t know about North Korea is that on the links, leader Kim Jong-il is a golf phenom who shoots an amazing 38 under par. According to reports by the Kim Jong-il-controlled media, the man can pretty much sink a hole in one at will. You wouldn’t expect anything less from a man whose glorious birth atop the country’s highest mountain (he was actually born in the Soviet Union) was allegedly foretold by birds, rainbows and shiny stars, and whose other accomplishments include having composed several operas and musicals.

Seriously, the rigorous cult of personality surrounding North Korea’s Kim Jong-il would be laughable if it weren’t so deadly.

4- North Korea built a film industry through kidnapping

In another life, Kim Jong-il probably worked at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach with Quentin Tarantino, as he’s reputedly a major film nut with an enormous movie collection that’s heavy on James Bond and Rambo. This was a rather common trait for unstable 20th century autocrats (recall the fascination with John Wayne shared by Nikita Khrushchev and Japanese Emperor Hirohito), but Kim Jong-il took it a step further when, unbelievably, in 1978 his agents kidnapped South Korean film director Shin Sang-ok and his wife, actress Choe Eun-hui, and instructed the pair to establish a domestic film industry in North Korea.

Eight years and dozens of films later, the couple managed to escape while on a trip to Vienna.

5- North Korea’s long-time heir apparent is an Eric Clapton fan

The last thing you didn’t know about North Korea is that its former heir apparent (a South Korean news agency, Yonhap, has recently reported that Kim Jong-il’s youngest son, Kim Jong-un, will succeed him), 27-year-old Kim Jong-chul, likes his rock ‘n’ roll; he’s been seen pumping his fist at an Eric Clapton concert.

Granted, the question of who will lead North Korea after Jong-il is a subject of endless speculation, but the sooner it happens, the better: Kim Il-sung, Jong-chul’s grandfather and the country’s founding father, had his faults but he was a natural leader and a charismatic, brilliant revolutionary. Meanwhile, the selfish, inept leadership of Jong-il has reduced the people of North Korea to an unmatched level of marginality: The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2008 democracy index ranks North Korea’s regime dead last in the world. Put another way: It is statistically the worst place on earth to live if you value the electoral process, political participation or the most basic of civil liberties.


meet  world’s most fascinating stairs you are able to really climb.

Spiral Stair (Australia)

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Staircase at the Vatican Museum (Italy)

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Loretto Chapel Staircase (USA)

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Staircase at the Queen’s House  (England)

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Staircase at Lello Bookshop (Portugal)

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San Francisco’s Tiled Steps (USA)

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“Umschreibung” at KPMG Building Munich (Germany)

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Stairs at the Longchamp Store (New York)

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Vertigo Staircase at the QVB Building (Australia)

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Bridge-stair at the Traversinertobel (Switzerland)

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