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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die. A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip.

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

World Map Reveals What Different Countries Are Best At. Did you know that Rwanda has the most women in parliament in the world?

World Map Reveals What Different Countries Are Best At

Or that no country has as many pizza eaters as Norway? David McCandless from has put together a map that reveals what countries are best at and it will definitely raise a lot of eyebrows. Show Full Text. 71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download. The 10 oldest cities in the world. There’s a certain aesthetic attached to the oldest cities in the world: bustling souks beneath a bright blue sky, flowing garments made of whispery white cotton, stone masonry painted yellow by the sun.

The 10 oldest cities in the world

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour. By some measures, air travel has become more onerous since 1970.

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

There were no security screening lines (those were introduced after a series of hijackings in the late 1960s and early ’70s). Seats were larger and came with free meals and drinks. Arguably, though, the bundle offered by circa-1970 airlines for coach class seats is still available: You can still get a bigger seat and free drinks at a higher price, but now it’s called first class.

Once you factor in the time it takes to arrive early and get through security, flying from New York to Chicago takes about the same time, and costs about the same in inflation-adjusted dollars, as it did in 1936; modern planes are faster, but then one could show up at the airport 10 minutes before the scheduled flight time and hop on the plane. Compared with 1970, Americans today eat a good bit less beef, pork and eggs, and about twice as much chicken. Continue reading the main story. What’s straight across the ocean when you’re at the beach. If you jumped in the ocean at Atlantic City, N.J., and started swimming in a straight line, where in the world do you think you would end up?

What’s straight across the ocean when you’re at the beach

The answer, surprisingly, is South America, according to a new map project by cartographer Andy Woodruff. If you start swimming now, you just might end up in Rio in time for the summer Olympics. Andy Woodruff Woodruff has created a beautiful series of maps that shows what is across the ocean from you when you're standing on beaches around the world. His maps are actually inspired by an article and series of maps by me, Laris Karklis and Weiyi Cai, which in turn were based on earlier maps made by Eric Odenheimer. These earlier maps, like the one above, showed what is due east or west of you when you are standing on any given beach around the world.

But as Woodruff points out, when you're standing on a beach, you're rarely facing directly east or west. 10 Maps That Will Change How You View The World. Maps are one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours. Since their humble origins as scribbles in the sand thousands of millennia ago, maps have been useful companions during the development of human culture and society.

Now, in an age of seemingly endless information, maps are more abundant, advanced and fascinating than ever before. Pantheon. 7summits-Large.jpg (JPEG Image, 1250 × 1103 pixels) - Scaled (81%) - Your Guide To The Gods. 10 hechos geográficos sorprendentes. La geografía es una ciencia que cambia constantemente, ya sea por efecto de la política o por causas naturales.

10 hechos geográficos sorprendentes

En el mundo existen muchas rarezas, situaciones geográficas extrañas, y datos curiosos que en ocasiones no tienen un origen claro. Al mismo tiempo otros hechos que creíamos ciertos no lo son tanto. Estos son los diez que más nos han llamado la atención. 1. El nombre de ciudad más corto del mundo El nombre de ciudad más corto del mundo no es ‘A’. 2. El Vaticano no es el país más pequeño del mundo. 3. La frontera más corta del mundo es la que separa el Peñón de Velez de la Gomera (España) de Marruecos. 4.

El Lago Constaza no pertenece oficialmente a ningún país. 5. El condominio más pequeño y al mismo tiempo más antiguo del mundo es la Isla de los Faisanes, situada cerca de la desembocadura del río Bidasoa, y cuya soberanía comparten España y Francia. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Las islas Diómedes son dos islotes situados en estrecho de Bering. Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea. Franck Goddio and his team from IEASM with the help of the Egypstian Supreme Council of Antiquities, have unearthed an incredible find, the Lost Egyptian City of Thonis-Heracleion.

Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea

Located in around 15 kilometres area of the western part of Akoudir Bay, Franck has found important ancient landmarks of Thonis-Heracleion, such as the grand temple of Amun and his son Khonsou and the harbours once controlling the daily trade, all burried under 30 feet of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the objects recovered from the find, truly illustrate the cities’ beauty and glory, colossal statues, inscriptions and architectural elements, jewellery and coins, ritual objects and ceramics.