There are a lot of long and straight things in Australia: a 145-km stretch of road without a turning, a 478-km stretch of dead-straight railway track — the longest in the world, and the world’s longest dog fence at over 5,600 km.
The ruins of Timgad lies on the slopes of the Aures Massif, about 35 km east of the town of Batna, in modern-day Algeria.
The American Society for Microbiology launched its first ever Agar Art contest, inviting microbiologists to unleash their hidden creative genius and produce a piece of art using microbes and petri dishes as tools.
On a traffic island in downtown Fitchburg, Massachusetts, stands a 110-ton granite boulder, known to locals as “the Rollstone Boulder”.
Bodegas Irache is a winery located in the small Spanish town of Ayegui, at the foot of the Mount Montejurra, only two kilometers from the medieval city of Estella.
On the gentle slope of Beacon Hill above the military town of Bulford, close to Salisbury Plain in the English county of Wiltshire, there is an immense drawing of a kiwi carved into the chalk mountain.
The port city of Progreso, in the Mexican state of Yucatán, boasts of the longest pier in the world. Built with reinforced concrete, the pier juts out into the Gulf of Mexico for a distance of 6.5 km, and looks more like a bridge to some distant land.
On July 2012, China announced a new prefecture-level city called Sansha whose seat of administration lies on what it calls Yongxing Island, in the South China Sea, some 350 kilometers southeast of Hainan Island.
Ilha da Queimada Grande, nicknamed Snake Island, is a 430,000-square-meter island located about 33 km off the coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
Surely, you have seen many images from the Apollo missions, including some of the most iconic space photos in history, but you've never seen anything like this before.
The iconic Meenakshi Temple is located in the ancient city of Madurai in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
In the town of Lincoln, in the US state of Massachusetts, off Old Sudbury Road, is a patch of deserted farmland where people keep mysteriously leaving old rocking horses.
Since the late 1970s, American artist Stan Herd has been creating gigantic crop art — portraits and other images he creates by plowing, planting, and mowing on large tracts of farmland all around the globe, but especially in his homeland Kansas.
The Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort is located in the heart of Jabal Akhdar, more than 2,000 meters up and isolated in Al Hajar Mountains range in Oman, about 150 km from Muscat.
On the western bank of Inle Lake, in the heart of Myanmar’s jungles, lies the small village of Indein with hundreds of ancient pagodas of many shapes and sizes and in various states of ruin.
The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in the US state of Wyoming, although sounds fantastic, is actually a disappointing dirt landing strip located about 7 km south of the central business district of Green River, on a mountain known locally as South Hill.
Bamboos are the fastest-growing plants on Earth. A typical bamboo grows as much as 10 centimeter in a single day.
Monte Kali is an unusual landmark in the small town of Heringer in eastern Hesse, Germany. It’s a spoil heap containing nothing but sodium chloride or common table salt, which is a byproduct of potash mining.
Highway M-185 in the U.S. state of Michigan, is the safest road in America because it is the only state highway in the nation where motor vehicles are banned.
The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 individuals who live in the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia.