The Prime Meridian, also known as the Greenwich Meridian, passes through longitude 0° 0' 0'' and on its journey from pole to pole, it passes through England, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Antarctica, dividing the earth into east and west, just as the Equator splits it into north and south.
Hydrospeeding or riverboarding is a form of extreme sports where participants lie prone on rigid foam boards and ride the rapids.
Longmen Grottoes are a series of Buddhist cave temples carved into the rock on the banks of the Yi River, south of the city of Luoyang, in Henan province, in China.
The Grand Canal is a series of waterways in eastern and northern China starting at Beijing and ending at the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, linking the Yellow River with the Yangtze River.
Over the past few centuries, men harvesting peat in European bogs have discovered the preserved remains of hundreds of human corpses called “bog bodies”.
Y-40 “Deep Joy” is the world's deepest pool, at 42 meters deep, a height equivalent to that of a 14-storey building.
Chewing gum litter is a major problem in western countries. According to a study conducted in 2005, Americans chew, on average, 160-180 pieces or about 800 grams of gum per person, per year.
Al Max (also spelled El Max) is one of the neighbourhoods of the city of Alexandria in Egypt, located in the Department of Amriya district in the west of Alexandria.
The Saar River rises in the Vosges mountains on the border of Alsace and Lorraine, in France, then flows northward through western Germany to its confluence with Mosel river, near Trier.
Located 12 km south of Jerusalem, in the Judean desert, Herodium looks like an extinct volcano, but it really is a fort built by King Herod the Great between 23 and 15 BC.
The Portuguese were prolific explorers. Starting from the early 15th century, under the sponsorship of prince Henry the Navigator, several Portuguese explorers became firsts to undertake journeys that were previously deemed impossible, discover new routes and reach places that were not known to exist.
One of the most iconic symbols of Brussels is not a majestic bridge or a tower or a cathedral, but a tiny statue of a little boy happily pissing in public.
The Needles is a row of three detached masses of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, in UK, close to Alum Bay.
“Blink and you’d miss Ebenezer Place,” writes Anne Ward, author of Nothing to See Here: A Guide to the Hidden Joys of Scotland, a guide book to the unusual places in Scotland.
Just like rainwater dissolves the bedrock on the Earth’s crust and form sinkholes, meltwater on a glacier’s surface can melt ice and form sinkholes too.
Jigokudani is located in the valley of the Yokoyu River, in Nagano Prefecture, in Japan, at an elevation of 850 meters.
When Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias rounded the rocky headland of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula in 1488, he became the first European to do so, thus opening the way for a sea route from Europe to Asia.
Gold Hill, in the town of Shaftesbury in the English county of Dorset, is a picturesque steep cobbled street.
North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty has gained an international reputation for weaving tree saplings into massive, swirling forms that resemble bird nests as high as 40 feet.
The Pearl-Qatar in Doha, Qatar, is a luxurious residential complex that is being developed on an artificial island, off the coast of Doha’s West Bay.