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Artificial Beach With a Real Beach 300 Meters Away

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The Ocean Dome, the world’s largest indoor beach, Kyushu Island, Japan (about 1,500 kilometers south of Tokyo) — 300 meters in length and 100 meters in width, with a height of 38 meters, it can accommodate 10,000 people.

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Designed by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industrial Group and opened in July 1993 at a cost of 200 billion yen ($2 billion), the Ocean Dome was never profitable and recently closed.

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A heated ocean with a width of 140 meters sends 13,500 tons of salt-free water sweeping across 600 tons of polished marble chips that constitute a 85-metre long shoreline, ringed by a three-story promenade of shops. Every fifteen minutes, the volcano smokes to life. Every hour, on the hour, it spews fake flames.

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November 28, 2007 Posted by | amazing, japan, japan news, random, technology | , | Leave a comment

The Mighty Niagara Falls, A Breathtaking and Gorgeous View From Space

3000 x 3000 pixels of tumbling beauty.bigger size | digg story

November 27, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , | Leave a comment

A window for the windowless

The Bright Blind comes from the minds of designers Makoto Hirahara and Hisakazu Nabeshima. It’s a window shade that hangs on your wall and is backlit by electroluminescent sheets to provide simulated daylight in even the darkest of offices. Just like a real window shade, brightness is adjusted by twirling the plastic shade control.

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November 26, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , | Leave a comment

Best snow art

 

 

 

 

 

 


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November 25, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , , | Leave a comment

Best (and wierd) looking taxis

 

 

 

 

 

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November 25, 2007 Posted by | amazing, cars, random | | 3 Comments

Dog vs Man

Who can drink water faster out of the bowl?

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November 25, 2007 Posted by | amazing, funny, random | | Leave a comment

Highway of Death – Hundreds to thousands of civilians killed

What a crazy pic.

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November 25, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , | Leave a comment

School in a cave

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Children attend class at the Dongzhong (literally meaning “in cave”) primary school at a Miao village in Ziyun county, southwest China’s Guizhou province, November 14, 2007. The school is built in a huge, aircraft hangar-sized natural cave, carved out of a mountain over thousands of years by wind, water and seismic shifts.

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November 21, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , | Leave a comment

World’s tallest fountain

The pumps which power king fahd’s fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are so powerful that the water plume produced is taller than the Eiffel Tower (excluding its antenna).

The maximum height achieved by the water is 1023ft and each of the 3 huge pumps deliver 625 litres of water per second. the water leaves the 126mm nozzles at an incredible 375kmh.

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November 19, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , | Leave a comment

Most Realistic CG Cars

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“I collect these renders over the internet, and for me this is most realistic cars. Some of these car are so perfect, that you can’t demarcate is that a real, or just a computer graphic work.
Enjoy.”

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November 15, 2007 Posted by | amazing, cars, random | , | Leave a comment

Amazing Animation

just wow… woman is animated in a series of images

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November 15, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | Leave a comment

Amazing lighthouses

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Cape Hatteras, U.S.

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Pigeon Point lighthouse, U.S.

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Knarrarós lighthouse, Iceland

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Middle Bay lighthouse, U.S.

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Jument lighthouse, France

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November 15, 2007 Posted by | amazing, random | , | Leave a comment