Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

00 A $350 million skyscraper in San Francisco has sunk 16 inches in the last 8 years as well as started to tilt to one side. The Millennium Tower is filled with condos for the rich and famous, with prices ranging above $10 million. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, an independent contractor was hired to determine the extent of the settling problems for the building, and now the task is how to fix them. For…

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JR Reveals Massive Athletic Sculptures to Open the Olympics

JR Reveals Massive Athletic Sculptures to Open the Olympics

00 [Image Source: JR] JR, an incredible French artist, recently revealed two massive magnificent sculptures just prior to the opening of the 2016 summer Olympics. The two sculptures unveiled depict athletes that interact with the city. The first of which is of an unknown diver diving into the water near Rio’s Barra. The second is of a Cologne-based, Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss high jumping over a 25 story building. “He missed out on…

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The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships

The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships

00 You probably know about the Titanic, but it was actually just one in a trio of state of the art ocean liners back in the day. The Olympic class ships were built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line, including the Olympic, Brittanic, and Titanic. What you may not now is that the Titanic wasn’t even the flagship of this class, in fact, the Olympic launched first, and it also got into…

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Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster Will Send Your Heart Racing

00 [Image Source: Flickr] If you are a thrill seeker, then you are going to love this pedal-powered roller coaster that sits above a dense forest in Okayama City, Japan. As you pedal yourself around the precarious track, there aren’t any safety measures other than a dinky little seatbelt. You can move at your own pace, but if you go too slow, the people behind you may start ramming you with their cart. Everything on the car is…

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Tallest roller coaster in the world to be built in Florida by 2016

Tallest roller coaster in the world to be built in Florida by 2016

00 Fans of thrills will be looking forward to 2016 when the world’s tallest roller coaster will be completed in Orlando, Florida. The Skyscraper is set to be just one part of a much larger entertainment complex that the designers have named Skyplex. [Image Source: Skyplex] The Skyplex entertainment centre along with the Skyscraper roller coaster will be located on International Drive, Orlando. The theme park will spread out over46,000 sq m and be situated on a plot…

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10 Most Beautiful Wildlife Crossings Around the World

10 Most Beautiful Wildlife Crossings Around the World

00 Located in Western Montana off of the Flathead river, home to 3 different Native American tribes. Established in 1855 this wildlife reservation consists of 1,938 square miles of untouched wilderness. Home to hundreds of species of mammals and birds, this crossing is essential to maintaining the flow of wildlife in the area. Highway A50 – Netherlands [Image Source: Reddit] The A50 highway runs almost completely through the Netherlands, with traffic speeds reaching upwards of 50…

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The Netherland’s Immense Water Defense Line Surrounding Amsterdam

The Netherland’s Immense Water Defense Line Surrounding Amsterdam

00 During the late 1800s, military weapons began to advance at a rate at which many countries on the defensive weren’t ready for. The artillery seen in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 led the Netherlands to start upping their defensive capabilities, particularly surrounding the city of Amsterdam. Right after the Franco-Prussian War ended, the Netherlands passed the Fortress Law of 1874, which outlined that an extensive water-based fort system would be built around Amsterdam to protect the city….

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Gotthard Tunnel: Worlds Longest and Deepest Tunnel Officially Opens

Gotthard Tunnel: Worlds Longest and Deepest Tunnel Officially Opens

00 The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) recently opened and acquired the title for the world’s longest rail tunnel ever made. A new tunnel system recently opened in Switzerland to save commuters major time traveling between Zurich and Lugano. The GBT spans an astonishing length of 57 km (35.5 miles) through the alps with a total tunnel system comprising of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts, and passages- making it the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel in the world. The…

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Largest Cruise Ship Ever Features a 10-Story Waterslide

Largest Cruise Ship Ever Features a 10-Story Waterslide

00 Royal Carribean has just taken ownership of the largest cruise ship in the entire world, and it is stunning, even featuring a 10-story waterslide off of the back. Named the Harmony of the Seas, this ship is an engineering masterpiece, and there is very little that makes you realize you are floating in the middle of the ocean while taking a cruise. In total, this giant stretches 1,188 feet long and weighs 226,963 tons,…

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Boeing 767 Sets Sail Across the Irish Sea

Boeing 767 Sets Sail Across the Irish Sea

00 A decommissioned Boeing 767 has just set sail on a barge across the Irish sea where it will be incorporated into a new resort owned by Irish entrepreneur David McGowan. The plane stretched a total of 159 feet, it was loaded onto a barge on May 7th from Ireland’s Shannon airport. It takes a special kind of resort to use a Boeing 767 as a welcome structure, and the theme around this new “glamping” resort…

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