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Balloonfest 86 – The disaster world record in Cleveland
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Balloonfest 86 – The disaster world record in Cleveland

A event in which the United Way of Cleveland set a world record by releasing almost one-and-a-half million balloons. The event was intended to be a harmless fundraising publicity stunt. On Saturday, September 27, 1986, with a rainstorm approaching, organ...
Heighington station – The world’s oldest railway station in Heighington
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Heighington station – The world’s oldest railway station in Heighington

The station lies on the route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first public railway. The main line of the S&D was opened on 27 September 1825 from Phoenix Colliery at Etherley to Stockton, and this station was opened the same day, being ori...
Vatican Necropolis – The hidden burial ground in the Vatican City
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Vatican Necropolis – The hidden burial ground in the Vatican City

The Necropolis is located under the Vatican City, at a depth of 5 to 12 meters below Saint Peter’s Basilica. Major archaeological excavations took place under Saint Peter’s in the years 1940 to 1949, with the sponsorship of the Vatican. The work wa...
Stazione Ferrovia Vaticana – The only railway station of the Vatican Railway in the Vatican City
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Stazione Ferrovia Vaticana – The only railway station of the Vatican Railway in the Vatican City

The railway station was built approximately 20 meters from the Entrance Gateway by architect Giuseppe Momo. The station building is composed of white marble, and its dimensions are 61 by 21.5 meters. The construction of a railway station in Vatican City ...
The Kelpies – The horse powered heritage in Falkirk
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The Kelpies – The horse powered heritage in Falkirk

The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. Built of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding, The Kelpies are 30 meters high and weigh 300 tonnes each. The Kelpies are positioned either side of a specia...
Qala Iktyaruddin – The “reborn” citadel of Alexander the Great in Herat
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Qala Iktyaruddin – The “reborn” citadel of Alexander the Great in Herat

It dates back to 330 BC, when the king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and his army arrived to what is now Afghanistan after the Battle of Gaugamela. Many empires have used it as a headquarters in the last 2,000 years, and was destroyed and rebuil...
Castel Nuovo – The huge medieval castle in Naples
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Castel Nuovo – The huge medieval castle in Naples

Often called Maschio Angioino, located in front of Piazza Municipio in central Naples. The castle, first erected in 1279, one of the main architectural landmarks of the city. It was a royal seat for kings of Naples, Aragon and Spain until 1815. It is the ...
The Motherland Calls – The giant statue for the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad in Volgograd
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The Motherland Calls – The giant statue for the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad in Volgograd

The work of sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and engineer Nikolai Nikitin is an 85 meters figure of a woman stepping forward with a raised sword. The statue is an allegorical image of the Motherland, which calls on its sons and daughters to repulse the enemy an...
Kartlis Deda – The “Mother of Georgia” statue in Tbilisi
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Kartlis Deda – The “Mother of Georgia” statue in Tbilisi

The statue, designed by sculptor Elguja Amashukeli and erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. The 20 meters tall aluminum statue, wearing Georgian national dress and holding a cup of wine in one h...
Parinirvana Stupa – The death place of the founder of Buddhism in Kushinagar
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Parinirvana Stupa – The death place of the founder of Buddhism in Kushinagar

The British army engineer, archaeologist Alexander Cunningham gains the most attention for his work in the area, because he conclusively proved that Gautama Buddha had died in the area. Cunningham noted the existence of a huge vaulted chamber which he da...
Isaac Newton – The legendary apple tree in Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth
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Isaac Newton – The legendary apple tree in Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth

Although it has been said that the apple story is a myth and that he did not arrive at his theory of gravity at any single moment, acquaintances of Newton do in fact confirm the incident. Newton’s apple tree holds a special place in the annals of science...
El Castillo – The Temple of Kukulcan in Tinúm
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El Castillo – The Temple of Kukulcan in Tinúm

The Temple, is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site. Built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries CE or AD, the Temple served as a temple to the god Kukul...

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