Max Galka of Metrocosm has created an amazing interactive map that records the formation of new cities over the course of 6,000 Years, from 3700 BC to AD 2000. Watch the video below, as the world’s cities are born one-by-one in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.
The Öresund is a cable-stayed bridge across the Öresund strait between Scania in southernmost Sweden, and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, where it then transitions into a tunnel that extends an additional 4 Kilometers (2.5 miles). Drivers must pay a toll to… Continue reading Öresund: Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel
Most of you might already know about the most complicated border situation between Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands and Baarle-Hertog, Belgium. But, did you know the story behind it? Well, the border’s complexity results from a number of equally complex medieval treaties, agreements, land-swaps and sales between the Lords of Breda and the Dukes of Brabant. Generally speaking, predominantly agricultural… Continue reading The Most Complex Borders in Europe
An Iowa-based artist Patrick Acton has glued over 3.5 million ordinary wooden matchsticks into more than 60 magnificent models. After nearly ten years of model building and cutting the heads off 100,000 matchsticks, Acton contacted the Ohio Blue Tip Company, where he learned that matchsticks could be purchased without the sulfur tip. After this discovery, Acton… Continue reading Incredible Matchstick Sculptures
The European Beard and Moustache Championships was held in Wittersdorf, near Mulhouse in France. More than 100 competitors from across the continent gathered to participate in the competition.
The Cheesecake Factory has opened its first International location in Dubai, Dubai Mall (partnership with Alshaya Trading Co., W.L.L.) on August 16, 2012. This opening marks the first location for the brand outside of the United States. The restaurant, occupying 13,851 square feet with 300 seats, and is located the opposite of the Dubai Aquarium. Alshaya`s exclusive licensing agreement with… Continue reading The Cheesecake Factory Opens in Dubai Mall
Nike has unveiled their latest ad campaign entitled “My Time Is Now”. The campaign features some of the world’s best players and celebrates the hunger of young players ready to prove themselves on the field. The film, which debuts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and nikefootball.com, will also be on TV today, May 19th during the Europe’s… Continue reading Nike Launches ‘My Time Is Now’ Campaign
An incredible animated Time-Lapse video map of Europe fast forwarded from the year 1000 AD until the present day, showing Europe’s shifting borders, alliances, unions, territories, occupied land etc.