This is the Gotthard base tunnel which is almost 36 miles long. It is the longest railway tunnel in the world. It runs underneath the Alps in Switzerland and is scheduled for opening in 2017. The breakthrough to the east tube just happened in October of 2010.
If you want to know more about the tunnel, check out the article in wikipedia about it.
I love desserts! Who doesn’t?! But these desserts are "special" if you take into account their price. They are beautiful and all, but frankly, I wouldn’t pay such a price, it is simply to give away your money, even though I wouldn’t have so much money to pay for some of them anyway…
10. Diamond Fruitcake
This cake is encrusted with 223 diamonds and you can still eat it.
This 23-year-old blonde is one of the tallest women in the USA and in the world. Lindsay Hayward is 6’9″ tall. Her weight is 240 pounds. She can easily spin a man over her head before throwing him across the room. Lindsay’s fans know her as professional wrestler Isis who can leg press an astonishing 50st. At the age of 9, Lindsay was 6ft tall, and by 13 years old she had shot to 6ft 9ins, her today’s height. Still, despite her attractive looks and 38G bra size, Lindsay has so far been unlucky in love. Would you date her?
This is how Lindsay (at the left) looked like when she was 11.
The job in these photos has to be one of the worst in the world.
Look at the pictures and answer honestly: do you still hate your job?
These breathtaking photographs can show you the world, shining, shimmering, and splendid. This is simply amazing!
These are probably the world’s most extraordinary and strangest flags. Some of them are pretty funny.
Isle of Man
Impressive collection of historical pictures of World War II.
These are some aerial photos of some very interesting places from all over the world. From the mountains to a cemetery and from the city to the country, these photos provide a very different view of these places. They are indeed some unique photos.
Solar plant in Andalusia, Spain
Laws about sex are pretty much the same all around the world (intercourse with minors and non-consensual sex are illegal…etc) but there are some extra laws in some countries or states that are very… strange!
More and more countries are recognizing same-sex marriages. A recent attempt of California to legalize “only marriage between a man and a woman” failed. Same-sex weddings are also officially allowed in Washington DC, Mexico City since March 2010 and Argentina since July. Inside this post you can see some of the latest photographs of gay and lesbian couples who decided to get married.
He started collecting E.T. collectibles back in 1982. Since then he got thousands of them. Nick Gjoka can be proud of himself, as he is probably the biggest E.T. fan in the world. It’s no wonder that Nick loves collecting things, because his parents are both collectors. Nick’s collection of E.T. memorabilia was even shown on VH1’s hit show Totally Obsessed. Since then he is famous all around the United States.
German photographer Jens Heilmann took pictures of World Cup soccer balls from every single one of the 19 tournaments. These all balls have been kicked around by some of the greatest soccer players of the 20th and 21st century.
This is Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center located in Astana. It is the biggest tent on our planet that became a sensation in the architecture world since the capital of Kazakhstan has a difficult environment to build such a brave project. The new center is 150 meters tall with 100,000 square meters of striking beauty.
Here is a list of the world's richest kings, queens and other royals, according to Forbes’s new ranking.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, worth $30 billion
Can you guess how old the oldest woman on Earth is? The answer is after the jump.
This very interesting project was done by photographer Peter Menzel.
You’ll see the prices and the quantity of different goods and products in different countries.
Cuba: $ 56.76
This collection introduces the longest spin bridges in the world. They all look very spectacular.
Edit: These guys met on a website for tall people. The total height of these two persons makes 4 meters 9 cm. They may shortly appear in Guinness World as the tallest couple in the world.
I bet all 2010 FIFA World Cup fans will go nuts after seeing this emo style collection of their favorite football players! Enjoy! ;)
It seems that many people who attend the World Cup matches don’t know how to use condoms. At least these free condoms distributed by AIDS Awareness Campaign activists before the match Netherlands vs. Slovakia were misused by many football fans. How sad…
Have you ever seen deadly caterpillars? They do exist in South America. Lonomia obliqua is one of the world’s most dangerous caterpillars. It is responsible for several deaths each year.
Lonomia enjoys hiding on the trees’ bark. If you lean against a tree in Brazil or other South American country where Lonomia lives, you might be poisoned by these caterpillars.
Their poison can cause serious bleeding, hemolysis and even death.
You can see the consequences of meeting with Lonomia inside this post.
The adventure of egg buddies continues with this new set of pictures :)
Every time we discover more and more about their secret life.
Thank you Gerri for sending us links to these pictures. He wrote us in the email: “…it seems like the kinda thing you post,” and you were right :)) It is exactly what we like to post :)
And if you like such kind of artistic work, you will definitely like this:
You can also check out the first part:
The World Cup soccer sure seems to bring out some of the sexiest women we’ve ever seen. They are from all over the world and we suspect that they come to enjoy the festivities as much as to see the game. What ever the reason, they are certainly the best looking World Cup fans we’ve ever seen.
Donna Simpson, who’s the World’s fattest mother continues her quest at ballooning and becoming the World’s fattest mother aiming to reach 1,000 pounds. She says "she is as hungry for attention as she is for calorie-rich food."
I hope her child won’t follow her example.
Here are the ten deadliest snakes from around the world.
If you meet one of them, you know what you need to do ;)
Coral Snake, North America
I thought that this UFO hysteria already passed ten years ago. Apparently, no, people are still seeing in birds or lens dust mysterious flying saucers.
The pictures are interesting indeed, but I can’t believe that some of them were taken seriously.
People should stop watching V TV series ;) I love the show though
UFO Over Cornwall, England
Despite being very disturbing and depressing, this comic is brilliantly done.
It took me two times of reading before I got what actually happened…
There are many strange buildings in our world. These are just a few examples of eccentric architecture.
The Pyramids office complex, Indianapolis, the USA