Shanxi Province, whose name means land west of Taihang Mountain, lies in the middle reaches of the Yellow River and on the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau. The Yellow, Haihe, and Fenhe Rivers flow through Shanxi, whose splendid landscape is graced by the celebrated Taihang and Liliang Ranges and Hengshan and Wutai Mountains. Most parts of the province are more than 1000 meters above sea level.
Longest tennis match ever has ended after 11 hours 5 minutes. Wimbledon 2010 first round match between qualifier Nicolas Mahut of France and 23rd-seeded John Isner of Tampa, Fla. played on the 22nd, 23rd of June, 2010 and continued on June 24th, was finished at 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7), 6–7(3), 68–70 in the fifth set.
Tallest trees refer to the height of the tree. In August 2006, a new “tallest tree in the world” was found. It was found in a California redwood, and it’s location was Redwood Forest ( Redwood National Park, California). This tree has been named “Hyperion” (from Greek mythology) and stands 115.61 meters (379.3 feet) tall! The Coast Redwood is probably the tallest tree on earth, although one occasionally hears of [ Read More ]
The Kockice Lego club based in Zagreb, Croatia is hosting a large Lego expo in Tehnical Museum, Zagreb from May 13 to June 24. Here’s some info on what’s included in the expo from the coordinator Matija Grguric: There will be featured lots of large models, including all current exclusive sets, a large city diorama, scaled models of Croatian buildings, a steampunk diorama featuring more than 30 aircrafts, castle diorama, [ Read More ]
German scientists announced on Monday they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April. During their six weeks in the waters north of Venezuela and west of the Antilles, the experts from the University of Greifswald analysed rock samples from depths of more than 1,000 metres.