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Colossal 190-Foot Statue Of China Deified Warrior Is Simply Breathtaking

Among the many things China is capable of achieving is building insanely huge or complex structures and the colossal statue of Chinese legendary General Guan Yu (or more commonly known as Guan Gong, which loosely translates to ‘Lord Guan’) is the latest example. Located in Jingzhou City, Hubei province, this imposing statue designed by renown artist Han Meilin measures 58 meters (190 feet) tall and weighs an incredible 1,200 tons and that’s yet to include the traditional Chinese staff and blade combo weapon known as ‘Qing Long Yan Yue Dao’ (loosely translate to “Green Dragon Crescent Blade“) the deified warrior holds in his right hand. Continue reading Colossal 190-Foot Statue Of China Deified Warrior Is Simply Breathtaking

The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

With Internet giant Google relentlessly trying to cover every inch of planet Earth, it may surprise you that there are some populated areas, albeit with far fewer people than most cities, that are pretty much uncharted by Google. However, you probably would forgive Google for not dipping its toe in Faroe Islands, cos’ after all, she is a small multi-island nation populated by a little under 50,000 people. But if you think that number residents are quite a bunch, well, it is not quite – especially not when there are actually more sheep then humans. Continue reading The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

Sweden Is The First Country To Have Its Own Number Which You Can Call

Ever interested in visiting Sweden? No? Well, here to tickle your interest is an odd marketing effort by the Swedish Tourist Association: Call Sweden. You heard us right. Call Sweden. You know, Sweden as in the country and the folks over at Sweden’s Tourist Association are not just saying it figuratively – they actually have a number for you to call and who will answer your call? Anyone, well, kind of. According to the official campaign website (yes, even an official website!), it states that “everyone who lives in Sweden is able to register as an ambassador” and so when you call, you’d be speaking to a random Swede who is a Swedish Number ambassador. In other words, it is random person from a pool of people and not quite the entire Sweden population. Continue reading Sweden Is The First Country To Have Its Own Number Which You Can Call