Monday, September 30, 2013

Why is it called Greenland?

Have you ever wondered how did Greenland got it's name?
Two days ago, I flew over Greenland on my way to the US, the scenery was breathtaking.

Greenland
Greenland



















If you look at the map below you will see how icy it is compared to it's neighbor Iceland.


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Here is how this huge pile of ice got it's tricky name:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island


The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island
Underwater Waterfall














Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius was first discovered by the Arabs in 975 AD, then by the Portuguese between 1507 and 1513. Since then there have been periods of succession and colonization between the French, Dutch and British. The island became a republic in 1968.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Sentinelese Island

Have you heard about the tribe inhabiting The Sentinelese?

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It is home to the Sentinels, a small tribe who is noted for vigorously resisting attempts of contact by outsiders and has inhabited the island for thousands of years.




The island is completely untouched by modern civilization and its inhabitants kill any outsiders who try to get too close to their land.