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Last updated 5 days ago

The shooting range where you fire over a busy road

5 days ago

The Brünnlisau shooting range in Switzerland has its targets on the other...

The world's only float-through McDonalds

12 days ago

On a little canal off the Elbe river in Germany, sits the...

I thought the Schmid Peoplemover was impossible

19 days ago

An elevator that can go smoothly from horizontal to vertical isn't possible...

The world's most useful model railway

26 days ago

In Darmstadt, Germany, there's the Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld: a model railway connected to actual...

The German toll road that's also a racetrack

about 1 month ago

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the longest permanent racetrack in the world: 21km...

Three strange river crossings

about 1 month ago

Over the Manchester Ship Canal, you'll find the Hulmes Ferry, the Thelwall...

Why this observatory fires lasers at satellites

about 2 months ago

NERC's Space Geodesy Facility, hidden away in the English countryside, fires lasers...

I took the world's shortest flight. It was underwhelming.

about 2 months ago

The flight between Papa Westray and Westray takes 80-90 seconds and covers...

The Islands With Too Much Power

2 months ago

The Orkney Islands, off the northern tip of Scotland, have so much...

I helped cover a 5,000-year-old monument with worn-out tires

2 months ago

Ness of Brodgar, in the Orkney Islands, is one of the most...

How one little boat (and me) held up miles of London traffic

2 months ago

Tower Bridge is a tourist attraction these days: but first and foremost...

The diving gondola: a strange elevator to the ocean floor

3 months ago

On the German coast of the Baltic Sea, there's a tourist attraction...