Tour de France 2005 route map
Stage 17 - Wednesday, July 20: Pau - Revel, 239.5 km
After all mountain stages are over, the longest stage is for long breakaway and sprinter jersey contenders.
There are 2 90-degrees corners just in front of the finish line, so if it's rainy or large group rushs to the goal....
Bjurbole is the biggest recent meteorite fall found in Finland so far. This meteorite broke into many pieces when it hits the sea ice in the gulf of Finland, on the 12 March 1899.
328 kg of material were recovered from 8 meters deep (0.4 meter ice 0.5 meter water and 7 meters mud) by divers. The meteorite had made a 4 meter wide hole in the ice, and mud was spread over a 24 x 33 m wide...
This specially designed yacht carrier is semi-submersible in order to maintain the unique float-on/float-off loading method. The yacht delivery carrier will have a length of 209 meter (685.7 ft) and a beam of 32.2 meter (106 ft). The yachts can be safely accommodated between the spray covers in the dock bay, which measures a deck space of 165 meter (541 ft) in length and 31 meter (102 ft) in wi...
Nazi railroad yards at Siena are knocked out. On the alternate line from Pisa and Florence south to Rome, the Siena yards were blasted by Mediterranean Allied Air Force Bombers. Within two months "Operation Strangle" had smashed all large and medium sized railyards at Rome, Rimini, Ancona, Pisa, Arezzo, Foligno, Terni, and Viterbo.
Sculptors work on worlds largest sleeping Buddha statue Wednesday in Yiyang County of East Chinas Jiangxi Province. The gigantic rock work, whose construction started on May 1st,2002, measures 68-meter-high and 416-meter-long
Route of the proposed 2nd ave line in Manhattan. If it is fully built a new line (the "T" which would have the colour teal) would run from 125th st to Lower Manhattan. The Q would also be extended to 125th st.
Attractions include Wave Lagoon, with artificial waves to surf or swim; Thunder River, with a 13-meter tower and slides for single or double ride rafting tubes; Calypso Curves, with 12-meter slides; Caribbean Waters, with 350 meters of river-like streams for floating; Big Jamaica, with family rafting rides for groups of up to five; and Terror Tower, with 18-meter tower slides and high-speed tri...
The former elevated train, the High Line, used to run on the West Side of Manhattan. Remains of it are still clearly visible, especially with GE. At the marked spot the High Line ran through a warehouse on 15th and 10th Ave. The opening through the building has since closed but it still makes for an interesting sight. New York, New York.
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