In 1953 when Greenland became an equal part of the Danish kingdom, many Danes came to Qaqortoq to start up the municipal administration. This meant that the town grew rapidly and the agriculture, which had been here since the 1800‘s had to move somewhere else.
Upernaviarsuk was the place, very close to Qaqortoq, where today‘s agricultural test farming takes place. It is a service...
On 6 Jun,2008,a small plne crashed at 17.3 miles south of the village of Quinhagak, near Jack Smiths Bay.
The victim of the crash was identified as Shaun Lunt, 33, of Loma Linda, California. Lunt was flying one of two Piper Super Cubs traveling together at the time of the crash. The pilot of the other Super Cub, identified as Lon “Loni” Habersetzer of Washington, had successfully landed ...
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875 – February 10, 1932) was an English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and numerous articles in newspapers and journals.
Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books re...
To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace Scottish Patriot Born at Elderslie Renfrewshire circa 1270 A.D.
Who from the year 1296 fought dauntlessly in defence of his country's Liberty and Independence in the face of fearful odds and great hardship being eventually betrayed and captured brought to London
and put to death near this spot on the 23rd August 1305.
In 1942 Gruinard Island was the site of a biological warfare test. Eighty sheep were taken to the island, and a bomb filled with anthrax spores was exploded; the sheep began dying within days. Due to the durability of anthrax spores, decontamination was unsuccessful, and the island was quarantined until 1986, when a determined effort was made to decontaminate the island. It was finally decla...
One of the most spectacular sights in the Bob Marshall is the Chinese Wall. Also known as the Lewis Overthrust, this wall is the result of the geologic upheaval in which Montana split "wide open" from Glacier Park on the north nearly to Yellowstone Park on the south. As the earth's crust split, the west side tipped up like a roof; the east side slid under the "roof" for near...
This home belongs to John Symond of Aussie Home Loans. Pls see http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/03/1080941723972.html?from=storyrhs for a comprehensive story on this amazing home. As at June 18 2006 the home is still not finished. It's been under construction for a few years already.
The Dingo Fence was erected in the 1880s to prevent the dingos from accessing Australia's south-east areas and to protect the sheep flocks.
It is 5320 km long and consequently the longest fence in the world
One of the AA batteries that protected the German port town Emden was near the hamlet of Nansun, at the Dollarddijk close to Holwierde. It was manned by the 2./M.Fl.A. 256. Three other batteries were at Delfzijl, Farmsum and Termunten.
From M.Fl.B. Nansun only a Fl 246 (Munitionsauffüllraum) and a M 383 (Einheitsmaschinenraum) remain. Sheep has confiscated both bunkers.
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