The 50 Most Amazing Finds on Google Earth

It's amazing what you can find on Google Earth. I once downloaded it just to get some spatial coordinates, but now I use it to casually explore the world. For example, there's a huge Batman logo on a hangar of a US Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan.

And there's this monument erected deep in the desert of Niger. It's the site of the remains of UTA Flight 772, a French airliner that was blown up by terrorists in 1989. In 2007, with great difficulty, relatives of the victims traveled out to the site and built a monument. They intentionally built it to be visible from space.

These are 2 of 50 amazing finds rounded up at Twisted Sifter. You can find the rest here.


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They could have done better with #25, this is just an island in a lake in an island in a lake with nothing special about any of them. Ryan Island is the largest island in the largest lake (Siskiwit Lake) in the largest island (Isle Royale) in the largest lake (Superior) in the US.
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