Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
Photo: Clouds Flowing over the Rock of Gibraltar...

(Photo: Mac Dor)This is the Levanter Cloud, an unusual and beautiful cloud formation that appears on Gibraltar. That promontory rises high into the air before the Levanter, a wind that blows west out of the Mediterranean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Photo-Clouds-Flowing-over-the-Rock-of-Gibraltar/
Everyone in This Bizarre Australian Town Lives Underground...

(Photo: Nicholas Jones)And you would, too, if your local temperatures regularly rose to 125ºF!Coober Pedy is a mining town in Australia. If it weren't for the huge opal reserves here, no one would live in this hells...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/06/Everyone-in-This-Bizarre-Australian-Town-Lives-Underground/
This Second Century A.D. Lighthouse Is Still in Use...

(Photo: Yellow.Cat)This is the Tower of Hercules near La Coruña, Spain--the northwestern tip of the Iberian peninsula. It may be the only ancient lighthouse still in use. It's possible that a Phoenician work prece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/24/This-Second-Century-AD-Lighthouse-Is-Still-in-Use/
Kana:takon--A Tiny Piece of Canada Attached to the United States...

Pictured above is the border between the United St...  ...de by people with limited knowledge of the actual geography and, by modern standards, inadequate surveying eq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Kanatakon-A-Tiny-Piece-of-Canada-Attached-to-the-United-States/
The Jumping Jack Is Named after Its Inventor, General “Black Jack” Pershing...

(Photo: US Department of Defense)John J. Pershing (1860-1948) was one of America’s greatest military leaders. He began in humble conditions in Missouri. Pershing was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1886 after gradu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/The-Jumping-Jack-Is-Named-after-Its-Inventor-General-Black-Jack-Pershing/
Machias Seal Island--An Ongoing Border Dispute Between the United States and Canada...

(Maps: Google Maps)This is Machias Seal Island, a...  ...the best that they could with their knowledge of geography . But, alas, one of the descriptions for the borde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Machias-Seal-Island-An-Ongoing-Border-Dispute-Between-the-United-States-and-Canada/
The Tiny Creek That Connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans...

(Image: wheatley_cereal)There's a natural spring in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming that flows in 2 directions. One ultimately connects to the Mississippi River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The other connec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/21/The-Tiny-Creek-That-Connects-the-Pacific-and-Atlantic-Oceans/
There's A Forest in Minnesota Shaped Like Minnesota...

This isn't photoshopped! You can see it for yourself on Google Maps. Redditor BobinMinn uncovered this treasure. According to another redditor, satellite images indicate that this little Minnesota has been around since a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/28/Theres-A-Forest-in-Minnesota-Shaped-Like-Minnesota/
George Washington Could Swear "Like an Angel from Heaven"...

(Portrait by Rembrant Peale)From his youth, George Washington made a studied effort at maintaining a public persona befitting a gentleman and a leader. He guarded his conduct carefully with particular attention to his te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/19/George-Washington-Could-Swear-Like-an-Angel-from-Heaven/
Rockall--A Tiny Island Claimed by Four Nations...

(Photo by Andy Strangeway)Rockall is a tiny island...  ...Sources:Bowcott, Owen. “Who Owns Rockall? A History of Legal and Diplomatic Wrangles.” The Guar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Rockall-A-Tiny-Island-Claimed-by-Four-Nations/




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