Anthony Remboldt/Wikimedia Sand dunes are usually associated with the desert, but there is one place far from the heat that has them, and of all places, it’s in Alaska. These ...

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“I have a need…a need for speed.” These were the words immortalized by Maverick in Top Gun right before he did the reverse high-five with Goose that became all the ...

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The United States is not known for its diamond production, but one unlikely place produced the largest diamond ever found in the country. While the size of this diamond pales ...

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Want to take an airplane trip that is shorter than a flight attendant’s safety instructions? The shortest scheduled flight in the world takes two minutes. Don’t even try to use ...

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Cancun, Mexico, is a popular tourist destination on the Yucatán Peninsula with 14 miles of high-rise hotels next to white-sand beaches. But Cancun hasn’t been a tourist draw as long ...

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Taking in the scenery out of an airplane window is one of the most enjoyable things about air travel. You may have never thought about the shape of the windows, ...

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It’s a question we often don’t think about, but we pass these things every day. It’s the eight-sided stop sign, the red sign with the white lettering that indicates that ...

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You’ve probably heard this term on weather reports when a meteorologist talks about the jet stream, but what is it exactly? The jet stream, which is considered a “river” of ...

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Airplane parked at Barra Airport Barra Airport, located on the coast of Western Scotland on the island of Barra, is the only airport in the world with a beach as ...

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No one wants to be stuck in a traffic jam, but just imagine a traffic jam that lasts days and not minutes or hours and stretches over a hundred miles. ...

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The Diomede Islands in the center There are two islands just a mere 2.4 miles (3.8 km) apart in the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia, but ...

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