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    62 pence 
    The Queen and the Royal Family cost each British taxpayer 62 pence (about $1.22) last year.
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    Dali hides his talent 
    Surrealist artist Salvador Dali sheltering from the sun in the garden at his home on the Spanish Costa Brava.
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    Laika postcard 
    Laika, the first animal in space, was launched aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft on 3 November 1957.
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    Spaghetti eating contest 
    Showgirls, left to right: Kathryn Keeton, Mariella Capes and Hazel Gardner, at the spaghetti eating contest at the Soho Fair.
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    Komodo dragon 
    The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world, capable of sprinting at 20 km/hour.
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    Crufts Dog Show 
    An afghan hound 'Patrols Khanabad Jungi' owned by Ms E Yates-Baddeley of Birmingham, wearing a corduroy suit.
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    Daddy-long-legs are also called Harvestmen, since they're often seen in late summer and fall. They are arachnids but not spiders.
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    Toilet restaurant 
    A restaurant in Hong Kong in which (nonfuctional) toilets replace traditional seating.
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    Time ball, Singapore 
    Initially used by sailors to check their marine chronometers from at boat, time balls are designed to drop at a pre-determined time.
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    Underwater cycling 
    A woman riding a bicycle underwater while holding her breath in the 1940's.
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    Baobab tree 
    The Baobab tree can grow to a height of 30 metres and thrives in arid land due to its large trunk which is adapted to storing water.
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    Rabbit Hopping Competition 
    A rabbit jumps over a hurdle in the 5th Open Rabbit Sport Tournament near Fulda, Germany. Over 80 rabbits competed.
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    Bryce Canyon National Park 
    Erosion has shaped the Claron limestones, sandstones and mudstones into the bizarre looking spires known as 'hoodoos'.
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    Wallace's gliding frog 
    Wallace's gliding frog's extensive foot webbing allows it to glide long distances.
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    Surrealist artist presents bovine installation 
    Surrealist artist, Andrew Baines, worked with dairy farmers to prepare cows to stand in the ocean as an art installation.
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    Stratospheric ice clouds 
    Ice clouds above North Uist on summer night reflect distant houses and the sea loch.
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    One Wheel Motorcycle - Milan - 1922 
    Signor Davide Cislaghi with his one wheel motorcycle called the 'Monowheel' which is capable of speeds up to 40 mph.
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    Trash bug 
    This 'bug' is the predaceous larva of a brown lacewing, which attaches skins of its victims to its back.
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    Devil's riding school 
    "Mushroom rocks" were created by wind erosion of trachyte volcanic rock on Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

In Your Library: New Books
Browse the new books we’re adding to the Lee College Library collection – all books are ready to be checked out and taken home! Prepare for a first date (with a human, werewolf, or vampire) with The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex, brush up on your weather-forecasting with The Handbook of Meteorology, or pick up a new edition of a classic, like Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Nothing catching your eye? Check back again in the future since the list is updated with new purchases.
National Geographic Virtual Library
The National Geographic Virtual Library brings the well-known magazine and its wonderful content into the digital world. Read through the entire run of National Geographic magazine (1888 – present), explore full-color maps and atlases, watch mini-documentary videos on a wide range of topics, or search for images in the photo library.

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Global Road Warrior
With extensive profiles of individual countries and regions, Global Road Warrior is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to learn more about their world. Each country profile includes information on geography, climate, country facts, and demographics, as well as more specialized information like the advice for female travelers, essential language terms, and travel warnings.
CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
Containing works of art from museums like the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, looking through CAMIO is like an amazing visit to a virtual art museum. Browse the collection by work type (including architecture, digital arts, and sculptures) or search for your favorite work or artist.

Last update: Thursday, 05 December, 2013 16:06