There is a reason why New Zealand is known as the “Adventure capital of the world”. The country invented countless daring sporting adventures and is the first commercial bungee jumping. With all the high activity of adrenaline was introduced here, it is not surprising that also the first kiwi to climb into giant plastic balls and rush down the hill, the activity known as Zorbing.
Zorbing, or sphereing, is essentially a child’s dream (and the nightmare of many adults). You enter a transparent sphere with a three-meter circle and start down the hill, either straight or zigzag path. The sport originated in the 1990s, founded by two Kiwis looking for thrills. Since then it has evolved into an international business, from the zorb around the world, including Sweden, Thailand, Ireland and the United States.
The only zorb site in New Zealand in Rotorua, dubbed the country’s “adventure Hub”. Rotorua is situated in the centre of the North island, and also goes under another name: “. Sulphur City” You smell the city before you see it, its geothermal activity gives it a distinctive scent that has been compared to rotten eggs. Sulfur has many resorts and hot springs around town, and the locals say you get used to the smell, but I guess it takes more than three days Continue reading
American Arizona attracts tourists primarily for its red rocks, mysterious mirages and, of course, located here is the Grand canyon. But the wonders of nature in Arizona is not limited to, some of them even created as a direct result of human activity. For example, lake Powell is rightly considered the most beautiful artificial lake in the world.
Lake Powell, located on the border of Utah and Arizona, was created by the construction of a dam on the Colorado river in the Glen Canyon area. Although the construction of the dam and was met by numerous protests from ecologists and anthropologists, the project was completed on time, namely in 1963.
The shoreline of the lake is 3156 km and by this indicator it is not only a leader in the U.S. among the lakes, but this figure even more than the total length of the American coast of the Pacific ocean!
The maximum width of lake Powell reaches 40 km and depth of about 170 meters. It is of interest that the hydroelectric power station built on the dam, fully supplies electricity to five States of the USA.
Water not only fills Glen Canyon, and about 90 smaller canyons adjacent to it. The best Continue reading
The largest lakes of Russia
In diameter parts giant is inferior to the Tule Tree in Mexico: measurement 2005 diameter — 11,62 m. About his age and the number of stems scholars still argue, but green giant has long made the list of UNESCO.
The largest animal in the world
The largest land animal currently living on the planet is the savanna elephant (this is often referred to as the African elephant). The largest buck registered weighed more than 12 tons. Mostly males weigh about 5 tons, and females are much smaller — up to 3 tons. Elephants live up to 65-70 years.
However, the absolute palm among animals belongs to the whales. The blue whale (aka bluwal, blue whale) grows up to 33 meters in length, are the largest members of the species have a lot 150-175 tons. It lives in different regions of the World ocean (area not studied), lives approximately 80-110 years old.
The tallest building in the world
Among the higher buildings, ever built is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (Dubai tower).
The building height of 828 meters consists of 163 floors and rushed to the clouds sharp spire. The official opening of the skyscraper took place in 2010, January 4, accompanied by grandiose light show.
Earlier record height among the buildings belonged to the Warsaw radio tower (646,38 meters) that Continue reading