Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan has a lot of money, and wants the whole world to know it. To that end, he hired workers to write his name in the sand. “HAMAD” is written giant letters to form a mile-wide name on Futaisi, an island that he owns.
Forbes shows a re-oriented version of the picture, but, unfortunately, it looks a bit different in real life. We almost don’t have the heart to tell Hamad that his workers wrote “HAMAD” upside-down.
Below is the image exactly as it appears on Google Maps, and not inverted.
See, we view maps with north pointing up, and lettering oriented the same way. Another sheikh should carve Trollface on the opposite shore. The alternative would be to spend all that money on something useful.
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Thanks to the analytics, here are the 15 most viewed autocorrect fails sent in to Damn You Autocorrect since the site launch. Can you can guess what the #1 most popular submission has been so far?
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If you go to the official Apple website and look up its retail stores in China, you’ll get four results: Sanlitun, Pudong, Xidan Joy City, and Hong Kong. However, if you’re strolling down the streets of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province in China’s remote southwest corner, you might think Apple forgot to list its fifth location.
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So now here are photographs of Plesetsk cosmodrome where rocket “Soyuz-U” was launched. This city has a second name, it is written on all the souvenir mugs and key chains sold in the city, but that can not be said aloud. :-)
Read more: Preparations To The Launching Of Soyuz-U (34 pics)
Yesterday during parliamentary hearing of News of The World newspaper case in UK a plate with shaving foam was thrown at Rupert Murdoch. The attacker called him “greedy millionaire” and threw the plate. It hit media magnate’s face, but caused no injuries. This is not the first time of such an assault. There are dozens, may be even hundreds, of the assaults at politicians with “weapons” like eggs or cream pies. Let’s recollect some of such incidents.
Read more: Famous people being pelted with eggs, custard pies and shaving foam (25 pics)
Puzzlewood – even the name conjures up images of ancient ents, elves, wizards and hobbits. You could easily be forgiven for thinking that you were lost somewhere in Middle-earth.
Indeed John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was fascinated by the place and it is said to be a major stimulus for the imagination of the man who brought us Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf.
Read more: The Magic Of Puzzlewood (21 pics)
Actually I would have breakfast like this. I like this kind of food. But you should not eat a lot of, it is very bad for you. Eat healthy food. Bon appetite.
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July, 17 while Formula 1 was proudly held in the center of Moscow , in suburban Lytkino equestrian sport club “Sozidatel” was modestly hosting a trick riding competition of least well-known vehicles – horses. Trick riding is a form of horse riding stunts, such as the rider standing upright on a galloping horse. Other stunts might include hanging upside down off of the side of the horse while attached to a strap or jumping on and off a galloping horse.
Read more: Trick Riding Competition In Russia (34 pics)
Africans were among over 200 certified scuba divers who attended the wedding of two shark maniacs in Cancun, Mexico on July, 18. The couple exchanged vows 16 feet under water, in order to raise awareness to the plight of endangered sharks.
Read more: Underwater Wedding In Mexico (7 pics)