It was the last one of the litter to be born, and was not expected to survive, but it did.
This is thought to be the world’s tiniest puppy dog, and as you can see it fits snugly into a paper cup. It’s name is Beyonce.
It may look like a nice, starry night scene, but these celestial bodies are much closer than regular stars.
From left to right they are Jupiter, Venus and the Moon in almost perfect alignment. Of course they are not really in a straight line, but it appears that way to us.
So, not a starry night, more like a planety night.
Actually it’s not new, but newly authenticated. This Van Gogh painting was recently confirmed as a real Van Gogh. There was a lot of doubt at first, but on close inspection a painting was found under this one which could be comfortably attributed to Vincent Van Gogh.
For over a century the state of Texas was the largest in the United States, until Alaska became a state.
Now Texas is the second largest and second most populous state in the USA.
I’ve never been to Sumgait, Azerbaijan, and I have never seen the Caspian Sea, but if this is the kind of sunset one can see, then that would be enough for me.
There are tall trees, there are taller trees and there are the tallest trees, and these are the Giant Redwood trees of California, also known as sequoia trees. Some are over 100m in height.
In St Malo in northwestern France can be found Mont St Michel. It has been called the beautiful castle in the world, and I am not going to disagree.
Rio de Janeiro, the former capital city of Brazil has one of the most breathtaking harbors in the world, and it is no less impressive when viewed from directly above.
This is the building known as the Shard, and below is the definition of the word shard.
shard [ʃɑːd], sherd
1. a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
2. (Zoology) a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle.
The Shard, which is in the centre of London at over 300m is now the tallest building in Europe. However it is dwarfed by buildings in America, the Far East and the Middle East. I guess its name is apt.
The highest point on this planet, Mt Everest on the border of Nepal and China rises to a height of 8,848m (though this is disputed).