A tunnel build on stone cliff with bare hand by 13 Chinese villagers

A village named Guoliang in China is located on the top of a mountain of stone and steep cliffs at an altitude of 1,700 meters. For more than 600 years, the villagers had been using an almost-vertical stair with 720 steps to get in and out of the village. Video report: Five years ago, the…

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Calgary leads in median income, followed by Edmonton and Ottawa

According to the data derived from 2008 personal income-tax returns, Statistics Canada has found that Calgary led other metropolitan areas in median-family income. Calgary was followed by Edmonton and Ottawa-Gatineau. Calgary families earned $91,570 in 2008, well above the Canadian average of $68,860. Edmonton followed with family income of $88,190, and Ottawa-Gatineau was third with…

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Winter storm at April end

Yes, it is April 29, 2010, and we still have winter in Calgary with ‘Winter Storm Warning’ still in effect. Wasn’t it supposed to be the warmest year for some time? When you go out, it seems, the reported ‘Wind Chill’ is a bit on the higher side. Some photos of the spring buds follow:

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Fastest train in the world

The fastest commercial train in the world is now operational in China running at a maximum speed of 394 kilometers per hour (km/hr) in a trail run. The train link connects two cities, Guangzhou in South to Wuhan in central China, and will travel at an average speed of 350km/hr (217mph). The 1,068 km distance…

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Go Norway, UN index rates best life in the western Scandinavia

When it comes to the quality of life, Norway enjoys the world’s highest ranking country according to a United Nations agency. The annual Human Development Index prepared by the UN Development Program found that the country with the worst quality of life is Niger with life expectancy of just over 50 years. The Index was…

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