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9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree

The world’s oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, continues to grow in Sweden. Discovered in 2004 by Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University, the age of the tree was determined using carbon-14 dating. “During the ice age sea level was 120 meters lower than today and much of what is now the

Before and After ISIS: Heartbreaking Photos Of Destroyed Historical Monuments In Syria

A year after it was taken by ISIS, the Syrian city of Palmyra was recently retaken Syrian forces backed by Russian airstrikes. Previously home to many of the world’s most treasured historical sites, many artifacts were destroyed by the Islamist forces in an anti iconoclastic purge. Now, Joseph Eid, a photographer for AFP news agency who took photos of the site just two years ago, has posted befo

How to build a 14×14 solar cabin

This is a general overview of how I built my 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit my website: http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com

Amazing House!

I only bought one house in my life and even though it was an amazing experience, there were moments that were dull. You know, the Realtor was tired so they would give you boring tours around houses that you know you couldn’t afford and ended up being a waste of time. I wish my Realtor would have done what this Dutch company does! In order to get some local buzz on a house — they added a rol

Clingmans Dome – Highpoint of the Great Smoky Mountains

© Great Smoky Mountains Association 2012. Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the third highest point in the east of the Mississippi, and provides one of the most scenic viewpoints in the United States. This video takes you on a journey through one of the most interesting mountain ecosystems in the country. Feel free to embed or link to our videos

This Family Built The Most INSANE Thing In Their Backyard. Can You Believe This?

A gorgeous backyard playground with five waterfalls, a 300-foot lazy river and a hidden cave? Yes, please. No, really. This actually exists, and you can build one in your very own back yard. It’s called ‘The Ultimate Backyard Escape’ and it’s amazing. This one you’re about to see, located in Utah on a European-style estate and built for a whopping two million dollars, is a 360,000 g

Incredible Video Shows Volcanic Eruption in Papua New Guinea

A video captured by an Australian couple shows the destructive power of a volcanic eruption. Mount Tarvurvur located in Papua New Guinea erupted on August 29. The event sent plumes of debris and ash thousands of feet into the sky. The volcano continued to erupt for several days afterwards The Australian couple, Linda and Philip McNamara, were on a boat nearby when it erupted again. The vid

How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

A snake-like trickle of water flows underneath Lake Oroville’s Enterprise Bridge — just one striking example of how much California’s chronic drought is affecting the state’s lakes and reservoirs. Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas in Butte County, Lake Oroville is one of the largest reservoirs in California, second only to Shasta Lake. After enduring three straight years of d

Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs

Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs Not just pretty: chemical compounds in Beautyberry leaves are natural insect repellents. PHOTO: DEREK RAMSEY Warm weather brings out the big three of biting bugs: mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, deer ticks that carry Lyme disease and, in warm climates, fire ants that can quickly take over your yard. Instead of using to

888,246 Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers of WWI

It’s paint, it’s blood, it’s poppy flowers! On August 5th, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the First World War, the Tower of London has something truly incredible planned. Thanks to designers Tom Piper and Paul Cummins, the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” demonstration will be breathtaking on multiple levels. 888,246 poppies to be exact, will be perfectly displayed aroun

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