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The Crannog of Loch Tay

Posted on 31 October 2011 in: Featured Articles, Places

The definition of a crannog has to be “artificial island, usually built in lakes, rivers and estuarine waters”. They have been variously interpreted as free-standing wooden structures, as at Loch Tay. The word “crannog” is from Old Irish and means young tree. They were made to protect the more wealthy families of a population. Scotland […]

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Huge Spider Webs Around Trees In Pakistan

Posted on 11 May 2011 in: Featured Articles, WTF

The flooding in parts of Pakistan has left several traces. Among them is a rather unusual one. If you look at some trees in Pakistan you can see massive webs around them. That is because the spiders had to escape up to the top of the trees when the water surrounded them. They have stayed […]

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