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Sheep Moving In To “Hobbiton”

Posted on 07 December 2010 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

Hobbiton is known as the little village in the Lord of the rings trilogy, where the Hobbits are living in small houses. In real life that place is called Matamata and is located in New Zealand. After shooting the movie, the little village became a tourist attraction, and the reason for that is not only […]

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Meet the Thermometer Man

Posted on 10 September 2010 in: Featured Articles, People Oddity

Thermometer Man is the perfect name for the 83-year-old Richard T. Porter. He has the biggest collection of thermometers, almost 5000 in different shapes and sizes. Before losing his daughter to a brain tumor he promised her to do something with his collection, and therefore he opened The Porter Thermometer Museum in the small village […]

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The Moeraki Boulders – Almost Perfectly Shaped Natural Stone Spheres

Posted on 30 May 2010 in: Featured Articles, Places

The Moeraki Boulders are amazing stone spheres and they remind me a lot on those mysterious spheres which can be found in South America or some European countries. Unlike the mysterious spheres from South America for which archaeologists do not have reasonable explanation, those are something different. Those spherical boulders are formed in sea floor […]

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Champagne Pool – An Exciting Geothermal Spring in New Zealand

Posted on 10 May 2010 in: Featured Articles, Places

Champagne Pool is unusual geothermal spring which makes this place look like it is huge champagne pool indeed, because of a lot of CO2 bubbles which are coming from water. This natural feature is about thousand years old and it was formed by hydrothermal eruption. The Champagne Pool is about 60 meters deep and its […]

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The Hobbit Motel

Posted on 08 January 2010 in: Featured Articles, Places

The Hobbit Motel is a brilliant motel made with a creative bent. Located at Woodlyn Park in Waiton, the motel has a warm and homely feel. The world’s first hobbit Motel started as the only motel with a U –Drive Jet course. Later Billy Blacks Kiwi Cultural show attracted and amazed people from all around […]

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