Staff at BuzzFeed’s UK offices were asked to describe each state in the grand US of A. Here’s what they said. We’re sure you have more to offer than light inbreeding and hillbillies, West Virginia.
Tokyo New York City With pedestrian traffic so massive that it could make an agoraphobic break out in hives, the cities of New York and Tokyo (ringing in at 8.3 and 13.2…
Jeeze, Illinois. You’re thirsty.
Making use of the very strait that many believe to have allowed for the human migration from Asia to the Americas some 20,000 years ago, various organizations have motioned to unite Russia and the United States via a Bering Strait railroad. The proposed crossing has been dubbed everything from “The Intercontinental Peace Bridge” to the “TKM-World Link” to the “AmerAsian Peace Tunnel”, and in 2007 Russian government officials stated that they would put forth $65 billion to build the tunnel.
However, given the strait’s proximity to the Arctic Circle and its volatile conditions, construction would likely take longer than ideal, and the finished product would deteriorate at a quicker–and therefore more expensive–rate than normal.
Most prominently found in Namibia, fairy circles are natural ‘bald spots’ whose formation is rather contentious. Some think that it’s the work of the sand termite, while others speculate that it is–as you might imagine–the work of aliens.