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Scotland: Big Roman Week; Knights of Thistle; Doors Open Days; longest golf club; 4th Road Bridge 50th anniv; Sept2014 vote


*update 20 Sept 2014* National Geographic: BBC: Scotland's staying put
*update 14 Sept 2014* National Geographic: Scotland’s Independence Vote, Exploring the Country Behind the Clichés

Procession: Princess Anne and Prince William walk ahead of the Queen and Prince Philip at the service


If you ever wondered what the longest usable golf club looks like, now is your chance to catch a glimpse of it in action! Karsten Maas from Denmark has made a super-sized 4.37-m-long (14-ft 5-in) club and has used it to achieve a drives of over 165 metres.


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Yao Ming stands tall for Elephants: "Say No To Ivory"; trio - Prince William, David Beckham & Yao Ming - for Rhinos

Yao Ming: ‘Say No to Ivory’


Prince William, David Beckham and Yao Ming for WildAid

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham, and Yao Ming team up in new WildAid PSA
The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham, and Yao Ming are speaking out to protect rhinos for future generations in this WildAid message. The trio met in London in September 2013 to film two messages that began airing globally, with targeted outreach in China and Vietnam, beginning in January 2014 as part of WildAid's demand reduction campaign and the Royal Foundation's United for Wildlife Collaboration.


“'The End of the Wild' aired last week in China, and it airs on Animal Planet this Autumn. Yao Ming is an incredible ambassador for +WildAid & also now for United for Wildlife!”

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Yao Ming: "Say No To Ivory"
To better understand what’s happening to these species as a result of Asian demand for ivory and rhino horn, Yao Ming traveled to Africa for the first time to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most majestic species - the elephant and the rhino.  read more »

Photos: modern cruiseship vs Titanic; truck stuck under bridge; wrangle mammoth alligator; how fish get bigger and bigger?


Titanic compared with modern day cruise ships


Tourists offered boat tours to see the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner


Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator


roof torn off truck as driver attempts to fit under bridge in Melbourne

"No You Can’t"

How safe is it?


Eagle Scout catches huge 335-pound halibut, leads derby


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Photos: Emma Thompson in Arctic; tortoise oldest animal, a well respected resident; dolphins at world's top surfing competitions



Emma Thompson and daughter join Greenpeace ship on voyage to protect the Arctic. (Credit: Emma Thompson Fans / savethearctic.org / GreenPeace)



Meet Jonathan the Tortoise, the Oldest Animal in the World (182) (Credit: negreenplanet.org / seychellesnewsagency.com / puravidasail.com)


Octopus sets record for motherly care: deep-sea octopus broods eggs for over four years - longer than any known animal (Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)



Surf's up! Playful dolphins put pros to shame as they ride the waves during prestigious surfing competition in South Africa (Credit: Stan Blumberg / Barcroft Media, Mail Online)

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Super-moon ("perigee moon"), first of three expected in summer 2014, rising this moment, visible in the sky overnight


Super Moon rises over the hills tonight near Los Angeles. (Credit: Craig DeMartini)


The supermoon captured over Mount Rainier. (Credit: Tommy McPharlin)



A bright light will soon be visible in the sky as "Supermoon" begins rising. (Credit: TKTLA)


The first spectacular "supermoon" of the summer peaks this Saturday. (Credit: Huffington Post)


A supermoon rises behind the scaffolding-wrapped Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013. (Credit: NASA)

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Spectacular ‘Supermoon’ Visible in the Sky Overnight
The moon will seem a little bit bigger and brighter Saturday morning when a “supermoon” — the first of an expected three this summer — will be visible, according to NASA. The occurrence, also called a “perigee moon,” takes place when the moon becomes full at the point of orbit when it’s closet to earth, making the moon “seem extra big and bright,” NASA reported on its website.  read more »

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