Oasis of the Seas – the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ship – has a length of 360 meters and cost no less than 800 million pounds.
Building the ship with 16 passenger decks lasted almost 6 years, of which the highest is at 65 meters above sea level. The technical data of the Oasis of the Seas are absolutely amazing: the gigantic vessel – the largest in the world – is 360 meters long, 65 meters wide, has a 6296 passengers-guests capacity plus a crew of 2706 members.
The floating mammoth is divided into seven areas covering nearly all the entertainment needs someone may have on a holiday, from cinema and skiing, to opera, extreme sports, zoo or botanical garden and green spaces, leisure Central Park, the Boardwalk, Pool & Sports Zone, the Royal Promenade, Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
One of the many innovations of the Oasis of the Seas is Central Park – the world’s first floating park, with 12,175 plants from 93 different species, including 56 trees.
The picture of the largest snake ever captured, quickly made it around the world after a group of Chinese workers have posted the picture with the huge creatures on the internet. The same photo appeared initially on the first page of the People’s Daily newspaper, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China.
Witnesses say the gigantic boa is only one of the two found in a forest during works on a new road that had to cross the Guping town surroundings, in Jiangxi Province.
“During the excavations, one of the workers noticed a blood stain of considerable size, and after we kept digging, we discovered a dying snake of incredible size. At the same time, another giant boa snake appeared out of nowhere with his mouth wide open. I can only say to the driver remained paralyzed by fear, while his colleagues have fled to save their lives. When they returned, the driver of the excavator could not even stand up”, quoted from the original article.
More, the unfortunate driver was so shocked that he suffered a heart attack and died on way to hospital.
The dead snake measures almost 17 feet long and weighs about 300 kilograms. Experts biologists say such a monster must have been at least 140 years old.
Curious is that, shortly after Chinese officials agreed to publish the news, they denied their veracity, claiming that everything is a setup and that giant snakes were never before seen around town Guiping.
The 45.5 carat diamond-the size of a walnut will be exposed for several months on a miniature pedestal in Washington D.C..
Meanwhile, jewelers will create an ornament worthy to hold the diamond in it’s center. The Blue Diamond will be surrounded by white diamonds, to highlight his color.
Formed more than one billion years ago, the diamond has been found in India and is believed to have been part of the French crown jewels. Disappeared after the French Revolution, came into possession of jeweler Harry Winston, who donated to a museum in Washington in 1958.
Its blue color is given by Boron, a chemical element present within the diamond.
Legend has it that the diamond gate with it a curse, but the American museum director said he only brought luck to the institution.