The Most Confusing Traffic Junction

The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England, constructed in 1972, is the most brilliant and at the same time, the most confusing roundabout ever built. The roundabout consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle!

All they did was combine two roundabouts in one – the first roundabout sends traffic rotating clockwise and the second roundabout, which revolves inside the first, sends traffic anti-clockwise. Vehicles can enter or exit the inner roundabout using any of the five mini roundabouts placed at appropriate positions. The Magic Roundabout is so efficient that the average Swindonian can find his or her passage through one of the town’s busiest junctions with ease even at peak times. Forty years on, the Magic Roundabout still works, despite ever-increasing volumes of traffic.

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1500 year old Hanging Temple

The Hanging Temple is built into a cliff (75 m or 246 ft above the ground) in Shanxi province, China.  The structure is kept in place with oak crossbeams fitted into holes chiseled into the cliffs. The main supportive structure was hidden inside the bedrock.  The temple was build to avoid flood, and use the mountain as protection from rain, snow and sunshine.

Usher, Shakira shake up judging panel on The Voice

R&B star Usher and Colombian singer Shakira will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the fourth season next year of NBC’s hit singing contest The Voice, the network said Monday.

The changes in the celebrity judge line-up will allow Aguilera and Green to work on new projects.

Aguilera is releasing a new album in November and going on tour, while Green is developing a scripted comedy series for NBC based on his life, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.

Judge-mentors Adam Levine, frontman of pop group Maroon 5, and country singer Blake Shelton will stay in place for season four, which starts in the spring of 2013.

Read more: Vancouver Sun

StudyinBC Contest

StudyinBC* is launching its first ever StudyinBC Contest*, where you get the chance to share how you study, play and have fun in British Columbia!

The way it works is simple! When you submit a piece of content your name is entered into a draw to win one of three grand prizes.

The more content you submit, the greater chances you have to win a prize! So what are you waiting for?! Students can submit as many entries as they like. There are no restrictions as to how many submissions a student can submit per day. So long as it follows the contest rules, all is fair.

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