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Socotra, also spelled Soqotra, is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean.
The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. It lies some 240 kilometres (150 mi) east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres south of the Arabian Peninsula. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth. The island measures 132 kilometres in length and 49.7 kilometres in width. Socotra is part of the Republic of Yemen.
Verbalisti predstavljaju: “Vanzemaljsko” ostrvo Sokotra
Na planeti postoji ostrvo poznato i kao dragulj Arapskog mora. Oni koji su ga posetili kažu da je to jedno od najčudesnijih i najfascinantnijih mesta na zemlji. U današnjoj emisiji vodimo vas do ovog čarobnog mesta satkanog od neverovane flore i faune.
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In California’s Yosemite National Park, a new breed of daredevil climbers practice the sport of free soloing — rock climbing without a rope and relying solely on hands and feet wedged into the cracks to ascend the park’s massive granite obelisks.
Fine line between life and death
The slackline walker – who is also a rock climber – Dean Potter carried out death-defying stunts at Yosemite National Park last year. The specially-designed rope is known as a ‘slackline’ and is considered to be more challenging than a conventional tightrope as the line is not completely taut, therefore susceptible to bouncing and stretching.
Eighties stars Tony Hadley and Magic Presenter Kim Wilde sang their way into the record books today after performing the highest ever concert together on a jumbo jet plus the highest Harlam Shake. The Spandau Ballet star and the Kids in America singer put on an acoustic show for 128 passengers on a Boeing 767 aircraft at 43,000 feet (13,000 metres) for Comic Relief. The duo, who were joined by fellow 1980s acts Bananarama and Go West, beat the previous world record of 42,080 feet (12,825 metres) held by singer James Blunt.
Can You Spot What’s Different In The 2013 Pirelli Calendar?
The use of models as a door to reality rather than superficiality.
Conscientious models, street art, favelas and urban nature are the protagonists of the 2013 Pirelli Calendar, shot by war photographer Steve McCurry.
The Pirelli calendar is famous for a few things. It is populated by the world’s most gorgeous women, unencumbered by clothing, and its distribution is so limited that, statistically, you have probably never seen one in person. Under photographer Stephen McCurry, the 2013 calendar features all fully clothed models set against the backdrop of Brazil. Breaking even further from tradition, some of this year’s models were chosen as much for social good deeds as their looks. The Brazilian actress Sonia Braga makes an appearance, even though she is in her early 60s, and Adriana Lima has the distinction of being the first-ever visibly pregnant Pirelli Calendar model.
VISIT BRITAIN – YOU ARE INVITED!
VisitBritain has launched its latest TV commercials featuring celebrities encouraging people to visit the UK. Discover why Dame Judi Dench loves Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and the place where Henry VIII first wooed the doomed queen.