by Globetrotter on 17 December 2007EN
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The world's oldest trees - and the oldest living organism currently known - are about 4,800 years old. They are located in "the Forest of Ancients" in the White Mountains in California.
Silicon Valley based companies Some notable high technology companies headquartered in the so called "Silicon Valley" in California: Google, Yahoo!, Apple, Pixar, Intel, Mozilla, Cisco etc. Apple Inc. headquarters Apple's Corporate headquarters (Apple Campus) are located in the "Silicon Valley" Cupertino, California. Facebook Campus The new Facebook headquarters, formerly home to Sun Microsystems, are located in Menlo Park, California. Mozilla headquarters The new headquarters of the Mozilla Foundation are located in Mountain View, California. Google Inc. headquarters The Google Inc. headquarters (Googleplex) are located in Mountain View, California. The world's largest moose Aka "The Trojan Moose" is a plan to build a restaurant, concert hall and conference center inside a wooden moose. It is located in Sweden on top of Vithatten mountain. Intel Corporation headquarters The Intel headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. Intel was founded in 1968 and is the world's largest manufacturer of microprocessors. Readymix Logo in Australia The diamond shape "Readymix Logo" with a size of 3.2km x 1.6km was carved into the ground by Allan Hoare in 1965. It was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest letters. Readymix is a company that was founded in Sydney in 1939. Vienna Recordia 2008 Auf der Kaiserwiese im Wiener Prater findet am 28. September 2008 wieder die "weltweit größte Weltrekordjagd" statt. Jeder, der einen bestehenden Rekord brechen oder einen neuen aufstellen möchte, kann teilnehmen. Unter www.viennarecordia.at kann man die Ideen anmelden. The world's largest airplane The Antonov An-225 Mriya was produced in 1988 and this airplane at the Gostomel Airport in Ukraine is the only exemplar that exists so far. Blue Whale Skeleton Skeleton of a Blue Whale at Seymor Center (Long Marine Laboratory) in Santa Cruz, California. Domino Day 2008 The Domino Day is an annual world record attempt for the highest number of falling domino stones. The first event was held in 1998. In 2008 (10th anniversary) the Domino Day takes place in Leeuwarden on November 14. Yahoo! headquarters The headquarters of Yahoo! Inc. are located in Sunnyville, California. The Oscars 2009 81st Annual Academy Awards on Sunday February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre/Hollywood Boulevard. Location of Iron Man's virtual house The virtual house from the Iron Man movies is located at Point Dume in Malibu, California. Unfortunately it doesn't exist in reality! Firefox Download Day 2008 Help the Mozilla Foundation break a new Guinness World Record for the most downloaded software in 24h. Get the new Firefox 3 on June 17, 2008 @ 17:00 UTC. Google Earth 5.0 - Launch Event Google Earth 5.0 - Launch Event at the California Academy of Sciences on 2 February 2009. This event announced the new features of Google Earth 5.0 including Google Ocean, touring, historical imagery etc. Tesla Worldwide Offices Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Compass rose at the Edwards Air Force Base At the Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave desert near Lancaster/California you can find the world's largest "Compass rose" on the ground of the dry lake. It marks the longest runway in the world at 7.5 miles. YouTube headquarters The YouTube LLC headquarters are located in San Bruno, California. YouTube was founded in February 2005.