Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya) is an uninhabited subantarctic volcanic island and dependency of Norway located in the South Atlantic Ocean.
It is the most remote island in the world, approximately 2,200 kilometres south-southwest of the coast of South Africa. After a dispute with the United Kingdom, it was declared a Norwegian dependency in 1930.
Unlike Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land, which are subject to the Antarctic Treaty System, Bouvetøya is not disputed. The dependency status entails that the island is not part of the Kingdom of Norway, but is still under Norwegian sovereignty.
The harsh climate and ice-bound terrain limits vegetation to fungi (ascomycetes including lichens) and non-vascular plants (mosses and liverworts).
It’s usually a two step process. First you compute how much light the faces of an object are receiving. This depends on their orientation towards the light source. If you hold a piece of cardboard in front of a lightbulb, the front side will be illuminated and the backside will be dark. If you turn it sideways, both sides will be somewhat illuminated.
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The Battle for Castle Itter, the Austrian village of Itter in the North Tyrol, was fought in the final days of World War II in Europe, five days after the death of Adolf Hitler.
Troops of the 23rd Tank Battalion of the US 12th Armored Division led by Lieutenant John C. “Jack” Lee, Jr., anti-Nazi German Army soldiers, and imprisoned French VIPs defended the castle against a small force from the 17th Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadier Division.
The French prisoners included former prime ministers, generals, and a tennis star. It may have been the only battle in the war in which Americans and Germans fought as allies. Popular accounts of the battle have called it the “strangest” battle of World War II.