The Isle of Man is located exactly half way between England and Ireland.<br />
Legend tells that the Island was made by two giants fighting . <br />One in England the other in Ireland, the giants threw small boulders until one lost his temper and grabbed a mountain and hurled it. <br />The mountain landed in the middle of the sea, this is now the Isle of man.<br />
In actual fact the island is the top of an undersea volcano, that lays dormant.<br />
The island is 15 miles wide and 30 long.<br />The island is 90% uninhabited<br />With the 80 thousand inhabitants living around the coast<br />
Because of its seclusion over the years, the isle of man has unique culture and animals.<br />Manx Sheep<br />Manx Bobtail<br />
Douglas is the capital of the island.<br />And the starting point of the Tourist Trophy motorcycle race.<br />
The TT or Tourist Trophy is the largest road race in the world.<br />Motorcycles and sidecars of all sizes are raced.<br />
During the races people and promotional crews from all over the world flock to the Island.<br />The population doubles with motorcycle fanatics during the races.<br />
Races are held on the main roads around the coast and through the housing areas.<br />
Because the race is held in the streets, the TT is the most dangerous race in the world.<br />
My uncle was one of the people who crashed in the race.<br />
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