Why is the United States capital in the District of Columbia, and how did the district get its name? On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress passed the Residence ...

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Anthony Remboldt/Wikimedia Sand dunes are usually associated with the desert, but there is one place far from the heat that has them, and of all places, it’s in Alaska. These ...

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In a tradition that dates back to the year 690, the Ise Jingu shrine in Japan is completely dismantled and rebuilt every 20 years as part of the Shinto belief ...

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The United States is not known for its diamond production, but one unlikely place produced the largest diamond ever found in the country. While the size of this diamond pales ...

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In 1958, real estate developer and sociology professor, Nat Mendelsohn, purchased 82,000 acres of the Mojave Desert. At the time, real estate was hard to come by at an affordable ...

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Nekonomist/flickr Derby Line, Vermont, is located in a geographically interesting part of the country. The incorporated village in the town of Derby lies directly on the Canadian border. What is ...

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Hans Island is nothing but a barren piece of rock with an area of only one-half square mile. It sits in the north Arctic in the Kennedy Channel between the ...

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The building at 77 Water Street in New York City could be mistaken for just another office tower in the city, but it has something other buildings don’t. A World ...

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Rama/Wikimedia It was a story similar to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 out of Kuala Lampur on March 8, 2014, in that a huge piece of modern ...

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It can take years to build a multi-story building or skyscraper. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, took five years to build its ...

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It’s a question we often don’t think about, but we pass these things every day. It’s the eight-sided stop sign, the red sign with the white lettering that indicates that ...

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