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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A house on Baldwin Street in New Zealandwin Road Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, is officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s steepest residential

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