Archive For The “Places” Category
FACT OF THE DAY: If you have a fear of spiders, your next move should be to move to the continent of Antarctica. Why? Because there are no spiders there. It is the ONLY continent where there are no spiders.
FACT OF THE DAY: What does the word ‘Canada’ mean? The word comes from the Native American Iroquoian word KANATA, which means settlement or village.
FACT OF THE DAY: In the late 1920s, Hawaii passed a ban on all billboard signs. When it joined the United States in 1959, it became the first US state to do so. Since then, Alaska, Maine, and Vermont have implemented the same ban.
FACT OF THE DAY: When one thinks of pyramids, usually the Egyptian pyramids are the first ones that come to mind. While Egypt may be home to the most known pyramids, they are not home to the most pyramids. Which country has the most pyramids? That honor and distinction goes to the country of Sudan, which has has over 250 pyramids.
FACT OF THE DAY: Currently there are over 300 cities throughout the world that boast a population of 1 million or more. The first city EVER to reach the 1 million mark was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.
FACT OF THE DAY: The State Hermitage Museum is a 22 km (about 13.5 miles) art museum located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It consists of five interconnected buildings and has a total of 1,057 rooms. It has been open to the public since 1852.
FACT OF THE DAY: Because one country just wasn’t enough, there is a two country golf club! Located in both Finland and Sweden, the Tornio Golf Club is quite the unique golfing experience. The course is divided in half with nine holes on each side. If that wasn’t enough, you can even golf in the snow during the winter months.
[Photo Source: https://www.hole19golf.com/finland/tornio-golf-oy]
FACT OF THE DAY: On March 30, 1867, the United States agreed to a deal with Russia. The Treaty of Russia was signed and made official. As part of this treaty, the US agreed to purchase the area known as Alaska for the price of $7.2 million.
FACT OF THE DAY: Once upon a time, about 80 million years ago or so, there was the continent of Zealandia. Located between the islands of New Zealand and New Caledonia (and neighboring Australia), this lost continent is now two-thirds of a mile under the sea. Scientists made a voyage the sunken city in 2017. They believe this lost continent could have served as a pathway for animals to travel from one continent to another.
FACT OF THE DAY: Cracker Barrel is the family friendly “Old Country Store” that originated in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1969. Every day seems to be a busy day there, but what is their busiest day of the year?
Not too surprisingly, Thanksgiving is their busiest day. Cracker Barrel estimates that they will serve over 645,000 lbs of turkey and over 7.75 million ounces of gravy this Thanksgiving holiday.