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Interesting Facts About the Desert

Deserts are locations that receive very little rainfall throughout the year.  Due to such conditions, animal and plant life is inhibited. About a third of the world’s land surface is either arid or semi-arid.  There are different types of deserts and they …

What Country Does Karaoke Come From?

Ever wonder how the idea started of singing along with background music into a microphone? People have always sung along to their favorite records and radio songs but the first person to enable others to sing along to prerecorded music was drummer …

How Many Countries Are There in Africa?

Africa is the world’s second largest continent in terms of both land surface area and population after Asia with 54 countries. These countries are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Republic of …

Top 10 Poorest Countries in the World

Poverty today is a very real deterrent to the growth, health, and education of many populaces in numerous different countries. Although there is a myriad of reasons for poverty within a country, the general international measure of poverty is the Gross Domestic …

What Countries are in Europe?

Europe is the world’s third most populous continent after Asia and Africa with an estimated 11% of the world’s population. There are approximately 51 countries in Europe and the continent has a land surface area of 10,180,000 square kilometres. Despite the many …

Fun Facts About Canada

When you hear the word Canada, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hockey? Tim Horton? The maple leaf? Moose? Well Canada has that and much much more. Here are a few fun facts about Canada that you may not have …

Fun Facts About Paris

Paris is certainly a great place to visit. It has so much history and the monuments there are not to be missed either. What a lot of people don’t know is that Paris is also home to some of the zaniest facts …

Things to See in London

Cosmopolitan and at the same time provincial, ultra-modern and simultaneously old-fashioned, London England has consistently ranked among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. For that reason, it comes as no surprise that MasterCard – in 2014-2015 – ranked it as …

Facts About the Statue of Liberty

In 1885 the French frigate “Isere” arrived in New York Harbor carrying perhaps the most famous immigrant ever to take up residence in the United States. Since then she has silently stood watch over those shores and been as much a part …

Interesting Facts About California

California is ranked among the biggest states in the United States, occupying as much as 70% of the US West Coast. It’s probably the state showing the widest variance when it comes to geography and climatic conditions, as it encompasses lots of …

Absolute Bella Facts About Rome

Rome has many names, such as “The Forever City” but as the romantic’s and the hedonist’s favourite city, it must have a lot to offer, and it sure does. Many people already know a lot about Rome, but here is a bit …

History of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower isn’t just a beautiful backdrop for romantic photos and second honeymoons. It has certainly become that over the years, but it started out as the entrance to the World’s Fair in 1889 and was supposed to be torn down …

Facts About the London Eye

It is quite rare for a modern structure to quickly assert itself as one of the most prominent landmarks of a country – but that’s just what the London Eye has done. Considering it was constructed less than 20 years ago for …

History of Route 66

Route 66, also known as Mother Road or the Main Street of America is a road stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Established in November 1926, Route 66 was one of the main routes to take while travelling from the …
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