Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
For Sale: The Only Desert in Britain...

(Photo: Peter Corbett)There's a spit of land in Kent jutting out into the English Channel. It's so dry that the British government refers to it as the nation's only desert. This is Dungeness and it can be yours--for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/For-Sale-The-Only-Desert-in-Britain/
The 11 Strangest Public Clocks in the World...

(Photo: Muratatis)Believe it or not, the object in this photo is a clock. It's called the Mengenlehreur and can be found in Berlin. The yellow light at the top blinks, showing the seconds. The top row shows the hours. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/08/The-11-Strangest-Public-Clocks-in-the-World/
Siwash, The Duck Who Fought with the Marines during World War II...

(Photo: Lt. Col. Presley M. Rixey)Siwash, a duck, was the mascot of the First Battalion of the Tenth Marine Regiment and later the entire Second Marine Division during World War II. He went ashore with the Marines at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Siwash-The-Duck-Who-Fought-with-the-Marines-during-World-War-II/
The 20 Strangest Waterfalls in the World...

(Photo: Chung Hu)Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, California is unlike any other in the world. Due to its location, direction, and shape, at a particular moment each year, it will appear to glow. Sunlight hits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/The-20-Strangest-Waterfalls-in-the-World/
150 Years Ago Today: The First Juneteenth...

(Photo via Pairie View A&M University)Today, J...  ...ollection. Web. 6 June 2015.---. Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State. New York: Oxford Universi...  ...quo;Juneteenth: Independence Day.” American History . 49.2 (2014): 40. History Study Center. Web....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/19/150-Years-Ago-Today-The-First-Juneteenth/
Los Teñideros--A Chemical Reaction Where Two Rivers Meet...

(Photo: José David Leiva)Two streams in Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica merge to form the Rio Celeste. One of them has large quantities of sulfur and calcium carbonate, which gives the river a beautifu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/02/Los-Tenideros-A-Chemical-Reaction-Where-Two-Rivers-Meet/
The Forbidden Zone: 65 Square Miles of France Still Uninhabitable after World War I...

(Photo: Camille)The Battle of Verdun consumed most of 1916. Over 10 months, 300,000 Frenchmen and Germans died. Another 750,000 were wounded. There was a constant monsoon of artillery shells. It permanently changed the l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/31/The-Forbidden-Zone-65-Square-Miles-of-France-Still-Uninhabitable-after-World-War-I/
This 3-Cent Bill Is Legal Tender in the United States...

(Photo: US Post Office)In a fascinating article at io9, Esther Ingils-Arkell tells us about United States fractional currency. During the American Civil War, the Trent Affair almost drew the UK into declaring war on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/14/This-3-Cent-Bill-Is-Legal-Tender-in-the-United-States/
13 Presidential Palaces around the World...

(Photo: Brian Barbutti)The United States has the White House and Argentina has the Pink House. That's what the presidential palace in Buenos Aires is called--the Casa Rosada. The color comes from a traditional blending o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/28/13-Presidential-Palaces-around-the-World/




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