Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
The Baobab Prison Trees of Australia...

(Photo: Marie-Louise Klaus)This is a baobab tree near Wyndham, Western Australia. Like most baobabs, it has an enormous trunk. What makes it unusual is that it has a hollow center. It's a little living cave.This proved h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/The-Baobab-Prison-Trees-of-Australia/
1868: US Considers Buying Iceland and Greenland...

(Photo: Kmusser)In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia, largely at the impetus of Secretary of State William Seward. It was a huge acquisition, but Seward wasn't done. He also considered buying Iceland a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/05/1868-US-Considers-Buying-Iceland-and-Greenland/
This Soccer Stadium Sits Precisely on the Equator...

(Photo: Fabián Berrío)It's called the Zerão or zero stadium. This soccer stadium is on the equator, so the name is a reference to zero degrees of latitude. One goal is in the northern hemisphere and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/06/This-Soccer-Stadium-Sits-Precisely-on-the-Equator/
In Texas, There's Statue of Jesus in Cowboy Boots...

(Photo: Library of Congress)Why? Because Texas is awesome, that's why. And here's further evidence: go to the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, Texas. There you will find the grave of Willet Babcock (1821-1881), a wealthy res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/30/In-Texas-Theres-Statue-of-Jesus-in-Cowboy-Boots/
How the Tank Got Its Name...

(Photo: Mark Holloway)During World War I, warring...  ...he battlefield. They were mobile water tanks. The History Channel (auto-start video) explains:To keep the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/How-the-Tank-Got-Its-Name/
Out: The Czech Republic. In: Czechia....

(Image: Vardion)At the end of World War I, the Czech and Slovak regions of the Austo-Hungarian Empire formed the state of Czechoslovakia. When the pair split in 1993, the Czech state became known in English as the Czech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/18/Out-The-Czech-Republic-In-Czechia/
Would You Like to Pay Your Rent with a Single Peppercorn?...

(Photo: Go to Bermuda)That's what the Freemasons in Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory, do. In 1816, the Crown leased to the local chapter of the Freemasons a fine old building from 1620 called the Old State House. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/15/Would-You-Like-to-Pay-Your-Rent-with-a-Single-Peppercorn/
A Dragonfly Helmet from 17th Century Japan...

(Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Arts)In the battlefields of Edo Japan, it was necessary for warlords to mark their identity so that their troops would be able to locate them. Elaborate helmets were often the solution to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/A-Dragonfly-Helmet-from-17th-Century-Japan/
Bullet Found in the Desert Verifies a Tale of Lawrence of Arabia...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR3FPplcJGg](Video Link)During World War I, British Army officer T.E. Lawrence helped lead an Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. After the war, he wrote about his extraordinary explo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/10/Bullet-Found-in-the-Desert-Verifies-a-Tale-of-Lawrence-of-Arabia/
Proposal: Canada Should Annex Several Caribbean Islands...

(Image: Laris Karklis/Washington Post)The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of two clusters of small islands with a total land area of 366 square miles. They were a part of British Jamaica until 1962, when that nation gai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/10/Proposal-Canada-Should-Annex-Several-Caribbean-Islands/




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