Fresh from its victory against the British in the War of 1812, the United States was eager to secure its northern border. Lake Champlain had been the entry point for several British […]
The Kit Kat candy bar was introduced to the public in 1935 and has been a favorite of chocolate lovers ever since. It is distributed in the United States by the Hershey […]
The majestic image of the Statue of Liberty is so firmly connected with the United States that it is hard to imagine it being anywhere else. In fact, the USA received Lady […]
Aside from the monarchy, one would be hard-pressed to think of anything more iconically British than the clock in the Elizabeth Tower of Westminster Palace. Its massive bell, Big Ben, has been […]
If you are looking to own your own tropical island, you can expect to pay a lot of money, or your can do what Richard Sowa did: build your own.
There is more to Kansas City, Missouri than what you see on the surface. In fact, 10% of its industrial real estate is underground.
When your “quiet place” isn’t quiet enough, what do you do? For Microsoft the answer was obvious: they built their own. Located in Building 87 of Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus is […]
They say home is wherever you hang your hat. If you are the Sultan of Brunei, your home has enough space to hang the hats of a sizeable percentage of the human […]
Fans of BBC’s Doctor Who might think they have encountered earth’s answer to the Singing Towers of Darillium when they visit Lancashire in the United Kingdom. Unlike that fictional place, where the Doctor and […]
As President Harry Truman’s daughter, Margaret, played the piano one day, she was startled as one leg of the piano suddenly dropped through the floor of the White House residential level. Engineers […]
President Calvin Coolidge was forced to move out of the White House in 1927 for six months so extensive remodeling and repairs could take place. In the course of the repairs, the […]
The oldest bridge in Paris, France is Pont Neuf. The name means “New Bridge.”
The world’s largest dam isn’t man made; it was built by beavers and is still under construction. Located in Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, Canada, beavers began constructing their dam in […]
President Andrew Jackson’s relationship with Congress was not always cordial. In fact, it was often outright combative, and he disliked being reminded of that every time he glanced in the direction of […]
In the entire state of Wyoming, there are only two escalators. Both of them are in banks in the city of Casper. source