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The 10 Tallest Buildings In The World
The desire to soar among the clouds is a universal human trait that has decisively influenced some of our most outstanding achievements. Today, scaling a skyscraper is an experience akin to flying without wings. Feeling the wind blowing through your hair and touching clouds with your hands are everyday experiences atop these concrete behemoths.
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How Many New Species Are Discovered Every Year?
Our world is full of unique plants and animals. From tiny insects to millions of plants, birds, mammals, and reptiles, the earth is teeming with life. Despite our many scientists and biologists, there is still a lot about the world that we have yet to discover. Each year, a large number of species are discovered, named, reclassified, or categorized.
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Where Does The Sun Rise And Set?
As seasons change and the days go by, one phenomenon remains consistent: the sun’s rising and falling. As the Earth rotates, the sun rises in the east of the sky and sets in the west. The time in which it rises and sets depends on one’s geographic location. People in the Eastern hemisphere will experience the sun rising and setting before people in the Western hemisphere, which results in the world's differing time zones.
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How Hot Is The Sun?
The great ball of fire in the sky (or rather, plasma, to be exact) holds the solar system together and provides the heat, energy, and illumination necessary to sustain life on Earth. And yet, the Sun itself is the most overwhelmingly inhospitable environment imaginable. Its core burns hot enough to sustain nuclear fusion, and its "surface," though relatively cool, is still capable of boiling diamonds.
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What Killed Alexander The Great?
The legend of Alexander III of Macedon will never fade from the pages of history. Better known as Alexander the Great, this young king is famous for his unwavering courage and military intelligence, which helped him conquer much of the known world before his 33rd birthday.
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10 Deadliest Bridge Collapses In History
Bridges are an amazing feat of engineering and technology, but there have been rare and tragic incidents of bridge failures. These failures often result in dozens, if not hundreds, of deaths and injuries.
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How Many Planets Are In The Milky Way?
The pale blue dot on which we reside is a humble speck within the vast Milky Way - never mind the entire universe! This barred spiral galaxy is a whopping 100,000 light-years across and 1,000 light-years thick. That's a lot of space to survey.
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The Different Causes Behind Sky And Oceans' Shared Blue Color
Many creation myths feature two intertwined primordial entities: the endless expanse of the sky above and the fathomless depths of the ocean below. From the Greeks’ Oceanus and Uranus to the Polynesians’ Tangaroa and Ranginui, humanity's fascination with the cosmic chaos between these two realms is evident.
Most parts of the world are plagued by one kind of natural disaster or another. Natural disasters range from hurricanes and tornadoes all the way to earthquakes and droughts. Every time such a disaster happens, there are millions of people who are affected. Some people may end up dead while others are left homeless and without shelter and food. Nature, Alaska, State Parks, Climate Change, Climate Change Effects, Our Environment
The 10 States Safest From Natural Disasters
Most parts of the world are plagued by one kind of natural disaster or another. Natural disasters range from hurricanes and tornadoes all the way to earthquakes and droughts. Every time such a disaster happens, there are millions of people who are affected. Some people may end up dead while others are left homeless and without shelter and food.
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Is The Milky Way Galaxy A Different Shape Than We Thought?
The Milky Way has been an object of fascination for thousands of years. The name of the Milky Way dates back to ancient Greece with a tale between Hera, Zeus and Heracles. While naming the galaxy was easy, getting an idea of its shape has been a challenge. Since our solar system is in the galaxy, scientists cannot get a view outside the galaxy to see its shape properly. However, technology has allowed humans to get a better idea of what the galaxy looks like.
The Allies (led by France, the United Kingdom, Russia until 1917, Italy after 1915, and the United States after 1917) won World War One. This left the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire) as the losers. The outcome of this conflict was enormously consequential. Indeed, the formal peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles, contributed to mass social and economic unrest in Germany, paving the way for the rise of Nazism. England, United Kingdom, Empire, World War I, World War One, Treaty Of Versailles, United States, World War, American Dollar
Who Won World War 1?
The Allies (led by France, the United Kingdom, Russia until 1917, Italy after 1915, and the United States after 1917) won World War One. This left the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire) as the losers. The outcome of this conflict was enormously consequential. Indeed, the formal peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles, contributed to mass social and economic unrest in Germany, paving the way for the rise of Nazism.
the 10 tallest buildings in the world with text overlay that reads, the 10 tallest buildings in the world
The 10 Tallest Buildings In The World
The desire to soar among the clouds is a universal human trait that has decisively influenced some of our most outstanding achievements. Today, scaling a skyscraper is an experience akin to flying without wings. Feeling the wind blowing through your hair and touching clouds with your hands are everyday experiences atop these concrete behemoths.
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Which Snake Has Killed The Most Humans?
In reality, there are about 3,900 species of snakes distributed globally, extending as far north as the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far south as the arid deserts of Australia. Snakes are present on every continent except Antarctica. Of these species, approximately 600 are venomous, and only a fraction of these are capable of causing fatal injuries to humans.
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The Most Common Birthdays In The World
Towards the end of the year, the holidays bring people together in all sorts of ways. The time off work, festive cheer, and perhaps the extra intake of libations all seem to boost the family-building mojo. Couples are not only more likely to get engaged in December, but the regularly-occurring late-summer baby boom also traces back to another winter holiday trend.
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Why Isn't Earth Perfectly Round?
Today, we know from satellite photos that the Earth is round. While we might not realize it, this idea is relatively old. Before Columbus's travels, the idea that the Earth is round dates to ancient Greek times. Scholars such as Aristotle believed the Earth was round.