Calaway Park is western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park. It is located a few miles west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
California Registered Historical Landmark #976 is a garage at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto. It's the birthplace of the world's first high-tech region, the "Silicon Valley." The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Fredrick Terman, a Stanford University professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies locally, rather than join established firms on the East coast.The first two students to follow his advice were David Packard, who in 1938 was renting (with his wife) the ground floor of a small house, and William R. Hewlett, who was single and living in a tiny cottage in the backyard.That year they began developing their first product in a 12-foot by 18-foot garage adjacent to the cottage. Hewlett Packard's first big order arrived two years later: Walt Disney Productions purchased four resistance-tuned audio oscillators for sound production of the classic film Fantasia.
Camp Snoopy is the largest indoor themed entertainment park in America. Located inside The Mall of The Americas in Bloomington, Minnesota, Camp Snoopy sits under 1.2 miles of skylights, allowing 70 percent of the natural light to enter the Park. Camp Snoopy is home to more than 400 trees and 30,000 live plants. More than 20,000 lady bugs have been released into Camp Snoopy to allow for a natural means for pest control.
Changes to the appearance of the White House in Washington D.C., have occurred over the years. For instance, President William Taft converted the White House stables into a garage for four cars in 1909. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, an avid golfer, had a putting green installed on the White House lawn. He also banished squirrels from the grounds because they were ruining the green. President Richard Nixon disliked the press, so it was odd that he ordered the filling in of the White House's swimming pool, thus giving reporters more room when covering White House events. Soon after Nixon resigned in disgrace in 1974, the new President, Gerald Ford, had another pool dug on the White House lawn.
Cleveland Stadium was built for what became a failed attempt by Cleveland to host the 1932 Olympic Games.
Close to Niagara Falls and Buffalo in Orchard Park, New York, is the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum, which features one of the world's largest collections of antique American bicycles, including thousands of items of cycling-related memorabilia. The museum's machines are completely restored to their original condition. Recent acquisitions on display at the museum include several 1890s military bicycles and a very rare large two-wheeled bicycle manufactured in 1888 on which the rider sits between two large wheels, one on either side. The Pedaling History Bicycle Museum is the only one of its kind in America, and one of only a few remaining in the world. It is the biggest and most complete bicycle museum in the United States.
Completed in Denmark in 1998, the Storebælt bridge has the longest main span of any in the region and the second longest in the world as of 2001. The bridge's main span, which is the longest distance between two supports, measures 5,328 feet (1,624 meters).
Mann's Chinese Theater is Hollywood's most celebrated and visited landmark, and was declared a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles in 1968. Prestigious for actors and film industry members to be chosen to immortalize their hand and footprints in cement in front of the palacial theater; thousands of tourists visit the site annually.
Mansard, gambrel, hip, gable, and lean-to are types of roofs on buildings.
Many of the Vatican's museums were never intended to be museums at all, but were designed instead as unique apartments or residences. As a result, visitors must work their way through the numerous blind passages and bottlenecks that contain many of the most beautiful works housed in the museums.
McMusic in Naples is the first McDonald's restaurant in the world featuring music. It is outfitted with a Dolby Surround System, 380 seats on three floors (one entirely dedicated to children), a maxi-screen for musical video clips, and more. There are more than 230 McDonald's restaurants in Italy.
Monterey Bay Aquarium in northern California houses the Mysteries of the Deep exhibit, the world's largest living exhibit of deep sea animals, featuring catsharks, predatory tunicates, ratfish, and other species from the mile-deep Monterey Canyon.
Montreal's Olympic Stadium was originally supposed to cost $120 million, but flawed workmanship and a poor design, among other problems, will see the price tag balloon to about $3 billion by the time it's paid off in 2006.
More than 5,600 men died while building the Panama Canal. Today, it takes more than 8,000 workers to operate and maintain the canal. It takes a ship an average of 33 hours to travel the length of the canal.
Most roofs in the Washington, D.C. area are designed to withstand at least 15 to 20 pounds of snow per square foot.
Mount Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was the first major cemetery in the United States not connected to a church or parish. It was established in 1831.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, is home to the largest mustard museum in the world, housing 1,493 different varieties from Argentina to Switzerland and 48 of the U.S. states. Of yellow mustard alone, the museum has about 200 varieties.
Constructed under second base in the old Yankee Stadium there was a 15-foot-deep brick-lined vault, containing electrical, telephone, and telegraph connections for boxing events.
Construction on the Berlin Wall began in 1961.
Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian nations. It is home to the first Legoland, a 10-hectare theme park built from plastic Lego blocks, and is Denmark's most-visited attraction outside of Copenhagen. The most elaborate reconstruction at Legoland is the three-million-block Port of Copenhagen exhibit, which features electronically controlled ships, trains, and cranes.
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