Fun & Easy Science for Kids

The Gherkin

The Gherkin is London’s most widely recognized example of contemporary architecture. It is also known as 30 St Mary Axe. This 41 floor building has a height of 180 meters and a total floor space of about 47,950 square meters. It was designed by the architect Norman Foster of the Foster and...

The Gherkin

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Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is the biggest museum in the world. It is one of the most visited attractions in Paris, France with approximately 17,000 people visiting every day and 70% of them are foreign tourists. There are a total of 380,000...

Louvre Museum

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Tribune Tower

Tribune Tower is located at North Michigan Avenue which is also known as the Magnificent Mile, near the Chicago River. This structure is modeled after the Button Tower of the Rouen Cathedral in France. The building was designed...

Tribune Tower

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Potala Palace

Potala Palace was originally built as a present from King Songtsan Gampo to his bride-to-be in 637 AD. It is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. This palace is named after Mount Potalaka. It served as the chief...

Potala Palace

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Fisher Building

Fisher Building is also known as “Detroit’s largest art object”. It is located at 343 South Dearborn Street in the Chicago Loop community area of Chicago. This twenty story building is 275 feet tall. This building was originally built to house the auto company of the Fisher Brothers...

Fisher Building

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United States Capitol

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress. It is located at 100 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC. It is sometimes known as the Capitol Building. It is one of the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the country. It is a great...

United States Capitol

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Seagram Building

Seagram Building is famous as a precedent-setting structure for modern corporate architecture in New York City. It is located on Park Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Street. It is also the most imitated high-rise of the last 50 years. The building was designed by well-known German architect...

Seagram Building

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Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid is a building which is famous for its futuristic architectural style. It was designed to be the main headquarters of the company Transamerica. This building is situated at the gateway to San Francisco’s Financial District and is comprised of one full city block. It is...

Transamerica Pyramid

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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a suspension bridge located in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. At the time of opening, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge with a 1,298 meters long main span. It was surpassed by Humber Bridge which opened in...

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a bridge with an innovative design in Gateshead, England that spans the Tyne River. It is made up of a pair of steel arches. In 1996, a contest was announced to design a bridge...

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

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Temple Mount

The Temple Mount is an elevated plateau in the eastern part of the old city of Jerusalem. This is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. It also has been a focal point of inter-religious tension for a long time. It was the site of both the ancient temples of Judaism. After Mecca and Medina,...

Temple Mount

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Willis Tower

Willis Tower is a building that dominates the skyline of Chicago. It was formerly known as Sears Tower. In July 2009, the tower was officially renamed. The structural height of this building is 1,450 feet. It comprises of 110 floors. This tower is actually composed of nine different square tube...

Willis Tower

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Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is a super tall skyscraper located in New York, United States. It is named after Walter Chrysler. At a height of 319 meters, it was the tallest building in the world for 11 months. In 1931,...

Chrysler Building

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Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions with almost seven million visitors every year. It is located in Paris, France. It was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel’s engineering company and two of...

Eiffel Tower

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Donut Dollies

We all love a good donut, but did you know that donuts made a powerful contribution to World War II? During the war, the American Red Cross sent thousands of American women to Europe to cheer the homesick troops with conversation, entertainment, and you guessed it,...

Donut Dollies

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Pica

As a child, did you ever try to eat dirt or sand? Pica is the name for eating nonedible things, and while it’s normal for a curious child to try dirt once or twice, it becomes a much odder—and potentially dangerous—practice as people get...

Pica

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Weird Food Smells

Have you ever noticed that some food—homemade cookies, for example—smells terrific, while other food—like fish—makes you want to hold your nose? What causes those stinky smells and why do we eat odorous...

Weird Food Smells

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Food Contests

Imagine being a contestant on Cupcake Wars or Iron Chef America. The frenzied audience cheers for you and your cooking skills wow the judges. You win prizes and money, and you just might land your own cooking show. Well—this outcome might happen for a few lucky ones, but most contestants go...

Food Contests

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Food Eating Contests

Most people enjoy food, but you have to really love food to sign up for a food-eating contest. Imagine scarfing down 20 hot dogs or 35 donuts! Talk about a stomachache!   Fun Facts Major...

Food Eating Contests

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Chile Peppers

What plant is a fruit, but is seen as a vegetable? What plant can be sweet or spicy hot? What plant scares elephants away? The answer is...

Chile Peppers

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Weirdest Foods

What’s the most basic of human needs? Finding food, of course. And people have gotten pretty creative about using the ingredients at hand. Some of the foods listed here seem downright disgusting, but consider what you’d eat if there were no grocery stores nearby.   Fun...

Weirdest Foods

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Strange Fruits

One hundred years ago, oranges and bananas were considered rare, novelty foods because they had to be shipped from faraway locales. Today, they’re commonplace, but there are plenty...

Strange Fruits

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Food Factories

If you were a pioneer living 150 years ago, you’d probably raise most of what you ate yourself, with the exception of coffee and white sugar and flour. This lifestyle wasn’t easy. A good portion of people’s time and energy went into...

Food Factories

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How Food Gets to Us

Have you ever been to the supermarket right before a big storm? Chances are, people have raided the shelves. No more milk, no more bread. We tend to take food for granted until there isn’t any. But, where does our food come from and how does it get to us?   Fun...

How Food Gets to Us

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Additives and Preservatives in Food

Food additives and preservatives are nothing new. For thousands of years, people have used spices, salt, sugar, and vinegar to preserve food or improve its taste and...

Additives and Preservatives in Food

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