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2009 

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Even though football is widely considered an American sport, the stadiums in which the games are played are not as large as some other event centers throughout the world. North Korea's May Day Stadium, for example, seats over 150,000 for soccer games and other events, surpassing other notable sta...
08/31/2009
Despite the common perception of Canada being our friend to the North, two major American cities - both Seattle and Minneapolis - are located further north than Toronto, Canada's largest city. Do you have a question or little known fact about real estate? Call or email me today! Dallas Chambers R...
08/30/2009
With more than 5 million visitors a year, California's Spanish missions remain one of the state's most popular tourist attractions. Despite being a core element in the curriculum of schools throughout the state, most people are still unaware that 19 of the 21 missions are funded not by the state ...
08/28/2009
A bridge can make any piece of land seem regal, which may explain why the world's highest suspension bridge is the Royal Gorge bridge in Colorado. Spanning a canyon over the Arkansas River, the suspension is actually a bridge to nowhere, considering it connects to a road that circles around the c...
08/28/2009
In the event you're caught inside a house during an earthquake, it's best if the house is supported by steel frames, right? Wrong! Recent studies have shown that in areas of substantial seismic activity, straw bale construction holds up better than any other type of structure. With its combinatio...
08/26/2009
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Believe it or not, the most visited historic home in the U.S. doesn't belong to a former president or movie star. Boasting over 600,000 visitors a year, Elvis Presley's Graceland is apparently the number one destination for tourists and home enthusiasts alike.Do you have a question or little know...
08/25/2009
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Unlike most other airports, Pittsburgh International has converted its concourses into plane-side shopping malls, earning it the title of best airport for business travelers, according to a highly-respected travel magazine. What was once considered just another boring layover can now be enjoyed i...
08/25/2009
If you thought walking through the nearest shopping mall was bad, consider this: one of the world's largest commercial structures, the Chicago Merchandise Mart, looms 25 stories high and spans two city blocks with over 13 miles of corridors. While nowhere near record-holding by today's standards,...
08/24/2009
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Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. is one of the largest oil-producing nations in the world, with an average daily production of around 8 million barrels. But because the production comes from around 533,000 wells scattered from Alaska to Louisiana, the average oil well produces just under 17 b...
08/22/2009
Contrary to popular belief, the world's largest mall is not Bloomington Minnesota's Mall of America. That title goes to the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada. With over 5.2 million square feet of space, West Edmonton Mall is over twice as large as Mall of America.Do you need an answer to a qu...
08/20/2009
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