WONDERS OF THE WORLD
- Natural Wonders. // Weekly Reader - Edition 2;May/Jun2010, Vol. 79, Special section p1
The article offers information on natural wonders in the U.S. Old Faithful, a geyser in Wyoming, shoots steam and thousands of gallons of water up in the air every 35 to 120 minutes. Niagara falls actually consists of two waterfalls which would be over 3,000 feet wide if measured side-by-side....
- Facts about the states. // World Almanac for Kids;1996, p257
Presents fundamental information about each of the states of the United States and about Puerto Rico. Population; Area; Date that each state entered the union; Postal abbreviations; State symbols including flower, tree and song; Capitals; Largest cities; Important products; Other facts and...
- Strange world. Strange, Wil B. // Campus Life;Sep94, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p70
Offers brief articles on strange happenings and events. Why Florida teacher Tom Desjardins agreed to eat an earthworm sandwich; Wacky English signs in foreign countries; Kitty litter made from recycled newspapers; Famous people's weird pets; Thair Witmer, a Washburn University student, and his...
- Strange world. Strange, Wil B. // Campus Life;Jan1995, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p62
Offers a variety of strange facts and happenings. Why January, named after the Roman god Janus, is a two-faced month; The longest and shortest place names in the world; Harold Smith of Baltimore, who turned an old Datsun into a grass-covered work of art; More.
- Strange world. Strange, Wil B. // Campus Life;Apr95, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p54
Offers a variety of strange facts and happenings. April Fools' Day gags from the past including the British Broadcasting Corporation's documentary about a spaghetti farm; How Betty Crocker never really existed; A call for readers' lunchtime horror stories.
- Strange world. Strange, Wil B. // Campus Life;May/Jun95, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p46
Offers a variety of strange facts and happenings. Lake City, Colorado's annual coffin race in honor of Alfred Packer; The stuffing for the roast camel sometimes served at Arab wedding feasts, from `Beyond Belief'; Number of times hostess Vanna White claps during each `Wheel of Fortune' show;...
- A fishy story. // Current Events;11/17/89, Vol. 89 Issue 10, p3
Discusses the reasons why sardines recently rained from the sky in Ipswich, Australia. Meteorologists think a waterspout probably lifted the sardines from the ocean and deposited them inland.
- Crop circles baffle scientists. // Current Events;9/14/90, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p3
Discusses the mysterious crop circles which are common in southern England. Scientific investigations; July 1990 meeting of scientists in England.
- Ten things you didn't know about the Bahamas. // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;5/19/2003 Supplement, p4
Presents facts about the Bahamas. Inclusion of former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's stay at Andros in his youth to manage his father's plantation; Location of the world's longest underwater cave and cavern system at the Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama; Actor Sidney...