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The Eiffel Tower Stands Tall Over Paris

In 1889, Gustave Eiffel's made the Iron Lady, also known as the Eiffel Tower was built. The Eiffel Tower has 120 antennas, 1,656 stairs, 50 electrical cables, 18,000 iron pieces held together by 2.5 million rivets. The Eiffel Tower also has a hidden apartment just for Gustave Eiffel and his elite guests. For many years after Eiffel's death, the apartment went unknown until recently. In 2015 it was opened for public viewing.

The Eiffel Tower has a colorful history. It was painted 3 times before it started to get rusty. First it was painted red, next yellow, then bronze after that. Every seven years, this famous tower is covered in a new coat of paint. [Read More...]

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park Boasts Rainbow-Colored Mountains

Rainbow colored mountains may seem unnatural, but they actually exist. The Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park- one place with such mountains in north central China- took form millions of years ago.

It all began with the lithosphere. The lithosphere is the layer of Earth that is divided into large plates that are always moving. It caused the plates of India and Asia to collide. This collision, which took place 50 million years ago, caused the Earth to shift upwards, thus creating the mountain range.

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The Ginza District

Tokyo, an abode to tradition and expression, is home to a “place of silver,” the Ginza District. Ginza, famous for producing silver, was once home to the state mint, hence the name. In the Ginza District there are many different places that you can visit, like the Ueno-Koen Park and the Kabukiza Theater.

The Ueno-Koen Park is filled with various museums. One of them is the Tokyo National Museum, which is filled with original Japanese paintings. Another museum is the National Science Museum, along with the Shitimachi History Museum. [Read More...]

Yellowstone Wolves are Vital to Their Community

Some wolves are common, but the Yellowstone wolves are heroes. Yellowstone National Park is lucky to have these kind of canines because they are important to the park community.

Nearly a hundred wolves live in Yellowstone, probably about the same number that lived there in the late 1800’s. Back then, many people saw the wolves as dangerous. They were concerned that the wolves would eat their livestock, so the humans began to hunt them down. By 1930, not one wolf was left. In the 1990’s, scientists worked with the American and Canadian government to move a pack of wolves from Canada to Yellowstone.[Read More...]

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Tokyo, an abode to tradition and expression, is home to a “place of silver,” the Ginza District. Ginza, famous for producing silver, was once home to the state mint, hence the name. In the Ginza District there are many different places that you can visit, like the Ueno-Koen Park and the Kabukiza Theater. [read more...]
Rainbow colored mountains may seem unnatural, but they actually exist. The Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park- one place with such mountains in north central China- took form millions of years ago. [read more...]
In 1889, Gustave Eiffel's made the Iron Lady, also known as the Eiffel Tower was built. The Eiffel Tower has 120 antennas, 1,656 stairs, 50 electrical cables, 18,000 iron pieces held together by 2.5 million rivets. The Eiffel Tower also has a hidden apartment just for Gustave Eiffel and his elite guests. For many years after Eiffel's death, the apartment went unknown until recently. In 2015 it was opened for public viewing. [read more...]
Some wolves are common, but the Yellowstone wolves are heroes. Yellowstone National Park is lucky to have these kind of canines because they are important to the park community. [read more...]
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