May 27, 2014

Land of Oz

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:28 am by Kendal

The Land of Oz is an old theme park that was almost officially closed until several people saved it. It is no Disney World but who would want it to be. Located at Beach Mountain NC, it is opened the first week of October for Thr Land of Oz Festival. 

Research google or yahoo for land o oz festival….

January 2, 2012

2011 in review

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:47 am by Kendal

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

May 24, 2009

Manatee

Posted in Fun Facts, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 8:58 pm by Kendal

Manatee3 The Manatee is unique and a creature that is under protection. It can be found in florida and sometimes migrates as far as Virginia and Florida. the closes land animal similar would be the elephant. These are known as very gentle creatures that dates to the dinosaurs. This is truly  a treasure that lives amongst our American Landscape.

http://www.savethemanatee.org/manfcts.htm

March 28, 2009

Posted in Musem/Art/Other, Uncategorized at 10:46 pm by Kendal

shermanThe General Sherman is the largest by volume tree in the world.  The true rests and grows in the USA, to be a little more precise it is in the national park in California

 

“The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world.

Computing the volume of a standing tree is the practical equivalent of calculating the volume of an irregular cone. For purposes of volume comparison, only the trunk of a giant sequoia is measured, including the restored volume of basal fire scars. Using these accepted standards and actual field measurements taken in 1975, the volume of the Sherman Tree was calculated to be slightly over 52.500 cubic feet (1486.6 meters).”

http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/shrm_pic.htm

November 25, 2008

Hoover Dam

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:54 am by Kendal

hooverdam1usdi Hoover Dam earns its place on the blog due to it being a collasal project at the dam’s creation.

Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country’s ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

Fun Facts about the Dam and other information.

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