Zeus, a Great Dane who stood 44 inches at the shoulder, holds the world record as the tallest dog of all time, as of 2015. He lived in Michigan with his owners, Kevin and Denise Doorlag. He died of old age September 3, 2014, at the age of 5.
The name for Area 51 comes from the marking on the 1950's Nevada Test Site map. The official name used after that point is The Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3 or AFFTC Det. 3. The area is also referred to as "Groom Lake" after the dried-up lake bed that the t...
World War II was the last time that battleships ruled the U.S. Navy. It was also the last time that large numbers of merchant ships and luxury liners were used as troop transports. Two of the most famous ships from that war are the USS Missouri and the Queen Mary.
Most existing valleys have been formed by geological conditions that happened thousands of years ago. Rivers and streams are responsible for forming most of the modern valleys. The flowing waters cut valleys in "V" or "U" shapes, carving steep-walled sides and narrow fl...
The Catholic Church never formally canonized some of the best-known saints, such as Patrick, Augustine of Hippo and Nicholas of Myra, because the formal canonization process was established in 1234. Saints have been born on every continent but Antarctica. In 2015, the c...
Argentina has a Friend's Day holiday that celebrates friendships, is home to multiple discoveries of enormous dinosaurs, and is the southernmost inhabited city in the world. Also, Argentina is the second country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage.
Most caves are made in a specific landscape known as karst. Gypsum rocks, limestone and dolomite are dissolved by acidic rain to form caves. It takes more than 100,000 years for most caves to become large enough to accommodate humans. Many caves exist in a system of int...