An interesting fact about the number 50 is that this number is stated 154 times in the Bible. The first book of the Bible, which is Genesis, contains 50 chapters. Pentecost, also called Shavuot, is a Jewish feast day that occurs 50 days after Passover.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ireland's official name is the Republic of Ireland, and it is considered part of Europe. It is a constitutional democracy, with the capital being Dublin.
Wolves are the largest member of the dog family. Wolves are usually cautious and shy around humans, and while humans are often afraid of wolves, attacks on humans by wolves are quite rare.