Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more. Wednesday, December 4 There's a Guns N' Roses album called The Spaghetti Incident? (That question mark is part of the title: long story.) On that album is a bonus track called "Look at Your Game, Girl." And that song is by mass murderer Charles Manson. The …Read more.more articles
Friday, April 6
Amerigo Vespucci has the most square feet of the Earth's surface named in his honor, thanks to North and South America. Including water, geographical features and political entities, the person at No. 2 is Queen Victoria, who covers 1,196,410 square miles of territory, including Queensland, Victoria and the Great Victoria Desert in Australia, plus Lake Victoria, as well as Victoria Island and Victoria Strait in Canada.
What state capital covers so much ground that it borders another country?
Previous answer: There used to be an NHL team called the Colorado Rockies.
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