Tuesday, June 18 Ella Fitzgerald was performing "Mack the Knife" in Berlin in 1960 when she forgot the lyrics partway through. Happily, it's jazz. So you can just improvise or maybe even try some scat singing. That's what she did. And far from being a …Read more. Monday, June 17 Chinese checkers is neither Chinese nor checkers. It is an American version of Halma, a British game with a Greek name that means "a leap." Interestingly, the game was introduced to China by the Japanese. There is a game called Chinese …Read more. Saturday, June 15 What Oriental Republic gets its name from the Guarani language word meaning "river where the painted birds live"? That's nowhere in Asia. It's Uruguay. The "Oriental" part refers to its location to the east of the Uruguay River. …Read more. Friday, June 14 The first major world leader to call for government action against climate change was ... Margaret Thatcher. A chemist by training, she understood the science when it was presented to her by an advisor named Crispin Tickell. She gave passionate …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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