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Have you ever wondered where some of those weird expressions and traditions come from? Check out these historical "facts" and judge for yourself if this is really where these started.
Medusa was a beautiful lady with hair to die for. She was caught messing around with a guy, in the temple of all places, so her hair was turned into snakes. One look turned people to stone.
When the Olympic Games first started in Greece, they built a huge temple. As time passed, they wanted something more impressive so they built a statue so huge you couldn't even see the top.
It's no wonder the Lighthouse of Alexandria is considered one of the seven wonders. It used to be one of the tallest structures in the world. Oh, and it also had a mirror with magical power.
The 2002 Winter Olympic games are coming up soon and are going to be in Salt Lake City. Do you know what this city is most famous for? Or how many hotel rooms were added for the Olympics?
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were magnificent. They were massive in size and a complex watering system kept them alive. But there's a mystery to these gardens. They might not have existed.
Are you one of those people who thinks Santa lives in the North Pole? That's just plain silly. Santa actually lives in a mountain in Finland. Find out why Santa can't live in the North Pole.
It started being built in 72 Ad and wasn't finished until 80 AD. And when the Roman Colosseum finally opened with 100 days of games, hundreds of gladiators and animals were killed.
If snakes freak you out, seagulls annoy you and billboards annoy you, then the place to be is Hawaii. There's also no rabies or daylight savings time so sit back and soak up some rays.
These speed demons were the flesh eating dinos terrorizing everyone in the movie Jurrasic Park. Velocirators weren
You've probably heard enough about Afghanistan - on TV, the radio, the internet and even at your hairdressers. In case you're not sure what to believe about this country, here are the simple facts.
The Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest spanned from Alaska to Washington state. Find out all about them!
How well do you know your history? Do you know what wigwams, ugly masks and loincloths have in common? Or what the California Indians could make as small as a thimble or as large as a desk?
Imagine stumbling into a room full of dead bodies � about 8000 of 'em. It's not the set of a horror movie. It's the real deal and people can view dead bodies at Capuchin's Catacombs in Italy.
Thousands of years ago it was common to make nagging wives wear a metal mask. In the Middle Ages some women wore chastity belts so they couldn't cheat. Check out these torture devices.
The Bermuda Triangle is also known as the Devil's Triangle. It's in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is the cause of several mysterious disappearances including planes, boats and people.
The Queen Mary is not only one of California's most famous residents, she's also the spookiest. Find out why!