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Last updated on 04 Nov 2008 01:00:09
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Oddly E is the only letter in the alphabet that's doesn't have a national capital starting with it, unless you count in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Auckland, New Zealand is built on an active volcanic field containing at least 48 separate volcanoes -- none of them currently active, fortunately.
James A. Little Theater, one of Santa Fe (New Mexico)'s many great venues for concerts, plays, etc., is on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf.
Among the attractions of Japan's Dewa Sanzan is a temple dedicated to a priest who starved to death while praying.
Old Sow, off the coast of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, is the largest tidal whirlpool in the world. (Try not to get sucked in if you visit.)
It used to be possible for you to tour a Soviet submarine while visiting Providence, Rhode Island, but alas, the vessel sank in a storm.
The fence around Saint Petersburg's Transfiguration Cathedral is made from captured Ottoman cannons from the Russo-Turkish War.
You can cross the Bridge over the River Kwai, of movie fame and located in Kanchanaburi, on foot -- and then ride an elephant (for a price, of course).
The two monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat which make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Armenia lie atop opposite sides of a deep canyon.
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Mt. Angel recently built the largest glockenspiel in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September (de-outline, wait for September, 2008 dates are Sep.11-14)
A street in Lancaster, California was modified for a Honda commercial so that all cars driving over it at 55 miles per hour would hear the William Tell Overture due to grooves cut in the road.
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Menton Fête du Citron: There's a lemon party and you're invited! Lemon-related festivities over several days in February. (wait for Feb)