Sunday, 27 August 2017

5 Interesting and Unknown Facts about United States

Posted by Vijaya Bhaskar
The United Sates of America is a diverse and collection of Attractions. While every major city has a Great art museum, fantastic zoos, Aquarium, Monuments, Historical sites and Theme parks.

The Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel first erected in Chicago. It is the birthplace of the first ever ferris wheel, which was 264-feet tall and debuted in the 1893 World’s Fair and was demolished shortly after in 1906. Since 2008, the world’s largest ferris wheel has been the Singapore Flyer, at 541 feet tall.
This record is about to be surpassed with the next world’s tallest the High Roller, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States is 167.6 metres (550 ft) tall. It opened to the public on 31 March 2014, and is currently the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

Hardvard University

Harvard is the first university in the United States and was founded in 1636 and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is the United States's oldest institution of higher learning. It is considered as second best university in the world, right after MIT. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a popular tourist spot, featuring universities items and artifacts that relate to the natural world.
At the heart of this university, you will find Harvard Yard, where you can get a picture taken with the John Harvard statue. It also offer free walking tours of the campus, with former students including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Conan O’Brien, former President George W. Bush and President Obama.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty is associated with New York City, but it is actually, physically located in New Jersey. Statue of Liberty is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. It is made up Copper and Steel. 31 tons of copper and 125 tons of steel is used to build Statue of Liberty. The seven rays on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents each measures up to 9 feet in length and weighs as much as 150 pounds.
It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

Mauna Kea Mountains

Tallest mountain in the World and Earth is actually located in the United States in the state of Hawaii. It is actually taller than Mount Everest while Mount Everest is 29,028 feet high. when it is measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall and is the tallest mountain on Earth. Mauna Kea is about a million years old.

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty bell is Iconic symbol of American Independence. First time Liberty bell rung in July 8, 1776 for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, The last bell rung was on George Washington's birthday in 1846. Today it is officially owned by the city of Philadelphia, while the National Park Service maintains it’s state of the art facilities, where it has been housed since 2003, nearby Independence Hall and visiting is free of charge.

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