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Andorra – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Andorra – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Co-principality under the joint suzerainty of the President of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel Capital: Andorra La Vella Location: In south-western Europe, enclosed by France on the north and Spain on the south Area: 453 sq km National composition: Catalans, French, Spaniards Official language: Catalan; Spanish and French are also spoken Currency: French franc = …

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What is the History of Christmas Carols?

What is the History of Christmas Carols?

Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around the 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise …

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Fidel Castro Ruz – Biography, Political Leader of Cuba

Fidel Castro Ruz - Biography, Political Leader of Cuba

Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 (some sources give 1927), on his family’s sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente, Province. His father was an immigrant from Galcia, Spain. He attended good Cathotic schools in Santiago de Cuba and Havana, where he took the spartan regime at a Jesuit boarding school, Colegio de Belen. In 1945 he enrolled at …

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USA breaks Guinness world record: Largest human image of a cloud

USA breaks Guinness world record: Largest human image of a cloud

Washington, D.C., USA – November 22, 2016 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced that it has set a new world record title at its award-winning Insight 2016 user conference for creating the largest human image of a cloud; the record was set at the Gaylord National Harbor in Washington, D.C., …

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USA breaks world record: Largest Daiquiri

USA breaks world record: Largest Daiquiri

Cleveland, Ohio, USA – November 16, 2016 – Using 80 bottles of Appleton Estate rum, simple syrup, lime juice and ice, Cleveland’s Porco Lounge & Tiki Room (owner Stefan Was) tasked four mixologists and a team of barbacks to man four 1.5 gallon Vitamixes until the giant Tiki mug was filled; in the end the giant drink weighed-in at 95 …

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Italy breaks Guinness world record: Largest White Truffle

Italy breaks Guinness world record: Largest White Truffle

New York, NY, USA – November 8, 2016 – A white truffle weighing in at a massive 4.16 pounds (1.89 kilos) when discovered sold at at Sotheby’s New York to a food and wine lover from Taiwan bidding by phone for $61,250; the white truffle sets the new world record for the Largest white truffle. The truffle was found in …

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USA Guinness World Record: Most sandwiches made in 1 hour

USA Guinness World Record: Most sandwiches made in 1 hour

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – September 26, 2016 – Temple University sent tens of thousands of sandwiches to Philadelphia-area food banks; the school has set the world record for the most sandwiches made in one hour, as hundreds of volunteers put together 49,100 sandwiches at the Liacouras Center. The school has set the world record for the most peanut butter and …

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Tomatina – Tomato Fight Festival Images

Tomatina - Tomato Fight Festival Images

Tomatina – Tomato Fight Festival Images: La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Bunol, a town located in the East of Spain 30 km / 19 miles from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. La Tomatina Bunol has inspired similar celebrations in other parts …

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USA Guinness World Records: Largest collection of fishing lures

USA Guinness World Records: Largest collection of fishing lures

Carterville, Illinois, USA – August 23, 2016 – Fishing enthusiast Will “Spike” Yocum, 12, started collecting Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap fishing lures when he was four and has now amassed a collection larger than 3,500 — thus setting the new world record for the Largest collection of fishing lures. Photo: Fishing enthusiast Will “Spike” Yocum started collecting Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap fishing …

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South Africa Guinness World Records: Most sandwiches made in one hour

South Africa Guinness World Records: Most sandwiches made in one hour

Bloemfontein, South Africa – August 1, 2016 – Pupils from St Andrews school in Bloemfontein broke the Guinness World Record for sandwich making; armed with 1500kg of peanut butter and 100 kilograms of jam, the students clobbered together 29 000 sarmies in just one hour, thus setting the new world record for the Most sandwiches made in one hour.All Posts …

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