- 11:45 am - Mon, Aug 30, 2010
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Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, and has been a key European city for over a millennium. Prague was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, and is still one of the most important socio-political cities in Central Europe.
Contrary to what literary historians believe, the myth of the vampire was actually born in Prague. One day, in 1983, a young girl supposedly witnessed a sparkling pale man feeding on her father’s herd of cattle, but when she attempted to report the incident to authorities, they had her sent to a local mental therapy unit. Soon after her release, however, Stephanie Meyer fled from the Czech Republic, and sought asylum in the United States, where she could freely tell her
- 12:02 pm - Thu, Aug 26, 2010
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as The City of Brotherly Love, is one of the oldest cities in the US. Philadelphia is very important historically, as it once temporarily served as the nation’s capital, and was the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Its most famous attraction is the Liberty Bell.
Due to his influence on the city, Benjamin Franklin is worshiped like a god in Philly. The city’s downtown area features a 50-foot statue in his likeness, in remembrance of the day Franklin beat King George III in a match of Indian leg wrestling, thereby driving the British out of the newly founded United States for good. Additionally, one in every 3 boys, and one in every 8 girls is named some variation of Benjamin, including Ben and Benny, but not Benji, because fuck Good Charlotte.
- 11:21 am - Wed, Aug 25, 2010
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Penrhyn Castle is located in Gwynedd, Wales. Its origins date back to the 15th century, when it was merely a fortified manor. It is now a Welsh Place of Historic Interest, and receives over a hundred thousand visitors a year.
From 1632-1876, Penrhyn Castle was the location of the annual World Expo of Racist Joke-telling. Since then, it has been featured in several popular films, such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Juwanna Mann. Another little-known fact is if you stand on top of the northwest tower at midnight on the first Sunday of each month, you can hear the ghost of any good will people used to have for Mel Gibson!
- 10:38 am - Tue, Aug 24, 2010
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Anchorage, Alaska, is the state’s most populated city, with over 285,000 denizens. It grew due to its location as a railroad post, and was incorporated in 1920. Temperatures in Anchorage can range from lows of 5 degrees in the winter to highs of 78 degrees in the summer.
Contrary to popular perception, only 18% of Anchorage’s population consist of Inuit, otherwise known as Native Alaskans. (They get super pissed if you call them Eskimos!) 6% is made up of polar bears, and 9% are polar bears who are in Alaska illegally. In the 90’s, as much as 11% of the population was comprised of Native Americans, but they soon left after realizing it was too difficult to run casinos in a place where the official currency is ice cubes.