Minas Gerais. The name "Minas Gerais" means "mines everywhere" in Portuguese.
Nevada. The Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression and became a national landmark.
Bay Of Fundy. The highest tide ever recorded was 21.6 meters (70.1 feet) at the Bay of Fundy.
Egypt. King Tutankhamen's tomb was found, intact, by a British archaeologist in 1922.
Michigan. Michigan borders all the Great Lakes except Lake Ontario.
Scotland. In Scotland it is traditional to clean the ashes out of the fireplace to prepare for the New Year.
Maryland. The State of Maryland is the second most wealthiest state in the United States.
Prague. Prague is situated on the Vltava river.
Mogadishu. The movie "Black Hawk Down" is based on a raid that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Atoll. Atolls are mostly found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Caribbean Sea. The Grand Caymans are a popular North American resort.
Windhoek. Nambia is located on the South Atlantic Ocean and covers 823,145 sq. km. (320,827 sq. mi.) in area.
Stamford Bridge. King Harold of England fought and defeated a Norwegian invading force at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.
Hamilton/Ontario. Barton Street is one of Hamilton Ontario's most visited attractions.
Pee Dee. The Pee Dee River originates in North Carolina and flows into the Atlantic near Georgetown, South Carolina.
Ticonderoga, New York. Fort Ticonderoga was built by the French at the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York.
Argentina. The Pampas are known as the great grasslands of Argentina.
New York. New York City has over 700 miles of subway track.
Chile. Easter Island is famous for its numerous Moai, the stone statues located along the coastlines.
Pennsylvania. An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant on March 28, 1979, led to a partial meltdown but only small releases of radioactivity.