What Is a Sarape?

A sarape is a colorful piece of clothing worn by people in various countries, including Mexico and South America. Read on to learn more about sarapes.

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What is a Blue Moon?

A blue moon is the second full moon in any calendar month. Although blue moons do occur, people generally say that they...

L. S. Wynn
The orientation of Stonehenge, a megalithic site in Great Britain, aligns with the sun during the solstices and equinoxes. World

What is Stonehenge?

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Red Square is a famous town square in Moscow, Russia. World

What is Red Square?

Red Square is a famous Moscow landmark that was originally built in the 1400s. It's best known for the historical events that took...

Mary McMahon
Many people dress in traditional Bavarian costumes when attending Oktoberfest. World

What is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is an annual fall festival in Munich, Germany. Associated with consuming large amounts of beer, Oktoberfest actually...

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Aconcagua is counted among the world's tallest mountains outside of Asia. World

What are the Andes?

The Andes are the world's longest exposed mountain range, which is located in South America. The most famous sites in the Andes...

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The Sphinx is a large sculpture at Egypt's Giza Plateau that is shaped like a lion with a man's head. World

What is the Sphinx?

A sphinx is a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head of a person, ram, or hawk. Besides acting as a guardian...

Mary McMahon

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What is the Mediterranean Sea?

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