50 United States of America
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The 50 United States of America and their Capitals.
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Mount St. Elias: Die längste Ski-Abfahrt der Welt Die zwei österreichischen Extrem-Skifahrer Axel Naglich und Peter Ressmann befahren im August 2007 erstmals die mit 35 km längste Ski-Abfahrt der Welt: vom Gipfel des Mount St. Elias (Kanada/USA) bis zum Golf von Alaska. Die gewaltige Tour wurde verfilmt und kommt im November 2009 in die Kinos. Route 66 The legendary Route 66 - the motherroad and America's main street. 8 States, 3 time zones, about 2,500 miles ... Hit the road! A day leg is marked with (*): Day 1: Chicago - Springfield, Illinois Day 2: Springfield - St. Louis Day 3: St. Louis - Springfield, Missouri Day 4: Springfield, Missouri - Oklahoma City Day 5: Oklahoma City - Amarillo, Texas Day 6: Amarillo, Texas - Albuquerque Day 7: Albuquerque - Flagstaff Day 8: Flagstaff - Barstow, California Day 9: Barstow, California - Santa Monica Pier "King of Queens" house This is the Heffernan house featured in the "King of Queens" sitcom starring Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller. The interior scenes were shot in the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California - the house is located in New Jersey (not Queens/New York). Source (thanks!): http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2009/10/30/the-king-of-queens-house Elite Universities in the USA Location of US Elite universities (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Stanford etc.) with seal and founding year. Christopher Columbus: Crossing the Atlantic (1492) On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus departed from Palos (Spain) with three ships to find a new sea route to China and India which were important trading partners for Europe. As everyone knows Columbus didn't reach India - he discovered a "new world". RAAM: Race Across America The World's Toughest Bike Race! A coast-to-coast bicycle marathon. Route: 3000 miles, 170,000 feet of climbing Crosses 12 states from west to east, passes through 88 counties and 350 communities Format: Solo, 2-, 4- and 8-Person relay teams EU member states with overseas countries All member states of the European Union and (partly) associated territories incl. country flag, sorted by date joined. Last Updated: 07/2013 Silicon Valley based companies Some notable high technology companies headquartered in the so called "Silicon Valley" in California: Google, Yahoo!, Apple, Pixar, Intel, Mozilla, Cisco etc. Michael Jackson's life on a map Michael Jackson's life on a map: Born: August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana Died: June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California The Sound of Music film locations Here are some original film locations of the movie "Sound of Music" in and around Salzburg in Austria. The movie had ten Oscar nominations and won five. Microsoft headquarters The headquarters of Microsoft Corporation - the world's biggest software developer - are located in Redmond, Washington. 'Father of the Bride' House This house is the family home in the movie "Father of the Bride" (1991) with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. UN departments The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation of 192 states founded in 1945. It's main aim is stopping conflicts and keeping peace between countries - the UN also provides a platform for dialogue and is negotiating in many issues. The headquarters are located in New York City. There are offices with different missions in Vienna, Geneva and Nairobi. Stonehenge and replicas Throughout the USA are these (funny) replicas of the famous Stonehenge stone formation. Microsoft's first Headquarters The Historic Microsoft Headquarters are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Microsoft Inc. was founded here and remained in Albuquerque from 1975 to 1979 before moving to Seattle. The plaque on the rock (Streetview) reads: Microsoft Inc., housed at this site from 1975 to 1979, was founded here by Paul G. Allen and Bill Gates, whose passion for technology and vision of "a computer on every desk and in every home" led to the development of Microsoft's groundbreaking software. Paul Allen and Bill Gates would like to acknowledge the important role that the city of Albuquerque played in the company's early development, offering an environment that stimulated creativity and encouraged entreprenurial spirit. Cheyenne Mountain Complex The Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado is/was a Operations Center for the US Air Force built inside a mountain. It was constructed in the 1960s during the Cold War - the command center of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and the monitoring center for the worldwide system of satellites were located in this facility. Since 2006 the facility is in so-called "warm stand-by" because the dangers of the Cold War are over now. The complex is also home to the fictional U.S. Stargate Command of the Science Fiction TV series Stargate. James Bond "Quantum Of Solace" filming locations James Bond: Quantum Of Solace (2008) is the 22nd movie in the 007-movie-series. The royal world premiere was on October 29th 2008 in London's Leicester Square. Add "Google Latitude" to your User profile If you want to share your current "Google Latitude" location in your GLOTTER User profile you just have to add a KML URL like http://www.google.com/latitude/apps/badge/api?user=1234567891011121314&type=kml (non working example!) to your Userdata: http://www.glotter.com/myprofile Give it a try! Bill Gates' house The house of Bill Gates - founder of Microsoft - is located in Medina near Seattle in Washington. It's nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 (adapted from the fictional estate in Citizen Kane). Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park is located in Queens, New York. It is a global sculpture made of steel (with a diameter of 120 feet = 36.57 meters it is the world's largest!) which was built for the World fair in 1964. Flushing Meadows park is featured in Men in Black (where the alien ship crashes into the Unisphere) and in the opening of King of Queens.