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The 5 W's: Where? - An Omnium-Gatherum of Penny Lane & Blueberry Hill Area 51 & Route 66 Foxholes & Catacombs & Other of Life's Fascinating Places - cover

The 5 W's: Where? - An Omnium-Gatherum of Penny Lane & Blueberry Hill Area 51 & Route 66 Foxholes & Catacombs & Other of Life's Fascinating Places

Erin McHugh

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

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Summary

A collection of quirky and unusual facts about locations real and fictional, including cemeteries, mafia homes, underwater hotels, and Bizarro World.  
 
From Arsenic Tubs, Mexico to Big Ugly, West Virginia, here’s where you’ll find plenty of fun facts. Discover the ins and outs of places almost unknown, locales that have captured your imagination, and spots worth finding out about—including the world’s best and most beautiful beaches. 
 
Where is . . .  
 
 . . . the seat of the Dalai Lama in exile? Dharamsala, India. 
 
 . . . the final resting place of Galileo, Machiavelli, and Michelangelo? Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, Florence, Italy. 
 
 . . . the first paved road? In Egypt. The road dates back 4,600 years to the time when the Great Pyramids were built. 
 
 . . . the largest desert on earth? It’s Antarctica, with 5.5 million square miles and less than 2 inches of rainfall per year. 
 
 . . . Lake Char­goggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg? In Massachusetts. It’s the longest name for a lake in the United States.
Available since: 06/14/2011.
Print length: 240 pages.

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