Whiff of the World: The Leaning Tower of Pisa

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In August 9, 1173, construction started on a tower made of marble and rock called the Leaning Tower of Pisa. But in the late 1170’s thanks to the soft ground, it began to lean. To stabilize the lean, engineers dug a series of tunnels in a particular way, and steel cables also helped a lot […]

Whiff of the World: Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France on October 18, 1886. It was designed by a French sculptor named Frederic Bartholdi. The statue depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. She holds a tabula ansata in her left hand which has Roman numerals inscribed in it. JULY IV MDCCLXXVI: July 4, 1776. Weight […]

Whiff of the World- Country Edition: Japan

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With a population of about 125.8 million, Japan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Japan is part of The Ring of Fire, and three-fourths of the terrain is focused on mountains. Mt. Fuji is one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and it is a pilgrimage site for some of the […]

Whiff of the World Group

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  This is a place to travel the world. I will post Whiff of the World posts to travel around the word in your chair. Also publish your own posts about touring the world. This post is for talking about Where Your Dream Vacation Is in the comments! Have fun and jump at the chance to travel!