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8 Things About Americans That Might Surprise Visitors

Visiting America can be a mind-blowing experience. There are so many beautiful places to see, cities to wander, and regions to explore. There's also a good chance visitors will experience culture shock.<p>If you're American, you probably think the following eight things about American culture are …

The 7 Most Random Things To Ever Deserve A Monument

They're not your average war memorials.<p>However, these monuments celebrate some equally interesting items.<p><b>Ben Franklin's kite</b><p>St. Stephen's Church in Philadelphia has a bizarre plaque on its wall, explaining that the church was "built on the site where Ben J. Franklin flew his famous kite." How …

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Every Street In This Dutch Neighborhood Has A Lord Of The Rings Name, Which Is Awesome

LOTR fans, your dream hath cometh true. There is a town in the Netherlands called Geldrop, and it's got a neighborhood where every street is named after a resident of Middle-earth.<p>They're all organized by category: The north part of the neighborhood has the Gondorian streets, like Boromir and …

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