San Francisco Marriott Marquis // (c) Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Company for Executive Women

Which hotel brand was recently named as one of the top ten companies for employing women executives? Marriott International was recently recognized by the National Association for...
Julia Butler Hansen // (c) 2010 USFWS Pacific

National Wildlife Refuges Named for Women

How many national wildlife refuges are named for women? The National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), which includes more than 560 refuges and 38 wetland management districts throughout the...
Hartland Covered Bridge // (c) 2014 Province of New Brunswick

World’s Longest Covered Bridge

Where is the world's longest covered bridge located? The 1,282 foot Hartland Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the world, is located in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada. Originally...

First City With All-Black Radio Format

Which U.S. city was home to the first radio station to be programmed entirely by African Americans? WDIA (1070 AM), in Memphis, Tenn. is the first radio station...
Blue-Naped Chlorophonia at the El Dorado Lodge, located in Magdalena, Colombia // (c) 2013 IPC Raleigh / Flickr.com

Country With the Most Bird Species?

Which country has the largest number of bird species? A scientific publication recently confirmed that the official number of birds registered in Colombia has exceeded 1,900 species. This...
Great Fountain Geyser with sunset // (c) 1997 J Schmidt / National Park Service

The Oldest National Park in the United States

What is the oldest national park in the United States? On March 1, 1872, Ullysses S. Grant signed into law an order to forever designate Yellowstone as a...
Guards stand at ticket collection booths at the Beijing train station during Chinese New Year break. // (c) 2012 Liz Phung / Flickr.com

World’s Largest Annual Human Migration

In which country does the world's largest annual human migration occur? In China, during the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, more than 100...
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. has hundreds of original, historic artifacts on display. // (c) Smithsonian

Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC

How many museums does the Smithsonian operate in Washington DC? The Smithsonian Institution operates 15 museums in Washington D.C., including Anacostia Community Museum Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Arts and Industries Building Freer Gallery...
London Underground // (c) 2013 Andreia, Mayer 8/Flickr.com

World’s Oldest Subway System

What is the world's oldest subway system located? London was the first city in the world to provide a solution to metropolitan congestion, when in 1863 it introduced...
Louisville MEGA Cavern has recently opened Mega Quest, the world's only underground aerial ropes challenge course. // (c) 2013 Mega Quest

World’s Only Underground Ropes Course

Which U.S. city is home to the world's only underground ropes course? Louisville Mega Cavern has recently opened Mega Quest, the world's only underground aerial ropes challenge course,...
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is located in downtown Detroit // (c) 2011 sj carey / buckshot jones / Flickr.com

Tallest Hotel in America

In which city/state is the tallest hotel in America located? Note: When this story was published, it was accurate. However, Marriott Hotels has since opened the Courtyard New...
The USS Oriskany // (c) Barry Shively / Florida Department of State

Largest Artifical Diving Reef

Which U.S. city and state is home to the world's largest artificial diving reef? Located off Pensacola, Fla., the veteran aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is the largest artificial...

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