Interesting facts about the London Eye

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel located along the River Thames in London, England. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, it has also been called by its owners the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, then the EDF Energy London Eye. Since mid-January 2015, it has been known as … Read more

Interesting facts about diamonds

Diamond is a precious stone consisting of a clear and colorless crystalline form of pure carbon, the hardest naturally occurring substance. The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek meaning “proper”, “unalterable”, “unbreakable”, “untamed”, “invincible”. Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 … Read more

Interesting facts about lighthouses

Lighthouse is a tower with a bright light at the top, located at an important or dangerous place regarding navigation (travel over water). The two main purposes of a lighthouse are to serve as a navigational aid and to warn boats of dangerous areas. It is like a traffic sign on the sea. The first … Read more

Interesting facts about trains

Trains are built to transport passengers or cargo along rail tracks. Trains can be powered by a variety of energy sources including steam, diesel and electricity. The development of the steam locomotive in the early 19th century transformed the world, carrying people and goods at unprecedented speeds around the globe.A steam locomotive generally burned coal … Read more

Interesting facts about gold

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. The symbol “Au” is from the Latin:‘aurum’ meaning ‘yellow’, derived from the word ‘aurora’ (‘dawn’). The word “gold” comes from the Old English word “geolu,” meaning yellow. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, metal. Gold is one … Read more