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A Few Incredible Places You Have To See

Have you been looking for a new vacation location that will wow you for years to come, you should check out some of these great ideas. Some are adventurous, others are a bit more tourist-friendly, while some are just fascinating places that are found off the beaten path.

1. Stonehenge

Stonehenge is not just a pile of rocks. This ancient altar to the celestial bodies above is perfectly aligned with many stars that were visible in the years before telescopes.

Each rock that was used in the construction of this monument weighs several tons, making it a mystery as to how these stones were dragged into place.

2. Machu Pichu

80_-_Machu_Picchu_-_Juin_2009_-_edit.2Known for being the ruins of a lost Incan city, you can always learn new, exciting, and interesting facts about Machu Pichu. There is still an ongoing artifact retrieval effort, so it’s quite possible you might end up discovering a long lost piece of the historical puzzle.

3. Guoliang Tunnel

Located in China, this road is carved out of the side of a mountain, complete with openings for ventilation and views out of the mountain’s side. Guoliang is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world, but being able to say that you literally drove in a tunnel like Guoliang is an awesome bragging right.

4. Mount Everest

Known as the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest is a breathtaking tourist attraction for a multitude of reasons. Its spectacular view, the crisp mountain air, and the terrifying challenge of climbing up to the top make it irresistible to nature lovers, adventure junkies and sports enthusiasts alike!

5. Notre Dame

The famed French cathedral is considered to be one of the most amazing architectural wonders in Europe, as well as a major history magnet. It’s also a favorite for those who love the classic story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

6. The White Desert

Found in Egypt, this unique desert was once underwater. As a result, chalk from what was once the ocean floor has created amazing unique rock formations that jut out of the ground. They are located near the Black Desert and the Crystal Mountain.

7. Hell’s Door

800px-Darvasa_gas_crater_panoramaThis Turkmenistan fire pit is amazing. As one of the largest openings to one of the largest underground fires in the world, Hell’s Door is known for being a sight that is both terrifying and awe-striking. This worldly wonder is still very new compared to most of the others on this list. It was created in 1971 after a manmade fire became fueled with underground gasses.

8. Sanquingshan

This Chinese national park is known for granite outcroppings that are constantly surrounded by mists. You can check out the nearby waterfalls and springs, or you can climb the massive granite rocks. The surreal appearance of this park has made it a national – and global – treasure that inspired artwork for centuries.

5 Facts About Marijuana Usage In The United States

No other country is as divided on marijuana use as the US of A. Depending on where you get your facts from, you can have a completely different view on how much pot is being smoked in this country.

Have you ever wondered what are the real facts behind pot smoking in the United States? Here are some facts that may surprise – and even shock – the average reader.

1. Each day, approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time. Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States, and is also one of the most common. Every day, 6,000 people take their first puff of green. 100,000 Americans have tried smoking marijuana at least once in their lifetimes – that means that approximately 42% of all adults in the United States have tried marijuana at least once in their lives. About 20% of those people have smoked within the past year.

2. During the American Temperance Movement, marijuana was sold as a substitute for alcohol. America has always had a strange relationship with mind-altering substances, and during the 1890’s people who were working for the illegalization of alcohol suggested smoking marijuana as a substitute. Many states currently allow people who are sick with glaucoma, certain forms of cancer, and HIV to use marijuana to ease pain, improve appetite, and also help quiet anxieties that come with their illnesses. Continue reading