Beverly Hills High School

A high school in Los Angeles earns money from oil.

  The Beverly Hills High School has 19 oil wells in its campus, which produce about 400 barrels of oil a day. As a result, the school earns about $300,000...
Hollywood Sign

The famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles originally read ‘Hollywoodland’.

  It was part of a real estate marketing campaign. Only in 1949 was the sign changed to Hollywood as it is today.  
Benitoite

Only in San Benito, California can benitoite be found in gemstone quality.

  Benitoite is a rare mineral which has also been called the blue diamond. While it can be found in various sites, only in San Benito, California can it be...
Los Angeles

The internet was born in Los Angeles.

  Specifically, Room 3420 of UCLA's Boelter Hall was where the first message was sent over the internet on October 29, 1969.  
Burials are Illegal in San Francisco

Burials are illegal in San Francisco.

  Since 1901, burials have been banned in San Francisco. Instead, the dead are buried in the nearby city of Colma.  
Bowfield Dam

Link #144: Britain Was Once a Peninsula

  Link #144: Britain Was Once a Peninsula We explained in our last post that the first documented contact between the Hawaiian Islands and Europeans was through James Cook. Cook, at...
Welcome to Hawaii

Link #143: The First Name Of Hawaii Was Sandwich Islands!

  Link #143: The First Name Of Hawaii Was Sandwich Islands! There are many characteristics and traits that Hawaiian Islands are associated with in people’s minds. One of these is the...
Kilauea Volcano

Link #142: Kilauea Volcano Has Been Erupting For 32 Years!

  Link #142: Kilauea Volcano Has Been Erupting For 32 Years! We told you about the Maleos in our last post. We told you how these birds incubate their eggs in...

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