Its official name may lack a bit of pizazz, but the Richat Structure makes up for it with its cool nickname, the Eye of the Sahara. This incredible phenomenon found no where else on earth was initially thought to be the result of a meteor crash. Instead, scientists believe that it is a circular anticline whose crust has eroded over time. Out-Of-This-World Destinations (PHOTOS)
Out-Of-This-World Destinations (PHOTOS) Its official name may lack a bit of pizazz, but the Richat Structure makes up for it with its cool nickname, the Eye of the Sahara. This incredible phenomenon found no where else on earth was initially thought to be the result of a meteor crash. Instead, scientists believe that it is a circular anticline whose crust has eroded over time. The result?
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Charlie Sheen Reveals Goddess Sleeping Arrangement Charlie Sheen's media blitz continues, and Tuesday he spoke with Howard Stern about his "goddesses," the two live-in girlfriends who help him care for his young sons. Sheen revealed that Natty (a bikini model) and Rach (formerly known as Bree, her porn star name), sleep in separate beds in the same room - and he gets to pick which bed he sleeps in. ROBIN QUIVERS: But how do they work it?
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Today - A state of decline? A spate of head-scratching is sweeping the usually self-confident United States, as political commentators warn of the decline of the great nation. These so-called "declinists" are nothing new - they have been issuing their gloomy predictions since Russia beat the US into space - but with rocketing debt and fractious political battles, their argument has more weight than ever. When I lived in Washington DC as the BBC's North America editor, we used to drive the children two hours north to Hershey's Chocolate World. Amid the glorious chocolatey smell, you are greeted by a film that sums up US optimism. "Milton S Hershey, father of the American chocolate industry, started in failure and ended in success, because he was honest, smart and believed that a good tasting product was more important than anything else," booms the all-American voice.
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