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Top 10 facts about the Tower of London The Tower of London is one of the city’s most famous historical landmarks, and has a fascinating history. Here are 10 Tower of London facts. 1. It was built as a royal palace and a defence system The Tower was founded by William the Conqueror towards the end of the 1066. The primary function of military stronghold of the Tower didn’t change until the late 19th century. San Diego Zoo Animals & Plants Tropical rain forests form a lush, green band around the equator between the two latitudinal lines of the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. While covering less than 6 percent of Earth's surface, rain forests are home to more than 50 percent of the world's plant and animal species. A tropical rain forest gets more than 60 inches (1.5 meters) of rain per year, although some regularly get more than 200 inches (5 meters)! For comparison, San Diego gets around 9 inches (23 centimeters) per year.

Geography for Kids: Cambodia Capital: Phnom Penh Population: 14,952,665 Brief History of Cambodia: The most famous period in Cambodia's history came from 900 to 1400 AD during the rule of the Khmer Kingdom. The Khmer Kingdom ruled the area and was Southeast Asia's largest empire for part of its history. Their capital city was Angkor where its possible more than 1 million people lived at the height of its power. Fun Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts for Kids - Interesting Trivia & Information The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre pendente di Pisa) is a bell tower in Pisa, Italy. The Tower of Pisa is world famous for its prominent tilt to one side. The tower's foundations were built on soft subsoil which had difficulty supporting the tower's weight (14,500 ton). When the second storey was started the lean became noticeable and only got worse as construction continued. Originally the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees. After restoration work between 1990 and 2001 this angle was reduced to 3.97 degrees.

Rainforest Animals List With Pictures, Facts & Links to Further Information Rainforests cover between 6 and 7% of the world’s land surface, yet are home to more than half of all the world’s animal and plant species. In addition, it is thought that there are millions of species living in rainforests that are still to be discovered. Well-known rainforest animals include jaguars, tigers, howler monkeys, sloths, orangutans, spider monkeys, red-eyed tree frogs, poison dart frogs and green anacondas. (Click on the names for more information.) This page contains facts, pictures and links to further information on a wide range of rainforest animals from all around the world.

Cambodia Facts for Kids Remember the scene in the Disney movie Jungle Book where Mowgli and some naughty apes race through an abandoned city? Ancient, abandoned cities like the one in the movie really do exist. In Cambodia lies the remains of Angkor, a huge city built by the Khmer Empire between the ninth and 15th century. The city contains many temples built to worship Hindu gods.

20 Interesting Facts on Supertall Skyscrapers 1. “Skyscraper” originally was a nautical term referring to a small triangular sail set above the skysail on a sailing ship. It is first applied to buildings of steel frame construction in late 19th century where building highrises began. 2. 11 Amazing Rainforest Animals From slithering anacondas to fluttering blue morpho butterflies, rainforests teem with life—in fact, these precious ecosystems are home to 80 percent of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. The Rainforest Alliance works hard to protect rainforests and the biodiversity within them through the sustainable management of tropical forests, restoring degraded land surrounding forests, and protecting rivers and streams. Here are 11 amazing rainforest species we are helping to protect with our innovative approach to conservation:

Cambodia Facts for Kids Previously known as Khmer Empire, Cambodia is situated on the south of Mainland Southeast Asia. The official name of Cambodia is ‘Kingdom of Cambodia’ and traces its origins to the Khmer word ‘Kampuchea’. Kampuchea, in turn, came from a word in Sanskrit ‘Kambujadeśa’. During French colonization, it became Cambodge which was converted to Cambodia in the western world in English. The Cambodians call their country by the name of Prateh Kampuchea which means ‘Country of Kampuchea’.

Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts - GK for Kids The Leaning Tower of Pisa is amongst the most famous architectural landmarks of Italy.It is known as ‘La Torre Pendente’ in Italian. It is said that this tower was originally designed by an Italian architect Bonnano Pisano.It weighs around 14,500 tonnes and leans at a 10 degree angle. It stands on a clay foundation.Complete construction of the tower took over 800 years.The Leaning Tower of Pisa is only 55.86 meters tall and is the ‘smallest’ tower to have achieved worldwide recognition.It stood straight only for five years upon completion of its initial construction and then started leaning towards one side.Once the tower began to lean, the construction was halted for 100 years.