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Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?
It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time.
What is the largest and most powerful bird of prey found in the Americas?
Harpy eagle. Female harpy eagles typically weigh 6 to 9 kg (13 to 20 lb). An exceptionally large captive female, "Jezebel", weighed 12.3 kg (27 lb). The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States of America, weighs up to 6.3 kg (13.9 lb).
How is this tent house called?
Tipi. The tipi was used by the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains, because it could be disassembled and packed away quickly when a tribe decided to move. Tipis are stereotypically associated with Native Americans in the United States in general, however, Native Americans from places other than the Great Plains mostly used different types of dwellings.
To which family of birds does the one on the picture belong?
Heron. The boat-billed heron, colloquially known as the boatbill, is a member of the heron family, and was formerly thought to be in a monotypic family, Cochlearidae. It lives in mangrove swamps from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil. It is a nocturnal bird, and breeds semi-colonially in mangrove trees, laying 2–4 bluish white eggs in a twig nest.
Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)
From Italy. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America.
Which country is on the same island as the Dominican Republic?
Haiti. While the dominant language in Haiti is French, the Dominican Republic is Spanish-speaking. Both in terms of area and population (about 10 million), the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean state after Cuba.
Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for what crime?
Tax evasion. The federal authorities became intent on jailing Capone and prosecuted him in 1931 for tax evasion, which was at that time a federal crime and a novel strategy. He was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.
Where do pumas live in the wild?
In North and South America. Members of the Puma genus are primarily found in the mountains of North and South America, where a majority of individuals can be found in rocky crags and pastures lower than the slopes grazing herbivores inhabit.
Cocos Island is a part of...
Costa Rica. Cocos Island is located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 550 km from the Pacific shore of Costa Rica. It is an island designated as a National Park that does not allow inhabitants other than Costa Rican Park Rangers. It became UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1997.
What cattle breed is the symbol of the U.S. state of Texas?
Texas longhorn. The Texas longhorn is a hybrid of Spanish and English cattle and is known for its extremely long horns, which can extend to over 2 m. It became one of the state's official mammal symbols in 1995.