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Land of a Thousand Dances Issue Date: 10-25-1998

Cool Spots imageWith its medieval bazaars, sacred mosques and delicious kabobs, Turkey is a country that holds something for everyone. Its culture is neither Asian nor European, but somewhere in between. At the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Culture Web site, you'll immerse yourself in the art, architecture, history and music of this incredible land. Sail across the Mediterranean to www.kultur.gov.tr/EN to enjoy the wonders of the Old World. You'll explore such landmarks as the Derinkuyu Underground City,the Rumeli Fortress and the Shah Nadir Throne. Get ready to celebrate with the Turkish Ballet as it celebrates its 50th year, or check out the colorful costumes and jewelry still worn at traditional weddings and ceremonies. Welcome to Turkey!

Visit: www.kultur.gov.tr/EN
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New York's Mysterious Underground Issue Date: 10-11-1998

Cool Spots imageBeneath the bustling streets of New York City lies a world that most folks don't even realize exists. Power lines, cables, subway tunnels and water all make up part of this subterranean mix. At National Geographic's New York Underground, you'll be lowered down into the depths of this urban jungle. Look down the manhole at www.nationalgeographic.com/
features/97/nyunderground
and take a multimedia tour through a maze of secret passages, forgotten pipelines and age-old geology. With audio clips and animation, you'll uncover the many myths and legends here. Did you know that a 125-pound alligator was once pulled from a New York sewer? And don't forget to drop in on Tunnel No. 3--70 stories below daylight. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/nyunderground
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Bigger is Better Issue Date: 10-11-1998

Cool Spots imageIf bigger is better, then Robert Pershing Wadlow was the best human being to ever walk the face of the Earth. At a height of 8 feet, 11 inches, the Alton, Ill., native is known as the tallest person in history. Wadlow passed away in 1940, but his spirit and stature loom over the Internet at the Alton Museum of History and Art. Bring a stepladder out to www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow and gaze into the eyes of the "Gentle Giant." Find out why he was an inspiration to all those who knew him.

Visit: www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow
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China's Free Markets Issue Date: 09-20-1998

Cool Spots imageThe farmer's markets of China are fascinating places to visit, full of roving vendors, animated customers and all kinds of products and produce to choose from. The China's Free Markets Web site takes you from the farmer's fields to these aisles of hustle and bustle in the city. Get ready to trade and barter at www.saturdaymarket.com/
chinaveg
. With photos and stories, you'll discover how these free markets work, and why shopping and cooking are elaborate and time-consuming rituals in the Chinese culture. From garlic brokers to ointment gurus, you'll meet the many personalities selling their wares. Take a trip into a market basement, where you'll find live fish, swimming eels, crustaceans and mollusks from south China.

Visit: www.saturdaymarket.com/chinaveg
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History Heaven! Issue Date: 09-20-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom the American Civil War to the first lunar landing mission, humankind's past is both exciting and educational. At The History Place, www.historyplace.com you'll be able to take in archived photographs, timelines, documents and major speeches from the ages. Featured exhibits include a photo history of John F. Kennedy, the timeline of World War II in Europe and a chronological history of the American Revolution. Other treats include the majestic scenic photography of Ansel Adams and the life and times of Abe Lincoln. Points of view from historians around the globe and the Speech of the Week prove that history was never meant to be static. And don't forget to stop by the Homework Help page, where you can turn your next history paper from a chore into an adventure. Enjoy the drama as it unfolds before your eyes and ears! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.historyplace.com
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