Thursday, April 02, 2009

Random Homeschool Trivia

This statue of William Penn is 37 feet (11- meter) tall and overlooks downtown Philadelphia. It is the tallest statue on any building in the world. Interested in more trivia?
  • Weighs 27 tons
  • Was set on the tower November 28, 1894
  • One hair strand is 4 ft long
  • foot length - 5 ft (now that's big)

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Anonymous said...

Here is some more trivia for you. For many years buildings were not allowed to be any higher than William Penn. They have done away w/ that rule and the Philadelphia skyline continues to grow.
When the Phillies play they put a HUGE Phillies hat on him. I think they do it for the others sports team but I am not sure. lol

Laura J.
who used to be able to see the Philly skyline from her old house.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks fun.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Not as impressive, but check out this statue of Lenin


Anonymous said...

Cy and I saw this!

Bre g

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL Show off, Bre.