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Want to be an instant insider in the District? Check out these five fantastic hidden gems and you'll be able to impress anyone with your knowledge! 1. The Einstein Memorial - An instant favorite for young and old, the Einstein Memorial on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences is at once impressive in scale and surprisingly clever. Robert Berks' unique sculpture is a thoughtful and relaxed depiction of the beloved physicist. Einstein holds in his hand a sheet of paper

Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person ever to earn a bachelor's degree. Her story is one of challenge and triumph—and a little bit of our nation's capital. Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. It might have been meningitis or scarlet fever that left her deaf and blind. Whatever it was, at 19 months, Helen Keller would neither see nor hear as long as she lived. Her parents, desperate for a way to help their daughter communicate, took her to

Want to see what you're "supposed to see" in DC? Grand Atlas can show you: On the Essential DC Tour, you'll get right up close to what makes Washington so famous. And Grand Atlas will make you feel like a VIP! Here are a few things you will see, but of course we'll show you so much more. You can read about all of the things you'll see on the Washingtonian tour here. 1. The White House Positively no visit to Washington is

“‘What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?’ So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply ‘They are merely conventional signs!’” — Lewis Carroll - The Hunting of the Snark The Earth spins on an axis. This means that the equator, halfway between the poles, divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres. The equator can be nowhere else. Its placement is determined by the physical world and lines of latitude are given values according to