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Eiffel Tower Turns 125 Today: Can You ID the Real One?

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 31st 2014 01:03 PM
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Today marks the 125th birthday of Paris's Eiffel Tower. Erected for the 1889 World's Fair, Gustave Eiffel's controversial 324-meter structure (the tallest manmade object in the world at the time) was only supposed to last for 20 years. Not only has it endured, but it's inspired dozens of copycats -- and I'm not just talking about the trinkets for sale in finer souvenir stores throughout Paris.

According to Wikipedia (yes, that's just weak research), there are 35 replicas worldwide. Nine photos of Eiffel Towers follow. Can you ID the real one? The answer is at the end of the article.
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Points of Interest: Karl Lagerfeld's Grand Macau Hotel, Tour 'True Detective's' Louisana

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 7th 2014 09:01 AM
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Karl Lagerfeld to design a Macau hotel, tour of True Detective's Louisiana and a family is accused of traveling the country to shoplift $7 million of merchandise are among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Airpnp Helps Find Terrific Toilets, Budapest Hotel Has a Michael Jackson Memorial Tree Outfront

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 5th 2014 10:30 AM
Public Art Installation Of Decorated Toilets Aims To Promote Project Providing Facilities For Homeless
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Using Airpnp to find toilets, a Michael Jackson memorial tree in Budapest and watching planes land from space are among today's points of interest.
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Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach; DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Airport; Waldorf Astoria Beijing: 3 New Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 4th 2014 11:28 AM
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Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach; the DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Airport; and the Waldorf Astoria Beijing highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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Points of Interest: Cell Phone Map Use Legal for California Drivers, American Ends Bereavement Fares

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 28th 2014 10:58 AM
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California drivers can now use phone maps, American Airlines ending bereavement fares and the tourism industry's lobbying against Arizona's anti-gay bill are among today's points of interest.
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