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Statue of Liberty Fun Facts — The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

Statue of Liberty Fun Facts — The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation | Daily facts | Scoop.it

If you have ever visited the Statue of Liberty in person, you already know she's an imposing figure, but consider the following fun facts:


Official dedication ceremonies held on Thursday, October 28, 1886Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inchesHeight of the Statue from her heel to the top of her head is 111 feet, 6 inchesThe face on the Statue of Liberty measures more than 8 feet tallThere are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of LibertyA tablet held in her left hand measures 23' 7" tall and 13' 7" wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776)The Statue has a 35-foot waistlineThere are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 poundsTotal weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds)At the feet of the Statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyrannyDuring the restoration completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k goldThe exterior copper covering of the Statue of Liberty is 3/32 of an inch thick (less than the thickness of two pennies) and the light green color (called a patina) is the result of natural weathering of the copper
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American Robin

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Each year, we've had a pair of robins build their nest and raise their chicks under the drain-spout of our roof.  The cheerful singing of the male robins wakes us up each morning (though I must admit that the peeping of the chicks gets to be a bit much when they're waiting for breakfast).

Daily Facts's insight:

Most of us don't have to wander far to bird watch if you're happy to watch the American Robin.  They're one of the first to arrive in spring and happily hop along on front lawns searching for a meal of worms.

The American Robin is a member of the Bluebird and Thrush family.  It's called the 'American' robin because it was named after a similar (though smaller) bird found in Great Britain.

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