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What is a Solifugid
During the Iraq War, the humble solifugid became the notorious "camel spider" to the horrified soldiers who encountered it. In reality, it is a harmless arachnid that inhabits dry climates. Entomophobic readers can rest easy; there are no photos in this article.
Manhattan Episode 2 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The second episode gets even more intense. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
Why Are Seagulls Significant to Utah
Did you ever wonder why the California gull is the state bird of a landlocked, desert place like Utah? The answer lies in a cherished piece of Mormon folklore that grew up around an unusual natural event that happened during pioneer times.
Manhattan Episode 1 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The pilot episode shot near Santa Fe, should delight history buffs. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isnít much rainfall or snowfall, especially in the two southernmost states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the desert state of Nevada. This article concentrates on outdoor water use.
Southwest USA State Fairs
While there is some overlap between the Utah and New Mexico state fairs, you can actually plan to attend all five state fairs, even the huge one in Arizona that stretches for more than three weeks.
Basic Margarita Cocktail Recipe
No other cocktail except maybe a martini invites as much experimentation as the margarita, which can be made with blueberries, coconut, strawberries, peaches, melon, raspberries, or with basic tequila and orange liqueur as shown in this recipe.
Meteor Crater in Arizona
Meteor Crater in Arizona can be a good day trip for those who love science. Though it is described by some as a tourist trap because of its steep ticket price for its relatively limited offerings, it is worth it for amateur geologists and astronomers.
Who is Our Lady of Guadalupe
Who is Our Lady of Guadalupe? She is much more than the Catholic patron saint of the southwestern state of New Mexico. Pope John Paul II named her the spiritual patroness of the Americas, and she has long been a cultural symbol of Mexico.
Easy Basic Gazpacho Recipe
Summer in the southwestern United States can be hellishly hot, no question. There are times when you donít want to eat hot food. In fact, you donít even want a salad. Instead, nothing less than a liquid salad will suffice to cool you down. Gazpacho is such a thing.
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