History

Egyptian crook and flail

These ancient Egyptian symbols -- the crook and flail -- became the symbols of a pharaoh's authority. The shepherd's crook (heka) meant "kingship", while the flail (nekhakha) represented the fertility of the la... See it!

US map

Here's a US map showing all 50 states -- the mainland of America, and also Alaska and Hawaii. (Just click the image to get a larger print-ready version.) ... See it!