Cycads (division Cycadophyta ) are an ancient group of seed plants characterized by a large crown of compound leaves and a stout, erect trunk up to seven meters (23 feet) high. They are evergreen, gymnospermous, dioecious (separate male and female) plants having large pinnately compound leaves. They are frequently confused with and mistaken for palms or ferns, but are not closely related to either, belonging to their own division of plants.
Controversy General Motors found itself the focus of a boycott by gay rights groups when the company pulled advertising from the sitcom Ellen in 1997, which it deemed "controversial."  The company was not the only one to pull ads; other companies included Wendy's, J.C. Penney, Chrysler, and Johnson & Johnson.
The lion (Panthera leo) is an Old World mammal of the Felidae family and one of the four species of "big cats" (subfamily Pantherinae) in the Panthera genus, along with the tiger (P. tigris) , the leopard (P. pardus) , and the jaguar (P. onca) . The lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger, with some males exceeding 250 kilograms (550 pounds).
Previous (Felix Mendelssohn) Next (Felt) The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. It is principally used in criminal law in the United States legal system. The distinction is not made, or has been abolished, in many other legal systems.
Previous (Atabegs of Azerbaijan) Next (Atahualpa) Atacama Desert The Atacama Desert of Chile covers the northern third of the country stretching more than 600 miles (1,000km), and straddles the southern border of Peru. Bound on the west by barren hills and mountains on the Pacific coast, it extends east into the Andes Mountains.
The Minaret of Jam is located in the Shahrak District, Ghor Province, in western Afghanistan, by the Hari River. The 65 meters (210 ft) high minaret, surrounded by mountains that reach up to 2,400 meters (7,900 ft), had been built entirely of baked-bricks.  Famous for its intricate brick, stucco, and glazed tile decoration, the design consists of alternating bands of kufic and naskhi calligraphy, geometric patterns, and verses from the Qur'an (the surat Maryam, relating to Mary, the mother of Jesus).