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The floors of buildings are called stories because early European builders used to paint picture stories on the sides of their houses. Each floor had a different story.
The most expensive piece of property ever recorded was in October 1988, the Mediya Building in central Tokyo was sold for 358.5 million yen ($248,000) per square foot.
There are almost 314,000 million-dollar homes in the United States, and 41% of these are located in California.
Q. Whose mansion sold for about $2 million after just one day on the market?
A. Soon after the death of George Burns his home was put on the market; the home sold in 24 hours.
Q. Which U.S. hotel has more fountains than any other hotel in the world?
A. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada has more than 1,000 fountains embellishing an 11+ acre artificial lake.