Babylon, Africa and John Wayne

Q: Where, on a modern map, can one find the ancient city of Babylon?
A: If you locate the Iraqi town of al-Hillah, near the Euphrates River, about 110 kilometres south of Baghdad, you'll be pretty close.

Africa is the world's second-largest continent in both area and population, but it still has fewer inhabitants than China.

John Wayne didn't need platform boots to stand tall; he stood 6'4" and wore a size-11 boot. In his college days, under his given name, Marion Morrison, the Duke was a varsity football player for the University of Southern California.