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Born at a young age, I grew up in a world where life had its ups and downs, which isn't a bad thing considering my father was a roller coaster mechanic. I came to hubpages because I heard that there was gold in them thar hills. But all I've found so far is a dribble of copper in my adsense account. Not to fear, I am tenacious when it comes to learning new things, always throwing myself into the deep end. Which would explain why as a child I almost drowned several times and couldn't be trusted unsupervised near pools or large bodies of water.

The only other things I can think of that can describe me is I never let my morals get in the way of doing what's right.

But enough about me, tell me about you.

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    How Bells Are Made

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    History of Australia

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    Bogota, Colombia

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    Cordoba, Spain

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    Mange

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    Quoits

    8 days ago

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    9 days ago

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    What is Abstract Expressionism?

    9 days ago

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    Why do people have Accents?

    9 days ago

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    How Decompression Chambers Work

    9 days ago

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  • Directing
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    Directing

    8 days ago

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    Videographer

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  • Box Camera
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    Box Camera

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    Lasso

    8 days ago

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    Massage Techniques

    9 days ago

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    How Hearing Aids Work

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    What is felt used for?

    8 days ago

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    Dolls

    9 days ago

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    What is Tatting?

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    Blacksmithing

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    Truffles

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    The History of the Girdle

    10 days ago

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    Pretzel

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    Rivets

    9 days ago

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    Muffler

    9 days ago

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    The Mullet

    9 days ago

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    Molasses

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    Magnifying Glass

    9 days ago

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    Tachometer

    10 days ago

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    How Dry Cleaning Works

    9 days ago

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    Scissors

    10 days ago

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    History of the Desk

    10 days ago

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    Gulliver's Travels

    9 days ago

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    10 days ago

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    Bushido

    9 days ago

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    The Chinchilla

    9 days ago

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    How Do Charities Work?

    8 days ago

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  • Chopsticks
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    Chopsticks

    10 days ago

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  • How To Play Chinese Checkers
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    How To Play Chinese Checkers

    8 days ago

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  • Binoculars
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    Binoculars

    10 days ago

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  • Birth Registration
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    Birth Registration

    9 days ago

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  • The Beatles
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    The Beatles

    9 days ago

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    What is Ambergris?

    9 days ago

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    Olympic Biathlon

    10 days ago

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  • Depilatories
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    Depilatories

    9 days ago

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    Types of Beer

    9 days ago

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  • Acoustics Definition
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    Acoustics Definition

    9 days ago

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  • What was the Bubonic Plague?
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    What was the Bubonic Plague?

    9 days ago

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  • What is Hypnotism?
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    What is Hypnotism?

    9 days ago

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    All About Candles

    9 days ago

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  • How Do Fireworks Work?
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    How Do Fireworks Work?

    9 days ago

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  • Adsorption
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    Adsorption

    9 days ago

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  • The White House
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    The White House

    7 years ago

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  • The Hammer
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    The Hammer

    9 days ago

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  • Kinds of Nails and Their Uses
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    Kinds of Nails and Their Uses

    7 years ago

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  • Aurora
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    Aurora

    10 days ago

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  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Poop
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    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Poop

    8 months ago

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  • Pewter
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    Pewter

    10 days ago

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    Taste

    10 days ago

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    Flounder

    10 days ago

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    The Safety Pin

    10 days ago

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    Mayo Clinic

    10 days ago

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    Fleas

    10 days ago

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    Parachutes and Skydiving

    9 days ago

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  • Trademarks
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    Trademarks

    10 days ago

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  • Sloth
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    Sloth

    10 days ago

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  • The Handkerchief
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    The Handkerchief

    10 days ago

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