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  • What is the difference between crocodiles and alligators?
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    What is the difference between crocodiles and alligators?

    10 days ago

    Also called caymans and gavials, crocodiles and alligators are large amphibious reptiles belonging to the genus Crocodylus. They were once widely distributed throughout the world but are now found only in swampy areas...

  • What was the Black Death?
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    What was the Black Death?

    4 years ago

    Black Death was a devastating plague that struck Europe in the late 14th century. It received its name from the black spots that appeared on the skins of its victims. The Black Death was bubonic plague or its more...

  • How are Almonds Grown?
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    How are Almonds Grown?

    4 years ago

    Almond is the name of a popular edible nut of the tree that bears it. The tree is a member of the rose family, Rosaceae. It has been in cultivation in eastern Mediterranean countries and the Middle East from very...

  • What is Semantics?
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    What is Semantics?

    4 years ago

    Semantics is the study of the relationship between words and the things or ideas to which they refer. Semantics involves such varied subjects as linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and mathematics. Often,...

  • What is a Vampire Bat?
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    What is a Vampire Bat?

    9 days ago

    The vampire bat is a genus of blood-sucking bats of the carnivorous family Phyllostomatidae, distinguished by leaf-like nasal appendages, three joints to the middle finger, and often well-devel­oped median incisors....

  • What is Blight?
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    What is Blight?

    4 years ago

    Blight is a general term for a symptom of plant disease characterized by a yellowing and browning of plant tissue and a subsequent drying up of tissue without rotting. The term can denote the symptoms of a specific...

  • What are Boobies?
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    What are Boobies?

    4 years ago

    Belonging to the family Sulidae, there are six species, members of the genus Sula, of the large seabird known as the booby. Found mainly in tropical areas of the South Seas, some also range along the southern coast of...

  • What is a Metaphor?
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    What is a Metaphor?

    9 days ago

    A metaphor is a figure of speech in which one kind of object or idea is compared or identified with another kind in order to suggest a Similarity between them. Often the comparison is a highly imaginative one between...

  • What is Kidnapping?
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    What is Kidnapping?

    4 years ago

    The original meaning of the word kidnapping was the carrying away of a person to forced labor in the British colonies in America. Blackstone in his Commentaries defines it as "the forcible abduction or stealing...

  • What causes Heartburn?
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    What causes Heartburn?

    4 years ago

    Not since you left the old neighborhood have you tasted Italian food like this. Antipasto replete with shimmering red peppers, spicy pepperoni, and black olives straight from the barrel. Thick hunks of bread and...

  • What is legal tender?
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    What is legal tender?

    10 days ago

    Legal tender in commerce and law, is the power to extinguish or satisfy debts. This power is conferred upon money by legislative action. In popular usage legal tender is currency that the law specifies that debtors...

  • What are the Symptoms of Measles?
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    What are the Symptoms of Measles?

    4 years ago

    Measles are an infectious fever, occurring mostly in children, characterized by a typical skin eruption and accompanied by a catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and respiratory passages. ...

  • How Much Should I Feed My Dog (or Cat)?
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    How Much Should I Feed My Dog (or Cat)?

    4 years ago

    How much you feed your pet can be as important as what you feed your pet. Overfeeding may very well be the most common pet-care mistake people make. Keep an eye on your dog or cat's weight, and control how much he eats...

  • Who is susceptible to vitamin deficiency?
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    Who is susceptible to vitamin deficiency?

    10 days ago

    Serious deficiency diseases like rickets or beriberi are almost non-existent in developed countries. However, there are certain defined groups in the community who are more at risk of vitamin deficiency than others....

  • When Was The Pen Invented?
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    When Was The Pen Invented?

    4 years ago

    The modern pen had its origin in the reed or calamus, which is still used for writing in the East. The ancient Egyptians, like the Chinese and Japanese of the present day, used a brush for writing, while the Romans and...

  • How Grammar Works
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    How Grammar Works

    4 years ago

    Grammar is the systematic analysis of a language. The purposes for which the analysis is undertaken and the lines along which it is carried out may vary considerably. Descriptive grammar deals with the analysis of a...

  • What is the Best Glute Exercise?
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    What is the Best Glute Exercise?

    4 years ago

    To develop the gluteus maximus and the upper portion of the hamstring muscles, most bodybuilders do squats and lunges. However, most of the results are seen in the hamstrings since most individuals do not go deep enough...

  • How to Treat Insomnia
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    How to Treat Insomnia

    4 years ago

    Of the many forms of mental suffering, it is doubtful if there is any to be compared with the affliction of persistent sleeplessness. It is most incapacitating to both mind and body. After a succession of wakeful nights...

  • What are the Symptoms of Flu?
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    What are the Symptoms of Flu?

    4 years ago

    This is a disease which has ravaged mankind throughout the centuries. One of the most serious outbreaks recorded was that of 1918-1919, when the disease, starting in the East, swept over the greater part of the world,...

  • How is Carpet Made?
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    How is Carpet Made?

    4 years ago

    The basic materials used in the manufacture of carpets are yarns or threads of various types spun from a number of natural and synthetic fibers. The natural fibers include wool, the one most commonly used in...

  • How is Butter Made?
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    How is Butter Made?

    4 years ago

    Butter is the fat from milk of cows and other mammals (e.g. goats or sheep). An average composition is 81.5 per cent milkfat, 15.9 per cent water, up to 2.5 per cent salt, and up to 2.0 per cent milk protein and other...

  • How is Wealth Measured?
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    How is Wealth Measured?

    5 years ago

    To most people a wealthy person, community, or nation is one that is "well off" or "rich" in the sense of possessing those things which contribute to material welfare. These notions convey the...

  • What is Food Poisoning?
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    What is Food Poisoning?

    5 years ago

    Food-poisoning, a term that generally refers to outbreaks of acute illness-pain, vomiting and diarrhea which occur shortly after a meal. Food-poisoning is caused principally by the contamination of food by bacteria...

  • What is an Emerald?
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    What is an Emerald?

    5 years ago

    Emerald is a rich green gemstone of the highest rank, second in value only to ruby and much more costly per carat than diamond or sapphire. Emerald is a variety of the silicate mineral beryl. It does not form crystals...

  • Facts about Bananas
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    Facts about Bananas

    5 years ago

    Banana is a perennial seed plant that produces an edible fruit, also called a banana. It is found in tropical regions. Distribution of Bananas A native of the East Indies or Malay Archipelago, the banana was...

  • How to Carve Meat
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    How to Carve Meat

    5 years ago

    The Principles of Good Carving Good carving is an economy. A skilled carver makes a joint go much further than one who merely hacks off the meat. If possible, always allow the meat to 'rest' in a warm place for 10-15...

  • How to Become a Knight!
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    How to Become a Knight!

    5 years ago

    The word knight is said to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon Cniht, a servant, one who serves. Hence in feudal times it was used for certain persons doing service to a superior lord or the king, the same as duke...

  • Methods of Cooking
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    Methods of Cooking

    5 years ago

    Cooking is the preparation of food by heat. Cooking makes food more tender and palatable. It may also improve the digestibility of food by breaking down complex nutritional elements or by softening tough tissues that...

  • What is a Temple?
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    What is a Temple?

    5 years ago

    A temple is a building or enclosed area set aside for religious worship or as a dwelling for a deity. Temples often contain sacred relics, statues, and other important objects related to the god or gods being worshiped....

  • What is a Chronograph?
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    What is a Chronograph?

    5 years ago

    A chronograph is a device used to measure, and to produce visual or permanent records of, the duration of events lasting from fractions of a second up to 12 hours. Chronographs that are used to measure and give a visual...

  • What is Worship?
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    What is Worship?

    5 years ago

    Worship is divine honors paid to God, specifically words addressed to Him, either said or sung, or acts performed in His honor. The term is derived from Anglo-Saxon weorthscipe, meaning "worth ship", the...

  • What are the causes of Jaundice?
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    What are the causes of Jaundice?

    5 years ago

    Jaudice is a condition in which the skin and eyes become yellowish in color. Jaundice, also known as icterus, is not a disease but is usually a harmless sympton of an underlying disorder. It results when there is an...

  • Who was Geronimo?
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    Who was Geronimo?

    5 years ago

    Geronimo was an American Indian warrior of the Chiricahua Apache. Although he was not of the stature of Mangas Coloradas or Cochise, the press coverage given campaigns against him, and his penchant for publicity made...

  • What is Love?
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    What is Love?

    5 years ago

    Love is a feeling of strong or deep affection. It is one of the basic human emotions, and yet one of the most complex and difficult to define. Love is often associated with such feelings as passion, joy, enthusiasm,...

  • What is Fear?
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    What is Fear?

    5 years ago

    Fear is an emotional reaction, often violent, to a real or imagined threat. Fear in human beings is believed to be learned rather than instinctive. Shortly after birth, the young of many animals are capable of...

  • What causes Indigestion?
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    What causes Indigestion?

    5 years ago

    Indigestion is a nonmedical term commonly used to describe any discomfort following eating. Among the most common types of discomfort are heartburn (a burning pain in the middle of the chest), nausea, cramps, and...

  • What causes Jealousy?
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    What causes Jealousy?

    5 years ago

    Jealousy is an emotional attitude directed toward another person (or persons) who is seen as usurping possessions or privileges felt to be properly one's own. It delives from a sense of personal insecurity and is...

  • Where is your Gallbladder?
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    Where is your Gallbladder?

    5 years ago

    The gallbladder is a small pouch attached to the side of the bile duct, the tube that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine. A gallbladder is found in about two thirds of all vertebrate animals. Its...

  • What is Science Fiction?
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    What is Science Fiction?

    5 years ago

    Science Fiction, also known by the initials SF or as Sci Fi, and even SyFy, is commonly defined as fiction in which some aspect of science forms an element of the plot or background. But 20th century Sci Fi authors,...

  • What are Runes?
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    What are Runes?

    5 years ago

    Runes are the characters used in writing by the Teutonic tribes of northwestern Europe in early times. Three classes of runes are recognized, Anglo-Saxon, German and Scandinavian, but the differences of form which...

  • What is a Trust Company?
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    What is a Trust Company?

    5 years ago

    A trust company is a corporation whose function is to act as trustee under a contract known as a trust agreement. A trust arises when one party receives property to hold and protect for the benefit of another in...

  • Who Invented the Umbrella?
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    Who Invented the Umbrella?

    5 years ago

    An umbrella is a device used for protection against the sun or rain and snow. The word derives from the Latin umbra, meaning "shade." A parasol is a small, delicate umbrella used especially by women as a...

  • What is Devaluation?
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    What is Devaluation?

    5 years ago

    Devaluation is an official decrease in the par value of a currency. Most countries that are members of the International Monetary Fund have registered the par value of their currencies with the IMF. The par value is...

  • What is Purgatory?
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    What is Purgatory?

    5 years ago

    Purgatory, in Roman Catholicism, is a place, state, or condition after death in which the, soul is purged, or purified, of imperfection before it is admitted to the vision of God. Such souls belong neither to those who...

  • What is National Income?
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    What is National Income?

    5 years ago

    National income is a measure of a nation's economic productivity. Related measures of the productivity of an economy are gross national product (GNP), net national product (NNP), personal income, disposable income, and...

  • What is Navigation?
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    What is Navigation?

    5 years ago

    Navigation is the process of directing the movement of a craft from one point to another. The term is derived from the Latin words navis meaning "ship" and agere meaning "to move" or "to...

  • Mongolia in the 20th Century
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    Mongolia in the 20th Century

    5 years ago

    In the 20th century, the obvious weakening of Manchu control in China led to new jockeyings aimed at redrawing the lines of force in central Asia. Japan came onto the Asian mainland, and by secret treaties with Russia...

  • Grammar: Tense
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    Grammar: Tense

    5 years ago

    Tense is the grammatical capability of verbs to show by distinctive forms or arrangements the time when the action of the verb occurs, occurred, or will occur. "Tense" is derived from Latin tempus (time). Any...

  • What was the Beat Generation?
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    What was the Beat Generation?

    5 years ago

    Beat Generation is a term that became widely current in the mid-1950's in the United States to denote men and women in their teens and early twenties who affected an alienation (also referred to as disengagement and...

  • What were Burial Acts?
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    What were Burial Acts?

    5 years ago

    Burial Acts, in Britain, were passed between 1852 and 1906, to govern the place and manner of burial. Systematic legislation was required to meet the new problems arising from the growth of urban centers. More recent...

  • What is National Debt?
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    What is National Debt?

    5 years ago

    National debt is the total amount owed by a national government. A government pays for its programs by taxing or by borrowing. If it borrows, it adds to the nation's public debt. Composition of the Debt In the...

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