Posts Tagged ‘Informative’

Red Scare

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Cold War, Historical
Red Scare is a phrase used to refer to periods of anti-Communism in the United States. The first "red scare" took place began towards the end of World War I and was generally characterized by worker revolution as well ...Read More »

Gretna Green

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Categories : Legal, Places & Locations
After a law was passed in England in 1753 that required parental consent for any marriage when the parties were both not 21 years old, the village of Gretna Green in Scotland became a very popular destination for eloping couples. ...Read More »

Surgeon’s Photograph

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Categories : Photographs
The Surgeon's Photograph is a photograph of what was purported to be the Loch Ness Monster. The photo was published in the Daily Mail in April of 1934 and was given its name because the source, a doctor, refused ...Read More »

Principle of Evil Marksmanship

{ Article added: 01/24/2010 }
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Categories : Movies
The Principle of Evil Marksmanship is the theory that the "bad guys" in films will invariably be very poor marksmen, almost always missing when attempting to shoot the main characters, or "good guys". The term, sometimes called the "Stormtrooper ...Read More »

Eternal September

{ Article added: 12/13/2009 }
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Categories : Technology
In the Usenet community, September was always a time when an influx of new users were seen, mostly due to the fact that college had begun and so new students were beginning to use the technology. In 1993, however, ...Read More »

Essex (whaleship)

{ Article added: 11/21/2009 }
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Categories : Historical
The Essex was an American whaling ship that was sunk by a sperm whale in 1820 and provided the inspiration for the novel Moby-Dick. The vessel was 87 feet long and was hunting in the Pacific Ocean with twenty-one ...Read More »

Manfred von Richthofen

{ Article added: 11/07/2009 }
Manfred von Richthofen was a famous flying ace in World War I who is more commonly known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful fighter pilot in the German Army Air Service and was credited with 80 ...Read More »