Eighty percent of all the Earth’s freshwater is either ice or snow.
No Anthony, it’s not the amount of snow that makes a blizzard but the amount of wind. According to the National Weather Service, a blizzard requires a snowstorm with 35 mph wind that reduces visibility to a quarter mile or less for three hours or more.
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The Nazis heavily used the ancient Roman highways Via Latina and the Appian Way during the Battle of Anzio.
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Oyster stew is not just popular among Southerners and Americans of Irish descent. It’s the traditional dish of The Gambia.
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The livers of losing gladiators were sold in Rome as a cure for epilepsy.
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Japanese for green is midori. If you want to say “green, green grass of home” in Japanese it would be “jitaku no midori no midori no kusa”.
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Daisy Greville Daisy Bell — Daisy in the 1892 hit “Daisy Bell” was Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick. The Countess will be forever part of history as her song was the first demonstration of speech synthesis when sung by an IBM 704 at Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1961.
Here is the history-making IBM version:
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Four kos make a yojan. Say what? Kos and yojan are units of distance that were used in India for about 3,000 years. A kos is equal to about two and a quarter miles.
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Arrests are never made in more than a third of U.S. homicides.
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The first “third party” in the United States was the Anti-Masonic Party. It won the governorships of Pennsylvania and Vermont, and took Vermont in the 1832 presidential election. It fizzled four years later. Its leaders backed William Henry Harrison and he just wouldn’t deny being a Freemason.