Oct
29
2009
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How do we know that there are an infinite number of prime numbers?

The first 500 primes, plotted in a spiral (image by modern_carpentry - CC-BY)REFINANCEHOMEMORTGAGEE.COM A prime number is any number that can be divided only by itself and one. For example, 7 and 11 are prime numbers, but 12 is non-prime (because it can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6 in addition to itself and one). Around 300 BCE, Euclid deduced that there must be an [more...]

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Oct
26
2009
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What is Las Vegas city profile?

Las Vegas - courtesy matze_ott - CC-BYLas Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada.  In 1855, Mormons arrived in Las Vegas and established a fort.  Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911 and is the largest American city officially founded in the 20th century.  Well known areas such as the Las Vegas Strip are not part of [more...]

Oct
25
2009
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What sites are there to see in Independence, Missouri, related to Harry S. Truman?

The Truman Home in Independence, Mo. title=treatment for hives Independence, Missouri, is the city where U.S. President Harry S. Truman grew up, and the town is proud of that aspect of its history. Among the Truman related sites to visit are: The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, has numerous exhibits related to Truman's life. It also hosts community events such [more...]

Oct
25
2009
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What religious sites are there to see in Independence, Missouri?

The Community of Christ temple rises about 300 feet above Independence, Missouri. This photo is from inside its sanctuary, looking upward. The inset is of its exterior. Mvguy photos. CC-BY.For those interested in American frontier religious history, the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Independence City is well worth a visit. One of the first things visitors to Independence are likely to notice is the 90-meter-tall (300 feet) Community of Christ temple, as it is by far the tallest structure in the city. The temple [more...]

Oct
25
2009
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Is corned beef and cabbage really Irish?

Happy St. Patrick's Day - courtesy mccun934 - CC-BYIs corned beef and cabbage really Irish? Well, the short answer is that corned beef and cabbage is about as Irish as spaghetti and meatballs. The dish was actually invented in the United States in the mid 1800's, though it was developed by Irish immigrants. Since cattle were used for milk rather than meat in [more...]

Oct
24
2009
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Did the ancient Romans have a healthy Mediterranean diet?

Mushrooms for lunch! (photo by orsorama - CC-BY)The Ancient Romans were known for their highly evolved civilization, and for their inventions like the aqueduct. They were also known to love food and eating, and they often threw elaborate banquets to impress their friends with their knowledge of food and wine and to show off their wealth. That wasn't how they ate all [more...]

Oct
23
2009
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Can I name an asteroid?

Amateur astronomers are still discovering asteroids. (Photo by by Ryan Wick CC-BY 2.0)Asteroids, or minor planets, are bodies in the solar system which are smaller than the planets, but larger than meteoroids. Most of them are to be found orbiting between the planets of Mars and Jupiter. However, there are many which pass near earth, and it is a possibility of a collision with one of these [more...]

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Oct
22
2009
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What is St. Louis city profile?

St. Louis - courtesy lunaport - CC-BYlink St. Louis is the largest city in the state of Missouri, founded in 1763 and named after King Louis IX of France.  In August 1876 the City of St. Louis voted to secede from St. Louis County and become an independent city. It was once the fourth largest city in the United States, but [more...]

Oct
21
2009
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What is Dallas city profile?

Dallas - courtesy austrini - CC-BYwrite a essay Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas, founded in 1841 and incorporated as a city in 1856. Dallas is a place with lots to offer and an immense and varied set of attractions. There is the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas World Aquarium, artistic districts, and Dallas Cowboys Football (America’s Team) among [more...]

Oct
20
2009
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What is Anchorage city profile?

Anchorage - courtesy Alaskan Dude - CC-BYforex broker comparison Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and has more than 40 percent of the state's population. The city grew from being chosen as the site, in 1914, of a railroad construction port for the Alaska Railroad and incorporated on November 23, 1920. On March 27, 1964, Anchorage was hit by the [more...]

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