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Ice usage before the industrial revolution

In some cases, before the industrial revolution, nobles and other elites had access to ice in regions where it wasn't naturally available. How could they get it? Was it simply transported in big ...
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Semiactive large volcanos that regularly erupt in the middle of nowhere? [closed]

Which volcanoes (not oceanic) are historically semi active and considered large and regularly erupt and are in the middle of areas with no population?
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How much did Pan Am tickets to the moon cost?

I was searching on line, and find a lot of references about the Pan Am moon tickets. I'm curious how much they were going to cost though. I saw somewhere said there was no down-payment... just ...
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Has there ever been a successful “Anarchy”? [closed]

By definition anarchism advocates a stateless society, so I guess I can't be talking about an Anarchist State or Country so I will just use state of anarchy (with no negative connotation). In any ...
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Recent History Books [closed]

I am trying to find some books that realistically depict middle class life in the 1940-1950's. I have recently discovered that the 20-30 year old generation can not even conceive of life before tv and ...
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What was it like to travel to Easter Island? [closed]

Reviewing the question "How did people travel to remote islands like Easter Island?, @dotancohen has a few additional questions: How long did they sail? How could they row for so long (exhaustion)? ...
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Did hanging tyres from Mostar's bridge help at all to protect it?

At various points (e.g. 00:14) in this BBC documentary on Mostar's Stari Most (Old Bridge) you can see dozens of car tyres hanging from the bridge prior to its destruction in the Croat-Bosniak ...
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Were there ever any documented cases about people with superior abilities? [closed]

Are there any records in the past about real people who possessed any superior powers? Extra strong, super fast, better than anyone else in something? I would like to know about someone like Goliath ...