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Jul
20
comment How is the year “753 BC” given in ancient legends about the founding of Rome?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_of_Rome#Date
Jul
20
comment What did Kennedy know about Soviet missiles during the Cuban missile crisis?
"In 1961, the Soviets had only four intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). By October 1962, they may have had a few dozen, although some intelligence estimates were as high as 75." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_missile_crisis#Balance_of_power
Jul
18
comment Live mummification
@PieterGeerkens My highest voted answer on the site is on a question inspired by a movie: Was there an assassination attempt against Xerxes in the battle of Thermopylae?
Jul
17
comment Historical reasons of peaceful co-existence between China and India?
The almost continuous wall of mountains that separates the two countries was probably a factor, especially in pre-industrial times...
Jul
9
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
8
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@MarkC.Wallace Don't worry about it. I was hoping someone would find the time to find some proper sources for my comment, good thing you did. I'm here for the answers, couldn't care less for the rep.
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
comment Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
I've added your comment to my answer @Wrzlprmft, that's an excellent Q&A pair, it deserves all the visibility it can get.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Hey, unique opportunity to upvote myself! Thanks for taking the time to convert my comment to a proper answer.
Jul
8
revised Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
added 206 characters in body
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Appian recorded Mark Anthony's funeral oration in his Civil Wars books. No idea how accurate Shakespeare's version is (or even if it's based on Appian's).
Jul
8
revised Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
removed unnecessary fluff
Jul
8
answered Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
Jul
7
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
e-mail, in a form that's very similar to what we know today, has been around since the early 60's: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email#Origin. It didn't really "develop in tandem with the internet", the internet just made it accessible to a whole lot more people.
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
"Also, if mom picks up the phone and hears the modem noise, you get yelled at, "GET OFF THE COMPUTER!"" Nostalgia +1
Jul
1
revised Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
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