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revised Did a German Jew in the US Army save his home district from bombing?
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comment Which civilization is the first to know about the existence of the Arctic circle?
What "discovery of the equator" are you referring to? Our species pretty much evolved there.
Aug
28
comment Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
Actually, as edited this could be a pretty good answer, if it had a good link for some of the claims at the end of #3.
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Aug
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revised How were blacks excluded from juries in the US southern states in the 1930s?
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revised How were blacks excluded from juries in the US southern states in the 1930s?
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comment How were blacks excluded from juries in the US southern states in the 1930s?
Here's a link to an actual Alabama literacy test. See how well you'd do. I failed on the 4th question. 30.6K rep here, but apparently if my skin were a few shades darker I'd not be "literate" enough to vote in 1950 Alabama.
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answered How were blacks excluded from juries in the US southern states in the 1930s?
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comment Did anything come from Sparta, besides fitness and war?
I always viewed them as sort of the "jocks" of the Peloponnese. Athens was sort of the "nerds", interested in science and the arts. That means Athens got the last word, since they did most of the writing, so naturally the jocks didn't come out looking so great. :-)
Aug
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comment Korean DMZ Soldiers
"...keep any visitors safe." That seems legitimate. North Korea has been known to kidnap South Koreans.
Aug
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revised Did Andrew Jackson think the earth was flat?
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Aug
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comment Korean DMZ Soldiers
@jwenting - Still, the main thing I notice (as Tyler alluded to) is how underfed the DPRK's look compared to everyone else in the picture. I suspect that detail will jump out at any North Korean viewer as well.
Aug
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comment Getae, Dacians, and Goths
I'm a bit more forgiving of the "speculation" about the Goths origin, as that's the general vicinity all Germanic speakers seem to have originated from, and the Black Sea is certainly an outlier for Germanics. Still, that's debatable, and this is an excellent answer.
Aug
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comment What evidence connects Aaron Kosminski to Jack the Ripper?
@steelerfan - Probably. That's why I said, "no less than". :-)
Aug
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comment What evidence connects Aaron Kosminski to Jack the Ripper?
Could you possibly link the article? On the face of it, I'm not sure I agree with the logic in that excerpt, but I'd like to read a bit more context. Perhaps my qualms would be assuaged if I'd read more.
Aug
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answered What evidence connects Aaron Kosminski to Jack the Ripper?
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comment What was this small state in the south of France in 1789?
@andejons - Right. IOW: It was sort of a legal fig leaf to cover the fact that the papacy was being controlled by France.
Aug
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comment Is this true that the Russian economy was efficient during war II?
That bit about the 2-ocean navy is kind of important. If Churchill is to be believed, the armor used for tanks (particularly heavy ones I'd wager), competes directly with the armor needed for warships. If you want to compare overall productive capacity, you really need to take that into account.