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comment Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
Hmmm. Any info on this "northern European 'handshake'" from your second quote?
Sep
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comment Has the USA ever taken unilateral military action?
@Vector - Debatable. However, ignoring those does not significanly alter the answer either.
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comment Has the USA ever taken unilateral military action?
I know this looks trivial to answer, but IMHO this is the kind of question it would be good to have an answer to here.
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answered Has the USA ever taken unilateral military action?
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Sep
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revised Where, exactly, was the “Sudetenland?”
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Sep
16
comment Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
I think he means the handshake you see sometimes in fantasy movies/TV shows where the two parties grasp each other's forearms. The only picture I could find online was this one
Sep
16
comment Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
Good answer as it goes, but has nothing whatsoever to say about the forearm-grip handshake (the subject of the question)
Sep
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comment Why was the water in roman fountains cold?
@LennartRegebro - So you are saying they don't hold water?
Sep
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comment What happened to insurance companies after the 9/11 attacks?
Note that Congress actually stepped in with legislation to protect the WTC and the airlines (and by extension, their insurers) from liability for 9/11.
Sep
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comment What happened to insurance companies after the 9/11 attacks?
Cleaned up the English. Please try to post with your best English possible, Rodrigo. I don't mind doing some cleanups to reveal the occasional gem, but making major edits like this is a lot of work.
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revised What happened to insurance companies after the 9/11 attacks?
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Sep
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revised Are the Samaritans descendants of Israel's lost tribes, and so rightfully considered Israelites?
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comment Are the Samaritans descendants of Israel's lost tribes, and so rightfully considered Israelites?
@Vector - I don't think so. For instance, the USA is full of folks with genetic material from all over the earth, however, they almost universially speak a dialect of AmE, so language is a far better marker of who is an American. Perhaps this is an exreme example, but examples of folks migrating and either assimilating or developing their own culture abound, even in ancient history. So for my purposes I'm almost always more interested in the cultural heritage of a people, not their genetic heritage. Language is much more useful for that.
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answered Are the Samaritans descendants of Israel's lost tribes, and so rightfully considered Israelites?
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revised Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
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