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Jan
16
comment What came before the Zamboni?
This question posted today in honor of Frank Zamboni's 112th birthday.
Jan
16
asked What came before the Zamboni?
Jan
15
answered Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
Jan
15
answered When was the Eastern Front founded?
Jan
14
comment What percentage of the population in the “Old West” actually carried handguns?
Handguns, or just guns? Rifles and shotguns (capable of taking down game, as well as holding off attacks) would have been considered essential, but I could see where handguns might not have been as common.
Jan
11
comment What was the status of Arab Christians during the crusades?
Agreeing with astbada here. I actually rather like a lot of the content in this answer. If nothing else, its a cool perspective. But this isn't supposed to be a forum for general pure-opinion pieces.
Jan
11
comment What was the status of Arab Christians during the crusades?
I have also read (I'll try to dig up where) that entire besieged cities were slaughtered regardless of the actual religon of individual inhabitants. I suspect the concept of an Arab Christian would have seemed an oxymoron to your typical Crusader (as it probably does to a lot of "low-information" Christians today).
Jan
11
revised Why does the monarchy of Belgium still exist after Leopold 2?
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Jan
11
answered Why does the monarchy of Belgium still exist after Leopold 2?
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Jan
11
revised Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
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Jan
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revised Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
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revised Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
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answered Which Babylonian tablets contains the list of squares and cubes?
Jan
11
comment What was the reason for the Ottoman invasion of Otranto?
@astabada - Transpose FTL!
Jan
10
comment Gender Color Association: When did boys become blue and girls pink?
It definintely doesn't go back as far as recorded history, as blue is (perhaps arguably) a fairly recent color.
Jan
10
comment How many hours per day did a Sumerian farmer sleep?
@Drux - I'd be interested in that. Given the contents of some of the Old Norse myths and things like Beowulf, I'm guessing a lot of hanging out in a big fire-lit (and heated) halls was involved.
Jan
10
revised How come the British did not notify the Poles about the Molotov-Ribbentrop secret protocol?
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revised How come the British did not notify the Poles about the Molotov-Ribbentrop secret protocol?
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answered How come the British did not notify the Poles about the Molotov-Ribbentrop secret protocol?