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comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@ihtkwot, whatever the consensus of the most recognized cartographers of an era say is the boundary, that's where the boundary between continents is. This isn't a point of contention among countries in general, and so no country has ever formally made a decision that I know of. The practice has always been to just go with whatever the cartographers say. The wiki article says that the line is there because most cartographers in the countries that the wikipedia editors are from say it's there.
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comment When did navies stop giving out a drink ration to their sailors?
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Apr
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comment When did navies stop giving out a drink ration to their sailors?
@MichaelF yeah that is exactly what I remember reading.
Apr
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comment When did navies stop giving out a drink ration to their sailors?
@mgb I have only anecdotal information that it was to help keep discipline: I remember reading that somewhere. The source will come back to me eventually and I can go look at it then, and give a citation if it's an authoritative source. Eidetic memory accompanied by delayed recall of details is irritating sometimes.
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