Pieter Geerkens
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Why did the Royal Society in 1771 believe that a continent further south than Australia should exist?
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How confusing was British currency compared to decimal currency circa 1850?
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Is this a Sherman, and if so what model?
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What other one word responses have been made to military ultimatums besides "Nuts!", "Mokusatsu" and "If"?
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What happened to the undergrad students who attended the Feynman Lecture Series in 1961-63?
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Who was the last person "Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered" under British jurisdiction?
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What is a "Schwedenschanze" on an 1830's map of Eastern Bavaria?
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What were the rights and responsibilities of (various classes of) 11th century English commonfolk?
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How well did William III speak English at time of the Glorious Revolution in 1688?
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Who actually paid for the American State Visit Brooch?
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What do we know about the squadron that evacuated Moore's force after Corunna?
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Can anyone find a picture of NSDAP & KPD Workers eating lunch together in 1932 during Berlin Transit Workers Strike?
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What solar event caused massive aurora borealis in the mid 1960's?
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Are these two images of Juan Diez Porlier or Francisco Espoz y Mina?
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Which SF author was unable to check his own work out of the library due to insufficient security clearance?
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What is the oldest known reference to "The Circle Game"?
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What is the original French for Napoleon's quote "When your enemy is making a false move don't disturb him"?
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When was the first instance of Generals Morand, Friant & Gudin being referred to as "The Immortals"?
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How many slaves did the British Empire free between 1700 and 1900?
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Was the 18th century Russian peasant braver; or simply more afraid of Cossacks?