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  • 1United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 2MythBusters (2009 season) — Country of origin Australia United States No. of episodes 23 (includes 3 specials) Broadcast Original channel …

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  • 3Fusion power — The Sun is a natural fusion reactor. Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion processes. In fusion reactions two light atomic nuclei fuse together to form a heavier nucleus (in contrast with fission power). In doing so they release a …

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  • 4United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 5Recall (memory) — Recollection redirects here. For other uses, see Recollection (disambiguation). Recall in memory refers to the retrieval of events or information from the past. Along with encoding and storage, it is one of the three core processes of memory.… …

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  • 6Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited — was a tramway operator from 1875 to 1897 based in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Contents 1 Nottingham Tramways Company 1872 1875 2 Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited 1875 1897 2.1 …

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  • 7tunnels and underground excavations — ▪ engineering Introduction        Great tunnels of the world Great tunnels of the worldhorizontal underground passageway produced by excavation or occasionally by nature s action in dissolving a soluble rock, such as limestone. A vertical opening …

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  • 8Brown Dog affair — The Brown Dog affair was a political controversy about vivisection that raged in Edwardian England from 1903 until 1910. It involved the infiltration of University of London medical lectures by Swedish women activists, pitched battles between… …

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  • 9Pontiac GTO — Infobox Automobile name = Pontiac GTO manufacturer = Pontiac parent company = General Motors class = Muscle car production = 1964 ndash;1974 2004 ndash;2006 predecessor = Pontiac Grand Prix Coupe successor = Pontiac G8 (2008) layout = FR… …

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  • 10Focke-Wulf Fw 190 — infobox Aircraft name =Fw 190 type =Fighter manufacturer = Primarily Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau AG, but also Ago, Arado, Fieseler, Mimetall, Norddeutsche Dornier and others caption = Fw 190 A designer =Kurt Tank first flight =1 June 1939 introduced… …

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  • 11Chevrolet Volt — Manufacturer Chevrolet division of General Motors Also called Holden Volt Opel Ampera Vauxhall Ampera …

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  • 12literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 13France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 14theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …

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  • 15Nobel Prizes — ▪ 2009 Introduction Prize for Peace       The 2008 Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, former president (1994–2000) of Finland, for his work over more than 30 years in settling international disputes, many involving ethnic,… …

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  • 16international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 17History of the New York Mets — The history of the New York Mets began in 1962 when the team was introduced as part of the National League s first expansion of the 20th century. The team s history includes two World Series championships and four National League pennants.… …

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  • 18Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 19Rolls-Royce Merlin — Merlin The Rolls Royce Merlin …

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  • 20Pakistan — /pak euh stan , pah keuh stahn /, n. 1. Islamic Republic of, a republic in S Asia, between India and Afghanistan: formerly part of British India; known as West Pakistan from 1947 71 to distinguish it from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).… …

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