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William IV, husband of Queen Adelaide, was one of the most distant kings to succeed to the throne under the ordinary rules of succession.

At one point he was fourth in line, behind George, Prince of Wales; Charlotte of Wales; and Fredrick, Duke of York.

But they all died.
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The Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area is the largest in the United States that doesn’t have a zoo. However, the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro—which one of America’s largest chimpanzee troops calls home—is only 75 miles away.
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Most of Charlotte Bronte's siblings died of tuberculosis; the eldest sisters, Elizabeth and Maria, were not yet in their teens when they died of it in circumstances very much like the character Helen Burns in Jane Eyre. Sisters Anne and Emily were 29 and 30 when they died; their brother, Branwell also had it, but his death at age 31 was probably accelerated by alcoholism and laudanum and opium addiction.

Charlotte herself was the longest-lived of the siblings, dying at 38. Her death certificate lists tuberculosis as the cause of death, but modern biographers believe that she died from dehydration and malnourishment due to vomiting caused by severe morning sickness (she had married 9 months earlier and was several months pregnant). Her husband, Arthur Bell Nichols, survived her by 51 years, dying in 1906 at age 90, and her father, Patrick Bronte survived all his children, living to age 84.
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Belsnickel (also Belschnickel, Belznickle, Belznickel, Pelznikel, Pelznickel, from pelzen (or belzen, German for to wallop or to drub) and Nickel being a hypocorism of the given name Nikolaus) is a crotchety, fur-clad Christmas gift-bringer figure in the folklore of the Palatinate region of southwestern Germany along the Rhine, the Saarland, and the Odenwald area of Baden-Württemberg. Belsnickel is a man wearing furs and sometimes a mask with a long tongue. He is typically very ragged and disheveled. He wears torn, tattered, and dirty clothes, and he carries a switch in his hand with which to beat naughty children, but also pocketsful of cakes, candies, and nuts for good children. In Lower Austria he is sometimes followed by a creature, called Krampus, covered with bells and dragging chains. Krampus is a wild, horned figure akin to the devil.
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SICK AG manufactures lasers and optical scanners. SICK is headquartered in Freiburg DEU, in southwestern Germany, near the Rhine River. The company name SICK is named after Dr. Erwin Sick.
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The term 'laser' is an acronym for 'light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation'. The first laser was built in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories. This firm, now known as HRL, was originally the research and development arm of Hughes Aircraft, which was founded by Howard Hughes.
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The Howards are one of the most aristocratic families in Britain. The current Duke of Norfolk, the 18th, is the premier Duke in the English peerage and also the premier Earl.

He also holds the hereditary position of Earl Marshal in the Queen's Household. As such, he is responsible for organising the coronation of a new monarch.

All of the Dukes of Norfolk have been descended from King Edward I.
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The two wives of Henry VIII whom he had executed were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. They were first cousins, both granddaughters of Thomas Howard, the second Duke of Norfolk. Both of them were charged with adultery and treason and their supposed lovers were tortured and executed. Anne Boleyn was probably 31 when she married Henry and 35 when she was executed and the evidence for her adultery seems unconvincing.

Catherine Howard was only 16 or 17 when she married the 49 year old Henry and 18 or 19 when she was executed. There is stronger evidence, including a love letter in her distinctive handwriting, that she had had a romance while married to Henry, and Archbishop Cranmer, a political enemy of the Howards, seized the opportunity to discredit them.
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According to folklore, Catherine Howard's last words before laying her head on the axeman's block at the Tower were "I die a Queen, but I would rather have died as Mrs. Thomas Culpeper." Not that it would have mattered much, since Culpeper had already lost his own head. She was buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, inside the Tower walls, where the bodies of Catherine's cousins Anne and George Boleyn also lay.
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The Battle of Culpeper Court House was an American Civil War battle fought September 13, 1863, near Culpeper, Virginia, between the cavalry of the Union Army of the Potomac and that of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. the Union victory was one of the few times J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry was defeated and opened up the Culpeper region to Federal control, a prelude to the subsequent Bristoe Campaign.
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Gaetano Donizetti's 1835 opera Maria Stuarda is based on the life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. It features an invented confrontation between her and Queen Elizabeth I; in fact, the two had never met. During the rehearsal, the soprano playing Mary Stuart delivered her lines denouncing Elizabeth so passionately that the soprano playing Elizabeth took offense and rushed at "Mary", pulling her hair, punching her and biting her.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita began as a 1976 concept album billed as a "rock opera." The record's success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

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Phineas, Wilder, and Clio is not (or it may not be) the name of a law firm, or of an opera. They are the names of the first three children of film actor and director Mary Stuart Masterson.
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After starring in Billy Wilder's film version of Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson worked with actor Richard Stapley (aka Richard Wyler) and cabaret singer/pianist Dickson Hughes on an adaptation titled Boulevard! Stapley and Hughes first approached Swanson about appearing in a musical revue they had written, About Time (based on Time). Swanson stated that she would return to the stage only in a musical version of her comeback film. Within a week, Stapley and Dickson had written three songs which Swanson approved.

Although Paramount Pictures, who owned the rights to the movie, gave verbal permission to proceed with the musical, there was no formal legal option. In the late 1950s, Paramount withdrew its consent, leading to the demise of the project.
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The Paramount Pictures mountain logo morphs into a distant South American jungle hill in the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) movie.

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The Patagonia Outdoor Clothing and Gear logo is a stylized version of the mountain Monte Fitz Roy (also known as Cerro Chaltén, Cerro Fitz Roy, or simply Mount Fitz Roy). It is located near El Chaltén village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile.
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Monte Fitz Roy is named for Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, FitzRoy's second expedition to Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Cone.
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As suggested by his surname, FitzRoy was descended from Charles II. His several great-grandfather, Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Grafton, was the illegitimate son of Charles and one of his mistresses, Barbara Palmer.
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Grafton, Utah, is a ghost town, just south of Zion National Park in the state of Utah, United States. Said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West, it has been featured as a location in several films, including 1929's In Old Arizona—the first talkie filmed outdoors—and the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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Arnold Palmer (1929-2016, R.I.P.) was the first golfer to be awarded the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004) and the second golfer, after Byron Nelson, to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (2009).
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The machine used by the Professional Golfer's Association to test and certify clubs and balls is nicknamed Iron Byron, because it simulates Byron Nelson's swing.
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According to the United States Golf Association, a golfer is allowed to have 14 clubs in his bag. This may include three woods (driver, 3-wood and 5-wood), eight irons, (3-9 iron and pitching wedge), and putter. These are the standard 12 clubs in many golf bags. The additional two clubs are generally a hybrid driver and a wedge, either a lob wedge or a sand wedge.
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Before the numbering system was established in the 1940's, golf clubs had Scottish names:

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Wooden clubs generally had a metal base-plate and were made heavier with a lead insert into the back of the head; often the face of the club had an insert of bone or ivory to reduce the wear from impact on the wood.

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Play club: Driver
Brassie: so called because the base-plate was of brass; equivalent to a 3 Wood
Spoon: Higher-lofted wood; equivalent to a 5 Wood
Baffing spoon or a Baffy: Approach wood; equivalent to a 7 Wood

Driving iron: 1 Iron
Long iron: 2 Iron
Mid mashie: 3 Iron
Mashie iron: 4 Iron
Mashie: 5 Iron
Spade mashie: 6 Iron
Mashie niblick: 7 Iron
Pitching niblick: 8 Iron
Niblick: 9 Iron
Jigger: Very low lofted iron, shortened shaft - similar to a modern chipper
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Babe Zaharias was the first female golfer to make the cut at a PGA TOUR event when she shot 76 and 81 during the first two rounds of the 1945 Los Angeles Open.
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According to his biography, George Herman Ruth Jr. received the nickname 'Babe' when he signed with the Baltimore Orioles at the age of 19. Jack Dunn, the owner of the Orioles, was so impressed with Ruth's skills that he offered him a contract after watching him for less than an hour. Upon seeing George Jr. for the first time, the Orioles players referred to him as 'Jack’s newest babe', and thus a famous nickname in American sports history was born.
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Saint Herman of Alaska was a Russian Orthodox monk and missionary to Alaska from 1794-1836, which was then part of Russian America. On August 9, 1970, Metropolitan Ireney of the Orthodox Church in America, along with Archbishop Paul (Olmari) of Finland and other hierarchs and clergy presided over the canonization service, which was held at Holy Resurrection Cathedral on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
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The Alutiiq natives have inhabited the Kodiak Archipelago for more than 7,000 years. A tsunami struck the city of Kodiak with 30-foot waves as a result of the massive Alaska Good Friday earthquake on March 27, 1964. The tsunami killed 15 people, , and permanently raised some areas near Kodiak by 30 feet. Kodiak bears, a subspecies of grizzly Bear, found only on Kodiak Island, are the world’s largest, with some adult males exceeding 1,000 pounds. They eat fish, grass, plants and berries.
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Botanically, a berry is a fruit produced from the ovary of a single flower in which the outer layer of the ovary wall develops into an edible fleshy portion. Accordingly, strawberries are not berries, nor are raspberries or mulberries. But bananas, eggplants and cucumbers are..
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Homonyms are two or more words having the same spelling but different meanings and origins; a homograph

Homophones are two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling,

Barry, berry, and bury are homophones.

So are:

bye, by, buy
four, fore, for
flew, flu, flue
pedal, peddle, petal
heal, heel, he'll
road, rode, rowed
knows, nose, noes
sew, so, sow
main, mane, Maine
Mary, marry, merry
vane, vain, vein
I’ll, aisle, isle
seas, sees, seize
road, rode, rowed
holey, holy, wholly
road, rode, rowed
ads, adds, adz

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The Minié ball is a spin-stabilized rifle bullet named after its co-developer, Claude-Étienne Minié, inventor of the Minié rifle. The development of the Minié ball was significant because it was the first projectile which was small enough to be easily put down the barrel of a rifled long gun. Both the American Springfield and the British Enfield rifles – the most common rifles used during the American Civil War – used the Minié ball.
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One of the more famous documented cases involving Minié ball injuries concerned a Confederate soldier wounded on July 12, 1864. The soldier was hit in the side of the head by a .58 caliber Minié ball, which shattered his skull and lodged in the right hemisphere of the brain. He eventually lost consciousness and died, having survived with his wound for 16 days. An autopsy of the soldier found that the right hemisphere of the brain was extensively damaged and large areas of it had necrosed. The brain was removed, preserved in formaldehyde and donated to the Army Museum in Washington.
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The flag of the United States Army is a blue replica of the former War Office seal set on a white field. Although the Army is the oldest-established (in 1775 as the Continental Army) and thus senior military service of the republic, the flag was not adopted until President Dwight D. Eisenhower did so by executive order in 1956.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps is one of only two American uniformed services to consist entirely of commissioned officers; the other is the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
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A homophone for NOAA is the biblical guy in Genesis who built the ark.
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The ark that God commanded Noah to build was dimensioned in cubits, a unit of length equal to the distance from the tip of the middle finger of an outstretched hand to the elbow.

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An early Bill Cosby standup comedy routine has Noah being ordered by God to build an ark, and saying dubiously, "Riiiiight... what's an ark?"
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Some comedy routines, including Bill Cosby's, comment on the command that the ark was to be built of "gopher" or "gofer" wood; this obscure word appears in the Bible only in this one instance and there is no scholarly consensus as to its meaning, except that it has no connection with the animal gopher.

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Mount Ararat is a dormant compound volcano in the extreme east of Turkey. It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey with an elevation of 16,854 ft; and Little Ararat, with an elevation of 12,782 ft.

Despite the scholarly consensus that the "mountains of Ararat" (Genesis 8:4) do not specifically refer to Mt. Ararat, it has been widely accepted in Christianity as the landing place of Noah's Ark.
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The Ark is the 30-kilometer-long "seedship" (biological warfare starship) at the center of George R.R. Martin's critically-acclaimed 1986 science fiction novel Tuf Voyaging. When the group of academics and adventurers who hired him to find the long-derelict warship violently fall out with each other, itinerant space trader Haviland Tuf is the last man standing and becomes the ship's master, much to his own surprise. He decides to embark on a new career as an ecological engineer, visiting different planets and helping them - not always in ways they wish to be helped.
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The WWII light bomber de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed The Wooden Wonder.
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deHavilland Canada is still a significant player in commercial aircraft. It was formed in 1928 by the British parent company, to build training aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The operation passed through a name change, and now, known as Bombardiar, builds prop-driven craft for airlines that operate on short runways. I flew in one in Ethiopia and the Philippines.
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The 5BX (Five Basic Exercises) Plan is an exercise program developed for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) by Bill Orban in the late 1950s, first published in 1961. The plan was developed for men; a corresponding program was developed for women under the name XBX (Ten Basic Exercises).

Throughout the charts and levels, the five exercises are the same, but more difficult variations are introduced:

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The USMC PFT is the US Marine Corps’ annual Physical Fitness Test. When I served, from 1980-1993, the test consisted of a 3-mile run, pull-ups, and sit-ups for male Marines. Since then, modifications to the PFT are the choice of either pull-ups or push-ups, stomach crunches to replace sit-ups, and the addition of rowing.

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The first organized Corp of marines was created in Venice by the Doge Enrico Dandolo when he created the first regiment of ten companies spread on several ships. That Corp participated to the conquest of Byzantium in AD1203-1204 as part of the Fourth Crusade.
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Pope Urban II, who was Pope from 1088 to his death in 1099, was a native of France and a descendant of a noble family. He is best known for initiating the First Crusade (1096–99). He promised forgiveness and pardon for all of the sins of those who would fight to reclaim the holy land. One account of his rallying speech for the Crusade attributes this quote to him: 'All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested.'
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Urban Meyer and Nick Saban are the only two football coaches to have won NCAA national championships at two schools - Meyer at Florida and Ohio State, Saban at LSU and Alabama.
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The Governor of Ohio is one of a relative handful of American state governors with a distinctive personal flag or standard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_...he_U.S._states
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The responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor of California include acting as governor in the absence of the governor, and serving as the President of the California State Senate. S/he also either sits on or appoints representatives to regulatory commissions and executive agencies. The Lieutenant Governor of California sits on the University of California Board of Regents, the California State University Board of Trustees, the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Emergency Council, and the California State Lands Commission. The Lieutenant Governor of California chairs the commission for economic development and serves on the California Agricutlture-Water Transition Task Force.

The current Lieutenant Governor of California is Gavin Newsome.

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Lieutenant general is a three-star military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general. In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general; in the current US Army, they command an army corps, made up of typically three army divisions, and consisting of around 60,000–70,000 soldiers.
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A 1-star general in many countries is a Brigadier General.

★ — Brigadier General
★★ — Major General
★★★ — Lieutenant General
★★★★ — General

The progression of B, M, L, and General is often remembered with, “Be My Little General.”
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