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Q: Guadalupe Victoria's imprisonment by Iturbide

Aaron BrickNear the end of 1821, Mexico's first emperor, Agustín Iturbide, imprisoned some fellow revolutionaries that may have been plotting against him. Among these was Mexico's first president, Guadalupe Victoria. Victoria was elected to Congress while imprisoned. As his lawyer prepared a defense based ...

 
 
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Q: Can this Pocahontas quote be traced back to a source?

Enok82The quote is from "Colors of the Wind": "You think all the people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew." Song writers are talented people but i believe they often get inspiration...

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Q: How did the US Navy raise sunken battleships in WWII?

Mason WheelerI recently got the opportunity to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial. In the informational video that they show guests, they mentioned a detail I found fascinating: most of the ships sunk in the Japanese surprise attack, including several of the massive battleships, ended up being raised and put ba...

 
 
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Q: Did the Czech Legion bring POWs to Czechoslovakia?

EvargaloIn this question, it is established that the Czech Legion went back to Europe in 1920 merely on US boats along three different naval roads. @Felix Goldberg quotes a master's thesis by Major Robert Dziak of the Czech army that says: Finally, the Czechoslovaks stayed in Russia until 02 SEP 1...

 
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Q: How were the Native Americans treated in Canada as compared to the US

CKAI researched this question by myself a bit but did not come to a definitive conclusion.

 
 
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Q: When did office chairs get their fifth wheel?

Aaron BrickModern swiveling office chairs almost universally have five wheels on five legs, while vintage chairs often have only four. The fifth wheel adds a lot of stability against tipping over; the physics and geometry of this arrangement must have been obvious quite a long time ago. This related questio...

 

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