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Daily Quiz for June 15, 2019

In the 1600s the Spanish introduced these animals to North America ...
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Tycoon John D. Rockefeller Couldn’t Hide His Father’s Con Man Past

When he was a child, John D. Rockefeller watched his father count his money—huge wads of which he refused to ...
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‘Now is When You Pray’

ON THE MORNING OF March 24, 1945, an Allied armada of more than 1,500 powered aircraft and 1,300 gliders converged ...
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Hulu’s ‘Catch-22’ Reboot is a Theater of the Absurd

oseph Heller’s Catch-22 is bizarre, polarizing, surreal—and undoubtedly one of the greatest war novels of the 20th century. Inspired by ...
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Which Countries Were Players in the Vietnam War?

The Vietnam War was ostensibly a civil war between the Communist North and pro-Western South. Yet the Vietnamese didn’t do ...
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The mechanics of bird flight

It seems to be a deeply human experience to catch sight of a bird on the wing and stand there ...
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Ketamine trips are uncannily like near-death experiences

First-hand accounts of what it is like to come close to death often contain the same recurring themes, such as ...
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Kilometer Zero: Western Front Flashpoint

The World War I Western Front spanned some 330 miles as the crow flies, from Nieuport on the Belgian coast ...
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Armchair Historian – the Attempt to Kill Hitler | HistoryNet

Griffin Johnsen, the Armchair Historian, details Claus von Stauffenberg‘s failed 1944 attempt to bomb Adolf Hitler, take over Nazi Germany, ...
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‘Desert Fox’ Offers Thrilling Battle Scenes—and No New Takes

iographies of Erwin Rommel abound, and any new addition to the tribe must begin with a justification for its own ...
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