Hura crepitans ( syn. Hura brasiliensis Wild.), the Sandbox tree , also known as Possumwood and Jabillo , is an evergreen tree of the spurge family ( Euphorbiaceae ), native to tropical regions of North and South America , including the Amazon Rainforest . It is recognized by the many dark, pointed spines and smooth brown bark. These spines have caused it to be called Monkey no-climb . Sandbox trees can grow to 60 metres (200 ft), [ 1 ] and the large ovate leaves grow to two feet wide. They are monoecious . Hura crepitans
Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper (born July 5, 1938) is a retired officer of the United States Marine Corps . Since retirement Van Riper has served on several advisory boards and panels. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Paul K. Van Riper
The New Mexico whiptail ( Cnemidophorus neomexicanus ) is a species of lizard found in the southern United States in New Mexico and Arizona , and in northern Mexico in Chihuahua . It is the official state reptile of New Mexico. [ 1 ] It is one of many lizard species known to be parthenogenic . Individuals of the species can be created either through the hybridization of the little striped whiptail ( C. inornatus ) and the tiger whiptail ( C. tigris ), or through the parthenogenic reproduction of an adult New Mexico whiptail. New Mexico whiptail
Mamluk ( Arabic : مملوك mamlūk (singular), مماليك mamālīk (plural), meaning "owned"; also transliterated as mamlouk , mamluq , mamluke , mameluk , mameluke , mamaluke or marmeluke ) is an Arabic designation for slave soldiers. More specifically, it refers to a military caste in medieval Egypt that rose from the ranks of slave soldiers who were mainly of Kipchak Turkish , [ 1 ] Circassian and Georgian [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] origins. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] The "mamluk phenomenon", as David Ayalon dubbed the creation of the specific warrior class, [ 8 ] was of great political importance and was extraordinarily long-lived, lasting from the 9th to the 19th century AD. Over time, mamluks became a powerful military caste in various Muslim societies. Particularly in Egypt , but also in the Levant , Iraq , and India , mamluks held political and military power. In some cases, they attained the rank of sultan , while in others they held regional power as amirs or beys . Mamluk
Phineas Gage Path of "this abrupt and intrusive visitor", [ C ] per Harlow. Note partially detached bone flap above forehead. [ 1 ]
Elohim Elohim ( אֱלֹהִ֔ים ) is a grammatically singular or plural noun for "god" or "gods" in both modern and ancient Hebrew language . When used with singular verbs and adjectives elohim is usually singular, "god" or especially, the God . When used with plural verbs and adjectives elohim is usually plural, "gods" or "powers". [ 1 ] [ 2 ] It is generally thought that Elohim is a formation from eloah , the latter being an expanded form of the Northwest Semitic noun il ( אֵל , ʾēl [ 3 ] ). It is usually translated as " God " in the Hebrew Bible , referring with singular verbs both to the one God of Israel, and also in a few examples to other singular pagan deities .
Mosheh ben Maimon (משה בן מימון), called Moses Maimonides ( pron.: / m aɪ ˈ m ɒ n ɪ d iː z / my- MON -i-deez ) and also known as Mūsā ibn Maymūn ( Arabic : موسى بن ميمون ), or RaMBaM (רמב"ם – Hebrew acronym for " R abbi M osheh B en M aimon"), was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages . He was born in Córdoba , Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain) on Passover Eve , 1135, and died in Egypt on December 12, 1204. [ 5 ] He was a rabbi , physician , and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt . Although his writings on Jewish law and ethics were met with acclaim and gratitude from most Jews, even as far off as Iraq and Yemen, and he rose to be the revered head of the Jewish community in Egypt , there were also vociferous critics of some of his writings, particularly in Spain. Maimonides
Carl Panzram (June 28, 1891 – September 5, 1930) was an American serial killer , rapist , arsonist and burglar . He is known for his confession to his only friend, prison guard Henry Lesser. In graphic detail, Panzram confessed to 22 murders, and to having sodomized over 1,000 males. He used aliases such as "Carl Baldwin", "Jack Allen" and "Jefferson Baldwin" in Oregon ; "Jeff Davis" in Idaho and Montana ; "Jefferson Davis" in California and Montana; "Jeff Rhodes" in Montana; "John King"; and "John O'Leary" in New York . [ edit ] Early life Born Charles Panzram in Minnesota , the son of Prussian immigrants , Johann "John" and Matilda Panzram, he was raised on his family's farm. Carl Panzram
The Game (mind game) The Game is a mental game where the objective is to avoid thinking about The Game itself.
Coolidge effect In biology and psychology , the Coolidge effect is a phenomenon seen in mammalian species whereby males (and to a lesser extent females) exhibit renewed sexual interest if introduced to new receptive sexual partners, [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] even after refusing sex from prior but still available sexual partners. [ edit ] Origin of the term Ethologist Frank A.
Facsimile of the title page of the quarto version of Much adoe about Nothing Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very "merry war"; they are both very glib and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. By means of "noting" (which sounds the same as "nothing," and which is gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. However, Dogberry, a Constable who is a master of malapropisms , discovers the evil trickery of the villain, Don John. Much Ado About Nothing
A micromort is a unit of risk measuring a one-in-a-million probability of death (from micro- and mortality ). Micromorts can be used to measure riskiness of various day-to-day activities. Micromort
Egyptian Jews constitute both one of the oldest and youngest Jewish communities in the world. History of the Jews in Egypt
Prahlad Jani Prahlad Jani , also known as " Mataji ", is an Indian sadhu (born Chunriwala Mataji, 13 August 1929 in Charada, Mehsana district). He claims to have lived without food and water since 1940, and says that the goddess Amba sustains him.
This is a list of currently emerging technologies , which contains some of the most prominent ongoing developments, advances, and innovations in various fields of modern technology . List of emerging technologies
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