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R. Martin. It was first published on 8 August 2000 in the United Kingdom, with a United States edition following in November 2000. Udasi. Udasi is a religious, ascetic, monastic, sadhu sect that considers itself partly a denomination of Sikhism focused on the teachings of its founder, Sri Chand (1494-1643), the son of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder and the first Guru of Sikhism. Although the root of Udasi Sadhus is in Sikhism, they practice the ways of sanathan dharma or the saintly way, follow five Hindu gods known as pancha-devata, namely these are Ganesha, Devi, Shiva, Surya and Vishnu and perform rituals known as panch prakarti puja or natural rituals encompassing the five elements of water, fire, earth, air and sky.
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This is a list of such units invented by sources that are notable for reasons other than having made the unit itself, and of units that are widely known in the anglophone world for their humour value. Conventional These units may or may not have precise objectively measurable values, but all of them measure quantities that have been defined within the International System of Units. Systems FFF units Tatsama. Tatsama (Tôtsômô) in Bengali The origin of tatsama (তৎসম tôtsômô) in Bengali is traced to tenth century poets, who felt that the colloquial language was not suitable for their expressive needs.[dead link] Another wave of tôtsômô entered the then Bengali language by Sanskrit scholars teaching at Fort William College in Calcutta at the start of the 19th century.
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It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck, a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. Although the computer's construction has been attributed to the Greeks and dated to the early 1st century BC, its significance and complexity were not understood until the 1970s when it was analyzed with modern X-ray technology. Technological artifacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks began to be built in Western Europe. A Star Is Born (1937 film) North Dakota farmgirl Esther Victoria Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) yearns to become a Hollywood actress.
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The Falling Man. The Falling Man The photograph, shown on the right, gives the impression that the man is falling straight down.
A series of photographs were taken of his fall and showed him to be tumbling through the air. The photographer has noted that, in at least two cases, newspaper stories commenting on the image have attracted a barrage of criticism from readers who found the image "disturbing". Regarding the social and cultural significance of the Falling Man, the theologian Mark D. Thompson of Moore Theological College said that "perhaps the most powerful image of despair at the beginning of the twenty-first century is not found in art, or literature, or even popular music. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A Tomb of the Unknown Soldier refers to a monument in dedication to the services of an unidentified soldier, Marine, airman or sailor and to the common memories of all soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors killed in any war.
Such tombs can be found in many nations and are usually high-profile national monuments. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars with their remains being unidentified. Following the First World War, a movement arose to commemorate these soldiers with a single tomb, containing the body of one such unidentified soldier. History Britain and France Icelandic Phallological Museum. The Icelandic Phallological Museum (Icelandic: Hið Íslenzka Reðasafn), located in Reykjavík, Iceland, houses the world's largest display of penises and penile parts.
The collection of 280 specimens from 93 species of animals includes 55 penises taken from whales, 36 from seals and 118 from land mammals, allegedly including Huldufólk (Icelandic elves) and trolls. In July 2011, the museum obtained its first human penis, one of four promised by would-be donors. Its detachment from the donor's body did not go according to plan and it was reduced to a greyish-brown shrivelled mass pickled in a jar of formalin. The museum continues to search for "a younger and a bigger and better one.
Schengen, Luxembourg. Schengen (pronounced [ˈʃeŋə(n)]) is a small wine-making village and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet.
Other villages within the commune include Remerschen and Wintrange. As of 2005[update], the commune has a population of 1527 with an area of 10.63 square kilometres (4.10 sq mi). The largest settlement with the commune of Schengen is Remerschen after which the commune used to be named. The name of the commune was changed in 2006 to take advantage of the Schengen's name recognition after the signing of the Schengen Agreement there in 1985. Schengen Castle dates from 1390 but was almost completely rebuilt in the 19th century. (1) Facebook. Zohra Sehgal. Me at the zoo. Internet Acronyms Dictionary. Internet Acronyms Dictionary (use ^ before keyword to only display results starting with the keyword) Age/Sex Age/Sex/Location Adios Amigo. Bulgarian umbrella. Key lime pie. Key lime juice, unlike regular lime juice, is a pale yellow. The filling in Key lime pie is also yellow, largely due to the egg yolks. During mixing, a reaction between the condensed milk and the acidic lime juice occurs which causes the filling to thicken on its own without requiring baking.
Many early recipes for Key lime pie did not require the cook to bake the pie, relying on this chemical reaction (called thickening) to produce the proper consistency of the filling. Ellyse Perry. Perry was fast-tracked to make her One Day International (ODI) debut for Australia against New Zealand before playing a single match for her state New South Wales in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL). In 2007–08, she made her debut for New South Wales and won the WNCL with them, and at the end of the season, she made her Test debut in Bowral against England. During the season, she was the player of the match in her Twenty20 international debut against England, and made her maiden ODI half-century against New Zealand. John and Lorena Bobbitt. John Bobbitt John Wayne Bobbitt (born March 23, 1967) and Lorena Bobbitt (née Gallo, born October 31, 1970) were an American couple, married on June 18, 1989, whose abusive relationship gained worldwide notoriety for an incident in 1993 when Lorena severed John's penis with a knife.
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