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In what fields are Nobel Prizes awarded?

Nobel Prizes are awarded in five categories: The first three of these prizes are for eminence in physical science, in chemistry and in medical science or physiology; the fourth is for the most remarkable literary work "in an ideal direction" and ...

Where is the 'Land of Eternal Spring?'

Quito in Ecuador, South America, is said to have the most pleasant climate in the world. It is called the 'Land of Eternal Spring.' The temperature rarely drops below 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the night, or exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit during ...

Where are most ripe olives produced?

From 70 to 80 percent of all ripe olives are grown in California's approximately 35,000 acres. In the 1700's, Franciscan monks brought olives to Mexico and then into California by way of the missions. The first cuttings were planted in 1769 at the...

What crime did Minnie hang for?

On August 12, 1895, Minnie Dean became the first woman to be hanged in New Zealand. Her crime was "baby farming." She would adopt unwanted babies for a certain fee and then dispose of them, a "service" she began in 1889. The police caught on to ...

How did Metallica lead to Megadeth?

In early 1982, desperate for a full time lead guitarist, Ulrich advertised in a local newspaper. Dave Mustaine responded and Ulrich and Hetfield were so impressed they asked him to join before immediately. However, shortly after arriving in New ...