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Eads Bridge
The Eads Bridge
at St. Louis, Missouri, was the first major bridge over the Mississippi River, the first rail bridge over the Mississippi, and the world's first steel-truss bridge. Completed in 1874, it still carries light rail, automobile and pedestrian traffic today.
Jose de San Martin
José Francisco de San Martín
left the Spanish Army to fight in the South American wars for independence. His military leadership and expertise helped Chile, Peru, and Argentina gain their independence.
Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus)
Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus)
This snake is easily distinguished by its huge size and the series of irregular diamond shapes positioned dorsally along the back. The longest snake in the world, the reticulated python reguarly reaches lengths of 25 feet or more. It is second to the green anaconda when it comes to overall mass, however.
William Harvey
William Harvey
proved that the heart, by repeated contractions, produces a continuous stream of blood throughout the body which continually returns to its source (the heart). He also showed that the valves in the veins always direct blood back to the heart.
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
One of the most colorful of all ducks, the male Mandarin duck has a red bill, large large white crescent above eye, reddish face and "whiskers," purple breast with two vertical white bars, and orange flanks. Mandarin ducks symbolize wedded bliss and fidelity in traditional Chinese culture.
The History of the Pencil
The History of the Pencil
The first pencils using a stick of graphite enclosed in a wood case were being mass-produced in Nuremberg by 1662. In 1795, Nicholas Jacques Conté received a patent for a process of mixing powdered graphite and clay, forming the mixture into sticks, and then hardening them in a furnace that is still in use today.

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