nol' ij, n.
(1) familiarity, understanding, or information
gained by study or experience; (2) the body of truths or
facts accumulated in the course of time
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Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
is named for the lining of its mouth, which is
purple-black and is displayed when threatened.
Capable of speeds up to 14 mph, it is one of the
fastest snakes in the world. It is also one of
the dealiest snakes in the world, with a venom
that is 100% lethal to humans without an
was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on
October 13, 1959. It carried instruments that
carried out the first ever satellite measurements
of the Earth's climate, especially of its heat
balance, and discovered that the Earth absorbed
more of the Sun's energy than originally thought.
of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
honors the Blessed Virgin Mary as the
Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United
States. The largest Catholic Church in North
America, it was dedicated on November 20, 1959.
co-discovered technetium, the world's first
artifically produced element, in 1936. In 1940 he
was part of a team that discovered the element
astatine, and another team that isolated
plutonium-239. In 1955 he co-discovered the
antiproton, for which he shared the 1959 Nobel
Prize for Physics.
located in Orange County, Virginia, was the home
of James Madison for approximately 76 years.
On May 11, 1865, the National Lincoln Monument
Association was created to develop a memorial and
tomb for Abraham Lincoln. They wanted it to be
erected in downtown Springfield, but Mary Todd
Lincoln insisted that her late husband be buried
at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Ground was broken on
September 9, 1869, and the tomb was dedicated on
October 15, 1874.
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