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  1. Katana
  2. Kippah
  3. burqa
  4. French Horn
  5. English Horn
  6. The Twelve Olympians
    • also known as the Dodekatheon (Greek: Δωδεκάθεον < δώδεκα,[1]
    • dōdeka, "twelve"+ θεοί, theoi, "gods"), in Greek mythology, were the
    • principal gods of the Greek pantheon, residing atop Mount Olympus. The
    • Twelve Olympians gained their supremacy in the world of gods after Zeus
    • led his siblings to victory in war with the Titans. Zeus, Hera,
    • Poseidon, Demeter, Hestia, Hades, and Chiron (who was not a god, but a
    • trainer to the children of the gods, also known as, demigods)
    • were siblings. Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo,
    • Artemis, the Charites, Heracles, Dionysus, Hebe, and Persephone were
    • children of Zeus. Some versions of the myths state that Hephaestus was
    • born of Hera alone, and that Aphrodite was born of Uranus' blood.
    • The first ancient reference of religious ceremonies for them is found in the Homeric Hymn
    • to Hermes. The Greek cult of the Twelve Olympians can be traced to the
    • 6th century BC Athens and probably has no precedent in the Mycenaean
    • period. The altar to the Twelve Olympians at Athens is usually dated to
    • the archonship of the younger Pesistratos,
    • in 522/521 BC. The concept of the "Twelve Gods" is older than any of
    • our Greek or Roman sources, and is likely of Anatolian origin. There
    • seems to have been a great deal of fluidity when it came to who was
    • counted among their number in antiquity.[2]
    • The classical[clarification needed] scheme of the Twelve Olympians (the
    • Canonical Twelve of art and poetry) comprises the following gods:
    • Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Dionysus, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus and Hermes. Hades (Roman: Pluto) was not generally included in this list. He did not
    • have a seat in the pantheon because he spent almost all of his time in
    • the underworld.
  7. The three-age system
    • is the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time
    • periods, named for their respective tool-making technologies:
    • The Stone AgeThe Bronze AgeThe Iron Age
    • The system is most apt in describing the progression of European and
    • Mediterranean societies, although it has been used to describe other
    • histories as well. The system has been criticised for being too
    • technologically determinist.
  8. Nitroglycerin (NG), (United States spelling),
    is a heavy, colorless, oily, explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol. Since the 1860s, it has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives, specifically dynamite, and as such is employed in the construction and demolition industries. Similarly, since the 1880s, it has been used by the military as an active ingredient, and a gelatinizer for nitrocellulose, in some solid propellants, such as Cordite and Ballistite.
  9. Dennis Hopper
  10. Dennis Quaid
  11. Sean Connery
  12. Aaron Eckhart
  13. Jeremy Irons
  14. Keifer Sutherland
  15. Cashmere wool
    usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from Cashmere and other types of goats. The word cashmere derives from an old spelling of Kashmir. Cashmere is fine in texture, and strong, light, and soft. Garments made from it provide excellent insulation.
  16. Prohibition Era
  17. First World War - Which countries were on the 'good ' side? Which on the 'bad'?
    Britain, France, Russia

    Germany, Austro-Hungry, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria
  18. What are the Roman Numerals of

    1, 5, 10, 50, and 100?
    I, V, X, L, C
  19. Symbol for male, female, life and death?
    Answer found in Learn 8.
  20. Beer, a fermented beverage made from grains and yeast, is a popular drink all over the world. There are many different types ofbeer, although they are usually broken up into two basic categories: ale and lager. The term lager is often interchanged with “beer”, especially outside of Germany, which is why some consumers make a distinction between beer and ale, rather than lager and ale. The difference between beer and ale has to do with the way in which is it brewed, and how the yeast ferments.
  21. All beer can be classified as either a lager or an ale. The differences begin during the brewing process. Whether the beer is an ale or lager is defined by the type of yeast used in the brew and the temperature at which fermentation takes place. Ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeast which allows for rapid fermentation at warmer temperatures; Lagers are brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast which ferments more slowly and at colder temperatures. Lagers- Lager means to store or put aside.- This beer is made with bottom yeast, so-called because it flocculates to the bottom of the vat. - Traditionally bottom yeast will ferment at cold temperatures less than 10 deg C. Now fermentation takes place at 12 to 18 deg C. This cold or deep fermentation allows the malt and hops to assert their fine flavours. - Lager tends to be paler, drier and less alcoholic than ales. - Pilsener or pils beer originated in Bohemia where brewers first found beer that was over-wintered or lagered improved if stored in cool caves and kept on ice. - German lagers, including beers such as bock and marzen, are made according to the Bavarian Purity Laws of 1516 to ensure the beer is all-malt (no sugar) and hopped with bitter and aromatic varieties (noble hops). - Some German-style beers are described as "helles" meaning pale or blonde. Pale beers grew in popularity following the adoption of the glass for drinking in the 19th Century. Ales- Ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeasts at temperatures from 15 to 25 deg C. - Ales are matured for shorter periods and at warmer temperatures. - Ales include a wide range of beer styles from porters and stouts (porter is a heavy beer of pronounced bitterness, reddish-brown to a very dark brown, but is usually lighter in body and malt character than stout) to pale ales and wheat beer. - Generally, ales are higher in alcohol, more robust and complex than lagers.Read more: What's the difference between stout, ale, porter, lager, pilsner, and the other types of beer? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1639#ixzz1BA2jexro
  22. Stout and porter are dark beers or light beers?
  23. Ale: An ale is a beer that uses ale yeast. Ale yeast is a top fermenting yeast that requires warmer temperatures. Ales tend to have a fuller body.Lager: A lager is a beer that uses lager yeast. Lager yeast are a bottom fermenting yeast that require cooler temperatures. While most modern lagers are fermented in large refrigerated rooms, in the old days they used to use caves. Lagers tend to have a crisper/cleaner taste.A stout is an ale, and is very similar to a porter. Both are dark due to the dark roasting of the grains. Stouts and porters are so close that some companies call their stouts porters, while others call their porters stouts. Basically a porter uses just roasted malt while a stout uses roasted malt and roasted barley.A pilsner is a light stout. Most light American beers are pilsners. They gained popularity because they were light enough to be enjoyed after a long hot day at work. They were a great alternative to drinking a heavy beer.A cream stout is a stout that has had lactose added to it for sweetness. If you added other sweeteners like sugar or honey the yeast would simply convert that into alchol. Yeast cannot convert lactose into alcohol, so the sweetness remains.An IPA (India Pale Ale) is an ale created by the British. Regular beer would spoil on the 6 month trip to India, so brewers created a beer with more alcohol and more hops, each of which helped to preserve the beer on the long hot journey.Read more: What's the difference between stout, ale, porter, lager, pilsner, and the other types of beer? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1639#ixzz1BA3mYcjH
  24. Presumptuous
    Adjective: (of a person or their behavior) Failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
  25. token payment
    a small payment made in acknowledgement of an obligation.
  26. Markus Naslund
    He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers, as well as in the Elitserien with Modo Hockey. Nicknamed "Nazzy" by Canucks fans and "Macke" or "Mackan" in his native Sweden,[1] he is known for his offensive skills, particularly his wrist shot and stickhandling.After playing junior hockey within the Modo organization, Näslund turned professional with the club's Elitserien team in 1990–91. Selected in the first round, 16th overall by the Penguins in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, he joined the NHL in 1993–94. Näslund was traded to Vancouver in 1996, where he spent 12 years, including a team record 8 as captain. He received the Cyclone Taylor Trophy as the Canucks' most valuable player five times and the Cyrus H. McLean Trophyas the leading point-scorer for seven consecutive seasons—both club records—en route to becoming the franchise leader in goals and points. In 2008, Näslund signed with the Rangers, where he spent one season before announcing his retirement from the NHL.[2] In 15 NHL seasons, Näslund was thrice First Team All-Star, chosen in 2002, 2003 and 2004, and a Lester B. Pearson Award recipient, winning in 2003. He was also a Hart Memorial Trophy nominee in 2003. Midway through the 2009–10 season, he returned to play for Modo before retiring a second time. In December 2010, he became the third Canucks player to have his jersey retired, joining Stan Smyl and Trevor Linden.
  27. Trevor John Linden
    C.M., O.B.C. (born April 11, 1970) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played centre and right wing with four different teams: the Vancouver Canucks (in two stints), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. Before joining the NHL in1988, Linden helped the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) win consecutive Memorial Cup championships.[1] In addition to appearing in two NHL All-Star Games, Linden was a member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic team and participated in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Throughout his career, Linden has been recognized as a respected leader on and off the ice.[2][3] He was named captain of the Canucks at the age of 21, making him one of the youngest captains in league history. While captaining the Canucks, Linden led the team to within a game of winning the Stanley Cup in 1994. It was during this time that he began to be called Captain Canuck. In 1998 he was elected President of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), a position he held for eight years.[4] As President, he played an instrumental role in the 2004–05 NHL lockout, including negotiations with league owners.[5] Off the ice, Linden has taken an active role in charities, and was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership on the ice and humanitarian contributions off the ice in 1997,[6] as well as the NHL Foundation Player Award in 2008. After 19 seasons in the NHL, Linden retired on June 11, 2008, twenty years to the day after he was drafted into the NHL.[7] Linden's jersey number 16 was retired by the Canucks on December 17, 2008, the second number retired by the team.
  28. Obstetrics
    (from the Latin obstare, "to stand by") is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy (prenatal period), childbirth and the postnatal period. Midwifery is the non-surgical equivalent. Veterinary obstetrics is the same concept for veterinary medicine. Almost all modern obstetricians are also gynaecologists.
  29. Gynaecology or gynecology
    , from the Greek, gynaika (γυναίκα) meaning woman,[1] is the medical practice dealing with the health of the femalereproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries). Literally, outside medicine, it means "the science of women". It is the counterpart to andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system.Almost all modern gynaecologists are also obstetricians (see obstetrics and gynaecology). In many areas, the specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics overlap. Gynaecology has been considered to end at 28 weeks gestation, but practically there is no clear cut-off. Since 1st October 1992, this cut-off may be considered to occur at 24 weeks gestation in the United States, since the law and definition of abortion changed to bring it closer to the gestation at which a foetus becomes viable.
  30. In
    the early 1900s, motion pictures ("flickers") were no longer
    innovative experiments. They soon became an escapist entertainment medium
    for the working-class masses, and one could spend an evening at the cinema
    for a cheap entry fee. Kinetoscope parlors, lecture halls, and storefronts
    were often converted into nickelodeons, the first real movie theatres.
    The normal admission charge was a nickel (sometimes a dime) - hence the
    name nickelodeon. They usually remained open from early morning
    to midnight.
  31. Max Linder (December 16, 1883 – October 31, 1925) was an influential French pioneer of silent film. While working in Paris on the theatre stage and in music halls, Leuvielle became fascinated with motion pictures and in 1905 took a job with Pathé Frères that saw him become a comedic actor, director, screenwriter, as well as a producer under the stage name, Max Linder. Linder was the younger brother of celebrated French rugby player Maurice Leuvielle (b. June 28, 1881 in Saint-Loubès). As a consequence of his war service, Linder suffered from continuing health problems, including bouts of severe depression. In 1923, he married a 17-year old girl with whom he had a daughter named Maud Max Linder (also known as Josette).[2] The emotional problems besetting Linder evidenced themselves when he and his wife made a suicide pact. In early 1924 they attempted suicide at a hotel in Vienna, Austria. They were found and revived, the incident being covered up by the physician reporting it as an accidental overdose of barbituates. However, in Paris on October 31, 1925 Linder and his wife were successful in taking their own lives.[3] They drank Veronal, injected morphine and cut open the veins in their arms.[4] The suicide was inspired by the movie Quo Vadis.
  32. Paul Giamatti
  33. Deluge
    n.1.a. A great flood.b. A heavy downpour.2. Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood: a deluge of fan mail.
  34. Portage
    n.1.a. The act or an instance of carrying.b. A charge for carrying.2. Nauticala. The carrying of boats and supplies overland between two waterways or around an obstacle to navigation.b. A track or route used for such carrying.
  35. Lagoon
    n.1. A shallow body of water, especially one separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs.2. A shallow body of liquid waste material, as one in a dump.
  36. Scullery
    noun. A small room adjoining a kitchen, in which dishwashing and other kitchen chores are done.
  37. Schooner
    n.1. A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel having at least two masts, with a foremast that is usually smaller than the other masts.2. A large beer glass, generally holding a pint or more.3. A prairie schooner.
  38. Gait
    n.1. A particular way or manner of moving on foot: a person who ran with a clumsy, hobbling gait.2. Any of the ways, such as a canter, trot, or walk, by which a horse can move by lifting the feet in different order or rhythm.3. Rate or manner of proceeding: The project went forward at a steady gait.
  39. Sloop
    n.A single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing boat with a short standing bowsprit or none at all and a single headsail set from the forestay.
  40. Loon