" I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed. "
Booker T. Washington

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The Boy Scouts of America Is Incorporated

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the US; over one hundred million Americans have been members. Scouts train in outdoorsmanship through camping, aquatics, and hiking and engage in activities designed to build character, promote fitness, and encourage leadership. They advance in rank by overcoming a series of obstacles. How many of the twelve men to walk on the moon were Scouts?



Archie Comics

Archie Comics is an American comic-book publisher that started out as MLJ Comics in 1939. Its early titles featured generic superheroes that were innovative but failed to find popularity. In 1941, a teenage humor strip called Archie became a hit with the emerging youth culture, prompting MLJ Comics to change its name to Archie Comics. The comic varies with regard to character details and settings, but Archie is perpetually mired in what thematic dilemma?

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Afonso IV of Portugal

Afonso (Alfonso) IV, known as "the Brave," was king of Portugal from 1325 to 1357. Remembered as a soldier and general, he defeated his brother to gain the throne, fought several wars against Castile and the Moors, and engaged in political intrigue. More importantly, Afonso also raised funds to create a strong Portuguese navy, which subsequently became a formidable power in overseas discovery and trade. He is, however, best remembered for countenancing the 1355 murder of whom?

Last updated on Thursday, 8th February 2007

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