" Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. "
Daniel Defoe

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The Passion of the Christ Is Released in the US

Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ depicts the last hours of the life of Jesus Christ, known to Christians as "the Passion." It became the highest-grossing R-rated film ever made and was nominated for 3 Academy Awards. Several Jewish groups have expressed concern that the film blames the death of Jesus on the Jews as a group and could fan anti-Semitism. It has also sparked debates about whether it depicts violence too graphically. The film's dialogue is in what languages?



Model Trains

Model railroading (US) or Railway modeling (UK) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale. The models include the rail vehicles and the entire infrastructure of railroads as well as the surrounding scenery, called a "layout." Today, model railway engines are generally operated by low-voltage electricity supplied through the tracks, but early models made before the advent of practical electricity were powered in what way?

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Vyacheslav Molotov

A leading figure in the Soviet government and the only major Bolshevik revolutionary other than Stalin to survive the purges of the 1930s, Molotov served as prime minister and foreign minister until 1949, helping to strengthen Soviet ties with the West after the 1941 German invasion. When the Red Army invaded Finland in 1939, Molotov claimed it was not dropping bombs but delivering food, prompting the Finns to begin sarcastically calling the incendiary weapons they were using by what name?

Last updated on Sunday, 25th February 2007

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