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Korean Air Flight 902 Shot Down by Soviets

Korean Air Flight 902 was a civilian flight shot down by Soviet fighters after it violated Soviet airspace and failed to respond to Soviet interceptors. One rocket caused heavy damage to part of the left wing and punctured the fuselage, causing rapid decompression and killing two passengers. Forty minutes later, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a nearby frozen lake. How many passengers and crew survived?




Caviar is the roe, or eggs, of various species of sturgeon processed as a piquant table delicacy. Due to its high price, it is synonymous in Western culture with luxury and wealth. The best-known caviar comes from the countries on the Black and Caspian seas and the rivers that flow into them. In 2006, however, declines in sturgeon species led to a suspension of the international trade in nearly all caviar from wild Caspian sturgeon. Caviar is never served with utensils made of what material?

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Muhammad is the prophet of Islam. Sources state that, at age 40, he felt himself selected by God to be the Arab prophet of true religion. Throughout his life he continued to have revelations; many are recorded in the Qur'an. Among his teachings were: there is one God; people must in all things submit to Him; nations have been punished for rejecting God's prophets; the world will end with a great judgment. The mass of legends and traditions about Muhammad are contained in what collection?

Last updated on Friday, 20th April 2007

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