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Francis Bacon

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Bonnie and Clyde Ambushed and Killed

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious robbers who carried out a series of small-scale robberies in the central US from 1932 to 1934. They captivated the attention of the public during the "public enemy era" and continue to do so today through films and songs. They were tracked, ambushed, and killed on a desolate road near their hideout by a posse of officers using armor- piercing rounds. Though remembered as bank robbers, they actually preferred to rob what?




In Norse mythology, the Jotun are a mythological race of giants with superhuman strength, described as standing in opposition to the gods. In sympathetic representations, they are the carriers of old wisdom, but more frequently, the Jotun represent the forces of primeval chaos and of untamed, destructive nature; their defeat at the hands of the gods suggests the triumph of culture over nature. According to Scandinavian folklore, giants can't stand the sound of what?

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Carolus Linnaeus

Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist and taxonomist. He is considered the founder of the binomial system of nomenclature and the originator of modern scientific classification of plants and animals. He studied botany and medicine and taught both at Uppsala. In Systema naturae, he presented his classification of plants, animals, and minerals; in Genera plantarum, he explained his system for classifying plants, which is based largely on the number of what parts of the flower?

Last updated on Wednesday, 23rd May 2007

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