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Ancash Earthquake

The 1970 Ancash earthquake was an undersea earthquake that affected the Peruvian regions of Ancash and La Libertad. Combined with a subsequent landslide, it killed 47,194 people and was the most catastrophic natural disaster ever recorded in the history of Peru. The 45-second quake destabilized the northern wall of Mount Huascaran and triggered a rock and snow avalanche that buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. What did the earthquake register on the Richter scale?




In Egyptian religion, Horus was the falcon-headed sky god whose eyes were the Sun and the Moon. He was the son of Osiris, ruler of the underworld, and Isis, the principal goddess. In a famous myth, Horus avenged the murder of his father by defeating Set, the god of evil and darkness. According to the myth, what injury did Horus sustain in the fight?

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Walt Whitman

Whitman was an American poet whose works celebrate the freedom and dignity of the individual and sing the praises of democracy and the brotherhood of man. His Leaves of Grass, unconventional in both its content and technique, is one of the most influential volumes of poems in the history of American literature. He also penned "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," which is considered one of the finest elegies in the English language and is a tribute to what US president?

Last updated on Thursday, 31st May 2007

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