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Timothy McVeigh Executed

McVeigh, an American domestic terrorist, was executed for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which claimed the lives of 168 men, women, and children and is considered the deadliest incident of domestic terrorism in US history. McVeigh was an anti-government survivalist and a keen reader of the controversial book The Turner Diaries, which describes terrorist acts similar to the one he perpetrated. Where was McVeigh arrested?



Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy is a character in modern Western culture that attends a child's loss of a deciduous tooth. In Spanish and Italian culture, the tooth fairy takes the form of a little mouse. Typically, a child who has just lost a tooth places it under his or her pillow before going to sleep; in the morning, the child finds that the tooth has been replaced by a coin, a dollar bill, or a present. What is the origin of the tooth fairy character?

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Vince Lombardi

Lombardi was one of the greatest coaches in the history of American football, winning five championships in nine years and never having a losing season. He was the driving force behind the Green Bay Packers, who dominated the National Football League during his tenure as coach. The Lombardi Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl each year, represents Lombardi's successful tactics and passion for the game. Lombardi began his career as the offensive coordinator for what team?

Last updated on Monday, 11th June 2007

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