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The International Olympic Committee Is Founded

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, that was founded by Pierre de Coubertin with the aim of reinstating the Ancient Olympic Games that were held in Greece (776 BCE - 396 ACE). Today, the IOC provides a single legal entity which owns copyrights, trademarks, and other intangible properties associated with the Olympic games; it owns and administers the Olympic logos, for example. When and where were the first modern Summer Olympics held?

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Conch

Conchs are marine gastropod mollusks having a heavy, spiral shell with whorls that overlap each other. Unlike other gastropods, which crawl, conchs move by jumping. Most conchs are carnivorous, feeding on bivalve mollusks. Their shells are used for carving cameos in Europe and are sometimes made into crude instruments by removing the small tip of the shell to form a mouthpiece. The largest conch and also one of the largest univalves in the world is the horse conch, whose shell is how long?

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Alfred Kinsey

Kinsey was an American biologist noted for his 1948 study Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Based upon thousands of interviews, the study revealed a greater variety of sexual behavior than had previously been suspected and generated much controversy. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Kinsey's study of female sexuality are still the bestselling scientific books of all time. Who starred in the 2004 biographical film about Kinsey's life?

Last updated on Saturday, 23rd June 2007

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