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The Great Train Wreck

The Great Train Wreck of 1918 occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, when two passenger trains collided head-on. The crash killed 101 people and injured 171, making it one of the most deadly rail accidents in US history. Many of the victims were laborers from Arkansas and Memphis traveling to work at a gunpowder plant outside of Nashville. What caused the collision?

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek, known also as Methi, is a crop plant grown as a potherb and for the spice made from its seeds. It grows wild from the eastern Mediterranean area to China and is used in a wide variety of foods there. Fenugreek seeds are widely used as a milk producing agent by nursing mothers and recent experiments indicate it may be a useful tool in the fight against cancer and diabetes. Ingesting even a small amount of Fenugreek will cause a person's perspiration to smell like what?

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King Hassan II of Morocco

Hassan II ruled Morocco from 1961 until his death in 1999. In 1957, he became chief of staff of the Moroccan army and was crowned king in 1961. In 1965, political unrest in Morocco caused him to assume full executive and legislative control, but an abortive coup led him to yield some of his powers to parliament. Nevertheless, the rigidly dictatorial period during his rule came to be known as the "years of lead." In the early 70's, Hassan survived 2 assassination attempts. Who tried to kill him?

Last updated on Monday, 9th July 2007

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