The poppy family is composed chiefly of herbs from the Northern Hemisphere that have characteristic milky or colored sap. Most species are native to the Old World, and many are cultivated in gardens for their brilliantly colored, if short-lived, blossoms. The opium poppy is grown for its opium as well as for its seeds for cooking and baking. The poppy has been the symbol of the dead and of sleep since antiquity. How were poppies referenced in the popular TV show Seinfeld?
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The Korean War Memorial is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dedicated on the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, the memorial honors the men and women who served in the conflict. The memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle; within the triangle are 19 statues of military personnel, representing a squad on patrol in the rugged Korean landscape. The circle contains the black granite Pool of Remembrance. Who dedicated the Korean War Memorial?
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Belloc was an important English writer in the early 20th century. His works include short poems that contain moral lessons intertwined with questions of faith, religion, and politics. He was also a controversial figure for his alleged anti-Semitism and support of authoritarian politics. Belloc's style and personality led others to call him by what nickname?