About 200 million years ago Antarctica was joined to S America, Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand in a single, warm continent called Gondwana. According to the plate tectonics theory, Antarctica split from Gondwana and drifted to its present location at the South Pole. Persistent westerly winds began to circle Antarctica, blocking heat transport to the continent and making it the coldest region on Earth. When was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, -89.4C (-129F), reported?
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The Nuremberg Trials, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany between 1945 and 1949, were a series of trials prosecuting Nazi officials for their participation in WWII and the Holocaust. The first and most famous of these trials, the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, involved 24 of the most important leaders of Nazi Germany, 12 of whom were sentenced to death for crimes against humanity and other offenses. How were the death sentences carried out?
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Pucci was an Italian fashion designer known for his signature use of bright colors and bold patterns. The son of an Italian noble, he was a member of the 1934 Italian Olympic ski team and received a skiing scholarship to Reed College. Pucci's fashion ambitions were encouraged when, in 1947, he was photographed by Harper's Bazaar wearing skiwear he had designed. In 1950, Pucci opened a couture house on the Isle of Capri. What famous designers that have worked for the Pucci brand?