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Skeleton of "Lucy" Discovered

"Lucy," a 3.2 million-year-old female hominid of the species Australopithecus afarensis, was discovered by scientists in Ethiopia's Afar Depression. An unprecedented 40% intact, Lucy was the first fossil hominid to really capture public notice. Although she was 3 feet, 8 inches tall and looked somewhat like a Chimpanzee, her bipedal knee structure indicates that she walked upright, like a human. What other human skeletal features did she possess?




Ambigrams, or inversions, are graphical figures that spell a single word in multiple directions or orientations. There are a number of categories, including rotational ambigrams, which present several instances of a word when rotated through a fixed angle, and mirror ambigrams, which can be read when reflected in a mirror. The word “suns” is a natural ambigram, meaning it has some form of symmetry in its natural state. What novel, published by bestselling author Dan Brown, features ambigrams?

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Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill was Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom during WWII and led the country through both its darkest and finest hours. He was a writer, painter, legislator, soldier, and one of the most influential leaders in modern history. After being appointed PM in 1940, he forged a strong alliance with the US and an uneasy one with the USSR. These alliances were two key factors in the defeat of the Axis Powers. What famous American writer introduced one of Churchill's speeches in 1900?

Last updated on Friday, 30th November 2007

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