In 1325, Ibn Battuta went on an extraordinary 75,000 mi (120,675 km) journey via Mecca to Egypt, East Africa, India, and China, returning some 30 years later. No other medieval traveler is known to have journeyed so extensively. The details of his travels are recorded in a narrative titled The Adventures of Ibn Battuta. Ibn Battuta was an inventor as well as a scholar. Where are some of his inventions on display?
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The Toronto Blue Jays are a major league baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario. In 1992, â€œthe Jaysâ€ became the first team based outside of the US to win the World Series, a feat they repeated in 1993. The Blue Jays came into existence in 1976 as one of two teams slated to join the American League for the next season. The franchise was originally owned by Labatt Breweries, Imperial Trust, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Who was the first Blue Jays player to hit a home run?
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Fourier was a French social philosopher who developed a form of utopian socialism known as Fourierism. He proposed the idea that the natural passions of man would, if properly channeled, result in social harmony. The social organization for such development was to be based on an economic unit composed of 1,620 people living in a single community building and dividing work according to their interests and desires. Fourier is credited with coining what word relating to women and women's rights?