" The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense. "
Bill Clinton

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Washington Becomes First Elected US President

Washington, who served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, was elected the first President of the US after the adoption of the Constitution. His two-term administration was marked by the establishment of a number of key American institutions that continue to operate today. Because of his central role in the founding of the US, Washington is often called the "Father of his Country." Can you think of 5 places or institutions that are named after him?




Bedbugs are small, nocturnal, reddish-brown insects that infest dwellings and bedding and feed on human blood. They emit an unpleasant-smelling oily secretion from two glands on their undersurface; but more unpleasant than a bedbug's odor is its bite, which can cause irritation, itching, welts, and swelling. Contrary to popular belief, poor housekeeping does not invite bedbugs; they are attracted by body heat and carbon dioxide. What should be done to combat an infestation?

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Joachim von Ribbentrop

Joachim von Ribbentrop was the foreign minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945, during which time he helped negotiate the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact of 1939. Having played a role in persuading the leaders of satellite countries of the Third Reich to deport Jews to Nazi extermination camps during WWII, Ribbentrop was found guilty of war crimes by the military tribunal at Nuremberg. He was hanged in 1946. What were his last words?

Last updated on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

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