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Drudge Breaks Lewinsky Scandal

Matthew Drudge is the proprietor of the popular Drudge Report website that gained notoriety after breaking a series of news reports ahead of the mainstream media. He won fame for his coverage of the Monica Lewinsky affair, a scandal that led to the impeachment of US President Bill Clinton. He was inspired to start his news site after becoming privy to insider gossip at CBS studios while working as its gift-shop manager. What crime was Drudge arrested for when he was just 15 years old?



Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device through analysis of its structure, function, and operation. It often involves taking apart an electronic component, software program, or other device in order to redesign the system for better maintainability or produce a copy of a system without access to the original design. Militaries often use reverse engineering to copy other nations' technology. What are some well-known examples from WWII?

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Muhammad Ali

Ali is considered by some to be the greatest heavyweight boxer—and perhaps the greatest athlete—of all time. With his highly unorthodox style of carrying his hands low at his sides, he won the World Heavyweight title a record 3 times and beat the best fighters of his generation. He stirred up controversy and was stripped of his title after refusing to serve in Vietnam, but he remained a hero to millions for his courage and moral conviction. How many of his 56 professional wins were knockouts?

Last updated on Saturday, 17th January 2009

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