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Tiger Woods Becomes Youngest Golfer to Win Masters Tournament

American-born golfer Eldrick "Tiger" Woods is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. In 2000, Woods won the US and British opens and the PGA Championship, setting or tying several records in the process and becoming the youngest of only five golfers to achieve a career Grand Slam. His victory at the Masters in 2001 made him the first golfer to win all four major professional championships in a row. Woods coined the term "Cablinasian" to describe his ethnicity, which is what?



Spider Webs

Many spiders use webs of proteinaceous fibers extruded from silk-spinning organs, called spinnerets, to catch prey without having to expend energy pursuing it. However, constructing a web is an energetically costly process, and it is not uncommon for a spider to eat its own web each day to recoup some of the energy expended in its spinning. A remarkable material, spider silk possesses a tensile strength comparable to that of high-grade steel and has been used in medical settings to do what?

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Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes is the best-remembered coconspirator in the notorious Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a plan to blow up Parliament and assassinate King James I. He was primarily responsible for the latter stages of the plan's execution, but he was discovered before its completion, tortured, and executed for treason. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated annually in England with fireworks and bonfires on which effigies of the conspirator are burned. What 2006 film draws heavily on the story of Guy Fawkes?

Last updated on Monday, 13th April 2009

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