" Harangue, n.: A speech by an opponent, who is known as an harrangue-outang. "
Ambrose Bierce

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Iroquois Confederacy Is Formed

The Iroquois Confederacy is a North American confederation of indigenous peoples, initially comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined later. The league was formed for both defense purposes and to prevent intertribal conflict. Although frequently referred to as the Iroquois, the nations refer to themselves collectively as Haudenosaunee, which means "people of the longhouse." The league's formation is said to have coincided with what event?




Found in the American tropics from Mexico to northern South America and the Caribbean, the mamoncillo is a tree that bears a small, edible fruit with green, leathery skin and a sweet, juicy, translucent pulp. Also known as quenepas, Spanish limes, limoncillos, and ackees, among other names, the fruits are traditionally eaten by cracking the thin layer of skin with the teeth and putting the whole pulp in the mouth. According to Caribbean folk wisdom, what can be learned from eating the fruit?

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Caligula was a Roman emperor who began his reign upon the death of the extremely unpopular Tiberius. His reign was initially welcomed, but, shortly after assuming power, he suffered a severe illness that is widely believed to have rendered him insane. He earned a reputation for cruel autocracy, torture, and execution and was finally assassinated by a tribune of the Praetorian Guard. Caligula's real name was Caius Caesar Germanicus. Why was he nicknamed Caligula as a child?

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