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US Supreme Court Classifies Tomatoes as Vegetables, Not Fruit

To most of us, a fruit is a sweet plant part eaten as a dessert or snack, but to a botanist, a fruit is a mature ovary of a plant. All species of flowering plants produce fruits that contain seeds. A vegetable, on the other hand, is simply part of a plant that is grown primarily for food. The tomato—one of the newer additions to world cuisine—can be said to meet both criteria but is technically a fruit. Why was the Supreme Court tasked with classifying the tomato in the first place?



Continuity Editing

Editing is a key part of the filmmaking process, as it involves cutting together different shots and scenes to form a cohesive narrative. The classical style of Hollywood cinema relies heavily on continuity editing, a style of editing that emphasizes smooth transitions in time and space in order to advance the plot in a logical, unobtrusive way. A number of techniques are typically used to achieve this, including match on action, eyeline match, and the 180° rule. What are some others?

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Gustav Stresemann

A German statesman, Stresemann entered the Reichstag in 1907 as a deputy of the National Liberal party. During World War I, he supported the monarchy and an annexationist policy, but after the proclamation of a German republic in 1918, he founded the conservative German People's party and turned to a conciliatory policy. As chancellor and foreign minister of the Weimar Republic from 1923, he worked to reconcile former enemy nations to Germany. With whom did he share the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize?

Last updated on Saturday, 11th May 2013

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