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The phrase 'Sweet Fa nny Adams' is a euphemism for 'sweet nothing' that originated from the rather macabre sense of humour of British Sailors in 1869. They had been served with their rations of tins of mutton and they thought that the contents resembled the butchered remains of a little girl, Fa nny Adams. The … Read more
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There are many reasons why your period may be late. You say that you are irregular, anyway, and you may well find that your period starts in the next day or so. It may even have done so by the time that you read this answer! However, stress is one of the most common factors … Read more
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There are actually 50 States, not 52. Each one is represented by a star on the flag of the United States. They are (in order of when they joined the Union): 1. Delaware 2. Pennsylvania 3. New Jersey 4. Georgia 5. Connecticut 6. Massachusetts 7. Maryland 8. South Carolina 9. New Hampshire 10. Virginia 11. … Read more
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Unfortunately, there is no one standard shoe size. Shoes are actually marked according to one of three different length sizing systems. The one that is used depends on where the shoes were made. 

The three major shoe size systems, currently in use, are United Kingdom, American and Continental.


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Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4th 1948 in Detroit Michigan. He legally changed his name in 1974 to the name that he had previously used for a band that he fronted, 'Alice Cooper'. The band are probably best known for the hit, 'School's Out', which was a hit for the glam … Read more
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Papier mache is literally 'mashed paper'. You can create wonderful objects using strips of paper and these ingredients: 1 litre luke warm water 1 litre all purpose white flour 1 litre boiling water Salt can also be added to act as a preservative. ΒΌ cup of table salt is enough for the above quantities of … Read more
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This actually dates back to the so-called 'Hundred Years War'. This took place between England and France from 1337 to 1453. According to a popular myth that is, not surprisingly popular with the British, the 'two-fingered salute' originated from the English longbowmen. If bowmen were captured by the French, they often had their middle fingers … Read more
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There is a great website to help you with some common phrases. Chinese-tools.com www.chinese-tools.com I tried to copy a few here for you, but the answer kept being rejected for being 'offensive'. Obviously, an English form of a Chinese word must be caught by the filters for some reason. They … Read more
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Schlumberger is involved in the oil and gas industry. They actually provide the technology and services that the energy companies use at various stages of the extraction and processing processes. Due to the nature of aptitude tests, there is no list of what to expect. Part of the aim is to test how you deal … Read more
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I would take ice-skaters as my influence. They have extremely revealing costumes...or do they?! If you look closer you will see that a lot of their 'revealed flesh' is actually cleverly covered by flesh-coloured material. Many dancers use this technique too. If you want to create the impression that you are wearing less than you … Read more
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'Stucco' is basically outdoor plaster. You can use it on any surface that needs livening up with a little texture. It is extremely durable and you can also add colour as necessary o blend in with the existing surface. The basic components are portland cement, hydrated lime, sand, and water. There are three layers required … Read more
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If 'Jon' is a diminutive form for the name 'John'. It derives from the Latin 'Johanne'. Other connections for the name come from the Greek, 'Johannes', and the Hebrew, 'Yohanan'. However, 'Jon', may also be considered as a shortened version of 'Jonathan'. In this case then it has Hebrew roots, originally from 'Yahonatan'. This does … Read more
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The possibilities are endless. A dirigible is another name for an airship. The most famous dirigible is probably the Hindenburg. The LZ 129 Hindenburg was a German zeppelin, a rigid type of dirigible. It was the largest aircraft ever built but burst into flames while it was attempting to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station … Read more
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The Vatican City actually has its own coins - the Vatican Euro. This has been the currency since January 1, 1999. Prior to this the currency was the Vatican Lira. This was equivalent to the Italian Lira at the time. The Vatican City had an agreement with the Italian government, whereby Italian Lira were welcomed … Read more
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Arabic is a language of many variations and dialects that are spoken in a large number of countries. Here are the most widely accepted translations: Good morning = Saba'a AlKair Good afternoon = Masa'a AlKair Good evening = Masa'a AlKair If you are going to a specific country it is worth searching the internet for … Read more
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If you are taking an overground route then the distance from Waterloo Station to Earls Court is about 5.1 miles, by road, or 4 miles by foot. You can also travel by London Underground train, as both Waterloo and Earls Court are stations on the network. Waterloo station is on three lines - Bakerloo (brown), … Read more
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Asparagus is the most expensive vegetable family in the world. The majority of the vegetable is actually discarded and it is only the uppermost 'spears' that are the most prized. The most expensive of these is widely thought to be 'hop asparagus'. In fact, a farmer in England sold hop asparagus for as much as … Read more
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'Stewkey Blues' is the nickname for a type of cockle. They are found at Stiffkey, in Norfolk. 'Stiffkey' is actually pronounced 'Stewkey', and the cockles have a dark grey-blue shell - hence the name. Stiffkey is a small coastal village and its name means 'island of stumps'. This is in reference to the tree stumps … Read more