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Confederate Money Wasn’t Real Money, It Was Fake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s what seems like a silly question to ask. Was Confederate money real or fake? Surely a currency that can be traded among people for goods and services is real, but the unique circumstances of the era proved to suggest otherwise. When the confederate states of America¬†seceded from the Union they required, among other things, …

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An 18th Century Ship Was at the World Trade Center Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine the surprise. In land, at the site former Twin Towers World Trade Center, workers find a ship. It would have been the very last thing that they would have expected to find at a place of such horror and sadness. But alas, that’s exactly what they found. A ship at the World Trade Center …

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2 Australian Prime Ministers Have Lost Their Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Only 2 incumbent Australian Prime Ministers have lost their seats in an election. The first was Stanley Bruce in October 1929 and the second was the second longest serving Prime Minister John Howard (pictured) in December 2007. Both lost their seats on an industrial relations platform. To be able to be Prime Minister a person …

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Only One Australian Prime Minister Has Retired

Reading Time: < 1 minute The only Australian Prime Minister to leave office at a time of his or her own choosing was Robert (Bob) Gordon Menzies, who retired 26th January 1966 after serving a combined total of 18 years over 2 terms. All others were either removed by a general election, their party replaced them or they died in …

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Evolution of Insects, Wings, Flight and Other Features

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to evolution for some people the jury is still out. But if you look at the science, evolution does exist. In fact, even the Catholic Church has admitted that evolution does happen. Their only dispute is that humans didn’t evolve from another species. But that’s an argument for another day. Today we …

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