Several ancient Greek texts provide accounts of people being poisoned by honey that texts suggest was made from the nectar of rhododendron or oleander plants. Honey made from such nectar can cause the effects the texts describe, but only if eaten fresh, since the honey loses its toxicity w...
The soft drink company's flat earnings for the second quarter reflect the success of both its restructured global bottling system and the extent to which poor currency exchange rates keep down profits for multinational companies
As a pianist, composer, scholar, and essayist on a variety of learned subjects, among the most gifted and versatile musicians of his time was Camille Saint-Saens(1835-1921) who was, as many of his contemporaries were, deeply interested in Oriental themes.
Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in thei...
Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, Squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by sphincter muscles inside the blowhole.
Tom Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, an era when the city had transformed from a collection of suburban neighborhoods to the second-largest city in the United States.
Smithtown University＇s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likel...
In one state, all cities and most towns have antismoking ordinances, a petition entitled "Petition for Statewide Smoking Restriction” is being circulated to voters by campaign workers who ask only, “Do you want to sign a petition for statewide smoking restriction?" The petition advocat...
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
An amusement park currently charges the same price for each ticket of admission. If the current price of admis...
Over 75 percent of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power, while in Germany it is just ...
The amount of time it takes for most of a worker's occupational knowledge and skills to become obsolete ha...
Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?According to promotional material published by the ci...
The cost of each adult's ticket for a certain concert was $30, and the cost of each child's ticket for the concert was $24. If Hannah purchased tickets for this concert, what was the average (...