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Mazda's Rotary Engine

1) Also called a wankel engine
2) Originally created by Felix Wankel
3) Have poor fuel efficiency
4) First prototype engine was the 40A
5) First Mazda car to use a rotary engine is the Cosmo

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1. Corn Syrup is a balance of Dextrose, Fructose, Malt and Glucose.
2. A sweetener almost exactly as sweet as granulated sugar made from corn starch
3. A stable syrup resistant to crystallization
4. Comes in 2 forms, a light syrup often with vanilla added, and a dark version with a more intense natural flavor
5. Replaced by HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) as the most popular sweetener in the mid 1990s

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1.The first Paralympic Games was held in 1948. The name 'Paralympics' comes from the words 'Parallel' and 'Olympics'.
2.The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus).
3.The first Olympics covered by U.S. television was the 1960 Summer Games in Rome by CBS.
4.Four Boeing 747 jumbo jets could have fitted side by side in the Olympic Stadium in Australia.
5. In 1900 Australian Donald MacIntosh came third in the live pigeon shooting event, the first and only time animals were killed on purpose in an Olympic event. Donald won by killing 21 of the birds.

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Ok. NLP is hard! Here are 3
1. NLP has been defined as "...a therapeutic technique to detect and reprogramme unconscious patterns of thought and behaviour in order to alter psychological responses. The basic principle of NLP is that it is in an individual`s power to change their own subconscious programming for the better"
2. NLP can help in a number of fields including but not wholly limited to; Anxiety and Stress, Arts and Creativity, Business, Confidence Building, Dyslexia, Education, Fears and Phobias, Health and Wellbeing, Health Professionals, Parenting, Personal Change, Presentation Skills, Relationships and Sport. Few what a list!
3. Co-founders: Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder

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Wallace & Gromit

1) Made of plasticine clay with a metal frame
2) Stop motion filmed short films and one full length movie
3) Wallace is from Wigan, Greater Manchester, is an inventor and likes cheese
4) Have won Academy Awards for the short films, The Wrong Trousers, and "A Close Shave" and the full length feature "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."
5) Created by Nick Park

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1) Inhabit a vast region of space in the Delta Quadrant
2)Assimilation happens through the injection of nanoprobes
3)Species 8472 has been known to be resistant to assimilation
4)First appeared in the episode Q Who?
5)They are lead by the borg queen

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M is based on Admiral John Godfrey
In The Man with the Golden Gun M's true identity is revealed as Admiral Sir Miles Messervy
War originally portrayed by "Bernard Lee"
Following the death of actor Bernard Lee, M is said to be "on leave" in For Your Eyes Only
Bernard Lee was then replaced by Robert Brown

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1) The trilogy of video games have been praised as being among the best first-person shooters on a video game console, and are considered the Microsoft Xbox's "killer app".

2)The first Halo game was announced on July 21, 1999, during the Macworld Conference & Expo. It was originally planned to be a real-time strategy game for the Mac and Windows operating systems, but later changed into a third person action game.

3)Halo was not intended to be the Xbox's flagship game due to internal concerns and gaming press criticism, but Microsoft VP of game publishing Ed Fries did not act on these concerns. The Xbox's marketing heavily featured Halo, whose green color palette meshed with the console's design scheme.

4)Four Halo soundtracks, composed by Martin O'Donnell, have been released. The Halo Original Soundtrack contains most of Combat Evolved's music.

5)In 2005, a script for a film adaptation of Halo was written by Alex Garland—which D. B. Weiss and Josh Olson rewrote during 2006—for a 2008 release. The movie was to be developed and released by 20th Century Fox, under the creative oversight of Microsoft. Peter Jackson was slated to be the executive producer, with Neill Blomkamp as director. Before Blomkamp signed on, Guillermo del Toro was in negotiations to direct.
The crew stopped and resumed preproduction of the film several times. Blomkamp declared the project dead in late 2007, but Jackson replied that the film would still be made. Blomkamp and Jackson collaborated on District 9, but the director told /Film that he was no longer considering working on a Halo film if the opportunity arose, saying that after working on the film for five months before the project's collapse it would be difficult to return. The rights for the film have since reverted back to Microsoft.


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The Electromagnetic Force.
  • Opposite charges attract, while like charges repel.
  • Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted discovered that electricity and magnetism were very much related, leading him to declare that an electric current generates a magnetic force.
  • British-born physicist and chemist Michael Faraday illustrated that magnetism could be used to generate electricity.
  • When scientists worked out the structure of the atom in the early 20th century, they learned that subatomic particles exerted electromagnetic forces on each other.
  • Electrons of one atom attract protons of neighboring atoms to form a residual electromagnetic force, which prevents you from falling through your chair.

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Deadpool...

1) Deadpool is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).
2) In Deadpool's first ongoing comic, he possessed a device which projected holographic disguises, allowing him to go undercover or conceal his appearance.
3) He is multilingual and has demonstrated the ability to speak German, Spanish, and Japanese.
4) Deadpool is a superb assassin and mercenary, an expert in multiple forms of martial arts, and an expert swordsman and marksman.
5) Deadpool's primary power is an accelerated healing factor, which was artificially endowed by the Weapon X program, enables him to regenerate any destroyed tissues or organs very quickly.

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