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Myth vs. Fact: Were All Ancient Greeks Required to Vote?

"In ancient Greece, the inventors of democracy set up a law that required every person to vote, regardless of who they voted for. If anyone was found not voting, the person would be publicly marked and labeled an idiot, someone who thought their own personal needs trumped those of the society around them, and over time, the word "idiot" has evolved into today's usage.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, led the country both during the Great Depression and World War II. He was charismatic and innovative at a time when the United States needed exactly that kind of leadership. Throughout his career in politics, especially during his unprecedented four terms in office, Roosevelt held numerous Fireside Chats and made many speeches, many of which contained important phrases for the time or timeless witticisms that are certainly worth remembering.
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Cryptonym

Definition A cryptonym is a word or name that's secretly used to refer to a particular person, place, activity, or thing; a code word or name. A well-known example is Operation Overlord , the cryptonym for the Allied invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The term cryptonym is derived from two Greek words meaning "hidden" and "name.
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What Are the Components of the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a vascular network of tubules and ducts that collect, filter, and return lymph to blood circulation. Lymph is a clear fluid that comes from blood plasma, which exits blood vessels at capillary beds. This fluid becomes the interstitial fluid that surrounds cells. Lymph contains water, proteins, salts, lipids, white blood cells, and other substances that must be returned to the blood.
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Eunotosaurus

Name: Eunotosaurus (Greek for "original noded lizard"); pronounced you-NO-toe-SORE-us Habitat: Swamps of southern Africa Historical Period: Late Permian (260-255 million years ago) Size and Weight: About one foot long and a few pounds Diet: Unknown; possibly omnivorous Distinguishing Characteristics: Small size; wide, shell-like ribs About Eunotosaurus The ultimate origin of turtles and tortoises is still shrouded in mystery, but many paleontologists believe that these shelled reptiles can trace their ancestry all the way back to the late Permian Eunotosaurus.
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Gold and Silver Pennies

All you need are a couple of common chemicals to turn your normal copper-colored pennies (or another mainly-copper object) from copper to silver and then to gold. No, the coins won't really be silver or gold. The actual metal involved is zinc. This project is easy to do. While I don't recommend it for very young kids, I'd consider it appropriate for kids ages third grade and older, with adult supervision.
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