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American History Timeline (1626 – 1650)

American History Timeline (1626 - 1650)

1626 Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherlands and later buys Manhattan from the Native Americans for items worth approximately $24. He then names the island New Amsterdam. 1627 Plymouth Colony and New Amsterdam begin trading. A shipload of approximately 1500 kidnapped children is sent from England to the Virginia colony to increase the number of settlers in the colony. 1628 …

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Who’s Down – App to locate people nearby who want to go out

Who's Down - App to locate people nearby who want to go out

Google has come up with a new app that tells you which friends are free and want to meet. Named ‘Who’s Down’, the app is available for free download, media reported. Once you have confirmed you are “down” for an activity, nearby friends will see your status and be given the option to join you. You do this by sliding a …

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How are card structures built?

US card stacker Bryan Berg, 35, made it into the Guinness World Records and then recently broke his own record by building the largest house of free-standing playing cards. The architect successfully created a replica of the Venetian Macau with 2,18,792 cards. These cards are stacked without glue or tape. His method has been tested to support 660 lbs per …

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How many species of cat live in groups?

Surprisingly, only one species of cat lives in a well-ordered and organized group, and that species is the lion. Groups of lions are called prides, and they usually consist of one or two males together with several lionesses and their cubs. The organization of lions is seen to good effects during a hunt. They co-operate closely to drive herds of …

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