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What is the name of the priest who is famous for solving mysteries?

It is Father Brown and his exiting adventures were written by Gilbert Keith Chesterton who was born in London, May 29, 1874. Next to Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is probably the most original and eccentric detective in English fiction. He is timid and absent minded, and in his appearance is short and dumpy, with a round innocent face. He carries …

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When was chicory first used in coffee?

Chicory was first roasted and used in coffee in Holland around 1750. It soon became a popular replacement for coffee. By 1785, James Bowdoin, the governor of Massachusetts, had introduced it to US. In 1806, Napoleon attempted to make France completely self-sufficient by using as a substitute. While this did not last long, the French continued to use chicory to …

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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht, born on Feb. 10, 1898, died on Aug. 14, 1956, one of the great German poets and playwrights, had a key influence on modern drama. As an innovator he advanced such ideas as the “alienation effect,” an attempt to divorce the audience from emotional identification with the play’s characters, presumably preventing them from experiencing catharsis, pity or fear …

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Iowa

Iowa, in the heart of the Midwest, is a state in transition. Its location marks a transition from the eastern hardwood forests in its northeast to the prairies that stretch westward to the Rockies. With agricultural industries in its eastern cities, particularly Waterloo and DAVENPORT, it marks a transition between the eastern manufacturing belt and the less industrial West. The …

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