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Little Boy And Fat Man

The B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, was commanded by Colonel Paul Tibbets, Jr.

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Paul Tibbets Jr.

He had painted the aircraft the day before with his mother’s name, Enola Gay.

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The Enola Gay

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Blast over Hiroshima

The B-29 that carried the atomic bomb named “Fat Man” to Nagasaki was known as Bockscar, often misspelled as Bock’s Car, because it was normally flown by Captain Frederick C. Bock. On August 9, Bock flew an observatory plane called The Great Artiste, and Major Charles W. Sweeney used his plane to drop the bomb on Nagasaki.

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What Is the Difference Between a First, Second And Third Degree Burn?

The seriousness of a burn is assessed in degrees depending on the number of layers of skin involved.

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A sunburn, or a red mark on a finger touched to an iron, is a first-degree burn.

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1st Degree Burn

A second-degree burn blisters.

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Third-degree burns mean that all skin is destroyed right down to the layer of tissue under the skin.

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Burns on faces, hands, and feet can be more serious than a wound on the thigh, for example, because of the importance of these body parts.

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Second and third degree burns always require immediate medical attention, the first thirty seconds are crucial, to remove the cause of the burn, cool the skin, and protect against infection.

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What Was The Song That The Titanic Band Played As She Sank?

“Songe d’Automne,” also called “Dream of Autumn,” by Archibald Joyce (1908) could have been the last song the band played on the Titanic before it sank.

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Or it could have been the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee,” the bandleader’s favorite and the tune many survivors remember hearing last.

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The truth is that no one will ever know for certain, including the directors of the blockbuster hit movie Titanic who went with the hymn, because the band members continued to play even as the ship went down.

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They did this apparently to reduce panic, and by all accounts their bravery helped save lives.

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One survivor—a member of the crew, Harold Bride—remembered the incident distinctly:

“The way the band kept playing was a noble thing.
I heard it first while still we was a ragtime tune for us, and the
last I saw of the band, when I was floating out in the sea with my
lifebelt on, it was still on deck playing “Autumn.” How they ever
did it I cannot imagine.”


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How Did The Black Hills Of South Dakota Get Their Name?

The Black Hills is a mountain range that lies in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.

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These mountains are called black because they look so dark when viewed from a distance, an effect created by dense pine forests and deep valleys.

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The highest peak in the range, Harney Peak, is 7,242 feet (2,520 m) high.

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I didn't realize they crossed into Wyoming and included Devils Tower.

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I didn't realize they crossed into Wyoming and included Devils Tower.

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I see. I thought it was was further from the state line. Thanks for posting that! I learned my one thing for the day. :)

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I see. I thought it was was further from the state line. Thanks for posting that! I learned my one thing for the day. :)

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The World’s Longest Bridge

A causeway is a low bridge that consists of a roadway mounted on pillars set in the waters below. The longest causeway in the world, and the world’s longest bridge, crosses Lake Pontchartrain, near New Orleans, Louisiana. This bridge is almost 24 miles long!

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But the Lake Pontchartrain causeway crosses a shallow lake. The longest deep-water bridge in the world is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, which connects the area of Norfolk, Virginia, with the peninsula that contains Delaware and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

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When this crossing was being planned, engineers knew that it would have to be a causeway, because the crossing was over 17 miles wide, and no other kind of bridge could span that distance. They also knew that big ships would have to be able to pass under the bridge at certain points. So they decided to build a crossing that was both a bridge and a tunnel!

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Completed in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel consists of a low causeway for most of its length. But the causeway is connected to four man-made islands in the bay. These islands anchor two tunnels, each more than a mile long, that pass under the shipping channels.

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A driver crossing on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel first drives along a causeway, then enters a tunnel, reaches another causeway, then another tunnel, and finally the causeway that takes him to the shore. The crossing is so long that a driver near the middle of the Bridge-Tunnel can barely see land on either side!

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ooooh, so scary. i'm not a strong swimmer, so i would wear a lifevest when crossing!

and the culture sounds fascinating, but likewise should i ever venture to the florida keys!!


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What Is A Mariachi Band?

A Mariachi band is a Mexican or Mexican American band that walks around playing traditional Mexican songs on guitars, violins, and sometimes trumpets.

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The musicians wear brightly sequined Spanish costumes and large-brimmed sombreros, or hats.

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Both men and women play in Mariachi bands, and sometimes they mix it up!

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Evolving from rural Mexican origins, Mariachi bands became internationally popular in the mid-twentieth century as a musical emblem of Mexico.

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Are The Gulf Of Mexico And The Caribbean Sea A Part Of The Atlantic Ocean?

The Gulf of Mexico is part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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By definition, a gulf is a part of a sea or ocean that extends into land.

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The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world, and is a partially landlocked ocean basin surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba.

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The Caribbean Sea is also part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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