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The Machines That Built America: Harley-Davidson Transforms Motorcycles Forever

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D, or simply Harley) is an American motorcycle manufacturer headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1903, it is one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression along with its historical rival, Indian Motorcycles.  The company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements, periods of poor economic health and product quality, and intense global competition to become one …

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How Rivers Were Built In Libya Right Under The Sahara

Two-thirds of our planet is covered in water, but there isn’t nearly as much freshwater. Only 3% of the world’s water is fresh and it isn’t distributed evenly at all. Many countries have a freshwater deficit and that’s a serious problem for several of them. A problem that’s solved in different ways. The most ambitious …

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The Man Who Accidentally Killed The Most People In History

One scientist caused two environmental disasters and the deaths of millions. Thomas Midgley Jr. (May 18, 1889 – November 2, 1944) was an American mechanical and chemical engineer. He played a major role in developing leaded gasoline (tetraethyllead) and some of the first chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known in the United States by the brand name Freon; both products were later banned from common use due …

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What Did Brazil Do in World War II? | The South American Ally

Brazil was one of the Allies of World War II. It was also the only Ally from South America to provide troops. The country made significant contributions to the war effort. They sent an expeditionary force to fight alongside the allies in the Italian Campaign. The Brazilian Navy and Air Force helped the Allies in the Atlantic from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. The Brazilian …

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Ukraine on fire

Ukraine on Fire is a 2016 documentary film directed by Igor Lopatonok. It features Oliver Stone, the executive producer, interviewing figures surrounding the 2014 Ukrainian revolution such as Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovich The film describes in detail the formation of Ukrainian nationalism. It talks about events such as the Cossack Hetmanate, the Russian Revolution (1917-1921), the occupation of Ukraine by German-Austrian troops, the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, the …

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The True Story of Nikola Tesla [Pt.2]

Nikola Tesla (10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without …

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