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What Does it Mean to “Hold the Fort?”

What Does it Mean to “Hold the Fort?” Have you ever heard the phrase, “hold the fort” and wonder where did the phrase come from? The phrase “hold the fort” is an idiom (an expression that has more than one meaning). Here is an example of how “hold the fort” is used: “Our supervisor was […]

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Cool Millipede Facts!

Cool Millipede Facts! The name “millipede” in Latin means “thousand feet.” However, there haven’t been any millipedes in recorded history with a thousand feet. Some species of millipede have 750 feet. That is the highest number of feet that humans have ever counted on a millipede. Millipedes grow more legs as they grow older. Millipedes […]

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How Modern Agriculture Developed

How Did Modern Agriculture Develop? 1800 – 1900 The invention of the steel plow made it possible for farmers to till heavier soils at a much faster pace. But larger farmlands led the way to many of the modern agricultural methods still in use today. Before the 1800’s, most people were peasant farmers. At the […]

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Facts about Waldameer Park, Erie, PA

Facts about Waldameer Park, Erie, PA When summer approaches, it is not uncommon to see lines of cars and buses filled with people arriving for a fun day at this historic landmark and amusement park in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Waldameer Park is an historic amusement park that was originally built in the year 1896, and continues […]

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What is the Difference Between Factors and Multiples?

What is the Difference Between Factors and Multiples? Factors and multiples are numbers in multiplication problems. Let’s take a look at a number — let’s use number 20. Now let’s start with factors. If we are working with factors, we are going to call the number 20 our “product” (the answer to a multiplication problem). […]

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The POTATO was Illegal in France!

The POTATO was illegal in France! Potatoes were illegal in France for 24 years. In 1748 the French Parliament forbade the cultivation of the potato on the grounds that it was thought to cause leprosy. This law remained in effect until 1772. Potatoes were decriminalized thanks to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, who proposed that potatoes should be […]

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The Americans. McDougal Littell – ISBN 0-618-68985-0

The Americans McDougal Littell – ISBN 0-618-68985-0 The Americans is a popular text book used in education for teaching United States history. Readers and students learn critical thinking and how to think reflectively on the historical events that helped shape America. This unbiased text tells the story of America from many different perspectives, featuring photographs […]

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Facts About Mountain Men

Facts About the Lives of “Mountain Men” In the time of the “mountain men”, at the beginning of the 19th century, Lewis and Clark and other explorers had already explored the West. The United States government had already sent these explorers to find out all they can, and to bring the answer to those secrets […]

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Facts About the Conestoga Covered Wagon

Facts About the Conestoga Covered Wagon Covered Wagons were the primary means of transporting freight and pioneer families for more than 100 years. Conestoga wagons were built to carry heavy freight over rough terrain. Conestoga wagons were a type of covered wagon used during colonial times. These wagons were built specifically for carrying heavy freight […]

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Facts About the REAL Zoro!

Facts About the REAL Zorro! Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 1753 – 1810 Was there ever a Mexican hero named “Zorro” in real life? — Yes. However, he might not be the same exact hero you know from the movies. FactFrenzy.com presents this real story with fascinating facts about the father of Mexican Independence from history. […]