Pol Pot – Was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976-1979. Pol Pot became leader of Cambodia on April 17, 1975. During his time in power, his radical communist government forced the mass evacuations of cities, killed or displaced millions of people, and left a legacy of disease … More Most Cruel Leaders
The Heat Index (HI) or the “apparent temperature” is an accurate measure of how hot it really feels when the Relative Humidity (RH) is added to the actual air temperature.
In 1978, Afghanistan became mired in civil war as two communist parties seized control of the country. When it began to look like anti-communist rebels were gaining a foothold, the Soviet Union invaded the country to lend support, and that’s when the U.S. of course, decided to get involved. The CIA set up camps to … More The Mojahideen
Did you know the ironic term Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – is the fear of long words?
“Goodbye” came from “God Bye” which came from “God Be With You”.
Genghis Khan was the founder and Great Khan(emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in … More Most Cruel Leaders
Other than precipitation the three main things that can inhibit visibility are fog, mist, and haze. The international definition of fog is a visibility of less than 0.62 miles, or 1 kilometer. Mist is a visibility of between 0.62 and 1.2 miles (1 to 2 kilometers), while haze is a visibility between 1.2 to 3.1 … More Visibility
The success of Operation Ajax paved the way for all future CIA operations of a similar nature. It resulted in the return power of the Shah in 1953, after a military coup planned by American and British intelligence. The first democratically-elected leader of Iran, Prime Minister Mohammed Mossodegh, was seen as a potential liability because … More Operation Ajax
Apples are actually part of the Rose family.
Everyone has seen the chance of rain or snow in a weather forecast, but what exactly does a 40% chance of precipitation mean? According to the NWS, the Probability Of Precipitation (PoP) describes the chance of precipitation at any point in the forecast area, which means the correct way to interpret the forecast is that … More Probability Of Precipitation (PoP)