Archive for ‘Person of Interest’

August 14, 2014

Shark Week: Day 5

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Julia Child is probably best known for bringing French cuisine into America’s mainstream. But, few know that she had a dynamic career as an intelligence officer before she became a cooking icon.

Soon after the United States entered World War II, Julia felt the need to serve her country. Too tall to join the military, Julia volunteered her services to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the forerunner of today’s Central Intelligence Agency. She was one of 4,500 women who served in the OSS.

Julia worked with the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section, where she helped develop shark repellent. The repellent was a critical tool during WWII, and was coated on explosives that were targeting German U-boats. Before the introduction of the shark repellent, curious sharks would sometimes set off the explosives when they bumped into them.

Source: http://www.cia.gov

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August 2, 2013

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 Pablo Picasso’s full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.

Source: www.randomartscrafts.com

June 2, 2013

Every Vote Counts

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Zachary Taylor voted for the first time when he was 62 years old. He wasn’t even able to vote during his own election. He served as a soldier who was relocated so often that he never established his legal residency until his retirement.

Source: www.2020site.com

April 23, 2013

Person of Interest

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Wild Bill Hickok’s real name was James Butler Hickok.  Hickok was called “Duck Bill” by friends due to his distinctive nose and protruding lips
before he received his legendary nickname “Wild Bill”.

Source: www.wyomerc.com