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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

- The Statue of Zeus at Olympia In the world today, there are many spectacular sculptures and artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia and the seated statue of Khafre are just two examples of dominant artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia was possibly the most famous statue in the ancient world. The Greek sculptor Phidias made it about 435 BC, and dedicated to Zeus, the king of gods. The seated statue of Khafre from the fourth dynasty of the Old Kingdom (2520- 492 BC) was created by an unknown artist....   [tags: Art, Sculpture, Greek, Informative]

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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

- In the early 1900's, settlers of the San Francisco Bay Area considered the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which spans over eight miles long and 500 feet above the water at its highest point, an impossible feat. However, with only a few complications, the bridge was completed by November, 1936. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consists of two bridge types. The east section is a cantilever bridge, and the west, a suspension bridge. The 1.78 mile western span of the bridge between San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island presented the first obstacle....   [tags: Engineering]

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College Admissions Essay: My Father was Ten Feet Tall

- My Father was Ten Feet Tall My father is in the upper room. With his passing, in the dog days of the summer, came great sadness and longing. As I flip through the pages of my memory, I don't recall my father being a tall, striking figure. But to a child, he seemed to stand ten feet tall. He commanded all of his children using a sense of respect and pride. With age, my father's eyesight became impaired and his gait was not so steady. However, my father never lost his inner vision or the ability to stand by his word....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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The Best Plants For Your Privacy

- There are few things more annoying than feeling that you're constantly being watched while using your own yard. Whether it's from nosy neighbors peeking over your fence or a taller building providing sight lines into your yard, there are plants available to help protect your privacy. These plants grow taller than the fence to add an extra privacy layer. If you want to address your privacy needs immediately, be sure to select a fast-growing option. Bamboo Bamboo is one of the best options for privacy plants for its sheer capacity to grow and spread....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Effect of Pointe Shoes on the Nerves of Feet

- The Effect of Pointe Shoes on the Nerves of Feet Introduction: The purpose of experiment was to determine whether or not Pointe shoes make a person's feet more or less sensitive then if someone does not wear Pointe shoes. The scientific purpose of this experiment is to determine whether or not Pointe shoes affect the sensitivity of your feet and make it so that people can not feel pressure as much as people who do not go on Pointe. There is no other information available on this topic....   [tags: Papers]

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Bridge Structures

- Bridge Structures and The Use of Geometry in Their Design What is a bridge. A bridge is a structure providing continuous passage over a body of water, roadway, or valley. Every bridge looks different from the another. Their bridge structure is different. There are nine types of main bridges. Bridge engineers use a lot of geometry to help them design the different bridges. Without geometry, the bridges would not be safe. Bridges have been around for a long time. The earliest bridges were probably formed by laying one or more logs across a brook or by stretching ropes or cables across a narrow valley....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Getting the US Back on Its Feet During The Great Depression

- The U.S economy hit an all time low when the stock market crashed in October 29, 1929, and it was a starting point to what we identify as the The Great Depression . Once the stock market crashed everything changed. Citizens lost jobs,there was a loss of money, homelessness ,despair, and so much more. No one could bare this much longer , and the government decided they had to help.The Government then became more involved with the economy , more than before ,to help solve the problem;former president Franklin Roosevelt's administration made all efforts to get the country back to its feet....   [tags: stock, economy, involvement]

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Up on Your Feet in Dante's Inferno

- The book Inferno has many different plots and values. Most of the book is viewed as very violent. The people in it are being tortured to death by the many different demons placed throughout the different circles of Hell. Dante is on an adventure through Hell so that he may get on the right path to Heaven. His guide is Virgil, a well known peot, and he helps him though his journey. There are a total of 9 circles of Hell throughout the story. They travel through each one, learning about the sins and the punishments....   [tags: plots and values, book analysis]

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The Road Beneath My Feet

- Style Analysis The author in this story, Kevin McConnell, states that his main consideration in writing 'The Road Beneath My Feet'; was to develop a style that would remain consistent throughout the entire story. I feel that he accomplished this consistent style in a few different ways. One way the author tried to accomplish this was by the way that he used his figures of speech. Many of the authors' statements were very similar if not exact. For example, the author says a few times that 'the dust would rise and choke me.'; This figure of speech is repetitious, which I feel is one way that the author tried to capture the consistent style that he was looking for....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Gates

- The long awaited project phenomenon that is due to make art history, The Gates, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Given permission by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on January 22, 2003, the project is set to be mounted in Central Park in New York City February 12th of this year. The planned project is to resemble a golden river. Thus consisted to 7500 gates in total standing 16 feet (4.87 meters) high with a width changing from 5' 6" to 18 feet (1,67 m to 5,48 meters) going along the edges of the Central Park pathways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116

- An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, denying Time's harvest of love, contains 46 iambic, 15 spondaic, 6 pyrrhic, and 3 trochaic feet. Like the varying magnitudes of stars that distinguish the sky's constellations, infused with myths describing all degrees and types of love, the spondaic, trochaic, and pyrrhic substitutions create a pattern of meaning that can be inferred by the discerning eye and mind. Shakespeare emphasizes his denial of the effects of Time on love by accenting "not" in lines 1, 2, 9, and 11, and "no" in lines 5 and 14....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet Essays 116 Papers]

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The African Elephant

- What do you think about when you hear the word Africa. How about the word safari. Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average length of their trunk is approximately 7-8 feet....   [tags: African Wildlife]

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Dante's Inferno, Up on Your Feet Passage

- ... Basically what they are trying to say is that if you don’t get up out of bed then you can never pursue your dreams. No one ever got ahead by sitting on their behind. You have to face every day with the belief that your dreams are real, and that dreams come true every day. This line within the passage states that if you get up, and you try, that you are one step closing to accomplishing your dreams. Secondly, self drive is an extreme theme within this passage of Dante’s The Inferno while you are critiquing the passage itself....   [tags: a critique, inspiration category]

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Here Lizard Lizard

- How the Snake Lost Its Legs In the article "How the Snake Lost Its Legs," Carl Zimmer wrote about the common theory of snake evolution is about to be questioned. All vertebrates that live on land whether mammalian or reptilian are known as tetrapods. In most animals these feet evolved into other limbs, like arms for humans and into wings for birds; however, the snake lost its four feet altogether. The only sign that snakes ever had four feet is a remaining hip located within the rib cage....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Washington Memorial and its Reconstruction

- The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Its construction took place in two major phases, 1848-56, and 1876-84--a lack of funds, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the survival of the American Union caused the intermittent hiatus. Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when Congress proposed that an equestrian statue of George Washington be erected. Although the Monument was authorized by Congress, little action was taken, even after Major Peter Charles L'Enfant selected its site in his 1791 Federal City plan....   [tags: Monument, Construction]

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Anna Nagar: The Most Expensive Residential Area in Chennai

- Anna Nagar: The Most Expensive Residential Area in Chennai Anna Nagar, formerly known as Naduvakkarai is located on the north-western part of Chennai and forms part of Egmore-Nugambakkam taluk. It is named after the Tamil leader C.N Annadurai and is regarded as the one of the prime residential areas of Chennai. It is a planned locality developed by the Tamilnadu Housing Board in the early 1970’s. While developing the plan, lands were allotted to developer residential plots, complexes, wide roads, school zones, bus terminus, and large parks....   [tags: Naduvakkarai, Egmore-Nuggambakam Taluk]

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meteorology

- Midterm 1. METAR CYSX 161700Z 24015KT 3SM – SN OVC015 –4/-5 aq3006 RMK SC8 SLP221 In the weather report above, what is the: (include units) (6 marks) Wind Prevailing Visibility Current Weather Clouds (base and type) Temperature / Dew Point Altimeter Setting 2. Name two weather elements normally found in a Metar that will not be reported in a SPECI. (2 marks) 3. “SKC” in a TAF stands for ____________________________________________. 4. Decode completely ‘1/2SM + RA BR VV020’....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Benefits of Baseball and Softball

- Baseball, invented in 1845, derived from a game known as ‘Rounders,’ and later became known as “America’s Pastime.” Years down the road, during the 1930’s a sport known as fast pitch softball evolved, providing firefighters an activity to complete while not on the job. Emerging from the shadows of a creative mind, these sports became very popular and provided a cheap source of entertainment. Areas such as field maintenance, rules, fundamentals of the game, and batting regulations can be compared....   [tags: fields, innings, children, bases, pitches]

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The American Bald Eagle

- I chose the American bald eagle because it is one of the fastest and strongest species of eagles. It is the national symbol. The Congress adopted it as the national symbol in 1782. I think it was adopted as the national bird of the United States because the Roman soldiers used the eagle as a symbol of courage and power. In the early 1800's, Americans called the Bald Eagle, the American eagle. Here is some of the biology of the Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles do a very good job at their part in the food web....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rise Above 650 feet

- The sound of people discussing about how high it was, how small the carts are, and how many people had to fit into the carts made me want to pass out. I was scared of heights and I knew that the St. Louis Arch was not the best match for me. It was a beautiful day on the riverside of St. Louis. The shadow of the arch was gigantic. Many people were playing ball in the grassy null under it while others, including me, stood in line to go inside of it. My dad and I were excited to finally be doing something neither of us had ever experienced before....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Influence On Proxemics

- Influence of Proxemics Specifically, according to Edward T. Hall, who has pioneered the study of spatial communication. Proxemics refers to the use of space in communication: "the study of how man unconsciously structures microspace-the distance between men in conduct of daily transaction, the organization of space in his houses and buildings, and ultimately the layout of his towns." According to Hall, the way space is used in interaction is very much a cultural matter. In different cultures various senses assume importance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Objects and Places in The Good Earth

- Objects and Places in The Good Earth Earth/ Land/ Field: Wang Lung's love for the earth is a chief driving force in his life. The only thing he loves with any constancy is the earth, and this is because the earth is constant as well. Unlike food or silver, the earth is something that can never be taken away from him. Wang Lung always keeps returning to his land, and yearns for it whenever he is away. It serves as a healing element for him whenever he has domestic troubles, and is the foundation upon which he has founded his great family....   [tags: Papers]

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The Gokstad

- The Gokstad The Gokstad was a sturdy Viking ship. It was made to glide through the water. Layers of wood on the side of the ship helped make it water tight. The rudder was technologically evolved. Oar holes were specially designed for the person inside the boat. Storage on the deck was easy because of loose planking. The Gokstad was complicated from stem to stern. The Gokstad was a burial ship. The main reason it was discovered was because the Vikings were Pagan. Pagans were either cremated or buried with things they would need in the next life....   [tags: Papers]

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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandmother

- My Grandmother Children. The sound of her strident voice reverberates down the narrow stairwell. I remember that musty, dark, winding stairwell that led to her second floor apartment in Glendale as vividly as I did the day I established a meaningful relationship with my grandmother. Through this relationship, I have come to know her as a friend, a confidante, and lastly, a woman I admire. I was only seven at the time, and the only thing I cared about was the fact that my grandmother spoke in a very loud and grating voice, and that she kept on patting my hand (which annoyed me to no end)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Analysis of the 'Up on your Feet' Passage from Dante's Inferno, and How It Relates to the Overall Theme of the Book

- How can any person say for sure what life after death will be. It is the greatest mystery of human intellect so far. Man can only speculate about what will possibly happen after death. There are many different ideas that have appeared throughout the years. The Ancient Greeks believed in the underworld, where all souls went after death, and where they were watched over for eternity by Hades, or Pluto, god of the underworld. Before them, primitive people believed in gods of the Earth. After the time of the Greek Olympians passed came the time of Christian Doctrine, and the rise of the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: The Divine Comedy]

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Close Company, Stories Of Moth

- Women during the time that A Visit from the Footbinder was written were willing to accept pain to fulfill society’s concept of beauty and to keep their position in society. Women’s role in this society was one in which they lacked any sense of power and they were therefore fully dependent on men. Hence, they were willing to suffer through the excruciating torture of crushing their toes under the weight of their own bodies in order to make themselves desirable enough to attract a wealthy husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative: My Sky Diving Adventure

- I have always been a thrill seeking person, and sky diving has been a thing I always wanted to do. When I finally got my chance, I couldn’t pass it up. My friends and I went to Florida during spring break. We were going to try something new for all of us. We were going to sky dive. It was a perfect April day for sky diving. The weather was nice and there wasn’t a cloud in sight, and no storms were going to be approaching anytime soon. We all drove down there together. Chris’s mom took us. We talked nonstop about our new task and betted each other 15 dollars if we did not follow with our plan and sky dive from 35,000 feet in the sky....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Neuro-Circulatory Disease Analysis

- While working in the dental field, many dental associates tend to result in problems with their bodies known as musculoskeletal disorders. Many of these associates tend to end up being susceptible to what is known as Neuro-circulatory disease. Neuro-circulatory disease shows up in the body as varicose veins, postural defects, and some cases flat feet. Ergonomics are the best way to help the associates to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Neuro-circulatory disease is a disease that can affect dentist’s that suffer from musculoskeletal symptoms....   [tags: musculoskeletal disorders, flat feet, ergonomics]

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A Critique of Lines 46-57 of Dante's Inferno

- ... This is no time to tire. The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream. (Lines 46-51)” Virgil means to say that if Dante passes up on this opportunity, he will not get another chance, and he will be forgotten. So why stop. Essentially, Virgil tells Dante that since he has already made it through the Forest of Error, the first seven circles of Hell, including multiple rivers, the city of Dis, a few sheer cliffs, and more than half of the eighth circle of Hell, even crossing Bolgia 6 where the bridge was shattered by the Earthquake resulting fro...   [tags: Up on your feet passage]

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the family of little feet

- The early phases of growing up can have its own unique problems. There are many different things that can go wrong while growning up. Your whole body is changing and it cand take some getting used to. There were many stories that I read in the literature book that illustrated this to me. I will compare these stories to each other to see how they were similiar and also to see the different problems people experience while growing up. In the story "the family of little feet", three little girls go out to explore the world and discover many wonderfull thing and also many evil things(Cisneros, 77)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Investigation Of Mr. Steinberg 's Ice Pick Ready At Hand

- The prosecution will likely prove that Mr. Steinberg had the ice pick ready at hand because the location of it was conveniently accessible. A weapon ready at hand is conveniently accessible and within immediate reach. Miller, 2003 WL 22764120. However, the court will not solely rely on the relationship between the defendant and the distance of the weapon. The court will weigh other factors including the type of weapon, the location, and if any necessary ammunition is conveniently accessible. State v....   [tags: Gun, Weapon, Jury, Projectile]

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Drowning Decision At My Cousin 's House

- Drowning Decision One day before Fourth of July, and it was going to be a fun day at my cousin 's house because we were going to spend it at the pool. We finally arrived to my family’s favorite vacation spot, my cousin 's house. His house was near San Francisco, in a place called fairfield. My family really liked going there, and I think that it was because my mom got to see her brother for at least two days. We had arrived at my cousin’s house at 11: pm, and we were exhausted. He lived in a calm trailer park with a pool that was eight feet deep....   [tags: Mind, Debut albums, English-language films]

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The Terracotta Army

- Terracotta Army Two centuries before the birth of Christ an army was being formed a beautiful army that would protect the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi in his afterlife. His elaborate mausoleum began in the year he became emperor, in 246BC and continued for 40 years, even after his death. But why terracotta warriors and not human sacrifices as was the 1000 year old tradition. In 678 BC Funeral human sacrifice a practice that was started by Duke Wu took place, which comprised of killing the emperor’s entire court, including his army....   [tags: china, emperor qin shi huangdi]

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Baseball And Softball : Is The Sister Sport? Baseball?

- Softball is known as the sister sport to baseball. They look very similar but are very different. Some say that baseball is a lot harder than softball and some say the complete opposite. But to form an opinion a bunch of things come into factor to try figure and figure out which side you stand on. From the size of the ball to the size of the field these things play into factor of each opinion. Both baseball and softball have qualities that set them apart and that can make one more challenging than the other at times....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Baseball rules]

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Riley Owen Is A Towering Golfer At Six Feet Five Inches

- Riley Owen is a towering golfer at six feet five inches. If you walked into his dorm room, it would be obvious he plays golf, there are multiple sets of golf clubs lying around the room. He is a member of the club golf team at the University of Alabama. When he isn’t in class or studying, he is usually on the golf course trying to improve the form of his swing. Even his weekends are not spared from his love of golf. He usually leaves the state on Friday to take part in club golf tournaments and comes back Sunday to repeat the cycle....   [tags: Golf, Rules of golf, Golf ball, Golf club]

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How To Swim The Breaststroke

- How to Swim the Breaststroke The breaststroke is the oldest known swimming stroke and is one of four strokes used in competitive swimming. This stroke is also very popular in leisure swimming because the head can be held up, making vision and breathing easy and because the swimmer can rest between strokes if needed. Swimmers can also use the breaststroke in survival swimming and in lifesaving situations. Since the breaststroke has many uses and is easy to learn, it is one of the best strokes to teach a beginning swimmer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of ' Unbound Feet : A Social History Of Chinese Women '

- Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco by Judy Yung
 In Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco, Judy Yung narrates the story of the immigration of Chinese American women to San Francisco, their struggles to maintain their homes and raise their children, their ability to acculturate into a foreign way of life, and how these women were ultimately able to succeed in the United States. Unbound Feet is a multi-layered book, with Yung using her own family history as the starting place for her interest and research into the immigration of Chinese American women....   [tags: United States, World War II, Great Depression]

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Tundra swan

- TUNDRA SWAN The Tundra Swan is the most widespread and numerous species of swan in North America. Though the Tundra Swan is mostly found in Alaska or Canada, many flocks are now beign spoted in Oregon. Tundra swans, once called whistlers, are winter visitors to Oregon. More and more are now seen in the Willamette Valley and along the Columbia River northwest of Portland. With a wingspread to about 7 feet, males weigh around 20 lbs. Tundras vary in size from 4 to 4 1/2 ft. long. Females are slightly smaller than males....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Isaac Storm

- Isaac Storm On Friday evening, September 7, 1900, many of the 37,000 residents of Galveston, Texas, were settling down to dinner, few if any of them concerned about the steady 15 mph northerly wind rattling their windows. Within 48 hours, at least 8,000 of the townspeople would be dead, victims of the single worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Relatively few people are aware that the deadliest natural disaster in the United States was the hurricane that struck Galveston Island on September 8, 1900....   [tags: Papers]

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Dinosaur Fossil Discoveries in Antarctica

- Dinosaur Fossil Discoveries in Antarctica The chance of two different research groups finding two different fossils that are in fact two different kinds of species within the course of a week is close to impossible. However, this rare and lucky occurrence in the paleontology world has occured. Two research teams have retrieved fossils of two different dinosaurs in Antarctica that might possibly be unknown species. Judd Case and James Martin discovered bones, specifically those of the lower legs and feet, as well as the animal’s upper jaw and teeth....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Softball And Baseball Are More Dangerous And Fast Paced Than Baseball

- “Batter up!” the umpire yelled from behind home plate on the diamond-shaped field for the inning to begin. Adrenaline rushed through the players’ veins as the crowd cheering echoed from the bleachers to the outfield. Softball and baseball are team sports which both require an umpire and a diamond shaped field. All players are important. Most aspects of the games are the same. Each team has only nine players on the field at nine different positions. Each inning ends when there are three outs. Baseball generally consists of nine innings, whereas softball usually is played in seven innings....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Pitcher, Imperial units]

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Non-Stop Movie Review: A Ticking Timebomb 40,000 Feet in the Air

- Non-Stop Terror, A ticking time bomb 40,000ft in the air. Making a film about the USA’s most feared terrorist attack and someone trying to prevent it, yea that sounds like a suspenseful two hours. Non-Stop, a suspenseful nonstop thriller witch is absolutely successful in providing an atmosphere of utmost distress and uncertainty. Liam Neeson is the perfect actor for this film; he is great at providing a sense of authority and the “wise man” attitude for any situation. Non-Stop is the perfect title and emphasizes the non-stop terror and calamity portrayed in a commercial airline 40,000ft....   [tags: terrorist, flight, suspense]

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Memorial Hall in Philadelphia

- Memorial Hall The massive domed building in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, is the only major structure remaining from the Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Memorial Hall served as the Art Gallery for the fair and was designed to become a permanent museum. The building was commissioned and paid for by the State of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia. The budgeted amount for the hall was $1,500,000 and it cost just $64,000 more than planned. Although smaller than other major buildings at the 1876 fair, Memorial Hall is massive....   [tags: Architecture History]

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The Ancient Chinese Custom of Footbinding

- The Ancient Chinese Custom of Footbinding The ancient Chinese custom of footbinding has caused severe life-long suffering for the Chinese women involved. The first documented reference to footbinding was from the Southern Tang Dynasty in Nanjing. It was introduced in the 11th century and spread from the ranks of the wealthy to those of more modest means to peasantry. A main reason women did this was for the pleasure of men. Men preferred women with small feet and sexual urges weren't present for un-bound feet....   [tags: Papers]

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Critiquing a Few Lines from Dante

- Poems can say many things, mean many things, and represent many things. You can read a poem, think it is about flowers in a field, but if you look at it at a more in depth perspective, it can talk about the depression of someone, or some issue the author wants to address. There can also be other many issues or ideas discussed in a simple line of poetry, depending how you approach it. The poem The Inferno by Dante is a poem describing Dante’s journey through hell. He describes hell in nine different circles, all having different punishments for different sins....   [tags: Aligheri's Inferno]

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The High School Football Level

- There are many things in life that have their unique differences. Every level of Football has its 's differences, but there are some differences that matter the most. Different things have to be done from the high school level to the college level, and to the national level of football. There are different requirements needed in a players ' arsenal to develop a certain football leveled skill-set. This essay is about the difference between the high school football level and the professional football level....   [tags: National Football League, American football]

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Sun, Sand, Sea, Magic

- Sun, Sand, Sea, Magic. Adrenaline pulses through your body as you move in harmony with the raging sea. The sunlight reflecting off the surfaces of the water, as you glide effortlessly on your surfboard. The frothy cool foam of the sea, licking at your heels as you surf down the face of the swelling wave. The thrill and excitement of surfing isn’t easily described in words, its something to be experienced. With the proper equipment and learning some simple techniques anyone can learn to surf. Choosing a proper surfboard can be a daunting task....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Desert Winds And Electrical Energy

- Desert Winds and Electrical Energy The energy of the wind can be channeled into other forms of energy besides the energy used as an erosional agent. This is especially true of desert winds. Today, some desert wind is used to make electricity. Wind velocity is affected by air temperature. When air warms and cools, it changes density, which creates air pressure differences that cause wind. In the desert, temperatures may range from 40º F at night to more than 120º F in the daytime. Because of this temperature fluctuation, wind is generally stronger in desert areas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women Are Getting Cold Feet

- Most women are getting cold feet during week 32 of their pregnancy. While the excitement of finally seeing their little one is unparalleled, the thought of labor is scary. Rest assured that such anxieties are common, especially if you are a first time mom-to-be. Changes happening to your body in week 32 You are probably gaining approximately half a kilo every week, about half of which goes towards strengthening your baby’s fat reserves. Weight gain can happen due to fluid retention as well. Fluid retention and swelling may cause you some degree of discomfort, but remind yourself that this will soon be over....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Braxton Hicks contractions]

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Sports: Barrel Racing

- Barrel racing is categorized under the sport of rodeo and is most likely to be associated with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and the National Barrel Horse Association. The sport of rodeo also includes bull riding, team roping, and tie down roping and can be mostly associated with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Even though the sport of rodeo in mainly dominated by men, barrel racing is the biggest outlet for women to show their skills in such a male dominated sport. Even though any breed is allow to participate in barrel racing, the American Quarter horse is the most predominate breed in the sport mainly because it is the most versatile of all breeds and has the spe...   [tags: rodeo, horses]

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roman architecture

- The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great Galveston Hurricane

- A hurricane, formally known as a tropical cyclone, is the most dangerous storm on this planet. Hurricanes only form over warm oceans near the equator. When humid, mild air ascends, it causes less air pressure below. Because of this, other high pressure parts try to equalize pressure with the low pressure area. This air also becomes humid, and mild and rises. This cycle continues, and the water in the air makes clouds. All the clouds spin and get bigger, fueled by the ocean’s heat and water evaporating to the surface....   [tags: tropical cyclones, dangerous storms]

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Coiled Tubing

- First of all, what in the world is coiled tubing. Otherwise referred to as CT, coiled tubing is a manufactured product used in field operations such as well service, workover applications (petroleum industry well work), and drilling and completion applications. Just as is sounds, CT is essentially a continuous tube with a diameter of .75 inches up to 4.5 inches that is reeled onto a spool, which has a core diameter of approximately eight to twelve feet. The tubing is made from rolling strip metal, usually a carbon based steel, into cylindrical form and weld along its entire length....   [tags: coil tube coiled tubing]

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The history of the Statue of Liberty

- “There are seven rays on her crown, one for each continent, each measuring as much as 150 pounds” (“Statue of Liberty Fun Facts ).” People may know that there are seven rays but not that the rays stand for each continent. The Statue of Liberty, with its unique history, is a sculpture created by Frederic- August Bartholdi, which has an immense size and a great significance to many people in the United States. The history of the Statue of Liberty is one of the most interesting facts about the statue....   [tags: freedom, Bartholdi, Eiffel]

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Flying Dreams

- Flying Dreams To Fly Has Been a Dream On a bright sunny day with the sky as clear as crystal glass, you peer out into the open sky to the land down below. The door opens in front of you the wind rushes into the aircraft. You step out falling freely away as if you were a bird soaring on the winds of time. You peer back to the aircraft for a brief second to see it speeding away. You feel weightless as the wind roars around you. Looking down you suddenly realize that you are falling towards the earth....   [tags: essays papers]

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What Type Of Shoe Shoes

- Most people in the world gratefully have the chance to make their own choices and decisions every day. One of those choices and decisions that they make is what they are going to put on their feet for the day. Unknowingly the decision of what type of shoe a person wears for a specific day will affect their entire day. There are also many factors that contribute to what type or style of shoes a person buys or wears such as economic status, design, usefulness, and popularity. As of today, there are various types of shoes which are sandals, heels, boots and athletic and casual shoes....   [tags: Shoe, Footwear, Foot, Flip-flops]

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The History of Volleyball: William G. Morgan

- The history of volleyball goes back to the year of 1895. The game was invented by a man by the name of William G. Morgan, at a YMCA in Massachusetts (NCVA). Morgan was an instructor at the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) when he created the game of volleyball (NCVA). Volleyball is a very popular sport around the world. It is especially popular in the U.S., which is where is originated (NCVA). It was created just two years after the game basketball was invented (Hartwell).To create this game, Morgan mixed different things from the sports Tennis, Handball, Baseball, and Basketball (NCVA)....   [tags: YMCA, tennis, net]

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Terror of the Middle Passage

- A popular literature has painted this part of the slave experience as uniquely evil and inherently more inhuman that any of the others horrors of the slave life(Klein 130). Slaves were taken from their homes and was forcibly traded.One cannot, of course, mention the Middle Passage without eliciting the horrors of tightly packed men, women and children chained together, to keep them from rebelling, or from choosing the suicidal fate of jumping overboard. The mortality of captives in Africa, therefore, included not only losses among those headed for export at the Atlantic coast but the additional losses among those destined for export to Orient among those captured and transported to serve Afr...   [tags: Slavery]

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Is the Portrayal of the Dinosaurs in the Movie and Book Accurate in Real Life

- Deinos, Greek for fearfully great; awe-inspiring and sauros meaning a lizard. From these words “Dinosaur” is created. When imagining a dinosaur, do thoughts of a large Tyrannosaurus Rex, a swift Velociraptor, or a gliding Pterodactyl appear. Or are those thoughts composed of an image of a small Compsognathus. Do visions of the dinosaurs that we often saw in our childhood come to mind. The amiable brightly colored friends in cartoons or the fearsome bloodthirsty experiments in movies. Were those dinosaurs portrayed accurately....   [tags: jurassic park, dilophosaurus, archeologists]

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Fall of the Twin Towers

- September 11th, 2001 is a day that will forever live in infamy. On that dreadful day, “We the people” were told that a terrorist group, the Al Qaeda, planned and carried out multiple attacks against the United States. The most morbid of those attacks was the collapse of the World Trade Center towers one and two. However, there is some substantial evidence that raises concern whether or not what the public was told about how the Twin Towers collapsed is true or if it was fabricated for the governments benefit....   [tags: World Trade Center, 9/11, hijack, Al Qaeda]

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Footwear Trends: Exploring America's Fascination with Uggs

- America's love-hate relationship with the fuzzy footwear phenomenon known as uggs has gone on now for almost a decade. Sadly, the go-go boots of the naughts show few signs of going away. This fashion fad has left many wondering where exactly uggs came from. More importantly, people want to know, “why and how long the ugg is here to stay?” Often these questions are followed by the thought of, “where can I get my own ugly footwear?” because, after all, no one wants to be left out. If you've somehow missed this brand name buzz, or thought that ugg was just a hip slang word ugly used when describing this fuzzy slipper-boot, chances are good that you've seen them whether you realized it or not....   [tags: fashion, footwear]

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Bound Feet And Western Dress

- Traditions in Chinese culture are long-rooted and are taken very seriously from generation to generation. However, there must always be room for modern change in order for society to grow and strive across the globe. In Bound Feet and Western Dress the conflict between Chinese traditions and modern change arises. With this conflict it is important to discuss the different meanings of liberation for men and women and they way in which Chang Yu-I was able to obtain liberation throughout her life. Liberation in China means two different things for a man and a woman because of the gender differences that are prevalent....   [tags: China Traditions Modernization]

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The Titanic

- A Typical First Class Stateroom on the RMS Titanic The entire room was color coordinated from the wallpaper to the bedspread to the thick carpet, it also included a writing desk, dressing table with a mirror, a wardrobe and a washing stand with two sinks. There was also a sitting area with a small table and chairs at the foot of the bed there was a bedside heater. The small table was frequently used for the snack brought by the bedroom steward. The snack contained things like, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit....   [tags: History]

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The Benefits of Using Kitchen Floor Mats

- Kitchen is a composition of many things. Kitchen appliances, furniture and utensils are the significant and major components which make the function and its task possible in the kitchen. However, there are other minor components that aids in the work while preparing the food as well as cleaning in the kitchen. Similarly, there are mats in the kitchen that helps us in many ways as they save the floor from oil, grease, dirt and liquid which is redundant in the kitchen. Kitchen floor mats play an important role in saving the floor from the damages as well as your feet....   [tags: Interior design, interior decorating]

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Weapons of Choice for the Allies and the Axis during World War II

- World War II culminated in a global war. The countries that submitted to the onslaught of WWII included the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union. By picking a pistol and long rifle from each country used during the war, one can quickly perceive which country had more fighting power and controlled the fronts of the battle line. The weapons of choice of the United States consisted of the Colt 1911 and the M1 Garand. The Colt 1911 was a huge caliber pistol with a .45 ACP scorching down the barrel....   [tags: fighting power, warfare]

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Causes of Swelling Feet

- The swelling of the feet is a condition of the feet muscles that have excessive buildup of the fluid. This may result in a rapid gain in weight in a short period of time. The swelling of the lower part of the legs is commonly seen during the warmer months of the year like the summer season. A person standing or walking for quite sometime are more likely to have feet swelling. It occurs during the third trimester of pregnancy that results in swelling of the lower legs and feet. In fact it is seen that almost 90 percent of the pregnant women have this problem....   [tags: Health]

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Emily Dickinson - The Feet Of People Walking Home

- One of Emily Dickinson’s poems, formally titled “The feet of people walking home,” is of some interest in its own merit. Unlike some of Dickinson’s other poems, such as the ones that exist among other versions due to a few dissimilarities, this poem is duplicated verbatim. To the untrained eye, this triviality would often be overlooked, were it not for the fact that Emily Dickinson had not intended on publishing many of her poems. Why, then, did she duplicate this poem. Perhaps a more in-depth analysis of the poem, as well as the current events in Dickinson’s life, would answer this query....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Informative Speech: How to Buy a Running Shoe

- Purpose: To teach people how to buy a running shoe. Introduction:      Has anybody here ever walked into a shoe store looking for a running shoe. You were probably dazed and confused because there were just so many different brands and styles to choose from. Now a days, shoe stores stock their running sections with different brands and styles. If you are one of those people who has not been shoe shopping in years, then prepared to be shocked. Technology and designs of running shoes have changed drastically....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Physics of Baseball

- Introduction Baseball is a fairly simple game, once you understand the simple mix of science involved in baseball. Also, there is much more to the game of baseball than simply hitting and pitching the ball. Here is a few bits of information about a baseball that is hit 400 feet. 1. For each 1000 feet of altitude you can add 7 Feet. 2. For each 10 degrees of air temp you can add 4 Feet. 3. For each 10 degrees of ball temp you can add 4 Feet. 4. For each 1 inch drop in Barometer you can add 6 Feet....   [tags: physics sport sports baseball]

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The City of Opelika Zoning Board Meeting Minutes

- The City of Opelika Zoning Board of Adjustments held its regular monthly meeting on April 13, 2010 in the Public Works Conference Room located at the Public Works Facility, 700 Fox Trail. Certified letters were mailed out to all adjacent property owners for related issues. MEMBERS PRESENT: Anne Grady, Shirley Flora, George Dyar, John Frederick, Wilbert Payne MEMBERS ABSENT: Arturo Menefee STAFF PRESENT: Martin Ogren, Assistant Planning Director CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Dyar called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m....   [tags: Minutes ]

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Film Analysis of Jaws

- Film Analysis of Jaws The film Jaws was directed by a popular director called Steven Spielburg. Steven Spielburg directed some great well known films, e.g. E.T, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind and this film is a good example. The film Jaws is about a gargantuan great shark which is a man eating shark. The shark attacks many people in different terrifying and horrifying ways throughout the film and the shark slaughtered many people throughout the film. The film shows us our natural fear against the shark....   [tags: Papers]

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My Own Two Feet

- My Own Two Feet As Beverly and her mother and father wait patiently at the Greyhound Bus Station. She hated waiting for the bus, it always seemed as if it forever. All around her she could smell the stench of burning rubber. Apparently Beverly had been invited to spend the summer with her mother’s cousin Verna for the summer while attending college in San Francisco, California. Beverly had never been to college and was actually being pressured by her mother not to go in the first place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dinosaurs

- Just as most dinosaurs are believed to be wild and mean, most are. Unlike the wild and ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Velociraptor, is a smaller, agile dinosaur. The Brontosaurus can be found with the bigger, more gentle dinosaurs. The Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, and Brontosaurus differ greatly in their body structure, diet, and discovery. The Tyrannosaurus Rex was a very large dinosaur. Measuring 50 feet long, the Tyrannosaurus stood over 20 feet tall. The head of the Tyrannosaurus was five feet long and filled with large teeth that were seven inches long each (Benton 125)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evolution of Displacement Hulls

- ... It was discovered that if you have a flat bottomed boat there will be less drag. The less drag the boat has the smoother the ride on the boat will be and there will be less of an attack angle to the boat. Most of the planing hulls today are made with a vee bottom. The height and weight of have have great effect on the speed. Planing hulls tend to skim more on the water rather than moving in the water. The concept of the stepped hull was proposed by Rev. Ramus of Sussex, England in 1872. He proposed both a single stop with tandem planing surfaces, and a combination of three pontoons with one forward and two aft....   [tags: maritime engineering]

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Artists

- ... Another project created by Christo is the Matsaba Project which is currently still under renovations. The matsaba is being created in a place called Abu Dhabi and it had started being worked on in 1977. When completed it will be the largest sculpture in the World. The Matsaba istself is an ancient familiar shape to the people of that region. Christo is using over 410,000 multi colored barrels to form a mosaic of bright sparkling colors, and it echoes Islamic culture. The sculpture will be 492 feet hight 738 feet deep at a 60 degree angle and 984 wide at the vertical walls....   [tags: environmental works of art]

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Crater Lake

- Crater Lake Crater Lake is located at southwestern off Highway 62 in Oregon. It is Oregon?s only national park. It is the deepest lake in the United States and is the seventh deepest in the world. Crater Lake has an average diameter of 5.3 miles in length and is approximately 1,932 feet deep. Crater Lake is a result of a volcanic explosion that happened about 7,000 years ago. A long time ago, the pacific oceanic plate was gradually moving under the pacific continental plate in the process of plate tectonics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Softball And Baseball : Softball Vs. Baseball

- Softball and baseball are two sports that are very similar, yet very different. The techniques used are alike, but they’re not exactly the same. They are mostly different and similar in hitting, fielding, and pitching styles. First of all, baseball players will always say that softball is the easier sport; especially when it comes to hitting. From the perspective of a softball player, I think that baseball is easier. There are longer bases, longer pitching distance, and those tiny baseballs travel a long way....   [tags: Baseball, Pitcher, Catcher, Baseball positions]

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Hydroelectric Power

- Hydroelectric Power The idea of electricity started around 500 B.C. as the Greek philosopher Thales experimented with amber, a fossilized tree sap, by rubbing it and observing that it starts to attract certain types of materials, this is the first documented study of static electricity. In 1646 the term electricity was coined by Walter Charlton to describe the attraction of the different materials. Throughout the 1700's many advancements in the study of electricity were made to include the idea of ferrous and non ferrous elements, the storage of an electrical charge is successful, and in 1794 the first battery was successfully used, up till this time the only forms of electricity was static...   [tags: Papers]

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Fighting Over One Hundred Years for Modernism

- Oscar Niemeyer caught the eye of many generations of architects; he became known as a key factor in modern architecture. He pushed boundaries, making modern a whole new concept. Oscar Niemeyer was not born with the name he is known by, he shortened his name. He was born 8Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho. He was born on December 15th, 1907 and lived for almost 105 years, but he died ten days before his birthday on december 5th, 2012. 2Niemeyer was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro and he grew up there....   [tags: Cathedrals, Architects]

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Health And Wellbeing : A Complementary Holistic Therapy

- Health and wellbeing is an essential factor in our lives. Reflexology, a complementary holistic therapy, has its part to play in promoting health and wellbeing in an individual (Stormer, 2010). It follows the theory that there is a map of the body on the soles of the feet and that when massaging areas called reflexes this can produce a change and healing in another part of the body. Stormer describes its effectiveness as coming from knowing how perfectly feet reflect the physical body in miniature....   [tags: Therapy, Medicine, Hand, Reflexology]

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