History's questions - Filipino iziqna

Best answer: Cold rooms and ice houses. I was born in UK before domestic refrigerators. At home we had what was called a 'larder'. This was a walk-in cupboard on the north side of the kitchen wall that caught little sun. Inside were several air-bricks to allow for ventilation. There were two marble shelves (which... show more

The little-known French invasion of Germany - which took place just days after Britain & France declared war on Germany - was plastered on the front page of an old issue of the New York Slimes. A full 8 months before The Great One (that's Hitler for all you newbies & normies) finally was to launch the... show more

When was free speech first possible in a "speakers corner" in England?

Over 1.5 million horses and mules died from the war.

Instead of sending American forces deep inside Iraqi cities to be ambushed and killed. Why didn't the Americans simply send huge armoured formations and just seize Saddams oil wells. Then just mine his only seaport Basra and job done. This would have saved US troops from getting ambushed in the cities, use... show more

Best answer: He killed any of the Romny he got hold of, anyone who was badly handicapped, prisoners of war, people on the wrong side of his politics and anybody homosexual. So yes, a good portion of the people in the concentration camps weren't just Jewish.

Best answer: It could be because Germany surrendered on May 8 1945 and the first atomic bomb was not even tested until July 16 1945.and the Little Boy bomb was not assembled until the 1 of Aug. 1945 more than two months after Germany had surrendered,

Best answer: For the same reason those things are used now - food is delicious when they are used for cooking. By the 1960s, other, supposedly more-healthy options had been available for years. And some of those things turned out to not only be NOT more-healthy, but more unhealthy. I never used suet, which was mostly in use... show more

Take some of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century. Von Neumann, Heisenberg, Schrodinger, etc. What would have happened if they had been born in a nomadic Paleolithic tribe? What if they have been born to illiterate peasants and denied an education? What would have happened if they had been abused or neglected... show more

Best answer: That's a tough one. Probably Great Britain or the Netherlands. Both countries had gotten rich with their maritime merchant trading companies, with England having various companies named after wherever they mostly traded, e.g., Hudson's Bay, Muscovy, Levant, East India Companies, etc. and then Netherlands... show more

Best answer: It has been determined that he may have had Jewish ancestry, but nothing beyond that.

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