And ‘everybody’ would be wrong. For a given amount of power generated, a coal power plant releases approximately 100 times more radioactivity into the surrounding environment than a nuclear plant.

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And to establish a new trade-route to Asia. The part about the trade-route is correct, but it is commonly held that Columbus had difficulty securing funding for his famous voyage because he had difficulty convincing people that the Earth was round.

Actually, very few educated people believed that the Earth was flat since before the birth of Christ. Indeed, the science of navigation by Columbus’ day had long since relied on the fact that the Earth was round. The tools and techniques used were different to those that would have been used if the Earth had been thought to be flat.

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The Miranda warning in the USA generally goes something like this, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights?

If you answer “Yes” to the question “Do you understand these rights?” then you’ve just lost your right to remain silent, and all the other rights specified as well.

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Actually, you can. Allergies are something that develop. The onset of an allergy is a combination between a predisposition and an exposure to the thing. If you’re susceptible by a predisposition (something that is not really practical to check in advance) continued exposure to the substance increases the risk that you will tip over the edge and have an allergy onset.

From that point on, you’re allergic to whatever it is.

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