Article of the Day Article of the Day is a free service of nailezee.com http://nailezee.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Article of the Day http://nailezee.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_aod.png 120 60 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Hand+grenade //encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Hand+grenade#2020 The first modern, hand-thrown grenades were in use as early as the 15th century, but they fell out of favor as the increasing range and accuracy of firearms lessened opportunities for close combat. However, their effectiveness in World War I trench warfare made hand grenades a standard part of the combat infantryman's equipment once again. Though one of the more recognizable grenade models is sometimes called a "pin-and-pineapple," grenades get their name from what other fruit?
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Martian //encyclopedia.nailezee.com/Martian#2020 Mars is similar to Earth in a number of ways: It has a 24.6-hour day and may have once had liquid water on its surface. Though life on Mars would likely resemble bacteria if it existed at all, the idea of human-like beings living on Mars has long captivated humanity. After American astronomer Percival Lowell came to believe, in the 1890s, that Mars had intelligently built canals, many science-fiction authors began to write about Martians. What effectively ended the trend of Martians in fiction?
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Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.nailezee.com/David+Schwarz+%28aviation+inventor%29 //encyclopedia.nailezee.com/David+Schwarz+%28aviation+inventor%29#2020 Though most people associate the invention of the dirigible with German inventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin, it was Schwarz, a Croatian wood merchant, who designed the first rigid airship. His first model collapsed upon inflation, but in 1897, his second prototype flew briefly. Its frame was built of aluminum, a relatively new material at that time. Sadly, Schwarz never saw his creation airborne—he died before its maiden flight. Why do some believe that Zeppelin's design was based on Schwarz's work?
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