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Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino
paid his dues playing bit parts in a string of minor movies before being cast as the Latin lover in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). He went on to become one of the most popular "Latin lovers" of the silent screen era.
Serval (Lepailurus serval)
The Serval (Leptailurus serval)
has the longest ears and legs relative to overall size of all cats, as well as a long neck and relatively small head. One of the best hunters in the cat family, servals make a kill in about half of all tries, compared to an average of only one of every five or six attempts for other cats.
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
is the fourth largest city in Tennessee. Its name comes from Chat-to-to-noog-gee, a Creek word meaning "mountain rising to a point," which refers to nearby Lookout Mountain. The city gained international fame with the 1941 recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
Richard Rush
Richard Rush
was serving as acting Secretary of State when he concluded negotiations with Britain that disarmed the Great Lakes. As Minister to Great Britain he negotiated the treaty setting the 49th parallel as the boundary between the United States and Canada. He also served as Attorney General and Secretary of the Treasury.
The Oresund Link
Íresund Link
Spanning the nearly 10-mile wide ěresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden, The Íresund Link consists of three distinct segments: a 2.5-mile-long tunnel, a 2.5-mile-long artificial island, and a 4.87-mile-long bridge. The bridge has the longest cable-stayed main span in the world for both road and rail traffic.
Cumberland Road
The Cumberland Road
(aka National Road) was the first federally funded interstate highway in the United States. Begun at Cumberland, Maryland, in 1811, the paved road was carrying travelers all the way to Vandalia, Illinois, by 1841, and remained a major transportation route until being supplanted by railroads in the 1870's.

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