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Free State of Bavaria
The Free State of Bavaria
is the largest state in Germany, with an area of 27,197 square miles. Home to a number of international corporations, the state has one of the largest economies in all of Europe. The capital and largest city is Munich.
Umetaro Suzuki
Umetaro Suzuki
developed a process for extracting vitamins from food sources while doing research into a disease called beriberi. His process resulted in the isolation of what is now known as Vitamin B1, the lack of which in a diet is a leading cause of beriberi.
James Lewis Kraft
James Lewis Kraft
began buying and selling cheese in 1903 and by 1909 had established the foundations of what is now the second largest food and beverage company in the world. In 1916 he patented a process for pasteurizing cheese so that it would resist spoilage and could be shipped long distances.
Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus)
Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus)
"Cabezon" means "large head" in Spanish, which is appropriate since the head is the largest feature of this fish. The specific name marmoratus refers to the marbled or mottled appearance of the body, which can be reddish, greenish, or bronze.
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
One of the most brilliantly colored songbirds of North America, the male painted bunting has a blue head and nape, bronze-green back, red rump and underparts, and narrow red eye ring. The female is a uniform bright yellow-green overall, with a white eye ring.
Fiorella LaGuardia
Fiorello LaGuardia
served as a Progressive member of the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming Mayor of New York City, in which office he served from 1933 to 1945. During his tenure as Mayor, he oversaw major improvements to the city's infrastructure, as well as to its police and fire departments.
Caracal (Caracal caracal)
Caracal (Caracal caracal)
"Caracal" is derived from the Turkish word “karakulak” meaning “black ear,” and it is easy to see why this cat is so named. Each of the caracal's distinctive ears is controlled by about 20 muscles that help these hunters better determine where prey is hiding. The prominent black ear tufts can be up to 1.75 inches long.
Charles Grey
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
spent most of his political career unsuccessfully pushing for parliamentary reform. He finally achieved his goal after being named Prime Minister in 1830.
Johnny Rivers
Johnny Rivers
was sitting in with local bands by junior high school and had formed his own band by high school, but did not achieve national success until age 21, after taking the stage at a Hollywood nightclub as a last-minute replacement for a jazz combo. A string of hit songs followed, including "Secret Agent Man," "Poor Side of Town," and "Swayin' to the Music."
Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, with an average depth of 2,442 feet and maximm depth of 5,712 feet. Lying in a rift that began forming about 20-25 million years ago, it is also the oldest lake in the world.

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