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Why is everyone speaking French in War and Peace?

Leo Tolstoy

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In the 19th century French was basically a second language to anyone of an average to high social status. Not only was it the language of diplomacy, it was also an indicator of a noble upbringing and great education.

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Did Steve Jobs create Apple II thanks to Cannabis?

Steve Jobs admitted to smoke weed between 1974 and 1977. Computer sensation Apple II was released April 1977. Correlations?

Alexander Shulgin

American medicinal chemist, biochemist, pharmacologist

He created Apple with the help of LSD actually. He said in interviews dropping acid was one of the most important things he did for fostering his creativity and world view.

He's not the first either. I remember reading that PCR (polymerase chain reaction) which is central to modern genomic was a direct result if an acid trip.

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What galaxy is this?

Nicolaus Copernicus

Renaissance mathematician and astronomer

This is Andromeda Galaxy also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth.

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How can I control my sexual appetite?

Mata Hari

Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan

Don't repress or try to eliminate your sexuality. It is an integral part of you. You have these urges because sex is a primal need. Every person needs intimacy and love. If you feel that your urges are somehow unhealthy, you should see a therapist about it.

The therapist will also tell you that trying to eradicate your sexuality is unhealthy, and they will help you develop healthy thoughts and behaviours to manage your sexuality in your life.

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