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  2. McDonald's - Wikipedia

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    Siblings Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald's at 1398 North E Street at West 14th Street in San Bernardino, California (at ), on May 15,The brothers introduced the "Speedee Service System" in 1948, putting into expanded use the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant that their predecessor White Castle had put into practice more than two decades earlier.

  3. Volkswagen emissions scandal - Wikipedia

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    In December 2015, a group of business and environmental leaders, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, addressed an open letter to CARB, urging the agency to absolve Volkswagen of recalling the 85,000 diesel vehicles affected by the scandal in the US, and argued that Volkswagen should instead be asked to allocate resources to an accelerated rollout of ...

  4. Scientology - Wikipedia

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    Scientology is a set of beliefs and practices invented by American author L. Ron Hubbard, and an associated movement.It has been variously defined as a cult, a business, or a new religious movement.

  5. Dmitry Rybolovlev - Wikipedia

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    Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev (Russian: Дмитрий Евгеньевич Рыболовлев; Russian pronunciation: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ɪvˈɡʲenʲjɪvʲɪtɕ rɨbɐˈɫovlʲɪf]; born 22 November 1966) is a Russian oligarch, billionaire businessman, and investor.

  6. Human sacrifice - Wikipedia

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    Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more humans as part of a ritual, which is usually intended to please or appease gods, a human ruler, an authoritative/priestly figure or spirits of dead ancestors or as a retainer sacrifice, wherein a monarch's servants are killed in order for them to continue to serve their master in the next life.

  7. SOSUS - Wikipedia

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    The system was capable of oceanic surveillance with the long ranges made possible by exploiting the deep sound channel, or SOFAR channel.An indication of ranges is the first detection, recognition and reporting of a Soviet nuclear submarine coming into the Atlantic through the Greenland-Iceland-United Kingdom (GIUK) gap by an array terminating at NAVFAC Barbados on 6 July 1962.

  8. UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final - Wikipedia

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    Having been selected as host for the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 edition, England automatically qualified as the host nation for the tournament. Throughout the history of the Women's Euro prior to 2022, England's Lionesses have reached the final twice and finished as runner-up on both occasions, first in the inaugural edition in 1984 when they lost to Sweden on penalties and then in 2009, losing 2 ...

  9. List of topics characterized as pseudoscience - Wikipedia

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    High-resolution images taken recently show it to appear less face-like. It features prominently in the works of Richard C. Hoagland and Tom Van Flandern. This effect can also be explained by the psychological phenomenon pareidolia, whereby one assigns meaning (such as facial perception) to an otherwise ambiguous or meaningless stimulus.