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Saturday, April 14
Time for some more science! A charged hydrogen atom attracts other atoms. So even though water has no net electrical charge, it can exert an electrical force anyway. This is why things dissolve. On the other hand, when water gets cold, its molecules pack together into four-sided tetrahedrons. These tetrahedrons require 8 percent more space, which is why water expands when it becomes ice. This is actually quite unusual.
What country did Ferdinand Marcos want to call Maharlika, which had been his codename as a World War II guerrilla and which was also the name of its former warrior nobles?
Previous answer: Milton Bradley was also an inventor.
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