Can you tell me a bit about Ansel Adams?

Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902. Four years later, in 1906, he broke his nose by falling during an aftershock of the San Francisco earthquake--an accident that left a permanent scar. As an adult, Ansel became a world-famous photographer of the American West.

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I have some chewing gum stuck to the carpet in my car. Can I remove it without cutting the carpet?

Try rubbing the gum with an ice cube, then scraping it off with a dull knife. Remove any residue with cleaning fluid, then rinse with a solution of dishwashing liquid and warm water.

What was Pope John Paul's real name, and who was the first pope?

Pope John Paul II's given name was Karol Wojityla. He was elected by the College of Cardinals on October 16, 1978, after John Paul I died in office. The Roman Catholic Church considers the Apostle St. Peter to be the first pope of the church because Jesus appointed him specifically. He died in a.d. 64.

The wall behind my stove is spattered with grease and oil. How should I clean it before painting?

Try a dilute mixture of ammonia and water, increasing the amount of ammonia as necessary. Be sure to have good ventilation while doing this. If ammonia and water don't cut the grease, you may need to get a heavy-duty commercial grease cutter from a hardware store.

What are the sources and outlet of Lake Superior?

About 200 rivers empty into Lake Superior, the largest being the Nipigon, from the north, and the St. Louis, from the west. The lake flows out at its eastern end into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River.

Are there benefits of a tornado on the environment?

Tornadoes are not known or thought of as being particularly helpful in any way. The only benefit of a tornado would be rain if the area is in need of it. However, even the rains which accompany a tornado are more likely to be damaging than helpful.

How do you kill ants that come into the house? Our house is on a concrete base. They seem to come through the heating ducts in the concrete. The pipes are clay, and the ants live there summer and winter.

Sprinkle hot pepper flakes near the ducts where the ants come in. If that doesn't work, try ground cloves. Also wipe the area where you see the ants with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.

What causes a muscle to twitch involuntarily?

An electron imbalance resulting from dehydration causes a muscle to twitch.

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