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Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated by W. Todd Woodard

By W. Todd Woodard

Gun Digest has been publishing Cartridges of the realm due to the fact 1965. This most up-to-date, such a lot accomplished 14th variation has been completely up to date, with a newly extended, full-color 64-page colour part that includes essays from a few of today's so much popular gun writers. each firearms fanatic, cartridge collector and hand loader will take advantage of Cartridges of the area, 14th variation.

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Piri Reis’s map shows the Atlantic Ocean, with the coast of the Americas on the left and the coasts of Europe and Africa on the right. In South America, Piri Reis identifies the Orinoco River and the Rio de la Plata. Across the bottom is the coastline of a land some identify as Antarctica. Did he really draw Antarctica under the ice? Any resemblance between the outline on Piri Reis’s map and the coastline of Antarctica under the ice is pure chance. He didn’t even know Antarctica existed. Piri Reis probably just drew where he guessed the coastline of South America might continue past the bit he knew.

So, they claim, Piri Reis could have borrowed from maps drawn by ancient space travellers. Was it really accurate ahead of its time? The map was certainly bang up-to-date, and Piri Reis even acknowledges his debt to Columbus, who made his voyage across the Atlantic just 20 years earlier. However, the coastline of South America is accurate only so far south as the Rio de la Plata, which the explorer Amerigo Vespucci had sailed along just 10 years before. Elsewhere the map is very fuzzy... In 1929, as builders worked on the crumbling Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, one of them spotted something poking out of the rubble.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York contains more than 7,250 tonnes of gold. The exact amount is not known because some countries do not release details of how much gold they have. As well as the bricks, there are tiny bars of gold made from the left-overs from each casting. These are nicknamed “Hershey bars” because they look like the bars of chocolate produced by US confectioner Hershey. Most of the gold in the FRBNY is in the form of brick-like bars. 4 kg/27 lb). A troy ounce is a unit of weight used for measuring precious metals.

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