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Saudi Arabia’s morality police: Who’s a dinosaur? The Economist

Monday, January 28, 2013
Category: World

From www.economist.com

A lady in Dammam, the hub of the oil industry on the kingdom’s Gulf coast, tweeted a complaint from a local shopping mall. Agents of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, she said, were causing an unpleasant scene.

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The Interstate Highway System

Monday, January 28, 2013
Category: America

From people.hofstra.edu

In 1919, a convoy of army trucks was sent on a journey across the United States, from Washington to San Francisco, to test the efficiency of the roadway system in case of an emergency. It took 62 days for the convoy to cross the nation, underlining the needs for better road infrastructures.

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