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A “Quaker gun” is a deception tactic that was common in warfare during the 18th and 19th centuries wherein defending soldiers would paint logs black to give the illusion that they were real cannons. The name is derived from the nickname for the Religious Society of Friends (or “Quakers”) and their religious opposition to war and violence.

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At 1,624 meters long, the Lethbridge Viaduct, located in Alberta, Canada, is the largest railway structure in Canada and the largest of its type (steel trestle) in the world.

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