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Achene

An achene is a type of simple dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants. Achenes are indehiscent. Achenes contain a single seed that does not adhere to it. In many species, what is called the "seed" is an achene, a fruit containing the seed; the seed-like appearance is owed to the hardening of the fruit wall, which encloses the solitary seed so as to seem like a seed coat. The fruits of buttercup, caraway, quinoa and cannabis are typical achenes; the achenes of the strawberry are sometimes mistaken for seeds. The strawberry is an accessory fruit with an aggregate of achenes on its outer surface, what is eaten is accessory tissue. A rose produces an aggregate of achene fruits that are encompassed within an expanded hypanthium, a structure where basal portions of the calyx, the corolla, the stamens unite with the receptacle to form a cup-shaped tube. A winged achene, such as in maple, is called a samara; some achenes have accessory hair-like structures that cause them to tumble in the wind in a manner similar to a tumbleweed.

This type sometimes is called diaspore. An example is Anemone virginiana. A caryopsis or grain is a type of fruit that resembles an achene, but differs in that the pericarp is fused to the thin seed coat in the grain. An utricle is like an achene. Fruits of sedges are sometimes considered achenes although their one-locule ovary is a compound ovary; the fruit of the family Asteraceae is so similar to an achene that it is considered to be one, although it derives from a compound inferior ovary. A special term for the Asteraceae fruit is cypsela. For example, the white-gray husks of a sunflower "seed" are the walls of the cypsela fruit. Many cypselas have calyx tissue attached that functions in biological dispersal of the seed. Botanical Glossary

Buzz Borries

Fred "Buzz" Borries was an American college football player who played halfback for the Navy Midshipmen football team of the U. S. Naval Academy from 1932 to 1934. Borries was born in Louisville and attended Lapeer High School in Louisville; as a junior halfback for the Navy Midshipmen in 1933, he scored the Midshipmen's sole touchdown to give Navy a 7-0 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In 1934, he helped Navy score its first victory over the Army Black Knights football team since 1921. Against Army, Borries carried the ball 36 times and set up Slade Cutter's field goal for Navy to win 3-0, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American following his 1934 senior season and received the Naval Academy Athletic Association sword during graduation ceremonies. The sword is presented to the midshipman of the graduating class declared by the Association's Athletic Committee to have excelled in athletics during his years of varsity competition. After graduating the U. S. Naval Academy in 1935, Borries was commissioned as an officer in the U.

S. Navy. Nine years Borries was a commander serving aboard the U. S. Navy Casablanca class escort aircraft carrier the USS Gambier Bay as the ship's Air Officer during World War II; as the carrier's Air Officer in charge of Flight Operations, he was able to launch all of the ship's Grumman FM2 "Wildcat" fighters and Grumman TBM "Avenger" torpedo bombers of VC-10 Squadron while the ship was under heavy fire from Japanese navy battleships and cruisers during the Battle off Samar in Leyte Gulf. After the Gambier Bay was sunk by enemy shellfire, Borries took charge of a group of the ship's life rafts and was credited with saving the lives of 200 of this fellow crew members during their 45 hours adrift in the waters of the Pacific. Borries was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic conduct under enemy fire during the battle, his leadership while adrift, saving the lives of his crew members. Borries was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1960. Hoyt, Edwin P.. The Men of the Gambier Bay.

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Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, it is a spin-off of the Men in Black film series, loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comic book series of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall and Larry Bourgeois, Liam Neeson. Emma Thompson reprises her role from the third film, while Tim Blaney returns to voice Frank the Pug from the first two installments. Talks of a fourth Men in Black film began after the release of Men in Black 3 in 2012. In February 2018, Hemsworth signed on to lead a spin-off while Gray was hired to direct, Thompson joined the cast the following month. Filming took place in New York City, Morocco and London from July to October 2018. Men in Black: International was theatrically released in the United States on June 14, 2019 by Sony Pictures Releasing, under its Columbia Pictures label; the film was a box office disappointment and received negative reviews from critics, who criticized the "lackluster action and forgettable plot" and considered it to be the worst of the series, although the chemistry between Hemsworth and Thompson was praised.

In 2016, Agents H and High T of the Men in Black travel to Paris to stop an invasion of the Hive—a parasitic race who invade planets by merging with the DNA of the conquered species—at the Eiffel Tower using a wormhole included in the original migration to Earth. Twenty years earlier in 1996, Molly Wright, witnesses her parents being neuralyzed by agents of Men in Black while she helps an alien escape, avoiding neuralyzation herself. Twenty-three years in 2019, as Molly attempts to gain employment to the secret organization through the CIA and FBI, they are confused and assume she is delusional when she spoke about aliens. Molly catches a break and has tracked down an alien landing and follows MIB agents to MIB headquarters in New York City. Caught entering the agency and neuralyzed, Molly makes an impression on Agent O, arguing that she has proven her skills and has no life outside her search for the agency and the fact that she found them, she is awarded probationary agent status as "Agent M" and assigned to the organization's London branch.

There, M meets High T, head of the London branch, Agent H. M learns about T's past. M arranges for herself to be assigned to assist H in his meeting with Vungus the Ugly, his close friend, alien royalty. During their night out with Vungus, they are accosted by mysterious alien twins able to manifest as pure energy; these energy aliens fatally injure Vungus. After being placed in front of High T and neuralyzed for allowing Vungus to be assassinated, M points out that few people knew Vungus's location, that he was betrayed by one of the agents present when High T assigned H to guard him. Nervous at the possibility of a mole within MIB, High T assigns Agents H and M to conduct an investigation while C is placed on desk duty, with evidence suggesting that the alien energy twins had DNA traces of the Hive. H convinces M to join him in following a lead to Marrakesh. There they discover a small being, the last survivor of a small group of aliens attacked by the energy twins. Walking in the streets, they discover agents were sent to arrest M & H, coordinated by C, given recovered video footage of Vungus passing the crystal to M and believes she is the traitor.

With the aid of alien contacts Nasr and Bassam, H escapes with M and Pawny on a rocket-powered bike where they crash and land in the desert. There they learn that Vungus's crystal is an ultimate weapon powered by a compressed blue giant star; as they attempt to repair the damaged bike, Bassam steals the weapon and takes it to Riza Stavros, an intergalactic alien arms dealer, H's ex-girlfriend. After traveling to Riza's island fortress near Naples, the trio attempts to infiltrate the base but is caught by Riza and Luca Brasi, her second-in-command. M realizes Luca is the now-adult alien she rescued as a child, after saying the line he told her before disappearing, he returns the favor by allowing them to leave with the weapon while he is keeping Riza contained; the three are cornered by the energy twins demanding the crystal for the Hive, as they prepare to attack a group of agents, including High T, emerge from the tree line and destroy them. Although the case appears solved, H and M review the evidence and realize that the energy twins' phrases of doing anything to save their planet suggests they required the weapon to use not as their allies but against the Hive when the only evidence of Hive DNA was provided by High T.

They discover High T has deleted the case file and the weapon is missing from evidence. C realizes High T's deception and informs H and M that High T is in Paris; as they travel to the wormhole, M's questioning of H's memory of the Hive's defeat reveals he was neuralyzed. High T reveals himself as the converted mole of the Hive and activates a wormhole to draw them to Earth. However, H is able to draw out High T's true self long enough for T to relinquish the ultimate weapon, allowing M to acquire and activate it. High T, the wormhole, the Hive infestation trying to reach Earth are destroyed. With the truth and tragedy of High T's assimilation into a Hive spy exposed, Agent O joins H and M in Paris, where she grants