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Honda Indy V8

The Honda Indy V8 is a prototype four-stroke 3.5-litre normally-aspirated V8 racing engine and produced by HPD-AHM Co. in partnership with Ilmor Engineering for IndyCar Series. Honda Indy V8 was a highly-successful IndyCar Series engine supplier from 2003 to 2011 seasons before replaced by Honda Indy V6 at the following season. Honda Indy V8 was unveiled at 2002 Detroit Auto Show and assembled at HPD power assembly plant in Santa Clarita, California, USA in early 2003. Honda debuted IndyCar Series as engine supplier in 2003 season after a CART successful era. Developed jointly by HPD with under support from Ilmor and designated as HI3R, engine's capacity was 3.5-liter. Honda supplied Team Rahal, Fernández Racing and Access Motorsports teams. Honda's 2003 stats were 2 wins. A revised engine named HI4R was used in 2004 until new regulations came into effect at the 2004 Indianapolis 500. Dallara IR3 G-Force GF09 Honda designed a new engine to address the 2004 IRL rule change which required reduced displacement.

Developed once again by Ilmor and designated as HI4R-A, its capacity was 3.0-liter and debuted at the 2004 Indianapolis 500. With subsequent evolutions named HI5R and HI6R, Honda was dominant engine, scoring 33 poles, 35 fastest laps, 41 wins in three seasons including 3 Indianapolis 500s. Since Chevrolet and Toyota leaves IndyCar Series after 2005 season, Honda won exclusive tender IndyCar Series engine supplier for 2006 to 2011 season. Dallara IR4 Panoz GF09B Panoz PZ09C This family was designed as a replacement for the HI6R but enlarged to better accommodate variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management while still generating good performance. HI7R-HI11R's capacity reverted to 3.5-liters since 2007 season. HI7R-HI11R engine was developed and assembled by Honda in Santa Clarita, California, USA but remained under support from Ilmor Engineering for R&D, trackside support, engine arrangement, tune up and engine maintenance. HI7R-HI11R engine supplied for all IndyCar Series teams. HI7R-HI11R was highly-successful engine with 86 pole positions, fastest laps and wins including 2008 Nikon Indy 300 exhibition race and 5 Indianapolis 500s.

Due to the IndyCar Series chassis and engine development freeze beginning in 2008, IndyCar Series kept the Honda Indy V8 3rd generation model until 2011 season for cost reasons. The combustion of Honda Indy V8 was four-stroke piston Otto cycle. Engine type: Normally aspirated, fuel-injected, aluminum alloy 90-degree V-8 Displacement: 3.5 litres Valve train: Dual overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, finger-follower actuated coil spring/valve assembly Crankshaft: Steel alloy, five main bearings Pistons: Billet aluminum alloy Connecting rods: Machined steel alloy Engine management: McLaren Electronics Engine Control Unit with engine strategies by Honda Performance Development Ignition system: Digital inductive Injection system: Single injector per cylinder, fed by an engine-driven mechanical fuel pump Lubrication: Combined pressure and scavenge system featuring an oil pressure stage, multi-stage oil scavenge with an oil/air separator. Most cars utilize either and oil bypass or an oil thermostat for precise engine temperature control Cooling: Single mechanical water pump feeding a single-sided cooling system Transmission: Six-speed sequential, paddle-operated Fuel: 100% fuel-grade ethanol by Sunoco Weight: 275 lb Dallara IR5 On February 10, 2012 Honda Indy V8 was honoured as "North American Race Engine of the Year" by Race Engine Magazine.

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Barrel of Monkeys

Barrel of Monkeys is a toy game released by Lakeside Toys in 1965. It was created by Leonard Marks and Milton Dinhofer in 1961, in 1964, Herman Kesler partnered to sell it to Lakeside Toys. Lakeside Toys released it in 1965 and today it is produced by the Milton Bradley Company within the Hasbro corporation. Milton Bradley's editions consist of a toy barrel in either blue, red, orange, gray or green; the barrel contains 12 monkeys but can hold 24, their color corresponding to the barrel's color. The instructions state, "Dump monkeys onto table. Pick up one monkey by an arm. Hook other arm through a second monkey's arm. Continue making a chain. Your turn is over when a monkey is dropped." In addition to these basic instructions, the barrel contains instructions for playing alone or with two or more players. Time magazine ranked Barrel of Monkeys at #53 on their 2011 All-Time 100 Greatest Toys list. In 1961, a greeting cards salesman, Leonard Marks, was in a small mom-and-pop shop to sell his line of cards.

As he waited for Robert Gilbert, the shop owner, he fiddled with an open box of snow-tire-replacement chain links. Marks was so interested in playing, he hadn't realized; when he told Gilbert that the links would make a great toy, Gilbert referred Marks to Milton Dinhofer, a successful toy inventor in the area. Marks knew Dinhofer from his high school days and reached out to his old acquaintance. Dinhofer asked Marks to make a plastic sample of the hooks for their meeting. Milton Dinhofer was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a successful importer who had two toy successes to his credit, he created the first full-size wearable toy space helmet which made the covers of both The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's magazine. He designed and brought to market Sip-n-See. Sip-n-See was the first mass-produced twisted plastic sold over 6 million units; the straws had different characters on them, it was the s-shaped arms of his cowboy straw that inspired the shape of the monkeys's arms.

When Marks met Dinhofer at his home in Roslyn, New York, he brought a pile of red, s-shaped hooks made from 1/4" plastic rod. Dinhofer imagined monkeys having arms positioned like his cowboy character's. Marks and Dinhofer agreed to form a partnership that night, it was decided that Dinhofer would design the toy, Marks would sell it. It took Dinhofer three months to go from sketch to functional monkey, he made a sketch for a face and one for a body. Once, achieved, Dinhofer hired A. Santore of A. S. Plastic Model Company to carve a sample under his supervision. Dinhofer searched for a beryllium-mold maker, quite a challenge and expensive as working with plastic was still new; the initial run of monkeys were in many assorted colors, but their shape was just like those Lakeside released in 1965. Before Lakeside, the prototype was called Chimp to Chimp. Four of its monkeys were yellow, four were green and four were red; the twelve monkeys allowed three to twelve-year-olds to link them without needing to stand on stools.

The Chimp to Chimp prototype came in flat expensive packaging which the Woolworth chain offered to carry in their stores. But Woolworth's stipulated that Marks and Dinhofer would have to provide 13 weeks of television advertising which neither could afford. No other buyers were found, it seemed the game would never come to market. In 1964, Herman Kesler agreed to join the partnership and pitch Barrel of Monkeys to Lakeside Toys where he had connections. In November of that year, Kesler met with Zelman Levine, the CEO and President of Lakeside Toys at the Essex House in New York City. Present were Lakeside's vice president, James R. Becker, who would become president, Stanley Harfenist, Lakeside's future General Manager, in the process of bringing Gumby to Lakeside. Kesler dropped the monkeys on the table and began to link them together. Becker said it was during the meeting that he brought up the phrase, "more fun than a barrel of monkeys." Levine approved the toy and took all the samples back with him to his headquarters in Minneapolis.

Barrel of Monkeys was released in 1965 as a Lakeside toy allowing Marks and Kesler to receive ongoing royalties. The game was first packaged in a cardboard tube like Lakeside's successful game Pick-Up-Sticks, but with a plastic monkey attached to the lid; the monkeys broke off the packaging, and, in 1966, a two-piece plastic barrel was introduced. In April of 1967, the game was # 2 on Hobby World's Toy Hit Parade chart. Lakeside Toys was sold to Leisure Dynamics, Inc. in 1969. Leisure was sold to Coleco Industries in 1985, Coleco was sold to Hasbro Inc. in 1988 The current Hasbro version is sold with ten newly-designed monkeys in the barrel. Unlike the mono-colored Giant Barrel of Monkeys, the original version included 12 plastic monkeys in three colors; these Monkeys have been used for modeling of polyhedral structures, including virus particles and other protein structures In brief, a pair of monkeys can hook around each other in more than eighty different ways, forming quite stable links. The links may be either asymmetrical.

Repetition of an asymmetric link generates a helix. A symmetric link is self-limiting, so that the structure cannot grow further unless a new link is used to join symmetric pairs, it is possible to generate structures with point, line, 2D

Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

Nancy Jane Marie Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby is an English peer. She is a ​1⁄4 holder of the office of Lord Great Chamberlain, majority controlled by the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, she is the daughter of James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, the Hon. Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor, her brother Timothy Gilbert, heir apparent of the Earldom of Ancaster, was lost at sea in 1963. She was one of the six Maids of Honour at the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, she succeeded according to the modern doctrine as 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby and as the sixth female holder of the barony on her father's death in 1983. She inherited 75,000 acres divided between Lincolnshire and Perthshire and was ranked 1572nd in a list of richest people in 2008 forming the annual report of the Sunday Times, citing her wealth as £48,000,000; the report includes domiciled and non-domiciled visitors believed to be in the UK at the start of each year. Her father left net assets subjected to tax to his heirs on his death attested as £1,486,694.

She is a joint hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain and may sit in one in four reigns in the House of Lords as a crossbencher. She has not been elected as one of the 90 hereditary peers to occupy a lifetime seat. In 1987, she became a patron of King Edward VI School in Spilsby. Baroness Willoughby de Eresby is unmarried and without issue; this leaves co-heirs presumptive of the peerage Sebastian St Maur Miller, her older aunt's grandson, Sir John Aird, 4th Baronet, her younger aunt's son. They will share in the Lord Great Chamberlain's quarter-interest, leaving them one eighth of the role each, ranking them second behind the Marquess of Cholmondeley, who takes the role in every alternate reign. Drummond Castle Grimsthorpe Castle Charles Mosley, ed.. Burke's Baronetage & Knightage. III. Wilmington, Delaware. P. 4196. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1

Pieces of Woo: The Other Side

Pieces of Woo: The Other Side is the fourth solo album by former Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell. The album was released by CMP Records in Germany in 1993, would be the only album that Bernie Worrell would record for the label. Notably, none of the tracks contain drums or percussion. Pieces of Woo features Fred Wesley and Umar Bin Hassan from the Last Poets. "Witness For The Defense" 5:17 "Set The Tone/Victory" 9:48 "The Mask" 7:43 "Gladiator Skull" 4:13 "Moon Over Brixton" 6:02 "Judie's Passion Purple" 14:43 "Fields of Play" 2:45 Witness For the Defense Organ, Synthesizer: Bernie Worrell Trombone: Fred Wesley French Horn: Vincent Chancey Bass Clarinet: Marty Ehrlich Bassoon: Janet Grice Clarinet: Patience Higgins Woodwind Arranger: Bernie WorrellSet The Tone/Victory Mini Moog, Clavinet: Bernie Worrell Organ: Bernie Worrell, Amina Claudine Myers Vocal Narration: Umar Bin HassanThe Mask Organ: Bernie Worrell Guitar, Effects: BucketheadGladiator Skull Organ, Synthesizer: Bernie Worrell Beats, Samples: Bill LaswellMoon Over Brixton Organ: Bernie Worrell Trombone: Fred Wesley French Horn: Vincent Chancey Bass Clarinet: Marty Ehrlich Bassoon: Janet Grice Clarinet: Patience Higgins Noise: Bill Laswell Woodwind Arranger: Bernie WorrellJudie's Passion Purple Electric Piano, Organ: Bernie Worrell Organ: Amina Claudine Myers Noise: Bill LaswellFields of Play Synthesizer: Bernie Worrell Samples, Effects: Bill Laswell Sounds: Oz Fritz

Peter Bondra

Peter Bondra is a Soviet-born Slovak former professional ice hockey player. He was the general manager of the Slovakia national team from 2007 to 2011. A two-time 50-goal scorer, Bondra became the 37th player in National Hockey League history to score 500 NHL goals. Bondra was born in 1968 in Bakivtsi, Lutsk Raion, Ukraine in the Soviet Union. Bondra's father had moved to Lutsk from Jakubany, when he was 16, where he met his wife; the parents moved with Peter and his two older brothers and Vladimír, to Poprad when Peter was three years old. His father died in 1982. Bondra was a Soviet citizen when he arrived in the United States obtaining a Slovak passport and citizenship in 1994. Bondra and his wife Luba, as well as their daughter Petra and two sons and Nick, reside in Riva and has participated in multiple alumni games and appearances with the current Capitals organization, his son David is a forward of HC Kunlun Red Star and plays for Slovak national team to his father. His other son, Nick, is beginning his collegiate career at Amherst College in 2017.

Bondra played one season for HK Poprad in the lower ranks of Czechoslovak league competition, transferred to VSŽ Košice in the First Division at the age of 18. His older brother Juraj played there on defense, having won one championship title with the team the year before; as early as his second season with Košice, Peter was considered one of the top shooters in the Czechoslovak league, won the league championship together with his brother in 1988. Bondra was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, 156th overall. Before joining the Capitals, he played for TJ VSŽ Košice for four seasons from 1986 to 1990 in Czechoslovakia. In Washington, Bondra became one of the more prolific goal-scorers of the 1990s. Due to the language barrier, he became good friends with Ukrainian-born Capitals player Dmitri Khristich, with whom he conversed in both Russian and Ukrainian, his deepest playoff run came in 1997–98, when the Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals before being swept by the Detroit Red Wings.

In the 2003–04 season, Bondra's 14th with Washington, the Capitals endured a disappointing year and in a salary purge move traded veteran members of the team to contenders. As a result, Bondra was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brooks Laich and a second round draft pick. At the press conference announcing this trade, Bondra notably broke into tears. In 14 years with the Capitals, Bondra racked up 353 assists in 961 games, he holds the Capitals team records in short-handed goals and hat tricks. With Washington, he appeared in five All-Star Games. In 1997 and 1999, Bondra won the Fastest Skater Competition on All-Star weekend. In 2004, the Capitals held a vote for fans to determine the top 30 players in franchise history to celebrate their 30th season in the league. Bondra finished second with 2,018 votes; the winner, Olaf Kölzig, beat him by only 20 votes. During the 1994–95 and 1997–98 seasons, Bondra led the league in goals scored, although the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for most goals scored in a season did not exist until the 1998–99 season.

After the 2004–05 NHL season was canceled due to the NHL labor dispute, Bondra played a handful of games with HK Tatravagónka ŠKP Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga. Prior to the 2005–06 season, Bondra was in talks to rejoin the Capitals, though he ended up signing with the Atlanta Thrashers for one season. On December 10, Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. On December 22, 2006, he scored his 500th NHL career goal at the United Center, in Chicago's 3–1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bondra drove to the net and netted the rebound of Jassen Cullimore's shot from the left point past Toronto's Jean-Sébastien Aubin, 6:37 into the third period on the power play. Bondra was the 37th player in league history to reach the 500-goal mark and the fourth player to record his 500th goal in a Blackhawks sweater, joining Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Michel Goulet. On October 29, 2007, Bondra announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 39. Since retirement, Bondra has represented Colosseo USA, a Slovak company that makes custom video scoreboards.

Bondra has represented Slovakia on seven occasions in international competition, including the 1994 Winter Olympics qualifying tournament, the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2002 and 2003. He scored a tournament-leading seven goals and ranked third among all players with nine points to lead Slovakia 4–3 over Russia to the gold medal at the 2002 World Championship, he notched five points in eight games to help Slovakia earn the bronze medal at the 2003 World Championship. Overall, he scored 35 goals for Slovakia. List of NHL players with 1000 games played List of NHL players with 500 goals List of players with five or more goals in an NHL game Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database

Soldier of Fortune (horse)

Soldier of Fortune is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2007 Group One Irish Derby Stakes as well as important races in France, who in 2008 won the Group One Coronation Cup. Soldier of Fortune was sired by Galileo who sired New Approach, Epsom Derby winner in 2008, Lush Lashes, Coronation Stakes winner in 2008, Red Rocks, Breeders' Cup Turf winner in 2006. In 2007, Soldier of Fortune won the Irish Derby, he ran in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, finishing fifth behind stablemate Dylan Thomas. In 2008, he won the Coronation Cup beating Get Away, he finished third in a dead heat with Its Gino in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, in his last race of the year, Soldier of Fortune ran fourth to winner Conduit in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park in California. Soldier of Fortune's pedigree and partial racing stats Article on Soldier of Fortune's win in the 2008 Coronation Cup