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  Black hole - Uncyclopedia
Black Holes differ from pink holes in the aspect that male astronomers tend to search for them mainly on non-friday night hours and on other places than the local discoteque for first grade university students.
The term "Black Hole" was first coined by the ancient Greeks during a -1818 telecast of the annual festival of Dionysus by color commentator Sophocles, in response to dimishing levels of intelligence corrolated to binge drinking amongst those damn backwoods Trojans.
Placing a fl hole near male genitals will add several inches and is a far more effective enlargement method than the all other supplied by the e-mail market.
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 Black Hole of Calcutta - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Black Hole of Calcutta, small airless dungeon, measuring about 4.6 × 5.5 m (about 15 × 18 ft), in the old Fort William of the English...
Black Hole, an extremely dense celestial body that has been theorized to exist in the universe.
The gravitational field of a fl hole is so strong...
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 Black Hole of Calcutta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Hole of Calcutta was a small dungeon where troops of the Nawab of Bengal held British prisoners of war after the capture of Fort William on June 20, 1756.
Fort William was established, in conformity with the rising British imperialism, to protect British East India Company trade in the city of Calcutta, in the region of Bengal.
The Black Hole was later used as a warehouse, and an obelisk, 50 feet (15 m) high, was erected in memory of the dead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Hole_of_Calcutta   (1868 words)

  
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For some, Calcutta is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded, and noisy.
Once the greatest colonial city in the Orient, Calcutta was later reviled as a cauldron of poverty, dirt, and disease.
The notorious episode of the "Black Hole" of Calcutta furnishes an extraordinary instance of the manner in which narratives are constructed and the place of iteration in historical narratives.
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 purevolume™ | Black Hole Calcutta
One of the interesting aspects of fl hole calcutta's music would be the fact that they aim to reach such a broad range of emotion without the use of screaming, thus keeping their name clear of any association with the screamo stigma.
Lyrically, a fl hole calcutta song unfolds as follows: half clever quip, half meaningful metaphor, all revealing a conceptual story that could just as easily end in positive retrospect as it could in gripping tragedy.
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 Straight Dope Staff Report: Is the black hole of Calcutta a myth? (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I was lead to believe that the incident known as "The Black Hole of Calcutta" was true but recently discovered that the story may have been (using a polite term) "embellished." In fact, it appears to have been a great exaggeration that contributed to the downfall of Britain in India.
The incident in Calcutta (or, to use the spelling preferred by India as of last December, Kolkata) was not the beginning of the end of British rule in India.
Even when the Black Hole story was being debunked in Britain in 1915, the general attitude of Indians towards Britain was still one of respect and acceptance.
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 Independent Online Edition > Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She concludes that the Black Hole was a reality (the exact numbers, she concedes, must be impossible to get entirely correct), but she does ask questions.
The Black Hole was the horrific by-product of the shambles that followed, a cruel, casual waste of life.
The Black Hole explained why we were there; this one small corner of human suffering justified the leap from trade to conquest and ultimately, the creation of the Empire.
enjoyment.independent.co.uk /books/reviews/article1096315.ece   (828 words)

  
 ZNet | Terror War | Both Savior And Victim
In contemporary British eyes, the greatest atrocities of the 18th and 19th centuries were those perpetrated on compatriots in the Black Hole of Calcutta or during the Indian mutiny and the siege of Khartoum.
The purpose of the raid on October 3rd, Black Hawk Down suggests, was to prevent Aideed's murderous forces from starving Somalia to death.
What we are witnessing in both Black Hawk Down and the current war against terrorism is the creation of a new myth of nationhood.
www.zmag.org /content/TerrorWar/monbiot_blackhawk_down.cfm   (1128 words)

  
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The logical explanation is this: The Black Hole of Calcutta incident did occur, but John Zephaniah Holwell significantly embellished the story to acquire social and political elevation.
In reality, the Black Hole was not an empty space in the ground; it was one of many detainment cells, which the British officials nicknamed “Black Holes.” Holwell describes “a hundred and forty-six wretches.
The Black Hole of Calcutta incident is a clear example of the effects of hearing what one wants to hear and acting upon it without thinking critically.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /~jvenema/102/papers/model_arg.doc   (1611 words)

  
 Manas: History and Politics, Black hole of Calcutta
Siraj-ud-daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, occupied Fort William and Calcutta, then the principal possession of the East India Company.
Innumerable journalistic and historical works recounted the story of the "Black Hole" of Calcutta, but Holwell's account was the sole contemporary narrative.
It may even be possible to argue that the episode of the "Black Hole" never transpired.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/Blackh.html   (306 words)

  
 Black Hole - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Black Hole, hypothetical body with a gravitational field that curves the space around it so strongly that nothing, including electromagnetic...
Black Hole of Calcutta, small airless dungeon, measuring about 4.6 × 5.5 m (15 × 18 ft), in the old Fort William of the British East India Company...
Astronomy (quotations): Astronomy: A fl hole has no hair.
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 History and Myth out of Calcutta, UCLA International Institute
A 1920 depiction of a monument to the Black Hole in the center of Kolkata, before it was moved in 1940.
Today, the story of the 1756 Black Hole of Calcutta (Kolkata) begins and ends south of the general post office, tucked away in a graveyard of St. John's church.
A monument "obscured by overgrown shrubs and rubbish" is on the western wall of the church, Partha Chatterjee told the audience of the inaugural Center for India and South Asia annual lecture on April 11, 2006.
www.international.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=44098   (711 words)

  
 Professor Stephen Hawking
Such objects were given the name Black Holes, by the American physicist John Wheeler, who was one of the first to recognise their importance, and the problems they pose.
If there is a fl hole around, one member of a particle anti particle pair may fall into the hole, leaving the other member without a partner, with which to annihilate.
This explanation of how fl holes ain't so fl, makes it clear that the emission will depend on the size of the fl hole, and the rate at which it is rotating.
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 The Black Hole of Calcutta – World Socialist Movement
Whilst we learn on the one hand of the fear of alienating certain favoured sections of the property owning class, we learn that there was no such fear during the period of alienating those sections of the population with little or no property.
Investigations conducted by Calcutta University have revealed that 50 per cent of the families of destitutes have been broken up, and that 47 per cent are landless labourers, 25 per cent small cultivators, 6 per cent town beggars, and the remainder unclassified.
Only under capitalism is it possible for conditions to arise where hoarders, speculators, and fl marketeers of every nationality can flourish on the one hand, and be the social complement of starvation, unemployment, squalor, disease and poverty on the other.
www.worldsocialism.org /articles/black_hole_of_calcutta.php   (1369 words)

  
 Black hole (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fl hole, in physics, is an object with sufficient density that the force of gravity prevents anything from escaping from it except through quantum tunneling behavior.
The Black Hole is NATO slang for a Russian Kilo class submarine
The Black Hole is common slang for the home stadium of the Oakland Raiders, especially the area of seats in the end zone section on the home side
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 BBC News | FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT | Calcutta's revival
About two years ago Calcutta woke up to the noise of bulldozers demolishing a palace of a former princely ruler in the centre of the city.
In the overgrown churchyard there are memorials to those who died in the Black Hole of Calcutta and to Job Charnok, the founder of Calcutta in 1690.
Calcutta is a city full of crumbling wonderful buildings that are ripe either for redevelopment or restoration and the Calcuttans have chosen the latter.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/881148.stm   (1135 words)

  
 Suraj ud Dowlah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He then permitted the massacre infamously known in history as "The Black Hole of Calcutta." This atrocious act was soon avenged.
Calcutta was retaken by Robert Clive and Admiral Watson on the 2nd of January 1757, and on the 23rd of June, Siraj, routed at Plassey, fled to Rajmahal, where he was captured.
He was put to death on the 4th of July 1757 at Murshidabad, by order of Miran, son of Mir Jafar, who had conspired against Siraj and had been present at Plassey without taking part in the battle.
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 The 5 B's To Beating The Bushes: "Badger, Boycott, Bastille, Blitzkrieg, & Black Hole of Calcutta"
The Black Hole of Calcutta was a prison cell in India that measured 18 feet by 16 feet and was forced to hold 146 British troops, many who died of suffocation.
It was the conclusion of a battle between India troops and British's troops at a British fort in Calcutta India.
The India troops drove the British troops into one of their own prison cells -- The Black Hole of Calcutta -- which turned out to be a fate worse than death for many British soldiers.
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 HISTORICAL HORRORS PRESENTS
When the newly installed Nawab saw that mighty fortifications were being built in Calcutta (undoubtedly to be used by the British for his own demise he reckoned), he demanded that they be torn down.
The phrase itself - "Black Hole" - was a term commonly used (derisively of course) by the British to indicate a military "holding facility." The dimensions of the room have been recorded as being a mere 18 feet long by 14 feet, 10 inches wide.
The major account (indeed the only one written by a survivor) that told the miserable tale of the Black Hole came from an obscure Dublin born doctor.
www.sawneybean.com /horrors/blackhole.htm   (1103 words)

  
 Black Hole of Calcutta - Uncyclopedia
Because no light escapes it the fl hole bends spacetimeketchup and makes gravity all gnarly and funky.
Discorporated by the awful attack he rose toward the rococco gilt-encrusted ceiling, a drifting fl hole forever shorn of his human body.
Uncertainly concentrating his power of gnarly gravitation in the general direction of the Nawab, the Black Hole bent spacetimeketchup and...
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Black_Hole_of_Calcutta   (893 words)

  
 Both Savior and Victim
Black Hawk Down looks set to become one of the best-selling movies of all time.
So the raid on one of Aideed's buildings on October 3 1993, which led to the destruction of two Black Hawk helicopters and the deaths of 18 American soldiers, was just another round of America's grudge match with the warlord.
The purpose of the raid on October 3, Black Hawk Down suggests, was to prevent Aideed's murderous forces from starving Somalia to death.
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 Great Moments in Science - Black Hole
Over the last 30 years, the two words “Black Hole” have come to have a new meaning, quite different from their original British Empire reference a few centuries ago, as in The Black Hole of Calcutta (a tiny dark airless jail).
A Black Hole is some kind of really weird star, not in our Solar System but somewhere out there in the Universe, that has such an intense gravitational field that not even light can escape.
Now the trouble with proving that Black Holes exist is they do not emit light - which means that you cannot see them directly.
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In 1949, the biggest fl hole in the universe wasn't in space, but across the Bering Strait.
If theories of their existence are true, fl holes are the most powerful force in the known physical universe.
A fl hole forms as a result of a massive star running out of fuel to burn (Chaisson, 193).
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 The Kaleidoscope Called Calcutta
But who would have throught Calcutta would grab hold of me. Beyond the abject slums, pollution, endless traffic jams, constant horn honking, touts that don't take no for an answer, is a vibrant city with serious cultural, literary and religious outlets.
Outstanding are the General Post Office, St. John's Cathedral, the oldest church in Calcutta, the Reserve Bank of India, Writers' Building and Fort William, with the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta, a tiny guardroom at the northeast corner of the post office.
Since there are just a handful of Jewish families remaining in Calcutta, they alternate their services every other Friday and Saturday with the nearby Beth El Synagogue.
www.magiccarpetjournals.com /calcutta.htm   (1930 words)

  
 Manas: History and Politics, Siraj-ud-daulah
He had demanded, as was his right, that British fortifications at Calcutta, designed to be used against him, be destroyed, and when his demand was not complied with he captured the city.
The Nawab was then to be falsely implicated in the infamous episode of the "Black Hole" of Calcutta, in which 146 English prisoners are said to have suffocated to death by being confined to a small and airless prison.
In early 1757, Clive recaptured Calcutta, and a few months later the encounter between Clive and Siraj-ud-daulah moved to a decisive close.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/Siraj.html   (329 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Black Hole Of Calcutta (Common Reader Editions): Books: Noel Barber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A bare, low-ceilinged dungeon with two barred air-holes, the cell known as the Black Hole prison, in the British East India Company’s Fort William, was intended to hold at most a couple of prisoners.
The siege of Calcutta and the night of the Black Hole together comprise one of the most dramatic episodes of British Imperial history, and Noel Barber’s detailed “reconstruction” is so gripping and well-written that I do not hesitate to class his book as history at its compellingly readable best.
I'd only heard the phrase "the fl hole of Calcutta" before as "it's as dark as the fl hole of Calcutta in here," never in connection with the real story.
www.amazon.com /Black-Calcutta-Common-Reader-Editions/dp/1585790079   (972 words)

  
 Black Hole of Calcutta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A miserable little hole into which mean Hindus shoved 146 innocent English, Dutch, and Portuguese prisoners one hot summer night in 1756.
A hole so cramped with people that by morning only 23 had survived; or...
A miserable hoax invented by mean British imperialists to justify a crackdown on poor, innocent Hindus then in rebellion against British/Muslim tyrants.
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 Rediff On The NeT Travel: A travel feature on Calcutta, India
A few years later, Satanuti and a couple of other villages, including the settlement at Kalighat, were linked together to form Calcutta.
The British built Calcutta into a 'City of Palaces.' But the squalor, fetid hovels and marshes led to her being nicknamed the 'Village of Palaces' by many.
By the end of the Bengali Renaissance, Calcutta's star was on the descent and, in 1911, she lost her shining position in the Raj constellation when the imperial capital was transferred to Delhi.
www.rediff.com /travel/1996/calcutta.htm   (273 words)

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