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Dill pickle

Why is it called a dill pickle?

The dill in dill pickle refers to the herb that is used to flavor the pickle.Dill is an aromatic herb with feathery green leaves. It is a member of the parsley family and is...
log cabin

What is the difference between a house and a cabin?

Houses and cabins aren't mutually exclusive. This means that something can be both a house and a cabin.A house can be defined as a building where one or more people live and a cabin...

Who was General Tso and why is chicken named after him?

General Tso Tsungtang was a war hero who served during China’s greatest civil war, the Taiping Rebellion.  Tso was known for his ruthlessness. His reputation alone caused thousands of rebels to emigrate from China....
Eye Bags

Why do we get bags under our eyes when we are tired?

When we are tired, our skin gets dull and dehydrated. This results in hollow areas below our eyes and allows dark blood vessels and tissue beneath the skin to show through. The skin under...
Fish

Do fish sleep?

While most fish rest by reducing their activity and metabolism, the way fish "sleep" is different from the way land mammals sleep.Most fish don’t have eyelids, but they do have a regular period of...
Dictionary

How does a word make it into a dictionary?

The simple answer is it's all about usage.The exact process depends on the dictionary. Not all dictionaries have the same words in them but the process is similar for each.Each day, dictionary editors read through...