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Why do we light fireworks on New Year's Eve
Fireworks (aka firecrackers) were invented in China in the seventh century. Historically, many cultures thought fireworks could scare off evil spirits. According to Chinese legend, a monster called the Nian would kill villagers and destroy their homes every Chinese New Year. One year, the villagers decided...

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Why are they called Q-tips?

The “Q” in Q-tips stands for quality, and the “tips” describes the cotton swab at the end of the rod/stick. Q-tip is a product name...
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Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
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How many teaspoons of sugar are in one can of Coke?

A 12-ounce can of Coke has nearly 10 teaspoons of sugar in it. I got curious about this because I looked at the back...
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Why is the lion referred to as the king of the jungle when it...

While there is authoritive source for this that I could find, the phrase it is based on a Hindi translation for the word jungle.

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