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Why are there only 28 days in February?
You can thank the ancient Romans and their superstitions for February only having 28 days. Though records of early Roman calendars are hard to come by, legend has it that King Romulus, the first king of Rome, created a 10-month calendar that began at the...

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Why is the word Colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

Here in the U.S, "Colonel" is pronounced like "kernel." Why is it spelled so differently you ask? In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful...
ibuprofen

What is the difference between prescription ibuprofen and over-the-counter ibuprofen?

There is no therapeutic difference between prescription ibuprofen and over-the-counter (OTC) ibuprofen other than strength. OTC ibuprofen pills are 200 mg while the prescription pills...
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Why do we hang stockings for Christmas?

According to tradition, the original Saint Nicholas (A.K.A Sinter Klaus, Santa Clause) secretly left bags of gold for three poor girls near their chimney....
Egg Roll

Why is it called an egg roll if there is no egg in it?

Egg rolls are cabbage and meat-filled pockets wrapped in dough and fried that are traditionally served at American Chinese restaurants. No one knows for sure...

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