Halloween Jack O'lanterns

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...
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Who are the Kurds and why are they fighting?

The Kurds are an ethnic group of about 30 million people native to a stateless region that straddles the borders of northwestern Iran, northern...
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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...
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Is plastic used in plastic surgery?

No, plastic is not generally used in plastic surgery.Like many other English medical terms, the origin of the word 'plastic' is Greek. It comes...
Why is Holland also called the Netherlands and the people there are called Dutch

Why is Holland also called the Netherlands and its people called Dutch?

The official name of the Netherlands is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is often referred to as Holland due to its two largest...

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