Barber pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

The reason the barber pole is the way it is goes back to at least the Bronze age. Early Barber-surgeons would commonly use a staff, a...
Argentinian Station

How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...
Halloween

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...
Dirty Dishes

Can hand soap be used to clean dishes?

The main difference between hand soap and dish detergent/soap is price and strength. Hand soap is safe to use in a pinch, but it...
union jack flag

What is the difference between the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, and Britain?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...

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