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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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What is Groundhog Day and where did it come from?

Groundhog day has its origins in an ancient Celtic festival called Imbolc, which was held on each year on February 1st.
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Are baked beans really baked?

Baked beans are sometimes baked and sometimes not. I googled "baked beans recipe" and read through the first ten search results. One recipe called...
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Why do we have daylight saving time?

According to Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, the first daylight saving time policy began in Germany...
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What is the difference between a crown prince and a prince?

A crown prince is a male member of a monarch's family that is first in line to inherit the throne. This is usually the monarch's...

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