Fireplace Christmas Stockings

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....
Palace of Westminster and Parliament

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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How many possible license plate number combinations are there?

Each state can have 2,176,782,336 different license plate numbers if the plates are six characters in length and all 26 letters and all 10...
Fortnight

What is a fortnight?

The etymology of the word fortnight is rather bland. It’s short for “fourteen nights." More specifically, it comes from the Old English word, "fēowertīene niht,"...
New Zealand Street Art

Is there an Old Zealand?

New Zealand was named after the westernmost Dutch province named Zeeland. So, technically, Zeeland is the "old Zealand." The first Western explorer to discover what...

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