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Where do libraries get their initial set of books from?

New libraries use a process called "Collection Development" to decide what books to purchase as well as what books to discard. Books are usually...
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Is there pumpkin in pumpkin spice?

There generally is no pumpkin in pumpkin spice (a.k.a pumpkin pie spice). The name comes from pumpkin spice giving pumpkin pie its distinct flavor,...
Groundhog

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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Why is it called Valentine’s Day?

The origins of Valentine’s Day are shrouded in mystery. What is known is that February has historically been celebrated as a month of romance...
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Are baked beans really baked?

I googled "baked beans recipe" and read through the first ten search results. One recipe called for cooking the beans in a microwave, one...

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