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Where did the political terms left-wing and right-wing come from?

Today, the terms “left-wing” and “right-wing” are used to refer to liberal and conservative politicians, respectfully. These labels originated from...
Wall Street

Why is it called Wall Street?

The name Wall Street originates from an actual wall built in the late 17th century by the Dutch, who were living in what was...
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Why are horseshoes considered to be a sign of good luck?

Horseshoes are thought to bring good luck and safety. Over the centuries, several origin stories have emerged about why people believe the horseshoe brings...
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Why is the Los Angeles baseball team called the Dodgers?

Before moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers were based in Brooklyn, New York. The team originated in the 19th century when, because of the...
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Why is the lion referred to as the king of the jungle when it...

While there is authoritive source for this that I could find, the phrase it is based on a Hindi translation for the word jungle.

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