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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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Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Colonel Sanders was really a colonel, but not a military colonel. "Kentucky Colonel" is an honorary title awarded to an individual in Kentucky by the...
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Where is the hottest place on Earth?

There are different types of temperature measurements so it depends on which type of measurement we are talking about when answering this question. I...
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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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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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