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...
Argentinian Station

How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...
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,"...
eBay

How did eBay get its name?

eBay.com got its name from the company name, The Echo Bay Technology Company. Pierre Omidyar created the website AuctionWeb in 1995. AuctionWeb was the predecessor to...
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Has the Leaning Tower of Pisa always been leaning?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was not designed to lean, but it did start leaning during its initial construction due to its foundation being...

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