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What is the difference between Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, asprin, etc.?

Tylenol, Advil, Bayer, Aleve, Motrin, Excedrin, Bufferin, Midol, etc. are company and product names. Acetaminophen (a.k.a paracetamol), ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, and aspirin are the active...
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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....
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Is plastic used in plastic surgery?

No, plastic is not generally used in plastic surgery. Like many other English medical terms, the origin of the word 'plastic' is Greek. It comes...
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Are baked beans really baked?

Baked beans are sometimes baked and sometimes not. I googled "baked beans recipe" and read through the first ten search results. One recipe called...
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Where does the phrase, ‘giving me the cold shoulder,’ originate?

Short answer: It was a mistranslation of a phrase from the Vulgate Bible.

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