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Why is there so much oil in the Middle East?

There isn't necessarily more oil in the Middle East; it's just the most cost-effective place to extract oil from due to it having ideal conditions...
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How many possible license plate number combinations are there?

Each state can have 2,176,782,336 different license plate numbers if the plates are six characters in length and all 26 letters and all 10...
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Where does the new car smell come from?

The new car smell comes from the outgassing (aka off-gassing) of volatile organic compounds (aka VOCs) being released from the new plastic, vinyl, etc....

Why are prescription drugs also referred to as Rx drugs?

The most widely accepted explanation for why prescription drugs are also referred to as Rx drugs is because the term Rx was derived from...
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Does Black Forest ham come from a black forest?

Black Forest ham, or Schwarzwälder Schinken in German, is a variety of dry-cured smoked ham that comes from the hind leg of a pig....

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