Palace of Westminster and Parliament

What is the difference between the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, and Britain?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...
911 Call Center

What is the average response time to 911 calls?

The national average response time to 911 calls is about between 10 and 19 minutes, depending on what source of data you believe. Every 911 call...
Barber pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

The red, white, and blue on the barber pole represents blood, bandages, and veins respectively. This odd representation has its origins in the Bronze...
Easter Bunny with eggs

Where did the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs come from?

It's very bizarre that rabbits and colored eggs are used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, especially since rabbits don't lay eggs. There are a...
a sink full of dirty dishes

Can hand soap be used to clean dishes?

Hand soap is safe to use in a pinch to clean dishes, but it will be less effective and more expensive in the long...

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