Halloween

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...
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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,...
red pistachios

Why did pistachios used to be dyed red (or pink)?

Pistachios used to be dyed red (or pink) to cover blemishes and imperfections created during the harvesting process. If you have no idea what red...
911

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...
Congress Hall

Where did the political terms left-wing and right-wing come from?

Today, the terms “left-wing” and “right-wing” are used to refer to liberal and conservative politicians, respectfully. These labels originated from...

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