New York Library books

Where do libraries get their initial set of books from?

New libraries use a process called "collection development" to decide what books to purchase as well as what books to discard. Books are usually...
girl giving boy the cold shoulder

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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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...
What is the difference between maize and corn?

What is the difference between maize and corn?

There is no difference between corn and maize. In fact, according to Merriam-Webster, the definition of maize is quite literally “corn.” Also, corn and...
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...

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