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Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Colonel Sanders was really a colonel, but not a military colonel. "Kentucky Colonel" is an honorary title awarded to an individual in Kentucky by the...
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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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Where is the hottest place on Earth?

There are different types of temperature measurements so it depends on which type of measurement we are talking about when answering this question. I...
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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...
Why do we light fireworks on New Year's Eve

Why do we light fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

Fireworks (aka firecrackers) were invented in China in the seventh century. Historically, many cultures thought fireworks could scare off evil spirits. According to Chinese legend,...

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