Dadaab refugee camp

What is the difference between refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, emigrants, and migrants?

These terms are often used to mean the same thing, but each has a distinct meaning that carries different international consequences and obligations. REFUGEE A refugee...
Chef Boyardee

Was Chef Boyardee a real person?

Unlike the fictional product marketing icons of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima, and Mrs. Butterworth, Chef Boyardee was indeed a real person. The others were created...
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.

Who was General Tso and why is chicken named after him?

General Tso's Chicken is named after Chinese statesman and military leader Zuo Zongtang (a.k.a General Tso, Tso Tsung-t'ang, and Marquis Kejing), but he personally...
Mexican Jumping Beans

What are Mexican jumping beans and how do they jump?

Mexican jumping beans are actually seed pods from a Mexican shrub that have been implanted with larva from the Laspeyresia saltitans moth.

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