ridged quarters or reeded edges

Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
Daylight Savings Time Clock

Why do we have daylight saving time?

According to Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, the first daylight saving time policy began in Germany...
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How does the government determine the unemployment rate?

The monthly unemployment rate is based on the results of a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) called the...
Prison Break

What is the difference between jail and prison?

The most fundamental difference between jail and prison is based on the length of time the inmates are serving in each. Jail is generally...
US Capitol Police Officer

How many ‘United States Capitol Police’ officers are there?

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is comprised of over 1,500 police officers and 400 civilian administrative/operational employees. The USCP has an annual budget...

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