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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...
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Who pays for my door if the cops break it down?

If the authorities break down your door to locate or help you, you will be responsible for paying for a new door. However, if...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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