Would detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really turn its sand into glass?

Yes, detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really would turn its sand into glass. Well, at least a portion of it. We know...
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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 is the word colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation. In the 1500s, English borrowed a handful of military...
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What is the difference between a crown prince and a prince?

A crown prince is a male member of a monarch's family that is firstĀ in line to inherit the throne. This is usually the monarch's...
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What is a filibuster?

A filibuster is a delay tactic used by a United States senator to block a bill, amendment or other measure being considered by preventing...

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