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Why are there two Koreas?

The division of Korea into North Korea and South Korea occurred after World War II in 1945, ending the Empire of Japan's nearly four-decade-long...
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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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How many World War 2 veterans are still alive?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 496,777 of the roughly 16 million American World War II veterans are still alive as of 2018....
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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 1500's, English borrowed a handful of military...

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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