Air Force Salute

Why do members of the military salute each other?

Some speculate that the military salute dates back to Roman times when soldiers raised their hands as a form of greeting or respect, however,...
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...
Argentinian Station

How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...
The Golden Gate Bridge at night

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate Bridge is not named for its nighttime golden appearance. The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the...

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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