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Where did the political terms left-wing and right-wing come from?

Today, the terms “left-wing” and “right-wing” are used to refer to liberal and conservative politicians, respectfully. These labels originated from...
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How many World War 2 veterans are still alive?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 389,292  of the roughly 16 million American World War II veterans are still alive as of...
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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...

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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What is the difference between refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, emigrants, and migrants?

These terms are often used to mean the same thing, but each has a distinct meaning that carries different international consequences and obligations. REFUGEE A refugee...

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