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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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Is there an Old Zealand?

New Zealand was named after the westernmost Dutch province named Zeeland. So, technically, Zeeland is the "old Zealand." The first Western explorer to discover what...
Prison Break

What is the difference between jail and prison?

The most fundamental difference between jail and prison is based on the length of time the inmates are serving in each. Jail is generally...
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How many countries have nuclear weapons in 2020?

As of 2020, nine countries are known to have nuclear weapons. There are about 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world, a number that has...
US Capitol Building

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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