Navy SEALs

Why are they called Navy SEALs?

The Navy SEALs are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and are part of the Naval Special Warfare Command. Among the SEALs' functions are conducting small-unit military operations...
Golden Gate Bridge

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate bridge is not named for its color. It's actually named after the Golden Gate Strait that runs beneath...
US capitol

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...
Colonel

Why is the word Colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

Here in the U.S, "Colonel" is pronounced like "kernel." Why is it spelled so differently you ask? In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful...
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...

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