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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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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...
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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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