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Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...
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Who are the Kurds and why are they fighting?

The Kurds are an ethnic group of about 30 million people native to a stateless region that straddles the borders of northwestern Iran, northern...
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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...
Star Wars Tatooine desert with R2-D2 and C-3PO

Where were the Star Wars Tatooine desert scenes filmed?

The Star Wars Tatooine desert scenes were mainly filmed in Tunisia but some were filmed in Death Valley (U.S). George Lucas used various locations in...
A glass of Tang

Was Tang really invented in space?

No, Tang was not invented in space. It was invented in 1957 by a food chemist named William A. Mitchell while he was working...

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