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What is the difference between the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, and Britain?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...
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Where does the phrase, “giving me the cold shoulder,” originate?

Short answer: It was a mistranslation of a phrase from the Vulgate Bible.
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What do the symbols on back of the U.S. dollar bill mean?

Pull out a dollar bill or use this image for reference as you read through this post. The pyramid and the eagle on the back...
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Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after the "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams. In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
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Why do we light fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

Fireworks (aka firecrackers) were invented in China in the seventh century. Historically, many cultures thought fireworks could scare off evil spirits. According to Chinese legend,...

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