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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...
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Is there pumpkin in pumpkin spice?

There generally is no pumpkin in pumpkin spice (a.k.a pumpkin pie spice). The name comes from pumpkin spice giving pumpkin pie its distinct flavor,...
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Where do libraries get their initial set of books from?

New libraries use a process called "collection development" to decide what books to purchase as well as what books to discard. Books are usually...
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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...

Why are prescription drugs also referred to as Rx drugs?

The most widely accepted explanation for why prescription drugs are also referred to as Rx drugs is because the term Rx was derived from...

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