White Elephant Gift Exchange Group

Why is it called a white elephant gift exchange?

The term "white elephant" in "white elephant gift exchange" probably came from the tradition of the King of Siam (present-day Thailand) giving rare albino...
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Why is Friday the 13th considered to be unlucky?

No one knows for sure why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky but the most widely accepted explanation is based on Christianity.
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How many World War 2 veterans are still alive in 2020?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 389,292 of the roughly 16 million American World War II veterans are still alive as of...
Halloween Jack O'lanterns

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...
Kurdistan map

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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