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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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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...
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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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What does SOS stand for?

SOS doesn't stand for or represent any letters, rather it's a representation of a Morse code distress signal. SOS is a continuous Morse code...

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