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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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How many songs did Elvis Presley record?

Elvis recorded around 710 songs. There is no easy way to know for sure without buying all of this albums, but it's around 710.If...
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Why is it considered bad luck to walk under a ladder?

Many theories exist, but this is the most popular one.This superstition comes from the fact that many early cultures considered triangles to be sacred...

Would detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really turn its sand into glass?

Yes, detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really would turn its sand into glass. Well, at least a portion of it. We know...
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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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