Barber pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

The red, white, and blue on the barber pole represents blood, bandages, and veins respectively. This odd representation has its origins in the Bronze...
Ladder

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...
SOS signal on a beach

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...
Impeach Nixon sign

Can a president that has been impeached run for office again?

If legal precedent holds, a president can be impeached and still run for public office in the future. Article 1, Section 3, Clause 7 of...
The Ukraine picture

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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