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Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories on where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here. Why is zero referred to as love? In sports,...
New Years Eve Fireworks

Why do we light fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

Fireworks (aka firecrackers) were invented in China in the seventh century. Historically, many cultures thought fireworks could scare off evil spirits. According to Chinese legend,...
Russia Alaska Bridge

Is there a bridge, tunnel, or ferry connecting Alaska and Russia?

While there is evidence that building a bridge or tunnel might be possible to connect these two locations, one does not exist. There also...
Super Bowl

Why is it called the Super Bowl?

The inaugural game was not officially known as the Super Bowl. In a 1966 letter to then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, AFL founder and Kansas...
Elvis

How many songs did Elvis Presley record?

I've seen the number 711 floating around the internet, and that seems to be about right. If you include the soundtrack albums Elvis did in...

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