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Do running movie times include the trailers and credits?

The running time for movies begins with the opening logo and ends after the last frame of the credits. Any mid or post-credits scenes...
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Why are they called the Cleveland Indians?

The Cleveland Indians are named after former player Louis Sockalexis, a Penobscot Indian so respected, that one year after his passing, Cleveland took the...
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Do movie theaters still show a movie if nobody buys a ticket for it?

Whether or not a movie theater plays a movie if no one buys a ticket for it depends on each movie theater's policy. I spoke...
Icing the kicker

Does “icing the kicker” work in football?

A bunch of smart people researched this and found out that icing the kicker in the NFL does not make a statistically significant difference...
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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,...

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