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How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...
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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...
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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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Where does the new car smell come from?

The new car smell comes from the outgassing (aka off-gassing) of volatile organic compounds (aka VOCs) being released from the new plastic, vinyl, etc....
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Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories of where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here. In sports, if you don't score, a common saying...

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