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Why are they called the Olympics?

The Olympics took its name from the Olympia sanctuary in Greece approximately 2,700 years ago. Olympia is located on the Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula. The...
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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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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...
Star Wars Tatooine desert with R2-D2 and C-3PO

Where were the Star Wars Tatooine desert scenes filmed?

The Star Wars Tatooine desert scenes were mainly filmed in Tunisia but some were filmed in Death Valley (U.S). George Lucas used various locations in...
Why do we light fireworks on New Year's Eve

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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