Dictionary definition

How does a word make it into a dictionary?

The exact process of how a word makes it into the dictionary depends on the dictionary, but the process is similar for each. Each...
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Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after a "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams.In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
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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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...
Argentinian Station

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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