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How Does the Restroom in the International Space Station Work?
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Manufacturers and retailers produce and stock two sets of T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise, declaring each team the champ. Who gets the losing team's stuff?... READ ON
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How Did the Super Bowl's "I'm Going to Disney World" Slogan Originate?
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What's the Correct Pronunciation of February?
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Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month?
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Why Are There Only 28 Days in February?
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How Are Supreme Court Justices Chosen?
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How Do Refugees Get Vetted?
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