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What's the Correct Pronunciation of February?
In the United States, the most common pronunciation is feb-yoo-air-ee. Both Merriam-Webster and American Heritage dictionaries consider the common pronunciation correct, along with the less common, more traditional standard feb-roo-air-ee.... READ ON
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Are Santa's Visits Legal?
When that jolly old elf shimmies down your chimney, is he actually breaking the law?... READ ON
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Should You Really Not Eat Oysters in Months Without an 'R'?
Avoiding oysters throughout the summer is now a thing of the past.... READ ON
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What Do the Numbers on Your Credit Cards Mean?
Let's break it down.... READ ON
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Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?
No, but it does cause temporary damage that can become permanent with alcoholism.... READ ON
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Did Alan Turing Inspire the Apple Logo?
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Do Rabbits Really Love Carrots?
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Is It Possible to be Scared to Death?
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Is Kansas Really "Flatter than a Pancake"?
In a survey conducted by the American Geographical Society, almost a third of all respondents said that Kansas was the flattest state.... READ ON
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Did Pirates Really Make People Walk the Plank?
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Are Bees Really All That Busy?
Some bees don’t really do any work at all.... READ ON
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How Does a Fan Work to Cool You Off?
since temperature is a feature of the molecular properties of a substance, the air itself isn't made any cooler by movement—it just makes us feel cooler when it blows by.... READ ON
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Is it a Bald-Faced or Bold-Faced Lie?
When a child with chocolate smeared on his face assures Mom that he didn't steal his brother's candy bar, is he telling a bald-faced or bold-faced lie?... READ ON
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How Does the Farmers' Almanac Work?
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Does Moss Only Grow on the North Side of Trees?
The idea that moss grows on the north side of trees is an old one, says Dan Johnson of the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, "and it makes a lot of sense."... READ ON
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Why Do Ostriches Stick Their Heads in the Sand?

Though the U.S. only makes up 5% of the world's population, we house nearly 25% of the world's prison population.

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