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Why is Bourbon only made in Kentucky?

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Bourbon is a type of whiskey that is considered an American-made product.  Much of Bourbon-labeled products are also made in Kentucky making people believe that all Bourbon is from Kentucky.  Technically, though, not all Bourbon&hellip

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Why is nudism illegal?

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“Nudism” refers to the yearning for public nudity to be accepted in public and to be a legally protected right.  Any person or group who promotes nudity in public settings is considered to be a&hellip

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Why is Rene Descartes famous?

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Rene Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician back in the early 1600s.  During his time, he became famous for his contributions in the field of mathematics and philosophy.  With his various contributions in many&hellip

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Why do fevers cause nightmares?

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Nightmares are dreams that sometimes make people wake up during the night because of fear, panic, or anxiety.  When negative feelings are involved in dreams, they are usually classified as nightmares. This type of dream&hellip

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Why is Vespucci famous?

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Amerigo Vespucci, or simply Vespucci as many people would recall his name, is an Italian explorer and navigator.  He was considered the first to have discovered the so-called New World or the continents of North&hellip

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Why do matadors wear pink socks?

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Matadors, or bullfighters, are not only famous for their impressive skills in bullfighting but are also known for their colourful and elaborate costumes and capes. One of the most notable parts of the matador’s costume&hellip

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Why do NHL players fight?

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The NHL, or National Hockey League, is the biggest hockey league, not only in the U.S., but in all parts of the world.  Although games and teams represent cities and states of the U.S. and&hellip

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Why is church important?

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Regardless of religion or sect, the church plays an important and very influential role in the way people live or conduct their lives.  For many people, the church serves as a place for learning the&hellip

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Why do phenocrysts form?

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Phenocrysts are types of igneous rocks that contain characteristic crystal formations.  Some crystals are small while others grow very large, and these crystals are typically separated from each other by fine grains of the typical,&hellip

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Why is fair trade important?

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“Fair trade” refers to a movement or an implementation guideline in terms of trading between producers from developing countries and buyers from other more developed or industrialized nations. It basically pertains to the fair treatment&hellip

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Why do metals form cations?

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Cations are atoms that contain a positive charge, and they are formed when the atoms lose electrons which are negatively charged. This is the typical behavior for many metal substances. And because of this behavior,&hellip

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Why do rivers flood?

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Flooding in rivers is a natural occurrence, and this is basically due to excess water. With increasing amounts of water accumulating in the river from rain or melting snow, for example, the time will come&hellip

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Why do fads disappear?

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‘Fads’ refer to some kind of behavior or situation wherein a significant part of a group of people, for example, is overly enthusiastic about something for a certain period of time.  Usually fads last for&hellip

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Why is Laertes a foil to Hamlet?

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Laertes is one of many characters in the popular play called Hamlet.  In this play written by William Shakespeare, Laertes’ character is portrayed as a foil to the main character of Prince Hamlet.  The basic&hellip

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Why do songs fade out?

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Whether a song is played on the radio, an MP3 player, or the CD player, most of them fade out in the end.  “Fading out” refers to the decreasing of volume as the song ends.&hellip

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Why is Xanax bad for you?

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Xanax is a brand of drug that contains the active ingredient Alprazolam.  It is a prescription drug used for the treatment of anxiety and/or panic disorders.  As a drug, Xanax is a member of the&hellip

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Why is Tequila so strong?

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Tequila is an alcoholic beverage made through a distillation process involving the blue agave plant which is grown in Mexico.  Pure Tequila is made solely from the agave plant, but some varieties of this drink&hellip

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Why is inoculation important?

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Inoculation is a scientific process that involves putting something that is capable of growing or reproducing into another thing or medium.  This process can be applied to different things including the introduction of microorganisms into&hellip

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Why is talc soft?

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Talc is a type of mineral that is mainly composed of the hydrous form of magnesium silicate.  Many people recognize talc in powder form, but it is usually found in a more seemingly solid rock&hellip

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Why are cows sacred in India?

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When a foreigner visits India, he/she may notice that there are cows freely roaming on the streets and outside the temples of worship. Because most Indians consider the cow as a sacred or holy animal. With&hellip

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Why is the KKK racist?

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“KKK,” or “Ku Klux Klan” is an organization that is considered anti-Jewish and racist.  The members of this hate group believe in the supremacy of the white race and have gone on to hate and&hellip

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Why is acrylic so expensive?

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Acrylic is a type of plastic that has similar properties to glass.  It is acquired from acrylic acid or a similar compound. Technically, an acrylic is actually a polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA glass.  With its&hellip

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Why do DJs wear masks?

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Some DJs, or dick jockeys, have become celebrities in their own right. Whether some people may like it or not, sometimes it’s not all about the music. The clubbing experience is sometimes more fun and&hellip

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Why do eels migrate?

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Eels are a variety of fish that are recognizable by their long and thin bodies.  Along with other animals, eels also have various activities in the ocean to protect their own survival. Many of them&hellip

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Why is LPG stored in spherical tanks?

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“LPG,” or liquefied petroleum gas, is a type of hydrocarbon gas that is considered highly flammable.  Many people are familiar with LPG in the form of tanks that are cylindrical or spherical in shape.  These&hellip

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Why is pharmacology important?

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Pharmacology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study of how drugs affect the body.  Without studying drugs and their effects and/or side effects, people would not know how to treat or manage&hellip

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Why is Loy Krathong celebrated?

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Loy Krathong, or Loi Krathong, is one of Thailand’s festivals that is celebrated every year. The Loi Krathong celebration usually takes place in the month of November as this coincides with the full moon on&hellip

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Why is TCP/IP called a protocol stack?

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“TCP/IP” refers to two networking protocols, TCP, or Transmission Control Protocol, and IP, or Internet Protocol.  These two protocols are commonly used in computer and Internet networks and together are called “protocol stacks” because both&hellip

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Why is ethanol miscible in water?

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Ethanol is a type of alcohol that is considered miscible or soluble in water.  When mixed with water, ethanol will easily combine with the water molecules.  Both water and ethanol contain so-called polar molecules that&hellip

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Why is freedom of religion important?

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Freedom of religion simply means that any person is free or being tolerated with regards to his/her religious beliefs and/or practices and activities. People around the world have different theological beliefs, and they may practice&hellip

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Why is Hetalia so popular?

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Hetalia is an Internet comic series with characters supposedly based on world history.  The main title of the series is called Hetalia-Axis Powers and has become so popular that the comics intended for online viewing&hellip

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Why is stretching good for you?

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Stretching is a means of elongating muscle fibers to achieve optimum physical performance. Physical therapists, trainers, and health experts always promote stretching because it provides various benefits to the body. Stretching is good for the&hellip

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