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What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

Is it "The" Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Just Ukraine.

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

What is Yule?

Which planet was originally known as "George"?

Uranus

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What are the Seven Seas?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

When was the first known use of OMG?

1917 in a letter to Winston Churchill

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

Which came first – the electric car or the gasoline car?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

Which was named first – Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet?

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?