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What is the job of a social worker?

That’s a difficult question to answer, since social workers do so much, from caring for the elderly to making sure disadvantaged children stay healthy. In general, though, social workers help…

Who was Helen Keller?

Helen Keller was both deaf and blind. Although she had to fight to get the opportunity, she graduated from Radcliffe College. She wrote several books and worked hard to improve…

What is the Doubleganger theroy?

The Doppleganger theory states that everyone in the world has a non-related twin- someone who, by coincidence, looks just like them.

Who created the globe?

The first globe was created by a German mapmaker named Martin Behaim in 1492. He was inspired by the discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer who suggested that the…

Why don't they use the 13th floor on skyscaper buildings?

Superstition is the reason the thirteenth floor is left off of skyscrapers–the number thirteen is considered bad luck so many builders just left off the “unlucky 13th floor.”

What is the American Dream?

That’s a hard question with a lot of answers! People have different ideas about what the American Dream means, and it’s changed over time too. Early in the country’s history,…

Is there really a One Million Dollar bill?

Yes, there was. But you can’t find it anymore–it was only printed for a month (at the end of 1934), and wasn’t distributed to the general public. Woodrow Wilson was…

Was the Underground Railroad a real railroad?

The Underground Railroad was not a real railroad. It is in no way associated with any kind of train or tracks. Also, the Underground Railroad was not underground. It was…

Why are there different money systems in the different countries?

When countries are formed, most prefer to form their own monetary system so that their economy is not dependent on the strength or weakness of some other country’s economy. Not…

What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is a major world religion with about 300 million devotees, mostly in Asia. The religion began with the teachings of an Indian prince, Siddhartha Gautama, who became known as…

When was the first-ever movie made?

The world’s very first moving picture was filmed in 1888. A Frenchman named Louis-Augustin Le Prince, who lived in England, created a movie camera and made a three-second film of…

What do the colors red, white, and blue symbolize in the American flag?

The colors of the American flag symbolize absolutely nothing. The colors red, white, and blue did not have specific meanings when the original Stars and Stripes flag was adopted in…

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aglet: a metal tag at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace.

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