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Why is a ship’s speed measured in knots?

Ancient mariners used to gauge how fast their ship was moving by throwing a piece of wood or other floatable object over the vessel’s bow then counting ...
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What’s New About New Zealand?

Many people may know that places like New York and New London are named after areas of England, but what about New Zealand? Just where is the original ...
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Where is Christopher Columbus really buried?

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Is there really a Fountain of Youth?

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Did Christopher Columbus really discover America?