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time zones

When did the United States start using time zones?

For ages, people used the sun to determine what time it was where they were. Every community set its clocks to noon based on when the sun reached its ...
First Automobile

Who built the first automobile?

It’s hard to credit a single person with inventing the automobile. Not only did an estimated 100,000 patents lead to cars as we know them, but people ...