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108 votes

Have American urban rioters ever looted residences?

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What do the phone number suffixes J, M, R, W in 1940 New York phone book mean?

51 votes

How and when did the word "nuclear" replace the word "atomic"?

49 votes

Is there a historical explanation as to why the USA people are so litigious compared to the French?

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Why did Byzantine champions (consistently) lose duels to Muslim armies' champions?

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What was the economic incentive for "redlining"?

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What were the logistics of whaling in the 1800s?

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How is serfdom related to slavery?

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During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, did society question whether or not recovered patients will remain immune?

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What would have been the price of a loaf of bread in 1645 Amsterdam?

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What is the oldest recorded cat name?

26 votes

Why is the island of Java so populated?

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Has there ever been a truly bilingual country prior to the contemporary period?

23 votes

What is the object moving across the ceiling in this stock footage?

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What is the name of the Phoenician religion?

21 votes

How old is the day of 24 equal hours?

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What is the name of the theory opposite to the Great Man theory?

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Did the later Byzantine Emperors use regnal numbers?

18 votes

When did the Egyptians stop wrapping their dead in bandages?

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In Romance of the Three Kingdoms why do people still use bamboo sticks when paper had already been invented?

18 votes

Did the leaflets from the US to Hiroshima/Nagasaki civilians on bombing cities reduce the civilian casualties of the two nuclear bombs in August 1945?

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Who were the first "businessmen" to rival the kings throughout the world?

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Are the historical sources from the ancient history trustable?

15 votes

When was drinking water recognized as crucial in marathon running?

15 votes

How many Bolsheviks were Jewish?

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What is the title of the Magritte painting that shows a horse-headed woman looking out of a stone window?

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Was reincarnation part of the early Christian church?

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Who was the first person to get a more accurate measure of the earth's circumference than Eratosthenes?

14 votes

Did a fallen-out red signal lens ever cause a railway accident?

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If West Virginia could legally secede from Virginia, why couldn't Southern states secede from the USA?

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