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How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

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Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

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Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

What is Yule?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

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

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?