It's more than just saying "hello?" Answering the phone in different countries and in different languages varies quite a bit, and depends on local customs and idioms. Here's what you would say if you picked up a ringing phone in…
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Towns That Changed Their Names For Weird Reasons
Pittsburgh used to be Pittsburg and New York used to be New Amsterdam. And then there are these American towns that got a lot of publicity when they came up with new names for themselves.
Hot Springs, New Mexico
“Truth or Consequences” is a very ...
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The Most Haunted Landmarks in the USA
America has a number of iconic places where some amazing history has happened. What does all that add up to? Ghosts. Here are some spooky stories you may have never heard about American landmarks.
The Ghost Ship of the Golden Gate Bridge
It gets pre...
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Know Your Geography
There are certain places you hear mentioned on the news or read about in magazines that aren’t exactly countries—they’re more like regions or “geographic distinctions.” But where are they? (Here they are.)
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Haunted Castles, Mansions and Estates of the U.K.
For some reason, Great Britain has more than its share of mansions, estates, and old homes that are reported to be haunted.
is said to be haunted by a dog. He pays no attention to the people who visit the castle, but he’s said to b...
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