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Why Do Stop Signs Have Eight Sides?

At the turn of the 20th century, American roads were chaos. Drivers didn’t need a license, lane lines didn’t exist, and stop signs hadn’t yet been invented. When the first official stop sign did appear in Detroit, in 1915, it

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Fictional Place Names Are Popping Up On Road Signs in Didcot, England

Driving along the highway in Didcot, England, you may notice something strange: the road signs point the way to places like Neverland and Middle-earth. The names of these and other fictional locales from literature were seamlessly added to road signs

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Baby On Board – A Brief History

From the mid to late 1980s, the most ubiquitous road sign didn’t advise you to stop, obey the speed limit, or be mindful of crossing deer. Instead, it was diamond-shaped, used a black-on-yellow color scheme, and came with a stern

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Shopping Grammar

“10 items or less.” We’ve all seen the sign over the checkout lines of our favourite stores. It should read “10 items or fewer” but no one seems to mind. We’re used to it. According to dictionary.com, here are the

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