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eBay

How did eBay get its name?

Pierre Omidyar created the website AuctionWeb in 1995. AuctionWeb was the predecessor to the modern day eBay website. AuctionWeb was one of four sites Omidyar ran under the umbrella of his consulting company, The Echo...
deviled eggs

Why are they called deviled eggs?

Short answer: 'Deviled' is used to describe a food that is prepared spicy and probably has nothing to do with the biblical Devil.First, a little history.The roots of the modern-day deviled egg can be...
tornado

What is the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?

Tornado watches mean that the present weather conditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado. Tornado warnings mean that tornado activity is imminent. Watch A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for severe weather...
Candy Corn A-ha!

Why is it called candy corn?

Short answer: Because it looks like a cob of corn when the candy pieces are assembled.My mother just told me why it's called candy corn. The answer is not what I thought it would...
Pie

What is the difference between pie and cobbler?

Pies usually have crust only on bottom, while cobbler usually only has crust on the top. There are exceptions, though.Pilgrims were said to be responsible for bringing the pie to America. Americans loved pie, and...
catfish

Where do we call it a catfish if it’s not partitally a cat?

Catfish (Order Siluriformes or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. They are named for their prominent facial barbels, which resemble cat whiskers. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels. Members...