Barber shop pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

The red, white, and blue on the barber pole represent blood, bandages, and veins respectively. This odd representation has its origins in the Bronze...
How many island does Japan have?

How many islands does Japan have?

Japan is made up of 6,852 islands, 430 of which are inhabited. The uninhabited islands are mainly used as nature reserves and some are...
Air Force Salute

Why do members of the military salute each other?

Some speculate that the military salute dates back to Roman times when soldiers raised their hands as a form of greeting or respect, however,...
Where did Mother's Day come from? -Anna Jarvis

Where did Mother’s Day come from?

Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis to honor her mother in 1908, although she became disgusted with the commercialization of the day and...
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Has the Leaning Tower of Pisa always been leaning?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was not designed to lean, but it did start leaning during its initial construction due to its foundation being...

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