Golden Gate Bridge

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate bridge is not named for its color. It's actually named after the Golden Gate Strait that runs beneath...
Chef Boyardee

Was Chef Boyardee a real person?

Unlike the fictional product marketing icons of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima, and Mrs. Butterworth, Chef Boyardee was indeed a real person. The others were created...
Gatorade

Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after the "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams.In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
Barber pole

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

The reason the barber pole is the way it is goes back to at least the Bronze age.Early Barber-surgeons would commonly use a staff, a...
Buck deer

Why are dollars referred to as bucks?

Like many others words, the etymology of this word isn't 100% clear, but strong evidence suggests that a dollar is called a “buck” thanks...

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