Black Forest Ham

Does Black Forest ham come from a black forest?

Black Forest ham, or Schwarzwälder Schinken in German, is a variety of dry-cured smoked ham that comes from the hind leg of a pig....

What is a vice squad?

A vice squad is a police division that investigates crimes that are considered vices. A vice is defined as practice or behavior that is considered...
SOS signal on a beach

What does SOS stand for?

SOS doesn't stand for or represent any letters, rather it's a representation of a Morse code distress signal. SOS is a continuous Morse code...
ridged quarters or reeded edges

Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
Valentines Day

Why is it called Valentine’s Day?

The origins of Valentine’s Day are shrouded in mystery. What is known is that February has historically been celebrated as a month of romance...

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