bowl of pretzels

Why are pretzels brown?

No one can say for sure why pretzels were originally made to appear brown. However, I can tell you what makes them brown. The distinct...
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. Reeded edges...
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....
Ladder

Why is it considered bad luck to walk under a ladder?

Many theories exist, but this is the most popular one. This superstition comes from the fact that many early cultures considered triangles to be sacred...
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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