Fireplace Christmas Stockings

Why do we hang stockings for Christmas?

According to tradition, the original Saint Nicholas (A.K.A Sinter Klaus, Santa Clause) secretly left bags of gold for three poor girls near their chimney....
White Elephant Gift Exchange Group

Why is it called a white elephant gift exchange?

The term "white elephant" in "white elephant gift exchange" probably came from the tradition of the King of Siam (present-day Thailand) giving rare albino...
Furnace Creek in Death Valley

Where is the hottest place on Earth?

There are different types of temperature measurements so it depends on which type of measurement we are talking about when answering this question. I...
red pistachios

Why did pistachios used to be dyed red (or pink)?

Pistachios used to be dyed red (or pink) to cover blemishes and imperfections created during the harvesting process. If you have no idea what red...

What does the “MS” in MSNBC stand for?

MSNBC and its website, MSNBC.com were founded in 1996 in a partnership between Microsoft (MS) and NBC, hence the network's name, MSNBC. Microsoft initially invested about...

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