car interior new car smell

Where does the new car smell come from?

The new car smell comes from the outgassing (aka off-gassing) of volatile organic compounds (aka VOCs) being released from the new plastic, vinyl, etc....

Why are prescription drugs also referred to as Rx drugs?

The most widely accepted explanation for why prescription drugs are also referred to as Rx drugs is because the term Rx was derived from...
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....
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...
Easter Basket

Where did the Easter bunny and Easter eggs come from?

It's very bizarre that rabbits and colored eggs are used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, especially since rabbits don't lay eggs. There are a...

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