Halloween Jack O Lanters

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...
What is the difference between maize and corn?

What is the difference between maize and corn?

There is no difference between corn and maize. In fact, according to Merriam-Webster, the definition of maize is quite literally “corn.” Also, corn and...
Barber shop pole

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

The red, white, and blue on the barber pole represent blood, bandages, and veins respectively. This odd representation has its origins in the Bronze...
Air Force Salute

Why do members of the military salute each other?

Some speculate that the military salute dates back to Roman times when soldiers raised their hands as a form of greeting or respect, however,...
Where did Mother's Day come from? -Anna Jarvis

Where did Mother’s Day come from?

Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis to honor her mother in 1908, although she became disgusted with the commercialization of the day and...

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