Barber pole

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

The red, white, and blue on the barber pole represents blood, bandages, and veins respectively. This odd representation has its origins in the Bronze...
union jack flag

What is the difference between the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, and Britain?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...
Halloween Jack O'lanterns

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...
deviled eggs

Why are they called deviled eggs?

No one knows for sure why the word 'deviled' was originally used, however, there is speculation that it was due to the devil...
Congress Hall

Where did the political terms left-wing and right-wing come from?

Today, the terms “left-wing” and “right-wing” are used to refer to liberal and conservative politicians, respectfully. These labels originated from...

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