Back of the dollar bill

What do the symbols on the back of the U.S. dollar bill mean?

Pull out a dollar bill or use this image for reference as you read through this post. The pyramid and the eagle on the back...
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...
FM Radio Dial

Why do FM radio stations end in odd numbers?

FM radio stations end in odd numbers to prevent interference. The reason they are odd numbers rather than even numbers is that 1 (odd...
Chevy Chase Fletch

Is Chevy Chase, Maryland named after actor Chevy Chase?

No, Chevy Chase, Maryland is not named after actor Chevy Chase. It's actually the other way around. Chevy Chase was born named Cornelius Crane...
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...

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