Air Force Salute

Why do members of the military salute each other?

Some speculate that the salute dates back to Roman times when soldiers raised their hands as a form of greeting or respect, but there...
Gatorade

Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after the "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams. In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
tennis court

Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories on where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here. Why is zero referred to as love? In sports,...
Valentines Day

Why is it called Valentine’s Day?

The origins of Valentine’s Day are shrouded in mystery. What is known is that February has historically been celebrated as a month of romance...
Golden Gate Bridge

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate bridge is not named for its color. It's actually named after the Golden Gate Strait that runs beneath...

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