Olympics

Why are they called the Olympics?

The modern Olympic Games (Olympics) are the leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions. The original Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago...
eBay

How did eBay get its name?

eBay is an online marketplace where millions of people trade every day. Pierre Omidyar created the website AuctionWeb in 1995. AuctionWeb was the predecessor to the modern...

Would detonating a nuclear bomb really turn a desert into glass?

Yes, it would. Well, at least a portion of it. We know this because this is exactly what happened when Trinity was detonated over...
Super Bowl

Why is it called the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is the championship game played every year between the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) division champions of...
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Why do we have daylight saving time?

While on an early-morning horseback ride around the London countryside in 1905, a man named William Willett had an epiphany. He thought that the...

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