Wall Street

Why is it called Wall Street?

The name Wall Street originates from an actual wall built in the late 17th century by the Dutch, who were living in what was...
New Zealand Street Art

Is there an Old Zealand?

New Zealand was named after the westernmost Dutch province named Zeeland. So, technically, Zealand is the "old Zealand." The first Western explorer to discover what...
pink bubble gum

Why is bubble gum colored pink?

In 1928, Walter Diemer was working as an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum company but also dabbled around in the Fleer factory in his...
Colonel

Why is the word Colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

Here in the U.S, "Colonel" is pronounced like "kernel." Why is it spelled so differently you ask? In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful...
New Years Eve Fireworks

Why do we light fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

Fireworks (aka firecrackers) were invented in China in the seventh century. Historically, many cultures thought fireworks could scare off evil spirits. According to Chinese legend,...

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