The Golden Gate Bridge at night

How did the Golden Gate Bridge get its name?

Contrary to popular belief, the Golden Gate Bridge is not named for its nighttime golden appearance. The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the...
Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli in a can

Was Chef Boyardee a real person?

Unlike the fictional product marketing icons of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima, and Mrs. Butterworth, Chef Boyardee was indeed a real person. The others were created...
vintage classic Gatorade in a can

Why is it called Gatorade?

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

Why are dollars referred to as bucks?

Like many others words, the etymology of this word isn't 100% clear, but strong evidence suggests that a dollar is called a “buck” thanks...
Colonel

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

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation. In the 1500s, English borrowed a handful of military...

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