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...
White Elephant Gift Exchange Group

Why is it called a white elephant gift exchange?

The term "white elephant" in "white elephant gift exchange" probably came from the tradition of the King of Siam (present-day Thailand) giving rare albino...

Would detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really turn its sand into glass?

Yes, detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really would turn its sand into glass. Well, at least a portion of it. We know...
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...
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...

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