Why are horseshoes considered to be a sign of good luck?

Horseshoes are thought to bring good luck and safety. Over the centuries, several origin stories have emerged about why people believe the horseshoe brings...
Ladder

Why is it considered bad luck to walk under a ladder?

Many theories exist, but this is the most popular one. This superstition comes from the fact that many early cultures considered triangles to be sacred...
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Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

In sports, if you don't score, it's said you scored a "big ole goose egg." Some believe a similar French term is the reason...
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What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Britain, and England?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...
Valentines Day

Why do we call it Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Valentine or Saint Valentine's Day, is celebrated annually on February 14th. It is recognized as a major...

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