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...
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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...
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Why is the Los Angeles baseball team called the Dodgers?

Before moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers were based in Brooklyn, New York. The team originated in the 19th century when, because of the...
Olympic rings

Why are they called the Olympics?

The Olympics took its name from the Olympia sanctuary in Greece approximately 2,700 years ago. Olympia is located on the Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula. The...
FM Radio Dial

Why do FM radio stations end in odd numbers?

FM radio stations end in odd numbers to prevent interference. The reason they are odd numbers rather than even numbers is that 1 (odd...

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