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...
Why do we light fireworks on New Year's Eve

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,...
Icing the kicker

Does “icing the kicker” work in football?

A bunch of smart people researched this and found out that icing the kicker in the NFL does not make a statistically significant difference...
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship

What kind of gas mileage do cruise ships get?

Just like larger cars, larger cruise ships generally have lower fuel efficiency than smaller ones. The Royal Caribbean 'Oasis of the Seas' cruise ship...
Star Wars Tatooine desert with R2-D2 and C-3PO

Where were the Star Wars Tatooine desert scenes filmed?

The Star Wars Tatooine desert scenes were mainly filmed in Tunisia but some were filmed in Death Valley (U.S). George Lucas used various locations in...

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