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Barber pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

A red, white, and blue rotating pole is a common sight on city streets and in strip malls. It signals to those passing by that this is a destination...
cat

Why don’t cats enjoy the taste of sweets?

Other than cats, every other mammal (including humans) examined to date can taste sweetness. This is due to us having five types of taste buds. We can taste sourness,...
Halloween

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. Samhain marked the end of the summer harvest and...
grass

Could someone temporarily survive by eating grass clippings?

Imagine a disaster hitting the area where you live, causing the food supply to halt temporarily. All grocery stores have been emptied and you've eaten everything in your pantry....
Kitchen Pot

How deep does a pan have to be before it becomes a pot?

There is no single definition that differentiates what a pot is from what a pan is that I could find. Here are a few tidbits I came across on...