It's amazing that we ever got along without "OK." But we did. Until 1839.... READ ON
Lots of people think that the X in Xmas is a secular watering down of the word Christ. You know, a "we love to celebrate the holiday but don’t believe in Jesus" sort of thing. However, that's not the origin of the X.... READ ON
If you've ventured out in public since November 1, you've probably noticed Christmas decorations in red and green. The two colors are so synonymous with the holiday that a tree decked out in other shades can feel downright subversive. But Christmas isn't the only holiday with its own color scheme. Hanukkah paraphernalia—from candles for the menorah to this 11 foot inflatable lawn bear with a dreidel—tends to come in blue and white or blue and... READ ON
According to Peter Francese, a demographic and consumer markets expert, Baby Boomers were the first named generation to exist.... READ ON
If you're a kid learning how to write, English spelling can seem like a cruel prank.... READ ON
Reading about the theories behind the Seventh-Inning Stretch's origin story might take longer than the stretch itself.... READ ON
The chemical symbol for oxygen is O. Makes sense. Calcium gets repped by a Ca. Sounds good. Hydrogen? H. Cobalt? Co. Lithium? Li. With you so far. Lead? Pb. Stop the presses!... READ ON
Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.