“The proof is in the pudding” appears thoroughly enigmatic at first sight. What proof, in what pudding? Does this have … Continue reading How did the term “The Proof is in the Pudding” come about?
It can be tempting to think back to a time of ample toilet paper supplies in a time of panicked … Continue reading How was the toilet paper invented?
April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, is as eagerly awaited as Christmas for pranksters and mischievous older siblings … Continue reading How did April Fools day come about?
A doll is a figure of a human being (or sometimes an animal) most commonly used as a toy for … Continue reading What are dolls used for?
For those who love planes and flying, you have to love the Fokker 100. The F100 as they all it, … Continue reading Have you heard of Fokker?
There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of superstitions around the world, but none is more important than the one that you … Continue reading Is a rabbit’s foot lucky?
In the U.S., compulsory training goes back to the seventeenth century, when Massachusetts became the first state to force tutoring … Continue reading How did Udemy start?
Happy birthday Pac Man! Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, … Continue reading Do you know the birthday of Pac Man?
When exactly do ‘the cows come home’? Who was the first person to ‘steal someone’s thunder’? English is full of … Continue reading What is the history behind common phrases?
Take a look at your sweatshirts. You might notice that some have a peculiar feature at the neck — a … Continue reading Why do sweatshirts have that v in the neck?