Wonder Why Wednesday

Wonder Why Wednesday Year End Recap

Here’s a list of all the things I have wondered (and then found the answer to) during the last 365 days. Enjoy…


What are the white marks on fingernails?

What is the Difference Between a St., Blvd, Ave & Rd?

Where Does Belly Button Lint Come From?


Where Did Gum Come From?

Where Does New Car Smell Come From?

Where Does The Phrase “Nick Of Time” Come From?


How Does Quicksand Work?

How Does Carbo-Loading Work?

Where Did The Name March Madness Come From?

Daylight Saving Time – How Is This Still A Thing?


How Much Money Has the Fast and the Furious Franchise Made?

What was the first movie ever made?

Why Do Caddies Wear White Jumpsuits At The Masters?

How Was The Length Of A Marathon Determined?

Why Do Birds Fly In A V Formation?


Who Named The Months?

How Did The Stop Sign Get Its Shape?

What Are They Saying In The “Circle of Life”?

What is Cloud Nine?


Who Invented The 7th Inning Stretch?

What Are The Seven Wonders Of The World & How Were They Picked?

Who Invented Punctuation?

What is Brain Freeze?


Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day With Fireworks?

Why Do Schools Have Summer Break?

Why Do We Call Them the ‘Dog Days’ of Summer?

Origin of the Expression “Nothing to Sneeze At”

What does the 2 stand for in a #2 Pencil? And, why is it the most well known pencil?


Who Named The Days of The Week?

Where Did The Term Smack Dab Come From?

Where Did The Custom of Getting on one Knee to Propose Marriage Come From?


Origin of the Phrase: Throw Your Hat in the Ring

Where Did The Name Quarterback Come From?

Who Signed The First Autograph?

How Many Popes Have There Been In The History Of The Catholic Church?


What Was The First Ever TV Commercial?

Which TV Show Has Had The Most Episodes?

What Was The First Movie Trailer Ever?

Why do we say ‘boo’ on Halloween?


What Are Nooks and Crannies?

When Was The First Veterans Day?

Why Is This Holiday Celebrated On November 11th?

Is It Veterans Day or Veteran’s Day (or Veterans’ Day)?

How Big Is A Rainbow?

Why Do the Dallas Cowboys & Detroit Lions Always Play on Thanksgiving?


Who Invented The Chair?

Who Invented Coupons?

Who Is Parson Brown?

How the Christmas tree became the center place of our holiday celebration?