While the holiday’s exact origins remain unknown, the first day of April became associated with hoaxes after France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1582. Continue reading When April Fools’ Day was New Year’s Day
The biggest film in American history isn’t Avatar or Avengers: Endgame. Continue reading What is the highest grossing movie adjusted for inflation?
While home to 138 pyramids, Egypt lags behind another nation along the Nile. Continue reading Which country has more pyramids than Egypt?
Though the term “trick or treat” did not become widespread until the 20th century, the annual rite of passage for cosplaying toddlers had its beginnings almost a thousand years before. Continue reading Trick or treat: The origins of a hallowed tradition
When it comes to head trauma, American football is far from the leaderboard. Continue reading Which high school sport has the most concussions?
The slur against the English should have been a compliment. Continue reading Why are Brits called ‘limeys’?
Only three American cities have held the summer games since the start of the modern Olympics in 1896. Continue reading Which U.S. cities have hosted the summer Olympics?
Although George Washington’s 1781 victory at Yorktown pushed the British into peace talks, hostilities did not end there, with the final showdown taking place over 8,000 miles from Virginia. Continue reading The last battle of the American Revolution wasn’t in America
Sean Connery was not the first actor to portray Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent. Continue reading When James Bond was American
Most of New Orleans’ iconic architecture was built by another colonial power. Continue reading The French Quarter isn’t French