Can You Guess the Meaning of These 20 Common Surnames?
We kind of take surnames for granted, as they are just passed down to us. But every name has an origin and meaning, and some might surprise you.
9 ‘Current’ Words That Are Much Older Than You’d Guess
Hipster, Influencer and Dude - all these words sound so quintessentially modern, but you'd be surprised to learn how old they actually are.
Where Did 'Murphy's Law' Come From?
Learn the origin of this common phrase - Murphy's Law
Ever Wondered How The Ancient Art of Origami Began?
From paper boats, to beautiful flowers, origami has been developing for nearly 2000 years. Here's a quick look into it's illustrious history
Ever Wondered Where Math Symbols Come From? Find Out Here!
Have you ever wondered where math symbols originated from? If so, all your questions will be answered in this informative TED-Ed video.
Did You Know the Origin of These 10 Superstitions?
Discover the interesting reasons behind why you're afraid of walking under ladders, seeing a black cat, breaking a mirror, and many others!
The Bizarre Origins of Some Very Familiar Flags
Learn the true meaning of flags and how they came to be.
Is It Soda or Pop? 12 Fun and Interesting Regional Words
How are these objects called? It depends on who you ask! Every part of the US has its own fun and fascinating set of regional words
This is the History of Our World in Just 18 Minutes
Using a series of stunning illustrations, David Christian, in a riveting 18 minutes, narrates a complete history of the universe. Take a look!
How Come Humans are The Only Species To Have Language?
Language allows us to express an unlimited number of things, and humans are the only species capable of it. How did all came to be?
12 Oddly Specific and Often Funny Terms You Didn’t Know
Did you know the space between your eyebrows has a name? Or what a tittle is? Learn these oddly specific and quite funny terms in this article.
Ever Wondered How Binary Code Works? Wonder No More!
In this informative TED-Ed video, José Américo N. L. F. de Freitas explains how binary code works.Take a look!
Are There Universal Expressions of Emotion? Find Out Here!
Do facial expressions look the same and communicate the same meaning wherever you are in the world? Find out here!
Learn All About the History of the English Language
Ever wondered where the English language came from and how it evolved over time? If so, then this is the perfect video for you!
5 Common Myths About Sugar We Must Stop Believing
In this video, we discover the truth behind 5 of the most common myths about sugar.
Here's Why Children's Drawings Are So Important for Us All
This informative video explains why children's drawings are so important for their own development, as well as for the advancement of society as a whole.
Bananas Have a Dark History You Didn’t Know...
This video tells the surprisingly fascinating history of bananas and how they impacted international relationships.
7 Famous Songs and Their Lesser Known Backstories
The 7 timeless hits in this article have such surprising and memorable backstories we just had to share them with you.
How Billiard Balls Changed the World
Plastic Seems to be everywhere we turn. But how was it invented and how did it take over the world? It all started with a billiard ball...
8 Little-Known Jobs That Keep the Movie Industry Going
We all know actors, directors and screenwriters, but these are the people that take care of the details, without which movies just wouldn't be that good
The Terrible and Unexpected Results of Prohibition
Delve into a fascinating chapter in American history with this video, which explains why prohibition failed and shouldn't be attempted ever again
You May Know These Photos But Not Their History
These photographs are so famous, there is no chance you don't know them. But do you the absolutely incredible stories that led to those moments?
The History of IQ Tests Has a Dark Side
This video offers an interesting recount of the rather dark history of IQ tests and the levels of their accuracy.
The Odd History of Ouija Boards
How did this ‘mystical’ board game become so prominent in popular culture? The history of ouija boards may surprise you.
The True Origin of the Word ‘Like’ May Surprise You
It’s everywhere, and everyone uses it without even noticing. So why do we even say the word 'Like' in the middle of sentences