There are a lot of things that happen in the world that make you wonder “Why is it like that?” Kevin Begley is here to answer these questions and solve these Mundane Mysteries.
Tune in weekdays at 2:45pm to find out answers to questions you never knew you had.
Now that things are starting to open up a bit more and people are traveling again you’re probably going to be spending more time in hotel rooms this summer. One thing you’ll notice is how the towels and sheets are normally always white. Why is that? The main reason is that white gives off a…Continue Reading
Let’s be honest, Mom would probably enjoy any kind of flower you get her but for some reason carnations are always the most popular. Why is that? A woman named Anna Jarvis created Mother’s Day in the early 1900s and at the time she was pushing for President Woodrow Wilson to declare Mother’s Day an…Continue Reading
Brace yourself… the cicadas are coming. After 17 years underground trillions of the most annoying bug on the planet are about to resurface and torture all of us. You know the ones, they look gross and make that crazy sound. The cicada is actually singing when it makes the noise. Their internal tymbal muscles contract…Continue Reading
Today is Cinco de Mayo. Every year people seem to get confused to what this holiday is actually celebrating. A lot people think it’s Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s not. Others think it’s just an excuse to drink a ton of tequila and eat a million tacos. Also not the reason. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the…Continue Reading
Happy Star Wars Day! As you’ve probably seen plastered all over your social feeds by now… it’s May 4th. Get it? “May the 4th be with you”. So I figured we would make today’s Mundane Mystery Star Wars related. What species is Yoda and is he considered a Muppet? That first part about what species…Continue Reading
Today’s mystery is pizza related. Why do we call the traditional style a “Margherita” pizza? There’s no tequila in it or anything, so why that term? It started back in the birthplace of pizza in the 1800s, Italy! The chef who invented a dish called ”Pizza Margherita,” did it to honor the Queen of Italy,…Continue Reading
A friend of mine told me he does this to cure the hiccups and it works every time… peanut butter. But is this actually true? And why does it work? I found out for you. Turns out he’s actually right. Peanut butter is digested very slowly by the body. The slow digestion process actually changes…Continue Reading
Random one today I know, but I bet now you’re wondering right? Full disclosure, I didn’t actually sit down and COUNT all the dimples on a golf ball. But I did Google it and found out that it’s 336. I guess I could go count one to double check. Continue Reading
If you’ve ever visited Los Angeles you’ve probably seen the Walk of Fame. Even if you haven’t you know what it is. A sidewalk of stars with famous celebrity names. Most are real people, but do any fictional characters have stars? There are actually 18 fictional characters with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. …Continue Reading
This is very random I know, but I’ve always wondered why the Worldwide Wildlife Fund chose a panda bear as their logo. Out of all the wildlife they could’ve picked. For #WorldWildlifeDay, we’re imagining a #WorldWithoutNature by removing the iconic panda from our logo. Nature loss impacts every aspect of our lives, and our relationship…Continue Reading