MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is the biggest sports stadium?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is the biggest sports stadium?

With baseball season in full swing and the NBA and NHL playoffs happening it got me wondering where is the biggest sports venue in the world? Has to be a soccer or football stadium right? Nope! It is actually the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500.  There is permanent seating for more than…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Which car color holds it’s value the best?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Which car color holds it’s value the best?

If you’re thinking of selling or trading in your car anytime soon there’s one factor you may not have considered yet. “How will the color of my car affect the value?” It’s definitely come thing to think about and the answer is that yellow and orange cars actually hold their value the best. While brown…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why are The Simpsons yellow?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why are The Simpsons yellow?

If you’ve spent your whole lived watching The Simpsons and wondering why they are yellow, I have found the answer. It’s pretty simple actually. Simpsons creator Matt Groening has said a few times that he did it because he wanted the cartoon to be eye-catching. So when someone was flipping through channels (like people used…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can you own a color?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can you own a color?

There are so many colors in the world, but can you actually own a color? Some companies do. Places like UPS, T-Mobile, Target, Tiffany and Co., and that Tar Heal baby blue that University of North Carolina uses all have trademarks on those signature colors. So that Target red… you can’t get anywhere else. Just…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do our fingers get wrinkly when swimming?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do our fingers get wrinkly when swimming?

If you were at the beach or in a pool over the weekend you might have noticed the thing that always happens to your fingers when you stay in the water too long… they get all wrinkly! But why does this happen? It’s actually really interesting phenomenon. It’s really just the blood vessels below the…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: When is the real start to summer?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: When is the real start to summer?

I’ve been hearing a lot of people lately talking about how summer has started now that it’s June. But is that true? It depends who you ask. Meteorologists define summer as June 1st through August 31st based on the temperature being hot in those months. June, July August is summer. But from an astronomical standpoint…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who wrote Wheels on the Bus? And is it copywritten?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who wrote Wheels on the Bus? And is it copywritten?

If you have young kids you’re probably familiar with the many variations of the song Wheels on The Bus. In fact there are so MANY version I was wondering how all these people are able to keep doing the song without copyright issues like Happy Birthday. So who wrote it anyway? It’s not so clear.…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who designed the current American flag?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who designed the current American flag?

Since we all just honored our fallen heroes last weekend for Memorial Day it got me thinking how great the design of our flag is here in the U.S. Who designed this version of it anyway? The story is actually kind of fascinating and I guess I never knew this or learned it in history…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is the Atlantic Ocean colder than the Pacific Ocean?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is the Atlantic Ocean colder than the Pacific Ocean?

With everyone getting their first beach trips in over the long weekend it made me realize just how cold the water is here on the east coast this time of year. In my head the Pacific Ocean is much warmer, but that’s actually not true at all. The Atlantic Ocean is actually WARMER! Scientists have…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why are school buses yellow?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why are school buses yellow?

It’s a good question. Of all the colors they could’ve made school buses, why yellow? That yellow shade even has it’s own name in the color directory “national school bus glossy yellow”. It started back in 1939 when transportation officials from all 48 states at the time agreed on a number of different safety measures…