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.

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How are Candy Canes made into that shape?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How are Candy Canes made into that shape?

December 1st. It’s candy cane season. One of the biggest mysteries of the holiday season. How do they get the candy canes into that shape? In the candy factories where they are made there are automated machines which mix and pull massive wads of red and white candy before rolling candy logs into thin ropes,…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is Giving Tuesday?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is Giving Tuesday?

As we all double check our bank accounts and credit card balances from the haze of Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend… today is a day to offset it. Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is always the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  The idea is that instead of buying things for yourself like we’ve all done over the…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: When did Cyber Monday start being a thing?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: When did Cyber Monday start being a thing?

Cyber Monday is in full effect today. Hope you’re getting all those deals! But when did this all start and why? The term “Cyber Monday” was first used in the early 2000’s by an e-commerce expert named Ellen Davis who was analyzing shopping trends during the holidays. Her findings saw that the Monday after Thanksgiving,…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can you really not eat raw cookie dough?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can you really not eat raw cookie dough?

With Thanksgiving coming up this week and the holidays around the corner you’re probably going to be doing a lot of baking. If you have kids you know they always want to snag that cookie dough. But is it safe? The answer is no.  Everyone thinks it’s from the raw eggs, which it is. But…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who invented YouTube?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who invented YouTube?

YouTube is one of those things that just feels like it’s been around forever. But it’s only been around since it launched in 2005. It’s creators say the original idea was to make it a video online dating site. Then they realized that people wanted to share more videos in their life and it took…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How do they deflate the giant parade balloons?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How do they deflate the giant parade balloons?

This weekend is the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular. We hope to see you there with your signs from the Star float! Every parade has the giant helium balloons, but how do they deflate them after the parade? For the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade it’s done behind the Macy’s store on 7th Avenue through a process that…Continue Reading