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.

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is the Twitter logo a bird?

Every time I open Twitter I wonder why the logo is that little bird. It even has a name too! The bird’s name in the logo is “Larry”. Which is named after the famous basketball player… Larry Bird who played for the Boston Celtics.  The reason behind it is that co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone, grew…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can Bird Poop Ruin Your Car Paint?

It’s happened to all of us. You walk out to get in your car and see that giant white spot. A bird pooped on your car. But can it actually damage your car? Turns out, yes. It can. The bird poop itself, depending on how much, can ruin your car paint. The uric acid can cause…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do some ketchup packets say “Fancy” on them?

If you haven’t heard yet, there is a ketchup shortage in the country. A lot of restaurants, including many here in Connecticut, are having problems ordering takeout packets and bottles of ketchup lately. Today’s mystery involves those little ketchup packets that say “Fancy” on them. What makes it fancy? It is a USDA grade, relating to…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do crackers have holes in them?

Believe it or not the little holes you see in crackers do serve a purpose. they are called docking holes. They are what stops the dough from expanding into bubbles during the baking process. There is a machine called a “docker” that pricks the holes in the dough and allows the air to escape so…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is money made of?

Any time you’ve handled money in bill form you’ve probably wondered what material the bill is made of. Most people assume it’s paper. Which is not the case. US banknotes are actually 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen. Which makes sense why if money in your pocket goes through the wash in your pocket…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why does Heinz Ketchup have a 57 on the bottle?

Anytime you’ve squirted some ketchup on your fries or burger at a restaurant you’ve probably wondered what the “57” on the Heinz bottle stands for.  It’s such a random number to use. The 57 represents the varieties of pickle the company once had and sold. 57 different kinds! BONUS TIP: You may have heard this…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do we call them “Killer Whales”?

Seems like an obvious answer right? But there is somewhat of a story behind why we call Orca’s “Killer Whales”. Orcas were given the name ‘killer whale’ by ancient sailors’ back in the day who would see groups of orcas hunting and preying on larger whale species while they were sailing the ocean. Then the…Continue Reading