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 2:30pm to find out answers to questions you never knew you had.

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What are sparkers made of?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What are sparkers made of?

Sparklers are one of the most fun 4th of July traditions. While they are much milder than a real firework, it’s still fire on a stick so it’s important to be careful and safe when using them. Especially around kids. But what are sparklers actually made of to make them look so cool? A sparkler…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do babies have finger prints?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do babies have finger prints?

I have two kids now and this is one I’ve always wondered. The answer is kind of “yes and no”. Most babies do not have finger prints when they are first born. It’s not until they are about 3-6 months that they start to develop. Around 12-18 months they usually have enough of a print…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How did Seagulls get their name?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How did Seagulls get their name?

Now that it’s summer you’ll be seeing them all the time squawking and trying to steal your fries. Except “Seagull” isn’t actually their name at all! Serious bird experts get very mad when people called them seagulls. Which is really just slang that has been developed over time. In reality there is no such thing…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why did they invent Play-Doh?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why did they invent Play-Doh?

If you have kids you probably know the “Play-Doh trick”. If you want them to have some non-screen time, busting out the tub of Play-Doh is a perfect creative way to kill and hour or so. But it wasn’t originally a toy at all. Play-Doh was first created as a wallpaper cleaner. Which kind of…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do bulls charge at red capes?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do bulls charge at red capes?

You’ve seen this in the running of the bulls in Spain, or at bull riding competitions on TV. The guys waves that red cape and the bull charges towards it. But the bull’s don’t charge because it’s red. It’s not the color at all, bulls are actually colorblind.  They charge because of the way the…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What exactly is a Strawberry Moon?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What exactly is a Strawberry Moon?

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Strawberry Moon this week. It happened last night. But what exactly was it and what does it mean? The easiest way to describe it… it’s when the full super moon’s orbit is closest to the earth. The color isn’t exactly bright red like a Strawberry… it gets it’s…Continue Reading