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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As you shop for gifts and presents for everyone on your list this year maybe this question has crossed your mind… what’s the difference between a gift and a present? Many would say they are one in the same. Which is kind of true. The only subtle difference is that a “gift” can be something…Continue Reading
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
As a love of all things pizza I’m lucky to live right next to the pizza capitol of the world, New Haven. You may have noticed that a lot of the famous places (Pepe’s, Sally’s, Modern) all have “Apizza” on their name which locals know is produced “AH-BEETZ”. But why? In Italy where pizza first…Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
With our Star Food Drive happening today at ShopRite in Milford seemed like a good day to figure out what the difference is between a grocery store and a supermarket. Grocery stores tend to have mainly a focus on food and beverages. While Supermarkets in addition to food and drink typically give a little more…Continue Reading
With the holidays quickly approaching it’s almost time to watch all the Peanuts cartoon specials. One think I never knew was how one of the voices is someone you probably know very well from her music. Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson who was in the Black Eyed Peas and known for her solo career was the voice…Continue Reading