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.
I’ve never solved a Rubik’s Cube. I feel like I should make that a goal of mine this fall. Either way, today’s mystery is why did the creator of the Rubik’s Cube choose those six colors? According to an interview with the inventor Rubik Ernõ in 2014 he said he chose to have six colors…Continue Reading
Happy first day of Fall/Autumn! Today’s mystery why does this season have two names? What’s the difference? Either Autumn or fall can be used to describe the season between summer and winter. They both mean the same thing in American and British English. Only difference being that fall is used more often in America and…Continue Reading
Tis the season for pumpkin everything. And also the burning question in everyone’s fall household… are they fruits or veggies? Technically they are considered a FRUIT, which blew my mind. It’s apparently because they are the “edible reproductive body of a seed plant.” Vegetables are the other parts of a plant that don’t have seeds,…Continue Reading
The Big E fair starts today out in Western Mass and goes through October 3rd. Always a great time to eat crazy fried foods, take the kids on rides, and see the Connecticut house! But today’s mystery… what does the “E” stand for? There are a few different theories on this. One being that the…Continue Reading
Anyone who has toddlers knows how important Mac and Cheese is to the weekly family meal prep. Even if you’re an adult, Mac and Cheese probably plays a big part in your life. But when and where did it come from? Who thought of it? It’s more interesting than you think. The person who introduced…Continue Reading
It’s an interesting question right? Are babies born with fingerprints? The answer is actually no. Babies do not develop fingerprints until they are about 3 months old. So if any newborn babies are looking to do something devious and not get caught just make sure it’s within your first 3 months so you can’t get…Continue Reading
Today Apple announced it’s new iPhone 13, making your current iPhone instantly feel old. Like always. Over the next few weeks you’ll probably see a lot of commercials for it. If you look close you’ll see the time on the phone is set at 9:41. Just like every other iPhone commercial ever. But why that…Continue Reading
You probably have more than a few Teddy Bears laying around your house. But where did they get their name? It’s actually really interesting. Teddy bears were named after former president of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt. They were such a huge success that another toy company tried to recreate the magic and buzz with…Continue Reading
With it being September and today being the first day that really feels like apple picking weather I figured we’d dive into some apple mysteries. How long does it actually take an apple to grow before being picked? Standard or full-sized trees can grow up to 30 feet tall which can take six years for…Continue Reading
If you’re a big fan of Wheel of Fortune this thought has definitely entered your mind at some point. What is that wheel made of?! I always thought maybe it was digital? Or just a decal? Not quite. It is an actual giant wheel that has 200 lights, 73 steel pins, and weighs 2,400 pounds!!!…Continue Reading