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.
We all grew up going to a Chuck E. Cheese for a birthday party, having that delicious glistening cheese pizza and watching an animatronic animal band play live. But today’s mystery… what does the “E” in the name stand for? As you probably guessed the name of the mascot mouse in the logo is “Cheese”…Continue Reading
It’s summertime which means it’s also feeding season for mosquitos. But what makes a mosquito want to bit us humans anyway? There are a few interesting factors that attract these summer pain in the neck’s to certain people. First is that mosquitoes like biting people with type O blood more than any other blood type. …Continue Reading
This might be the most terrifying answer I’ve ever researched. Not only are alligators scary enough as it is while they are crawling around in swaps… they can actually climb too!? Even though they have short limbs they are still able to climb up a tree. The just need the tree to be on enough…Continue Reading
You’ve seen it a million times when you’re watching NBC. The colorful peacock logo. But what made them pick that? Such a random choice for a TV Network. Back in 1956 NBC created its peacock logo because peacocks are multicolored. RCA who owned NBC at the time did this as a sneaky marketing move hoping…Continue Reading
Everyone’s favorite hot dog eating holiday is upon us. As you get ready to eat your weight in tubed meat let’s ponder this hot dog mystery shall we? How many hot dogs will America eat this 4th of July? According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC), (yes, that’s a real organization come…Continue Reading
This one is a simple trip down chemistry class memory lane! The colors in fireworks are created by the use of metal salts. The metal salt compounds produce intense colors when they are burned, which is what makes them perfect for pretty fireworks. There are a few other things in there too that make them…Continue Reading
With fourth of July weekend coming up you might be spending time away on the water. Either a lake house or pond adventure. But what is the difference between the two? A lot of it has to do with the depth of the water. Ponds and lakes are both inland bodies of freshwater that contain…Continue Reading
We drink it every day. Sometimes multiple times a day. But where do we get all the coffee from here in the U.S.? Funny enough, only two states actually produce coffee here in America. Hawaii and California. Which makes sense since you see a lot of Hawaiian and Californian blends. Otherwise, almost 90% of the…Continue Reading
We’ve all heard it or said it over the years… “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But how true is that really? Pretty true actually. Eating an apple each day can help keep you away from negative doctor visits at least. Apples have been known to reduce levels of bad cholesterol to keep…Continue Reading
I’ve always though my whole life pepperoni was an Italian food… it’s actually not! WHAAAAAT?! Pepperoni is in fact an American food. Mind blown. In Italian, the word “peperoni” with one “P” is the word for bell peppers and there’s no salami type item named “pepperoni” with two “P’s” that is commonly used as a…Continue Reading