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.
Summer is officially here and I hope you’re using the correct SPF sunscreen. But what does SPF stand for? And how do they come up with the number? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and the number beside it tell you how well the sunscreen protects your skin against sunburn. But there is a very specific formula they…Continue Reading
This doesn’t make any sense in my head but science proves it to be true. Hot water does in fact freeze faster than cold water. Here’s why… It’s something called the Mpemba Effect. The theory behind it is that the molecules in hot water are more stretched out, which allows them to release energy faster…Continue Reading
There is a common myth about goldfish that their memory is only a span of about three seconds. If you’ve seen Finding Nemo or Finding Dory you’re very familiar with his theory. But this is not exactly true according to some scientists. It was been proven that a goldfish’s memory is nowhere near as short…Continue Reading
Pirates do a lot of wacky things. But one staple of every pirate it seems is wearing lots of jewelry. Especially earrings. Why is that? A few reasons actually. First, is that back in the day lots of sailors and pirates collected trinkets from their travels which they made into earrings to show off how…Continue Reading
Even though it’s been feeling like summer lately, summer officially starts this Sunday at 11:32pm. In the next few months you might hear the term “dog days of summer” pretty often. But what does it actually mean? The phrase “dog days of summer” comes from astronomy. Sirius which is the “Dog Star”, rises in late…Continue Reading
We all love to eat delicious lobsters… but what do THEY eat? Themselves! Yup, that’s right. Lobsters are cannibals. When they’re hungry and looking for food, they’ll happily eat another lobster without even thinking twice about it. Which I totally get. I mean, have you ever had a warm drawn butter lobster roll here in…Continue Reading
I went on The Anna and Raven Show this morning to teach them about golf terms they should know for the big Star 99.9 Maritime Chevrolet Anna and Raven Open coming up July 16th. (sign up to play here) They asked me why golfers tell “FORE!” all the time. If you golf you know that…Continue Reading
You probably used to stare at it every day when you got to work. That default desktop photo on Windows XP. You know the one… with the sky and grass. But where was the actual photo taken? The famous photo is from Napa Valley, California. The funny part is that only looks like it does…Continue Reading
You’ve probably played with it as a kid or cleaned it up after your kids used it… Silly String. It’s such an odd product but people love it. Who was it created by and why? It’s a funny story actually… It happened back in the 1970s when a chemist was trying to invent an instant…Continue Reading
Summer is here, we are in the middle of an early June heat wave and people want to air it all out and let their toes fly in the car. But is it illegal? In most states in the country the answer is no. You will not be fined as a driver for letting your…Continue Reading