Tag Archives: Andy Webb

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is Monkeypox?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is Monkeypox?

Europe is dealing with a monkeypox outbreak right now, and a handful of cases have popped up here in the US. The spread of monkeypox is all over the news right now, but just what is monkeypox? Here’s what you need to know. 1.  What is monkeypox?  It’s related to smallpox, which was eradicated worldwide…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is The White House White?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is The White House White?

The most famous house in the country, the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in DC, is know for pristine white color (or lack thereof). Why is the White House white? Our 1st President, George Washington, picked the site for the White House in 1791, the construction began in 1792 and, by the time Washington had…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Fire Trucks Red?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Fire Trucks Red?

A fire truck blazing down the road can create a ton of anxiety for anyone, as well as a ton of questions: “Where’s the fire?”, “Is it someone or somewhere I know,” and my main question, “why are fire trucks red?” Seriously, why ARE fire trucks red? Sure, red is an eye-catching color, but let’s…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Fast-Talking Auctioneers

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Fast-Talking Auctioneers

If you’ve ever been to an auction, or have ever seen one in a movie or on TV, then you know auctioneers – those fast-talking speakers who guide the whole sale process – really seem like they have somewhere else to be. They’re always in a hurry, right? They always talk blazingly fast. Why is…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Your Nose Runs When You Cry

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Your Nose Runs When You Cry

This weekend, my wife & I watched a movie that had a pretty sad-yet-heartwarming ending. And it wasn’t just the tears that were flowing at that ending, but also…well…nasal fluids, too. (Sorry, not trying to be gross. But it happens to all of us.) They seem to be two different systems, right? But are they…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s The Human Body’s Smallest Bone?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s The Human Body’s Smallest Bone?

We humans are basically just a pile of bones filled with gooey bits & tied together in a skin sack. But it’s good to know what goes into making us humans the creatures that we are. So, when someone asked me this question the other day I thought, “Now that’s something everyone should know”. The…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Difference Between Stock & Broth

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Difference Between Stock & Broth

Whenever you need to make a soup or stew, what do you go with: broth or stock? What even is the difference between stock & broth? Well, if you’re like me & you’ve thought stock & broth were pretty much interchangeable…we’re all technically wrong. Both broth & stock are made from meat-and-veggie simmered water to…Read More