MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How Does Febreze Work?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How Does Febreze Work?

Funky smells are everywhere around us, from rough body odor to whatever your pet might’ve gotten into & tracked into your house. And rather than wait for the smell to fade on its own, some people reach for products like Febreze to neutralize the odors. But does that actually get rid of the smell, or…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Your Steering Wheel Feels Sticky

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Your Steering Wheel Feels Sticky

Leaving work, you might not have paid too much attention to your usual routine: you sit down in your car, turn on the radio to WFRE, adjust the AC, drop your wallet into that aggravating space between the seat & the center console, curse, dig out your wallet, then prepare to drive off. One thing…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Debunking Beer Myths On International Beer Day

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Debunking Beer Myths On International Beer Day

For International Beer Day (8/05/22), let’s celebrate by debunking four of the biggest myths about beer: 1.  Drinking a lot of beer gives you a beer belly. Beer on its own doesn’t cause a belly.  It’s a combination of too many calories in general & a sedentary lifestyle.  2.  Dark beers are stronger than light…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Does Butter Really Need To Be Refrigerated?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Does Butter Really Need To Be Refrigerated?

My ex-wife’s uncle always left his butter out on the kitchen table. I never understood that! (He also left his mayonnaise out on the table, too, but…well, one issue at a time.) The butter on the table always bothered me because…well, room temperature butter would be kind of risky, health-wise, right? I mean, shouldn’t butter…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s The Difference Between Black Pepper & White Pepper?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s The Difference Between Black Pepper & White Pepper?

Black pepper can be found on just about every table in both homes & restaurants…but did you know that that pepper shaker is hiding a secret? What we call “pepper” isn’t actually from a pepper, nor is it actually black (at least, not in its natural state). And that’s just black pepper. Could the same…

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…

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…

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…

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…