Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Do You Know Why We Say "Heroin" And "Junkies"?

Felix Hoffmann, of the Bayer company in Germany registered the trademark ''heroin'' in 1898 for their morphine product…
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Soap Operas Created for Female Homemakers

The expression soap opera refers to the American daytime television series or radio broadcasts. The term "soap operas"…
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Origin of the Word Dandelion

One traces the origin of this word back to the times when England had French as the official…
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Is Having A Picnic French?

The word 'Picnic' gets its origin in France around late eighteenth century by joining the common form of…
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Mayday - The Origin Of The Term Is French

When an aircraft or vessel was in distress, the radio operator used the term ''Mayday'' to advise other…
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Why Do Some Dutch Cities Have Names Ending With ''Dam''?

The suffix "dam" is added to the name of many Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, etc. The…
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Tennis Gets Its Origin From The ''Game Of The Palm''

The name of the sport ''Tennis'' gets its origin in the ''Game Of The Palm''. Once the game…
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Why Do We Say Spam In Electronic Communications?

Spam is a brand of several canned precooked Spicy Ham made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced…
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