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Autumn harvest word origins | Floss

Thanksgiving was created to celebrate and enjoy all of the fruits and vegetables that were harvested at that time of year. But the autumn harvest does not leave word lovers starving: it also provides a cornucopia of etymological roots. Enjoy the abundance of these seasonal word origins. 1. Artichoke artichoke ultimately comes from Arabic al-harshuf, “The artichoke.” The word and …

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Koosh Ball facts | Floss

Children of the late 1980s and 1990s loved their Koosh balls. They were easy to catch, easy to throw, and didn’t hurt nearly as much as traditional balls when hit by one. Here are some things you might not have known about the weird, wonderful toy. 1. Koosh balls were created because the inventor’s children could not master catching. In …

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The best Stephen King movies and TV shows to stream

If you are a coffee lover, you are likely spending hundreds of dollars (at least) a year fixing your caffeine – if you always go to the local coffee shop, that is. Whether your drink of choice is a latte, americano, or a simple, hot mug of joe, there are plenty of devices that can save you serious dough by …

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10 cool cowboy slang phrases we should bring back

There’s a lot of cowboy culture that appeals to me – riding horses all day – and making a living playing cards. Maybe look for some gold and strike it rich. Another unsung perk of the old west was slang. Much like how people in western cities were a more relaxed, laid back version of their east coast counterparts, cowboy …

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Why do toothpaste tubes have color codes?

If you are a coffee lover, you are likely spending hundreds of dollars (at least) a year fixing your caffeine – if you always go to the local coffee shop, that is. Whether your drink of choice is a latte, americano, or a simple, hot mug of joe, there are plenty of devices that can save you serious dough by …

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Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina LEGO set released

If you are a coffee lover, you are likely spending hundreds of dollars (at least) a year fixing your caffeine – if you always go to the local coffee shop, that is. Whether your drink of choice is a latte, americano, or a simple, hot cup of joe, there are plenty of devices out there that can save you serious …

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Woodpeckers fight and enjoy watching other birds

If you are a coffee lover, you are likely spending hundreds of dollars (at least) a year fixing your caffeine – if you always go to the local coffee shop, that is. Whether your drink of choice is a latte, americano, or a simple, hot cup of joe, there are plenty of devices out there that can save you serious …

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Sign up to win a free Nintendo Switch bundle

If you are a coffee lover, you are likely spending hundreds of dollars (at least) a year fixing your caffeine – if you always go to the local coffee shop, that is. Whether your drink of choice is a latte, americano, or a simple, hot mug of joe, there are plenty of devices that can save you serious dough by …

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