Tag Archives: interest-names

  1. Are These Foods Fruits, Vegetables, Or Berries?

    How can we know what is a fruit? A vegetable? A berry? A nut? Doesn't it seem like it's always changing? Why is it so confusing?
  2. How Authors Named Their Famous Characters

    What’s in a name? A lot, apparently! It’s no secret that writers agonize over what to name their characters. It’s for good reason: a name can make or break how audiences remember a character. It has the potential to be truly iconic. Many authors can’t even begin to write until they’ve given each and every person in their book a name. So how does one …

  3. Why Do Names Have So Much Meaning?

    The names that we’re given and the names that we give ourselves are pretty darn important. Why do names have so much meaning?
  4. What Are The Different Names For Our Moon?

  5. Can You Name These Forgotten Body Parts?

    Did you know that every part of our body has a name? And we aren't just talking about elbows and toes. Can you name these small, sometimes forgotten, body parts?
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    Where Your Favorite Halloween Candy Got Its Name

    Whether you love chocolate or hard candies, we all have our favorites. But, have you ever thought about what the name on your favorite candy wrapper means? Here’s the history behind the names of a few popular confections. Snickers Believe it or not, one of the most beloved candy bars is named after a horse. The Mars family named the candy bar Snickers in memory of …

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    The Proud Origins Of College Mascot Names

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    How Our National Parks Got Their Majestic Names

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    Why Is Planet Mars Named “Mars”?

    Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, is our neighbor, and it has long captivated the human mind and spirit. Think of Martians, a go-to word for extraterrestrial life since science-fiction imagined inhabitants there in the late 19th century. But, how did Mars it get its name? Who is the mythological Mars? The planet Mars is named after the Roman god of war, Mars, considered …

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    8 Music Festival Names That Rock

    Like their spiritual forerunner Woodstock, these multi-day blowouts are known for three things: loud music, scant clothing, and names as catchy as a classic rock hook. Here are eight of the biggest festivals and a bit of history behind their lyrical appellations.