How Things Got Their Names
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The Origins of All 30 NHL Team Names
Ever wonder what a Canuck is? How about a Blue Jacket? Here's a breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.
How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names
How they got their names, and what they were almost called.
How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Names
We all know that Nike is named after the Greek goddess of victory, and the origin of "Air Jordan" is hardly obscure, but where did some other famous shoes and brands get their names?
How San Francisco's Neighborhoods Got Their Names
The history of San Francisco.
How 15 Scotch Whiskies Got Their Names
Ever wonder how some of Scotland's most famous distilleries got their names? Pour yourself a dram and learn about the origins of your favorite whisky.
How All 50 States Got Their Names
Let's look at each state and discuss the origin of its name.
How Chicago's Neighborhoods Got Their Names
It's often said that "Chicago is a city of neighborhoods." Where do the names for all these neighborhoods come from?
How 15 Iconic American Beers Got Their Names
Some are family names, and some just name themselves.
How 20 Animals Got Their Names
Confusingly, leopard literally means “lion-panther” or “lion-leopard.”
How 10 Pieces of Furniture Got Their Names
Why is your favorite place to relax called a couch?
How All 50 State Capitals Got Their Names
St. Paul was almost named "Pig's Eye," Phoenix was nearly "Pumpkinville," and Topeka is likely the Shawnee word for "wild potato."
How the Neighborhoods of Manhattan Got Their Names
For an island of only 24 square miles, Manhattan sure has a lot of neighborhoods. Many have distinct monikers that might not seem intuitive to the lay-tourist, or even to a lifelong New Yorker.
How 25 of Your Favorite Halloween Candies Got Their Names
Know the etymologies behind all those candies you hand to the superheroes and ghosts who stop by your door.
How 25 London Neighborhoods Got Their Names
Clues to London's history still survive in the names of many of its most famous areas.
12 Hats And How They Got Their Names
Sun hats, floppy hats, baseball caps, bucket hats: It’s easy to guess where the names of these hats come from. But what about fedoras, trilbies, and other headwear we’re donning this days?
The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names
With the Major League Baseball season getting underway, here's the breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.