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Origins: Green Eggs and Ham was Written on a Bet

Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss‘ editor, bet him that he couldn’t write a book using 50 words or less. “The Cat in the Hat” was simple...

Origins: The Birth of Pac-Man

Pac-Man was developed primarily by a young Namco employee named Tōru Iwatani in 1979. On May 22, 1980,  the first Pac-Man machine was installed  in a movie theater...

Origins: Mother’s Day

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these have histories can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and...

Origins: Break a Leg

“Break a leg” is a well-known expression in theatre which means “good luck.” It is typically said to actors and musicians before a performance....

Origins: PEZ Candy

PEZ candy was invented in 1927 as a breath mint in Vienna, Austria by Eduard Haas III.  The name PEZ comes from the German...

Origins: Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

There is some disagreement on the origins of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs.  Some claim that the original Easter eggs are Pagan symbols...

Earth Day

Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Co-ordinated by environmental activist Denis Hayes,  20...