Infrequently Asked Questions

Criminology

What are 'sand mafias?'

sand

Wellness

Why does hair turn gray?

Hair

Books

Do books have a restrictive rating system?

Cat in a bookstore

Food

Who invented eating utensils?

fork and knife

Food

What's the verdict on eggs and cholesterol?

Eggs

The Arts

What are the origins of the 'LOVE' design?

Stock_Carroll - LOVE Sculpture

Beverages

What's the difference between grape juice and wine?

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Food

What was Philadelphia's first restaurant?

The London Coffee House

Tourism

How does politics affect tourism?

Independence Hall

Wellness

Are naps healthy for my overall sleep patterns?

napping

Economics

What's the economic impact of the Super Bowl on team cities?

Jeffrey Lurie

Wellness

Does Vitamin C actually fight a cold?

Hospitality

What are the origins of tipping culture?

Carroll - Outside Dining in Center City

Medicine

Is there a difference between generic and name-brand ibuprofen?

Drugs

Business

Should I care about Bitcoin?

Bitcoin

Beverage

Why don't alcoholic drinks have a nutrition label?

Wellness

Should I really stick to the 2,000-calories-per-day diet?

Food

Why is gingerbread such a popular holiday flavor?

Lifestyle

Why do we mark graves with stone?

Food

What are the origins of the deviled egg?

Psychology

Does sports betting hurt traditional 'fandom?'

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Wellness

Am I harming my airways by running outside in the cold?

Science

Why are wildfires concentrated in the west?

Wellness

Why do hangovers get worse with age?

Business

Do you annoy your customers by posting too much?

Technology

Why are file sizes only getting bigger, not smaller?

Food

Are some apple varieties better for you than others?

Technology

What's the difference between .com, .net and others?

Food

What is a locavore?

Wellness

Why isn't hand sanitizer more widely used?

Pumpkins

How much of the pumpkin craze is just marketing?

Wellness

Why do we need fiber?

Business

Do we spend more money when weather's bad?

Theater

What is Philly's first theater?

Economics

Why do gas prices vary by state?

Wellness

Can you really go blind by staring at the sun?

Coffee

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does 'nitro' coffee work?

Hair

Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the barber pole?

History

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the dime smaller than other coins?

Lifestyle

Infrequently Asked Questions: Is one exercise type better than another for our overall health?

Relationships

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do long-time couples start to look like each other?

Pets

Infrequently Asked Questions: What determines a cat's coat?

Calico

Design

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why did cars switch to a curved design?

Food

Infrequently Asked Questions: What does 'gourmet' mean?

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between club soda, seltzer and all the rest?

Advertising

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do we still need snail mail?