Infrequently Asked Questions

Design

What are 'battle royale' games?

Call of Duty

Sports

How do professional athletes get their health insurance?

Stock_Carroll - Independence Blue Cross Insurance Card

Style

What's the origin of the high heel?

high heels

Tourism

Is Philly really a great city for tourists?

Stock_Carroll - Camden and Philadelphia Skyline

Computers

Why do people cover their laptop cameras with paper?

laptop

Milk

What's the difference between the milk types?

milk

Gardening

How do air plants survive?

air plant

Baking

Do hotels have a history with baking?

Pastry chef

Business

How does HBO afford its shows?

Westworld

Food

Are small brands overtaking big ones?

Carroll - Whole Foods Market Philadelphia Art Museum Parkway

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?