We know you’ve always wondered these things. They pop into your mind while you’re doing homework, or you’ve been nagging at it all day. Whatever it is, they’re finally being answered.
1. How did hot dogs get their weird name?
The immigrants of America brought sausages and dachshunds to their new continent. These German dogs were long and thin and became like a joke. The Germans called the frankfurter dachshund or little dog. That is probably where the word dog in hot dog came from.
- Who invented the fidget spinner?
Scott McCoskery invented the fidget spinner. Why? Scott invented the spinner to help him focus during his conference calls and meetings. The spinner was originally invented to help kids with learning disabilities like autism or ADHD. In spring 2017, fidget spinners became extremely popular. Wherever you went, you would see a kid with one. Remember that?
- Why can’t penguins fly?
Penguins certainly are birds, but they cannot fly. They are one of the few birds who can’t soar. Why? It’s because they don’t have wings. They actually have short flippers meant for swimming, although they do look like wings. But if they can’t fly, then why are they considered birds? This is because, although they are unable to fly, they have other common traits shared among birds, like the ability to lay eggs, have feathers, and are warm-blooded. There you have it. Penguins can’t fly.
- Is a thumb a finger or not?
We have five digits on our hand, not five fingers. We have four fingers, and although thumbs and fingers have common characteristics, they are many big differences between fingers and thumbs, although they all share the same traits as a “digit” (thumbs, fingers and toes can be referred to as a digit). One of the big differences is that thumbs only have one joint, and each finger has two. There are many other differences, too.
- Who invented Fortnite?
Darren Sugg invented Fortnite in 2011. When it first started, it wasn’t nearly as big as it is today. Since 2011, Fortnite as had countless updates and features added to make it popular today!
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