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How Using the Term ‘420’ for Marijuana Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of the Term: 420

How 420 (4/20 or 4:20 – pronounced “four-twenty”) Became Code for Marijuana


420 MEANING:
The term 420 is slang for the use and enjoyment of marijuana. 420 literally means “weed,” “pot,” “it’s time to get high,” “smoke marijuana,” and so on….

September 9, 2018 / by / in
How the Kentucky Derby Got Started

Kentucky Derby History

Known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is an annual Grade 1 stakes horse race held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Considered by many to be the biggest horse event in the world, the race is for three-year-old Thoroughbreds and ran at a distance of one and a quarter miles. …

April 25, 2018 / by / in
How April Fools’ Day Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of April Fools’ Day

The origin of April Fools’ Day has stumped historians for centuries and to this day there is not a definitive answer.  In fact, an article written in 1708 for Britain’s Apollo Magazine asks the same question.

Quit Mucking With The Date

The prevailing idea involves the switch from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, but it is based entirely on conjecture and not evidence….

April 3, 2018 / 2 Comments / by / in
How the Acronym ‘YOLO’ Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of the Acronym: YOLO

What Started the “YOLO” Craze?

The popular phrase used without hesitation in today’s society, “YOLO” or “You Only Live Once” was thought to have been started by rapper Drake in the song “The Motto” in 2011….

March 28, 2018 / by / in
How Hip-Hop Music Got Started

The History and Origins of Hip-Hop Music

Hip-hop music was started in the United States in the 1970s by predominately young African American youth. Although the terms “hip hop” and “rap” are often used interchangeably, they are two separate things. Hip-hop is a genre of music and a subculture that formed during the 1970s in South Bronx, New York when block parties were commonplace….

February 12, 2018 / 1 Comment / by / in
How the Super Bowl Got Started

History of the Super Bowl

Every February Americans gather to celebrate the National Football League’s championship game. Some gather just for the food or the alcohol, while others are genuinely excited to cheer their team to a win (or loss), and others still are simply excited to be a part of the party atmosphere. If you’ve been living under a rock, the game is called the Super Bowl and it’s a big thing. In fact, it is not just a thing, it is THE thing. …

January 26, 2018 / by / in ,
The Pledge of Allegiance and Its Origins

How the American Pledge of Allegiance Got Started

For many of us, school started each day with our right hands over our hearts, reciting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Similar to the Lord’s Prayer, we know the words and we say them, but we don’t necessarily know why….

November 29, 2017 / by / in