Ask Rachel

Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
11/07/2019

Interesting fact: Cranberry sauce wasn’t sold until 1912, and not on the mass market until the ’40s. More proof Thanksgiving is a sham!

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
10/31/2019

Interesting fact: Halloween has its roots in an ancient holiday whose origins remain shrouded in cobwebs and mist. The hollow weenie jokes, however, originated as late as the 20th century.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
10/24/2019

Interesting fact: Hermit crabs often have symbiotic relationships with such creatures as anemones. However, this week’s hermits don’t seem to need such companionship.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
10/17/2019

Interesting fact: The original patent for the toilet paper roll indeed shows it unspooling from the top, you monsters.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
10/10/2019

Interesting fact: For all the differences in ingredients and styles and methods, the true distinguishing factor between muffins and cupcakes is frosting. Diehards out there swear a cupcake always has frosting. So what does that make a naked cupcake, hmm?

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
10/03/2019

Interesting fact: I googled Interesting Facts about football telephones, and I learned instead (through that People Also Ask feature) that people also ask, “Were there phones in the ’80s?” and now I pretty much want to quit everything.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
09/26/2019

Interesting fact: Beyonce? is a contemporary pop culture reference for me, but her first solo album, “Dangerously in Love,” came out when Greta Thunberg (she who is now changing the world) was merely 5 months old.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
09/19/2019

Interesting fact: Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president in U.S. history. So really, we haven’t had 45 presidents. We’ve had 44, and the entire American democratic experiment is a sham, and don’t say you never learned nothing in the DT.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
09/12/2019

Interesting fact: People like to blame Millennials for the demise of everything, but in my experience, boomers and X-ers are somehow way worse about both a) not leaving voicemails, and b) not leaving voicemails less than 3 minutes long.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
09/05/2019

Interesting fact: I read up on what defines kosher food, thinking I could have a concise, enlightening interesting fact for y’all. I was wrong, and now I need a nap.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
08/29/2019

Interesting fact: Prices fluctuate, but the typical aluminum can might net you 1.7 cents wherever scrap is bought. Buy 100 Cokes, get the next one free!

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
08/22/2019

Interesting fact: The University of Michigan has spoofed their rival school by pretending they’re trademarking OF. And people say academia is boring.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
08/15/2019

Interesting fact: It’s technically illegal to deposit cans from one state in another state, even if the latter state has better refund rates, and even if they tried it in “Seinfeld.”

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
08/08/2019

Interesting fact: I thought that Mark Twain got erroneously credited with all kinds of wrong quotes, until I read where he said that the majority of misattributions actually go to Winston Churchill.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
08/01/2019

Interesting fact: The title of A Clockwork Orange apparently came from an offhanded Cockney expression overheard in a pub. It’s also likely full of metaphor and symbolism. But this isn’t that kind of paper.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
07/25/2019

Interesting fact: I was looking up facts about Beyonce? in Austin Powers, when I discovered that Mr. Bigglesworth’s real name is Ted Nude-Gent. Why keep searching from there?

Read More
Ask Rachel
07/18/2019

Interesting fact: Apparently, those gas station TVs actually do have mute buttons. They’re just not labeled. So go crazy pushing your options, kids. If you accidentally take out a whole screen, I’ll give you a nickel

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
07/11/2019

Interesting fact: Three states away from Colorado also gets you to: Washington, Saskatchewan, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Durango – the Mexican one.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
07/04/2019

Interesting fact: Other North and South Americans get irked that we call ourselves “Americans,” like we United Statespeople have some exclusive right to the term. Guess what, world? We have no other natural terms for ourselves. At least not polite ones.

Read More
Ask Rachel
Ask Rachel
06/27/2019

Interesting fact: Forget fact-checking for veracity. Did you know there is no service for checking facts for intrigue and interest? I wield all the power here.

Read More