There is Something Fishy about April Fool's Day

April 1st, 2018

There is Something Fishy about April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is a thing but why? Pat and Eric did some research to find out and they came up with some interesting stuff. This story has paper fish, calendar confusion, mythology (of course), and a major religious figure’s circumcision.

February 5th, 2018

One Horn and No Corn – The Unicorn Story

One Horn and No Corn – The Unicorn Story Pat and Eric were asked “Why are they called unicorns? Where does the corn come into play? Shouldn’t they be called unihorns?” They answer this question and tell the story of how unicorns came to be.  

January 24th, 2018

Foosball Tomfoolery and Soccer’s Etymology

Foosball Tomfoolery and Soccer’s Etymology Pat and Eric take a listener question from Brock in Cincinnati about foosball, specifically why did tabletop soccer get that name here in the United States. In the process of answering that question they dug into the word soccer as well, it seemed equally weird that we use that name [Read More…]

December 18th, 2017

If Oct Means 8 Why is October Month Number 10?

If Oct Means 8 Why is October Month Number 10? So we all know an octopus has 8 legs, an octagon has 8 sides so by that logic October should be month number 8… but it isn’t.  In this episode, Pat and Eric explain why and they discover a whole host of other screwy things about [Read More…]

June 24th, 2017

Why Haven’t We Gone Back to the Moon? ( 👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🎙🌎🚀🌔❓)

Why Haven’t We Gone Back to the Moon? ( 👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻🎙🌎🚀🌔❓) If you are like Pat you may have wondered why we haven’t gone back to the moon, or you may be surprised to find out that we haven’t been to the moon in over 40 years.  Either way, this is the episode for you.  We [Read More…]

April 1st, 2017

Three strikes and you’re out, Baseball gets weird

Three strikes and you’re out, Baseball gets weird Have you ever wondered why baseball doesn’t use a time clock. Why are there nine innings? Why are there three strikes and four balls? Why are there three bases and a home plate? Why is the pitcher called a pitcher… not a thrower? Rest easy, Pat and [Read More…]

February 10th, 2017

Like a Virgin… The Olive Oil Episode

Like a Virgin… The Olive Oil Episode No… this is not about Popeye’s girlfriend. This started as a legitimate “but daddy why” question from Eric’s son. He wanted to know why virgin olive oil is called “virgin.” Pat and Eric couldn’t resist… after all this is the But Daddy Why podcast… so here is more [Read More…]