The reason Sherlock Holmes adaptations portray him as cold and unemotional is because later stories where he has empathy and warmth are owned by the Conan Doyle Estate. They will sue if a depiction of Holmes uses character traits that they own the rights to. intellectualpropertymagaz…
In her nearly 70 year reign, the Queen has visited 116 countries in the world, but Greece is not one of them, despite her husband been born there. The reason is believed to be that Philip hates his birth country, because of how they treated his family over the years bbc.com/news/magazine-179…
During WW2, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight. veterans.gc.ca/eng/rememb…
It's believed that Johnny Appleseed's apples were not edible. and the reason that he was welcomed in every cabin in Ohio and Indiana is that he brought with him the gift of apple cider alcohol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Maude Flanders (from the Simpsons) was killed in the Season 11 episode titled, "Alone again, Natura-Diddily". The reason she was killed off was due to a dispute between Fox and Maggie Roswell (the voice of Maude Flanders) about a pay rise. Fox refused, and Maggie quit, so Maude was killed off. screenrant.com/simpsons-m…
Australia actually sells sand to Saudi Arabia. The reason being is that the type of sand used to make concrete is different than the sand in Saudi Arabia (and other countries in the region), so for Dubai to build the Burj Kalifa they had to import the sand to make the concrete to build it. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
One of the reasons the highest rank in the US army is "General of the Army" instead of Field Marshall (as in other countries) was to avoid insulting Gen. George Marshall by calling him Field Marshal Marshall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Musician Gram Parsons wanted his body cremated and scattered at Joshua Tree, but his family arranged for him to be buried in Louisiana for financial reasons. His friends, drunk and assisted by an unwitting police officer, stole his body from the airport and burned the casket themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The reason that most pencils are colored yellow is because during the 19th century, the best graphite available came from China, and yellow is a royal color in that country, so that color was used to indicate their high quality and their connection with China southernliving.com/news/w…
The reason why it hurts to eat pineapple is because it contains the enzyme bromlain which digests protein, and it can be prevented by grilling the fruit. myrecipes.com/extracrispy…
I learned that part of the reason kids like to spin, roll, and swing is that it stimulates and develops the proprioceptive system, which influences coordination, spatial, and body awareness, and also helps calm them down. mamaot.com/why-do-some-ki…
The reason that ranchers keep a donkey with their herd animals is that if they see a threat like a coyote, the donkeys will kick the living shit out of them to protect the herd. wideopenspaces.com/buck-d…
The reason backseat windows in cars don't roll all the way down is not in fact for child safety, but because there isn't room in the car door to fit the full window due to the wheel well. autotrader.com/car-news/h…
Cassowary is the world's Most dangerous bird, The reason is that this exotic bird can seriously injure or kill a human or dog in an instant with its deadly claws. animals.howstuffworks.com…
After the horrific murder, beheading, and cannibalization of a Greyhound passenger in 2008 the company had to pull their advertising campaign which extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel and stated, "There's a reason you've never heard of bus rage". cbsnews.com/news/bus-rage…
Poland's official reason for not participating in the crusades was that there was no beer or mead in the Holy Land self.gutenberg.org/articl…
The reason one cannot drive straight from North America down to South America is one 100km stretch of extremely difficult, dangerous and environmentally sensitive terrain called the Darien Gap in Central America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The reason it's called "the birds and the bees" is because it's a metaphor for naturally-occuring events. The "bees" part comes from bees depositing the flowers (a reference to fertilization), and the "birds" part comes from female birds laying eggs (a reference to ovulation). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Michael Jordan had a clause in his contract called β€œFor the Love of the Game” that allowed him to play basketball anytime, anywhere, for any reason. si.com/nba/2015/08/25/nba…
How extreme isolation warps the mind ["in darkness most people eventually adjust to a 48-hour cycle: 36 hours of activity followed by 12 hours of sleep. The reasons are still unclear."] bbc.com/future/story/2014…
The reason Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is non-unionized is that their workers have voted on union membership twice, but rejected it both times. timesfreepress.com/news/b…
The reason artificial sweeteners like sucralose taste horribly bitter to some people is a direct result of their genes. Said cause their taste receptors to develop in such a way that said sweeteners can bond to both sweet and bitter receptors. Sugar can only bind to sweet. news.psu.edu/story/284556…
Necrogamy (posthumous marriage) is legal in France. The living partner must send the President a request, have a serious reason, prove the couple were planning to marry, and get approval from the family of the deceased. At the ceremony, the living partner stands next to a picture of their fiancΓ© en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Bill Nye's family has a history of a neurological disorder called ataxia and the reason he decided not to have kids was to avoid passing down the condition to them. arstechnica.com/gaming/20…
The reason why the clutch, brake, and accelerator are in the same order in modern cars is because the British government needed civilian cars to be standardized in case they had to be commandeered and driven by soldiers during WW1 youtube.com/watch?v=W6Wvi…
The reason so many African flags have green, yellow and red is because of the Ethiopian flag; as one of the few independent African nations during the colonial period, the new countries of Africa looked to them for inspiration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Pooping is really the only reason for a sloth to ever leave its tree, and it's the only time they have to stand upright. They only poop once a week, and can lose up to one-third of their body weight by pooping. animals.howstuffworks.com…
The reason Mark Hamill looks different in β€˜Empire’ and β€˜Return’ is because had a car accident after filming β€œA New Hope” and needed cartilage from his ear to rebuild his nose. insider.com/the-empire-st…
Roger Ebert, Weird Al Yankovic, Jerry Seinfeld, Terry Gillam, and Dave Gibbons (the author of Watchmen), among others, all give credit to MAD Magazine for the reason they're in their respective careers and for being one of the largest influences on them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
HTTP error code 451 = "Unavailable For Legal Reasons". Displayed when the user requests an resource which cannot be served a web page that is censored by a government. The number 451 is a reference to Ray Bradbury's 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, in which books are outlawed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTT…
Today I learned of Lydia Fairchild a mother from Washington State who's accused of fraud & kidnapping her own children. During application for government assistance, DNA test shows she has no connection to her kids. It turned out she has chimerism, she has 2 sets of DNA, the reason for the maternal test anomaly lifedaily.com/story/mothe…
Flea circuses used actual fleas, and one reason they died out is because human hygiene improved so circuses ran out of performers. bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
Poison Ivy doesn't actually spread when scratched and is not contagious. The reason it creates the illusion of doing so is because different parts of the body absorb the oil at different speeds. healthline.com/health/is-…
For 5000 years, Europeans built huge magnificent cities, and lived in them, just to burn them to the ground every 75 years. People in current-day Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the area, intentionally set their settlements on fire between 7000-2000 BC, for reasons still being researched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
The reason purple was so highly valued in the ancient world for centuries, is because the only known dye was extracted from a very rare type of sea snail. In fact, there was only one place in the world it was harvested; the Phoenician city of Tyre. history.com/news/why-is-p…
Part of the reason we sigh is because the alveoli in the lungs collapse with disuse, and a sigh pops them back open by taking in more air. Humans average about 12 sighs an hour, and without them our lungs would fail. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Your nose only breathes using one nostril at a time, and that the nostril in use switches every few hours. This "nasal cycle" is dictated by the same system that regulates heart rate and other unconscious bodily functions and is the reason why only one nostril gets stuffy at a time. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
When Henry Ford doubled the pay of his auto workers from $2.50 per day to $5, he didn't do it for altruistic reasons. His factory had one of the highest turnover rates (due to danger of the assembly line and tedium of the work). After the raises, it dropped to the lowest. wsws.org/en/articles/2014…
Winona Ryder was supposed to play the role of Mary Corleone in The Godfather Part III, but was replaced last minute with Sofia Coppola because of becoming sick a week before filming. Critics panned Coppola's performance, and it was a major reason that the movie tanked at the box office. ew.com/article/1991/01/25…
During World War 2, over 120 000 Japanese Americans were held in concentration camps around America, most without any reason except their race. It wasn't publicly acknowledged as a human rights violation by the US government until four decades later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
One of the main reasons Haiti is such a poor country. After fighting and winning their independence from France, they were given an ultimatum; They either had to pay France $21 Billion dollars in reparations, or come under attack by the heavily armed warships France had dispatched. theconversation.com/when-…
Part of the reason that mummies are so rare is because we ate them. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Bulls are colorblind, and can't see the color red, it is the movement that angers them during matador fights. The reason behind the color red is so that the blood spilled is less visible. businessinsider.com/why-b…
The reason allied forces had nets on their helmets during WW2 was to reduce the helmets β€˜shine’ and it would also allow soldiers to place bits of foliage to increase their camouflage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_…
The Soviet Union created one of the few GEV's (Ground Effect Vehicle), called the Ekranoplan, that was actually meant to be used for military reasons until it sank to the bottom of the Caspian Sea. youtube.com/watch?v=pHNit…
The reason why bus seats looked ugly is to hide stains and graffiti. bbc.com/autos/story/20160…
The reason drinking is so prevalent on Saint Patrick's Day is because St. Patrick died during lent and to celebrate his life properly, restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
One of the main reasons you aren't supposed to eat after the dentist is because the lack of pain from numbness can cause you to bite parts of your mouth off, like lips or tongue. texaspediatricdentistry.c…
Today I learned about the Crooked Forest (Krzywy Las) in Poland, a forest of pine trees that bend sharply to the North before returning upright after 3ft of growth, thus resembling fish hooks. No exact reason has been found for their shape as yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Bees can produce coloured β€œhoney”. Beekeepers in northeastern France noticed that their bees were producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The reason turned out to be that the bees had been eating remnants of M&M candy shells from a nearby factory. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Sea Otters are the reason kelp forests exist off the coast of California seaotters.com/2013/05/why…
The reason eggs are refrigerated in the US, unlike most of the world, is because eggs are washed which removes the natural barrier for bacteria. organicvalley.coop/blog/w…
In 2015, Croatian Sara Grkovic tried to kill her identical twin Dajana. Jealousy was the reason, Sara was in love with a man but after serious thought the guy wanted to settle with Dajana. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
The reason Canadian Club whisky has "Canadian" in its name is because American competitors petitioned for this addition. However, it didn't hinder the beverage's popularity - in fact, after the renaming Canadian Club became more popular. canadianaconnection.com/2…
One of the reasons why Northern Cheyenne reservation traditionalists oppose coal mining on the reservation is that the 1700s Cheyenne mystic Sweet Medicine prophecized that mining the "black rock" would change the tribe forever. dailyyonder.com/black-roc…
The reason why Amish grow beards but shave their mustaches is to represent their pacifism. The Amish associate mustaches with the military and thus they shave their mustaches to show they would never serve in warfare. The Amish who did serve did so in the Civilian Service Corps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami…
The reason Jet skis spray water out the back is for two reason, one to cool down the motor so I doesn’t overheat and two so it can be seen by other boats if it is crowded and or if they are to far away to make out what the item is! woodyswatersports.com/blo…
That, even after injecting yourself with epinephrine or receiving it from an ambulance in response to an anaphylactic attack, it's still advisable to visit the ER. 20% of the time, patients may need a second injection or other interventions because the first (for whatever reason) has failed. youtube.com/watch?v=ghGNT…
The reason why the top trim Toyota Tundra is named 1794 Edition is because the ranch that used to be on the land Toyota's Texan factory occupies was founded in 1794. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Today I learned about Pan Am Flight 708, a cargo flight that crashed near Berlin in what was then East Germany. The plane flew into the ground killing everyone aboard. The reason is unknown to this day, as Soviet officials never returned the flight data and cockpit voice recorders and navigation equipment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Pinball was removed from Windows Vista because the game had issues being ported to 64-bit. It had nothing to due with copyright or legal reasons devblogs.microsoft.com/ol…
Sweat itself is odorless, but body odor can be the result when skin bacteria break down the acids in the sweat, with the bacteria waste being the reason for the smell my.clevelandclinic.org/he…
Mussolini beleived pasta was the reason for many problems in the italian society and pushed for rice based food like risotto.He had support from artists of Italian Futurism, who claimed that pasta made people weak and lazy. contemporaryfoodlab.com/h…
For unknown reasons, people who smoke and people who are taking oral contraceptives, are less likely to develop canker sores. merckmanuals.com/home/mou…
The reason some people get sick when they read in the car is because your ear and your eyes disagree about whether or not you're moving. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
One of the reasons achieving happiness is so difficult for humans is something called "prevalence-induced concept change" β€” when your life improves so much that bad experiences start to decrease, your brain automatically makes other 'less bad' experiences seem worse than it would before. cbc.ca/life/wellness/why-…
The reason the New York Mets still pay Bobby Bonilla $1.19 Million every year on July 1st is related to the Bernie Madoff Investment Scandal. marketwatch.com/story/the…
The reason The Beatles' rooftop concert wasn't played in a normal venue is that they didn't want to have to transport all their equipment, so they just played at Apple Corps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The reason why the Small Faces had "Small" in their name was that they all were below 5'5" tall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Today I learned of Amsterdam Time, UTC +00:20 and used from 1909 until the Nazis invaded in 1940. That made the Netherlands 20 minutes ahead of London. The reason for this offset was that it was centered on the mean solar time of the tower of the Westerkerk Church in Amsterdam and not on Greenwich Mean Time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC…
Today I learned that Soccer was actually coined and originally used by the English for over a century and they are the reason that Americans call Football Soccer today. time.com/5335799/soccer-w…
The reason images in mirrors appear flipped left to right and not top to bottom is that they're actually flipped front to back youtube.com/watch?v=P1ww1…
The lyrics of "Paperback Writer" actually show a bad pitch of a book - reasons for the pitch's low quality include not telling enough about the plot, revealing the writer's desperation, making outlandish claims and showing that the book is unfinished. nathanbransford.com/blog/…
The reason there are no green mammals --- mammals are hairy, and mammalian hair has only two kinds of pigment: one that produces black or brown hair and one that produces yellow or reddish-orange hair. nwf.org/en/Magazines/Nati…
The reason some dinosaurs were able to get so large was that they had "air sacks" in and around their bones, which prevented them from being crushed under their own weight and allowing them to grow to enormous sizes. blogs.scientificamerican.…
The reason why pigs are the enemy of birds in Angry Birds is because at the time the game was being designed, the swine flu epidemic was in the news. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned about Alan Smithee, a pseudonym used by directors to distance themselves from movies that had their creative visions compromised by one reason or another entertainment.howstuffwor…
The reason the QWERTY keyboard layout exists is because initially with an alphabetical layout, typists were actually typing too fast and typewriters would get jammed. QWERTY was designed to prevent this. sciencedirect.com/science…
Deficiency of Vitamin D worsens Respiratory Tract Infections. This is thought to be one of the reasons why there are fewer Flu cases in the summer. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about the Werther-Effect, the emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide. Due to this, in Australia it's illegal for media to report suicide as a reason a person has passed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
According to Noel Gallagher, one of the two reasons "Don't Look Back In Anger" uses the piano riff from "Imagine" is to "wind people up". He also doesn't fully know what the song means, as he wrote it under the influence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
One reason the Lockheed F-117 and the HB1001 look like retro low-poly computer models is because they literally are. In 1974 when Denys Overholser leveraged 60s Soviet algorithms to calculate radar reflection, computers weren't powerful enough to reliably perform this function on curved surfaces en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
One reason why Greenland is considered the largest island and Australia is a continent not an island (even it fits the definition of an island to be entirely surrounded by water) is because Greenland is a part of the North American plate and Australia has its own separate tectonic plate. britannica.com/story/is-a…
Thomas Jefferson described the miracles in the Bible, including Jesus coming back from the dead, as "contrary to reason". When it came to the Bible, he was only interested in the moral teachings of Jesus and nothing else. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The reason why dogs and cats are unable to ingest chocolate is because it contains something called theobromine, which can’t broken down in their livers as fast - it causes various dangerous symptoms to them sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
The reason the International Space Station doesn't fall back to earth it's because once a month it fires its thrusters to regain the lost altitude. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISS…
When the first gene was isolated at Harvard in 1969, "The only reason the news was released to the press was to emphasize its negative aspects," rather than the potential advantages we see today thecrimson.com/article/19…
Today I learned of the traditional belief that there existed a 'Vena Amoris' [Latin for 'vein of love'] - a vein that ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. This inaccurate belief was one of the reasons that many cultures adopted the custom of wearing wedding rings on this finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
-one reason for the popularity and growth of Palm Springs was due to the Hollywood studio's '2 hour rule' mandating that stars had to be that close by car in case they were needed for filing visitpalmsprings.com/holl…
Rabbits eat their own poop for nutritional reasons vetstreet.com/our-pet-exp…
Greyhound dogs are known as universal blood donors. While slightly misleading, a staggering 85% of all Greyhound dogs are born with blood that is compatible with every other breed of dog! Vet techs and animal hospitals sometimes keep Greyhounds on the premises specifically for this reason. greyhoundhealthinitiative…
One of the reasons a full circle is 'decided' to be 360 degrees (and not a more obvious number, such as 100) because 360 is divisible by 24 different numbers, which makes it easy for math calculations. In contrast, 100 is only divisible by 9 different numbers. scienceabc.com/pure-scien…
The reason cold water after mint gum makes your mouth colder because the menthol in gum is a cooling agent. dollarshaveclub.com/conte…
The reason why we automatically judge people is based on the halo effect. Good looking people are seen as trustworthy, whereas ugly people are not healthline.com/health/hal…
In 1997, Texas commissioners tried to designate β€œheaven-o” as their county’s official greeting. The reason, β€œhello” contains β€œhell”. centerforinquiry.org/blog…
US Marines have strict rules about tattoos, like leaving a two inch gap on the elbow for vein access and uniform reasons. nationalpost.com/news/wor…
The reason moles always look so clean, even though they live in the dirt, is because their hair swivels to lay in any direction. animals.mom.me/moles-adap…
Genetical variation within human population is far less diverse than other species of mammal.There is no reason to assume that major genetic discontinuities exist between peoples on different continents or "races." humanorigins.si.edu/evide…
The reason why Europeans gave Native Americans many diseases in the New World, but not vice versa, is not just because of Europe's population dense cities/towns, but also because the Europeans had animal agriculture. people.umass.edu/hist383/…

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