March 25, 2024

Insightful Map Reveals Literal Translations of U.S. City and State Names

Do you know why the place you live is named what it’s named? Some have straightforward origins, while others leave even those who have been there for decades scratching their heads. In an effort to unravel the meaning behind state and city names across the U.S., WordTips has created a map featuring the literal translations of their names—opening a window to the history of each area.

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October 23, 2023

Here’s What the Spookiest “Boogeyman” Looks Like in Different Countries

Whether it was the Boogeyman, Krampus, or El Coco, most of us grew up with a mysterious, scary figure that lurked in the shadows. Our parents would bring it up as a way to make us behave or make sure we went to bed at night. Depending on where you grew up, this figure could take on many forms. Sometimes it's an evil witch, sometimes it's a zombie, and sometimes it's just a straight-up monster.

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April 25, 2022

Fun Infographic Highlights Big Differences in When Europeans Eat Dinner

What time is dinner? This seemingly simple question has quite a different answer depending on where you are in the world. Thanks to Orkun Melih Köksal, who runs the Instagram account @loverofgeography, it's easy to see just how different dining habits are across Europe. The Dutch map lover is just 20 years old, but he's been running his account for several years and gained quite a following.

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