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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 the calendar as well.

Duration: 00:29:24

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 we haven't been to the moon in over 40 years. Either way, this is the episode for you. We did the research so you don't have to wade through a ton of conspiracy theories and nonsense. Now you too can know why we haven't gone back to the moon.

Duration: 00:31:33

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 Eric have you covered, this is the baseball episode. P.S. They are going to say knickerbocker more than once.

Duration: 00:30:13

The Chicago Cubs, The Curse, and Tinkers to Evers to Chance

Since back to back World Series wins in 1907 and 1908 the Chicago Cubs have not won that title. Pat and Eric dig into Chicago Cubs history and explain the origin of "the curse", and Pat reads a poem. You won't want to miss it.

Duration: 00:30:41

Halloween, Jack'o'lantern, and the fate of the Mangel Wurzel

Ever wonder why we celebrate Halloween and how it got its name? Has the origin of the Jack'o'lantern perplexed you? This is the episode for you. Pat and Eric dig into their "spooky" origins. Listen long enough and you may just fall in love with mangel wurzels like they did

Duration: 00:29:21

Origins of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday's Weird Spelling

In this the pilot episode of "But Daddy Why?", Pat and Eric dig in and do the research to tell you the origin stories of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday's funny spelling.

Duration: 00:20:34