You can hardly walk one block here in Buenos Aires without seeing a sign for a cafe selling medialunas. Media Lunas are croissants covered in a sugar glaze. They are delicious, especially with a café. And they cost hardly anything. One store sells 2 for 12 pesos. (roughly 20 cents for 2 croissants.) But where did these things come from? And how did they get … Continue reading Hidden History of Media Lunas
Bud Light cans were not always blue. Bud Light originally broke off of Budweiser in 1981 as “Budweiser Light.” It was Red and Silver, like Budweiser, until 2001. So why did Bud Light change from the Silver can to an all blue can in 2008, and an even darker blue in 2015? Bud Light “Owns” The Color Blue Beer drinkers today have hundreds, if not … Continue reading Why are Bud Light cans blue?
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On February 14th, we buy flowers, chocolates and gifts for our loved ones. Why do we do it? Some might do it out of fear of the wrath of their significant other, but I was curious to know the deeper history behind these traditions. Why is it called “Valentine’s Day?” The history of Valentine’s day started during the third century in Ancient Rome. The Roman … Continue reading Hidden History of Valentine’s Day
We hear a lot about “hookup culture”, at BC and beyond. A lot of the blame falls on millennials who don’t know how to date. This made me wonder about the history of dating at BC and when the hookup culture emerged, or if it has always existed on campus. I took a look into the archives of The Heights, the school newspaper, to find out. (Please … Continue reading Hidden History of Dating at BC
Hidden History was an idea I had when I was daydreaming in my biology class. The world around us is pretty interesting, and also pretty weird. On this blog, I am going to try to uncover some stories about how things got to be the way they are. I am going to ask questions like; Why is Boston College called “the Eagles”? When did chewing … Continue reading What Hidden History is all about