Where do potatoes come from?

Answer Potatoes come from the ground, the edible tubers on the roots of the potato plant (Solanum tuberosum). They are grown in many parts of the world.The Spanish were the first Europeans to see potatoes... Read More »

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Where Did BMI Originate From?

If you want to blame someone for your body-mass index, blame Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. Just know that you wouldn't have wanted to argue with him: The Belgian-born mathematician was known as one of ... Read More »

Where did pai gow originate from?

Pai gow originated in China. References to the domino tiles used in pai gow date back to 1120, during the Song Dynasty. Pai gow poker, which combined the card game and the domino game, was first pl... Read More »

Where did volleyball originate from?

Volleyball originated in Holyoke, Massachusetts, when William G. Morgan, a YMCA instructor, invented the game as an alternative to basketball by combining basketball, tennis and handball. Springfie... Read More »

Where did tortillas originate from?

Tortillas originated in Mexico from the Meso-Americans and were first brought to Europe in 1519 by the Spanish. Tortillas date as far back as 3000 BC, when the people of the Sierra Madre mountains ... Read More »