Doctor Responds To Coronavirus Myths

Doctor Responds To Coronavirus Myths

As COVID-19 sweeps the globe heaps of misinformation comes with it. With so many ways and places to consume information it can be tough to determine fact from fiction. Cheddar spoke with Dr. Luiza Petra to verify or debunk some of these myths.
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How Will Summer Really Impact Coronavirus?

How Will Summer Really Impact Coronavirus?

Whether it’s the President of the United States or one of your friends, people all over the country are claiming summer will help get rid of the Coronavirus. But solving our COVID-19 crisis won't be as easy as waiting for warm weather to set in.
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How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style

How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style

You might not recognize the name, but if you've driven around Los Angeles you'll definitely recognize the style. Googie architecture became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s thanks to one man's design. Cheddar explains how this architecture styl...
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The Tiny Compound That Makes Soap A Coronavirus Killer

The Tiny Compound That Makes Soap A Coronavirus Killer

Hand sanitizer has become a scare commodity as Coronavirus has spread around the world. But you might be surprised to learn that plentiful, cheap soap is actually one of the most effective weapons we have against COVID-19. It all comes down to the...
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The Fall Of The Business Suit

The Fall Of The Business Suit

Over the last few decades, the classic suit and tie has become a rare sight in offices across the United States. Today, 50% of reported companies allow for casual wear in the office. So what started this change and are there any downsides?
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Why The World Sends Its Plastic Trash To Malaysia

Why The World Sends Its Plastic Trash To Malaysia

Southeast Asia has become the world’s largest importer of plastic scrap. Bales of imported plastic shipped in from the US, Europe and China flood ports in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Underground industries of illegal dump sites ar...
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Why All Fast Food Chains Look The Same Today

Why All Fast Food Chains Look The Same Today

Have you ever wondered why new McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger Kings and more are starting to look the same? Over the years consumer preferences have evolved and recently a new type of restaurant has entered the game to cater to those ...
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Why European Sirens Are Coming To America

Why European Sirens Are Coming To America

Sirens sound different depending on where you are, but the message they send is the same: GET OUT OF THE WAY! So why are some NYC lawmakers working to change the emergency vehicle sirens to European ones?
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Why Some Apps Are Intentionally Slow

Why Some Apps Are Intentionally Slow

In tech, speed is usually a major priority. But did you know it’s actually possible to create a program that is too fast? So some websites and apps are slowing down. From TurboTax to Facebook’s Privacy checkup, this phenomenon occurs more than yo...
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Ben Higgins and JoJo Fletcher Reveal The Secrets Of Being On The Bachelor

Ben Higgins and JoJo Fletcher Reveal The Secrets Of Being On The Bachelor

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be on the The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? In this video, former contestants Ben Higgins, Becca Kufrin, Jojo Fletcher, and Jordan Rogers discuss their experiences, and explore the secrets of the show.
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That Time The U.S. Almost Built A Death Star

That Time The U.S. Almost Built A Death Star

The iconic rotating wheel space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey has become a fixture of our collective sci-fi consciousness. But did you know the real-life inspiration for that station was originally proposed as much more than just as a way-poi...
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These 7 Digits May Be More Important Than Your Social Security Number

These 7 Digits May Be More Important Than Your Social Security Number

Our cell phone number has become one of the most important numbers in our lives. Recently a hack called "sim jacking" has gained traction, and it puts our cell phone numbers - as well as almost every other account we have - at risk. Right now, it'...
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The Moment The NBA Turned Into A Fashion Show

The Moment The NBA Turned Into A Fashion Show

Today, basketball players are bonafide style icons: the walk into an area on game day is basically a fashion show. It wasn't always like this. Basketball style has evolved over the past 20 years, due in part to a policy change in 2005. Cheddar Exp...
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Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.
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How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

Winning an Oscar isn't just about making a good movie. Studios, actors, and marketing firms run expensive campaigns for months prior to the big night. Here's what it really takes to bring home an Academy Award.
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Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. 16 to 17-year-old drivers are almost twice as likely to die in a car crash than drivers who are just two years older. So why is the minimum driving age still ...
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The Downfall Of The Convertible Car

The Downfall Of The Convertible Car

The convertible has been an icon since the beginning of the automobile era. But in recent years, sales have declined drastically. We explain why the drop top is disappearing from roads.
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Donald Trump Vs. Nancy Pelosi: A History Of The Rivalry

Donald Trump Vs. Nancy Pelosi: A History Of The Rivalry

After the conclusion of Tuesday night's State Of The Union Address, Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Donald Trump's speech. This dramatic moment is just the latest headline in a history of conflict.
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How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

Hollywood has transformed the red carpet into a platform for actors and actresses to showcase high fashion before award shows like the Oscars. But it didn't always used to be this way. Cheddar explains how the red carpet came to be a staple of awa...
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Will A Quarantine Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus?

Will A Quarantine Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus?

Efforts to combat coronavirus are underway in China. In attempt to limit the spread of the disease, a travel ban in Wuhan and the surrounding areas affecting 50 million people has been put into place. But are quarantines like this one effective?
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The Nintendo Robot That Saved The Gaming Industry

The Nintendo Robot That Saved The Gaming Industry

In 1983 the video game industry is in peril. An over-saturated market of third-party software games resulted in a $3 billion loss. But, in 1985, an old playing card company stepped in to save the day... with a robot named R.O.B.
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How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood

How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood

The Department of Defense has a widespread influence on Hollywood, from hardcore action films to comedies like Pitch Perfect 3. Turn's out, it’s actually a century old practice. But just how involved is Washington?
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Will A Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus?

Will A Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus?

What exactly is coronavirus, and what's the best way to protect yourself? We checked in with Dr. Amesh Adalja to ask if surgical masks really keep you healthy, and what you should do instead.
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How A Drone Strike Works

How A Drone Strike Works

The U.S. has become dependent on drones to monitor and target perceived threats. They may keep military officials out of the line of fire, but these unmanned aircrafts aren’t as autonomous as they seem. How much do you really know about how a dron...
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Why Ski Resorts Are Dying

Why Ski Resorts Are Dying

Skiing is the quintessential winter pastime. But recently, the multi-billion dollar industry is in decline. The number of skiers is falling fast and the industry is scrambling to make up the difference. Is this going to be the end of the ski resort?
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Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting "Dumber"

Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting "Dumber"

Have you ever wondered if presidential speeches are getting dumber? Cheddar explains why the reading level of presidential speeches is declining.
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Why All Films Have That Disclaimer

Why All Films Have That Disclaimer

Nearly all films have this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental." You've seen it many times, but you've probably never considered why it was there. Cheddar expl...
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Why TVs Have Become So Inexpensive

Why TVs Have Become So Inexpensive

In this video, Cheddar explains the mystery of why TV's have suddenly dropped so sharply in price, when you're getting so much more bang for your buck.
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The Deceptive Origins of Subliminal Messaging

The Deceptive Origins of Subliminal Messaging

Fears of subliminal messages have been present in pop culture for decades, but does it actually work? And where did it start?
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How Star Wars Created The Most Iconic Intro In Cinema History

How Star Wars Created The Most Iconic Intro In Cinema History

The Star Wars opening crawl is arguably as iconic as light sabers and Darth Vader himself. hen A New Hope hit theaters in 1977 audiences rose to their feet during this intro crawl, cheering in unfiltered excitement. Over the past 42 years each of ...
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Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

The cost of a bottle of wine might be $20 in a store, but that same bottle of wine could run you $40 or $50 in a restaurant. James Beard award winner, Belinda Chang, breaks down what goes into the pricing of a bottle of wine and why it's so much m...
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How Fake Trees Took Over America

How Fake Trees Took Over America

Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
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The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
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The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

When the President comes to town he is usually riding in a motorcade of 40-50 vehicles. What cars make up this fleet of vehicles and how exactly do they band together to protect the U.S. President? Cheddar Explains...
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Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US - and why we even have them the first place.
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How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment

How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment

Imagine this: your air conditioner is powered by renewable electricity. It also captures carbon dioxide from the air and converts it into energy to power your home. In other words, your home becomes its own power plant all while fighting climate c...
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The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But studies show that hitchhiking isn't actually as dangerous as it seems - and that wasn't even the main reason ...
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How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic. We take a look at some studies that indicate this may not be the case, and that expanding bike lanes may actua...
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The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

In 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group of cyber-criminals who called themselves “The Guardians of Peace”. The hackers stole 100 terabytes of private data from the film studio and leaked it online for the whole world to see. In ...
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The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

Sound is a vital element of any film. But what about sounds you can't hear? In this video, Cheddar Explains how sub-bass sounds, and infrasounds can be used to mess with the human body - from discomfort, to straight-up anxiety.
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The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

Have you ever walked down a city street in the winter and almost been blown off your feet by freezing wind? Well, it's the result of man-made street canyons. Towering buildings lining city avenues cause conditions like elevated temperatures, wind ...
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How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

It's hard to go one block in New York City without seeing the I Heart New York logo on a building, in a window, or on a T-Shirt. Cheddar Explains how famous graphic designer Milton Glaser's artwork transformed New York City and advertising.
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How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

With the rise of online shopping, retailers have been closing brick & mortar stores at such a high rate that the trend has its own name: the retail apocalypse. While Sears filed for bankruptcy and Macy’s, JC Penney, J Crew, and the Gap are scrambl...
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The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster

The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster

Since its inception the art of typography was very much that: an art form. New fonts were designed to suit a mood, match a message, or to better catch your eye. But today, it’s becoming a science. Recently, an educational therapist and typographer...
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Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail

Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail

Malls as we know them are going out of style - but that doesn't mean they're dying. Instead, they're using AI, curated experiences, and more to evolve and fit into the world of tomorrow.
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The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC

The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC

Above ground, it's a concrete jungle - centuries of buildings of all different shapes and kinds. But what about underground? We take you on a journey deep under the island of Manhattan to explore what lies below the biggest city in America.
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Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

The $2 bill is one of the least used notes in American currency. If the $2 bill never caught on, then why is it still being printed? Cheddar explains...
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Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia found that rude employees in luxury stores can actually make you want to buy more. Cheddar explains the psychology behind the unfortunate mindset.
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