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From Cheddar Cheese to Lyme Disease: 26 Things Named After Places

You know the names. You might not know where they came from. Cheddar image via Shutterstock 1. Cheddar Cheese This ubiquitous cheese gets its name from the town of Cheddar in southwest England. Unlike other cheeses named for their town of origin, like Gorgonzola and Parmesan, Cheddar is not covered by a Protected Designation of Origin, which means [...]

1.85 Mile Wedding Dress Train Is the World’s Longest

Whoever wears this dress is going to have an agonizingly long wedding. A bridal gown train nearly two miles long stretched across the center of Bucharest, Romania on Tuesday. According to Guinness World Records, it’s the longest train in the world: The train, which took 100 days to stitch, was crafted by a team of 10 [...]