"Did you know that the polka dot is named after the dance of the same name? As a former Wisconsinite, and person of Polish descent, I was obliged to learn the Polka. It all happened one very cold night in Madison, Wisconsin at a bar called The Essen Haus. I was told to drink a large quantity of beer from a glass boot, then ordered to step out on the dance floor and copy the moves of an elderly couple who were clearly trained in the old country. The details of the evening remain fuzzy, and I haven't drank from a boot since."