As almost every American knows, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) takes place every year in January or February. In what many consider a national holiday, the game which is best known as the Super Bowl is expected to bring in billions of dollars in business for the NFL and other companies taking advantage of the event. In fact, one study estimates that Americans will purchase and consume over 160 million pounds of chicken wings this weekend.
The Super Bowl has been a fixture of life in the United States since 1967, when Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. This Sunday, the nation’s public will have another opportunity to lust over their favorite giant men crashing into each other while enjoying foods as quintessentially American as chips and salsa. Yet, while football may capture the attention of even the most casual sports fan for a short 3 to 4 hours (including commercials
On February 3, 1916, The Tacoma Times published a list of 20 “perils” that threatened America’s status as one of the world’s greatest nations. The list, which was put together by 11 of the most distinguished scientists of the time, was first presented at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — “the greatest scientific body in the United States”, the Times writes. According to the article, the scientists created the list as a direct response to American businessmen, who had
Despite their fearsome reputation, rattlesnakes are actually pretty social creatures. Females, especially ones that come from the same litter, are known to form communal breeding colonies where they care for and protect each other’s young. So when YouTube user Michael Delaney went snooping into a rattlesnake den with a GoPro camera mounted on a hockey stick, he didn’t receive the warmest of welcomes from the den’s scaly inhabitants, who likely perceived the camera as a threat to their young. Check it out in the video below: