NFL player Harry Carson was among the first to make the practice of pouring a Gatorade cooler on a coach, a tradition after winning a football game. When his team The New York Giants went to celebrate their Super Bowl win at the White House in 1987, the cooler tradition was given to President Ronald Reagan. Except instead of Gatorade, Harry Carson poured popcorn instead.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In 1897, a physician tried to convince the Indiana Legislature to change the value of Pi because he thought he discovered a way to "square a circle". The House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate rejected it.
Monday, August 18, 2014
I don't think I remember hearing of Finding Neverland back in 2004. Though it wasn't hard to figure out that the movie was about the life of Jim Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. The story mainly focuses on his professional career, and how he got the inspiration for the now classic story.
Martin Van Buren was long-since widowed by the time he became President of the United States. While his wife Hannah Van Buren never became First Lady, she was also never mentioned once in his auto-biography.