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5 Of The Best Team USA Olympic Moments

5 Of The Best Team USA Olympic Moments

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are here, and Americans can’t wait to see what medals will be brought home from Team USA.

But let’s take a look back on some of the best moments in…

Team USA Olympic history.

1. Gabby Douglas­ – Gymnastics (2012 Olympics) 

At only 16 years old, Gabby Douglas was the first African ­american woman to become to the individual all­-around champion. Gabby will be returning to this year’s Olympics so keep an eye out for her.Gabby Douglas­ – Gymnastics

2. Bruce Jenner­ Track and Field (1976 Olympics)

Before Keeping up with the Kardashians, Bruce Jenner was breaking records as an athlete. Although he placed second behind West Germany in the decathlon, Jenner took home a gold medal with a world record score.Bruce Jenner­ Track and Field

3. Michael Phelps ­Swimming (2008 Olympics)

Over the years Phelps has earned himself a total of 22 medals from three different Olympics. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Phelps made the record for the most first place finishes at any Olympic games.Michael Phelps ­Swimmin

4. Kerri Strug­ Gymnastics (1996 Olympics)

Despite injuring her ankle on the vault, Strug still needed to score well to get the gold medal and she did just that and earned a gold medal for the USA.

23 Jul 1996: Bela Karolyi carries Kerri Strug off the floor during the Olympic Games at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport

5. Billy Mills ­Track and Field (1964 Olympics)

Billy Mills was the underdog in the 1964 Olympics but that didn’t stop him from coming out on top. In the 10,000m, he made his personal best time and is still the only American to ever win gold in 10K.Billy Mills ­Track and Field

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Top 10 He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Episodes

Top 10 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Episodes

There’s no better time to list the top 10 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe episodes with Netflix’s launching the new Masters of the Universe: Revelation series

Our Top 10 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe episodes are based on the IMDb fan ratings.

With new He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Episodes launching July 23rd, let’a eflect on the legacy of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series that ran from 1983 to 1985.

As the new series supposedly picks up where the old series left off. So it will be essential for fans to revisit the original shows to reacquaint themselves with the world of Eternia.

The blue highlighted show titles are links to watch the full episode.

Top 10 He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Episodes

#10 To Save Skeletor

  • Season 2, Episode 10 – IMDb Rating: 7.6
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TO SAVE SKELETOR
Top 10 He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Episodes To Save Skeletor

To be fair, there are several episodes in the series that have a 7.6 rating, but “To Save Skeletor” was notable in that the Masters and the Evil Warriors had to band together to save Eternia from the threat of an overpowering foe named Sh’Gora.

Although it was common for He-Man and his gang of heroes to spare the lives of their foes. This was the first time both factions worked together so thoroughly. Granted, it was from a threat Skeletor himself conjured, and he did double-cross He-Man at the climax of the episode, but it was fun to watch nonetheless.


#9 The Rainbow Warrior

  • Season 2, Episode 20 – IMDb Rating: 7.6
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Rainbow Warrior
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Rainbow Warrior

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe were always progressive compared to other cartoons of its time in their depiction of women.

Teela and Evil-Lyn were powerful and well-developed characters who were pivotal warriors for their respective factions, and in “The Rainbow Warrior,” Queen Marlena got her turn to show her worth.

The episode was partly an origin story that illustrated her arrival to Eternia from Earth as an astronaut and her subsequent marriage to a young King Randor.

Most importantly, it showed her as a daring and competent adventurer who was more than capable of facing and beating Skeletor to save her friends and family.


#8 Orko’s New Friend

  • Season 2, Episode 44 – IMDb Rating: 7.7
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Orko’s New Friend
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Orko’s New Friend

Orko was always a popular character with younger fans of the series, despite his constant tomfoolery and often grating voice. Several other Trollans popped up as the series progressed, and in the episode “Orko’s New Friend,” his old friend Squonge paid a visit.

As Orko explains to Prince Adam and Teela, Squonge had issues with telling the truth since he and Orko were studying magic at the Trollan Academy. Consequently, when Orko gets captured by space criminals, Adam and Teela have difficulty believing Squonge’s story. The episode is basically a retelling of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, which fits in well to the series’  pre-credits morality bumper.


#7 The Cat and the Spider

  • Season 2, Episode 1 – IMDb Rating: 7.7
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Cat and the Spider
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Cat and the Spider

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe never really focused on a newly introduced character from the toy line as extensively as The Transformers or G.I. Joe did. After their one episode spotlights, they were usually consigned to the background as the series rotated around the core heroes and villains.

The Cat and the Spider” introduced Webstor, the arachnid member of the Evil Warriors who unlike the usual cowering miscreants Skeletor surrounded himself with, had no qualms about plotting against him behind his back.

The episode also featured an intriguing original character in Kittrina, who demonstrated quite a crush on Battle Cat.

#6 The Dragon’s Gift

  • Season 1, Episode 34 – IMDb Rating: 7.8
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Dragon’s Gift
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Dragon’s Gift

Part of the appeal of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was its fantasy-based setting, and what is a fantasy world without a dragon?

In “The Dragon’s Gift,” fans are introduced to Granamyr, a dragon so old and powerful his magic rivals that of the Sorceress.

To save Man-At-Arms from life as a crystal statue, He-Man and Teela seek him out, but the ancient being is not overly fond of humans.

After the heroes prove themselves worthy of his trust, Granamyr becomes one of their staunchest allies, giving them the means to restore their friend to life.

#5 Teela’s Quest

  • Season 1, Episode 6 – IMDb Rating: 7.8

One of the running mysteries of the series was Teela’s true parentage. Although she knew she was adopted by Man-At-Arms as an infant, she knew little of her biological father and nothing about her mother.

Teela’s Quest” followed her desire to learn more about her true lineage. Running afoul of Mer-Man, who bore a grudge against her adoptive father, Teela was aided by He-Man and Battle Cat in a fight with Bakkull, a sea-demon.

It was ultimately revealed that the Sorceress was Teela’s mother, who wiped her memory until the time Teela could take her place as the protector of Castle Grayskull.


#4 Evilseed

  • Season 1, Episode 25 – IMDb Rating: 8.0
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Evilseed
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Evilseed

One of the great things about the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was the fact that it went beyond the toyline in introducing original characters to the series.

One such character was Evilseed, a plant-based villain who nearly conquered Eternia in its eponymous episode.

His plan to rule the planet by overrunning it with plants vexed both He-Man and Skeletor, who had to join forces to defeat him.


#3 Battle Cat

  • Season 2, Episode 31 – IMDb Rating: 8.0
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Battle Cat
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Battle Cat

Origin stories are often fun episodes, especially when they’re about characters or relationships fans were always curious about. In “Battle Cat,” it is revealed how Prince Adam came across Cringer, the green talking tiger who would eventually become his faithful partner-in-arms, Battle Cat.

Penned by Star Trek writing alumnus D.C. Fontana, the episode revealed how Cringer was found in a forest as a young cub.

Traumatized by being abandoned and threatened by larger predators, Cringer was timid and jumpy, but the Sorceress encouraged Adam to be loyal to the cat, as he would be important to Adam in the future.

Eventually, Cringer learns of Adam’s secret, inadvertently becomes Battle Cat, and proves to be essential to He-Man’s battle against evil.


#2 Into the Abyss

  • Season 2, Episode 18 – IMDb Rating: 8.1
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Into the Abyss
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Into the Abyss

Castle Grayskull is the source of He-Man’s power, but the source of Grayskull’s power has always been shrouded in mystery.

Feeding into that mystery were the environs around the castle, particularly the bottomless pit that surrounded it.

In “Into the Abyss,” Teela falls into that pit after a spirited bout of hide-and-seek with Prince Adam.

Although she’s eventually found by He-Man and Man-At-Arms, Teela witnessed first-hand the enormous amounts of energy that emanated from the pit when Adam transformed into He-Man.

The episode also highlighted the extremely close relationships that Teela had with Prince Adam and the Sorceress.

#1 The Problem With Power

  • Season 2, Episode 45 – IMDb Rating: 8.3
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Problem With Power
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The Problem With Power

Unlike most comic books and superhero films, where the collateral damage from the titanic battles between super-powered beings is usually swept under the rug, “The Problem With Power” examined the fallout of such fights head-on.

When He-Man believes he has inadvertently caused the death of an innocent villager, Prince Adam gives up his alter-ego.

When it is revealed that Skeletor faked that death, Adam reclaims his identity as He-Man, however, the episode explored the consequences and consciences of those who would wield great power responsibly.

 

Top 10 Best He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe Action Figures, Ranked

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He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe was a popular children’s tv show & toy line in the 1980s.

On July 23rd, Netflix will debut a new reimagined He-Man that is more adult-oriented called Master Of The Universe: Revelations

The Top 10 Best He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Action Figures from the 1980s.

#10 Man-E-Faces

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As Stewie Griffin once explained to Brian, Man-E-Faces is just cool because he has many faces. Man-E-Faces is a classic example of the action figure gimmicks inherent to the line that was leveraged as the actual character feature.

Click the button on his back, and he can change his face from a man, to an alien, and to a robot. A hero for the forces of Eternia, Man-E-Faces debuted in the second series of Masters of the Universe action figures in 1983.


#9 Snout Spout

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Snout Spout is a fireman on Eternia, and he’s the single coolest fireman ever. A kind of robot elephant man, he shoots water out of his very prodigious trunk and kids could too. Pour a little water into his backpack, press the button, and kids had instant fire suppression.

Snout Spout was originally called “Hose Nose” by Mattel designers, which would have been just as good, really. He debuted in 1986, a year after the similarly themed and colored G.I. Joe firefighter, Barbeque.


#8 Horde Trooper

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Horde Trooper

First, the Horde Trooper just looks cool. Second, it’s an unwritten rule in sci-fi fantasy fare from the ’80s such as Star Wars that any kind of trooper is automatically awesome.

The Horde Trooper tilts a little more on the sci-fi side of the sci-fi/fantasy spectrum of Masters of the Universe. A mindless drone in service to the evil Hordak, the upper torso of the figure could “explode” with the press of a button concealed in the design as the Horde emblem on his chest.


#7 Orko

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Orko

Orko set himself apart from the other Masters of the Universe figures with a radically different visual design. Not a muscular hulk or robotic half-something or other, Orko was a small, floating magical wizard who aided He-Man on his adventures. His gimmick was that he was cool.

He actually did have another gimmick, though. Kids could pull a ripcord through his body and send him “flying” across a surface like a kitchen table at absolutely inopportune times. Orko debuted in 1984 and remains a highly popular character today.


#6 Roboto

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Roboto
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Roboto

Roboto’s basic deal is, well, he’s a robot. This is pretty cool, especially because he had functioning gears. Kids could twist his waist, which would then set off the big multi-colored plastic gears in his chest.

Functionality was everything for He-Man toys, and so was something now known as the “toyetic” quality. Did it lend itself to being a toy? Could a kid play with it? That’s a feature virtually gone from modern toys, which tend to be hyper-realistic recreations of movie or TV characters.


#5 Mekaneck

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Mekaneck 600×324

Having a neck that can extend a foot or more off the neck of a warrior comes in pretty handy when fighting against Skeletor and company. 

Mekaneck is another figure driven by the action feature built into his waist. Twist it, and his neck periscopes up. Debuting in 1984, he upped the spy game for the good guys in a big way. Mattel even planned on calling him “Spy Guy,” but Mekaneck was much cooler.


#4 Trap-Jaw

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Trap-Jaw
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Trap-Jaw

Often a Masters of the Universe action figure would be just what it said on the box, and that is absolutely true of Trap-Jaw. Trap Jaw was a villain from 1983 with a lower steel jaw that was articulate, and a robotic right arm that could be swapped out for various nefarious implements.

His awesome design and very ’80s neon color scheme made him an instant favorite and he remains consistently an instant go-to for any new He-Man action figure line.


#3 Scare Glow

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Scare Glow
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Scare Glow

Skeletor was scary enough, as will become apparent, but Mattel wasn’t content with that. They had to turn him into a ghost. The Scare Glow figure debuted near the end of the original run in 1987 and featured two action figures.

One was the pretty standard action figure with a feature of turning the waist and then the figure snaps back into an action punch. The second was his unique glow-in-the-dark design. The combination of spooky yellow-green glow and the skeletal head was a creepy winner.


#2 He-Man

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe He Man
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

There’s no He-Man and the Masters of the Universe without He-Man. The original and perhaps simplest of the vintage toy line, He-Man nevertheless is a quintessential ’80s toy.

Like many of the figures, he had the twist-waist and power punch action feature. The musclebound figure was inspired by Conan the Barbarian and other fantasy fare and inspired a spin-off line aimed at girls, She-Ra: Princess of Power, which was the subject of a recent and acclaimed reboot.


#1 Skeletor

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Skeletor
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Skeletor

A hero is only so good as his villain, and there are few cooler villains than Skeletor. The Filmation cartoon may have made him out to be a little less scary than anyone picking up the action figure might have thought, but look at that action figure.

The yellow and blue color scheme, combined with the criminally simple skeletal face creates a powerful, iconic figure that rules to this day. Like many of the early Masters of the Universe figures, he featured the twist-waist feature to throw a power punch.

2021 NFL Power Rankings: Pre-Season

2021 NFL Pre-Season Power Rankings

With the Pre-Season ready to kick-off, our 2021 NFL Power Rankings have seen a big shift after an off-season that has seen some big-name players changing teams.

After seeing the likes of Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones, and Orlando Brown Jr. get traded to new teams who knows what to expect as the 2021-22 NFL pre-season kicks off.

Which teams made the biggest gains, and which teams took the biggest hits?

2021 NFL Power Rankings: Pre-Season

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#1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

They will be the first team in the salary cap era (1994) to bring back all 22 starters. Add in first-rounder Joe Tryon as a pass-rush specialist. While we believe the Chiefs revamped O-line have passed the Bucs until the Super Bowl Champions lose a game they’re #1.

Kansas City Chiefs 100x100 NFL Power Rankings

#2 Kansas City Chiefs

After their offensive line cost them the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs completely overhauled their O-line by first signing top free-agent guard Joe Thuney, then trading for one of the top offensive tackles in the league in Orlando Brown Jr. The Chiefs followed that up with drafting center Creed Humphrey. And if that wasn’t enough they landed our ‘steal of the 2021 NFL draft’ Guard Trey Smith in the 6th round.

Buffalo Bills 100x100 NFL Power Rankings

#3 Buffalo Bills

The Bills learned during last year’s playoff loss, that you can’t beat the Chiefs without sacking Patrick Mahomes. The Bills’ first two selections in the draft were edge rushers Greg Rousseau and Carlos Basham. Unfortunately for the Bills, the Chiefs were two steps ahead of them.

Buffalo Bills 100x100 NFL Power Rankings

#4 Cleveland Browns

Who wudda thunk it, in 2017 the 0-16 Browns were historically bad, but just 4-years later they’re one of the favorites in the AFC to reach the Super Bowl. Coming off an incredible season the Browns only got better after they nabbed two of the NFL’s top free agents in pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney and safety John Johnson, as well as two outstanding draft picks in cornerback Greg Newsome and linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

Green Bay Packers 100x100 NFL Power Rankings

#5 Green Bay Packers

If Aaron Rodgers gets traded and/or retires, the Packers will plummet into the 20s. If he plays, the Packers again are the second-best team in the NFC and are headed for a rematch with the Tampa Bay Bucs to see which team will represent the NFC in Super Bowl LVI.


Los Angeles Rams

#6 Los Angeles Rams

No first-rounder for the fifth straight year, after trading their pick away to Detroit in hopes that Matthew Stafford will be the missing piece to complement a dominant defense that will get them over the ‘close but no cigar’ hump.

San Francisco 49ers

#7 San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are much better than last year’s 6-10 record suggests because their 2020 season was marred by a historic rash of early injuries. But knowing they’ll only go as far as Jimmy Garoppolo’s health takes them. The win-now 49ers took a page out of the Kansas City Chiefs playbook by drafting their QB of the future Trey Lance.

Tennessee Titans

#8 Tennessee Titans

How long can running back Derrick Henry act like a bulldozer? After falling short the past 2-years, the Titans needed to improve the atrocious defense, but outside linebacker Bud Dupree and first-round CB Caleb Farley both have a boom-or-bust feel to them.

Baltimore Ravens

#9 Baltimore Ravens

The top free-agent wide receivers wanted no part of the Ravens run-first offenses, so Baltimore was only able to nab oft-injured Sammy Watkins. The Ravens then drafted Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace. But it’s doubtful that will be enough for the Ravens to overcome not only the Cleveland Browns but Lemar Jackson’s kryptonite Kansas City Chiefs.

Indianapolis Colts

#10 Indianapolis Colts

Indy has gone all-in on Carson Wentz hoping that as the fourth different starting QB in as many years, he’ll finally be the answer. But is this Wentz the pre-injury 2017 NFL MVP? Or the 2020 demoted starter by the Eagles? The Colts just answered their question mark heading into the 2021-22 season by signing former Chiefs left tackle, Eric Fisher, to a 1-year deal, but will Fish be sufficiently healed from his torn Achilles to start the season?

Minnesota Vikings

#11 Minnesota Vikings

Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson and CB Patrick Peterson are the veteran anchors embattled coach Mike Zimmer sought for his young defense. First-round draft choice OT Christian Darrisaw will help shore the Vikes offensive line.

Miami Dolphins

#12 Miami Dolphins

After having done everything right over the past three years, including drafting four first-round players, and hiring an excellent head coach in Brian Flores. The Miami Dolphins look like they’re ready to finally break their 20-year playoff victory drought.

New York Giants

#13 New York Giants

After the G-Men made huge investments on WR Kenny Golladay and CB Adoree’ Jackson and acing the first two rounds of the draft with WR Kadarius Toney and OLB Azeez Ojulari, Its playoffs or bust for QB Daniel Jones!

Dallas Cowboys

#14 Dallas Cowboys

With Dallas finally giving in to QB Dak Prescott’s contract demands in hopes it’ll remedy last year’s offensive woes. The Cowboys used their first six draft picks, led by LB Micah Parsons, to address the worst scoring defense in franchise history.


New Orleans Saints

#15 New Orleans Saints

One thought of as the NFL’s most explosive offense, the Saints no longer look so intimidating without Drew Brees manning the ship. The weak Saints’ secondary suggests almost guarantees they’ll need to win in shootouts.

New England Patriots

#16 New England Patriots

In short order, Patriots fans will get the answer to the question ‘What does $300 million buy you?’ Not a division title with the Bills standing in the way, but with their free-agent buying spree, and multiple players returning after opting out in 2021 due to COVID, maybe a wild card?

Arizona Cardinals

#17 Arizona Cardinals

Hoping Defensive end J.J. Watt can stay healthy and return to being a defensive force, the Cardinals hope he’ll be the difference in the NFC West, arguably, the NFL’s toughest division. The Cardinals are also counting on their two 1st round draft picks LBs Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons to play like first-rounders.

Seattle Seahawks

#18 Seattle Seahawks

Head coach Pete Carroll will be facing the same problem he had last year. An aging Defense, and a leaky offensive line that couldn’t keep Wilson from getting harrassed game after game.

Pittsburgh Steelers

#19 Pittsburgh Steelers

Remember how the Steelers started 11-0 last season? It’s easy to forget watching how they finished the season, and especially, after their ugly playoff loss to the Browns. As soon as the league figured out that QB Ben Roethlisberger was little more than a dink-n-dunk QB that steel curtain came down hard and flattened them.

Washington Football Team

#20 Washington Football Team

The WFT can count on having a nasty defense but what will they get from their newly signed QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick?

Los Angeles Chargers

#21 Los Angeles Chargers

While I believe the Chargers should be ranked higher as they did with Lemar Jackson after his MVP season. NFL Defensive coaches will make adjustments in how they’ll defend against the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year QB Justin Herbert. The Chargers season will depend on how quickly their 2nd year QB can adjust.

Atlanta Falcons

#22 Atlanta Falcons

With QB Matt Ryan no longer having WR Julio Jones, WR Calvin Ridley, and first-round TE Kyle Pitts Atlanta will have to step up. Unfortunately, even if they do, the Falcons’ defense will once again be the team’s Achilles heel.

Chicago Bears

#23 Chicago Bears

The Mitch Trubisky Era mercifully is over. Will the QB combination of Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields be enough to save head coach Matt Nagy’s job? The Bears really need Khalil Mack to be a game-wrecking pass-rusher once again.

Las Vegas Raiders

#24 Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders keep drafting as if they want to prove they are smarter than everyone else. Unfortunately, their win-loss record and our NFL Power Ranking say they’re still mentally challenged.

Philadelphia Eagles

#25 Philadelphia Eagles

Wentz unfairly shouldered all the blame for all the Eagles woes, but it wasn’t all his fault, because Philly has a boatload of holes. GM Howie Roseman stole first-round WR DeVonta Smith but then got too cute with trading down.

Denver Broncos

#26 Denver Broncos

Bolstered by a strong draft class led by CB Patrick Surtain, but having Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater competing for their starting QB. It seems the Broncos went all-in on landing Aaron Rodgers. We’ll see if their bet pays off.

Carolina Panthers

#27 Carolina Panthers

QB Sam Darnold finally has weapons, including a healthy RB Christian McCaffrey. After taking top CB Jaycee Horn, the Panthers drafted bolstered their offense with four straight picks. OLB Haason Reddick and CB A.J. Bouye upgraded the defense in free agency.

New York Jets

#28 New York Jets

The NFL’s lowest-scoring offense looks completely different after signing WR Corey Davis and drafting QB Zach Wilson, WR Elijah Moore, and RB Michael Carter. The left side of the line — Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker — could dominate for a decade. But they’ll have to prove they’re not the same old jets before they start moving up our NFL Power Rankings list.

Jacksonville Jaguars

#29 Jacksonville Jaguars

Coach Urban Meyer didn’t take this job for a slow rebuild. Trevor Lawrence is considered the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck, who took the Colts from two wins to 11 wins as a rookie, so, there’s hope. But much more work needs to be done.

Cincinnati Bengals

#30 Cincinnati Bengals

Could’ve drafted the best offensive tackle in the 2021 draft to protect QB Joe Burrow who is recovering from a torn ACL. Instead, they took WR Ja’Marr Chase and followed that up by making a bunch of lateral moves in free agency.


Detroit Lions

#31 Detroit Lions

Rookies Peneii Sewell, Levi Onwurike, and Alim McNeil bring toughness to both sides of the lines, just the way coach Dan Campbell wants it. But they don’t have a single WR worthy of anyone’s fantasy team. But somehow Lions fans will blame Goff for another horrific season.

Houston Texans

#32 Houston Texans

One way or another, Watson appears finished in Houston. What do the Texans have to show for former stars Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, Jadeveon Clowney, and Will Fuller? The Texans have become the laughingstock of the NFL.

 

Our next NFL Power Rankings update will take place before the first week of The NFL 2021-22 Season

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10 Facts About March

10 Facts About March a month which has become synonymous with two holidays – one where you look for candy, and the other you look for a bar to drink lots of green beer!

Certainly, you can guess which is which, but there’s a lot of other happenings going on in March. 

So here are our…

10 Facts About March

 

#1 Birthstone and Flower

March babies are spoiled with two birthstones: aquamarine, and bloodstone which symbolize courage.

March Birthstones

And if you were born in March, your birth flower is a daffodil!

March daffodil


#2 Life Begins A New

March brings those in the northern hemisphere the promise of longer and warmer days.

The month also means spring has arrived and people are starting to enjoy the outdoors more often.

March is also the time of year when animals start waking up from hibernation.


#3 Beware The “Ides of March” 

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The “Ides of March” was a day in the Roman calendar equivalent to March 15th.

It was considered a deadline for settling debts.

It was also the day Julius Caesar was assassinated.


#4 March Madness

Statistically, this is the most unproductive month of the year in the U.S.

This is the result of “March Madness” which is the season of the NBA.

Some companies lose up to $1.9 billion in wages paid to workers who were not productive and instead spent company time on betting on NBA games.


#5 Military Marches

Back in the older days, March was when military campaigns would resume that had previously been put on hold for winter.


#6 The Iron Lady Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was ascended for the first time.

Eiffel himself led a group of government officials and members of the press to the top.

The elevators were not in operation yet, so the journey was made on foot and took over an hour.


#7 Hello…Mr. Watson

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first-ever phone call.

It was to his assistant and he said “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”


#8 Zodiac

There are two zodiac signs in April. Aries, which is until April 19th, and Taurus, which is April 20th and onwards.

February Pisces

Pisces are smart, creative, and deeply intuitive, Pisces can be close to psychic. Pisces feel things deeply and have incredibly strong gut reactions. A Pisces “knows” things from deep within, and can often judge whether a person or situation is good or bad. 

Aries

Aries are born between March 21 and April 20 and have many personality traits, one of which is having the reputation of being independent.


#9 St. Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. 


#10 Easter 

Easter Sunday is another popular holiday of this month.

Easter, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, is described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

Easter sunday

But over time Easter has now also become a holiday involving egg hunting, candy, and the Easter bunny.

Easter

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Tokyo Olympics: Top 10 Things To Look For

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We’re just a few hours away from the first event at the Tokyo Olympics, which remains deeply unpopular in Japan.

Despite the criticism and logistical challenges of putting on the Olympics, and calls that the games should have been canceled due to a surge in COVID cases.

For now, the games are on as thousands of athletes, journalists, and officials stream into Japan.

Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics

#10 Women’s Soccer and Women’s Softball Begin Even Before The Opening Ceremony

Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics US Women's Soccer

Good news for anyone who simply can’t wait for the Games to start – you’ll be able to catch U.S. women play their first games of soccer and softball two days before the Opening Ceremony.

The U.S. women’s soccer team will square off against Sweden.

The game will start before the sun rises on the East Coast, at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The U.S. women’s team is trying to become the first-ever reigning women’s World Cup champion to win Olympic gold.

Softball is making its return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008 when Japan took gold.

Since then, U.S. has won the most world titles, followed by Japan. Baseball is also marking its return to the Games.

U.S. women’s softball players will face Italy in a matchup starting at 11:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. 


 

#9 The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will look a lot different.

The three-hour ceremony marking the official start of the Games will begin at 7 a.m. ET on Friday.

Organizers have released very little practical information about what we’ll see at the ceremony, which is themed “United by Emotion” and directed by Japanese comedian Kentaro Kobayashi.

But we do know that as the Games in general in Tokyo, there will not be spectators watching in person, though some officials, VIPs, and members of the press will be in the stands.

A major feature of the Opening Ceremony is the “Parade of Nations,” when groups of athletes from each country walk into the arena.

Fewer athletes are expected to attend the ceremony this time because many are not allowed to stay for the entire Games due to coronavirus restrictions.


#8 The first medals will be awarded Saturday, and the winners will put the prizes on themselves

The first medals of the Games are expected to be handed out to the winners of the women’s 10m air rifle final – and 11 total sets of medals will be up for grabs on that day.

Medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics will place them around their own necks due to safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympic officials have announced that due to coronavirus concerns, athletes will be presented with a medal on a tray and then will put them around their own necks.


#7 The US Swimming Team Is Led By Katie Ledecky

Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics Katie Ledecky
Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics Katie Ledecky

U.S. swimming star Katie Ledecky is competing in up to six events at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ledecky, a six-time Olympic medalist, will compete in three events in which she holds world records in the 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, and 1,500-meter freestyle.

Caeleb Dressel, who is yet to win individual Olympic gold, is competing in three individual events and up to four relay events. He holds the world record in the 100-meter butterfly – a record he could break in Tokyo.

Other swimmers to watch include Simone Manuel, who narrowly won the 50-meter freestyle event at Olympic Trials.

The team’s youngest swimmer, 15-year-old Katie Grimes, will compete in the 800-meter freestyle event. Swimming events span from Saturday, July 24 through the evening of July 31 ET.


#6 Surfing and Skateboarding Will Make Their Debut At The Tokyo Olympics

In an effort to attract younger viewers, two board sports with rebellious, counter-culture vibes will be part of the Tokyo Olympics for the first time.

For surfing, nature — and an expert wave forecaster — will decide when the competition begins.

If the waves cooperate in Chiba’s Tsurigasaki Beach, about 40 miles from Tokyo, we could see the finals in this competition in the evening on July 27 ET.

Skateboarders will compete in two categories: street and park.

The street skaters will show their skills on July 24 and 25 ET on stairs, handrails, curbs, benches, walls, and banks.

For the park competition on August 3 and 4 ET, athletes will demonstrate their mid-air tricks and spins, and skills in a course that resembles a bowl.

The U.S.’s Nyjah Huston is a medal hopeful in the men’s street competition, and Japan has strong contenders in the event, including Yuto Horigome.

U.K. skater 13-year old Sky Brown, one of the youngest competitors at the Tokyo Olympics, is a medal contender in the women’s park event.


#5 Simone Biles expected to dominate Women’s Gymnastics

Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics Simone Biles
Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics Simone Biles

Simone Biles, the best gymnast in the world, is essentially competing against herself at this point.

She recently debuted a move that is so difficult, no other female gymnast has ever performed it in competition.

Biles is hoping to replicate her success at the 2016 Olympics and win her second all-around title, and the final for that event starts at 6:50 a.m. ET on July 29. The U.S. women’s team final is two days earlier, on July 27.

A big question is who will take silver in the women’s all-around competition. Biles’ teammate Sunisa Lee is a medal contender, as is Viktoria Listunova from Russia and Mai Murakami from Japan.


#4 One race will determine the fastest woman alive

The most highly anticipated women’s sprint event, the 100 meter final, is set to blaze down the track in Tokyo on Saturday, July 31 at 8:50 a.m. E.S.T.

Jamaica’s Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who has won the event in two previous Olympics, is trying to become the first woman to win three gold medals at this distance.

The runner viewed as the best hope for the U.S. to medal in the event won’t be on the starting line.

Sha’Carri Richardson, who won the 100-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Trials, was later disqualified after testing positive for the psychoactive component of marijuana.


#3 The U.S. women’s basketball team aims for its seventh gold medal in a row.

The U.S. women’s basketball team is overwhelmingly dominant — it has won gold in every Summer Olympics since 1996, an astounding six times in a row.

They haven’t lost a game at the Olympics since 1992 — and that loss was the only one since 1984.

The members of the team collectively have a lot of Olympic experience. Two team members — Sue Bird, 40, and Diana Taurasi, 39 — are gearing up for their fifth Olympics.

The U.S. women will play their first game at 12:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 27. And if all goes well, they’ll compete for yet another gold medal on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 7 ET.


#2 How much Will COVID Affect The Tokyo Games?

Top 10 Things To Look For At The Tokyo Olympics COVID

Athletes and others in the Olympic bubble have to go through many rounds of testing and strict safety measures to try to keep the coronavirus contained.

Tens of thousands of people have entered Japan for the Olympics, and the first positive tests have popped up in the Olympic village.

International Olympic Committee officials acknowledge that risks exist but stress that they are minimal.

Still, as foreign visitors continue to stream into the country, questions remain about whether the overwhelmed Olympic organizers will be able to keep positive cases isolated from other competitors and the general population.

It’s also clear that a positive case on a team could potentially mean the whole group wouldn’t be allowed to compete.

If medal favorites are forced to quarantine, that could mean major upsets.


#1 Expect Woke Athletes Will Protest During Tokyo Olympics.

What would a gathering of the world’s greatest athletes these days without some woke protests?

In recent years, athlete activism has become common — and controversial.

Just last month at the final of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials Women’s Hammer Throw

America’s hypocrite Gwen Berry turned away from the U.S. flag in protest on the podium.

Even if they are exposed as hypocrites to whatever cause, expect a few of these woke activists seeking social media stardom to start protesting early and often.

10 Facts About February

10 Facts about February which is a month that is mostly recognized for Valentine’s Day, and for being the shortest, and coldest month of the year.

There’s a lot of history behind this month of romance and love, as well as how February became the shortest month of the year.

10 Facts About February

#1 Birthstone and Flower

If you were born in February, your birthstone is an amethyst and your flower is violet and primrose.

February Birthstone and Flower


#2 Meaning

The name of February comes from the Latin word “februum” which means purification.

The Saxons called February “Sol-monath” which means “cake month” because they would offer cakes to the gods during February.

In Welsh, February is sometimes known as “y mis bach” which means “little month.”


#3 Shorty

Over time, the length of the month kept changing. At one point, it had as little as 23 days.

The length of Feb. was finalized when Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and assigned the month 28 days and 29 days.

In 713 B.C., February was officially added to the Roman calendar.


#4 Most Misspelled Month

Of all the words you can misspell, February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.

Even the Obama White House has misspelled the month in a press release!

Obama White House misspells February


#5 No Full Moon For You

Feb. is the only month where it’s possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.

March, November, and February always start on the same day of the week unless it is a leap year.


#6 It’s A Longshot

The odds of being born on February 29th are about 1 in 1,461.

Those born on a leap day can be called a “leaper” or “leapling.”


#7 Celebrating Black History

February has been Black History Month for over 40 years.

Black History Month

Black History Month which is also known as African-American History Month, has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada.

More recently, Black History Month has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.


#8 Zodiac

If your baby is born before February 19, they’ll be an Aquarius, a sign associated with intelligence, independence, and quirkiness.

February Aquarius

For those born on Feb. 19th or later), they’re Pisces, a sign known for being kind, compassionate, and easygoing.

February Pisces

Capricorns are practical as well, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible. Those with a Capricorn zodiac sign are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to the point of stubbornness. Those victories sure smell sweet, though, and that thought alone will keep Capricorns going.

Aquarians are visionaries, progressive souls who love to spend time thinking about how things can be better. They are also quick to engage others in this process, which is why they have so many friends and acquaintances. Making the world a better place is a collaborative effort for Aquarians.


#9 Space Shuttle “Columbia”

Sadly, on Feb. 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle “Columbia” broke apart in flight, which killed all seven crew members.

The accident was believed to be a result of damage that occurred during lift-off. The tragedy occurred only 16 minutes before the shuttle was scheduled to land.


#10 That’s Amore

Valentine's day

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on Feb. 14.

The history of Valentine’s Day—and the story of its patron saint—is shrouded in mystery.

We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

But how did it start?

According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl—possibly his jailor’s daughter—who visited him during his confinement.

10 Facts About January

10 Facts About January

10 Facts about January. For many January symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start.

While January may well be the month for a new start, dreaming big, and achieving new goals, it’s also a month with a rich past.

10 Facts About January

#1 Birthstone

If you were born in January, your birthstone is a Garnet!

Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color.

10 Facts About January Garnet Colors
10 Facts About January Garnet Colors

#2 Flower

The dianthus caryophyllus is the birth flower of January – more commonly known as the carnation, and like Garnets, they come in a variety of colors!

10 Facts About January Carnation Colors and meanings
10 Facts About January Carnation Colors and meanings

#3 Janus

The name for January comes from the Roman god, Janus, who is always depicted with two heads. He uses one head to look back on the year before, and the other head to look forward into the New Year!


#4 No Love

Couples tend to separate or divorce more so in January than any other month of the year.


#5 Wulfmonath

Some historical names for January include “Wulfmonath,” which came from the Anglo-Saxons because it was the month hungry wolves would come scavenging.

King Charlemagne would call it “Wintermanoth” meaning “winter/cold month.”


#6 January Wasn’t Even A Month

Originally, the Roman calendar had only 10 months, and it excluded January and February.

King Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, is responsible for adding both January and February to the Roman calendar. He did this so calendars would be equivalent to a lunar year. Even so, it only had 30 days.

Finally, Julius Caesar added the 31st day to the month and completed it to the full month of January we practice now!


#7 It’s Cooooooooooold

Generally, January is the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The equivalent month of January in terms of temperature in the Southern Hemisphere is July!


#8 Zodiac

January has two zodiac signs. For those born January 19 and before they’re a Capricorn.

10 Facts About December Capricorn

For those born from January 20th, until the end of the month, they would be an Aquarius

10 Facts About January Aquarius

Capricorns are practical as well, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible. Those with a Capricorn zodiac sign are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to the point of stubbornness. Those victories sure smell sweet, though, and that thought alone will keep Capricorns going.

Aquarians are visionaries, progressive souls who love to spend time thinking about how things can be better. They are also quick to engage others in this process, which is why they have so many friends and acquaintances. Making the world a better place is a collaborative effort for Aquarians.


#9 Leap Year

In leap years, January always starts on the same day as April and July.


#10 Rose Bowl

In Pasadena, California, there has been a Rose Parade held every year since 1890.

It has since been broadcasted worldwide and is typically viewed in over 100 countries around the globe.

10 Facts About January Rose Bowl
10 Facts About January Rose Bowl

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10 Facts About December

10 Facts About December

When you think 10 Facts About December, our first thoughts will always go towards holidays, and boy are there some great ones!

December on the whole is almost completely overwhelmed by different holiday customs and traditions, with little else being focused on during this period.

But after the holiday’s end, it is also a great time to reflect on the year that’s coming to a close and to make your New Years Resolutions on what changes you want to make in the following year.

10 Facts About December

#1 Three Birthstones

10 Facts About December Birthstones
10 Facts About December Birthstones

#2 Two Flowers

Those born in December are lucky enough not only to have three birthstones, but they also have two different birth flowers!

The first of those flowers is holly, which is ever-present during the holiday season.

10 Facts About December Holly red Berries
10 Facts About December Holly

In more recent times the red holly berries have been said to represent the bloody wounds of Jesus Christ as he was nailed to the cross. If you look further back in time the Celts believed that holly brought good luck and protection.

The second birth flower of December is the paperwhite narcissus, a cousin of the common daffodil that flowers in winter. This pure-looking flower is said to symbolize sweetness.

10 Facts About December paperwhite narcissus
10 Facts About December paperwhite narcissus

#3 The “Tenth Month”

December was one of the original months in the ancient Roman calendar, which was in use from around 750 BC until 45 BC. 10 Facts About December Julius Caesar

In this original Roman calendar, December was actually the tenth month.

This placement actually makes a lot more sense for December, as this month’s name translates into “tenth month”.

When Julius Caesar changed the calendar in 45 BC to the Julian calendar he added two months, January and February, which were inserted at the beginning of the calendar year. 


#4 30 Days

December originally had just 30 days according to the ancient Roman calendar.

When the calendar was changed for the Julian calendar December gained a day, making it the seventh and last month in the year with 31 days.


#5 Winter Monath

The Anglo-Saxons originally had their own names for the month of December. One of these names was “Winter Monath”, which quite obviously translates into “Winter Month” and requires no real explanation.

After many Anglo-Saxons were converted to Christianity. In line with their newfound beliefs, they started to call December “Heligh Monath”, which translates into “Holy Month”.


#6 Cold Moon

The full moon in December has been traditionally referred to as the Full Cold Moon by a number of different Native American tribes.

Unsurprisingly, it is named this way because the cold winter months follow it.


#7 The Unluckiest Day

For thousands of years, December 28th has been considered to be the unluckiest day of the year. 10 Facts About December Baby Jesus Christ

The origins of this superstition lie in the story of Christ.

As it was reportedly on this day that the reigning king Herod ordered all baby boys to be put to death in an attempt to kill Jesus Christ.

Up until relatively recently it was considered unlucky to start work, set sail on new ventures, or generally do anything on this day.


#8 Zodiac

Those born in December can be born under one of two very different star signs.

If you’re born before December 23rd, then you have the sign of Sagittarius.

10 Facts About December Sagittarius

Those born December 23rd or later have the sign of Capricorn.

10 Facts About December Capricorn

If you’re a Sagittarius you’re said to be energetic and idealistic, while also generous and open-minded.

If you’re born under the sign of Capricorn, then you’re said to be ambitious yet realistic, persistent yet practical.


#9 Month Long Observances

10 Facts About December Egg Nog and fruit cake
10 Facts About December Egg Nog and fruit cake

In America, there is an overabundance of Christmas-related and non-holiday-related month-long observances.

Some of the more well-known ones are:

  • National Egg Nog Month
  • National Fruit Cake Month.
  • National Car Donation Month
  • National Pear Month
  • National Drunk & Drugged Driving and Prevention Month
  • National Human Rights Month
  • National Tie Month
  • National Write A Business Plan Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

#10 Holidays

10 Facts About December Holidays
10 Facts About December Holidays

Similar to December’s month-long observances, there are many other holidays spread throughout December as well.

Some of them are religious holidays, and some are a little less serious. 

  • December 6th is St. Nicholas’ day, which some may know as the original Santa Claus.
  • December 8th celebrates National Brownie Day.
  • December 15th is National Cupcake Day.
  • December 21st is the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night of the year and is astronomically the beginning of winter.
  • Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve on the 24th and Christmas Day on December 25th, which celebrates the birth of Jesus
  • Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev, in the Hebrew calendar. In the commonly recognized Gregorian calendar, this usually lies between late November and late December, and it celebrates the rise of Jews against their Greek/Syrian oppressors, as well as the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd Century AD.
    • In 2021 Hanukkah will begin in the evening of Sunday, November 28, and ends in the evening of Monday, December 6.

10 Facts About September

10 Facts About September

10 Facts About September because like every other month of the year, it has plenty to offer.

September is a bit of a funny month when you think about it. The middle of the year has passed already, but it’s too soon to start thinking about Christmas.

But Sept. is a great time to get outside and appreciate the almost perfect weather and watch as the trees start their colorful autumn change.

10 Facts About September

#1 Birthstone

This month’s birthstone is the majestically vivid sapphire.

10 Facts About September sapphire
10 Facts About September Sapphire

With its deep blue tones, this precious stone is said to represent the wisdom of the gods, purity, and trust. Sapphires were once worn to protect the wearer from both poisoning and other evils.


#2 Flowers

While only having one birthstone the month is graced with two different birth flowers.

10 Facts About September aster
10 Facts About September aster

The two flowers are the vibrant aster and the beautiful yet resilient morning glory.

10 Facts About September morning glory
10 Facts About September morning glory

The significance of both flowers is actually very similar, with the aster being said to represent love, while the morning glory represents affection.


#3 Septem

Unlike November which has always been the 11th month, Sept. was originally the seventh month of the ancient Roman calendar, and as such is was named Septem, which translates into “the seventh month”.

It wasn’t until 451 BC that the months of January and February were added to the calendar, making September the ninth month.


#4 29-Days

September also used to only have 29 days.

Thanks to Julius Caesar’s reform of the Roman calendar in 46 BC the month now has an additional day!


#5 Named After Mr. Spock?

Spock's Vulcan Greeting Salute
10 Facts About September

The Romans would quite often associate different months with different gods, and this month was associated with Vulcan.

No not Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, but the Roman god of fire.

Quite possibly because it was a fiery hot month back when it was the seventh month of the year.


#6 Gerst Monath

Back in the days of the Anglo-Saxons Sept. used to be called Gerst Monath, which translates into “barley month”.

It was given this name because it was the time of year that the barley crop was harvested, and it was a special time as they brewed a popular drink out of it.

The Anglo-Saxons had another name for this month too ‘Haefest Monath,’ which translates to harvest month.


#7 Equinox

This month heralds the beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere, with it officially commencing on the September equinox, which is usually between the 21st and the 23rd of the month.

In the southern hemisphere, it’s the opposite of course, with spring starting on the September equinox.


#8 Holidays

10 Facts About September National Happy Cat Month
10 Facts About September National Happy Cat Month

Sept. has some pretty interesting holidays spread throughout the month!

Firstly, in the US, September is National Happy Cat Month!

We also have Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (US) on Sept. 13th, International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19th, as well as National Punctuation day (US) on Sept. 24th.


#9 Zodiac

Those born in September are brought into this world under one of two stars.

If you were born before Sept. 23rd, you’re considered to be a Virgo.

If you’re born on Sept. 23rd or later, you’re a Libra.

Virgos are said to be analytical and hardworking people, while still being kind and loyal.

Libras, on the other hand, value harmony and diplomacy, and are said to be both intelligent and kind.


#10 Never Forget

September 11, 2001, changed the shape of the world forever. It was on this fateful day that the worst terrorist attack on US soil happened when four commercial airliners were hijacked.

Two of the planes were flown straight into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and another was crashed into the Pentagon.

The fourth plane crash-landed into a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers of the flight attempted to regain control of the plane from the terrorists.

Never Forget September 11
Never Forget September 11

10 Facts About November

10 Facts About November

10 facts about November, sitting square in between October and December, it is the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar.

For those in the northern hemisphere, fall is coming to an end, the last leaves are falling, and it’s getting quite cold out.

This month is also seen as a time to start getting ready for the harsh winter weather. Planning your Thanksgiving family get-together, and planning out which stores you’ll be visiting on Black Sunday.

10 Facts About November

#1 Topaz

10 Facts About November Topaz

November has just one birthstone, the radiant topaz.

The topaz is symbolic of many things, but most of all it is a symbol of strength and honor. The ancient Greeks also believed that the stone had the ability to turn oneself invisible.


#2 Chrysanthemum

10 Facts About November Chrysanthemum

The month also only has one birth flower, although with a flower as beautiful as a chrysanthemum who needs another?!

Different colored chrysanthemums have different meanings though – a white flower symbolizes pure love and truth, a red flower says “I love you” like nothing else does, while a yellow flower is a symbol of unrequited love.


#3 Never Been Renamed

10 Facts About November Roman calendar

November’s name has remained unchanged since the ancient Roman calendar, which was in use until 45 BC.

This first Roman calendar was only made up of ten months, with November being the ninth month. November actually translates rather appropriately into “ninth month” in Latin.

When the Julian calendar was adopted in 45 BC two new months were added, which pushed November back to the 9th Despite its change in position, Nov. was never renamed.


#4 30-Days No More

10 Facts About November calendar

Nov. is the last of the four months which have 30 days. The other months are September, April, and June.


#5 The Windy Month

10 Facts About November Windy Month

The Anglo-Saxons had quite the fitting name for November.

It’s usually at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere that cold winds start to chill you to the bone, and as such, they called it “Wind Monath”, or wind month.


#6 Thanksgiving

10 Facts About November Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month and has been celebrated since 1621.

The first Thanksgiving was a feast celebrating the first bountiful harvest of the pilgrims of Plymouth and New England.

It is still celebrated in a similar way, with families coming together and sharing plentiful amounts of food.


#7 Beaver Moon

10 Facts About November Beaver Moon

The full moon is traditionally called the Beaver Moon in the US.

The tradition goes back to North America’s early colonial years, as it was during this time of year that hunters would set their beaver traps for the last time before the lakes and water sources they lived in froze over.


#8 Movember

10 Facts About November Movember

A rather hairy spectacle occurs in various parts of the world including Australia, the US, and England every year in November.

It’s called Movember, and the idea is to raise money for charity by growing a mustache.

Participants must shave on the first morning of Nov. and grow their mustache throughout the month, with the ensuing amusement as an incentive for others to donate to a good cause.

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#8 Important Births

10 Facts About November Births

Like all other months of the year, a number of famous and important people have been born.

Some of the more notable people include Mark Twain, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winston Churchill, Kurt Vonnegut, and Scarlett Johansson.


#9 Zodiac

10 Facts About November zodiac

If you’re born before Nov. 23rd then you have the sign of Scorpio.

Those born on Nov. 23rd or later have the sign of Sagittarius.

Scorpios are said to value trust and honesty above other things, as well as being quite intense yet imaginative people.

Those born under the sign of Sagittarius are quite different, being energetic and idealistic, while also generous and open-minded.


#10 Bananas

10 Facts About November banana pudding lovers

November is apparently the official month of banana pudding lovers.

If you’re not a big fan of pudding don’t worry. There are plenty of other things to celebrate this month.

November is also National Novel Writing Month (US), National Pomegranate Month (US), and National Adoption Month (US), among many others!

Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth

Top 10 Most Dangerous animals On Earth

Our Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth lists those creatures that are responsible for the most human deaths in the world.

Since they’re domesticated animals, we didn’t include Man’s best friend. But don’t be fooled, under the right circumstances, a Dog can be extremely dangerous.

Maulings and bites from rabid dogs are responsible for a majority of the 25,000 dog-related deaths each year. This would place them #4 on our list of most dangerous animals.

We also decided not to include Humans on our list. But for reference, Humans would be the #2 most dangerous animal on Earth, killing an average of 475,000 people per year.

Top 10 Worlds Most Dangerous Animals

#10 Elephants

  • 500 Deaths Per Year 
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Elephants
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Elephants.

Another animal that’s portrayed as a slow-moving, non-aggressive, big ole lumbering giant.

While Elephants will respect your space if you respect theirs, if they feel threatened, or perceive you as a threat to their young they will attack without hesitation.

Generally speaking, wildlife poachers or overly aggressive tourists make up a majority of the people who’ll enrage an Elephant the most.


#9 Hippos

  • 500 Deaths Per Year 
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Hippos
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Hippos.

Don’t be fooled by their Disney characterization as comical lovable characters.

Hippopotamuses are some of the nastiest animals on Earth and will not hesitate to charge humans who get too close.

While Hippos appear on land as slow lumbering giants, in the water, they’re extremely agile, and fast.

Hippos are routinely filmed chasing boats which they can easily capsize and kill their occupants if they feel threatened.


8. Freshwater Crocodiles 

  • 1,000 fatalities per year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Freshwater Crocodiles
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Freshwater Crocodiles.

Freshwater crocodiles are found inhabiting the freshwater rivers, lakes.

Although they can tolerate saltwater, these crocs are kept further upstream by the larger saltwater crocodiles.

Their jaws are quite narrow, making them easily distinguished from the saltwater crocodiles that also inhabit parts of their range.


#7 Tapeworms

  • 2,000 people per year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Tapeworms
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Tapeworms.

Eating undercooked meat from infected animals is the main cause of tapeworm infection in people.

Although tapeworms in humans usually cause few symptoms and are easily treated, they can sometimes cause serious, life-threatening problems.

That’s why it’s important to recognize the symptoms and know how to protect yourself and your family.

People may go years with no symptoms before the infection suddenly becomes serious.


#6 Ascaris Roundworms

  • 2,500 people per year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Ascaris Roundworms
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Ascaris Roundworms

These parasites have tiny eggs easily transferred from contaminated dirt into human mouths.

The roundworm takes up residence in the small intestine and can interfere with nutritional uptake, cause tissue reactions and even lead to intestinal blockage as the worms grow larger.


#5 Saltwater Crocodiles 

  • 3,000 Deaths Per Year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Saltwater Crocodiles
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Saltwater Crocodiles

Florida’s alligators may be scary, but they have nothing on their saltwater cousins.

Saltwater Crocodiles are extremely short-tempered, easily provoked, and aggressive towards anything that crosses their paths. 

Because of their size and speed, they don’t fear any other animal on Earth, and that includes humans.


#4 Scorpions

  • 5,000 Deaths Per Year 
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Deathstalker Scorpion
    Deathstalker Scorpion

When talking about extremely dangerous Scorpions, there are only two kinds that have venom potent enough to kill a human:

Children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to the potent neurotoxins delivered by these two arachnids.


#5 Freshwater snails

  • 10,000 Deaths Per Year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Freshwater snails
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Freshwater snails

As far as the world’s deadliest creatures go, most people think of large predators like sharks and lions. But in fact, if we were to point to the animal kingdom’s most frequent killers, are some of the smallest.

Freshwater Snails belong in this “small but deadly” category, as they’re responsible for killing more humans than sharks, lions, and wolves combined.

Freshwater snails carry a parasitic disease called schistosomiasis, which infects nearly 250 million people, mostly in Asia, Africa, and South America.

“It’s one of the world’s most deadly parasites,” says Susanne Sokolow, a disease ecologist at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station.


#4 Assassin Bugs

  • 10,000 Deaths Per Year 
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Assassin Bugs
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Assassin Bugs

The appropriately named Assassin bugs are predatory insects that are of great benefit to gardeners.

They are proficient at capturing and feeding on a wide variety of prey including other bugs, bees, flies, and caterpillars. 

But they do pose a danger to Humans as the assassin bug transmits a dangerous parasite through its feces.

The parasite, which causes a condition known as Chagas disease, immediately unleashes acute symptoms which can include severe swelling of the heart or brain.

This deadly phase of Chagas disease causes around 10,000 fatalities annually.


#3 Black Mamba / Snakes

  • 20,000 Deaths Per Year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Black Mamba
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Black Mamba

Though the chances of dying from a snake bite in the United States are near zero.

Unfortunately, many countries don’t have access to such high-quality medical care.

Found in rural places of east Africa the Black Mamba’s bite has a 100% fatality rate, making it one of the most dangerous killers in Africa.

Black Mamba’s accounts for a large percentage of the 20,000 deaths from snake bites each year

Just two drops of a Black Mamba venom can kill a human, according to South Africa’s Kruger National Park

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#2 Tsetse fly 

  • 10,000 to 50,000 Deaths Per Year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Tsetse fly 
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Tsetse fly

Unlike a mosquito, which bites you often without you noticing, a bite from a tsetse fly is an extremely unpleasant experience.

The tsetse fly’s mouth has tiny serrations on it that saw into your skin on its way to suck out your blood.

If you’re unlucky enough to be bitten by a Tetse fly they can quite possibly inject a parasite into your blood system called “human African trypanosomiasis,” which is more commonly known as “sleeping sickness.”

Without treatment, it is usually fatal.


#1 Mosquitoes 

  • 750,000 to One Million Deaths Per Year
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Mosquitoes
    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals on Earth Mosquitoes

Though only female mosquitoes feed on humans, the mosquito remains the deadliest animal in the world. Even today, the mosquito is responsible for over 1 million deaths each year.

In addition to spreading deadly diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and dengue, these small insects can have a big impact on a person’s health and well-being.

For example, mosquitoes spread the parasites that cause lymphatic filariasis (LF), one of the world’s leading causes of disability. Also known as elephantiasis, LF causes swollen limbs, severe pain, and social discrimination among millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. 

Malaria Carrying mosquitoes alone account for over half the total number of Human fatalities.

10 Facts That Will Make You Say OMG #4

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#31 Talk About Projectile Vomit

Turkey vultures use defensive vomit to get rid of any disturbing animal. They can propel their vomit up to 10 feet.


#32 Ke$ha

Kesha was an extra in Katy Perry’s music video for “I Kissed a Girl.” Katy had some of her friends in the video – among those, a then-unknown Kesha.


#33 Irony

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Washington state was at Ice Harbor Dam at 118 °F (47.8 °C) on August 5, 1961.


#34 Location…Location…Location

There’s a town in the Oklahoma panhandle named “Hooker” and its slogan is “it’s a location, not a vocation”.


#35 Something Seems Fishy

Sour Patch Kids are from the same manufacturer as Swedish Fish. The red Sour Patch Kids are the same candy as Swedish Fish, but with sour sugar.


#36 LOL 69

Jupiter has 69 moons. A few are 12-37 miles in diameter, but most are barely 1 mile in size. Jupiter itself is 317 times the mass of the Earth.


#37 Accidents Happen

The hand and footprints in front of the Chinese Theater tradition started accidentally when silent film actress, Norma Talmadge stepped on wet cement.


#38 Et Tu Brute

Popularized by the Shakespeare play, many people think Julius Caesar’s last words were “And you, Brutus?” In reality, he said “You too, my child?”


#39 Family 

Wonder Woman has a black sister, Nubia. She was sculpted from black clay-like Diana was sculpted from white clay.


#40 It’s Raining Money

In World War II, Germany tried to collapse the British economy by dropping millions of counterfeit bills over London.

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#21 Alien Abduction Insurance

There is an insurance policy issued against alien abduction. Around 50,000 policies have been sold, mainly to residents of the U.S. and England.


#22 Love

In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was a symbolic declaration of love, and to catch it was to show acceptance of that love.


#23 Don’t Stand There

Alexander Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Aaron Burr on the same spot that his son had been killed 3 years before, and by the same set of pistols.


#24 Location…Location…Location

There’s a town in the Oklahoma panhandle named “Hooker” and its slogan is “it’s a location, not a vocation”.


#25 Caller ID

After the release of the 1996 film “Scream”, which involved an anonymous killer calling and murdering his victims, Caller ID usage tripled in the United States.


#26 A Little Backwards

A woman was elected to the House of Representatives four years before women even won the right to vote.


#27 It’ll Grow Back

Your tonsils can grow back if there was tissue left behind during the removal process. Sometimes it’s accidental, other times it’s left on purpose.


#28 You Got Mail

At one point, 50% of the CDs produced worldwide had an AOL logo on them. The cost for the marketing campaign was in the billions – and it worked.


#29 Tattoo Thomas 

Thomas Edison invented an electric pen in 1876 that was later adapted to become the first tattoo machine in 1891.


#30 That’s One Important Ladder

A mason in 1700’s Jerusalem left his wooden ladder behind after doing some work on a church and now it can’t be moved without the agreement & permission of six different Christian leaders.

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10 Marvel Movie Locations In America That You Can Visit In Real Life

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10 Marvel Movie Locations You Can Visit in Real Life Shawarma - The Avengers

While many of the Marvel movie locations are magically brought to life on sound stages, or by using CGI.

The superhero movie franchise also makes use of locations in America to bring their films to life.

10 Marvel Movie Locations That You Can Visit In Real Life.

 

#1 Randy’s Donuts – Iron Man 2

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10 Marvel Movie Locations You Can Visit in Real Life Randy’s Donuts Iron Man 2

In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)—in full Iron Man armor—lounges inside the large, iconic donut on top of Randy’s Donuts when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) meets him to talk about the Avengers Initiative. The exterior of the real Randy’s Donuts location in Inglewood, California, was used for filming, while the interior of the scene was filmed at Yum Yum Donuts in Playa del Rey, about 20 miles away.

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi

10 Facts about Shushi

Sushi is a visually appealing, culturally addictive, and artistic form of food – but there’s a lot more to sushi than just raw fish.

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi

#1 Sushi started out as cheap food that was sold on the street.

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi Cheap Food Sold On Streets

There was a time when sushi was not considered a delicacy to be enjoyed at fine dining restaurants.

Customers did not need a credit card to enjoy a lavish sushi spread.

It started as cheap food sold at street-side stalls to provide quick lunch to people who did not have time to sit down and eat.


#2 An Earthquake in 1923 Changed Sushi Forever

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi 1923 earthquake In Japan

The tragedy and devastation brought about by The Great Kantō earthquake in Japan in 1923 had far-reaching effects and caused the land prices to decline significantly.

It offered an opportunity for the sushi vendors to take their stalls indoors and this led to brick-and-mortar sushi-ya.

By the 1950s, sushi was mostly served indoors at restaurants. 


#3 Hanaya Yohei Created Sushi

Hanaya Yohei Created Sushi

Hanaya Yohei is credited as the inventor or introducer of sushi in Japan close to the mid-1800s, during the end of the Edo period.

He used tuna fish caught from the Tokyo Bay and slightly cooked or marinated the fish in soy sauce or vinegar to prevent spoilage.

He served slices of fish on vinegared rice balls, which is believed by many to be the cradle of today’s modern sushi. 


#4 Los Angeles Was the 1st American City

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi first sold in Los Angeles

Los Angeles became the first US city to introduce sushi to American food culture.

The credit goes to a man named Noritoshi Kanai and his business partner who opened a sushi restaurant in Little Tokyo in 1966.

It is believed to be the first known place to offer traditional nigiri sushi to America.


#5 Restaurant Wasabi Is Really Hordradish Died Green 

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi Green Wasabi

Most, if not all restaurants will have a green paste known as ‘wasabi’ at the side. However, they don’t serve the real thing that comes from the rhizome of wasabia japonica plant.

Instead, it is substituted with horseradish, cornstarch, mustard flour, and green coloring. 

Most people have never tasted real wasabi, but the substitute which tastes almost similar. Authentic wasabi is very expensive and often served in high-end sushi restaurants for an extra price.


#6 Real Wasabi Was Used to Kill Parasites

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi Real Wasabi

Real Wasabi is spicy!

The heat of real wasabi comes from the antimicrobial chemicals present in the plant, and it was used in sushi to kill any parasites and microbes in raw fish.

With advances in technology, fish and seafood are now flash-frozen, ruling out the fear of parasites. However, wasabi paste is still served with sushi as a tradition. 


#7 Sushi Doesn’t Mean Raw Fish

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi Cucumber

While most people envision raw fish when they hear sushi, there is much more to this Japanese delicacy.

There are various types that contain fried, smoked, or cooked fish and seafood.

Vegetarians can also enjoy a plethora of veggie options that include cucumber, spinach, carrots, avocado, and so on.


#8 You Can Eat With Your Hands.

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi Eating With Your Hands

Many people shy away from going to a sushi restaurant because they don’t know how to use chopsticks.

The fact is you can use your hands for eating without feeling ashamed because that’s how it’s supposed to be.

Chopsticks are typically used for eating sashimi as it contains thin slices of raw fish.


#9 It takes 10 Years of Training To Become a Master

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi 10 years to become Master

The reason why sushi masters are so highly revered is that they train for years, often over ten years to achieve the status of a ‘master’.

The initial training years are spent in learning how to hold a sushi knife correctly. They know the art to create the perfect balance of form, texture, and flavours. 


#10 The Six Types 

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi six Most Popular Types

One of the more interesting facts about sushi is that there are mainly six different types of sushi that are namely:

  1. Chirashizushi or scattered sushi.
  2. Inarizushi or sushi served in deep-fried tofu pouches.
  3. Maki or sushi rolls.
  4. Nigiri, fish over rice.
  5. Oshi or boxed sushi.
  6. Nare, the original form of sushi.

#10 Five Most Popular Sushi Rolls

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi five Most Popular Rolls

1. Tiger Roll

Tiger rolls are rice, crab, and cucumber rolls topped with shrimp tempura and avocado. The sushi chef rolls the rice and crabmeat with a sour-spicy sauce in seaweed sheets and then tops the rolls with shrimp tempura and avocado. Some chefs replace the crabmeat in the roll with additional shrimp. The name comes from the type of shrimp used: the tiger prawn. 

2. California Roll

One of the most popular types of sushi on any sushi bar menu, California rolls are made “inside out,” with the rice wrapped on the outside of the seaweed surround the filling of shrimp or crab meat, cucumber, and avocado. Some Japanese restaurants offer a vegetarian version of a California Roll without the seafood. 

3. Spicy Tuna Roll

Another popular choice at the sushi bar, a spicy tuna roll typically only has three ingredients: fresh tuna, nori seaweed, and sushi rice. Some chefs mix sesame seeds into the rice for extra flavor and add avocado or cucumber to the roll. The tuna and rice are rolled up in the seaweed, and then cut into six pieces for eating. These pieces are then topped with a spicy sauce made with ichimi togarashi, a dried red chili pepper. 

4. Yellowtail Roll

A yellowtail roll features yellowtail sashimi wrapped in seaweed with rice, cucumber, and scallion. The finished roll is then topped with additional pieces of yellowtail sashimi, and some chefs add a spicy sauce as well. Although some people think that yellowtail is a type of tuna, it’s actually a species of amberjack that features a yellow stripe on its body. 

5. Rainbow Roll

If you can’t decide what type of fish you want, a rainbow roll gives you plenty of options. Another inside-out roll, the rainbow roll typically features crab and cucumber wrapped in seaweed and sushi rice, topped with avocado and 5 kinds of fish: tuna, salmon, yellowtail, whitefish, and red snapper. 


Bonus Sushi Etiquette

10 Interesting Facts About Sushi Etiquette

There are certain Sushi etiquettes that one should follow.

  • Never ask the sushi if the fish is fresh.
  • Don’t play with your chopsticks.
  • Never slather on the soy sauce. 
  • Don’t talk to the Chef.
  • Never mix soy sauce with Wasabi.
  • Dip only the fish not the rice in soy sauce.
  • Use the wet towel.

While no one will throw you out of a restaurant for not following the sushi etiquettes, you will enhance your dining experience and those of others by complying with them.

10 Fast Facts About Food #1

10 Fast Facts about Food

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1/10  In 1889 The Margherita Pizza was named in honor of the Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy.

10 Fast Fact Pizza Delivery 1889 Queen Margherita of Savoy


2/10  You can buy Eel Flavored Ice Cream In Japan

10 Fast Facts Eel Flavored Ice Cream


3/10  To cook an egg on a sidewalk it needs to be 160°F.

10 Fast Facts Cook egg on sidewalk


4/10  Corn is grown everywhere on Earth except Antarctica

10 Fast Facts Corn


5/10 It takes 1-1/2 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of Ice Cream.

10 Fast Facts Gallon Of Ice Cream


6/10  Peaches and Nectarines are essentially the same fruit.

Peaches and nectarines are essentially the same fruit.


7/10 Spam is a mashup of the words “spice” and “ham.”

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8/10 Most Wasabi served at Sushi Restaurants is just horseradish that’s dyed green.

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9/10 Too much Nutmeg can give you a Hallucinogenic High

10 Fast Facts Nutmeg


10/10  Lemons Float but Limes Sink.

10 Fast Facts Lemon Limes

10 Fast Facts About Animals #1

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10 Fast Facts About Animals #1

1/10  In 21 of the United States International Airports they employee “The Beagle Brigade” to keep illegal items out of America.

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The Beagle Brigade

2/10  Although Bobcats are rarely seen, it is the most common wildcat in North America.

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3/10  Seahorses can move their eyes independently of one another to better scan for predators.

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4/10  The Nile Crocodile can hold its breath for upwards of 2 hours as it waits for its next meal to come into striking distance.

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5/10  A Cat’s tail contains nearly 10% of all the bones in it’s body. 

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6/10 Apes laugh when tickled.

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10 Fast Facts – Apes

7/10  Geckos are nature’s Spider-Man, thanks to having millions of tiny hairs on their feet they can climb any wall, and can even hang off a tree branch using just one toe.

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8/10  “Armadillo” is Spanish for “Little Armoured One”.

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9/10  In the past some people believed to relieve a toothache one needed to only kiss a Donkey.

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10/10 Komodo Dragons can eat 5 pounds of meat in less than a minute, and their tails store extra fat to use in times of famine.

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Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals

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Who doesn’t like domesticated animals, like Dogs, Cats, and Birds?

Our list of Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals includes some pets like Dogs that you just can’t wait to cuddle, and some like snakes that will have you asking ‘How can someone own THAT as a pet?

Fun Facts About Domesticated Animals

  • 393.3 million pets live in the United States.
  • Pet ownership has increased 20% since 1988.
  • 85 million or 67% of American homes include a pet.
  • 95% of American pet owners consider their pets to be family members.
  • Freshwater aquarium fish are the most popular pet by numbers, with 139.3 million of them nationwide.
  • Generation X and Millennials make up more than two-thirds of all pet owners in the United States.
  • Americans spend $1 billion each year on pet insurance.

Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals To Own

Our list of the Top 10 domesticated Animals isn’t based on just one metric.

Because if that was the case fish would be the most popular pet in America just by their sheer numbers.

Instead, we looked at a combination of factors, lifespan, upkeep, the animal’s interaction with pet owners, etc. to come up with our top 10 best list.

Number 10 The Top 10 Best List, top 10 list

Turtles

Turtletop-10-best-list-AnimalsBringing up the rear, our slowpoke pals, the Turtles

Turtles are one of the most popular specialty pets, according to AVMA’s calculations. They’re even more popular than snakes and lizards. Despite their tough exterior, many pet owners find them to be sweet and docile.

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Ferrets

Ferrets top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsBack in the 80s and 90’s Ferrets were all the rage, but they aren’t as popular today.

But still, according to the AVMA’s 2012 calculations, an estimated 334 out of every 1,000 households owns a ferret. Again, this makes sense due to their size and their availability in most pet stores.

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Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs top 10 best list Domesticated Animals

While Guinea pigs are pretty popular.

But they’re slightly less popular than hamsters, guinea pigs are a popular choice. Like hamsters, their small size and accessibility are what’s most likely making them a popular domesticated animal.

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Hamsters

Hamster top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsAccording to AVMA’s 2012 calculations, 887 out of 1,000 households own a hamster. This not surprising since they’re small in size and can affordably found in most pet stores in the US.

It’s kind of strange that people freak out if they see a mouse, but the same people just can’t wait to cuddle up to a hamster?

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Poultry

Poultry top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsPoultry — generally chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese — are a popular choice around the US. They’re more popular than hamsters and guinea pigs.

According to AVMA’s calculations, a lot of households own multiple poultry pets.

On the bright side, during a pandemic, or if you live in Texas and lose power, you’ll never have to worry about dinner if the grocery stores unexpectedly close.

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Rabbits

Rabbits top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsIt’s not surprising when you see how adorable they are.

After fish, rabbits are the second most common specialty pet among households, according to the American Veterinarian Association.

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Birds

Birds top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsFound in 6% of pet-owning households nationwide, bird owners mainly enjoy their pets because they are fun to watch and are an interesting conversation piece.

According to Petcha, cockatiels and parrots are the two most popular breeds amongst American owners.

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Fish

Fish top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsFish are the third most popular pet in the United States, with nearly 12% of American households owning at least one. Owners say they make attractive home decor, as well as that maintaining fish, is a fun and easy hobby.
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Cats

cats top 10 best list AnimalsCats are cute, cats are independent, and cats don’t need to go for a walk during a Hurricane. Some breeds better than others but there are a lot of good breeds such as Shorthair, Scottish Fold, and Maine Coon. They are cute and WAY WAY better than dogs.
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Dogs

dog top 10 best list AnimalsDogs are cute, dogs are loyal. Some breeds better than others but there are a lot of good breeds such as Dachshunds, retrievers, and beagles. They are cute and WAY WAY better than cats.

 

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  • 11. Pigs
  • 12. Iguanas
  • 13. Snakes
  • 14. Horses

Don’t Agree With Our List Of The Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals? 

Leave a comment below with your recommendations for the top 10 best-domesticated animals of all time.

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Top 10 Best Baseball Players of All Time

Top 10 Best Baseball Players of All Time

Here’s our list of the Top 10 Best Baseball Players of All Time

Right now MLB Baseball has an unprecedented crop of young stars capable of joining baseball royalty.

Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Jacob DeGrom all have the potential to stroll right into the Baseball Hall of Fame with another 10 years of dominance.

If Mike Trout continues along his current trajectory he may finish being ranked among the best ever to play the game.

Perhaps history will one day prop these burgeoning studs alongside the game’s all-time greats, but until then here is our list of Baseball’s all-time greats.

Top 10 Best Baseball Players of All Time

Of course, everyone has their own personal opinion over what constitutes the Best Baseball Players of All Time.

Our top 10 baseball players list, however, puts more stock in the player’s results than their reputation.

10. Mickey Mantle

18 Season – 1951-1968 Mantle hit 536 home runs during 18 seasons with the Yankees.

Mickey Mantle

Of the older all-time legends, Mantle feels most like a modern superstar.

The Mick blasted 290 of his 536 career home runs from 1955 to 1961, a superb peak consisting of three double-digit WAR campaigns from both cited models. Amazingly, these didn’t all align with his three MVP trophies.

When Yankees teammate Roger Maris hit a then-record-setting 61 home runs in 1961, Mantle finished second in MVP voting despite sporting a 10.5 rWAR.


9. Walter Johnson

21 Seasons – 1907-1927 Walter Johnson posted an ERA below 2.00 in 7 straight seasons.

Walter Johnson

From 1907 to 1919, Walter Johnson posted a 1.65 ERA and 1.86 FIP. With eight seasons left in his Hall of Fame career, the Washington Senators ace had already compiled 297 victories.

Had the Cy Young Award existed, he would have won plenty. After all, he accrued at least 320 innings with an ERA of 1.90 or lower in seven-straight seasons, a streak ended by 1917’s bloated 2.21 ERA.


8. Cy Young

22 Years – 1890-1911 Cy Young’s name is now synonymous with pitching excellence.

Cy Young

In the era of pitchers being on a 100 pitch count, the thought of any pitcher hurling 7,356 innings is far-fetched now.

But Cy Young was still an incomparable workhorse in the late 1890s and early 1900s. He tossed over 1,000 frames more than runner-up Pud Galvin, who narrowly eclipsed 6,000.

As a result, the namesake for an award honoring pitching excellence accrued the most wins and losses. He did so with a 2.63 ERA and 138 ERA+, so he hardly just ate up empty innings.


7. Lou Gehrig

17 Seasons – 1923-1939 – Lou Gehrig, made his famous retirement speech on July 4, 1939.

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig is unfortunately not firstly synonymous with his .340/.447/.632 slash line and 493 home runs. Instead, even young fans hear the echo reverberating across Yankee Stadium as he calls himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

Gehrig, who made the famous retirement speech on July 4, 1939, due to an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis, died on June 2, 1941. He was 37.


6. Ty Cobb

24 Seasons – 1905-1928 Ty Cobb sets MLB’s batting-average benchmark at .366

Ty Cobb

Despite losing his all-time hits record to Rose, Ty Cobb still sports the game’s best batting average at .366. Also second in triples (295) and fourth in stolen bases (897), he’s a top-10 lock.

After debuting with a .240 average in 41 games, he never batted below .316 through 23 seasons. Along the way, he topped .400 three times and won a dozen batting titles.


5. Hank Aaron

23 Seasons – 1954-1976 Hammerin’ Hank ranks 3rd in all-time hits & 2nd in home runs.

Hank Aaron

Home runs aren’t everything, but hitting 755 of them is a surefire way to join the conversation of best hitters ever.

Until 2007, Hank Aaron held the all-time mark for dingers while sporting a career .305 batting average and 155 OPS+. Of the 19 players with 534 or more long balls, he’s the only one with a strikeout percentage (9.9) below 10.0.


4. Ted Williams

19 Seasons – 1939-1960 Before enlisting Williams hit .406/.553/.735 for the Red Sox

Ted Williams

As a hitter, you’re doing something right when ranking second behind Ruth.

That’s where Ted Williams resides in slugging percentage OPS+, wOBA and wRC+. He even eclipses Ruth in batting average (.344 to Ruth’s .342) while boasting the best on-base percentage (.482) ever. For that, the Red Sox legend can credit a 20.6 walk rate elite even by modern standards in an era preaching more plate discipline.

Like DiMaggio, Williams left baseball in his prime for three years in the U.S. military. He also missed most of the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to the Korean War.


3. Barry Bonds

22 Seasons 1986 – 2007 Bonds owns the records for most home runs ever (762)

Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds broke Aaron’s record in part by belting 73 home runs in 2001. He was even better in 2002.

His homer tally dipped to 46, but he encored the historic season by hitting .370/.582/.799. Fearful pitchers walked him 198 times, 68 intentionally. Those numbers pale in comparison to the 232 walks, 120 intentional, he yielded in 2004.

And yes, he probably had some help, but he was an all-time great before using steroids and transforming into a mountainous slugger. If not for the PED cloud, Bonds may rank second.


2. Willie Mays

22 Seasons – 1951-1973 Say Hey Willie Mays is the epitome of what a 5-tool player looks like

Willie Mays

The game’s most well-rounded player, Willie Mays molded elite contact, power and defense to become the greatest center fielder ever.

Fifth with 660 home runs, Mays also delivered a .302 average and 156 OPS+. Yet his glove vaulted him to the second spot.

Among all outfielders, FanGraphs only credits Andruw Jones with providing more defensive worth. He is third all-time with 149.9 fWAR.


1. Babe Ruth

22 Seasons – 1914-1935 Did you expect anyone else to occupy the top spot?

Babe Ruth

Ned Williamson held the record for most home runs in a season at 27 before Babe Ruth belted 29 in 1919. When he shattered that milestone with 54 the following year, nobody else reached 20.

From 1918 to 1931, he led or tied the AL in home runs 12 times. The Sultan of Swat smacked 602 long balls during that timeframe. Nobody else hit 300.

The .342/.474/.690 outlier ranks first in wOBAwRC+OPS+ and WAR (from both sites) by considerable margins. That doesn’t even factor in his 2.28 ERA over 1,221.1 innings on the mound. Before transitioning into a full-time outfielder, he tossed 650 innings in 1916 and 1917 combined, earning 47 wins and a 1.88 ERA.


Close But No Cigar

  • 11. Rogers Hornsby
  • 12. Stan Musial
  • 13. Honus Wagner
  • 14. Tris Speaker
  • 15. Joe DiMaggio
  • 16. Roger Clemens
  • 17. Christy Mathewson
  • 18. Greg Maddux
  • 19. Eddie Collins
  • 20. Alex Rodriguez

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