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A Brief History of the Super Bowl Broadcast

© Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI/Corbis Sunday will mark the 17th time that NBC has broadcast the Super Bowl, tying it with CBS for the most in NFL history. Here’s a brief history of the Super Bowl on TV. The AFL-NFL World Championship Game Simulcast In 1967, NBC and CBS simulcast the first Super Bowl between the Kansas City [...]

Who Invented the Gatorade Shower?

Snow and ice may be dominating the weather report, but January is also a great time for another very specific type of precipitation: the Gatorade shower. With the college bowl season winding down tonight and the NFL playoffs heating up this weekend, get ready to see some coaches covered in sports drink. Here are the [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Thanksgiving Foods You Might Not Be Having

I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. It’s one day where you don’t have to worry about the calorie content of what you’re eating (maybe you should, but most of us probably don’t) – the gorge-fest is encouraged and expected. But what I might be looking forward to stuffing my face with isn’t the same thing you [...]

10 Modern Measurements

John Madden of GeekDad relates the story of how the ’smoot’ became a measurement of distance: Way back in 1958, the MIT chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity used pledge Oliver R. Smoot to measure the Harvard Bridge in Massachusetts, coining the smoot as a unit of measurement in the process – one smoot equaling [...]