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There are 32 teams in the NFL, 30 in MLB, 30 NBA teams, and 32 in the NHL. Some players spend their entire careers with one. Baseball Hall of Famer is a good example. Al Kaline played his entire 22...
Where do cities get their names? Quite often from the past names of Presidents or other famous politicians. There are several cities named after Lincoln. The nation’s capital is named after...
Of the 7.9 billion people in the world, some live in terribly crowded areas and some others in areas so remote they may not see other humans regularly. The U.S is a microcosm of this. New...
The first Olympics were held in Greece and started in the 8th Century BC. What is known as the modern Olympics began much later, in Athens, in 1896. Since then, the game has been hosted all over the...
For a young country, America has an unfortunate history of wars. The Revolutionary War (1777 to 1783) made the U.S. an independent country. The War of 1812 (1812 to 1815) was a second conflict with...
It seems that America faced endless floods, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires last year. The Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions recently posted research that supports some of these...
Some rivalries go back as far as the modern era of professional sports in America. This ranges back to around 1900 in MLB, and 1920 for the NFL. The NBA began in 1946, and the NHL in 1917. In each of...
The U.S. population in 1880 was just over 50 million people which is about what South Korea’s is today.  According to the 2020 Census, that number has grown to 331 million. The Census also...
There have been 55 Super Bowls. Of the NFL’s 32 teams, 20 have won Super Bowls. Another 14 have won more than one. At this point, two teams have won six–the New England Patriots and...
The American Veterinary Medical Association claims that the number of households that own dogs total 48,255,413. That tops cat by over 15 million. Among the reasons this is extraordinary is that...
The lifespan of Americans has increased considerably over the last century. Lifespan at birth in 1920 was 53 years. That figure jumped to 79 years in 2020. Some people live much longer than that. The...
“South” means warm temperatures to most Americans. This changes when the yardstick includes the southernmost city in the world because it is relatively close to the continent of...
Dog racing, which is almost exclusively greyhound racing in the U.S. emerged in the 1920s. Dogs chased a “mechanical rabbit” around a track. The sport was akin to horse racing, but with...
America, founded 245 years ago, is not a very old country by most standards. There are nations, particularly throughout Europe and Asia, which were founded much earlier. America gets...
Cats are second only to dogs in terms of popular pets in the U.S. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, almost 32 million households have cats. Being a cat owner can be expensive....