Tuesday, June 29, 2010


~ A sharrow is an arrowlike marking - generally of a bike topped by a pair of chevrons - that is stenciled on roadways that are to be share with bicyclists. The term sharrow stands for shared lane arrow or shared use arrow.
~ When Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company went into business in 1898 they made bicycle and carriage tires, and also rubber horseshoe pads and poker chips.

~ The the world of sports sabermetrics is the statistical analysis of baseball data. The word is an acronym of sorts for the Society for American Baseball Research, the organization behind the number crunching.

~ The "21 Tee" salute at the 2000 U.S. Open in Pebble Beach was in memory of defending champion Payne Stewart, who had died months before in an airplane accident. Twenty-one golfers lined up and simultaneously hit balls from the 18th fairway into the Pacific Ocean.

~ The upscale Washington D.C. neighborhood, Georgetown, was named for King George II of England, not George Washington. It was formally established in 1751 as a Maryland tobacco port, and was officially incorporated into the District of Columbia in 1871.

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