The first woman to finish the Boston Marathon, Roberta Gibb, actually ran the race a few years earlier in 1966.
She hid in some bushes until the race started to avoid detection and then ran the marathon without any official sanction.
Another woman, Katherine Switzer, didn’t declare herself a woman when she competed in 1967 and was allowed to enter the race.
It wasn’t until fall 1971 when the Amateur Athletics Union allowed women to compete, which made 1972’s marathon the first to officially allow female entrants.
Eight women competed in the 1972 Boston Marathon, and all eight completed it, with Nina Kuscsik claiming the first official female victory.
When watermelons are grilled or baked, they lose their granular texture and can even be used as a meat substitute, a “watermelon steak.”
In , United Airlines made a man with Cerebral Palsy crawl off one of its flights. The flight attendants just watched as he struggled.
“Bluetooth” technology was named after a 10 th Century king, King Harald Bluetooth. He united Denmark and Norway – just like wireless technology united computers and cell phones.
All dogs are banned from Antarctica since April 1994. This ban was made because of the concern that dogs might spread diseases to seals.
There’s a sport called “squirrel fishing,” in which participants try to catch squirrels and lift them into the air by using a nut on a fishing pole.
The group that took responsibility for the flaw’s exposure, known as Hackers Unite, claimed that they didn’t want to destroy anything by leaking it but rather wanted to draw seemingly much-needed attention to Microsoft’s failing security systems.
Experts believe that the ability to access any email account with a simple password was unintentionally left behind as a “backdoor” by Microsoft’s engineers, something Microsoft has never admitted.
A small population of Mammoths survived on the Wrangel Island until 1650 BC, about 900 years after the construction of The Great Pyramid of Giza ND installment loans was completed.
Tickling has been divided into two types. Knismesis refers to “light feather-like” tickling, and gargalesis refers to “harder laughter-inducing” tickling.
C-3PO and R2-D2 had their own 1985 single-season 13 episode spin-off TV series called Star Wars: Droids. The season showed the adventures of R2-D2 C-3P0 before they joined Luke Skywalker.
So how did so many pyramids end up down in Sudan? From 3,000 BC, Egypt’s armies were sent south to conquer whoever they found, reaching as far as modern-day Sudan.
There they lorded over the locals until the Egyptian empire collapsed in 1,070 BC, but their influence remained for much longer.
Less than three hundred years later, the new rulers of this region, the Kush, still believed in the Egyptian gods and started constructing pyramids en masse.
February used to be the last month of the year, which is why it has the shortest number of days.
A Canadian company started selling fresh air in a can as a joke, then Chinese consumers made it real, paying up to $20 a can.
In ed Kevin Shelley broke 46 wooden toilet seats with his head in one minute to create a world record.
College of the Ozarks doesn’t charge tuition. Instead, students work on campus at least 15 hours a week and have two 40-hour workweeks.
The Japanese have a work philosophy called “kaizen,” where people constantly seek ways to improve methods instead of just doing it the same way.