The bigger they come, the harder they fall
The more powerful and successful people are, the more they suffer when they experience defeat and disaster.
Cyclone, Typhoon, Hurricane…Are They All The Same?
Are hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons distinct meteorological phenomena, or just different names for the same horrible type of storm? Cyclones explained Let’s start with cyclone, since it has the clearest and most precise definition of the three. A cyclone is “a large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion.” And cyclones spin “counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.” …
In The Huddle, They Speak A Different Language
With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, it’s a good time to take a look at the language of the sport of professional football. Whether you’re referring to words used for penalties such as offside and clipping or actual play calling (which is truly arcane), football has a language all its own. With that in mind, here’s a list of curious football terminology. On …
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