Category: Sports

Gymnastics History – A Brief Overview

Gymnastics, as an activity, has been around for more than two thousand years in one form or another, from the ancient Greek Olympics, to Roman ceremony, to today’s modern meets. As an organized and truly competitive sport, gymnastics has existed for a little more than a century. It was introduced in the mid 1800s to

American Mobsters – Little Augie (Jacon Orgen)

Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen was born on the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1896. He quickly ditched school and became known as a “Schlammer” for the Benjamin “Dopey” Fein mob. “Schlammers,” or “Sluggers” were basically head-breakers who kept the union workers in line, by “schlamming” them on the side of the

12 Things to Check Before You Buy an Upholstered Chair

Chairs have evolved over thousands of years. There is evidence that the Stone Age people used chairs. The Egyptians were routinely using chairs as early as 650 AD. By the 1600s chairs had become part of interior design. In the 1700s upholstery started to appear on chairs. Upholstered chairs are common today, but you need

A Horse Racing System That Produces 50% Winners

This article is written for people who do not know much about horse racing but from time to time want to enjoy the heart-pounding excitement of the Sport of Kings. First understand, betting horses is a gamble. There is no short-cut secret to winning millions in a week. Although a lot of people would like

You Can Protect Your Country Mailbox From Theft and Vandalism

For decades youngsters have targeted country mailboxes for Friday and Saturday night batting practices. This bashing of mailboxes is actually a Federal crime. Vandalism of any kind is covered in the United States Postal Service (USPS) regulations, Title 18, United States Code, Section 1705. The section states “Whoever willfully or maliciously injures, tears down or

What’s Hanging? Why It’s Considered Bad Luck to Walk Under a Ladder

Black cats, Friday the 13th, sidewalk cracks and ladders all have something in common. They are part of a long tradition of superstitions. Superstitions are plentiful in every culture, tradition, industry and career. Baseball teams are full of rituals and superstitions. Theatre has lively and entertaining superstitions. Common superstitions include bad luck the follows cracking