Miscellaneous: Sports, Culture, Religion, and More
Here’s a grab-bag of interesting web pages. We hope you enjoy it!
Lance Armstrong in disgrace: what did he do?
Olympic athletes shattering records – how winning times and distances have changed over time
The 50 highest-earning American athletes
What is a “bounty” in football? Ask a Saint…
What is March Madness?
Hockey and degenerative brain disease
College sports, corruption and scandal
The one and only Mariano Rivera: more saves than any pitcher in baseball history
Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak: an unbroken record, 70 years later
Want to be a quarterback? Throwing a spiral is harder than it looks
Surprising baseball statistics
YouTube, free speech, and anti-American violence: a clash of cultures
Tintin? Who’s Tintin?
Does anyone actually buy the new designs modeled at fashion shows?
The story of Mardi Gras
Wang Shu: the first Chinese architect to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize
Pixar Animation: how it got started
What Apple achieved under Steve Jobs: timeline of a cultural revolution
The life of Bob Dylan — so far
Bruce Springsteen’s eulogy for Clarence Clemons
Basic beliefs of the Mormon religion
What’s the difference between a religion and a cult?
Basics of the Sikh religion (Note that it’s unrelated to Islam)
Do you speak Christian?
Barry Commoner, pioneer of the environmental movement, 1917-2012
A brief biography of Nelson Mandela, in honor of his 93rd birthday
Remembering Elena Bonner, who fought for freedom under the Soviets
About Neil Armstrong
Roger Fisher: a man who made conflict resolution his life’s work
Dr. Paul Farmer: bringing modern medicine to the world’s poor
About Dominique Strauss-Kahn: personal and professional
Meet the young Kenyan whose solar-powered lantern lets children study at night in homes without electricity
All about Earth Day
What is Cinco de Mayo all about?
A short history of Memorial Day
A different side of Memorial Day history
Fourth of July myths debunked
What money can buy, and what it shouldn’t be able to buy
How childhood stress leads to lifelong problems, in school and elsewhere
Career vs. family: a super-achiever who stepped down from a position of power says women can’t have it all
Is it possible to put an end to war? This author thinks so.
The animals we eat: we should make sure they suffer less
What is Satyagraha, and why do we need it now?
Child protection laws grew out of animal cruelty laws: here’s how…
Do you know your news basics? See if you can do better than the average American.
What were the biggest news stories of 2011? A quick recap.
Will the world end on December 21, 2012? What were those Mayans thinking?
How much of your stuff was made in part by slave labor?
The grisly process of factory-farming turkeys and chickens: this may turn you into a vegetarian
What parents can do to help their kids become better students: advice backed up by international research
Earthship: self-sufficient homes made of discarded tires and dirt
What the average American eats in a year
How should we shield kids from adult internet content?
Rescuing five young girls from prostitution in India
All about crystal meth