Football is not my favorite sport, but it also doesn’t take absolute concentration so you can have it as back ground noise. Watching it on TV is easy because TV networks will enthusiastically replay and endlessly discuss ever major hit, option, missed tackle, and touchdown a half-dozen times during a show. Zone Defense or Man to Man Defense?? The debate rages on…
So while I’m not the biggest football fan; as a child I cheered for the Bengals because I liked their outfits – they had stripes like kitties, I liked kitties, so I liked the Bengals, I’m trying to create a BLOG many can enjoy with different interests.
Therefore, for trivia, I give you the ‘NFL Team Helmets’ trivia from Briangle.com.
1. True or False?
The Chicago Bears have a blue “C” on their helmet.
2. The Cleveland Browns’ helmet is what color?
a) Light Brown
d) Dark Brown
3. Which team has a predominantly purple helmet?
a) Washington Redskins
b) Minnesota Vikings
c) Atlanta Falcons
d) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
e) Detroit Lions
4. Which team’s helmet has stripes across it?
a) Denver Broncos
b) Cincinnati Bengals
c) San Diego Chargers
d) Jacksonville Jaguars
e) Minnesota Vikings
5. The fleur-de-lis appears on which team’s helmet?
a) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
b) Pittsburgh Steelers
c) Indianapolis Colts
d) Oakland Raiders
e) New Orleans Saints
6. Which teams’ helmets have a white background?
a) Arizona and San Francisco
b) Tennessee and Carolina
c) Green Bay and Oakland
d) NY Jets and Indianapolis
e) Carolina and Oakland
7. True or False?
The Kansas City Chiefs have their initials, “KC”, on their helmet.
8. True or False?
The raven on the Baltimore Ravens’ helmet is purple.
9. The mascots on which two teams’ helmets are wearing football helmets?
a) Houston and Denver
b) Tennessee and Buffalo
c) Washington and NY Jets
d) Oakland and Miami
e) Atlanta and St. Louis
10. What are the colors of the three diamonds on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ helmet?
a) Red, Blue, Green
b) Blue, Black, Green
c) Red, White, Blue
d) Blue, Yellow, Red
e) Red, Orange, Yellow
Answers at the bottom of the page.
Wow, major bumper crop of weird news around the interwebs, here were my top picks. Skipping Chuck Shepherd’s column this time around, but we’ll catch him on the flip side.
Now, on with the show.
Gives new meaning to the phrase, “Just a little off the top…”
LOUISVILLE, Ky (Reuters) – A Kentucky doctor acted properly when he amputated part of a truck driver’s penis after finding cancer during what was expected to have been a routine circumcision surgery in 2007, a jury found on Wednesday.
Phillip Seaton, 64, had sought $16 million in damages against Dr. John Patterson for performing the partial amputation after he discovered a cancerous tumor on Seaton’s penis during the surgery, which had been expected to uncover a fungal infection.
Jurors in Shelby County Circuit Court about 30 miles east of Louisville quickly reached a verdict in favor of Patterson, a Frankfort, Kentucky, doctor.
The jury of six men and six women ruled unanimously against a claim that Patterson failed to exercise proper care. They also ruled 10-2 against a claim that Seaton hadn’t consented to the amputation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) – A spill of frozen bull semen bound for a breeder in the state of Texas triggered a scare on Tuesday that temporarily shut down a U.S. interstate highway during the morning rush hour.
The incident began when the driver of a Greyhound bus carrying the freight alerted the fire department he had lost a part of his load while negotiating the ramp on a highway near Nashville.
“We didn’t know what it was, but we were told (the canisters) were non-toxic,” said Maggie Lawrence, a fire department spokeswoman.
When firefighters arrived on the ramp, they saw “four small propane-sized canisters (that) began to emit a light vapor,” Lawrence said.
In addition to the vapor, the canisters also let off an unpleasant odor and the ramp was closed while emergency personnel tried to determine what was in the containers.
The bus driver turned around to retrieve the canisters. Once emergency personnel learned the smoking canisters were nothing hazardous and that they simply contained frozen bull semen that had been stored on dry ice, Tennessee Department of Transportation and fire department workers cleared the ramp.
“It was no different to us than if a mattress fell off a truck,” said transportation spokeswoman B.J. Doughty.
From Reuters, a story about a Ferry that ran a ground while the captain was locked in the bathroom. Fortunately, no one was hurt, just some minor bruises.
HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Finnish ferry has run aground while its captain was stuck in the bathroom.
One member of staff managed to slow the island-hopping tourist ferry down, but the vessel, carrying 54 passengers, slammed onto a rock near the shore of Helsinki, the Finnish coastguard said on Friday.
The captain got stuck in the bathroom because of a jammed lock and yelled for help, the coastguard said.
Reuters again brings an amazing story this week of an elderly woman who beat back burglars with a cane.
BERLIN (Reuters) – A feisty 90-year-old German woman chased away three would-be burglars from her rural farmhouse with her cane, police said on Monday.
The retired farmer was moving around her house with the help of a walking frame and spotted the intruders — two men and one woman.
She grabbed her cane and started beating the burglars with it. The trio fled the house in a town outside Muenster.
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A 6-foot (1.83-meter) long tropical snake that showed up uninvited at a Pennsylvania memorial service in May has been nursed back to health and put up for adoption, an animal rescue official said on Friday.
The red tail boa constrictor was found near a parking area at Hershey Cemetery in central Pennsylvania as guests gathered for a funeral. The snake, which was not aggressive, was later handed over to Forgotten Friend, a reptile sanctuary.
The boa constrictor was suffering from a minor respiratory ailment, likely because it had spent several nights in temperatures much cooler than those of its natural habitat in the rain forests of South America, the organization’s president, Jesse Rothacker, said at the time.
On Friday, Rothacker said the snake had returned to health and was ready to be adopted.
“The snake has had a chance to dine on many, many frozen rats and bask in the warmth of the (sanctuary’s) reptile room,” he said. “She’s doing a lot better. She’s at the point now that she’s listed for adoption.”
Rothacker said the sanctuary was seeking an experienced owner and warned current boa constrictor owners against releasing their pets into the wild, an offense he said was tantamount to animal cruelty.
Here is a quick synopsis of some amazing pictures that are promised by the crew at Cracked.com to not be photoshopped. This is actually like their 8’th list so I’m only hitting the highlights of the latest you can see them all at Cracked.com.
I’m going to re-rank these in the order of my favorite.
Octopus vs. Mr. Potato Head…
Long and the short of it; Octupi are creative and inquisitive creatures, so the people at this aquarium tossed him a Mr. Potato Head toy and the creature joyfully pulled his arms, legs and other bits off.
Traveling through the lands of Moria…
Believed to be one of the largest caves in the world, it is located in Vietnam. Having a hard time judging depth and size? Take note of the teeny, tiny spelunker in the middle of the picture with the head lantern looking farther back into the cave. Yeah, it’s that big.
No, really, it’s got to be a long-lost Van Gogh…
When this photo was published so many people cried ‘FAKE!’ that National Geographic had to contact the photographer as to what the story is with the bizarre colors. (quote from Cracked.com)
Basically what you’re seeing behind the trees isn’t the sky, it’s a sand dune (the white blotches are patches of white grass). The colors look off because the photo was taken at dawn, so the orange dune itself was bathed in light, while the foreground was still in shadow (that’s why the white clay of the foreground winds up looking blue, and the trees look like terrifying silhouettes).
Portugal’s dragon tattoo…
Pretty much anyone who has a tattoo has one for their own feelings of personal gratification, some people pull it off, others just look like they’re trying too hard. Portugal’s own ‘tattoo’ gets mega style points as seen from this aerial image. The lake at the top of the picture appears to be a dragon and the tail winds down through the mountains. This is just an amazing shot, you can even see the clouds reflected on the water.
Dude, it’s like the grass is round, but then, it’s not…
This wicked awesome optical illusion of a green globe can be found in Paris. As in my prior article “Paint me a Picture” where I write about the art of optical illusion, this piece takes it a step further. Not only does it have the appearance of being a round ball, but when you look at it from another angle it’s not even on flat ground (as opposed to the chalk-art on the street or paintings on the walls and ceilings).
Um, on second thought, I don’t think I want to take those stairs…
S**t gets real in Stockholm, Sweden with these subway stations. Each station is painted/designed differently and their ceilings are a natural bedrock. The stations are referred to as the ‘world’s longest art gallery.’
2. d) The Cleveland Browns’ have an orange “logo-less” helmet. Therefore, their orange helmet is used as their “logo.” They have switched from a white to a gray face mask.
6. a) Arizona, NY Jets, Indianapolis, and Tennessee – White; San Francisco – Gold, Green Bay – Yellow, Carolina and Oakland – Grey.
Bringing it back to something I like now I’ll share with you some interesting information about the Fleur-de-lis (also spelled lys) (pronounced ‘lease’ not ‘lee’). I named my Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft Fleurdelis based on what I learned when I did some research.
Basically means “Lily Flower” since the ‘fleur’ means flower in French and ‘lis’ means lily.
To summarize it has many different associations, but it eventually became associated with religious contexts, including that with the Song of Songs a.k.a. Song of Solomon. It has been adopted by various priesthoods/religious orders and used in art to symbolize purity. These references to the Lily expand into different ancient European symbols including heraldry, architecture and fashion.
For such a simple symbol it expresses a lot of beauty and grace.
Have a safe and happy weekend everyone!