The Fall Classic gets underway this evening. The Royals are back after 29 years and the Giants are annoyingly back for the 3rd time in 5 years. I’m looking forward to watching the game tonight. Here are some fun facts you might not know about the World Series.
Okay, I’m not going to start a gender war. What follows is highly scientific research done by real people with pens and clipboards! The folks at Grammarly talked with more than 3,000 men, women, and other mammals to determine what makes up the best in male and female writing. And of course, the other mammals voted me their favorite writer, regardless of gender or preferred headwear. Unfortunately, the folks who created the infograph didn’t have space for this important revelation, but I’m sure it will be addressed in the future. For how the men and women who were polled responded, click the graphic.
In case you’re wondering who or what Grammarly is, they have the best online grammar checker out there. Whether you crash nouns into verbs for a living or just for fun, you will love this tool. And for you cynical people out there, they did not pay me to say this. However, they did say I could pet the mammals.
Carry on, Citizens!
Have you ever wondered why people say some of the phrases or idioms they use? (How many of you haven’t used the word idiom since high school?) I just saw a headline that said Cindy Crawford’s daughter looks like the spitting image of her. I’ve played a lot of baseball and softball in my life. In case you didn’t know, there’s a lot of spitting in baseball. I can’t for the life of me ever remember spitting on the floor of a dugout and thinking, “that looks exactly like a supermodel. And her daughter!”
Reza Baluchi tried to run across the ocean from Florida to Bermuda in a bubble. I wish I was making this up. I’m not. The Coast Guard had to pick him up about 70 miles off the coast of Florida. He was disoriented and exhausted when they plucked him out of the sea.