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A Brief History 2019 marks the 70th year of the Formula One World Championship and it is promising to be the most exciting year yet. Young guns like Max Verstappen are making a claim for glory while Lewis Hamilton eyes up a sixth championship, pushing him ever closer to Michael Schumacher’s incredible seven total championships. Meanwhile, Red Bull Racing has called time on Renault engines and made the switch to Honda, while Sauber Force India have renamed as Alfa Romeo racing, indicating a fresh start for the constructor. They will be buoyed by the return of Kimi Räikkönen, who rejoins…

A Brief History On April 14, 2019, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods just pulled off a come from behind victory in the fabled Masters golf tournament, the first come from behind win in his illustrious career of destroying opponents in major tournaments.  At the age of 43, Woods is now 3 Major tournament (US Open, British Open, PGA and Masters) wins behind all time leader Jack Nicklaus.  (See our previous article, “Will Tiger Woods Ever Catch Jack Nicklaus?”) Digging Deeper Not only has Tiger stunned the golf world, he also made a major boost for those of us thought to be somewhat…

A Brief History On March 29, 1927, the British once again invaded the United States, this time to make war on the land speed record!  In the first instance of a foreign power making such an attempt at Daytona Beach, Florida, a Sunbeam 1000 Horsepower car became the first automobile to exceed 200 mph with a run of 203.79 mph.  The name of the car, “1000 Horsepower,” was not the only odd thing about the speedster, as it was also nicknamed “The Slug!” Digging Deeper Powered by 2 aircraft engines, one positioned in front of the driver and the other…

A Brief History On March 22, 1997, figure skater Tara Lipinski, age 14, became the youngest skater ever to win a World Championship.  (Okay, she was actually 14 years and 9 months old for you nitpickers.)  Prior to her history making performance at the World competition, Tara had won the United States National Championship and in 1998 would go on to win the Gold Medal at the Winter Olympic Games.  Lipinski is only 1 of many young athletes who have excelled beyond their seemingly tender years, and today we list 10 such young athletic stars that strike us as particularly…

A Brief History On March 21, 1985, Libby Riddles became the first female sled dog musher to win the grueling 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, truly one of the toughest races in the world.  Yes, Libby Riddles rates an A+ in the Badass column, as have many real and fictional women and girls over the years.  Today we take a look at 5 Real and 5 Fictional women that we would be mighty careful about insulting in a bar.  Who would you add to the list?  (We know there are many deserving women not listed, so have at it! …

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