According to the Simpsons, the Merciless Pepper of Quetzalacatenango is grown by the inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum deep in the jungle primeval. Homer resorted to coating his mouth with candle wax to beat the heat of this so-called Guatemalan Insanity Pepper. In this article, I’ll try to give you some better options while I answer the piquant question…
Structurally, humans aren’t build for sprinting, but we’re surprisingly good distance runners. Maybe that’s why 5k races and charity events have made such great strides around the world. Then again, maybe we’re just a race of masochists. Either way, if you’re going the distance, and you’re ready to kick your 5k into high gear, read on.
Whether you regard golf as the epitome of Zen mind or, as Mark Twain put it, “a good walk spoiled,” you’ve probably wondered where and how such a peculiar pastime originated. Who would devise a sport that “consists of putting little balls into little holes with instruments very ill adapted to [the] purpose,” as one Oxford tutor noted? And furthermore, who thought that an expanse of hummocky, pitted grassland would make an ideal setting for it?
The Scots, that’s who.
Actually, the origins of golf are not quite that cut-and-dried. You might be surprised at who lays claim to the sport’s origin. You might also be astounded at the long history of women and minorities on the links, and some of the historic traditions and great players that have made the game what it is today.
This article isn’t for you, because I know what a good driver you are, but maybe you have, let’s say, a friend. This friend has a bit of lead foot, is a fan of the stop-sign-roll-through, likes to tailgate, rabbits through traffic like a squirrel on speed and tends to get a bit mouthy with local law enforcement. Well, this article isn’t going to help your friend, but it might keep you from stumbling into an avoidable ticket.
The choice to bring your kids to Las Vegas or leave them home hinges on whether you’re planning some family fun or revving up for a “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” weekend. Sounds straightforward, right? Well, that depends on how well you know what the city has to offer for kids and how much everything costs. In this article, I give you the rundown so you can make an informed decision.