Ohio State University Registers the Word ‘The’ as Trademark

The word “the” is the single most common word in the English sentence. In every body of text written in English, roughly 5% of the words will be “the.” So, it’s safe to say it’s a very common word. And now it’s a trademark of Ohio State University (OSU). Although the university doesn’t exactly own …

More Than 40 Camels Banned from Beauty Contest for Botox Injections

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that beauty contestants often get some plastic surgery done. And why wouldn’t they — it’s not like the Miss Universe contest, for example, prohibits nips and tucks. An incident in Saudi Arabia, however, shows that rules for animal beauty contests are much stricter. The country’s authorities have …

Masters of Iron Crotch Kung Fu Struggle with Lack of Students

It sounds like something that could’ve sprung from a cheesy Hollywood action comedy, like Kung Pow! Enter the Fist. But we assure you, Iron Crotch Kung Fu is a real and terrifying martial art. There are many “iron” disciplines within the larger martial art of Kung Fu. There’s Iron Fist, Iron Head, Iron Throat, and …

Barbados vs. Grenada in 1994: One of the Weirdest Games in Soccer History

Almost three decades ago in January 1994, the world of soccer witnessed one of its weirdest moments in history. It was when Barbados took down Grenada 4:2 in the qualifiers, but that doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story. In fact, they had to defend both nets to make it happen! We’ll explain …