Curling Olympic trials for the U.S. Curling Team are now taking place in Omaha, NE. Results of these trials will select the team to represent the United States in the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's not the kind of action sport that puts you on the edge of your seat; i.e. high drama with "last minute … Continue reading Curling

Cat-o’-nine tail

Is there any link between the cat-o'-nine tail, used for flogging, and the cattail plant found in wetlands?  They both reference a cat's tail.   Except for the spike on top of the cattail, the plant doesn't look like it could inflict much pain on a person's back.  But cats are soft and fluffy too, … Continue reading Cat-o’-nine tail