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10 Things I’ve Learned – February 2012

1. Missouri is not hooked on phonics Southeast Missouri has a few internationally-named cities that have acquired some not-so-usual pronunciations. First is Cape Girardeau, where we jumped into a frozen lake for our Polar Plunge. Instead of the understandably tough French pronunciation of “Gee-rar-doo”, locals went with “Juh-rar-doh”. Not quite that bad, but it’s definitely [...]

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Daytona 500 – Daytona Beach, FL

You hear it from NASCAR fans all the time: “NASCAR is America’s most popular sport.” While it crushes other sports in attendance-per-event statistics (200,000 – 300,000 per race), NASCAR currently sits 4th as America’s favorite sport according to a recent Harris poll. Still, it’s more popular than the NBA, NHL, men’s soccer, college basketball, and [...]

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Daytona 500 Stalled

As we all know by now, Daytona 500 was postponed yesterday (Sunday) for the first time in 54 years. The race was re-scheduled for 12PM EST on Monday, but due to worsening weather conditions will now hopefully take place this evening at 7PM EST. Along with thousands of NASCAR fans, we stuck it out through [...]

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