Posted May 11, 2012 by
Under • Culture
Happy Friday! Here’s what Hudlies have been reading this week:
- Paralyzed Woman Runs the London Marathon
- London Goes to Great Lengths to Secure Olympic Host Site
- A Tastier Way to Sooth a Sore Throat
- Hot American Airline Deal Gone Wrong
- Make Your Team More Efficient with Google Docs
This week, Claire Lomas ran the London Marathon. Runners and nonrunners alone can respect the amount of effort this takes, but throw into the equation that Claire Lomas is paralyzed. She completed the marathon in 16 days, and set a world record as the first person to complete a marathon using a bionic suit called the ReWalk.
“Wearers strap the suit to their legs and waist, use crutches for balance and don a four-pound backpack battery that powers the ReWalk. Buttons on the suit’s wrist straps allow the wearer to indicate whether they plan to stand, walk or climb stairs.”
London wanted to host the 2012 Olympics in their city pretty badly. In order to put their best foot forward and prove their city worthy of the games to the I.O.C., London hacked their own traffic light system. They wanted to ensure that no decision makers would be stuck in London’s gridiron traffic.
“A bid-committee team planned the routes that I.O.C. members would travel around the city, and G.P.S. transmitters were planted in all of the I.O.C. members’ vehicles so they could be tracked.”
Stuffing your face with marshmallows doesn’t have to be limited to summer camp games of chubby bunny. Apparently, the gelatin in marshmallows can actually help soothe a sore throat. So coaches, after a long night of yelling on the field, try this tasty option.
“Come to find out, there’s a scientific reason as to why it works. Apparently, the gelatin is very helpful when it comes to relieving irritation and soothing pain in your throat.
Source: Los Angeles Times
In 1981, American Airlines introduced the AAirpass, a $350,000 ticket that offered first-class flights for life. They thought this could be a chance to raise millions of dollars for expansion at a time of record-high interest rates. Instead, it got a handful of system abusers who slowly drained American’s financial stability.
“I can’t even remember when I cracked 10 million,” said Vroom, 67, a big, amiable Texan, who at last count had logged nearly four times as many. Rothstein, 61, has notched more than 30 million miles.
Google Docs is an excellent way to keep a lot of information in one place, and ensure people always have the most up-to-date version. This article provides some great examples of using Google Docs as an administrator. We think Google Docs could really come in handy for coaches on things like gear check in, scheduling, and keeping student and parent information – like contact or health – all in one place.