William Frederick Roos excelled in the shot put and hammer throw during his years at Yale. Nerd out here reading about the hammer throw (Betty Heidler is the current world record holder. Bad. ASS.)
P.S. Have you been watching Michael Phelps? Keeping up with Gabby Douglas?
via the Library of Congress and WIRED
Which events will you be watching today?
Library of Congress, Flickr Commons
The London Olympics.
I really love the one of the train station. Can you imagine, London hosting the Olympics right after the war? I can’t fathom what it looked like, and what the people were feeling. It gives me chills, really.
…because I’m a bit of an Anglophile. Get your mug and celebrate 60 years a queen here.
Even a dustpan and broom look sumptuous on Arts & Science’s site.