For a time the powers that be only named hurricanes after women. Roxcy Bolton spoke out for years to change that policy, arguing that women “deeply resent being arbitrarily associated with disaster.” Plus: roller coasters are fun to ride, but they're even more fun when the passengers are all teddy bears.
“And when you’re at work,” she said, “she will listen to you.”
Today in 1877 the Washington Post published its first edition. It brought us landmark coverage of Watergate, and John Philip Sousa named a march for it. But the Post's biggest achievement is helping to create the teddy bear. Plus: this weekend in Ashland, Nebraska, Santa Goes To Space!
Go, pennies! Help the puny children who need you!
The second to last thing I expected to hear today was that my mom was entering the presidential race. The last thing I expected was that she'd do so in bear form.