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Older Adults More Likely To Sustain Severe Injuries In Motorcycle Crashes
2013-02-07 08:49:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Motorcycling has been dramatically increasing in popularity for the over-50 crowd for years, with one in four bikers in 2003 being over-the-hill. Along with this surge in popularity, has come a hefty price. A report in the journal Injury Prevention has found that older motorcycle enthusiasts are three times more likely to be hospitalized after a crash than younger bikers. The report found that as motorcycle accidents have steadily...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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