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Helmet Technology Adapts to Protect Athletes
2012-03-11 05:28:51

Today the helmet is as ubiquitous to football as the old pigskin ball (which actually isn’t pigskin these days). However, there was a time when helmets weren’t worn, nor were pads or other safety equipment.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]