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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.