Super Bowl Fun Facts
Are you gearing up for the Super Bowl (and maybe a party) next month? No doubt about it, the Super Bowl is one of the most loved sporting events in the United States. Here are some fun facts to ponder as you get ready to watch some football!
The first Super Bowl was played January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Super Bowl is named with Roman numerals because the football season falls in two calendar years.
On Super Bowl Sunday, about 8 million pounds of guacamole are eaten. To go with that guacamole, about 14,500 tons of chips are eaten.
Are You Being Exposed To Radon?
January is National Radon Action Month — time to learn about this odorless, colorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes. Breathing it can increase the risk for lung cancer. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers radon the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.
Radon forms when uranium in water, rocks and soil breaks down, releasing radon gas into the soil beneath your home. Here are just a few of the spots where radon can get into your home:
- cracks in foundation walls and floors
- spaces around pipes entering the foundation
- fireplaces and furnaces
- exterior air vents
It's estimated that one in 15 U.S. homes has radon levels over the recommended limit of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. If your home hasn't been checked, radon test kits labeled "Meets EPA Requirements" can be found at most hardware and home improvement stores.
A radon removal system that vents radon from beneath the home to the outdoors can be installed. More information about test kits and qualified radon service professionals is available on the EPA website.
Words of Wisdom:
"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."
— Alan Cohen, author