Thursday, June 07, 2007


The word Hurricane comes from 'Hurican', the Carib god of evil which has its roots in a name from Mayan folklore, Hurakan.

Hurakan was the ancient Mayan god of wind and storm. He was a creator god who breathed on the water as wind to dry it out and form the land.

When the gods became angry with the first human beings, Hurukan unleashed the deluge which destroyed them in a Flood.

Hurakan means "one-legged".

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Friday, June 01, 2007


The people of brooklyn were known as trolley dodgers, because many trolley lines converged in the borough of brooklyn. the team sort of adopted the name informally, but were not really known as the dodgers officially until much later. they were called the superbas, the robins (in honor of manager wilbert robinson...uncle robbie). it wasn't until he retired that the dodgers nickname was used all the time.

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