The University of Miami in Florida and the University of Miami in Ohio have one more thing in common other than the name "Miami": Neither school is located in a place called Miami. Miami of Florida is located in Coral Gables, FL, while Miami of Ohio is located in Oxford, OH.
Many people remember the 1984 break-up of Ma Bell, but most forget the other big break-up that occurred that same year - the college football TV contract. Before 1984, the NCAA negotiated the TV contract for all of college football with a network like ABC. That meant a very limited number of games on TV each weekend. The larger Division I schools, which had formed the College Football Association and felt that they didn't get on TV enough, argued in court for a more de-centralized system. They won and the resulting decision gave greater autonomy to conferences and individual schools in negotiating their own TV contracts. That led to more games being televised. It also resulted in the splitting of Division I football into 1-A and 1-AA.
The following quote is attributed to a famous person: "Politics is when you say one thing with the intention of doing something else. Then, when you are elected, you do neither what you said nor what you intended." Who was it? Mark Twain? Richard Nixon? John F. Kennedy? Actually, believe it or not, it was Saddam Hussein!
Three territories of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, and Puerto Rico, are allowed to participate in the presidential nominating process of both major political parties. They actually have votes at their respective conventions. However, they do not have any electoral votes in the presidential election process.
It is possible, even with just two candidates in a presidential race, to have a tie in the Electoral College. There are a total of 538 electoral votes, representing the 535 voting members of Congress plus three electoral votes from the District of Columbia. Therefore, the possibility exists that each candidate could come away with 269 electoral votes. 270 is required to win. In case of a situation like that, the House of Representatives would decide the election.
Even though Jacob (Israel) had only 12 sons and the tribe of Levi didn't get any land inheritance, the land of the Israelites' inheritance was still divided up 12 ways. How could this this be? The tribe of Joseph got a double portion and his tribe is actually counted as two. Each of Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, each got a 1/12 portion of the land.