The untold truth of Brett Favre's wife

It's said that behind every great man is a great woman. Luckily for all-time NFL great Brett Favre, his wife, Deanna Farve, could qualify for sainthood. She has stuck by him when most women might have sacked their marriage long ago. While football fans watched her husband rise to legendary status with the Green Bay Packers, Brett's playing style mirrored life at home for the Favres. As a quarterback, Brett was the proverbial "gunslinger," making throws in high-risk situations that others would

Celebs that fell on live TV

Have you ever been walking down the street and tripped on the sidewalk, or on your own feet? We've all been there, and the first thing we do is look around and see if anyone noticed our gaffe. Unfortunately for the celebrities on this list, their spills occurred on live television, broadcast for the world to see (and to watch over and over again). Remember Jennifer Lawrence stumbling up the stairs and straight into our hearts at the 2013 Academy Awards? Pop star Katy Perry gave a whole new mean

The shady side of Draymond Green

There's no doubt Draymond Green is one heck of a basketball player. During his four-year career at Michigan State, the Saginaw, Mich. native helped the hometown Spartans to three Big Ten titles and an appearance in the National Championship Game as a freshman in 2009. He recalled the 2009 NCAA Tournament run in an essay for The Players' Tribune as the moment "when [he] knew I had it in [him] to be great." He had a squeaky-clean image and was being touted as a potential National Player of the Ye

The most dramatic transformations ever seen on The Biggest Loser

Allen Smith's transformation on Season 8: Second Chances was a matter of life and death. Clearly, Smith's health was at risk, as he tipped the scales at a staunch 325 pounds when he began the show, but he also had a direct impact on those he would come in contact with on a daily basis as a firefighter/EMT. The fear of losing his job because of his weight, or worse yet, costing someone their life inspired Smith to make a weighty change. "If someone needs to be saved and I impede the progress of

The biggest international celebs you've never heard of

Swedish-born Zlatan Ibrahimovic may play soccer in the shadow of Hollywood, but he's certainly not a household name in the United States. At least not yet. The LA Galaxy forward made his mark playing throughout Europe, where a combination of controversy and spectacular play made him an international superstar. Following a serious knee injury and lack of playing time with Manchester United, Ibrahimovic signed with the Galaxy in 2018 for $1.4 million, a 95-percent pay cut from the $27 million he m

Eerie interviews celebs gave right before their death

Eerie interviews celebs gave right before their death What makes us so fascinated by celebrity deaths? Whether it's the belief that they die in threes, or the endless speculation surrounding what actually happened, we seem to be captivated by the passing of celebrities. Sometimes, a celebrity gives an eerie interview before their death that only fuels that speculation. Regardless of spirituality, these star interviews suggest a supernatural certainty that something is out there, literally list

Celebs who became friends with their fans

Sometimes a whole lot of moxie and a little good timing can help you go from fan to friend. Just ask Nicole Muxo, who made a Twitter video asking her favorite basketball player to her senior prom in Miami in 2013. Muxo sent Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade a direct message with her school's address the night before the big dance, even though he'd already told her he couldn't make it, reported the Miami Herald. As luck would have it, Wade's calendar opened up when the Heat eliminated the Chicago Bull

Celebrities who live in very remote locations

Celebrities who live in very remote locations Have you ever dreamed of being so rich and famous that you could essentially pick any spot on the map to put down roots? Would you set up shop in a penthouse in one of the world's biggest cities or hide away in a more remote local away from the big studios and paparazzi? The stars on this list have done the latter, at least by Hollywood standards. "Remote" is a relative term when we're talking about celebrities. Sure, Louisville, Ky. is still a maj

Best beers from every state | Stacker

If beer is a universal language, Americans have spoken their own version of that language through the best brews in each of the 50 states. With spring approaching (and summer soon ahead), breaking down the best brews from across the country is vital for last-minute road trips in search of the perfect pint. Traveling around the country to discover each state's top-rated drafts brings on a variety matched only by the diversity of the United States itself. Visitors can sip brews aged in bourbon ba

How state economies have changed during the Trump administration | Stacker

Donald Trump is presiding over a national economy that, depending on whom you listen to, is either rockin' and rollin' or not as robust in many areas as the economies of some recent predecessors in the Oval Office. But state economies are clearly feeling the effects of the Trump Administration's policies and politics; some for the better, some for the worse. Documenting economic changes under Trump, as with any other president, is critical for several reasons. One of the biggest is that assessi

Biggest multi-level marketing companies in the world | Stacker

There is something to be said for Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), even though the mere mention of the industry raises questions about how it operates. Remember, Tupperware got its start in the living room of one seller persuading loved ones and neighbors to buy products with the signature burping lid. Though the company, founded in 1946, remains one of the world's largest MLMs, it is part of an industry some say promotes pyramid schemes, with pressure to sell and recruit. Every year since 2010, Di

How driving is subsidized in America | Stacker

The laws that govern America's car-centric landscape are inefficient and unjust, according to Gregory Shill. The law professor at the University of Iowa breaks down how our complicated legal system establishes automobile supremacy in “Should Law Subsidize Driving,” and proposes a teardown of the regime. In the almost 100-page article, a draft of which was posted in March 2019—the full article will be published in the New York University Law Review next year—Shill points out how the country's car

States with the highest rate of obesity | Stacker

Obesity affects 39.8% of adults and 18.5% of the adolescents in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) broke down the problem, showing obesity's tightest hold was on low-income and uneducated minorities, revealing a correlation between one's body mass index (BMI) and his socioeconomic status. The State of Obesity, a collaborative project of the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, highlights the connection between socioeconomic status, educat

Most watched sporting events in the U.S. | Stacker

When it comes to sports viewership on television in the U.S., the NFL is king: 40 of the top 50 most-watched sporting events were NFL games. An amazing Super Bowl that saw the Philadelphia Eagles host its first Lombardi Trophy was the lone event to eclipse the 100-million viewer mark and capped off a top-5 of all NFL games. A multitude of sporting events comprises the rest of the top 50, from the World Cup in Sochi, Russia, to the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Sometimes, viewers go

Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

Passing the U.S. citizenship test is a vital step toward becoming an American citizen. To pass the civics portion of the naturalization test, an applicant must correctly answer six of up to 10 oral U.S. history and government-related questions administered by a U.S. citizen immigration services officer and gleaned from from a master list of 100 possible questions. The questions, primarily based on U.S. history, together tell the story of how the 13 colonies fought against Great Britain in the A

Do you know your cloud types? | Stacker

White and fluffy or filmy and thin, clouds can be fascinating. The visible masses of condensed vapor particles suspended in the atmosphere, characterized by weather patterns and atmospheric activities, have up to 100 different names, and are distinct in their shapes and sizes. They can be the backdrop to a beautiful day or the forewarnings of incoming storms. Knowing the different types of clouds can be essential whether you're planning a picnic or studying for a test on weather. Using the 2017

Every major 2020 presidential candidate so far | Stacker

The race to the White House is on. At one point, there were 28 major Democratic elected officials or public figures in the ring to compete for the nation’s top office. The list has now begun to decrease, as two major candidates have ended their campaigns (U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell and Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper). Stacker researched the major candidates, organized here in alphabetical order by last name. While some have varied political histories and military experience, others like ca

Record rainfall in every state | Stacker

There are several types of rainy days, ranging from wet afternoons to soggy days to torrential downpours. Then come the absolute rainiest days in history, where record levels of precipitation fall in 24 hours. Stacker turned to the State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to track these days in each state except for Kansas, as it had no data available. Along with the number of inches in 24 hours, some NOAA data detailed the dev

15 ways analytics has changed sports | Stacker

Analytics has become a major part of the modern sports landscape; whether in emphasizing commonly held beliefs like the importance of sleep in athlete performance or promoting counterintuitive ideas like the benefits of ceding control, analytics provides valuable insight into sports. Bill James is widely credited as the founder of advanced statistics in baseball, and his sabermetrics concept started gaining more attention with the release of the movie “Moneyball" in 2011. Since then, a number of

Best community college in every state | Stacker

Long gone are the days when education levels weren't inherently tied to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens as young as high school freshmen consider what colleges are available to them sooner rather than later in order to make a decent living in the long run. Be it grades or money—many young adults automatically choose the more convenient access to community college to begin their undergraduate education. With 41% of all undergrads in a two-year school, according to the American Associat
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