“They say it’s unladylike to play professional sports. But, they also say it is unladylike to bite the head off of bats. Which I do just about everyday.”
~Babe Didrikson Zaharias
While flipping through some old timey newspapers, a few of our interns stumbled across a photo of one of the more American looking people they had ever seen. In a track and field uniform, with a snarl and a javelin, we saw a square jaw and a stare that said, “If you fucking touch me, I will end you.” It haunts us to this very day.
“Who is that guy, and what did we do to piss him off?” we all thought aloud (which is more “speaking” then “thinking” when you think about it). And as we studied this picture, wondering if we had unleashed some sort of voodoo vengeance curse upon the office, AFFotD’s “pretend to be in advertising guy” Jon Hamm came through with a sudden revelation.
“Holy shit, you guys. That’s a chick. That chick looks like she’d kill any of us for looking at her the wrong way.”
John Hamm was right. We could see the distinctive femininity (boobs) that was masked by her dead-cold death glare. After some digging, we discovered that this was none other than Babe Didrikson, two-time gold medalist, Hall of Fame golfer, and 5 time AP Female Athlete of the year.
We here at America Fun Fact of the Day came to the realization that in our entire history, we have not done a fun fact about a member of the fairer sex. There is no rhyme or reason behind it, other than the fact that statistically there are more male Lion Hunters than female Lion Hunters, but American History is chalked full of Sexy Ladies doing Dangerous Feats of Awesome. So it was high time we at least gave proper respect to one of them, especially if it looked like her eyes were hate raping us from beyond the grave.
On your mark, get set…don’t even fucking try it