Scuba Diving History: A Deep Dive into the Depths

History of Scuba Diving

The name Jacques-Yves Cousteau is synonymous with scuba diving’s history, and you are forgiven if you’re under the impression that the story started with him.  In 1942, Jacques, along with Emile Gagnan, redesigned a car regulator to function as a demand valve, and a device that provided divers with a supply of compressed air delivered …

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Reaching for the Heavens: The History of Mountaineering

Reaching for the Heavens: The History of Mountaineering 2

Commonly associated with the daring ascents of formidable summits, mountaineering (sometimes known as alpinism) combines hiking, rock climbing, and snow and ice techniques.  Mountaineers must be properly equipped and skilled in dealing with variable terrain and weather conditions, such as avalanches, moraines, crevasses, and seracs, as well as altitude sickness.  They usually make use of …

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Goal: The Story of How Women’s Soccer Rose to Fame

Goal: The Story of How Women’s Soccer Rose to Fame 3

Men’s sports have been around since the ancient times, but what about women’s sports like women’s soccer? Although there have been rumors of women playing soccer much earlier, the major rise of women’s soccer started after 1863 when the English Football Association standardized the rules of the game. This now safer game became very popular …

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