Totally Rad History: “The Incredibly Stupid One”

*Originally published on RYOT.org on September 4th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today on #ThrowbackThursday (not #TomBradyThursday), we bring you some Totally Rad History highlighting interesting figures that you may never have heard of. Today, we highlight a hero veteran Petty Officer Douglas Brent Hegdahl III. Petty Officer Douglas Brent Hegdahl III was born in Clark, South Dakota … Continue reading Totally Rad History: “The Incredibly Stupid One”

Totally Rad History: Matt Cvetic “America’s Communist”

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 27th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today on #ThrowbackThursday, we bring you some Totally Rad History highlighting interesting figures that you may never have heard of. Today’s Totally Rad History highlights Matt Cvetic. The Pittsburgh-native lived quite the interesting life working as a spy inside the American Communist Party (CPUSA) for … Continue reading Totally Rad History: Matt Cvetic “America’s Communist”

Here’s What You Need to Know About Elephants Today on World Elephant Day

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 12th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today is World Elephant Day, so take some time to learn about these beautiful creatures and the elephant poaching crisis. An estimated 40,000 elephants a year are killed by poachers and, according to some estimates, since the 60’s the population has been dwindled down from … Continue reading Here’s What You Need to Know About Elephants Today on World Elephant Day

Big Cats Are Awesome, Celebrate Tigers Today on #InternationalTigerDay

Today is #InternationalTigerDay and RYOT is joining with our friends at The Humane Society (HSUS) to inform you about the welfare of tigers in the US and to introduce you to some of these awesome big cats. At a state level, HSUS works to enact state laws to restrict the possession of especially dangerous wild … Continue reading Big Cats Are Awesome, Celebrate Tigers Today on #InternationalTigerDay