1. I certainly want to believe this is true:
Baseball was an important part of American life in 1887, though the rules were very different. "Batters" got their names from the wooden sticks they used to fend off rabid dogs while standing in the "batter's box."2. And this sounds good, too:
One in four U.S. hackers is an FBI informer3. "Battery made up of 144 potatoes powering 12 LED lights."