Stars and Stripes banner: history?

The history of the US national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” dates back to 1750. It was officially made the national anthem in 1931 and is notoriously difficult to sing. The song was composed by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreonotic Society of London, and Francis Scott Key wrote the poem “In Defense of Fort […]

What’re Spike Stripes?

Law enforcement use nail strips, also known as stinger sticks or Stop Sticks®, to safely and quickly stop a perpetrator during a high-speed chase. The nearly three-inch hollow spikes impale themselves in the tires, causing them to slowly deflate and reducing the risk of human injury. Spike strips can also be used for traffic control […]

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