Ray Charles started a foundation to help those with hearing disorders because while he did not believe his blindness was a handicap, he believed it was a handicap to not be able to hear music. billboard.com/articles/ne…
10 members of a Spanish Paralympic basketball team were ordered to hand back their Sydney Games gold medals after it was revealed that they had no mental handicap. telegraph.co.uk/sport/299…
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball avoided using ethnic jokes, as well as humour based on physical handicaps or mental disabilities during the run of "I Love Lucy" due to a belief in "basic good taste" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
"mayhem" is a crime consisting of the intentional maiming of another person, and is a felony in the US. It was originally defined as the intentional and wanton removal of a body part that would handicap a person's ability to defend themselves in combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Houston has a program that allows citizens to give tickets to those who abuse handicap parking spaces, after taking a four hour course. houstontx.gov/parking/vol…
Mae Young (1923-2014) had the longest pro wrestling career, spanning 70 years from 1940-2010. She won her last match, a 2-on-1 handicap match, beating LayCool (Michelle McCool and Layla El) when she was 86. Before the match she famously stated "Give me a match with these sluts!". lastwordonprowrestling.co…
Alice Cooper has credited golf with playing a major role in helping him overcome his alcohol addiction. He has even gone so far as to say that when he took up golf, it was a case of replacing one addiction with another. He now plays six rounds a week with a 2 handicap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Samuel L Jackson has a single digit handicap and a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf twice a week during film shoots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
A handicap spot with only the painted symbol on the pavement without a proper handicap sign that bears the International Symbol of Accessibility, is legally open for anyone to use myparkingsign.com/blog/ad…
Steve Jobs was infamous for parking his Mercedes in handicap parking spots. He also didn't use license plates. cultofmac.com/2613/steve-…
Today I learned of the Dipsea Race, a the oldest cross-country trail running event in the US. Runners can choose from several alternate routes and a handicap system sees people start at different times based on age and gender; previous winners include children as young as 8, and men and women as old as 72 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
Today I learned of the 1975 Yellow Sam betting coup - a horse racing operation involving handicap manipulation, syncronised betting across the country and a phone call about a fictional relative. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
Mattel made a handicap Barbie, but was discontinued due to ongoing design problems, such as not being able to roll through the Dream House door in her wheelchair, and her hair getting caught in the wheels blog.amsvans.com/wheelcha…
Cretin, the first word used to describe a mental handicap, comes from the French word for Christian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Some evolutionary psychologists propose that crying may have developed in humans to handicap aggressive or defensive actions by blurring the vision. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Idiot, Imbecile and Moron used to be actual medical terms for different levels of mental handicap etymonline.com/index.php?…
According to statistics from Stockholm (capital of Sweden) the cars with the highest number of parking violations (weighted for number of cars) are Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Lexus. Mercedes owners were the worst for parking in handicap spaces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The British comic strip Andy Capp is named for both the cap he wears and a pun on how the locals pronounce the word "handicap" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Hall of Fame Pitcher Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown " lost parts of two fingers from his pitching hand due to a farm-machinery accident. He learned to overcome this handicap and turned it to his advantage. Now, the three finger pitch is quite common. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordec…
Disabled people in the UK can order a key that will open over 9000 handicap-accessible bathrooms. bbc.com/news/blogs-ouch-2…
Serval states in the United States practiced Compulsory Sterilization in an effort to eradicate criminal and handicap bloodlines from the gene pool. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem was described by William of Tyre as being "a very wise woman, fully experienced in almost all affairs of state business, who completely triumphed over the handicap of her sex so she could take charge of important affairs." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
40% to 70+% of cars parked in handicap spots are doing so illegally [PDF] chfs.ky.gov/nr/rdonlyres/…
The word 'handicap' did not originate from a reference to disabled people begging for money with a cap in hand. It actually started as a lottery game. snopes.com/language/offen…
Matthew Buchinger, "The Little Man of Nuremberg," played several musical instruments, danced the hornpipe, exhibited trick bowling shots, was an expert in sleight of hand & a master calligrapher. All this in spite of the substantial handicap of a 28-inch frame lacking arms, legs, thighs & hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
There's a handicap accessible beach called Grommet Island in Virginia Beach, VA that has wheelchairs for the beach and a playground where all children can play. vbgov.com/government/depa…
Kenny G has a golf handicap of +0.6 golfdigest.com/golf-tours…
Dorothea Lange, photographer who documented American Great Depression, used her handicap to put subjects at ease. squarerootofnine.com/jour…
, (after seeing one in traffic) that there is a company manufacturing wheelchair accessible vehicles on an old Hummer production line. It's the first handicap-specific, non conversion vehicle to be mass produced. vpgautos.com/
Tennis, much like Golf, has a handicap system, enabling players around the world to compete on even ground realtennis.wikia.com/wiki…
The word "Handicap" came from a game called "Hand-in-Cap" where two parties would make a bet and hold the money they were willing to wager in their hand under their cap until the winner was determined wikipedia.org/wiki/Handic…

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