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Something I learned: A running shoe out of the first batch of Nikes made in Japan was name Wet-Flyte. Phil Knight (unsurprisingly) came up with the name, despite not knowing where it came from.

Something that made me happy: The days are beginning to be really long around here. I missed that so much.

(Facts from Phil Knight‘s book/memoir Shoe Dog)

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Something I learned: Phil Knight wanted to name Nike Dimension Six. Luckily all his employees told him the name sucked, and pressed against a deadline he ended up naming the company Nike, without really loving it.

Something that made me happy: Shoe Dog is really good.

(Facts from Phil Knight‘s book/memoir Shoe Dog)

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Something I learned: In the time of the Caesars the Romans believed that putting the right shoe on before the left brought prosperity and good luck.

Something that made me happy: My orchid has a lot of flowers right now. It’s so colorful and pretty.

(Facts from Phil Knight‘s book/memoir Shoe Dog)

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Something I learned: Phil Knight came up with the name Blue Ribbon Sports on the spot when meeting with the Onitsuka execs. It refers to the blue ribbons he won running track, of which he is “absurdly proud.”

Something that made me happy: Walking on the beach with my bestie.

(Facts from Phil Knight‘s book/memoir Shoe Dog)

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Something I learned: Phil Knight started Nike as Blue Ribbon Sports in late 1962 by going to Japan and making a deal with Onitsuka Co. to represent their sports shoe brad Tiger in USA.

Something that made me happy: Some of Kate McKinnon’s sketches on SNL are hilarious. For instance her portrayal of Ruth Bader Ginsberg is hilarious.

(Facts from Phil Knight‘s book/memoir Shoe Dog)

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Something I learned: The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico. Second and third on the list are Australia and Africa.

Something that made me happy: I got my hands on Phil Knight’s memoir book. (Dude behind Nike)

(Facts from Wikipedia)

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Something I learned: Until 2008 that more Americans thought pre-marital sex was wrong than not.

Something that made me happy: That despite things moving forward slower and (much) later than what is desirable, they are moving forward. On some points, at least…

(Facts from GSS through Overflow Data)