Did You Know: The Super Bowl, iPhone camera, and your big (small) toe

Welcome to Left of Center’s first installment of “Did You Know” (DYK). Today we’ll be looking at three interesting facts that range from professional football to Statue of Liberty selfies.

  • The NFL will not use a Roman Numeral to represent the naming of this season’s Super Bowl. It will be called Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L. For obvious reasons, using a giant “L” (which in sport is commonly associated with “loss”) on your championship game branding would probably not go over well. Luckily for Roman Numeral lovers everywhere, next year the NFL plans on returning to its traditional naming format.
  • On an iPhone, when using the camera app, you can take a picture by pressing the Volume Up button. If you hold the phone in your right hand with your fingers wrapped around to grip it, your index finger touches the Volume Up button. Why is this handy? Well, with the phone gripped in your hand, you have greater control and stability while taking pictures. If you are a big selfie fan, this will help create better photos and can replace the acrobatic thumb movement previously needed in order to hit the on-screen trigger button.
  • Is the second toe on your foot longer than your big (first) toe? You’re not alone. In fact, this is a rather common occurrence called Morton’s Toe. However, you don’t have a long second toe…you have a short first toe. Technically the condition is a shortened first metatarsal in relation to the second metatarsal. If you have Morton’s Toe, don’t despair, you share this condition with a very large and very famous figure, The Statue Of Liberty.