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  1. Ye Olden Tymes: When Cheerleading Was an Exclusively Men’s Sport

    Our Adorable Past

    Back when it first originated in the 19th century, the sport of cheerleading was a veritable sausage fest. Meaning, only men were allowed to be cheerleaders. In fact, it took a World War to finally allow women into the sport, and only because there were less men to join the squads. Wow -- if we had never gone to war, men would be wearing all those skimpy little hot shorts at NFL game now instead of women! Can you even imagine?

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  2. This Grandma Is Trying Out For The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

    Great Hera!

    You may not have pegged her as a grandmother at first glance but 55-year-old Sharon Simmons definitely is. This fabulous (and fabulously in shape) granny has decided to try out for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. 

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  3. Meet Anna Watson, the Georgia Cheerleader Who Can Open That Jelly Jar for You

    Great Hera!

    Anna Watson, a junior at the University of Georgia, found comfort and success in weightlifting following a stressful period in her life and eventually found herself looking at a $75,000 modeling contract after turning her arms into those fear-injecting limbs you see above. And then, she changed her mind. Mostly because it was becoming a frightening regimen of intense workouts, consuming 3,000 calories a day, and (legal) steroids. Watson opted out. Now, in addition to being a cheerleader, she's an exercise and sports science major who hopes to become a personal trainer and help others find ways to set their own fitness goals.

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  4. Science Cheerleaders: Probably Not What You Would Assume

    There is a two pronged solution to getting more women into the sciences: making sure the sciences want to include more women, and making sure more women want to join the sciences. The latter is difficult to accomplish without changing our cultural image of the intellectual female. Much in the same way that this video made us revise our assumptions about cheerleaders. (via Neatorama.)

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