Dozens of companies use acronyms or initials in their names, but how well do you know what the abbreviated letters mean? Let’s take a look at the etymologies behind a few abbreviated company names. [via mentalfloss]
1. CVSSorry, drugstore fans, there aren’t three fatcat pharmacists with these initials running around out there. When the pharmacy chain was founded in Lowell, MA in 1963, it was known as “Consumer Value Stores.” Over time the name became abbreviated to simply CVS.
Longtime five-and-dime mogul Sebastian S. Kresge opened his first larger store in Garden City, Michigan, in 1962. The store was named K-Mart after him. (Kresge had earned the right to have a store named for him; he opened up his new venture at the tender age of 94.)
Mother Nature can really unleash some fury when she wants to. Its amazing how something can be so destructive and beautiful at the same time. Here are 42 examples of some of the most beautiful extreme weather photography I have ever seen. Enjoy. [via]
I wanted to start off with the king of extreme weather photography, Jim Reed. Jim’s photos are considered some of the best in the world. Make sure and check out his new book Storm Chaser: A Photographer’s Journey – http://www.stormchaserbook.com