I have some relatives in Oklahoma who I haven't visited in probably close to a decade. You've got the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, and not much beyond that. Although they're great people, I'm sure part of the reason I don't visit my uncle and cousins is there's just nothing to do there. Or so I thought.
USA Today reports on a State Senator trying to make cockfighting more palatable by giving the warrior fowl boxing gloves and other padding to protect them. I've always had a weird fascination with the sport (although I don't condone it), probably tied to my general amusement of all things chicken-related.
And Heavener, Oklahoma offers up supposed proof that the vikings made it all the way down to what we now call Middle America. I'll admit, it's an intriguing idea thinking they made it all that way. Kind of fun thinking of all those big, burly guys with horned helmets trading and partying with the Native Americans in the area. We know the Vikings probably made it to Newfoundland, Canada but Oklahoma is quite a boatride from there. In fact, it seems like a pretty strange spot for a seafaring culture to end up, but who knows. All I know is that I'm tired enough after a two hour plane ride to Oklahoma, much less a hike several weeks long from the east coast.