You might not expect the United States Patent and Trademark Office to be as excited about the Winter Olympics as it is. But this month, office is releasing historic patents that reveal how winter sports emerged. So, who invented the snowboard?
We've already seen (or haven't) the nearly invisible waterproof zippers that Columbia introduced on its sportswear designed for various Olympians competing at Sochi. But the uniforms designed specifically for the US moguls ski team have another hard-to-spot feature that could give them a small advantage in competition.
Whether you're watching for the noble pageantry or to mock the outlandish getups forced upon the athletes, the Opening Ceremonies are always the best part of the Olympics. Here's what you should watch out for today—besides the bathrooms.