10 Fun Facts About Cheerleading That Will Blow Your Socks Off

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If an American was to ask a foreigner about American culture, they would probably explain Hollywood, Thanksgiving, football, and cheerleading.

Cheerleading is a quintessential American sport because it barely exists in other countries. But while the average person thinks that cheerleaders are just girls who flounce on the football field with cheerleader pom poms, this is untrue. In reality, this sport has a very interesting and complex history. Here are some interesting facts about cheerleading that are quite surprising.

1. Cheerleading started out as an all male sport in the late 1800s at Princeton University. Since then it has grown to be a female dominant activity, but many famous Amer

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