Macy’s is a U.S. chain of department stores. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a tradition of Thankgiving since 1924. It started out as a way for the employees of Macy’s to say thank you to New York. Macy’s started using balloons in their parade in 1927 and it has been tradition since. Here are the balloons they used from 1927 to 1968.
The disturbing footage of Lt. John Pike, the police officer pepper spraying UC Davis students holding a peaceful protest has gone viral and launched a probe into police tactics by the university. It has also launched a wave of internet memes in which the pepper-spraying cop is photoshopped into various situations.