On the eve of the Super Bowl, football fans from near and far have descended on host city Minneapolis, in the Midwestern U.S. state of Minnesota. They spent the night before the big game outside, in snow and below-freezing temperatures, celebrating at the biggest football party of the year. VOA's Brian Allen takes you there.
For a lot of people, there's nothing better than a piece of candy. Sweets go back to the ancient Egyptians, who ate honey with sesame seeds. In the United States, candy has a fascinating history that can be traced back centuries at the True Treats Historic Candy store in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The shop sells an abundance of sweets that were popular during different time periods. VOA's Deborah Block shows us the unusual assortment, ranging from classic chocolate kisses to edible bugs.
After a season that started in early September, the NFL's final game is just around the corner. Minneapolis, Minnesota, is hosting the single biggest event in American sports, despite local disappointment that the home team came one win short of a Super Bowl appearance. But that didn't stop fans from braving brutally cold weather to check out the NFL's Super Bowl Experience. Arash Arabasadi reports from Minneapolis.