This Day In History – August 31

 1981

Royals manager Jim Frey was fired and replaced by Dick Howser

Howser managed the Royals to the 1985 World Series championship 

1997

Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris

2005

Toby Keith announced that he was starting his own label named Show Dog Nashville Records

As of August 2015, only Toby & his daughter Krystal Keith are signed on the label

-Tyler Jackson

Four-Day School Week for Better Academic Scores?

Four-Day School Week for Better Academic Scores?

According to a new study… a four-day school week leads to better academic scores.

Researchers compared fourth-grade reading and fifth-grade math test scores from a program in Colorado for students who participated in a four-day school week versus those who attended a traditional five-day school week.

They found those students who went to school four-days did significantly better on the math tests.   There wasn’t a difference in the reading test scores.

What’s your opinion? Text holler to 88474

Read more HERE 

-Tyler Jackson

What are our most favorite and most HATED smells at home?!

A new poll found the smells that make us feel most at home, and the smells around the house we HATE

Our five favorites are:

Coffee brewing . . . cookies baking . . . clean sheets . . . pot roast . . . and pasta sauce

The five we hate the most are:

Cigarette smoke . . . garbage . . . the litter box . . . mold and mildew . . . and fish

Read more HERE

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – August 28

1954

That’s All Right (Mama) became Elvis Presley’s first hit single on the radio!

Memphis, Tennessee DJ, Dewey Phillips, had debuted the single on WHBQ radio

1963

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his I Have a Dream speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC

More than 200,000 people attended

1996

A divorce was granted for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana

This was the official end to the 15-year marriage

2005

Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast 

It was the costliest natural disaster in US history! 

and then lastly…

1965

Happy 50th birthday to Shania Twain!

Eilleen Regina Edwards was born August 28, 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

-Tyler Jackson

Which College Campus has the Hottest Students?

Tinder has revealed which colleges have the hottest male and female students.The dating app looked at the total number of right swipes college students had received to come up with the list.

Florida State topped the list of hottest female students followed by University of Miami, University of Mississippi, University of Colorado and University of Alabama.Georgetown topped the hottest male students list followed by Brigham Young, Notre Dame, Texas Christian University and the Air Force Academy.

Read full article here!

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The Most Obnoxious Vehicles

You may not look particularly COOL or SEXY driving around in an $11,000 Kia . . . but at least no one’s going to call you obnoxious.  So you’ve got that going for you, which is nice.

A new survey asked people what types of vehicles they think are the most OBNOXIOUS.  Here are the top five . . .

 

1.  Lifted 4-by-4s.  It’s like you’re trying to drive a monster truck.

 

2.  Hummers.

 

3.  Low riders.

 

4.  Harleys.

 

5.  Sport bikes.  Meaning motorcycles that are sleeker and faster . . . the ones guys use to weave in and out of traffic like lunatics.

 

 

The five vehicles we like the most are sports cars . . . hybrid and electric cars . . . classic muscle cars . . . fancy SUVs . . . and RVs.

Read more here!

This Day In History – August 27

1921

The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, Wisconsin

J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers

1984

President Reagan announced that the first citizen to go into space would be a teacher

The teacher that was eventually chosen was Christa McAuliffe

She died in the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986

1998

Titanic became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million

And just think…

…Rose ended up letting go. What a shame! 

-Tyler Jackson

Most Embarrassing Google Searches in Each State…

Most of us are in the habit of Googling whatever pops into our head . . . no matter how RIDICULOUS or EMBARRASSING it is.  Unfortunately, there’s a chance that a lot of other people around you are ALSO Googling the same random nonsense.  A real estate website called Estately analyzed searches from each state to find what embarrassing thing people there are Googling more than people anywhere else.

Read more here!

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The 10 Most Popular Dog Names of 2015

Yesterday was National Dog Day, which is totally a real holiday. In  Honor of “National Dog Day,” a website called Nextdoor.com ran a study to find the 10 most popular dog names in America in 2015 so far.  Check ’em out . . .

 

1.  Bella.

 

2.  Lucy.

 

3.  Max.

 

4.  Daisy.

 

5.  Bailey.

 

6.  Buddy.

 

7.  Molly.

 

8.  Charlie.

 

9.  Maggie.

 

10.  Sadie.

Read the full list here!

This Day In History – August 26

1920

Women’s Equality Day 

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby

The amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, giving women in the United States the right to vote.

In 1973, Congresswoman Bella Abzug presented a bill to Congress designating this day as Women’s Equality Day

The President issued a proclamation and in 1974 it became Public Law #93-382.

1995

Seal had the #1 single in the country with Kiss from a Rose

From the Batman Forever soundtrack, it was the top ranked song for only one week

and then lastly…

Happy 35th birthday to Macaulay Culkin!

I wonder if he’ll go out and celebrate tonite? Or will he stay Home Alone?

-Tyler Jackson