This Day In History – June 30

1936

Margaret Mitchell’s book, Gone with the Wind, was published in New York City.

1953

The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI.

The early ’Vette sold for $3,250!

1974

The famous July 4th scene from the Steven Spielberg movie, Jaws, was filmed.

A crowd of 400 screaming, scared, panic-stricken extras in bathing suits ran from the water, over and over and over again, until the scene was perfect.

.1975

Cher married rock star Gregg Allman!

This came just a week after her divorce from Sonny Bono was finalized… 

…the marriage only lasted nine days! 

1990

New Kids on the Block had the number one in the land with Step by Step!

The Step by Step LP was also the #1 album in the country!

and then lastly…

1994

The temperature at Death Valley, California reached 128 degrees!

The only other time it has been that hot was on July 14, 1972!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 29

1956

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married!

They were divorced on January 20, 1961.

and

Happy Birthday to the iPhone! 

2007

The first generation Apple iPhone went on sale.

Simply one of the best inventions of all-time! 

-Tyler Jackson

 

World’s Ugliest Dog

The World’s Ugliest Dog contest was held this past Friday in Petaluma, California.

The top prize went to 10-year-old Quasi Modo, a mutt with spinal birth defects that has left her slightly hunchbacked. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took home a whopping $1,500 prize, beating out 25 other dogs.

Read more and see photos here!

This Day In History – June 25

1951

In New York, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS using the CBS Color System.

The public did not own color TV’s at the time. 

1999

Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy opened up in theaters

It made $41.54 million the first weekend.

and then lastly…

2009

Six years ago already! 

Michael Jackson passed away!

-Tyler Jackson

The Do’s & Dont’s of Country Stampede

 

The snow has melted, the leaves are green, it’s hot outside and the calendar has come full-circle — it’s officially Country Stampede time here in Manhattan!

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If you’re NOT headed out to Tuttle Creek State Park for the twentieth installment of The Biggest Party On The Planet this weekend, be sure to stay indoors. Keep small children and pets away from windows. Avoid Tuttle Creek Blvd, and most importantly…avoid Walmart. Avoid it at all costs.

If you ARE going to Country Stampede, here’s a few Do’s & Don’ts to live by:

DO:

Be sure to bring plenty of bug spray! 

DON’T: 

Catch the West Nile Virus!

DO:

Be sure to drink lots of water! 

DONT:

Let it all be Rocky Mountain water!! 

DO:

Dress appropriately for Stampede! 

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DON’T: 

Forget to dress appropriately when you go to Walmart! 

DO:

Get wild and crazy! 

DONT:

Make the list!

DON’T:

Bring any drugs to Country Stampede!

DO:

Get Blaked!

DO:

Wear plenty of sunblock! 

DON’T:

Be any other type of “block”

DO:

Bring an extra pair of shoes! 

DON’T:

Get dropped by a popped flip flop!

DON’T:

Bring any weapons to Country Stampede! 

DO:

Bring them guns tho! 

and then lastly…

DO:

Be sure to have a great time!

DON’T 

Be that guy!

If you want some more tips on how to truly own Country Stampede, check out this fan experience Country Stampede video:

BE SAFE!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 24

1922

The American Professional Football Association took on a new name…

…they decided to name themselves the National Football League!

1953

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement!

They were wed on September 12,1953, and stayed married until he was assassinated in 1962. 

1974

Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s Sweet Home Alabama was released. 

This song is a true southern rock anthem! 

1997

The U.S. Air Force released a report titled The Roswell Report, Case Closed

This report dismissed the claims that an alien spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947. 

1998

Walt Disney World admitted its 600-millionth guest. 


That’s 600-million happy people!

and then lastly…

2010

Apple released the iPhone 4. 

The iPhone 7 will be out before too long!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 23

1961

The Antarctic Treaty, signed by twelve nations in 1959, finally took effect on this day.

The twelve original signers of the treaty were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The treaty guaranteed that the continent of Antarctica would be used for peaceful, scientific purposes only.

1967

Kansas native Jim Ryun set a record record in the mile – 3:51.1!


The record stood for eight years!

The world mile record now stands at 3:43, and is held by a guy named Hicham El Guerrouj

1995 

The Los Angeles Raiders moved from LA back to Oakland

The Raiders abandoned Oakland in 1982 when they moved to the Los Angeles Coliseum, but then they ditched Los Angeles when they returned to Oakland in 1995.

And now, they want to move again!

Blame the owner, Al Davis.

1993

Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis with a butcher knife — while he was sleeping.

It was surgically reattached.

Lorena said that she chopped off John’s penis because he had forced himself on her.

And then lastly…

2013

 In Arizona, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge. 

He’s from The Flying Wallendas, a family of acrobats! 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 22

1985

People magazine had an interesting story in the week’s issue.

It took a death count in Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo flick, finding that there were 44 people killed directly.

The people at People figured out that this was an average of one person being killed every 2.1 minutes.

1990

Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

2014

A cease-fire in Ukraine was endorsed by Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin urged seperatist fighters to stop fighting and instead hold discussions with the Ukrainian government 

and then lastly…

1936

Happy birthday to Kris Kristofferson!

Happy 79th birthday to this legendary Highwayman! 

-Tyler jackson

What Does it Take to be a Victoria’s Secret Model?

Victoria’s Secret requires all its Angels to be 5ft 9in tall and have 24in waists, and that’s just the start of it.

The main target for the Angels is to have a sub-18 percent body fat. A healthy, fit woman will have between 21 and 24 percent body fat. Athletes will have between 14 and 20 percent. Fall below 13 percent and you start to experience severe health problems and eventually death.

Weight training is the key and this will include squats, dead-lifts, weighted lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips and press-ups. Gym visits happen 6 to 7 days every week, and sometimes double sessions on a select days.

With the crazy weight training comes a high-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet. That means chicken, fish or beef with almost every meal. Anything with sugar in it is out, including fruit.

Adriana Lima revealed that for 12 hours before a show there’s ‘no liquids at all so you dry out; sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that’. It’s an old body-builder trick: dehydration contracts the skin, making muscle definition more prominent for a leaner, more sculpted and ‘cut out’ look.

A fitness blogger lived the Victoria’s Secret life for 4 months, and this is what is cost her:

Personal trainer and nutritionist – $16,675
Supplements – $3,970
Full body massages (one weekly massage) – $2,286
Spray tan – $63
Make-up artist – $370
Facial – $230
Hair by VS Angel favorite Paul Edmonds – $1389
Manicure and pedicure at Paul Edmonds – $127

GRAND TOTAL – $25,139

Read more here!