This Day In History – October 13

1975

The Silver Fox, Charlie Rich, set fire to the envelope when John Denver won Entertainer of the Year at the ninth annual CMA Awards.

This was the greatest thing to ever happen at an awards show ever!

1983

The first mobile phone service for public use opened up in the United States!

Ameritech Mobile Communications, LLC. prodivded the first cellular mobile phone service to the general public in Chicago. Zach Morris rejoice!

1995

Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.

These days it’s arround a billion!

1997

British fighter pilot Andy Green set a new land speed record of 764.168 mph!

Cruising the Thrust Supersonic vehicle, Green got this bad boy to go through the sound barrier along a one-mile course in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert

and then lastly…

2000

Gary Allan earned his first gold album for Smoke Rings in the Dark!

Great album! I love the title track!

-Tyler Jackson

Adorable Proposal Alert!

Arizona Cardinals cheerleader Claire Thorton was performing for fans when, during her routine, her boyfriend Air Force Capt Erick Straub walked over, got down on one knee and whipped out a diamond ring and proposed.  OF COURSE She said yes!

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Claire, a 1st grade teacher, then resumed cheering ahead of the Redskins game.

Read more here!!

Teacher quits job to become what?!

A Florida school teacher by the name of Jessica Vanessa has quit her job — to become a professional twerker! Apparently, she must be the real deal. Thanks to Miley Cyrus, twerking has become not only a hot dance move, but also a hot buzz word as well. Now, it’s also a career word! Ms. Vanessa has over 2 million followers online, and advertisers are paying her six-figures to advertise their stuff. What do you think? Is this professional material?

-Tyler Jackson

Snapchatters Beware!

 

More than 100,000 images and videos sent using Snapchat have been leaked by hackers who have been collecting the images for years!  (!!!)

Since Snapchat is extremely popular with the 13-17 year-olds, some of the photos are considered child pornography.

Snapchat is the messaging service that allows people to send pictures and video which disappear after a few seconds.

It turns out, a third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every photo and video file sent through the message site for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB private library.

Apparently, SnapSaved.com was the third party app that could be to blame.

Snapchat says: ‘We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks. Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security.’

 

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 10

1886

The dinner jacket we now know as a tuxedo made its American debut!

The dinner jacket made it’s “tailless” debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, New York.

1987

Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again was the #1 single in the U.S.!

The hit was number one for one week!

2006 

Google buys YouTube.com for $1.6 billion

These days, some analysts estimate that YouTube is worth $40 Billion..!!!!

and then lastly…

2011

It was announced that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest brought on by a pancreatic tumor.

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years. Thank you for you vision, Steve!

-Tyler Jackson

Don’t Yell “EBOLA” on a Plane!

A passenger on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic joked about having ebola. The man reportedly sneezed and then said he’d just come from Africa. Flight attendants immediately reported it, even though the man insisted that he was only joking.In reality he had NOT been to Africa, and as he was removed he said … “I ain’t from Africa. S**t!”The other passengers were not amused, and they taunted him and booed him as he walked off the plane.

 

How Old Is Your Dog Really??

Dogs age at different rates compared to humans, but the simple rule of 7 dog years to 1 human year is incorrect.

Compared to humans, dogs age more quickly at the beginning of their lives and slower toward the end. Therefore, calculating your dog’s age relative to yours is a bit tricky, but luckily it’s possible.

Since smaller breeds tend to live longer than larger breeds, it’s important to calculate your dog’s age according to the right category: small (20 pounds or less), medium (21-50 pounds), large (51-90 pounds), or giant (over 90 pounds).

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This Day In History – October 9

1930

Aviator Laura Houghtaling Ingalls established the first women’s transcontinental round trip record!

She completed the nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, New York to Glendale, California in roughly 55 hours.

1936

The first generator at Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles!

The size, scale and sheer engineering feat of this project makes it one of the more remarkable construction projects humans have ever built. Seriously! Read the history on it!

1967

Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed while attempting to incite revolution in Bolivia.

Time Magazine named him to the Time 100: The Most Important People Of The Century list

1973

Elvis & Priscilla Presley officially got divorced

She got $1.5 million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, half interest in a $750,000 home plus about 5% interest in two of Elvis’ publishing companies.

DAYUM!

and then lastly…

1986

The musical Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber opened in London.

-Tyler Jackson

The WORST Kinds of Selfies are…

Selfies.  We have a love/hate relationship with them.  While some can be really fun and/or funny, many can be the type that make you want to unfriend half of your Facebook friends.  We have the list of the WORST kinds of selfies here!

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Which State Has the Most Immature Men?

According to a study… Rhode Island has the most immature men in the US.

Researchers looked at men 25 to 65 in each state, analysing unemployment, how much the guys love porn, fantasy football, video games, beer pong and “The Family Guy.”

Rhode Island topped the immature men list followed by Delaware, Illinois, North Dakota then Ohio.

 

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