This Day In History – April 1

1929

Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo!

1946

Weight Watchers was formed!

1954

The U.S. Air Force Academy was formed in Colorado.

1960

The first U.S. weather satellite was launched.

TIROS I was a Game Changer! It totally changed the way weather was forecasted!

1976

Apple Computer began operations in Cupertino, California!

It only took 38 years to become the richest company the world has ever seen! 

1987

Steve Newman became the first man to walk around the world. The walk was 15,000 miles and took 4 years. His first words after completing the journey, “Man, my dogs are achin’!”

Dude, this story totally reminds me of this!

and then lastly…

Nine Years Ago

2006

Eric Church made his Grand Ole Opry debut!

-Tyler Jackson

One Direction’s going to be missing out on HOW MUCH money due to Zayn’s departure?!

One Direction will lose a  $18.8 million bonus because of Zayn Malik’s departure.

The group was guaranteed more than $3 million each for fulfilling the terms of their record contract, but it was only valid if all five members were still part of the band.

The 22-year-old singer felt he had already made as much money as he needed, so didn’t have an “incentive” to stay.

Allegedly, “Zayn didn’t even want the money. All he ever wanted was to buy his mum a house — and he’s done that — so there was no incentive for him to finish the tour, let alone make a fifth album only to spend another six months on the road.”

Also, Zayn was nervous about telling Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of his decision to walk away from the group for good, so reportedly broke the news via a text message.

A friend told Heat magazine: “He texted the boys then announced it [publicly]. I don’t think he wanted anyone to be able to talk him out of it.”

Did these April Fools’ jokes really happen? Or are they BULLHONKY?!

We give you a statement, and you decide YES, it’s true…or NO, it’s total BULLHONKY!  The topic is April Fools’ Day pranks that have gotten people ARRESTED.  You have to decide if these are REAL, or made up. 

1.  A woman who worked at a college in South Carolina texted her daughter about a SCHOOL SHOOTING, and said she was hiding from the gunman. 

Yes:  It happened last year.  The daughter called 911, and the cops showed up.  The mom was charged with aggravated breach of peace, disrupting a school, and unlawful use of a telephone.

2.  A 12-year-old in California wanted to prank both of his parents at once.  So he put his mom’s jewelry in his dad’s car . . . and pushed into the OCEAN.

BULLHONKY!  It just sounds like something a punk kid would do.

3.  A woman in South Dakota was arrested for misusing 911, after she called to complain the restaurant they were all out of waffles . . . and only serving pancakes.

BULLHONKY!  Never happened.  But a woman did get arrested for reporting a fake ROBBERY at a Waffle House in Virginia on April Fools’ Day two years ago.

4.  Three guys pranked their friend by robbing his store at GUNPOINT, and running off with a thousand dollars from the register.

Yes:  It happened in Israel in 2012.  Their biggest mistake was waiting a full HOUR before they went back and told him it was a prank.  At that point, the cops were there, and the friend did NOT think it was funny.

5.  A guy stole his friend’s furniture, and planned to be there to tell him it was a joke.  But the friend got home early, called the cops, and got him arrested.

Yes:  It happened in the ’90s, and the guy who pulled the prank was Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Airlines. He was pranking his business partner! But by the time he told him it was a joke, the guy had filed a police report,  and Branson spent about 12 hours in a holding cell.

The moral of these stories…DONT GET ARRESTED FOR DOING SOMETHING STUPID TODAY!

-Tyler Jackson

The top highest-paying jobs you can do at home!

Sick of going to work every day? But you still need money to pay for bills and stuff? Well, why not just work from home?!

According to stats from Elance.com and oDesk.com, here are the ten highest-paying freelance jobs you can do from home.

You either need a degree or some sort of training for almost all of them.  But once you get it, you’re golden.

10.  Legal writing, $49 an hour.

9.  Amazon Web Services, which does cloud computing for companies, $49 an hour.

8.  Statistical analyst, $50 an hour.

7.  Network administration, $51 an hour.

6.  Investment research, $53 an hour.

5.  Website optimization, $54 an hour.

4.  Startup consulting, $54 an hour.

3.  Computer programming, $61 an hour.  That’s specifically for a programming language called “Ruby.”

2.  Voice acting, $73 an hour.

1.  Patent lawyer, $112 an hour.

See more jobs, and read more about it HERE

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – March 31

1889

The Eiffel Tower officially opened. 

It was named after architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel

1906

The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was founded to set rules in amateur sports.

The organization became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910

1918

For the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into effect. 

1923

The first U.S. dance marathon was held in New York City

Alma Cummings set a new world record of 27 hours. 

1932

The Ford Motor Company debuted its V-8 engine. 

1940

LaGuardia Airport in New York officially opened to the public.

1993

Brandon Lee was killed accidentally while filming a movie. 

He died while filming The Crow

1999

Fabio was hit in the face by a bird during a promotional ride of a new roller coaster at the Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Fabio received a one-inch cut across his nose.

2004

Google announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail

and then lastly…

10 years ago today

2005

Terri Schiavo, the center of the most charged right-to-die dispute in US history, passed away.

She passed away 13 days after her feeding tube was removed

So tragic.

-Tyler Jackson

‘Vacation’ will be the top movie this summer!

Vacation, the reboot of the 1980s comedy franchise National Lampoon’s Vacation will hit theaters July 31.

Vacation stars Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Charlie Day, with original castmembers Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo making cameos.

The movie picks up as Rusty Griswold (played by Helms), now grown, takes his own family on a vacation. Applegate plays Griswold’s wife, while Mann will portray Audrey Griswold, Rusty’s sister. Hemsworth will play Audrey’s husband, an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall.

Read more about it HERE! 

-Tyler Jackson

Mom Uses Facebook to Track Down and Apologize to a Family who her Daughters Offended..

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A mom in Alabama used Facebook to track down a family her daughters were rude to during a movie.

She dropped her daughters off to see “Cinderella” and when she went to pick them up her 16-year-old son said the girls were rude and obnoxious to a mother inside the theater.The woman told girls that her husband had just been laid off and it was the last time she would be taking her daughter to the movies for a while– they had ruined it.The woman posted a message on Facebook hoping to find the other woman. She offered to pay for her next trip out of her children’s allowance.

It worked.   She apologized for the way her daughters acted.

The post was shared by thousands of people.   Her husband has received job offers and others have offered to fund the next visit.

 

Read more here!

What Does a “Perfect Face” Look Like?

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Scientists and experts in facial mapping just finished a study to find the ideal male and female FACES.

They’re computer-generated images based on the features people consistently find most attractive, and they’re both perfectly symmetrical.

The male face kinda looks like a younger Dylan McDermott.  His face is slim, with a soft jaw line, medium-sized lips, a broad nose, fair skin, a hint of stubble, dark hair, and surprisingly thick eyebrows. The female face looks like a cross between Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, and Kim Kardashian.  She has full lips, a more narrow nose, bigger almond-shaped eyes, olive skin, and dark hair.

Read more here!

 

This Day In History – March 30

1855

About 5,000 Border Ruffians from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature.

It was the first election in Kansas. 

1939

The comic book Detective Comics #27 appeared on newstands.

This was the introduction of Batman! 

1964

Jeopardy! debuted on NBC!

1981

Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr.

Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. 

1987

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers was bought for $39.85 million. 

Think about that…$39.85 million for a painting! 

and then lastly…

Three years ago

2012 

Mega Millions Lottery hit a world record lottery amount of $640 Million dollars!

46 – 23 – 38 – 4 – 2 – (Mega Ball) 23 were the winning numbers 

There were three tickets sold – one in Maryland, one in Illinois…and one in Kansas!

This drawing also featured the largest cash payout in lottery history – $474 Million! 

Some people have all the luck! 

-Tyler Jackson