This Day In History – January 22

1973

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy.

 

 

The case, Roe vs. Wade, legalized abortion.

1984

Super Bowl XVIII

The LA Raiders beat the Washington Redskins, 38-9 in Tampa!

The game’s MVP was Raiders running back Marcus Allen!

Who could forget this run??

1997

The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.

 

Brilliant woman! These days, she’s a professor at Georgetown.

and then lastly…

2010

Conan O’Brien’s last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot

This killed my opinion of Jay Leno.

-Tyler Jackson

Would YOU pay to attend a stranger’s wedding?

A couple is auctioning off spots at their Las Vegas wedding to help them pay for the nuptials.

They realized that traveling to Vegas for the wedding was getting expensive so they came up with a plan.

They have 6 open spots for strangers to come to their wedding – all they have to do is bid on the seat and the highest bidders get to go. Bidding starts at $200 a seat and goes up from there.

Winners have to pay their own airfare but they can take advantage of the open bar. They’ll not only get to enjoy all the celebrations of the wedding, but they can take part in the all-day party festivities that are happening the next day.

No word on whether anyone has bought a spot yet. You can read more HERE!

Here’s an idea (and this is my opinion)…

-Get married for $50ish at the courthouse

-Save money

-Honeymoon in Vegas

OR

-Stay dating 

-Save money

-Eventually get married in Vegas! 

Damn moochers!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – January 21

1994

A jury in Manassas, VA, acquitted Lorena Bobbitt by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding her husband John Wayne.

 

 

She accused him of sexually assaulting her, so she destroyed his manhood! 

1999

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a ship headed for Houston, TX, that had over 9,500 pounds of cocaine aboard. That’s nearly five tons! 

It was one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history…about $186 million dollars worth! 

2002

In London, a 17th century book by Capt. John Smith, founder of the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800.

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles was published in 1632.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – January 20

1892

The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA, YMCA Training School.

 

 

This fantastic new game, created by Dr. James A. Naismith, set the world on fire!

1937

Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th.

 

 

The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution officially set the date for the swearing in of the President and Vice President.

1985

The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people, as they saw the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins, 38-16.

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This was also the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute

and then lastly…

2002

Michael Jordan played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player

 

Hi new team, the Washington Wizards, beat the Bulls 77-69.

Say it aint so, Mike! Say it aint so! 

-Tyler Jackson

Is Urine the Hot New Beauty Treatment?

       This is probably the grossest thing we’ve read all year…

      According to new research, Putting urine on your skin can treat acne breakouts, eczema, and fungal infections.A skin consultant claims that urine is rich with enzymes, vitamins and minerals and it can even boost your health if you drink it.

     Women in 18th century France reportedly took urine baths to improve their skin health, and pop star Madonna once claimed to swear by the gross ritual, saying that it also helps to fight athlete’s foot.The average urine is made up of 95 percent water and 5 percent nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.  Read more here!

 

Craig Morgan Vs. Seth Rogen

Craig Morgan posted a few words in response to actor Seth Rogen’s comments about the movie “American Sniper”.

Rogen (from “The Interview”, “Knocked Up”) wrote, “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of [Inglourious] Basterds.” The “movie” within the movie that he is referring to is Nation’s Pride—a fake Nazi propaganda film that was actually directed by Eli Roth.

In a Facebook post, Craig addressed the comments, saying, among other things, “I am sick and tired of people like you running your mouth when you have no idea what it takes for this country to maintain our freedoms. If you and anyone like you don’t like it, leave.”

American Sniper tells the story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Chris and a friend were shot by a Marine veteran whom they had taken to a gun range in an effort to help him with PTSD. The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, and was directed by Clint Eastwood.

Read more here!

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Genetically Engineered babies Could be a Thing

 

Designer babies, genetically chosen by parents, could become a reality.

Scientists say that over the past few years they’ve made tremendous strides in the cloning field and have been able to modify genetics in mice.

Deciding the look and gender of your child used to be only found in science fiction films and literature it’s becoming a real possibility. Scientists urge the general public to begin debating the issue.

They can now precisely edit DNA with almost 100% efficiency in mice from the moment the egg is fertilized. It means scientists being able to fix certain genetic mutations which cause diseases. Or a child could be made to be HIV resistant.

Scientists say it’s up to the general public if they find this kind of genetic-tampering moral or immoral.

Read more here.

Dad gets billed after 5-year-old son misses birthday party

The father of a 5 year old boy was charged $24 after his son missed a birthday party he had previously confirmed for in order to spend time with his grandparents.

An invoiced given to the boy by a teacher via the parent of the birthday boy also names the Plymouth Ski And Snowboard Centre on the invoice. The Center has responded to this on their Facebook page by stating, “As some of you may have already seen, the following article was published yesterday. We would like all our customers to know that this invoice has nothing to do with Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre. No invoices are ever sent out from the centre to private individuals. This is a disagreement between the two parents involved and the fact that the centre has been named on the invoice is fraudulent.”

Read the full story here.