This Day In History – March 4

1952

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married.

 She was a rock for him until the end! 

1966

John Lennon said, “We, The Beatles, are more popular than Jesus”

1974

People magazine was available for the first time.

and then lastly…

1985

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care was published

It was the fifth edition of the book to be published.

Some say, that with 30,000,000 copies sold, that it is second only to the Bible in the all-time best seller category! WOW!

-Tyler Jackson

What Does Kansas Have More of Than Any Other State?

Estately has compiled this map and list of what each state has more of per capita than any other. Some are good, some are bad, but all are unique to that specific state.

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ARIZONA—U.F.O. sightings

With over four UFO sightings for every 100,000 people Arizona had the most reported UFO sightings of any state. Maine was second.

CALIFORNIA—People who brag on social media

77% of Californians surveyed say they frequently engage in self-promotion on social media, the highest in the country.

COLORADO—unvaccinated children

Colorado ranks highest for children who have not been vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella—19.9% of kindergartners.

FLORIDA—shark attacks

The Sunshine State comes in first place for highest Cesarean delivery rate, fatal boating accidents, identity theft and… “shark attacks”.

GEORGIA—panda bears

There are a few pandas at zoos in D.C, San Diego, and Memphis, but Georgia’s Zoo Atlanta has the most pandas of any American zoo (5) because Lui Lui and Yang Yang are highly successful at mating.

HAWAII—people who identify as LGBT

According to a Gallup Poll, Hawaii has the highest percentage (5.1%) of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. North Dakota had the lowest percentage—1.7%.

ILLINOIS—people who tip

According to a recent study by Square, people in Illinois tip on 61% of transactions, the most of any state, and far more than last place Delaware—38%. However, a recent Gallup poll found 50% of people in Illinois would move to a different state if they could, which was the highest in America.

INDIANA—apathetic voters

In the 2014 mid-term elections a whopping 72% of registered voters in Indiana stayed away from the polls, the highest in the country.

KANSAS—pornography pageviews

According to Pornhub, the state of Kansas had 194 pageviews per capita, which was more than 2.5 times as much as last place Arkansas.

LOUISIANA—people in prison

The state puts more people in the NFL per capita than any other state. Unfortunately, the same goes for prison—one out of every 75 people in the state. That’s 13 times more than in China. Louisiana is also tops for murders, STIs, and electricity consumption (air conditioners?).

MARYLAND—millionaires/Democrats

Maryland has the highest concentration of millionaires and Democrats.

MASSACHUSETTS—liberals

Massachusetts is tops for Obama approval ratings, people who identify as “liberals,” energy efficiency, people with health insurance, and primary care physicians.

MICHIGAN—engineers

Michigan has the most lighthouses and the most engineers per capita.

MINNESOTA—turkeys

Nearly 15% of Minnesota residents have a boating license, it has the lowest rate of heart attacks, and it’s tops for total number of turkeys produced.

MISSISSIPPI—conservatives

Mississippi is tops for poverty, obesity, gonorrhea, high blood pressure, infant mortality, unemployment, access to high-speed internet, people who can’t afford food, residents on food stamps, and total deaths.

MISSOURI—meth lab incidents

The Show Me State is tops for meth lab incidents (1,825 in 2012), which is 16.3% of all in America.

NEVADA—Facebook users

Nevada is tops for divorce, robberies, dropping out of high school, being unemployed or underemployed… you know, all the usual stuff people share on Facebook.

NEW JERSEY—people who don’t get divorced

Sure, a higher percentage of people are moving out of New Jersey than any other state, but those that stay can enjoy long-lasting marriages because New Jersey has the lowest divorce rate in the country.

NEW YORK—lawyers

The most lawyers per capita—8.5 per 1,000.

NORTH CAROLINA—snake bites

North Carolina has the highest rate of snake bites in America.

OHIO—potty mouths

A recent study found Ohio residents swears the most. They also commit the most metal thefts.

OREGON—selling cigarettes to children

Oregon is seeing the highest inbound migration of any state, and the highest percentage of kids who buy smokes? The state is also tops for non-medical painkiller use.

PENNSYLVANIA—listening to holiday music

According to AccuRadio, Pennsylvania streamed more hours of holiday music per capita than any other state. Meanwhile, neighboring New Jersey proved to be the most bah humbug of the bunch by streaming the least.

TENNESSEE—megachurches

Tennessee has 67 megachurches, which comes out the most per capita of any state.

TEXAS—pet tigers

With an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 pet tigers in Texas the state has more per capita than any other U.S. state. Not only that, there are more tigers in Texas than exist in the wild.

WISCONSIN—whooping cough

In addition to the most recorded cases of whooping cough per capita (2012-2014) Wisconsin was also tops for black men incarcerated—13%, binge drinking, and leukemia (16.2 per 100,000).

Most Addictive Foods!

A new study shows the most and least addictive foods.

Here’s the runddown:

MOST ADDICTIVE:
5. pizza
4. cookies
3.choc
2.chips
1.ice cream

LEAST ADDICTING:
5. beans
4.brown rice
3.apples
2.carrots
1. cucumbers

Read more here!

This Day In History – March 3

1931

Francis Scott Key’s The Star Spangled Banner became the official national anthem of the United States of America!

It is ranked as the most difficult national anthem on earth to sing

And, according to Roseanne, it’s easy to butcher!

1959

The new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park.

The name was chosen in a contest to name the newly-built stadium.  

1985

Women Against Pornography awarded its ‘Pig Award’ to Huggies Diapers.

The activists claimed that the TV ads for diapers had “crossed the line between eye-catching and porn.”

Come on, MAN!!

and then lastly…

1991

Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers. The scene was captured on amateur video.

The four officers seen in the film beating him were eventually acquitted of assault, and that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

-Tyler Jackson

Woman Sends Online Lover 1.4 Million Dollars Even Though They Never Met!

A woman sent $1.4 million to her online boyfriend Chris, some guy she she has never met.

The man claims he is a businessman from Milan, Italy and is in jail in Africa after he was accused of money laundering.The woman believes she isn’t being lied to– and Chris promised to pay her back. He told her he has tried to leave the country to see her but he keeps getting detained.She  appeared on the Dr. Phil show on March 3rd to hopefully meet him. The two have been “dating” for 17 months.

 

Mom Goes on Daughter’s Honeymoon.

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A bestselling author went on her daughter’s honeymoon so she could look after her kids.Katie Fforde’s daughter got married in May, and the couple has two kids together.They then went to Ibiza together and the author came along to watch the kids. The daughter’s father, brother and his family also joined the familymoon.  Fforde wrote a story on the experience called A Vintage Wedding.

 

Read more here!

This Day In History – March 2

1836

Texas declared its independence from Mexico

1949

The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II landed in Fort Worth, Texas! The plane had completed the first non-stop around-the-world flight.

Captain James Gallagher completed the 23,452-mile journey in 94 hours, 1 minute.

1962

Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks 169-147.

This record still stands to this day, and most likely, it will never be broken

1984

The first McDonald’s franchise was closed.

A new location was opened across the street from the old location in Des Plaines, IL.

and then lastly…

2011

Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s iPad 2.

-Tyler Jackson

What is the coldest city in the U.S.?

Fairbanks, Alaska is the coldest city in the US.

24/7 Wall St. came up with a list of the 50 coldest cities in the county using data on the minimum monthly temperature between 1981 and 2010.

Fairbanks topped the list with an average monthly minimum temperature of -16.9 F.

Grand Forks, North Dakota came in second with an average monthly minimum temperature -3.1 F followed by Fargo, North Dakota (0.1 F), Williston, North Dakota (0.1 F) and Duluth, Minnesota (1.5 F).

Read more HERE

-Tyler Jackson