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.

This Day In History – January 19

1937

Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record!

 

He flew from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds! 

1953

Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo, of  I Love Lucy, gave birth to a baby boy.

1977

Snow falls in Miami, Florida! This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred!

 

It also fell in the Bahamas.

2013

In Scottsdale, AZ, the original Batmobile for the TV series Batman sold at auction for $4.6 million!

 

The 1955 Lincoln Futura was the first of six Batmobiles produced for the show.

and then lastly…

Also in 2013

Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

 

Oh Lance…You broke our hearts! 

-Tyler Jackson

Woman Stops Wearing Leggings in Public to Stop “Lustful Thoughts”

A married woman in Bend, Oregon decided to stop wearing leggings in public because men might have lustful thoughts.

The 25-year-old mom made the decision after her husband admitted women in leggings make it hard to keep his eyes focused ahead.

She now only wears thin, form-fitting pants at home or with shirts long enough to cover her butt.

Read more here!

 

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The luckiest man in Oregon! Man survives horrific car accident

A 27-year-old Oregon man survived being crushed between two big rigs in a nightmare pile-up on an icy freeway Saturday morning.

His Chevy Silverado was completely wrecked after the two semi-trucks smashed into each other- with him in the middle. The 50-vehicle pile-up left 18-wheelers sprawled across the icy freeway.

The lucky guy says he swerved to avoid a jack-knifed truck - only to get crushed by another out of control big rig. The man managed to cut himself free of his seatbelt, and move the steering column from his leg.

He then shouted for help – and was rescued by the driver who drove the second truck in the crash.

Unreal! 

Read more about the accident HERE

-Tyler Jackson