The Best Places for a First Date

A dating app called Clover just analyzed the most common places people go on first dates . . . and Chipotle came in second.  Starbucks was number one.

The rest of the top 10 are:  Panera Bread . . . Cheesecake Factory . . . Texas Roadhouse . . . Buffalo Wild Wings . . . Olive Garden . . . Chili’s . . . In-N-Out Burger . . . and Applebee’s.

Read more here!

Animal Planet Teamed Up With The Dallas Zoo To Live Stream Katie The Giraffe Giving Birth

If you’ve ever wanted to see a giraffe give birth, now’s your chance! Animal Planet and the Dallas Zoo have partnered to live-stream Katie the Giraffe giving birth. According to the Dallas Zoo, Katie the Giraffe is “one of the friendliest, most charismatic of the zoo’s large herd,” and is due to give birth any day now. You can watch the stream here or even sign up for email or text message birth alerts and follow on Facebook or Twitter since you can’t just watch the live stream 24/7…or can you?

~Carly Evans

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

This Day In History – April 7

1933

Prohibition ended in the United States!

The Cullen-Harrison Act repealed the Volstead Act. The Cullen-Harrison Act legalized the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% beer and wine of similarly low alcohol content, thought to be too low to be intoxicating.

It became effective on April 7, 1933.

1963

At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.

He would eventually win six Masters jackets! 

1970

John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in True Grit.

He had been in over 200 films, but this was only his second Oscar nomination. He was nominated for Best Actor in Sands of Iwo-Jima in 1949

and then lastly…

2003

U.S. troops capture Baghdad!

Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later.

-Tyler Jackson

Waitress Gets Paid for Being Honest

We hear lots of cool stories about people leaving huge tips at restaurants because the waiter or waitress was going through a tough time. Here’s someone who could have PRETENDED that’s what happened, but chose to be honest.

A waitress named Tessa Smith was cleaning off tables at a restaurant in Columbus, Georgia last Tuesday . . . and found an envelope with $1,300 in it. (We’re not sure how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her mid-20s.)

She’s a single mom, and she could definitely have used the money. But instead of keeping it or assuming it was an awesome tip, she told her manager, who posted something about it on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

It turned out it WAS a mistake. The people saw the Facebook post . . . came back the next morning to get the money . . . and gave Tessa a hundred bucks for being honest.But now she must be REALLY happy she didn’t keep the money. Because someone set up a page on GoFundMe.com to raise $1,300 for her. And as of last night, people had donated over sixteen hundred bucks.

Read more here!

The NFL Might Be Getting It’s First Female Official

Rumors are circulating that a woman named Sarah Thomas might be the NFL’s first full-time female official. She’s a 41-year-old mother of three.  She’s worked Division 1 college football for the past seven years and in 2009 she was the first female to ever officiate a College Bowl Game. She also officiated some NFL preseason games last year. The NFL hasn’t confirmed her hire yet, but we’re really hoping it’s true!

Check out her profile on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.”

This Day In History – April 6

1916

Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation!

At the age of 26, he signed a contract for $675,000 a year!

Doing a little research, and thanks to the fine folks at USinflationcalculator.com – when adjusting $675,000 into 2015 money, at the cumulative rate of inflation at 2053.4%, that much money would be worth $14,535,536.70 today!

1956

Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, was dedicated.

The building was the first circular office tower designed in America.

It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter. At night, a light at the tip of the tower blinks the letters”H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D” in Morse Code.

and then lastly…

1985

Alabama’s album 40 Hour Week grabbed the top spot on the Billboard country chart.

The group had a number one album for each of the previous five years

#GroupOfTheEighties!

-Tyler Jackson

 

Meet Darius, the world’s largest rabbit!

He is officially the world’s biggest rabbit  Meet Darius, he measures over four feet long and weighs in at 49 pounds. 

But his title is now being contended by his son Jeff, who already measures 3ft 8in – with six months left of growing to do.

It costs her $7,500 a year to feed her giant bunnies as they munch through 2,000 carrots and 700 apples. They both also eat a huge dog bowl full of specialist rabbit food every day, and a bale of hay a week.

To see pictures of the rabbits, and to read more on them, do so HERE 

-Tyler Jackson

Meet the Newest Addition to the Lambert-Shelton Family

Sadly, it’s not a cute little Shelton baby…or even fur baby for that matter, but it is pretty sweet in it’s own right. Miranda Lambert just posted a pic of her brand-new-to-her 1961 turquoise and red Shasta trailer. Definitely something every camping girl needs!! Check out the full story here.

This Day In History – April 3

1860

The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, Missouri, bound for Sacramento, California! 

The trip across took about 10 days. While the Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half, it was sparked a revolution in transportation. 

1882

Outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back and killed by the coward Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward.

Afterwards, there were several different conspiracy theories over whether Jesse James had actually been killed or not  

1936

Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1987

Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega

Now THAT’S RACIN’! 

1996

The Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski, was arrested.

He pled guilty in January 1998 to five Unabomber attacks in exchange for a life sentence without chance for parole. 

2004

Freddy Adu, at 14,  became the youngest player in an American professional sport in over a century.

and then lastly…

2010

The first Apple iPad was released!

…and once again, Apple changed the world! 

-Tyler Jackson