Food industry analytic firm Food Genius teamed up with Co.design to figure out what the most distinctive food by state is. They looked at 88,000 menus and 59 million menu items, and put together a map showing what’s NOT most the most popular food by state, but rather, what food distinguishes a state from everyone else.
It’s cool seeing the different regions of the country, and what their distinguished food item are. Cheesesteaks are loved on the East Coast, New Mexico green chilies quite literally dominate New Mexico, green bell peppers are the beloved vegetables of the north; pecans, crawfish and cole slaw are beloved in the dirty, dirty- while it seems like a lot of the nation just straight up loves ranch dressing. One thing though – what the heck, New York?! Eggplant is terrible!
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This is yet another reason why minor league sports teams are such a great bang for your buck.
The Bakersfield Condors, an ice hockey team that plays in the East Coast Hockey League, will wear jerseys that resemble the “puffy shirt” from one of the most memorable episodes of the hit series “Seinfeld” when they play a game on November 16th.
And why would they do such a thing you ask? Because 2014 is the 25th year anniversary of the debut of the “show about nothing”. And instead of player names on the back…the jerseys will feature character names: Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer…but unfortunately no “soup Nazi”.
They’ll then auction off the jerseys for charity after the game. Yada yada yada…
These days, college athletics seems to be all about who’s got the nicest stadium, the most passionate fan base, and winning at all costs. So when a story comes out about something like this, I think we all want to take note.
This Saturday, Kansas State and Iowa State will meet at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames in their annual Big 12 football matchup…long since dubbed “Farmageddon” due to the agricultural locales of the two universities. Last week, the Cyclones’ top receiver was injured…and will be out for the season. Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters, who grew up in Iowa, took a moment from his preparations for what will be a very important game to send a note to the injured Iowa State star.
“Praying for you bro”, he tweeted.
Jake Waters had an amazing season in 2013, leading the Wildcats to an 8-5 record and a statement victory over Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. He has shown that he can pass, and run with the best of them.
With a tweet, he also demonstrated what a classy guy he is.
The Lone Ranger was heard on radio for the final time!
Spanning 21 years, The Lone Ranger ran for a total of 2,956.
The birth of online shopping started, when eBay was founded!
Here’s the coolest thing I ever bought on eBay! $18 + shipping! (It took three weeks to come mailed in from China)! Seriously!
Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world tour became the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist!
Grossing 408 million dollars, Madonna performed in 32 countries, ending in Tel Aviv, Israel.
and then lastly…
One year ago!
Hunters in Mississippi caught a state-record 727-pound alligator!
Look at that gator! It measured 13-feet, 4.5-inches long! Talk about a big boy!
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt tied the knot on August 23rd in an intimate wedding ceremony at the family’s estate in France. They went to great lengths to include their six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and twins, Vivienne & Knox, 6, in as many aspects of the ceremony as possible.
Angelina’s detailed wedding gown was an amazing touch, as well. Click here to read more about their day.
Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.
The war ended six years and one day after it began.
It was announced that the Titanic had been found by U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The expedition was led by Kansas native Robert Ballard.
The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.
Garth Brooks‘ landmark album Ropin’ the Wind was released!
The broncs and the blood, the steers and the mud, and they call the thing rodeo!
Such a great album!
Kanye West criticized President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina during a televised benefit concert in New York. Appearing alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment on NBC, West told the audience, quote, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
The comment went out live on the east coast, but was cut from a taped version seen on the west coast. So
and then lastly…
Four years ago already!
Brooks & Dunn played their final show together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
I saw these guys’ last rodeo tour show in Wichita, talk about TENSION & ANIMOSITY! I still do look forward to a reunion tour someday!
A Colorado woman who was texting and driving ended up in a hospital– impaled in the butt by a pole.The texting woman hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and butt.Firefighters used a saw to cut the front and back end of the pole then rushed her to a local hospital where she has surgery to remove the pole.
Read more here!
Taylor Swift recently announced that her next album will be very much a “pop” album. Reactions have been mixed, with some fans applauding the move and some claiming that she’s always been pop.
Well, I think we know where NASCAR star Denny Hamlin stands on the issue. Check out his lip-synched version of her new song “Shake It Off”.
If Denny ever gets tired of stock car racing…he may have a new career in mind. If nothing else, maybe he could become a lip-synching coach. I hear Ashlee Simpson is still looking for one.
The single from his sixth studio album is tearing up the charts…or should I say “burning” up the charts, and now we have the video.
It was shot earlier this month in Nashville…and features Jason and his band, lots of pyrotechnics, and one very hot brunette. The song is the lead single from his new album “Old Boots”, which hits stores on October 7th…right after Jason wraps up the current leg of his tour.
So much attention these days is given to college athletics for things that most of feel are not that important. Stadium renovations…coaching salaries…and it seems like every time you look there’s another college program trotting out new uniforms or even game-specific helmets.
But these are pretty dang cool!
The Naval Academy will be wearing these spiffy new duds when they take the field against Ohio State this weekend at home in Annapolis. They were designed to look a lot like the summer “white” uniform that Naval officers wear. The “rank”…or class…of each player will be represented on the pants.
I especially like the two-toned helmet with the racing stripe.
Now, I don’t know if Navy has a chance to beat the Buckeyes or not…but I will say this: the Midshipmen will be the best dressed team on the field.