Dad catches two home run balls

Adam Koering made his case for “Father of the Year”…and he did so by overshadowing some of the best players in Major League Baseball.

Koering, and his three children, were at Target Field last night for the Home Run Derby.  Turns out, he bought the tickets last-minute from a friend and surprised his kids with them.  Little did they know that being there was only half the fun!

Sitting in section 229, Adam snagged a home run off the bat of Brian Dozier, who plays for the hometown Twins.  A short while later, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles drilled a shot to deep right…and guess who was there to make the catch?

What makes him a candidate for “Dad of the Year”?  He indicated that his three children will have no problem sharing the two baseballs.

“We’re saying they’re family baseballs”, said one of the youngsters.

 

Dog’s last day documented in pictures

For many of us who own pets…that dog, cat, or other animal is more than just a furry friend.  They’re part of the family, and when it comes time to say goodbye it can be a very emotional experience.

The Roberts’ family from Houston, Texas decided to spend the day with their black lab Duke enjoying hamburgers and a water park…and a photographer was there to document the whole experience.

It’s at this point you might want to make sure you have tissues handy.

This Day In History – July 15

1933

Wiley Post - an Oklahoma native – took off from New York City to become the first person to make a solo flight around the world!  He took a Northern Hemisphere route and covered the 15,000 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.

Wiley Post was credited for being the one who discovered the Jet stream

On August 15, 1935, with fellow Oklahoman Will Rogers riding shotgun, their plane crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska. Wiley was 36 and Will was 55…

1940

8′ 11.1″ tall Robert Wadlow, the tallest human being ever documented, passed away at age 22 in Manistee, Michigan, of cellulitis, an inflammation of muscular tissue.

By the age of five, he was 5’4″

By the age of 10, he was 6’5″

By 13, he was the world’s tallest boy scout at 7’4″

When he graduated high school at the age of 17, he was 8’3″

and then, when he passed away (way too young!) at 22, he was 8’11.1″ tall

 2005

The film Wedding Crashers premiered!

Watch out for those stage-five clingers!!!

and then lastly…

2006

Twitter was launched!!!

The first tweets were actually tweeted out by founder Jack Dorsey and crew on March 21, 2006, but the full version of Twitter was released to the public on July 15, 2006!

What was your first tweet??

Here was mine:

First tweet

 

It was a lyric by Nelly!

Check out your first tweet here: https://discover.twitter.com/first-tweet

-Tyler Jackson

Sexy or Gross? More Women are NOT Shaving Their Legs!

Women all over the globe are posting pics of their hairy legs on tumblr, making a statement about beauty expectations.Women say that seeing photos of others who have tossed out their razors gives them confidence and acceptance of their natural body hair.If you aren’t on Tumblr you can find a similar movement on the Facebook page: “The Women Against Non-Essential Grooming.”

You can also read more here!

What do you think?  Gross, or actually kind of refreshing?

Garth lets fan announce first World Tour stop

Garth Brooks is a man of his word.  Seriously, if he tells you something…take it to the bank.  He said he’d stay retired until his youngest daughter graduated high school.  He also apparently promised a fan that, if and when he resumed touring, that fan would be the first to know where the tour would start.

Enter Andy Roberts.  Andy was at one of Garth’s Vegas shows late last year, and asked the superstar where his comeback tour would start.  “When I figure it out, you’ll be the first to know”, replied Brooks.

So, today…one full day before it becomes official…Garth called Andy and gave him the good news.  No venue, no date, no time…but the tour will start in…(drum roll please)…CHICAGO!

Just another reason why you gotta love Garth!

The $63.2 Billion Selfie

The $63.2 Billion selfie. Tom White of Omaha snapped this peach last night of Warren Buffett having a post-ice cream, relaxed, summer evening convo with non other than Sir Paul McCartney. Omaha natives may be used to Buffett spottings, but the addition of the former Beatle takes this chance encounter selfie (and I’m sure, little Tommy’s Instagram account) to epic proportions. I’m having a moment of selfi-envy.

Check out the full story here. Good work, kid.

This Day In History – July 14

1881

William H. Bonney, also know as Billy The Kid, was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico

Like Billy Dean says…

1951

CBS-TV hosted the very first sports event to be shown in color - the Molly Pitcher Handicap horse race – at Oceanport, NJ.

1946

Dr. Benjamin Spock’s The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care was first published!

Every time I think of Dr. Spock, I think of Raising Arizona!

1969

The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation!

Thanks, President Nixon!

Actually, it was a pretty ingenious idea. Why did they stop circulating such large bills?

To limit the amount of money being exchanged at one-time through drug trades!

Thanks, hippies! 

and then lastly…

2001

Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics!

It was the first time China had been awarded the games, and what great games they were!

 -Tyler Jackson

Most Popular Baby Names for 2014 (So Far)

These are the most popular baby names of 2014 so far according to Nameberry.com

 

Girls

1. Imogen
2. Charlotte
3. Isla
4. Cora
5. Penelope
6. Violet
7. Amelia
8. Eleanor
9. Harper
10. Claire
11. Alice
12. Adelaide
13. Hazel
14. Katniss
15. Olivia
16. Evangeline
17. Ivy
18. Khaleesi *
19. Maeve
20. Evelyn
21. Maisie
22. Adeline **
23. Genevieve
24. Seraphina
25. Beatrice
26. Lucy
27. Aurora
28. Rose
29. Scarlett **
30. Elizabeth
31. Ava
32. Elodie
33. Lila **
34. Nora
35. Grace
36. Emma
37. Willa
38. Clementine
39. Matilda
40. Eloise
41. Caroline
42. Clara
43. Finn
44. Aurelia
45. Arabella
46. Eliza
47. Poppy
48. Ella
49. Sophia
50. Iris
51. Ruby **
52. Mila
53. Josephine
54. Harlow
55. Aria
56. Audrey
57. Isabella
58. Wren
59. Quinn
60. Cordelia **
61. Chloe
62. Mae
63. Emily
64. Luna
65. Rowan
66. Mia
67. Stella
68. Emmeline
69. Ellie **
70. Juliet
71. Merida
72. Anna
73. Lily
74. Olive
75. Margaret
76. Piper
77. Avery
78. Jane
79. Sadie
80. Lydia
81. Esme
82. Everly
83. Gemma
84. Willow
85. Maya
86. Frances
87. Louisa
88. Elsa *
89. Ada
90. Lola
91. Phoebe
92. Kinsley
93. Zara
94. Madeline
95. Hannah
96. James
97. Delilah
98. Mabel
99. Emmett
100. Hadley

Boys

1. Asher
2. Declan
3. Atticus
4. Finn
5. Oliver
6. Henry
7. Silas
8. Jasper
9. Milo
10. Jude
11. Ezra
12. Emmett
13. Harper
14. Leo
15. Owen
16. Levi
17. James
18. Rowan
19. Felix
20. Miles
21. Sebastian
22. Liam
23. Sawyer
24. Jack
25. Theodore
26. Beckett **
27. Wyatt **
28. Hudson
29. Evelyn
30. Kai
31. Ethan
32. William
33. Benjamin
34. Soren **
35. Eli
36. Caleb
37. Flynn
38. Noah
39. Quinn
40. Julian
41. Bodhi **
42. Archer **
43. Oscar
44. Everett
45. Alexander
46. Django
47. August
48. Andrew
49. Josiah
50. Dashielle
51. Zachary
52. Christian
53. Kieran
54. Luca
55. Luke
56. Elliot
57. Charlie
58. Elijah
59. Hugo
60. Thomas
61. Ryder
62. Isaac
63. Theo
64. Jacob
65. Rhys
66. Lucas
67. Callum
68. Arthur
69. Gabriel
70. Samuel
71. Zane
72. Nico
73. Micah
74. Avery
75. Dylan
76. Ryker
77. Roman
78. Nathaniel
79. Jackson
80. Greyson
81. George
82. Knox **
83. Rory
84. Ronan
85. Xavier
86. Daniel
87. John
88. Finley
89. Emerson
90. Aiden
91. Harrison
92. Simon
93. Nolan
94. Charles
95. Axel *
96. Tristan
97. Arlo
98. Beau
99. Jonah
100. Max