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

This Day In History – January 16

1919

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited the sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages, was ratified.

Basically, here’s what the 18th Amendment reads:

An Act to prohibit intoxicating beverages, and to regulate the manufacture, production, use, and sale of high-proof spirits for other than beverage purposes, and to ensure an ample supply of alcohol and promote its use in scientific research and in the development of fuel, dye, and other lawful industries

 

It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment…nearly 14 years later!

 

Yay for booze and free enterprise! 

1985

Playboy magazine announced its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models in the bellybutton and elsewhere would come to an immediate end!

 

Fellas worldwide: “Hey, thanks, Hef! That staple was distracting!” 

 

“You’re welcome, boys! Enjoy!”

and then…

1991

The White House announced Operation Desert Storm 

 

 

 

Thank you for your service, veterans! 

-Tyler Jackson

Most popular cuisine by state! I could get behind Kansas’!

A new list has made from Yelp data to compile each state’s favorite cuisines:

For the State of Kansas, here’s our top 5 favorite cuisines:

5) Fast food: 31 percent higher than national average

4) Mexican: 33 percent higher than national average

3) Tex-Mex: 35 percent higher than national average

2) Chicken wings: 38 percent higher than national average

1) BBQ: 48 percent higher than national average

I LOVE ALL FIVE!!

Read more about it HERE

-Tyler Jackson

Creepy New “Frozen” App has Parents Concered

 

A new “Frozen” app has parents up in arms this week.

The app, marketed towards kids, shows the character of Anna pregnant and on the operating table. It’s up to kids to help deliver the baby – and the app can get pretty graphic. Even worse are the ads that display around the game which are not suitable for kids.

Parents are reminded to keep an eye on their child’s online and mobile habits. Just because it’s a game doesn’t mean it’s appropriate.

Read more here.