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It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment…nearly 14 years later!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

 

 

 

This Day In History – January 15

1892

Triangle magazine in Springfield, MA, published the rules for a brand new game.

 

The original rules involved attaching a peach baskets to a suspended board.

 

It is now known as basketball!

 

Thanks, Dr. Naismith!

1943

The Pentagon was dedicated as the world’s largest office building!

 

 

 

Located just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA, the structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors. 

1967

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I 35-10

This was the only super bowl the Chiefs have ever lost! 

2009

The Miracle On The Hudson!

After hitting a flock of geese, US Airways Flight 1549 from LaGuardia airport to Charlotte, NC, was forced to land on the the Hudson River!

 

All 150 passengers and 5 crew members survived!

 

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was hailed as the Hero of the Hudson for his quick landing!

 

-Tyler Jackson

A woman reports her son missing after TWENTY YEARS!

This story is wild! 

A South Carolina woman has reported her son missing after 20 YEARS of not hearing from him.

The woman last heard from her son in June 1995 when he said he was following the band The Grateful Dead.

Cops didn’t reveal why the woman waited so long to file a missing person’s report.

They believe the man could help them them identify a man who was killed in a car accident in 1995. The victim had Grateful Dead ticket stubs in his pocket a letter addressed to a “Jason” which is the missing man’s name

Cops said the victim’s face was too disfigured to release a photo and his fingerprints didn’t show up in any database.

You’ve gotta read the entire story HERE

A Refrigerator and a Coffee Maker All in One! (Be Still Our Beating Hearts…)

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GE and Keurig have teamed up to create a refrigerator with a built-in coffee maker.

The GE Cafe Series refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System features a hot water dispenser paired with a Keurig K-Cup single-cup brewer.

Yes.  Keurig K-Cup favorites can be made right next to your ice and cold water dispenser.

Because the water can take about four minutes to heat up to make life a little easier for those on the go, there’s an app for that.

GE is “going to have an app available on your phone, iPad, or mobile device that you can now program your refrigerator to be ready to go at 6 am”.

The GE Cafe Series refrigerator with K-Cup Brewing System will be available in stainless steel during the third quarter of 2015 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,300.