Spider Burrows Into Man’s Chest for 3 Days! Eeeeeeeeekkkk!!!

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A tropical spider burrowed into the skin of an Australian man and stayed there for three days before doctors finally figured out what was causing the nasty marks on his chest.

Dylan Thomas woke up Saturday morning with a red scar about 2 inches long extending up from his naval. That night, it was 3 inches longer. He went to the doctors on Sunday and was given a cream to deal with what was believed to be an insect bite. It didn’t help, and painful red blisters came next.

On Monday, doctors called in a dermatologist, who finally figured out what was happening and plucked the spider from his skin.

Spider victim explains, “It wasn’t really a tickling sensation, obviously once the venom started to affect my skin it was a really burning sensation like a searing feeling”.

The best guess is that the spider got inside his skin via a scar from a recent appendectomy.

Health authorities are testing the spider to figure out what kind it was.

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 16

1916

Margaret Sanger, Fania Mindell and Ethel Burne decided that the poor should have some help in controlling the size of their families

They opened the doors of the first Planned Parenthood clinic in the United States, right smack in the middle of Brooklyn at 46 Amboy Street on October 16,1916.

 Ms. Sanger served 30 days in jail for her bold action. 

“No social progress is possible, especially where poverty is a factor, unless the size of families is limited.” – Margaret Sanger

1972

John C. Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival called it a career … and the group disbanded.

No! I love CCR! In fact, this is my favorite song:

Fogerty would continue in a solo career

2004

Sara Evans went to number one with Suds in the Bucket!

This is the perfect country song!

and then lastly…

2011

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300

#RIPDan

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – October 15

1950

The first radio voice pager, or beeper, was marketed and introduced to America!

It came in what amounted to become a five-pound container.

1951

The long-running TV series, I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, premiered on CBS!

Did you know, I Love Lucy was the first sitcom shot on film with three cameras?

#BigTiming

1988

Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens shared the number one spot with their duet Streets of Bakersfield!

One of my favorite country songs!

1994

Brooks & Dunn collected a number one hit with She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind!

That was a great song off of a great album as well!

1996

NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud’s NFL field goal record at 374

And, he was a longtime Kansas City Chief!

Also, he spoke at my high school graduation! Go Nick Lowrey!

and then lastly…

2001

A letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for Anthrax!

No, no! Wrong Anthrax!

Pretty scary stuff

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – October 14

1926

Winnie The Pooh made it’s debut!

Alan Alexander Milne wrote this and other delightful Winnie-the-Pooh stories, centering the tales around his little son, Christopher Robin, and Christopher’s stuffed animals — like the honey-loving Pooh Bear, Eeyore (the donkey), Piglet and Tigger, too.

1964

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize!

Dr. King was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. He received a $54,000 award for it and donated the dollars to support civil rights in the U.S

1987

18-month-old baby Jessica McClure fell down a well!

At 9:30 a.m. on this day, Jessica fell 22 feet into an abandoned well in her backyard in Midland, Texas.

She was brought out of the well 58 hours later and was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent minor surgery. Gifts, especially stuffed animals, pouring into the hospital from well-wishers, most of whom had never met Jessica or her family.

Here she is today!

1996

Madonna gave birth to her first child, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.

The father was Carlos Leon.

2006

Josh Turner topped the country chart with Would You Go With Me

This is seriously one of the best country songs of all-time!

and then lastly…

Hard to believe it’s a already been two years since this went down:

2012

Felix Baumgartner landed safely in the New Mexico desert, and in the history books, after a supersonic leap from the edge of space to break the world record for the highest and fastest skydive.

The 43-year-old Austrian shattered the previous altitude record of a 23-mile jump set in 1960 by retired Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger. Kittinger actually happened to be an adviser in this latest undertaking.

 -Tyler Jackson

Scariest Halloween Decoration Ever?

When you have 30 seconds, Google the phrase, “Terrifying Screaming Chair” . . . because it might be the scariest Halloween decoration EVER.  Apparently someone made it to scare trick-or-treaters, and it looks like an old woman sitting in a chair.

But then her head lifts up, she looks all crazy, starts SCREAMING . . . and a mechanical arm connected to her back makes it look like she FLIES straight at you!  We totally just peed our pants watching this.

The parrot said…que?!

A California man who’s pet parrot disappeared four years has been safely returned — he’s just back with a new sound!

According to his owner, Darren Chick, the parrot always spoke with a British accent. Now that he’s back home? He speaks Spanish! Read more about this awesome bird here!

-Tyler Jackson

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2014

Google trends has revealed the top 10 costumes for Halloween this year.

 

1. Elsa (Frozen)

2. Olaf (Frozen)

3. Maleficent

4. Ninja Turtle (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

5. Anna (Frozen)

6. Black Widow (The Avengers)

7. Captain America (The Avengers)

8. Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

9. Dog Spider

10. Assassin’s Creed

The Most Popular Food in America is…

A new survey just found America’s 50 favorite foods . . . and while a lot of them make sense, there are some definite upsets.  Like . . . apples only finished 46th while halibut was 42nd.  And rice pudding came in 50th, but cake didn’t make the list.

 

 

The top 10 most popular foods in America are . . .

 

 

1.  Steak

 

2.  Chicken

 

3.  Pizza

 

4.  Waffles

 

5.  Beef

 

6.  Mozzarella cheese

 

7.  Bacon

 

8.  Corned beef

 

9.  Avocado

 

10.  Pasta

 

 

Here’s the rest of the top 50 . . .

 

 

11.  Pineapple

 

12.  Peanut butter

 

13.  Hamburgers

 

14.  Sushi

 

15.  Pancakes

 

16.  Noodles

 

17.  Chocolate

 

18.  Blueberries

 

19.  Salmon

 

20.  Bananas

 

21.  Ice cream

 

22.  Ham

 

23.  Oysters

 

24.  Mashed potatoes

 

25.  Soup

 

26.  Asparagus

 

27.  Sweet potatoes

 

28.  Donuts

 

29.  Turkey

 

30.  Candy

 

31.  Grapes

 

32.  Popcorn

 

33.  Cashews

 

34.  Eggs

 

35.  Watermelon

 

36.  Tuna

 

37.  Cheddar cheese

 

38.  Shrimp

 

39.  Strawberries

 

40.  Artichokes

 

41.  Asparagus (yes, they screwed up and included it twice)

 

42.  Halibut

 

43.  Almonds

 

44.  Mango

 

45.  Meatballs

 

46.  Apples

 

47.  Lamb

 

48.  Corn

 

49.  Mushrooms

 

50.  Rice pudding