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

 

Royals players play catch with young Orioles fans

Mother Nature may have intervened and made us do without playoff baseball tonight, but the Royals remain one of the hottest stories. Win your first six playoff games after not being in the playoffs for nearly three decades and that will happen.

But tonight, a different kind of feel good story is circulating. And even if you’re not a Royals fan…or even a fan of baseball…this one will make it hard for you to not pull for them when their American League Championship Series resumes under dryer skies on Tuesday.

Before games one and two, both played in Baltimore, some of the Royals players engaged in a little game of catch. With Orioles fans. Young Orioles fans.

38 year old reliever Scott Downs started it. He, along with several other Royals, was catching fly balls during batting practice. Some kids, in full Oriole garb, started asking for baseballs…and Downs and his mates were happy to oblige. “It’s just fun the reactions of some of the kids,” Downs said. “Because you give them a ball and you tell them to throw it back and they’re like: ‘What? We don’t want to throw it back.’

A fan posted the story on Reddit, and the story has now gone viral.

This Day In History – October 13

1975

The Silver Fox, Charlie Rich, set fire to the envelope when John Denver won Entertainer of the Year at the ninth annual CMA Awards.

This was the greatest thing to ever happen at an awards show ever!

1983

The first mobile phone service for public use opened up in the United States!

Ameritech Mobile Communications, LLC. prodivded the first cellular mobile phone service to the general public in Chicago. Zach Morris rejoice!

1995

Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.

These days it’s arround a billion!

1997

British fighter pilot Andy Green set a new land speed record of 764.168 mph!

Cruising the Thrust Supersonic vehicle, Green got this bad boy to go through the sound barrier along a one-mile course in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert

and then lastly…

2000

Gary Allan earned his first gold album for Smoke Rings in the Dark!

Great album! I love the title track!

-Tyler Jackson

Adorable Proposal Alert!

Arizona Cardinals cheerleader Claire Thorton was performing for fans when, during her routine, her boyfriend Air Force Capt Erick Straub walked over, got down on one knee and whipped out a diamond ring and proposed.  OF COURSE She said yes!

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Claire, a 1st grade teacher, then resumed cheering ahead of the Redskins game.

Read more here!!

Teacher quits job to become what?!

A Florida school teacher by the name of Jessica Vanessa has quit her job — to become a professional twerker! Apparently, she must be the real deal. Thanks to Miley Cyrus, twerking has become not only a hot dance move, but also a hot buzz word as well. Now, it’s also a career word! Ms. Vanessa has over 2 million followers online, and advertisers are paying her six-figures to advertise their stuff. What do you think? Is this professional material?

-Tyler Jackson