This Day In History – February 9

1870

The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service

Between watches and warnings, they translate more than 6400 individual products every day.

Happy 145th birthday, thanks for keeping us all safe!

1963

The Boeing 727 took her maiden flight!

It became the world’s most popular way to fly until production stopped in 1984.

1969

The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight!

This was the beginning of the Jumbo Jet era!

and then lastly…

1997

The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated series!

The Flintstones were the previous record-holders!

Greatest show ever!

-Tyler Jackson

Ladies, you better start shaving your faces! It’s good for you!

Beauty experts and dermatologists say that women should be shaving their faces, and they’re glad the trend is growing.

One woman who has been shaving 3 times a week for 8 years now, says it’s cheap, takes seconds, and doesn’t irritate her skin like lasers or waxing.

She also says her facial hair hasn’t grown back thicker or blacker like woman have been told for decades, and insists that regular shaving has actually improved her complexion.

Shaving also allegedly helps make-up go on more evenly and easily, because it removes the top layer of dead skin cells like a mild form of microdermabrasion.

This ends up increasing collagen production, which reduces wrinkles.

Read more HERE!

-Tyler Jackson

Most Popular Jobs Per State

A new study looked at the most common job in all 50 states in 2014 . . . and in 29 of them, it’s TRUCK DRIVER.

It’s because it’s one of the few jobs you can’t outsource to someone in China or India . . . and one of the few jobs that hasn’t been automated or replaced by computers.

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What is the real value of a $100 bill in Kansas?!

Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Taxfoundation.org has come out with a new infographic map, showing the actually value of a $100 bill, per state, across the country.

As they state in their article,average prices for similar goods are much higher in California or New York than in Mississippi or South Dakota, the same amount of dollars will buy you comparatively less in the high-price states, or comparatively more in low-price states.’

Across the country, the states where $100 has the most value are:

  1. Mississippi – $115.74
  2. Arkansas – $114.16
  3. Alabama – $113.51
  4. Missouri – $113.51
  5. South Dakota – $113.38

The places where $100 has the least value are:

  1. Washington, D.C. – $84.60
  2. Hawaii – $85.32
  3. New York – $86.66
  4. New Jersey – $87.64
  5. California – $88.57

What about Kansas?

In Kansas, it feels like you get $111.23 for every Benjamin in your pocket!

Very nice!

-Tyler Jackson

2015 Grammy Award Winners!

Album of the Year:  “Morning Phase”Beck

 

Record of the Year:  “Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)”Sam Smith

 

Song of the Year:  “Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)”Sam Smith

 

Best New Artist:  Sam Smith

 

Best Pop Album:  “In the Lonely Hour”Sam Smith

 

Best Traditional Pop Album:  “Cheek to Cheek”Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

 

Best Pop Solo Performance:  “Happy (Live)”Pharrell

 

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group:  “Say Something”A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera

 

Best Rock Song:  “Ain’t It Fun”Paramore

 

Best Rock Album:  “Morning Phase”Beck

 

Best Rock Performance:  “Lazaretto”Jack White

 

Best Metal Performance:  “The Last in Line”Tenacious D

 

Best Alternative Music Album:  “St. Vincent”St. Vincent

 

Best R&B Song:  “Drunk in Love”Beyoncé featuring Jay Z

 

Best R&B Album:  “Love, Marriage, and Divorce”Toni Braxton and Babyface

 

Best R&B Performance:  “Drunk in Love”Beyoncé featuring Jay Z

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance:  “Jesus Children”Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

 

Best Rap Song:  “I”Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Rap Album:  “The Marshall Mathers LP2”Eminem

 

Best Rap Performance:  “I”Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:  “The Monster”Eminem featuring Rihanna

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album:  “Girl”Pharrell

Best Country Song:  “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”Glen Campbell

 

Best Country Album:  “Platinum”Miranda Lambert

 

Best Country Solo Performance:  “Something in the Water”Carrie Underwood

 

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group:  “Gentle on My Mind”The Band Perry

 

Best Americana Album:  “The River & the Thread”Rosanne Cash

 

Best American Roots Song:  “A Feather’s Not a Bird”Rosanne Cash

Best Soundtrack:  “Frozen” . . . and the Best Score went to “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Song Written for Visual Media:  “Let It Go” (for “Frozen”),  Idina Menzel

 

Best Arrangement:  The a capella group Pentatonix

 

Best Music Video:  “Happy”Pharrell

 

Best Music Film:  “20 Feet from Stardom”

 

Best Reggae Album:  “Fly Rasta”Ziggy Marley

 

Best Folk Album:  “Remedy”Old Crow Medicine Show

 

Best Dance Recording:  “Rather Be”Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

 

Best Dance / Electronica Album:  “Syro”,  Aphex Twin