Most Removed Tattoos

A new study looked at the tattoos people are most likely to get REMOVED.  Here are the top 10 . . .

1.  Your ex’s name.

 

2.  A dolphin.

 

3.  A misspelled quote.  (I love that getting a dolphin is worse than permanently having a spelling mistake on your body.  Why do people hate dolphins?)

 

4.  Barbed wire.

 

5.  A star.

 

6.  A butterfly.

 

7.  Chinese symbols.

 

8.  Random Celtic or Irish designs.

 

9.  Zodiac signs.

 

10.  Fairies.

Read more here!

 

Worst Breakfasts for Your Health

The website EatThis.com put together a list of the worst things you can have for breakfast, in different categories.  So, things like the least healthy cereal, and worst fast food breakfast sandwich.  Here’s the list . . .

 

1.  Worst cereal:  Honey Smacks.  One bowl has 15 grams a sugar, which is more than Frosted Flakes or Cap’n Crunch.  And it’s coated in partially hydrogenated oil, which has trans fat.

 

2.  Worst donut:  Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Butternut.  It has 35 grams of sugar, and 420 calories, which is more than any other donut on the menu.

 

3.  Worst breakfast burrito:  Taco Bell’s A.M. Crunchwrap with Sausage.  710 calories and 47 grams of fat.

 

Unless you’re eating a whole 12-pack of their Cinnabon dessert things, the A.M. Crunchwrap has more fat than anything else on the menu.

 

4.  Worst fast food breakfast sandwich:  The Monster Biscuit from Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.  It has as much fat and calories as the A.M. Crunchwrap, but TWICE as much salt.

 

5.  Worst breakfast that SOUNDS healthy:  A Dunkin’ Donuts Multigrain Bagel with Reduced Fat Strawberry Cream Cheese.  It’s 500 calories, has 17 grams of fat, and is pretty much nothing but carbs.

 

6.  Worst pancakes:  Denny’s Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Breakfast.  They’re stuffed with chocolate, and have hot fudge and peanut butter on top.  You also get sausage, eggs, and hash browns, so it’s 1,670 calories, with 105 grams of fat.

 

7.  Worst omelette:  The Chorizo Fiesta Omelette at IHOP.  1,300 calories and106 grams of fat.  And you can add pancakes, which is another 700 calories.

 

8.  Worst overall breakfast:  The Cheesecake Factory’s Bruleéd French Toast.  It has 2,780 calories, and as much saturated fat as six cheeseburgers from Sonic.

Read more here!

This Day In History – July 13

1930

The first World Cup soccer competition began in Montevideo, Uruguay

1982

The first All-Star Game played outside the United States was played this day in Montreal, Canada

The National League won for the 11th consecutive year, defeating the American League 4-1.

1985

The event was the Live Aid concert for African famine relief. The place was Philadelphia, PA and it was also, London, England. 

The sixteen hour concert featured some of the biggest names in rock music including Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Madonna, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney.

The audience was equally as big – 162,000 attended the concert and another 1.5 billion viewed it on TV.

Live Aid raised over $100 million.

and then lastly…

The Great Flood of 1951

Black Friday In Kansas

During the period of July 9-13, some areas in the Kansas River basin received 18.5 inches of rain

The flooding started above Manhattan on the Big Blue River.

Poyntz Avenue in downtown Manhattan was eventually covered with eight feet of water.

Poyntz Avenue/Kansas Historical Society

Two men rowing down Poyntz Avenue/ Kansas Historical Society

From the Kansas Historical Society:

“Downstream flooding continued in Topeka, Lawrence, and Kansas City.  In Topeka alone about 7,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed.  The rising river waters caused transportation throughout the river basin to come to a halt.  Roads were washed away and railroad tracks moved. Communication lines were downed.  Altogether one hundred sixteen cities and towns were affected; 85,000 persons had to be evacuated from their homes; 22,000 residences in the river basin were flooded and nearly 2,500 completely demolished; 336 businesses were destroyed and more than 3000 flooded. The flood didn’t just affect just the towns and cities, 10,000 farms also suffered damage. Topsoil from fertile fields was removed by the flood waters, while heavy deposits of sediment and sand were left in its place. The flood claimed 28 lives as more than 1 million acres were flooded. Total losses in the Kansas River Basin and in Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City Kansas exceeded $725,000,000.”

What measures were taken to prevent another flood of this magnitude from happening?! 

“Business men and residents living downstream along the Kansas River increased the pressure on government officials to protect them from another flood.  On the other hand vigorous opposition was directed at officials from the local to national levels.  Five small Kansas towns were to be inundated (Garrison, Stockdale, Randolph, Cleburne and Bigelow). At least four other towns would lose substantial earning power (Frankfort, Irving, Manhattan, and Marysville). Three thousand residents of the Blue River Valley would be affected by the dam.  Fifteen hundred of these were farm families.  Many of these had cultivated these family farms for more than 85 years.  Transportation facilities, including two railroads would have to be abandoned or moved.  Numerous state highways, county and township roads would need relocated.  Schools, churches, cemeteries, and public utilities were to be moved. Approximately 55,000 acres of the fertile farm land would be inundated.

The people of the valley fought to maintain their existence but in the end Tuttle Creek Dam and reservoir was built. Construction was completed and operation began July 1, 1962. Total cost was $80,051,031. The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that since opening, Tuttle Creek Lake has prevented over three billion dollars in flood damages. However, the building of reservoirs along the drainage area did not bring a stop to the flooding. Again in 1993, the Kansas River and the Missouri River basins flooded. This time however, no lives were lost.The struggle between man and nature continues.”

Thank you to the Kansas Historical Society for the photos and article/description 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – July 10

1985

Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, after New Coke was a disaster 

It was renamed Coca-Cola Classic.

Can’t beat a classic:

2010
Carrie Underwood and Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher married in a private ceremony in Georgia.

Happy fifth wedding anniversary to these two love birds!

2014

Mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was one of the top three downloads in the free app category of the Apple App store in the US

The game had been out for just a few weeks

and then lastly…

A couple of birthdays!

1970

Rascal Flatts’ singer Gary LeVox was born in Columbus, Ohio!

He was born Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr.

and

1980

Jessica Ann Simpson-Johnson was born in Abilene, Texas

-Tyler Jackson

How “American” is Your State?

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A new poll is identifying the most American states in the country using eight separate indicators that range from number of homes with firearms and fast food restaurants per capita– to bald eagles per square mile and Google searches for ‘Bin Laden dead.’

In the end, it was Iowa and Ohio that claimed the top two spots respectively, while Nevada finished dead last.

Read more here!

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Most Popular Crimes

A new survey asked people who AREN’T in jail what laws they break most often. Here are the top eight . . .

1. Speeding.

2. Having sex in a public place. (Really?)

3. Littering.

4. Illegally downloading music, TV shows, or movies.

5. Taking stuff from a hotel room.

6. Taking recreational drugs.

7. Parking in a “no parking” zone.

8. Texting while driving.

This Day In History – July 9

1947

The engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.

The future Queen Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were wed on November 20, 1947

That’s almost 68 years!

1955

The Bill Haley & His Comets single Rock Around the Clock hit #1 on Billboard’s Pop charts.

This was the first time a rock and roll recording accomplished this feat. 

1995

The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Garcia died the next month, on August 9, of a heart attack

1997

Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million

on June 28, 1997, Tyson bit the ear of his opponent, Evander Holyfield. 

2001

The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their Black & Blue World Tour 2001.

The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse.

The tour resumed on August 24th

and then lastly…

2005

Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp and jumped across the Great Wall of China.

He was the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.

-Tyler Jackson

Man Loses 130lbs to Join the Army!

A man in Washington lost 130 pounds so he could join the Army.The man has always dreamed of serving his country but he previously weighed more than 350 pounds.His dream came true after he met an Army Sergeant who helped him train and lose 130 pounds.

That was enough for him to enlist in the Army, and he leaves for basic training this fall.

Read more here!

This Day In History – July 8

1958

The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America.

It went to the Oklahoma! soundtrack

The honor signified that the album had reached one million dollars in sales.

(A gold single also represents sales of 500,000 records)

1985

Playboy and Penthouse magazines went on sale with nude pictures of Madonna. 

 and then… 

2013
Country singer Steve Wariner asked for a restraining order against Linda Marie Shinn, who he claimed had been stalking him since 1989, when he performed at RodeoHouston.

Wariner alleged that she had sent him countless letters he characterized as, “absurd and frightening” as well as emails and Facebook posts.

Yikes!

I guess Some Fools

-Tyler Jackson

Death By Selfie Stick

A guy was hiking in Wales this weekend when a thunderstorm broke out.  So he used his selfie stick to get a photo of himself in the storm . . . but it got struck by a bolt of LIGHTNING and KILLED him.

Read more here!