The luckiest man in Oregon! Man survives horrific car accident

A 27-year-old Oregon man survived being crushed between two big rigs in a nightmare pile-up on an icy freeway Saturday morning.

His Chevy Silverado was completely wrecked after the two semi-trucks smashed into each other- with him in the middle. The 50-vehicle pile-up left 18-wheelers sprawled across the icy freeway.

The lucky guy says he swerved to avoid a jack-knifed truck - only to get crushed by another out of control big rig. The man managed to cut himself free of his seatbelt, and move the steering column from his leg.

He then shouted for help – and was rescued by the driver who drove the second truck in the crash.

Unreal! 

Read more about the accident HERE

-Tyler Jackson

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It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment…nearly 14 years later!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