Facebook Drops “Fat” Emoji

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After more than 16,000 people signed the Change.org petition, Facebook removed “feeling fat” from their status update options.

Facebook wrote in a statement:

We’ve heard from our community that listing “feeling fat” as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove “feeling fat” from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook.

 

Read more here!

This Day In History – March 10

1876

Alexander Graham Bell sent the first clear telephone message! He sent it from one machine to another – located in a nearby room — to his assistant, Mr. Watson.

“Mr. Watson, come here, I want you,” were the first words spoken into the phone

1902 

This was the day that a case regarding the invention of the movie camera was decided.

The U.S. Court ruled that Thomas Edison was not the original inventor of the movie camera.

However, it was ruled that he had created the sprocket system used to move film through the camera

1964

The first Ford Mustang is manufactured and ready for release!

It’s release date was April 16th

and then lastly..

2012

Coke and Pepsi altered their formulas slightly in order to avoid having to place a cancer warning label on bottles of their products.

The companies have changed the way that they make the caramel coloring in the drinks by adding less 4-MEI, the carcinogen in question. 

-Tyler Jackson

Kansas Man Gets Tipped With Teeth!

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A customer at a diner Wichita, Kansas tipped his waiter a brand new set of teeth.

The man has struggled with serious dental problems since he was a kid. He was missing teeth and many of the ones he did have were infected.

He didn’t have the money to get them fixed either.

But that’s when a customer noticed his teeth and asked the manager if he could tip the waiter $25,000 to get a new set of teeth, and she said yes.

The man recently got his new teeth. He says he learning how to talk again and has to stay on soft foods for a bit … but the new chompers have changed his life.

Read more of this awesome story here!

When will you have a heart attack? Take this test

There is a new online calculator to help you figure out when you’ll have a heart attack.

The site helps to figure out your age compared to your heart age. It is meant to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in order to improve their heart health.

The calculator considers factors like age, diet, exercise and family history to build its assessment.

Some experts worry that the calculator may scare people into taking medicine unnecessarily.

Take the test HERE

-Tyler & Megan

This Day In History – March 9

1959

Mattel introduced Barbie at the annual Toy Fair in New York.

Barbie was designed by Ruth Handler and introduced by Mattel Toy Company.

The first time Barbie cost $3!

1985

Gone With The Wind went on sale in video stores for the first time

1997

Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) was returning to his hotel in Los Angeles, California after an awards party

A car pulled up beside his and opened fire. Biggie was killed him almost instantly.

and then lastly…

2004

John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers

He was convicted in Prince William County, Virginia as part of the so called 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Muhammed was accused of killing 10 people in eight states – Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas and Virginia .

-Tyler Jackson

Baby Wearing and Concealed Carrying is a Thing

A woman in Idaho has started a “Baby Wearing and Carrying” class where you learn how to properly conceal carry a gun while carrying your baby.  Some people are applauding her efforts, while others are scorning her for even thinking of the idea.

 

Read the entire article here!

Man Bullied for his Dancing gets Huge Party and Celebrity Support!

We love this story!

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An L.A. woman saw a mean-spirited post online, where a photo of a man dancing had a caption saying, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”

The woman tweeted about the fat-shaming message and asked, “Anyone know this man or who posted this? There’s a huge group of ladies in LA who would like to do something special.”

She and her supporters used the hashtag #FindDancingMan and found the man living in London. They started an online fundraiser that has raked in more than $33,000—well past its $20,000 goal—and they’re throwing him a big party in L.A.

Pharrell has asked the woman to keep him informed about the party and Moby offered to DJ the event, tweeting, “No one should ever be ashamed about dancing.”

Read more here!

Man Proposes to his Girlfriend Every Day for a Year- Without Her Knowing it!

Dean Smith decided during his girlfriend Jennifer’s birthday in 2014 that he would spend the next year planning to ask her to be his wife without letting her in on the secret. After filming parts of his video daily over the next year, he recruited Jennifer’s friends and family to help him propose to her in person on vacation they had taken to Aruba. And the result? Well, you’ll have to watch and see!

 

 

This Day In History – March 6

1967

President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish a draft lottery.

Could you imagine this going down today?!

1976

The Waylon & Willie song, Good Hearted Woman, was still number one for the third straight week! 

Waylon and Willie wrote the song in 1969 during a poker game in Ft. Worth, TX.

1981

“America’s Anchorman”, Walter Cronkite said “And that’s the way it is” for the final time, as he closed the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.

An audience estimated at 17,000,000 viewers saw his final show, as he retired after more than 30 years in broadcasting.

He was replaced by Dan Rather at the anchor desk.

1997

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.

-Tyler Jackson

How Much are Your Body Parts Worth in Kansas?

Let’s say you lose a HAND at work today.  I’m not sure how that would happen . . . maybe it gets caught in your desk drawer while you’re reaching for candy?  But let’s just say it happens.

Did you know someone’s already figured out EXACTLY how much money that hand was worth?

Every state sets its own worker’s comp numbers . . . and has a chart that says how much you should get paid if you lose different body parts.  Now, if you’re injured on the job and sue for worker’s comp, you MIGHT get more than the “list price” . .  but it’s probably a good jumping off point to get a sense of the payout you can expect.

Find out how much your body parts are worth in your state here!