This Day In History – October 3

1913

A one percent federal income tax was signed into law

One objective senator declared, “If we allow this foot in the door, at some future date it might rise to five percent.”

Of course it didn’t stop there.

It will never stop until it’s all theirs.

2003

Roy Horn, of the duo Siegfried & Roy, was attacked by a tiger during a performance.

Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a seven-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.

2009 

Authorities arrested 48-year-old Michael David Barrett for allegedly filming ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews in the nude through hotel peepholes and posting the videos on the Internet.

I must admit, I saw the video. It was the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. I never felt dirtier afterwards.

2011

After spending four years in an Italian prison for murder, Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted in the murder of Knox’s former roommate Merideth Kircher.

Knox had been sentenced to 26 years behind bars, Sollecito to 25. It’s not over yet, though! Both Knox & Sollecito was re-convicted, and after appeals, it will return to Italy’s highest-court next spring 

and then lastly…

also in 2011

Monday Night Football pulled Hank Williams Jr.‘s long-running intro “Are You Ready for Some Football?” over remarks Williams made about President Barack Obama.

This was by far the best sports intro theme song of all-time. It’s not even close!!!!

-Tyler Jackson

Monopoly at McDonald’s by the numbers!

It’s back! A time-honored tradition since 1987, McDonald’s is doing their annual McDonald’s Monopoly promotion once again, and guess what big dawg?! That’s right! You can get paid! (Or atleast fed!)

Taking at look at the odds and numbers, this should serve as a guide for what to expect, and also which games pieces to keep an eye open for!

This year’s McDonald’s Monopoly promotion will feature:

  • 602,490,060 game pieces in play.
  • 1.2 billion game stamps
  • 135,540,995 food prizes
  • 15,838,729 instant win prizes.
  • The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4, or a 25% probability.

If you win a prize on McDonald’s Monopoly, it is probably going to be a food prize

  • 89.9% of the prizes will be food prizes!
  • 4 out of every 11 prizes allocated will be a medium fries. 

When it comes to the non-instant winners, most game pieces are worthless. There still is, however, some that are worth getting your paws on. These here are the crème de la crème of the game pieces!

  • LIGHT BLUE: Vermont Ave – win $5,000! odds to win – 1 in 40 million
  • ORANGE: Tennessee Ave – win Super Bowl tickets! odds to win — 1 in 602 million
  • RED: Kentucky Ave – win one of 40 plane tickets for two! — odds to win 1 in 15 million
  • RAILROADS: Short Line Railroad – win a year’s supply of gas! — odds to win 1 in 150 million

And then the most famous of ‘em all! The ever-so elusive:

BLUE: Boardwalk wins $1,000,000!!

Get your Big Mac on, and get paid!

-Tyler Jackson

North Dakota High School Bans Tight Pants on Girls

A high school in North Dakota is banning female students from wearing tight pants including, leggings, jeggings and skinny jeans.

School officials had girls watch two scenes from the movie, “Pretty Woman” and told the girls their attire looked like the main character’s who is a prostitute.

School officials said they aren’t doing it to objectify the girls, but to keep boys focused on their work. The assistant principal said it’s a way to keep teachers from being distracted and having uncomfortable conversations about what students are wearing.

Parents believe the school should be focused on preventing other problems like bullying.

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 2

1937

Ronald Reagan, just 26 years old, made his acting debut with the Warner Brothers release of Love Is on the Air!

And who would’ve thought then that he would end up to be one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen?!

1950 

The comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles Schulz, was first published!

Peanuts made it’s debut in nine newspapers.

1970

A plane carrying member of the Wichita State University football team bound for Utah crashed, killing 30 people

This one hits close to home. Rest in peace to all of those souls on-board.

1995

Alanis Morisette had the number one album with Jagged Little Pill

It was the first chart-topping CD for Madonna’s Maverick Records label.

Such a fantastic, classic 90′s album!

and then lastly…

2011

After decades on the air, Andy Rooney gave his 1,097th  — and final — ending commentary for 60 Minutes

and then his final segment

The 92-year-old died a month and two days after his final sign-off.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – October 1

1908

The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford!

The purchase price of the car was $850. Also, you could have it in any color that you wanted…as long as it was black!

1961

Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth’s major league record of 60!

Apparently New Yorkers weren’t thrilled…Yankee Stadium was only a third full to witness it!

1962

Johnny Carson began hosting the “Tonight” show on NBC-TV.

He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.

1982

The EPCOT Center opened in Florida!

The concept was planned by Walt Disney.Did you know what EPCOT stands for?! The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow!

and then lastly…

2005

Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry!

If you’ve never listened to all of the songs on these albums:

I highly recommend them! Dierks is one of the best in country music! 

-Tyler Jackson

What Do Kansans Dream About?

There’s a website called DreamsCloud where people submit their dreams for interpretation.  And they analyzed the most common things people dream about in each state. Well, the most common words that showed up in people’s descriptions of dreams, anyway.  Apparently, in Kansas, we’re a bunch of speed demons!

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Read more here!

This Day In History – September 30

1927

Babe Ruth hit his 60th homer of the season, breaking his own record.

This is the single-season home run record that stood for 34 years, until it was broken by Roger Maris in 1961 

1955 - James Dean died in a head-on collision near Paso Robles, California.

At the time of his death, Jimmy was one of the country’s most popular box office attractions and received five thousand to six thousand fan letters a day — more than any other actor or actress in Hollywood. His first film, East of Eden, had recently been released and his second, Rebel Without a Cause, was to open just four days later. His last film, Giant, hit theaters a year later.

1982

Cheers began an 11-year run on NBC!

What a fantastic show!

1992 - George Brett of the Kansas City Royals got his 3,000 career hit!

He became the 18th player in major league history to do so.

Hopefully September 30 becomes an even more special day for the Kansas City Royals 

2003

Billy Currington‘s self-titled debut album hit stores!

This was my favorite song of that album!

11 years later, definitely glad Billy is still around!

2006

George Strait went to number one with Give it Away!

This gem off the It Just Comes Natural album, was actually written by Jamey Johnson!

and then lastly…

20 years ago

1994

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY TO B104.7! 

On September 30, 1994, KTDF-FM became KXBZ-FM, and the rest is history!

Thank you Manhattan! Thank you for 20 fantastic years of letting us being the station that brings you Today’s Hot New Country and being Your Station First For New Country and The Home For Hot Country 

Like they say…

Every town has a couple of country stations…Manhattan has a legend!


Here’s cheers to the next 20 years!

-Tyler Jackson

Apparently Spaghetti-O’s are a gateway food!

A women in Georgia got arrested for her serious addiction to Spaghetti-O’s. (Actually, she was pulled over, the cop thought a spoon in her car had meth on it, but nope. It was covered in the highly addictive Spaghetti-O residue. To read more about that incident, you can find it here.)

This article is about the more serious problem facing America – Spaghetti-O’s addiction.

  • The United Nations Office on Food and Addiction estimated the worldwide production of spaghetti-type stimulants, which includes Spaghetti-O’s, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.
  • The United States government reported in 2008 that approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have become addicted to Spaghetti-O’s —and 529,000 of those are regular users
  • In 2007, 4.5% of American high-school seniors and 4.1% of tenth grade students reported abusing Spaghetti-O’s at least once in their life.
  • In the United States, the percentage of food abuse treatment admissions due to Spaghetti-O’s abuse tripled from 3% in 1996 to 9% in 2006. Some states have much higher percentages, such as Hawaii, where 48.2% of the people seeking help for food abuse in 2007 were Spaghetti-O’s users.
  • It is a food widely abused in the Czech Republic. There it is called špagety-ogs and is produced in small hidden laboratories and a limited number of larger ones. Consumption is primarily domestic but špagety-ogs is also exported to other parts of Europe and Canada. The Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Latvia reported špagety-ogs as accounting for between 20% and 60% of those seeking food abuse treatment.
  • In Southeast Asia, the most common form of Spaghetti-O’s is a small square, actually—called
    ปาเก็ตตี้ in Thailand and a Adiksiyon in the Philippines.

My name is Tyler Jackson, and I am also addicted to Spaghetti-O’s. 

Iowa Couple Pays it Forward!

An Iowa couple celebrating their wedding anniversary gave a waiter a $100 tip on a $66 order even though they received “‘terrible service”.

One waiter had to serve 12 tables and be the bartender all by himself. The couple said they waited 20 minutes for water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and an hour for their meal.

Several customers left while another ran up to a friend at the entrance and said not to eat their.

The couple both worked as servers. They left the tip and a note that read, “We’ve been in your shoes. Paying it forward.”

The couple put the receipt on Facebook where it has received over 1 million likes and shared almost 168,000 times.

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Read more here!

The 20 Worst Foods You Could Eat

We all know know that certain foods are bad for you, like bacon, sausage, french fries, Snicker bars, Cheetos, and soda… but there are some foods that are really bad for you that will surprise you.View Post

Find out the worst foods for your body here!