This Day In History – February 6

1926

In Dubuque, Iowa the first doughnut making machine was launched by a company called Trausch Bakery!

Look at how far these thing have come:

1932

Dog sled racing became an Olympic sport in Lake Placid, NY!

Mush! Mush!

1935

Monopoly went on sale for the very first time!

1971

NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.

I hope he yelled Fore!! 

and then lastly…

Lots of birthdays today!  

Babe Ruth – 1895

Ronald Reagan – 1911

Bob Marley – 1945

My dad was born in El Dorado, Kansas in 1962

and then, of course:

Happy birthday to Megan!

She was born in Salem, New Jersey in 1983!

-Tyler Jackson

Man Refuses to Give Up Son With Downs Syndrome

How’s this for an awesome dad?  A woman gave birth to a son who had Downs Syndrome. She didn’t want him, but the father did, so she filed for divorce.  The father kept the boy, and is doing everything he can to provide a wonderful life for him.  Wanna tear up- AND help this man and his son out? Read more here!

The disgusting truth about your hygiene habits!

We live in a germy world. That’s a fact. So in the quest to conquer the microbes that are all around us, researchers have complied a list reminding us how often we need to clean certain things. To read more about what needs a good scrubin’, you can see that HERE, otherwise, remember these:

Sweaty sheetsonce a week 

Pillowsevery three months

Dirty dogs every two months

Bras – every two days 

and the biggest daily offender: 

Your cell phone! That bad boy is a germ trap! Clean it — every day! 

(AND DON’T FORGET TO WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN!!!!!!)

-Tyler Jackson

One Family, Three Sets of Twins

The Riggs family of Prosper, Texas just welcomed their THIRD set of twins to the family. The first two sets came through fertility treatments and the third set came the old fashioned way. Check out the video to see the adorable handfuls for yourself.

This Day In History – February 5

1922

DeWitt Wallace and his wife Lila Wallace published the first Reader’s Digest magazine!

It covered a wide variety of subjects for easy reading. They also published and direct marketed the magazine themselves

With a circulation of over 10 million copies in America, it is believed to be the best-selling consumer magazine in the country!

2006

Super Bowl XL

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit!

The Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward was named the game’s MVP

 and then lastly…

1971

Happy 44th Birthday to Sara Evans!

That’s my favorite Sara Evans song!

-Tyler Jackson