This Day In History – March 2

1836

Texas declared its independence from Mexico

1949

The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II landed in Fort Worth, Texas! The plane had completed the first non-stop around-the-world flight.

Captain James Gallagher completed the 23,452-mile journey in 94 hours, 1 minute.

1962

Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks 169-147.

This record still stands to this day, and most likely, it will never be broken

1984

The first McDonald’s franchise was closed.

A new location was opened across the street from the old location in Des Plaines, IL.

and then lastly…

2011

Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s iPad 2.

-Tyler Jackson

What is the coldest city in the U.S.?

Fairbanks, Alaska is the coldest city in the US.

24/7 Wall St. came up with a list of the 50 coldest cities in the county using data on the minimum monthly temperature between 1981 and 2010.

Fairbanks topped the list with an average monthly minimum temperature of -16.9 F.

Grand Forks, North Dakota came in second with an average monthly minimum temperature -3.1 F followed by Fargo, North Dakota (0.1 F), Williston, North Dakota (0.1 F) and Duluth, Minnesota (1.5 F).

Read more HERE

-Tyler Jackson

Man Catches And Releases 280lb Catfish

An Italian guy by the name of Dino Ferrari just caught a 280lb catfish…then let it go. At around 9ft long, it took Dino about 40 minutes to reel the monster in. Since he didn’t keep the fish as a memento, at least he took this video.

Bring The KFC Edible Coffee Cup To The U.S.-Official Petition

KFC has announced the release of the BEST INVENTION OF OUR TIME…the edible coffee cup. However, the chain says it’s cookie and white-chocolatey goodness will only be available later this year in the U.K.

This is unacceptable. First, KFC deprives America of the pure American-ness of the Double Down Dog, and now they’re doing the same with the “Scoff-ee Cup.” This madness must stop. Make your voice heard in the comments and help us bring this miracle to the U.S. of A!

But seriously, you can read all about the awesomeness that is the edible coffee cup right HERE.

~ Carly Evans

This Day In History – February 27

1991

At 9 p.m., President George H.W. Bush said:

“Kuwait is liberated. Iraq’s army is defeated. I am pleased to announce that at midnight tonight, exactly 100 hours since ground operations began and six weeks since the start of Operation Desert Storm, all United States and coalition forces will suspend offensive combat operations.”

1997

Divorce becomes legal in Ireland

This reminds me of a song:

1999

Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new hot air balloon endurance record when they had been aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.

The two were in the process of trying to circumnavigate the Earth.

That would be fun riding in a hot air balloon:

and then lastly…

2010

Earthquake measuring 8.8 magnitude strikes Chile

This was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. The quake killed 600 people, injured many more and left more than two million people homeless.

The earthquake also set off Tsunami warnings for 53 countries ranging from the United States to Japan.

Damn!

-Tyler Jackson

Most Popular Dog Breeds for 2015

The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in the US, again.

The American Kennel Club announced its annual popular dog breed list and Labrador retriever was top dog for the second straight year.

German shepherd came in second and golden retriever was third both also for the second straight year. Bulldog moved up to fourth from fifth while the beagle fell from fifth to fourth.

 

2014 Most popular dogs

 

1. Labrador retriever

2. German shepherd

3. Golden retriever

4. Bulldog

5. Beagle

6. Yorkshire terrier

7. Poodle

8. Boxer

9. French bulldog

10 .Rottweiler

Llamas on the Loose!


Two loose llamas were captured in Phoenix– but not before they were trending on Twitter.A large, white llama and a smaller black llama ran through the streets during the lunch hour causing cars and golf carts to stop in their tracks.The llamas were part of a trio that was making a therapy visit to residents at an assisted living facility when they escaped.The llamas were trending on Twitter with even Senator John McCain tweeting about them.They were eventually lassoed an hour later and reunited with their owners.

Read more here!