This Day In History – February 4

1824

J.W. Goodrich introduced rubber galoshes to the public.

191 years later, and they’re still a fashion statement! 

1932

The first Winter Olympics in the United States were held in Lake Placid, NY!

Lake Placid would also host the Olympics again in 1980…“Do you believe in miracles?!” 

1987

The Master Of Las Vegas, Liberacepassed away from AIDS at his Palm Springs, CA estate.

He was 67 

and then lastly…

1997

A civil jury in Santa Monica, California found O.J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.

Initially, the jury awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages to Goldman’s parents. but they added $25 million in punitive damages to go to Nicole Brown Simpson’s estate and Goldman’s father a few days later.

Simpson was later ordered to give up his Heisman Trophy and nearly $500,000 in valuables

He is now in prison for trying to steal back said valuables he had to give up. 

-Tyler Jackson

Here’s PROOF it’s ok to leave the toilet seat up!

Economists created a math model to show that it’s okay to leave the toilet seat up.

The model found the best way to minimize effort is to simply leave the seat in the position you’ve used it.

A guy will have to lift the seat each time he urinates but not when he goes number two…. and the woman will have to lower it each time she urinates but not if the man has pooped before her.

And because no one will have to move the seat more than once per bathroom visit, effort will be reduced.

Read more about it HERE

-Tyler Jackson

Welcome to the United States of Bacon!

United States of Bacon: It’s Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952

More pork than beef is now being produced in the US for the first time since 1952.

Pork production will climb this year to a record 23.908 billion pounds while beef will drop 1.7% to 23.901 billion.

Meanwhile, chicken will also jump to an all-time high at 39.206 billion pounds.

The main reason beef production is falling to a 22-year low is cattle ranchers across the country haven’t recovered from a drought in 2012.

Read more on it HERE

-Tyler Jackson

Katy Perry’s Super Bowl dresses cost how much?!

Katy Perry’s “flame” dress from the Super Bowl halftime show was made of detailed patent leather worth $15,000 to $20,000, according to fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

He collaborated with Katy for two months on each costume design!

Her finale dress cost $15,000, and it had to be easily slipped on in just 45 seconds.

Fun fact:

With four costume changes, Katy wore more outfits than anyone ever has during a halftime show.

Read more about it HERE!

-Tyler Jackson

TransAsia Plane Crash (Video)

 

At least eight people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.
Fifty-eight people were onboard the domestic flight, and a number of people were reportedly injured.

Rescue teams were alongside the plane trying to rescue about 30 people still trapped inside.

Footage of the plane apparently filmed from inside passing cars showed it banking sharply, hitting a taxi and clipping the bridge before crashing into the river.
Those that were rescued were helped into dinghies and taken to shore.

The Happiest Job in America is…

A new study shows construction workers are the happiest employees

People in manufacturing were the most unhappy workers . . . government and nonprofit workers are second-most unhappy.  Check out the rankings for the happiest and least happiest job industries here!

Keith Urban Gets Pranked by Maddie & Tae

The girls pretended to be a local group called the Nuf-Nuffs as they played for Keith over the phone to see if he would send them through to Hollywood.

They sang The Judds‘ “Have Mercy.” Watch below to see what Keith had to say about Maddie & Tae!

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There’s Another Groundhog and He’s Not Messing Around

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day, but Sun Prairie, Wisconsin has their own groundhog and he’s not living in Phil’s shadow anymore. Not only did Jimmy NOT see his shadow, but he also has his own way of getting noticed…like attacking the mayor of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

We’ve been told the mayor is alright and still has both of his ears attached.