The Best/Worst States for Thanksgiving

A new study ranked all 50 states by how MISERABLE it is to spend Thanksgiving there, based on things like salmonella rates and the likelihood of people leaving for Black Friday sales.  The most miserable states are Ohio, Iowa, and Pennsylvania . . . the least miserable are Hawaii, New Mexico, and Arkansas.

Read more here!

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Introducing the “Normal” Barbie!

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Move over Barbie! The Lammily doll is what the Barbie would look like if she actually had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman’s body.Not only is Lammily’s body type realistic – so are her accessories.You can get stick-on stretch marks, glasses, blushing, tattoos, freckles, bandages, moles, bruises,mosquito bites, scars, and acne – all the things real women go through.Read more here!

 

This Day In History – November 19

Seven score and eleven years ago…

1863

President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

Did You Know, “Four score and seven years ago”  meant “87 years ago”? A score is twenty years. 87 years prior was 1776 – when our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence!

1954

Sammy Davis Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA.

Three days later, Davis lost the sight in his left eye.

He later referred to the accident as the “turning point of his career”

 Sammy Davis, Jr. was the man!!! 

1997

The world’s first surviving septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey of Carlisle, Iowa!

She give birth to four boys: Kenneth, Brandon, Nathan and Joel, and to three girls – Alexis, Natalie and Kelsey.The infants ranged in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces and were born over a period of six minutes!

Happy #17!

and then lastly…

(and perhaps ironically…)

2001

Federal officials approved the sale of the world’s first contraceptive patch, Ortho-Erva.

-Tyler Jackson

But Smokey’s little bandit needed his lunch!

This is awesome!

An Illinois police officer is in trouble after pulling over a school bus…to deliver his son his lunch!

Lt. Brian Keller used his unmarked black Dodge Charger to stop the bus in McHenry County to deliver lunch to his son who was on board.

Read more on this story HERE

 

 

Who wants a $675 bottle of NAIL POLISH?!

The money kids spend on things these days…

Designer Christian Louboutin is know offering nail polish that costs…$675!

Rouge Louboutin Starlight is a limited edition holiday nail police which is only available in the brand’s signature red shade Rouge Louboutin.

This unique product comes complete with a beautiful bottle embellished with 1,500 hand-applied Strass crystals, and costs $675 - which is more expensive than some of the brand’s famous shoes.

Want some? Get it HERE:

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – November 18

1883

The U.S. adopted Standard Time!

The nation became divided into four time zones designated as Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.

1919

One of the first ticker-tape parades was held!

This parade was to welcome the Prince of Wales to New York City!

Do you know where the term ticker-tape parade comes from?

Ticker tape came from Wall Street! Rolls of paper were used to record stock trades long before computers were invented. As the paper rolled over pins that punched stock information read by stock brokers, it would leave holes – kinda like a hole-punch does today! Well, when a big parade was organized, the shredded tape was scooped up and thrown out of windows on the marchers below. We now call the stuff confetti!

1928

Happy birthday to Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse made his “talkie” debut in Steamboat Willie, at New York’s Colony Theatre.

Mickey was originally named “Mortimer Mouse,” but Mrs. Disney didn’t like the name

1985

Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants.

(WARNING:GRAPHIC)

The injury ended Theismann’s 12 year NFL career.

2001

Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.

The Gamecube is like the weird cousin that doesn’t get talked about much…

2006

Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes in Italy.

The two, who had one daughter together, eventually divorced.

And then lastly…

2011

After 28 years, Regis Philbin signed off for the last time in a star-studded finale of Live! with Regis and Kelly.

There’s the entire final episode for you!

See ya tomorrow!

-Tyler Jackson

We’re in the wrong business…!

When I was a kid, this is all I wanted to do!

NOW, this 22 year-old is actually making $1,000,000 a year doing it…

…being a professional video game player!!! 

Read more of his story HERE

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – November 17

1973

U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

Yep, he was a crook!

1975

That’s The Way (I Like It) by K.C. & The Sunshine Band was number one!

Now that’s a feel good song!

1989

The movie Steel Magnolias, starring Dolly PartonSally Field and Julia Roberts, opened nationally.

Such a great movie!

1997

Shania Twain became the first female artist to have 10 million copies of her album shipped, with The Woman in Me!

2011

Kurt Budke, women’s basketball head coach of Oklahoma State, died in a plane crash. His assistant coach Miranda Serna was also killed.

A Salina, Kansas native, he both graduated from and coached at various colleges around the State Of Kansas. He was 50.

and then lastly…

2012

The undefeated, #1 Kansas State Wildcats walked into Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco to take on the (awful) Baylor Bears…

KSU ended up losing 52-24.

BURN. IT. DOWN!

-Tyler Jackson