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This Day In History – December 3

1931 Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time  Alka Seltzer - been saving lives for 84 years! 1967 The world’s first successful heart transplant was performed  Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the operation at Cape Town, South Africa and then lastly... 1999 After rowing 2,962 miles in 81 days, Tori Murden  eased her 23-foot boat, American Pearl, to the dock at Fort-du-Bas [...]

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Top Dog Names for 2015

The most popular name for dogs in 2015 was Max . . . for girl dogs it was Bella.  And 49% of the dog names in 2015 were also on the list of the most popular BABY names. Rover.com just released a report on the most popular dog names of 2015 . . . and [...]

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The true cost of the REDNECK 12 days of Christmas

Twenty years ago, in December of 1995, comedian Jeff Foxworthy took the holiday-season by storm by releasing a parody of The 12 Days Of Christmas - using a page out of his own playbook - called the Redneck 12 Days Of Christmas! It quickly became an instant holiday classic!  Yesterday, we talked about how much the [...]

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Popular Baby Names for 2015

BabyCenter.com just released their report on baby naming trends for 2015.  And here are the four big trends . . . 1.  Instagram filters.  The name Lux is up 75% . . . Ludwig is up 42% . . . Amaro is up 26% . . . and Valencia is up 26%.  Other filters like [...]

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This Day In History – December 1

1921 Bingo made its debut! The bingo industry now brings in $6 billion a year  Despite popular belief that it's an "old-folks game", 67% of players are under 45 years old 1935 Monopoly made its debut!   FUN FACT: The space you have the greatest statistical chance of landing on is Illinois Avenue! That's followed by B & O Railroad, Free Parking, Tennessee [...]

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How Much Would it Cost to Buy Everything on the “12 Days of Christmas” Today?

Every year around this time, the people at PNC Wealth Management calculate how much it would cost to buy all the stuff from "The Twelve Days of Christmas".And this year, it'll cost you right around what it would've cost you last year.  If you'd bought all the stuff.  Which you didn't.  Because you're not romantic.  [...]

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This Day History – November 30

1940 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married Lucy filed for divorce the day after their final TV show was filmed in 1960 1984 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, by Elmo and Patsy, was released! A Christmas classic!  2002 Rascal Flatts had the #1 song in the land with These Days  This was Rascal Flatts' first [...]

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This Day In History – November 27

1924 New York City's Macy's department store held its first Thanksgiving Day parade The parade went down a two-mile stretch of Broadway from Central Park West to Herald Square   1996 Sling Blade, opened in movie theaters Set in rural Arkansas, the picture featured Dwight Yoakam in a prominent role, along with Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall [...]

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This Day In History – November 25

1949 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer appeared on the music charts and became THE musical hit of the Christmas season Although Gene Autry’s rendition is the most popular, 80 different versions of the song have been recorded, with nearly 20,000,000 copies sold 1999 Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was found clinging to an inner tube off the coast near Fort Lauderdale, Florida The boy, his mother, stepfather, and [...]

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