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G.O. Tubing
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon and Family Went to G.O. Tubing in China!

HOLY COW!!!  We've never had so much fun! G.O. Tubing in South China is INCREDIBLE!!!

I had no idea this place existed until a few weeks ago. Then I thought the kids will be on school vacation soon, let's go then!

And we DID!

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Chevy Sonic

New World Record Set for Jumping Cars…Backwards

Rob Dyrdek, who stars in MTV’s Fantasy Factory and has broken 21 skateboarding records including the longest board slide, has another record to his credit. It wasn’t a skateboard record this time; it was a car jumping record…backwards! It was the farthest reverse ramp jump over a car clearing 89 feet and three quarter inches.

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Hulton Archive,
Hulton Archive,

Some Fun Facts About George Washington

With Washington’s Birthday coming up on February 22, here some interesting facts about the country’s first President. He was actually born on February 11, 1731, but shortly after the Gregorian calendar came into effect his birthdate (which he celebrated) became February 22, 1732.

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Some Offbeat Holiday’s Still to Come in February

With February half gone there is still time to celebrate some wacky holidays. We don’t get a day off and we don’t have a storewide sale for these holidays, but they are fun not to mention a little strange.

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Chris Graythen, Getty Images
Chris Graythen, Getty Images

College Basketball Championship at Cowboy Stadium on April 7

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 7th.  Selection Sunday is March 16 with the first round played in Dayton, Ohio, March 18-19. Second and third round play takes place March 20-23 in eight different cities.

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Al Capone's Mansion

Al Capone’s Miami Beach Mansion Sells for $7,000,000

The last days of mobster Al Capone’s life were spent in a mansion on Miami Beach, a 36,000 square foot place he bought in 1928 for $40,000, bought from Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch brewing family. That $40,000 in tod

Gold Medalist Irene Wust

The Dutch are Tops in Speed Skating in the World

Dolph Lundgren

MENSA Founded in the U.S. on MAY 10, 1971 and Some Surprising Members

Mensa, where the only qualification is to have a high I.Q., 132 or above, first formed in England in 1946 by British scientist and lawyer Dr. Lance Ware and Australian lawyer Roland Berrill. Race, Creed or Country of origin didn’t matter as long as you had a high I.Q., you were in. On May 10, 1971, the American MENSA society formed in New York.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Loss of Arctic Ice May be to Blame for Snowier and Colder Winters

A resent study released in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences connects the recent cold weather with the decline of Arctic ice. The study says we may be in for colder and snowier winters in the future as Arctic ice continues to melt.

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Sydney Cricket Grounds

Major League Baseball Starts Season In Sydney, Australia

Now that the Super Bowl is over it’s time to start thinking baseball. Spring Training gets underway soon. For the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, pitchers and catchers report February 15 with position players reporting February 18. This year, Major League Baseball will travel to Australia for the opening series of the season.

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