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Justin Moore
Justin Moore

It’s Justin Moore Day at B98.5!

Why? Because I said so! I LOVE Justin Moore's music! So Hmph!

He's just your typical cowboy from Arkansas but things kind of fell into place for Justin at an early age. He started performing his junior year of high school and joined his uncle's band just out of high school when they moved to Nashville.

And the story makes me envious even more:

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Getty Images, photo by Houlton Archive

Believe it or Not, the U.S. National Debt Was Once $0.00

It may seem hard to believe but 178 years ago the national debt of the United States of America was $0 and on January 8th, 1835 the announcement was made. This was the last time our countries national debt was $0. It lasted one year. Andrew Jackson was the President at the time and the debt was $58.4 million when he took office.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

What Haunted Place Should Sharon Explore Next?

Last year, Chad and I went to the Mill Agent House in Vassalboro to see if we could catch a ghost on camera, or experience anything...and I DID! Something tugged on my hair in the attic and I saw a bright flash of light in the bedroom.

You can see the whole story HERE!


This year, we'd like to explore again!

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Babe Ruth Hits His Record 60th Home Run September 30, 1927

It was September 30, 1927, when Babe Ruth hit his Major League record 60th home run, a record that would stand for 34 years until Roger Maris broke it with 61 in the 1961 season. George Herman Ruth, known as ‘The Babe’ started as a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles but his contract was sold that same season to the Boston Red Sox. It was with the Red Sox he got his nickname ‘Babe’, short for baby, because he was so naïve.

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Getty Images, photo by Adam Berry
Getty Images, photo by Adam Berry

Strange Laws From Around the Country

There are some strange laws that are the books in some states that have long passed the time when the laws made sense. These laws are still on the books but rarely, if ever, are enforced. Here’s a look at some of the ‘strange’ laws that were once thought to be needed.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Top Moments in Television History

Commercial television and the development of television goes back a long way but T.V. as we know it today dates back 62 years. In 1951, President Harry Truman spoke at a press conference about officially ending the United States post WWll occupation of Japan. What makes it ‘as T.V. we know today’ is the fact it was broadcast on 87 stations in 47 cities using microwave technology.

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Famous B&W Photos Colorized

When I saw this post on my friend Dan Bacon's wall from our friend Dana Trejo, I HAD to share this!

Ever wonder what Albert Einstein looks like, in color? Or the famous Annie Oakley? Or when the Hindenberg went up in flames...was it really as incredible as they say?

Take a look!

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Getty Images, photo by NBC

Elvis Performs on the Ed Sullivan Show for the First Time September 9, 1956

This day, September 9, 1956, is the day Elvis Presley performed on the Ed Sullivan Show with his hit song 'Hound Dog'. The first appearance on the show was not hosted by Ed as he was recovering from a car crash. Guest host Charles Laughton introduced Elvis.

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Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones

Long Lost Marine’s Love Found His Diary…in Museum

It sounds like it should be turned into a Nicholas Sparks movie. Imagine walking through a museum and seeing your picture in it only to find out the journal your love was writing in wartime was right next to it.

He kept her picture with him...through training and battle. And, unfortunately, battle took him away from her. His last request was his journal be delivered to the woman he loved...but it never happened. Until now.

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Still Groovy After All These Years: Happy 50th Birthday Lava Lamp

Ya, baby! The iconic 60’s home decoration, the lava lamp is 50 years old. They were created by an English company in 1963.  Since then gazillions of the lava lamps have been sold, but the originals, Mathmos lava lamps are still being made to this day.  

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Category: History, Lifestyle, Offbeat

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