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Bozo the Clown, Still the Most Famous of Them All

Ask almost anyone to name a clown and they will say ‘Bozo’. ‘Bozo the Clown’ is the most famous clown in history but didn’t start out as a live person, the first ‘Bozo’ was a character in a read along book in 1946. The idea came from a record company to market a book with a record so kids could read along as the listened.

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Getty Images, photo by Scott Halleran

Randy’s College Football Round-Up

The big game of the week lived up to all the hype as #1 Alabama beat #6 Texas A & M 49-42. Neither defense played all that well but ‘Bama’s D picked off Johnny Manzeil twice, once in the end zone and once for pick-six, which was the difference in the game.

#2 Oregon continues to

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Hot Soda Comes to Japan

Canned hot tea and canned hot coffee are popular in Japan and the latest ‘hot’ canned item that is all the rage is ‘soda’. It is the first soda to be served hot not cold. Drinking warm soda may not sound good to us but in Japan they like hot things in a can. The first soda to be served this way will be Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale which Coca Cola has spent four years developing.

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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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Getty Images, photo by Tom Szcerbowski

After Week One in the NFL

Going into tonight’s game with the New York Jets, the New England Patriots are tied for first place at 1-0 with the Jets and the Miami Dolphins. B98.5, you’re Patriot station all season, will have the pre- game starting at 5:50 and kickoff at 8:30. The only team with a loss in the AFC East is Buffalo.

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Getty Images, photo by Simon Hofmann

The United Nations Happiness Report Has America at #17

The 2013 happiness report is out and the United States ranks 17th of 156 countries. Last year, the United Nations happiness report had America higher but this year we dropped. The United Kingdom was below us at 22nd, France 25th, Germany at 26th and China came in at 93rd.

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Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke

Mike the Headless Chicken Lives for 18 Months

In September 1945, Life Magazine ran a story about ‘Mike the Headless Chicken', also known as ‘Miracle Mike”. Lloyd Olson, the owner of the rooster, was sent out by his wife, Clara, to get a chicken for the evening meal.  He headed to the barnyard to behead a chicken wanting to leave plenty of neck because his Mother in Law enjoyed that part of the chicken.

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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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Getty Images, photo by Johannes Simon

Drowning Your Sorrows in Alcohol Doesn’t Help

The University of Vermont did a study on drinking and how emotions lead people, both men and women, to drink. Overall, the study showed you can’t drown your sorrows in alcohol. Some people think they can improve their mood by drinking but the opposite is true.

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Getty Images, photo by Valerie Macon

T.V Guide Magazine Picks Their Top 60 T.V. Animals

T.V Guide Magazine picked their top 60 T.V. animals of all time. They limited their picks to one animal per show including live animals and cartoon characters. Dogs took 3 of the top five spots and here are five through one:

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