Today is like Christmas Day for deep fried food fans!
Deep fried food finalists are taking the stage at the Texas State Fair. Those include: chicken fried cactus bites (cactus pads, thinly sliced with chicken battered and deep fried); fried bacon cinnamon rolls (it’s a main course and dessert all in one); and picnic on a stick (pieces of spicy fried chicken alternate tater tots and slices of dill pickle. Repeated three times on a stick and rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried).
The winner of this contest is gonna be announced on Labor Day!
Source: KSN TV
A flight attendant from Hawaii made the Guinness Book of World Records after spending 63 years in the sky! Ron Akana has racked up 200 million air miles. TO get a sense of how long he’s been in the air, just think that if his 200 million miles counted towards United’s frequent flyer program, he could treat the entire town of Big Rock, Illinois (population 1,130) to a first-class trip from Chicago to Hawaii and back.
Akana fondly recalls serving many celebrities, including Frank Sinatra and Deborah Kerr, during his career. He recalls a time when passengers would dress up in suits, not dress down in flip flops. And smoking in flight when he first started his career was not a federal offense on planes. But times have changed--and now Akana has decided to retire.
Source: Daily Mail UK
The baby tiger cubs born at the Peoria Zoo have made their debut this week!
The cubs and their mother, “Kyra”, were first given access to their outdoor exhibit on August 23. Two of the cubs quickly went to the doorway, but none were brave enough to go outside. Finally, the other day, all the cubs made it outside where they explored and tumbled around with each other. The cubs each weigh between 9 and 13 pounds at 9 weeks of age. These are the first tiger births at the zoo in over 30 years.
For a peek at the cubs, check out this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF3O3BpHrto&feature=share
Source: Peoria zoo
One of the freshman to enter Yale this year had quite a journey to get to the Ivy League School~
Gabe Acheson walked all the way from Baltimore! He left on July 29th and walked 400 miles after committing to it in his admissions essay titled “Walking to Yale.”
He said he didn’t think he was gonna get into the school but knew if he did, he’s have to commit to walking to Yale as he promised he would in his essay.
He slept outside quite a bit, had two close calls with rattlesnakes in Pennsylvania and tolerated blisters during the trip.
But he said the journey helped prepare him for college. He says “it clears your mind. It’s like a reset button.”
Source: Baltimore Sun
We celebrate our sweet 16th birthday, but how about our 116th?
Besse Cooper from Georgia, also known as the world’s oldest person, turned 116 years old on Sunday to become only the eighth person in the world and the fourth American to ever have been verified by the Guinness Book of World Records as having reached that age.
She believes the keys to her long life have been: minding her own business and staying away from junk food!
Well, that’s suiting her just fine! She has twelve grandchildren and more than a dozen great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren!