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How Common is Your Birthday?

Ever wonder how many other people are sharing your birthday?  Now you can figure it out.  Kind of.

A statistician put together a chart of all 365 days of the year based on the total births on each of those days between 1973 and 1999

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Post Offices Gear Up For Busiest Day Of The Year

Post Office to Stop Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service announced yesterday they're planning to stop delivering mail on Saturday in an effort to cut costs. With new technology, we're just not sending many letters through the mail anymore

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Getty images sport - Cameron Spencer
Getty images sport - Cameron Spencer

Woman Gives Birth During Parachute Jump

I don’t know about you but I like to look back and see what happened on this day in history.  Here's one that I forgot about that happened 8 years ago today.

It was a sunny and beautiful day when Marija Usova gave birth during a parachute jump

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Larry Downing/Getty Images
Larry Downing/Getty Images

Funny Inauguration Quiz Answers

Today inauguration day for President Obama so a guy took a recorder to the streets of Washington DC this weekend to ask people questions about America and their answers are funny.  We played some of the audio this morning on the Hawk Morning Show, but if you missed it you can listen to it here

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Chewing Gum Favorites

According to wikipedia, chewing gum has existed in some form for 5,000 years or so.  It can be traced back to the Aztecs and ancient Greece.  Amazing.

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Category: Food, History, Lifestyle
Riley/Tara/Devon
Riley/Tara/Devon

Connecticut Elementary School Puts Things In Perspective

It's remarkable, how it takes a tragedy like the Connecticut shooting to put some things in proper perspective.  We have this happen to us all the time.

When 9/11 happened, we remember where we were when we heard the news

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Photo By: Rich Birdsall
Photo By: Rich Birdsall

Back Talk – Why A Tree?

Question from Seth:

Why do we celebrate Christmas by putting up a tree? I was taught that Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ. Where does a decorated tree fit in this story?

My Answer:

Seth the simple answer is: It doesn't fit exactly, it relates

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What Do You Know About Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is here and we all think it's  Pilgrims, Indians and Turkey.  You may be surprised that it wasn't, they didn't even call themselves Pilgrims, they called themselves "First Comers or Saints." 

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photo by Dawn Pitcher
photo by Dawn Pitcher

The Presidential Election And The Future Generation

So you hear it all the time. The older generation worries about the younger generation.  My daughter did something shortly after the election that made me realize that we are in good hands.

Before the election, the whole family was eating at the dinner table and talking about both Obama and Romney and what it might mean if they are elected

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Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Spencer Platt / Getty Images

‘Veterans Day’ Celebrations in the Southern Tier

Veterans Day is a day to celebrate the men and women that "gave their all" to this country.  It's nice there is a day set aside that we can say "thank you" for giving us freedom.  And in the days ahead, there are many opportunities to do so.

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