It's always fun to read crazy news stories. Stupid criminals and bizarre incidents make headlines across the country. Sometimes they happen in our own backyard. Here are some of the craziest local news stories the Quincy/Hannibal area has seen in the last few years.
What movies make you cry every time you watch them? I was listening to a speaker on a conference call talk about how he cried while watching 'Toy Story 3.' I'll admit, that was a title I wasn't expecting. There are movies out there that can bring even the toughest among us to tears, even after watching them multiple times. I did a Google search on the subject and found several online lists naming the biggest tearjerkers. Here are some of the most common titles that seem to appear over and over.
August 16 will be National Roller Coaster Day, and Six Flags parks across the country will be celebrating in various ways. In St. Louis, a roller coaster marathon from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. on Saturday is being planned. Can you imagine riding roller coasters for six hours?
WalletHub is always sending out results of various surveys they've conducted, which rank states and cities in all sorts of categories from "best places for families" to "best places to start a business." They have also released their list of "safest states to live in" for 2014. Illinois and Iowa both made the top 10, but Missouri came in near the bottom.
What would be probably the last group you could possibly think of that would make a twerking video and put it online? If you said Mizzou linemen, you'd be correct! The University of Missouri Tigers offensive linemen twerked to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle' during training camp, and lucky (?) for us, Mizzou recorded the "performance" and posted it to Instagram.
Early on Friday, Quincy Firefighters were called to the Durst Building at 24th and Broadway, home of Y101, KICK-FM, WLIQ and Sign Pro. Several Townsquare Media staff members reported hearing a loud bang on top of the building, followed by the smell of an electrical fire.
You ever wonder what all of those letters we use to define certain things (usually technological gizmos, government agencies, and fried chicken chains that want to downplay the "fried" aspect of their menu) actually mean? I was shopping earlier today and realized that I had no idea what USB stood for. I was pretty sure the U was for "universal," but was lost after that first letter. Then I started thinking about other acronyms that I wasn't sure about, and decided to start researching. How many of these did you know?
The famous (or infamous) annual list of the best "party schools" in America is out. Western Illinois University in Macomb and The University of Missouri in Columbia are among the top 100 colleges known to have a good time.
Movoto has compiled an interesting new interactive map which lists the wealthiest Americans by state. Interestingly, I had never heard of most of these people, and was a little surprised to see the local results for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
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