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The Mississippi Department of Wildlife offers crossbow permits to licensed hunters who are disabled or over the age of 65. Applicants have to prove with a doctor’s note that they are physically unable to operate a longbow or any other conventional archery equipment.
Ironically, Roosevelt didn’t even like cars! The first president to ever ride in a car was William McKinley. He took a ride in a steam-powered vehicle created by the Stanley Motor Carriage Company, called a “Stanley Steamer” (not to be confused with the carpet cleaners). McKinley was assassinated before the U.S. government ever purchased a car for the president. As his successor, Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to have a car. Still, the famous Rough Rider preferred riding horses (or the occasional moose).
It wasn’t until the next president, William Howard Taft, took office that the White House stables were replaced with a fleet of cars. The first president to have a presidential limousine was Calvin Coolidge. Appropriately, the president’s limo was a Lincoln.
Tricadecathlonomania, aka “Trica”, is a very unique scavenger hunt. It starts and ends at midnight, and bribing judges, finding loopholes, and cheating in general is actually encouraged!
Scavenger hunts aren’t just for kids. In fact, they were invented in the 1930s by the notorious socialite and party-hostess Elsa Maxwell, “the hostess with the mostest”. Not only were they a way to entertain her guests, they were also a good way to stimulate them intellectually.
In related news:
DoSomething.org is having their own scavenger hunt! Sign up here before July 11 (Next Monday!) and you can participate in an 11-day long scavenger hunt where you can earn scholarships, computers or a trip to LA. The whole event is meant to raise awareness for a bunch of good causes, so you should definitely check it out!
You read earlier from us that the 'it' couple among all toys broke up back in 2004 after a 43-year relationship. Well, as of this past February they're back together, and Ken has really lived up to his new moniker - "Sweet Talkin' Ken"!
Unless you were creepily paying attention, you may not have realized how much this ordeal had escalated recently. Ken had even gone to such lengths as buying billboard space in New York and Los Angeles to publicly profess his undying love for his plastic princess! His messages read "Barbie, you are the only doll for me" and "Barbie, we may be plastic but our love is real." And if you were REALLY paying attention you would have noticed such things as Ken checking in on Foursquare at New York's Magnolia Bakery to purchase cupcakes for his cupcake or the two flirting up a storm on Facebook, on which they have subsequently updated their relationship status...of course.
You can read more about this from, surprisingly, CNN Money.