Nintendo’s Original Game Boy Turns 25 Today!

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(PCM) Gosh…we are really starting to feel our age! Today, marks the 25th birthday of Nintendo’s iconic Game Boy hand-held gaming system. A Japanese firm released the very first 8-bit Game Boy on April 21st 1989 and we are sure no one at the time knew just the impact that it would have on the gaming industry as we know it today.

We remember begging our parents for one of these back in the early 90′s! The Game Boy marked a true revolution in the world of hand-held gaming by allowing players to take their favorite games such as Mario, Tetris and Donkey Kong on the go and there was no looking back ever since.

While Nintendo was not the first company to come up with the idea for portable gaming, both their price point and incredibly popular and addictive games made the Game Boy a must have for gamers … Read the rest…

Construction Set To Begin On The World’s Tallest Building

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(PCM) Construction is set to begin on the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, which when completed will have the prestige of being named the tallest building in the world.

The planned tower will stand 1 kilometer high and is rumored to have the cost of $1.23 billion to complete. The tower requires 5.7 million square feet of concrete and over 80,000 tons of steel. It is said to trump the current tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai by almost 600 feet.

The planned location for the Kingdom Tower will be in the city of Jeddah which is located along the coast of the Red Sea. There are also plans for a 98-foot terrace that will be placed on the buildings 157th floor.  In addition to the terrace, Kingdom Tower will house a Four Seasons hotel, luxury condominiums and office space.

The tower is the first phase … Read the rest…

Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant’s Comedy Sketch Goes Viral

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(PCM) Southwest Airlines flight attendant Mary Cobb has been with the company for seven years and it seems she has mastered the trick to getting passengers to pay attention to the pre-flight safety demonstration.

Her hilarious safety demonstration comedy sketch has gone viral and many passengers are praising her not only for her sense of humor, but also say she is an incredibly caring flight attendant.

“Position your seat belt tight and low across your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra. Everybody gets a door prize in the seat back in front of you, along with dirty diapers, chewing gum wrappers, dirty diapers, and all the other gifts you leave for us from time to time”, says Mary Cobb in her speech.

“Everybody gets their very own teeny weeny yellow Southwest bikini,” she also says. “One size fits all. To activate the flow of oxygen, simply insert 75 … Read the rest…

Tax Freedom Day

(PCM) Tax Freedom Day is the day that the money that you earn that particular year, on average, stops going into the government’s pocket and starts going into yours.

Tax Freedom Day By Year:
April 21, 2014
April 18, 2013
April 13, 2012
April 12, 2011
April 9, 20101tax
April 8, 2009
April 16, 2008
April 24, 2007
April 26, 2006
April 21, 2005
April 15, 2004
April 14, 2003
April 17, 2002
April 27, 2001
May 1, 2000

TAX TRIVIA:
► The earliest known tax was implemented in Mesopotamia over 4500 years
ago, where people paid taxes throughout the year in the form of livestock, which
was the typical currency at the time.

► If you steal something, it technically counts as income, and is taxable.

► The U.S. tax code contains 7,000,000,000 words. If you are counting zeroes, that is t 7 BILLION not Million. The Bible, called … Read the rest…

Free Tax Day Offers and Freebies 2014!

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(PCM) Tax day is upon us and upholding a long standing tradition several retailers are offering up Tax Day freebies and discount offers for today only!

Fast-food chain Arby’s is offering up a free snack-size curly fry all day today. You can find the printable coupon here!

Outback Steakhouse wants to give you a free Bloomin’ Onion today only!

Boston Market offers two half chicken individual meals for $10.40 (haha, 1040..get it?) No coupon is needed for this offer which ends after today.

Office Depot will shred up to five pounds of documents for free if you present the coupon which can be found here!

Fast-food chain McDonald’s offers a free small coffee during breakfast hours on April 15th, no coupon required. They are also offering buy one get one for a penny Big Macs.

Frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry is offering a half-price frozen yogurt if you bring … Read the rest…



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