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Category Archives: SMS Blog

Bulletproof Phones, Free Food, and a Pirate Eye Patch

Bulletproof Phones, Free Food, and a Pirate Eye Patch

1.  There’s a restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas called Taste Community that’s donation based.  You pay whatever you can afford, so people who are struggling can always get a free meal.  But other people pay extra, because they want to support the place.  It opened in 2017, but it’s in the news now because they…MORE

Benihana, PBR, and Bada Bing

Benihana, PBR, and Bada Bing

1.  DJ Steve Aoki is the heir to the Benihana restaurant franchise. 2.  There’s only one incorporated town in the U.S. with a population of ONE:  Monowi, Nebraska.  The woman who lives there is 87-year-old Elsie Eiler. In the recent 2020 census, the population grew to TWO, but nobody moved in.  A spokesperson for the U.S. Census…MORE

Mash Donalds, Castration, and Nicotine

Mash Donalds, Castration, and Nicotine

1.  Iran has fast food chains named “Mash Donald’s” and “Pizza Hat” because McDonald’s and Pizza Hut aren’t allowed in the country. 2.  There’s a statute from 1909 that’s still on the books in Missouri that says if a bull has been running loose for at least three days, anyone’s allowed to castrate it. 3. …MORE

Caves, Scrapbooks, and a Little Inspiration

Caves, Scrapbooks, and a Little Inspiration

A group of spelunkers were exploring a cave in Indiana this month and rescued a lost dog trapped 30 feet down. They hooked him up to a harness and pulled him out. They took him to a shelter, and the people there think he was stuck in the cave for two WEEKS. They eventually tracked…MORE

Brain Costumes, Bentleys, and Twins

1.  A man in the U.K. named Bryce Alford is running in the London Marathon on Sunday, October 3rd, and he’s attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest run by someone . . . dressed as a BRAIN. He’s wearing a giant, 15-pound brain costume . . . and he’s doing it…MORE

Stress, Hummingbirds, and Urine

Stress, Hummingbirds, and Urine

1.  Stress and fatigue are the main causes for experiencing déjà vu. 2.  Baby hummingbirds know from birth to poop OUTSIDE of the nest. 3.  The earliest known site of human habitation in North America is a short drive from Pittsburgh.  (???)  It’s an archaeological site called Meadowcroft Rockshelter, and it was discovered in 1955 because of…MORE

Polar Bears, Disneyland Cats, and Magic 8-Balls

Polar Bears, Disneyland Cats, and Magic 8-Balls

1.  Due to the fact that they spend the majority of their lives on sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals, like dolphins, seals, and whales. 2.  It’s illegal to make, sell, or even have possession of confetti in Mobile, Alabama. 3.  You’d think Disneyland would be friendly to mice, what with Mickey…MORE

Hope, Kittens, and Barefoot Adventures

Hope, Kittens, and Barefoot Adventures

1.  An Army Major from England named Chris Brannigan is walking 1,200 miles from Maine to North Carolina BAREFOOT to raise awareness for a genetic condition his daughter has called Cornelia de Lange syndrome.  His charity is called Hope for Hasti.   2.  A dog in Upstate New York recently had a litter of six puppies . .…MORE

Grandparents’ Day Is Sunday: Here Are Five Websites All Grandparents Need

Grandparents’ Day Is Sunday: Here Are Five Websites All Grandparents Need

Sunday is Grandparents’ Day.  Don’t worry if you didn’t get them anything . . . fixing their computer when “The Yahoo” gets stuck in Portuguese is the greatest gift you can possibly give. Here are five helpful websites grandparents should bookmark.  So, first teach them what a bookmark is.  Then show them these sites .…MORE

Dad Jokes, Ice Cream, and Noise Complaints

Dad Jokes, Ice Cream, and Noise Complaints

1.  A lady in Wisconsin says dad jokes helped her recover from back surgery.  Her doctor told her to go on walks every day, and it was daunting at first.  But then she noticed a neighbor was posting dad jokes outside their house each morning to cheer people up.  So now she never skips, because she doesn’t…MORE