On April 21, 1787, the Continental Congress of the United States authorized a design for the nation's first coin, the Fugio Cent. It was the first design for the penny and it was named the Fugio Cent because of it's image of the sun shining down a sundial. The coin was designed by Benjamin Franklin and had the inscription "Mind Your Business."
The album's title track, written by Hernandez, was a significant worldwide pop hit and also hit number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. Written first as a hard-rock song, "Born to Be Alive" was also covered by Spanish pop-punk group Los Nikis, with lyrics consisting just of repetitions of Me voy a Benidorm.
We Michiganders know that we have some amazing breweries right here in the Mitten State. Heck, everyone in West Michigan knows that we have the best breweries, hands down (suck it, Asheville). And now, USA Today has bestowed us with another title, honoring our awesome beer.
So Saturday night I was looking around the old Internets, and I happened upon a picture. A picture of The Mayor of Grand Rapids, George Heartwell, holding a sign. A sign that said four words. Four words that the Mayor may never live down. Four words that may get him re-elected eight more times.
The Great Flood of '13 is on everyone's mind. Luckily there really hasn't been much trouble with that. Sure there will be some damage, but that's just stuff. As far as we know, no one's been killed or anything. So I was downtown and took some pictures of the flood. Enjoy.
A day after the city of Boston was locked down under a 'shelter-in-place' order while a massive manhunt captured the last suspect at large in last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Red Sox held extended pregame ceremonies at Fenway Park on Saturday to honor the memory of the victims of the attacks and celebrate the Boston police, emergency responders and marathon volunteers
Some pretty bizarre and creative things happen when you take a child's drawing and make a stuffed animal out of it. Wendy Tsao, a mother and entrepreneur, created 'Child's Own Studio', a website that takes children's drawings and brings them to life.
From our partners over at WZZM comes this story of a scary drive over a bridge. It happened on Lincoln Ave in Ionia. One minute the driver is crossing over what appears to be a normal bridge, the next minute the bridge is collapsing and nearly sends his vehicle plunging over the side
With water levels still rising, Mayor George Heartwell has closed the Fulton Street Bridge as of this morning around 10 am. The mayor closed the bridge after concerns were raised that debris floating down the river could damage a major utility cable that is attached to the bridge.
When Neil Young performed 'Rockin in the Free World' for the first time on February 21, 1989, in Seattle, the song was just hours old. In fact, Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro claimed that most of the band didn't even know the song when they first played it.
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