House Is Still Standing After Hurricane Michael Nearly Destroyed Every Other Home In This Town

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On October 10th, 2018, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane. Its winds extended over 150mph and many areas on the coast as well as inland dealt with tremendous flooding and catastrophic damage. Mexico Beach was one of the main areas that got hit the hardest with roofs being ripped off of houses and houses being ripped off their foundations.

However, among the damage that covers the grounds of Mexico Beach, one house is still standing. Russell King and his nephew, Dr. Lebron Lackey, built what they call the ‘Sand Palace’. It is an elevated house constructed with 40-foot pilings buried into the ground and screws drilled into the walls.

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The pilings underneath the house that keep it elevated, in turn, protect the house from storm surge flooding as it just passes right through, directly underneath the house! The two had also installed a security camera on the outside of their property. This footage was their only means of witnessing the storm’s fury as it made landfall right on top of their house.

Dr. Lackey weighed in on his genuine surprise that the house was still standing. “It would buck like an airplane wing. I kept expecting to see it tear off.”

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After the storm had passed on, the both Russell Dr. Lackey worked to clean up the debris and wreckage that formed underneath and around their home. According to The New York Times, at least three-quarters of the buildings in the area surrounding the Sand Palace home were damaged. This news meant that their home was the last surviving beachfront home in the area.

“We wanted to build it for the big one. We just never knew we’d find the big one so fast,” said Dr. Lackey.

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What makes this story incredibly important is because this lone house is being compared to other houses in the area that have not been built to withstand hurricanes due to their location. Florida’s building code for building windstorm resistance homes was put into effect in 2002, especially for homes along the shoreline.

Despite this being put into effect, since the Gulf has historically not been hit with massive storms in years, many of these homes are not structured to withstand such powerful hurricane force winds. This law was made after Hurricane Andrew slammed into Miami-Dade County in 1992 as a Category 5 storm, requiring the entire southern part of the state to have homes built to withstand 175mph winds.

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You Can Now Buy ‘Golden Girls’ Cereal At Target

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The Golden Girls may have been off the air for over 25 years now, but we still love those four ladies more than ever. The popularity just seems to rise as newer generations are discovering this classic television show. Earlier this year, Golden Girls hot sauce and a Golden Girls cookbook were released. Now you can buy Golden Girls cereal (with a toy inside of course).

It is an exclusive product of Target, where you can also find a Golden Girls board game. For $7.99, you can get this blue, multigrain cereal with a toy inside (a figurine of one of the ladies). Funko produced this cereal. You might know them for producing toys, hence the strange cartoon versions of the Golden Girls on the front. Funko generally makes these square head toys.

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On the back, you’ll find games like many cereal boxes and a note from Funko. It says, “Hey Kids, remember what it was like to sit in front of the TV on Saturday morning and watch cartoons while eating your favorite cereal?! Well, Funko does! So we’re bringing back Saturday morning to kids of all ages with our new sugar toasted FunkO’s!”

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This doesn’t seem related to The Golden Girls because it wasn’t a cartoon shown on Saturday morning, but a primetime sitcom. We know it looks like fruit loops and is a blue, multigrain cereal, but the verdict is still out on the actual taste. We hope it takes like cheesecake!

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If you want to skip the funky blue cereal and just buy the collector’s toys, you can put a set of four at Walmart instead. If you really want to try the cereal, make sure to check the cereal aisle and the toy aisle at your local Target. You can also buy online, but it seems those are going for insanely high prices.

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So, why did Funko go into the cereal business recently anyway? In a press release on their website, they said, “Inspiring fans to connect with their favorite pop culture moments in a novel and delicious way, the new cereals continue the Funko tradition of developing collectible products with fun and whimsical designs. Each cereal box will include a corresponding miniature Pocket Pop! figure and the back panel will feature additional themed activities, puzzles, and games.”

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They released their first line of cereals in July. Other nostalgic cereals include Batman, Beetlejuice, Huckleberry Hound, and many more. Target is also running a retro TV campaign from September 30 to November 10, so watch for other nostalgic items for sale when you head on your next Target run.

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What do you think of this Golden Girls cereal? Would you buy it as a collectible or would you eat this cereal? Do you like the cartoon versions of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia or prefer the actual show?

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Here Are The Numbers – Mega Millions And Powerball Jackpots Are Up To A Combined $1.2 Billion

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Have you ever fantasized about winning the lottery? What would you do with all of that money? It surely is a dream. If you are feeling lucky, you might want to play the lotto right about now. There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. That means the jackpot is now up to $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million.

This will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history. It is also the second largest in America’s lottery jackpot history. So, if you win, you are really going down in history. If you add in the Powerball jackpot, which is $345 million, you could win about a billion dollars. Yes, a billion!

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The jackpots have gotten to these insanely high numbers because no one has won in a while. The last Mega Millions jackpot was won on July 24, where 11 co-workers won a combined $543 million. The last Powerball jackpot was won by a Staten Island man on August 11. He won $245.6 million.

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A billion dollars might seem like the biggest prize in history, but it isn’t. The 2016 Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion and was shared by three winners. Of course, if you actually do end up being lucky enough to win, you won’t receive the whole amount. A lot of it is taxed. You also get to choose if you want all of the cash up front or if you will receive installments.

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While the odds of being a huge winner are slim (about 1 in 45 million), you could win smaller prizes. Often people are too focused on the big winning amounts that they forget to cash in for smaller cash prizes. Any money won is pretty cool, so don’t forget to play and check your tickets for any winnings! Don’t forget to sign the back of your lottery tickets. They are only valid to cash in winnings if you sign them, so if you lose a winning ticket that isn’t signed, anyone can claim it. Now that you have all the details, what are you waiting for? Go buy a ticket. Good luck!

Now Here Are The Winning Numbers

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3, 45, 49, 61, 69, Mega Ball 9

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What do you think about this huge lottery prize? Do you ever play the lottery or do you think it is a waste of time and money? Are you buying a ticket today and fantasizing about winning the big bucks?

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What would you do if you won either the Powerball or Mega Millions? Either jackpot would give you money to live the most comfortable life ever!

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Buy Your Tickets Now – Mega Millions And Powerball Jackpots Are Up To A Combined $1.2 Billion

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Have you ever fantasized about winning the lottery? What would you do with all of that money? It surely is a dream. If you are feeling lucky, you might want to play the lotto right about now. There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. That means the jackpot is now up to $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million.

This will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history. It is also the second largest in America’s lottery jackpot history. So, if you win, you are really going down in history. If you add in the Powerball jackpot, which is $345 million, you could win about a billion dollars. Yes, a billion!

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The jackpots have gotten to these insanely high numbers because no one has won in a while. The last Mega Millions jackpot was won on July 24, where 11 co-workers won a combined $543 million. The last Powerball jackpot was won by a Staten Island man on August 11. He won $245.6 million.

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A billion dollars might seem like the biggest prize in history, but it isn’t. The 2016 Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion and was shared by three winners. Of course, if you actually do end up being lucky enough to win, you won’t receive the whole amount. A lot of it is taxed. You also get to choose if you want all of the cash up front or if you will receive installments.

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While the odds of being a huge winner are slim (about 1 in 45 million), you could win smaller prizes. Often people are too focused on the big winning amounts that they forget to cash in for smaller cash prizes. Any money won is pretty cool, so don’t forget to play and check your tickets for any winnings! Don’t forget to sign the back of your lottery tickets. They are only valid to cash in winnings if you sign them, so if you lose a winning ticket that isn’t signed, anyone can claim it. Now that you have all the details, what are you waiting for? Go buy a ticket. Good luck!

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What do you think about this huge lottery prize? Do you ever play the lottery or do you think it is a waste of time and money? Are you buying a ticket today and fantasizing about winning the big bucks?

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What would you do if you won either the Powerball or Mega Millions? Either jackpot would give you money to live the most comfortable life ever!

If you enjoyed this article, please SHARE with your friends who love to play the lottery!

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25 Products That Are Made In America To Buy ASAP

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Many Americans report that they would rather buy American made products instead of imported ones. This could be for a variety of reasons such as they would rather support their home country, they want to make sure the product is safe, etc. It seems that many products are made overseas these days, but these famous brands keep it in the USA.

Here are some of the top products proudly made in the United States. How many of these do you own?

1. Louisville Slugger baseball bats

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Baseball is a big deal in America, so it makes sense that the pro baseball bats are made here. Bud Hillerrich made the first pro-baseball bat in 1866. He made it for Pete Browning, whose nickname was the Louisville Slugger. This started the iconic brand, which is still made in Louisville today.

2. Wilson footballs

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Just like baseball, football is another great American pastime. Wilson football is the preferred football for over 180 NCAA programs and 37 high school football state associations. Chances are if you have ever played football, you’ve touched a Wilson brand.

3. Waring blenders

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Waring debuted the first blender in America and remains one of the leading manufacturers. They are often used in professional kitchens and labs.

4. KitchenAid stand mixers

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KitchenAid stand mixers are an amazing addition to a kitchen. KitchenAid has been making these mixers in Ohio since 1941.

5. Rada knives

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Rada Cutlery has been manufacturing cutlery since 1948 in Iowa. They sell a popular seven-piece “starter” set includes a paring knife, vegetable peeler, tomato slicer, super parer, six-inch bread knife, cook’s knife, and slicer knife.

6. Regal Ware cookware

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Regal Ware makes stainless-steel and gravity-cast aluminum cookware and they have been making it for over 100 years in the United States. One of their earliest products were Boy Scout canteens. Have you ever seen one?

7. Lodge cast-iron skillets

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Joseph Lodge and his wife founded this company in 1896 in Tennesee. These products continue to be made in Tennessee. Their website states that the cast-iron skillets and other products are manufactured in the USA and will always be manufactured here.

Read on to the next page for more Made in the USA products!

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Why You Should Never Eat The ‘Clean’ Part Of Your Moldy Food

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Some people are very brave when it comes to the moldy part of your food. Many people will just remove the moldy part and continue eating the “clean” portion of their food. This widely pertains to bread, as when left out over time, it can become stale and begin to show green, moldy growths.

According to research, you may not be out of the woods just by removing the moldy piece of your bread or other food items. In fact, the mold is a deep-reaching agent, meaning that once it affects part of your food, it affects the entire thing even if it’s not visible to the human eye. By eating the seemingly “clean” part of the food, you run the risk of falling incredibly ill.

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Let’s say you have a bag of bread sitting on your counter. You notice one of the slices is beginning to grow mold, but the other slices look just fine. Stop right there! Even though the other slices appear to be unphased by the mold growing on that one piece of bread, a mold infestation is growing from within. Mold spores are released into the air of the bag, infecting all the other slices.

While some molds are good, others (especially the molds found on food) are extremely dangerous and, if consumed, can cause an infection in the body that could be fatal. You should also never consume a part of the piece of bread you found the mold on, even if it looks “clean.”

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There are several different kinds of molds that can be found on different kinds of food. Some of the most commons molds are Alternaria, Aspergillus, Botrytis, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Geotrichum, Monilia, Manoscus, Mortierella, Mucor, Neurospora, Oidium, Oosproa, Penicillium, Rhizopus, and Thamnidium.

The USDA touches on how mold exists on more than just the surface of the food. “When a food shows heavy mold growth, “root” threads have invaded it deeply. In dangerous molds, poisonous substances are often contained in and around these threads. In some cases, toxins may have spread throughout the food.”

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In conclusion, the “clean” part of a moldy loaf of bread (or other food groups) still deems the food off limits for eating. The mold essentially takes over the entire food item rendering it inedible. You may get sick, you may not get sick. But, if you decide to eat the ‘clean’ part of your food that otherwise has some mold on it, you run the risk of getting sick no matter what. There’s always a possibility.

Be sure to discard any moldy foods you may come in contact with and stay safe.

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