Here at KFBK, we work hard to bring you the most entertaining, newsworthy and talked-about stories of the day. But sometimes it doesn't all fit into an hour.
Our goal with this page is to expand on some of those stories and bring you some of things we find behind the scenes. Check this page for dramatic video, entertaining pictures and interesting stories.
A new survery shows that vacations can have a large impact on life. Conducted by Harris Innteractive and commissioned by Expedia.com, the survey shows the 61 percent of those surveyed who vacation at least three times a year are satisfied with their life.
The survey also shows that vacationing can have an affect on your marriage. 79 percent of couples surveyed who travel at least three times a year say they have a happy marriage.
The survey also shows that vacationing can impact how you feel about your job and your love life.
One funny quip discovered in the survey...people who don't travel are more likely to say cats make them happy.
By: Scot Murdoch
The blog's author says that he used these lists of factors to determine what cities made the lists.
Now there are some cities that you think would make the list but did not. Atlanta topped the list followed by Kansas City and Oklahoma City.
You can see the full list at Movoto.com
What do you think? Are there cities that didn't make the list that you think should be on there?
Saturday I participated in Weave's Walk-A-Mile in her shoes event. It's the second time I've done the event and I have to say it hasn't gotten any easier. Truthfully, I don't know how you ladies do it! After only a mile in heels my feet were hurting, my calves were burning and my skin was already being rubbed raw! How you women wear them for hours on end will always be a mystery to me.
Here are some of the pics from the event.
It seems you can petition the White House for anything. One of the latest petitions on the website asks the Obama administration to "secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016."
The petition says that "By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense."
So far, it has less than 800 signatures. It needs 25,000 by Dec. 14 to be considered.
“Buffalo piss.” That is what my friends and I used to call the product that came from the corner gas station and fueled our cars. When I was 16 the price was $0.99 per gallon. 15 years later, gas has quadrupled and I’m driving a much nicer car that only gets the good stuff. But the question is, in the end, does it even really matter?
Apparently it depends on who you ask.
“There is pretty much no difference,” says David Kiley, Editor-in-Chief of AOL Autos. “Some companies try to advertise that they put some primary additive in their gas. But, truth to tell, it doesn’t really change the gas.”
Kiley goes on to say that “One gas is not going to be better than the other….If your budget is tight, save yourself some money and shop for the least expensive gas.”
Neil Delfino with Delfino Engineering disagrees. “The gasoline of 76, Valero and Arco are bare bones product (so is the non-branded). If you use this gasoline long term, there will be gunk built-up on the engine intake valves and the fuel injector.”
Delfino says that if you use these brands of gasoline, you will need to regularly use fuel injector cleaner. According to Delfino, this costs about the same as going to the gas stations like Shell and Chevron that already have the cleaners mixed in the product.
Not much help.
So to see which gas worked better in my car I decided to conduct a very unscientific study. Over the course of about four months, I went to 8 different gas stations (5 major brands, 3 mom-and-pop shops) and measured the gas mileage I got on each tank of gas.
I wasn’t too surprised to discover that the fuel that gave me the best mpg was Chevron at 28.8. However, I was taken aback by a local station in midtown Sacramento that gave me an almost identical result. The worst gas mileage came from the local Quick Stop at 27.76, Shell, Arco, the other local station and Texaco rounded out the list.
Taking in all the variables, does this prove that Chevron provides the best gasoline out there? Not at all, especially considering how close the results were. However, I do know which station I will be looking for more often while out on the road.
Magician and endurance man, David Blaine, announcing his next stunt. Starting this Friday in Manhatta, he will subject himself to one million volts of electricity for about 3 days. Wearing a special suit that looks almost like chainmail and a head piece that looks like it's made from chicken wire, Blaine will stand on a platform surrounded by 7 Tesla electrical coils. For 72 hours he won't sleep or eat while being subjected to enormous bolts of electricty.
Photocourtesy Of Big Mouth Toys
Ever wanted to punch our President? An online wholesale store is giving you the opportunity by selling the "Obama Bop," an inflatable punching bag with a caricature of Pres. Barack Obama on it.
The item, which can only be bought in retail stores and on retail websites like Amazon, has been a hit with some and offensive to others.
It's description on BigMouthToys.com..."Your customers inflate him, and fill the durable built in pillow in the base with water or sand. Whack him in the head, and he falls over, but he jumps right back up!"
Ever hope that the fight between two presidential candidates would move past the verbal and get more physical? Well, in a new video game called Vote, you can play "as President Obama or Mitt Romney in a slapstick battle for the White House."
The goal of the game is to "use your skills to unlock multipliers, win votes and rack up the top score as you campaign for victory."
It goes active Thursday.
Apparently he's a Fresian Picaso. Justin's owner says that she first discovered the 9-year-old horses talent when he stole her whip and started drawing in the sand.
What I want to know is who really painted Justin's "self portrait." It looks way too nice to have come from a horse's mouth.