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2014-02-27 08:30:23

Delta Dental survey shows average gift outperforms S&P 500 OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The going rate for lost baby teeth had major gains in 2013. In fact, according to Delta Dental's The Original Tooth Fairy Poll(®),( 1 )the average gift from the Tooth Fairy climbed to $3.50 last year, up from $2.42 in 2012. This 44.6 percent rise surpassed the outstanding performances of the major U.S. stock indexes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/CG72901) The...

2014-02-27 04:20:39

Most Americans actually do not believe in any of 12 common superstitions NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you walk around a black cat or always throw spilled salt over your shoulder? Just how common are beliefs in certain superstitions many Americans grew up hearing from parents and grandparents? Surprisingly, not as common as one might think. There is the childhood phrase "see a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck" but just one-third of Americans (33%) believe...

2014-02-24 23:26:01

Questions abound about who the Real Tooth Fairy is, what she looks like, where she takes lost teeth, where she lives and how she can be reached. The answers to these questions and more are revealed just in time for National Tooth Fairy Day. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day and The Real Tooth Fairies are celebrating with a magical reveal to "Earthies," as humans are called in Real Fairyland. With breaking news that the whole world...

2014-02-24 12:21:05

Acquisition Complements Current Brand Portfolio CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven Brands, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of St. Charles-based Merlin 200,000 Mile, an automotive aftermarket franchise business. Merlin operates primarily in the suburbs of Chicago and adds 49 locations in four states to the Driven Brands portfolio. The acquisition will allow Driven to expand its presence in this important market. "At Driven, we are committed to growing...

2014-02-21 23:23:49

With February 28, National Tooth Fairy Day fast approaching, TRC divulges the real reason for the holiday and secrets of the legendary figure behind it. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 National Tooth Fairy Day. Not even the most thorough Internet search can reveal its origins. The reason for the obscurity, says TRC Family Entertainment, is this little known fact: February 28, National Tooth Fairy Day, is actually the Tooth Fairy’s birthday. According to the Wishingtooth® legend...

2014-02-20 23:28:04

New parent-lauded interactive book app—“The Wishingtooth Storybook Adventure”—introduces the original tale behind TRC’s new brand, Wishingtooth®. Msida, MALTA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 TRC Family Entertainment’s breakthrough product, The Wishingtooth Storybook Adventure—an interactive book for kids ages 5-8—has won enthusiastic praise from parents for its heartfelt portrayal of the never-before-told legend of the Tooth Fairy and her magical home, Wishingtooth...

Loch Ness Monster Appears To Be On Vacation
2014-02-11 07:19:17

[ Watch the Video: Where Has Nessie Gone? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Accounts of the Loch Ness monster date back over 1,500 years, with modern sightings starting around 1933, according to History.com. The last 18 months, however, Nessie has been decidedly absent. USA Today reports that the last 18 months has been the longest single stretch without a "confirmed" sighting since 1925, and it has Gary Campbell, the Scotsman who keeps a record of sightings,...

2014-01-21 23:03:25

Jumping Jack is the newest addition to Goliath's growing skill and action game line. Plano, Texas (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Goliath has made a name for itself in the United States by creating successful skill and action games that children love to play. This spring, Jumping Jack, the newest addition to Goliath's line, is set to follow in Doggie Doo, Pop the Pig, and Gooey Louie's footsteps as one of the season’s most asked-for games. Already the top new kids game in Europe in...

2014-01-17 12:23:47

Schulman pens exceptional book that will create lasting memories for years to come MAITLAND, Fla., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In her new book, Christmas Without Santa: Creating a Christ-Centered Christmas ($15.99, paperback, 9781628712773; $7.99, e-book, 9781628712780) Jeannie Schulman shares unforgettable, real life memories from Christmases past. This heart-warming book also offers readers dozens of brilliant holiday traditions to adopt as their very own. The author seeks...

2014-01-14 23:02:51

Hobby company recently rebranded, is looking forward to continued product innovation in 2014. Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Hobby Express (formerly hobby-lobby.com, now at hobbyexpress.com), a hobby store that sells radio control airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and other hobby products in-store, catalog and online is celebrating 50 years of business in 2014. In its first 50 years of business as Hobby Lobby International, Inc., Hobby Express manufactured and sold thousands...


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Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Mapinguari
2014-04-22 13:41:18

Mapinguari The mapinguari or mapinguary is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as the Isnashi. Several attempts to find physical evidence that the creature exists have been conducted. Samples have been gathered, but when analyzed it was found to be from known animals and some of the castings of tracks were inconclusive. Native folklore has described the creature as having only one eye, long claws, backward feet, a...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.