A Texas grandmother named Pearl Cantrell has been dubbed the “105-year-old bacon woman.” Cantrell has people buzzing as she has credited bacon for helping her live a long life. Huffington Post shared the details on May 7.
Cantrell has said that she loves bacon and eats it every day, sharing that it is her secret for living so long. She has not led an easy life, but she says she does not feel as old as she is. The Texas grandmother's story reached Oscar Mayer, who sent a Wienermobile and delivery of bacon to her home, and she enjoyed a ride around town in the infamous vehicle.
Of course bacon typically does not get credit as a food that will keep one healthy, but Pearl Cantrell's passion for it has people smiling if nothing else. The video of the 105-year-old bacon woman has brought smiles to the faces of everybody viewing the story, and people can't help but hope that Cantrell hangs on to celebrate her 106th birthday as well.
According to a new survey, 77% of people say they look forward to taking road trips with their family or their significant other. BUT . . . they also admit that road trips almost ALWAYS lead to at least a little fighting.
Here are the top seven fights people have during road trips . . .
1. Driving skills. That includes everything from driving too slowly or tailgating, to changing lanes too much.
2. The temperature in the car.
4. Where to eat.
5. Swearing at other drivers or flipping them off.
6. The volume in the car. That includes everything from whether or not to blast the radio to the kids shouting at each other.
That is Trace Adkins' special ice cream flavor being sold at Walgreens as part of the final Celebrity Apprentice challenge before Sunday. Trace is up against illusionist Penn Jillette to win Celebrity Apprentice and talked to us on the Big Show about being in the finals on the show a second time.
Darius Rucker's latest hit "Wagon Wheel" is a cover of a song with an interesting history. In it's humble beginnings, the song was written in its original form by Bob Dylan when he was working on a soundtrack in the early 70s (the same soundtrack that gave us "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"). Its working title was "Rock me Mama" and it showed up on all kinds of Dylan bootlegs full of demos, etc. Old Crow Medicine Show is a folk, country, bluegrass group that took that song and basically re-worked it with some new lyrics, recording it over a decade ago.
I don't know if Darius had heard the version by Old Crow, or even the original Dylan bootleg. His old band Hootie and the Blowfish used to cover all kinds of random songs in their incarnation (great Hootie album of obscure covers worth finding: "Scattered, Smothered and Covered"), so maybe he had heard it before. It wasn't until Rucker was at a talent show at his daughter's high school when he heard some students do the song and he turned to his wife and said "I really think I have to record this song."
So, Darius is readying the recording of the song when he talks backstage with the members of Lady Antebellum who agree to sing background, which Rucker claims their backing vocals took it from being "just another album cut" to "a hit".
For all of Darius' success with Hootie and as a solo artist, this is his biggest single to date according to Soundscan. Great call on the cover, Darius.
So thanks for this great hit go to Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan bootleggers, Old Crow Medicine Show, those kids at the talent show, Charles, Hillary and Dave of Lady A, Darius, radio for thinking it would be a hit, and most importantly, YOU for making it a number one!