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He was educated in physics, but he made candy.

You either love or hate Peeps. While I’m not a big fan, you can’t deny their success. But the story behind their inventor and the company he built is downright fascinating. His name was Ira “Bob” Born and he had no intention of making candy, until he did it. Born died here in Florida over the weekend. He was 98 years old.

Born was…um…born in 1924 to a Russian immigrant in New York City. His father, Sam, had just started a candy business. You’d think he would simply follow in his dad’s footsteps, but that’s not what happened. The man who invented marshmallow Peeps got a degree in engineering physics and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy to became a radar specialist and a lieutenant on a destroyer in the Pacific theater during World War 2. After the war, the Navy sent him to more advanced schooling,. He completed graduate degrees in math in physics. But wait, there’s more!

Born enrolled in medical school, but got a little bored while he was waiting for classes to start. That’s when he went to work for his dad for some extra cash. Bob decided that the candy industry was awesome, so he dropped the medical classes and embraced the confectionary industry. Bob particularly enjoyed the science of the process and the equipment used to make candy.

That’s been decades ago, and the company grew like gangbusters under Bob’s guidance. Bob even figured out a way to go from making one order of Peeps every 27 hours to 5.5 million packs per day. Now, 70 years later, the company owns several successful brands that sell huge amounts during the holidays. Bob Born became Just Born’s president back in 1959 and ran the company for 0ver 30 years.
Even after retirement, Born kept moving. After relocating to Florida, he operated a literacy program and explored new hobbies such as photography. Born remained in generally good health until a recent fall from which he never fully recovered. Born leaves a widow, two children, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was 98 years old. Source:

The Most Watched Videos Of All Time

33 Rock/Pop Music Videos with Over 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Since MTV doesn’t really show music videos anymore, YouTube is the place for those who want to watch music videos to their heart’s content.

Some music videos — both classic and recently released — have caught on more than others and have racked up 1 billion views and more.

For your viewing pleasure, here are 33 rock/pop music videos with at least 1 billion views on YouTube.

(Note: View numbers listed are as of January 30, 2023.)

  • Scorpions - 'Wind of Change' (1 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'Livin' On A Prayer' (1 billion views)

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Californication' (1.01 billion views)

  • Audioslave - 'Like a Stone' (1.04 billion views)

  • Evanescence - 'Bring Me To Life' (1.13 billion views)

  • Cyndi Lauper - 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' (1.14 billion views)

  • Metallica - 'Nothing Else Matters' (1.20 billion views)

  • Whitney Houston - 'I Will Always Love You' (1.35 billion views)

  • AC/DC - 'Thunderstruck' (1.22 billion views)

  • Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (1.34 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'It's My Life' (1.21 billion views)

  • The Cranberries - 'Zombie' (1.31 billion views)

  • a-ha - 'Take On Me' (1.60 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'November Rain' (2 billion views)

  • Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (1.60 billion views)

  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (1.57 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'In The End' (1.48 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Paradise' (1.66 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Radioactive' (1.42 billion views)

  • 4 Non Blondes - 'What's Up' (1.46 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Heathens' (1.98 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'Sweet Child O' Mine' (1.47 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'Numb' (1.92 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Believer' (2.36 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Hymn For the Weekend' (1.82 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Thunder' (1.93 billion views)

  • Europe - 'The Final Countdown' (1.08 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'The Scientist' (1.08 billion views)

  • Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean' (1.29 billion views)

  • System of a Down - 'Chop Suey!' (1.23 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Ride' (1.35 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Adventure of a Lifetime' (1.39 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Stressed Out' (2.62 billion views)


People Out Here Getting Naked

Florida Is One Of The Best States For Singles

Dating can be pretty rough nowadays. It’s mostly common to meet your potential partner on dating apps, but some other factors come into play. Some only care about looks and employment status, others care more about personality and common interests. What a lot of people may not consider is that your location can heavily influence your odds of finding a romantic partner. Where you live plays a big part in finding your future bae and what you can do together. WalletHub created a study of the best and worst states for singles, and Florida ranked pretty high. This means singles in Florida have tons of opportunities to meet new people and places to go on dates!

Everyone has different priorities when searching for love, but certain places simply make dating easier than others. For example, if you live in a state with low cost of living, you may be able to spend more on your dates or have them more frequently. Dating is also a numbers game, so a state with a higher proportion of single adults automatically improves your prospects.

How did WalletHub find this info? They compared the 50 states across 30 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of single adults to online-dating opportunities to restaurants per capita. Even though Florida ranked in the top 3 of best states for singles, Tampa and Orlando made the list of best cities for singles at #29 and #26. Florida did tie in the #1 spot for restaurants per capita, meaning there are plenty of places to take your date out to eat in the Sunshine State.

Here are the best 10 states for singles

Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny. That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards. After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind. He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex. He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!