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Mark Wilson/Ralph Orlowski/Ralph Orlowski/Handout, Gett Images
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Easter

As far as holidays go, Easter might not be as popular as Christmas or Halloween, but it still has traditions and treats that can raise anyone’s spirit, mood or blood sugar level.

The most interesting part of this annual celebration of Spring and rebirth is the supposed difference in the ways they are celebrated.

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Things You Might Not Know About Leap Day

We have Feb. 29th — otherwise known as Leap Day — every four years to make up for the fact that the Earth doesn’t circle the sun in exactly 365 days. Without that occasional extra day thrown in, our entire calendar and its corresponding seasons would eventually be way off and we’d be celebrating Christmas during bikini weather.

But it isn’t just a scientific thing. There’s a lot of lore behind it, and it’s observed and celebrated in a variety of ways.

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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What Exactly Is the History Behind Mardi Gras?

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Atlantic Coast in 2005, New Orleans, and the region as a whole, gained more prominence in the national and international news, and rightly so.

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Valentines Chocolate CD’s

Here's a pretty cool deal from Lady A and Keith Urban!  This Valentine’s Day you can send your special someone a sweet treat from Lady Antebellum or Keith Urban.

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Valentines Day Gifts – What To Get?

It'll be here in a month.  Let's look at it this way.  Women never know what to get for guys. 

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What Happens to Unredeemed Gift Cards?

The holidays may be over, but chances are you’ve got a constant reminder: a gift card. Gift cards are always a popular choice for holiday gifts, so you’d think more of them would actually be redeemed — but experts believe at least $2 billion worth of the cards given last year will never see a cash register.

So what happens to all that money?

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West Virginia Crushes Clemson, 70-26, In Orange Bowl, Destroys Bowl Records

Clemson led West Virginia 17-14 after the first quarter of the Orange Bowl. But from that point on, it was all Mountaineers as West Virginia shattered record after record on their way to a 70-26 victory.

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How To Keep Your New Year Resolution

So did you actually make a resolution...or 4?  Not me.  I tried YEARS ago, but always forget about them in time.  However, if you really want to keep yours, here's how:

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Happy New Year! [VIDEO]

Thanks for listening to XL Country 100.7! 

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2011’s Top Movies and DVD’s

What do you think the top movie of the year was?  Here is the list, check out 2011′s most popular movies & dvds:

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Top Google Search For 2011?

What do you think it was?  Do you use google?

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