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Williams and McAuliffe

Michelle Williams to Play Christa McAuliffe In New Movie Called ‘The Challenger’

January 28, 1986, a day that, if you were alive, you will never forget. Almost 33 years ago, millions of people across the Nation watched as Space Shuttle "Challenger" exploded 73 seconds after launching from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven on board. Christa McAuliffe was a social studies teacher at Concord High who was selected to join NASA’s Teacher in Space Project, and had been planning to conduct experiments and teach lessons from the Space Shuttle Challenger. McAuliffe spent a year training for the flight, becoming a national media favorite in the process thanks in large part to her enthusiasm for spaceflight and learning of all persuasions. A new movie named 'The Challenger' is in the works centered around the life of McAuliffe and it's been confirmed that Michelle Williams has won the part to play the beloved teacher. Williams has been nominated for Academy Awards for "Brokeback Mountain," "Blue Valentine," "My Week With Marilyn,” and “Manchester by the Sea.” She recently starred in “All the Money in the World,” “I Feel Pretty,” and will be in this weekend's superhero movie, "Venom." Production is expected to start in May. McAuliffe's lessons are not lost, as astronauts are still using her experiments today. She recorded her exercises prior to launch as a tool for teachers to use in the classroom while she was in space.

red sox

Red Sox Fan Gets Absolutely Leveled While Running on the Field

You can't even get mad at this guy. We've all wanted to do this. Okay, maybe not all of us, but most of us. This guy did it in 2011 and it never gets old. Actually going through and executing this takes guts. A lot of guts. And this guy did it. Nothing beats getting wasted at the Red Sox game, running on the field, and getting absolutely smoked by one of the security guards. In my eyes, you're a legend (okay don't yell at me). When I used to live in Boston, there was a day at Fenway where they opened the ballpark to the public and let us walk all the way around the warning track. I talked to one of the security guards and legitimately asked him what the consequences of running on the field were during a game. He told me that you get a lifetime ban, you get fined thousands of dollars, a trespassing charge against you, and he said you get a free ride to the Roxbury County Jail (NICE!). He did advise that if you're going to do it, DON'T do it on a Friday night or weekend..... because you apparently can't get in front of a judge until Monday. Who knows if that's even true or not...I've never been arrested (knock on wood) so I wouldn't know. Worth all the charges? Probably not. Worth telling this story to you're grand kids when you're 75? Absolutely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGERG5WoAY4 GO VIRAL! Submit Your Photos & Videos to NH1.com

time lapse

30-Day Time Lapse at Sea Is The Most Mesmerizing Thing Ever

Where do I sign up? I mean seriously. I don't think I could do being out at sea for 30 days, but if you guaranteed me I would see exactly what's in this time lapse below, I could probably do it. I'd be puking the whole time (sorry), but it would be worth it. This stuff is priceless and you can't get the full effect until you're actually there. Maybe someday though. Reminds me of Deadliest Catch a little bit! Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrCI9eSJGQ

malea emma

This 7-Year-Old Singing the National Anthem Amps Me Up Enough to Run Through a Brick Wall

This is the best rendition of the National Anthem that I've ever heard. And from a 7-year-old. Imagine that? Malea Emma absolutely crushes this and I can't even fathom having that voice. At 7 years old, I could barely remember 5+5, let alone sing the entire National Anthem in front of thousands. Listening to this amps me up beyond belief and makes me want to run through a brick wall. Go America! Best of luck to Emma as she obviously has a stellar career ahead of her. Keep it up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU0SZXcNNbY

Deer drumming

Video of Deer Drumming to ‘In The Air Tonight’ By Phil Collins Is So Good, It Hurts

Hats off to Phil Collins, and more importantly, hats off to this deer. I've never seen anything timed so perfectly and this deer drumming is the highlight of my day. Absolutely electric. Phil is coming to Boston next week, and guess what, he just found his new drummer. Capture this thing and replicate it. Immediately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ft954vXPa4

American Airlines

American Airlines Raises Prices on In-Flight Booze (Fun)

Like to have a couple of beers while you’re flying to your destination? Well, if you’re flying on American…

When Someone Asks What New Hampshire is Like, Just Show Them These Two Pictures

Next time you’re traveling, perhaps seated next to a chatty fellow on an airplane, and you’re asked about New…

Squirrel

Wisconsin Company Can Turn Our Cold Dead Squirrels Into Cold Hard Cash

By now, you’ve either heard about or experienced first-hand, the squirrel explosion of 2018 on New Hampshire roadways. How ironic that Mepps of Antigo, Wisconsin is currently promoting their Mepps Squirrel Tail Recycling Program. The message is intended for squirrel hunters around the country, but given circumstances around the Granite State, it may give some cause for pause. The tails are used for the hand-tied, dressed hooks of their world-famous, fish-catching lures. They've been recycling squirrel tails for over half-a-century. Mepps buys fox, black, grey and red squirrel tails and will pay up to 26 cents each for tails, depending on quality and quantity. Plus, the cash value is doubled if the tails are traded for Mepps lures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=l512ymX4-y8 Just how the hooks on Mepps spinners have come to be dressed with squirrel tails is another Todd Sheldon-Wolf River story. Back in the early 1960's, Todd had experienced a particularly good day trout fishing the Wolf with Mepps spinners. On the way back to his car, he met a young boy who also had limited out fishing with Mepps lures. But, all of the boy's trout were larger than Todd's. This is not something easily accepted by any fisherman. Todd noticed the Mepps spinner attached to the boy's line had a small tuft of squirrel tail attached to the hook. When he returned to the plant, Todd began experimenting with dressed hooks. Bear hair was tried as well as fox, coyote, badger, skunk, deer, even Angus cow. But no other tail provided the pulsating action in the water created by squirrel tail or buck tail. So, in theory, you’re driving by 26 cents every time you see a squirrel on the road. It may not be a big enough draw to actually stop, but at least you know that you’re not “nuts” for thinking about it!

WATCH: ‘Invasion of the Leaf Peepers’ is a Laugh Out Loud New Hampshire Fall Foliage Parody

The internet likes to throw around the words ‘Must’ and ‘Watch’ when describing a video, and this parody of…

Halloween

Get to Know the Most Popular Kid’s Halloween Costumes For 2018

It’s hard to believe that October is upon us and everyone will be thinking about Halloween, candy and what…