One of the country’s oldest new year’s traditions swept its way along the coast New Year’s Day. In Atlantic city, people made the big polar plunge in front of the resorts’ casino hotel. But, the weather this year wasn’t as frigid as in the past. Temperatures hovered around 60 degrees and ocean temperatures averaged around 47 degrees. In Boston, more than 600 people lined up to make the dash towards the 43 degree ocean. The unseasonable temperatures made the plunge a little easier than last year when freezing temperatures made the waters icy. As for why they decided to jump into the cold waters? Well, many people said it’s moments like these that keep life interesting.
Two of the world’s greatest tennis players faced each other on court for the first time this week. Roger Federer beat Serena Williams in a mixed double’s decider at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. It was all in good fun, Federer and Williams took a light-hearted selfie together afterwards. The two tennis stars have won 43 grand slam singles titles between them.
Sugar Bowl excitement got the better of one of the competing school’s mascots. Before Tuesday night’s game, the animals’ handlers wanted to get a photo of University of Texas mascot “Bevo” The longhorn with University of Georgia’s bulldog Uga. Bevo wasn’t having it. He charged at Uga, breaking through his metal barrier in the process. Luckily, the pooch and his handlers reacted quickly enough to get out of the way and nobody was hurt. Bevo’s handlers downplayed the situation, saying he was quote “just trying to say hi.” Texas did defeat Georgia 28-21.
We have an update on the Mega Millions. Someone hit the jackpot worth $425 million. According to the Mega Millions’ official website, one winner in Long Island, New York matched all five numbers and the gold mega ball. The chances of having a winning jackpot ticket… one in 302 million.
2019 already shaping up to be an exciting year. From a consumer standpoint, there are some items you will traditionally find deep discounts on in January. Bargains on fitness equipment like treadmills and ellipticals go on sale this time of year. It’s also a good time to score a new TV, just in time for the Super Bowl.