A wrestling photo published in a Nov. 6, 2012, edition of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus appeared on the "Headlines" segment of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Monday night. The above picture of Moline wrestling coach Todd Thompson working with 285-pound junior Adarios Jones during a preseason practice made the cut since it portrays Jones having a third arm.
"Wrestling is a tough sport," Leno said about the picture. "Any advantage you can get, I say use it. Sometimes having that extra arm can be really helpful."
In reality, it was a teammate's arm in the picture as Jones was maneuvering escape moves. Thompson, who did not catch the live viewing of the show, saw the innocent humor in the photo.
"It's pretty fun to be on 'Headlines' with Leno," Thompson said. "Plus, it would definitely be an advantage to have that third arm."
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.