When you're walking through Walmart grabbing what little groceries you can afford in this time of rampant inflation, it's not uncommon to hear announcements over the PA system.

It's usually harmless requests for prices or the ultra-rare request for additional cashiers, but sometimes you hear random codes being tossed out and curiosity takes its natural course.

These announcements aren't always innocent requests for cleanups or spills, and if you know what the codes mean, it could give you a leg up on personal safety in some situations.

Retailers often make announcements in code so they don't create chaos. Let's admit it, if you heard someone announce an active shooter, everyone would panic, so they have a specific code for it in case the sound of shots fired didn't clue you in.

There are also overhead codes for things like imminent weather, bomb threats, fire, injury, etc... The more nondescript, the more serious the situation, but if you have a decent memory you'll be in the know the next time you hear something like this at your local Walmart.

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Potential Oklahoma NFL Football Team Names

With the success and shocking longevity of the OKC Thunder basketball team, Oklahomans are now talking endlessly about football and the NFL. While just rumors and hopeful wishes still, it's fun to think of the potential names for a pro football team in our state capital. Straight from Facebook, here are the top suggestions.

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Sundown Towns of Oklahoma

Even long after the Civil War ended slavery, the deep-seated resentment and hatred of black Americans lived on. While we have thought of and been taught the concept of segregation was primarily a Southern US thing, the stakes were even higher across Texas and Oklahoma.

"Sundown Towns" were whites-only settlements where the local politics and laws served as a warning to (mainly) African Americans traveling through the area. While history has been whitewashed to make it seem less intense, lynching was a common practice toward those not welcome who remained in an Oklahoma Sundown Town after sunset. Only the settlements that still exist are listed below.

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