Monday, December 9, 2013
343rd day of the year.
There are 16 days left until Christmas 2013
There are 22 days left until New Year's Eve 2013
Today is National Pastry Day and Christmas Card Day
ON THIS DAY
In 1792, the very first formal cremation of a human being took place in the U.S. I don't know: I just can't see going through life, then winding it up by making a big ash out of myself.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Just as a point of order, this week contains a "Friday the 13th."
Woman's Day found that 14% of you will be doing holiday shopping on Christmas Eve
Don't feel so bad the next time you boil lobsters -- it's impossible for them to feel pain. (Yes, like grasshoppers they have a decentralized nervous system with no cerebral cortex which is what makes humans feel pain. I don't care what they say, if you ask me, they never seem to happy about going into that boiling pot to me!)
Studies show that men who smoke marijuana can develop “man boobs.
The next time a song gets stuck in your head, you're probably happy. When songs weasel their way into your brain -- and then take up residence like song stuck on repeat -- it generally means you are in a positive state of mind, according to researchers
Paul Walker: Thousands turned out for a memorial on Sunday at the Los Angeles-area crash site where the Fast and Furious star died.
Paris Hilton says that a tweet she sent out confusing Nelson Mandela with Martin Luther King, Jr. was a hoax (I think your education was a hoax)
In the state of Illinois it is against the law to remove your shoes in a theater if your feet stink. (Yes)
Pam Anderson dyed her pixie haircut brown.
Disney just announced they have acquired the rights to all future Indiana Jones movies and products.
President Obama wants bartenders to hold Obamacare Happy Hours so people can talk about the healthcare.gov.
1. Frozen - $31.6 million
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $27 million
3. Out of the Furnace - $5.3 million
4. Thor: The Dark World - $4.7 million
5. Delivery Man - $3.8 million
Frozen has ended The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's two-week reign at the box office.
The animated Disney movie climbed from second to first with $31.6 million. The Hunger Games slipped to second with $27 million. It's now banked $336.7 million.
Paramount Pictures has greenlit Top Gun 2 and the Beverly Hills Cop reboot
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Florida State, Auburn to Meet for Title
When it was all said and done, there really was no debate about which two teams would play in college football's national championship game. Florida State will take on Auburn on January 6th in Pasadena, California.
Only 12 days till the official start of winter. Are you ready for the snow and cold?
It's Christmas Card Day. Have you sent yours out yet?
What was the highlight of your weekend?
HOLIDAYS: What Your Christmas Tree Says About You
Everybody is different and everybody has their own unique style – even with their Christmas trees.
Here are some things your Christmas tree says about you:
White lights − You ask houseguests to remove their shoes.
Multi-colored lights − You're an extrovert.
Blinking Lights − You have attention deficit disorder.
Homemade ornaments – You have lots of children.
Strung Popcorn − You have too much time on your hands.
Red balls only − You wish you lived in a department store.
Cutoff top − You didn't measure the tree.
Vague evergreen smell − You bought a healthy tree.
Strong evergreen smell − You sprayed your tree with Pine-Sol.
Just plain smelly − There's a dead bird in your tree
Let It Snow:
Flightaware.com estimates that at least 2,197 flights were cancelled nationwide yesterday as a result of snow.
A 50-car accident occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Downingtown to Morgantown after a driver exited his vehicle following an accident.
Doctors say drivers, who use their heated seats for long periods of time, could suffer from a skin condition called Toasted Skin Syndrome. It's a rash caused by prolonged exposure to warm temperatures. Heated seats average 105 degrees.
Who knew that your skin tone reflects how many veggies you eat?
A group of researchers found out that people are more attracted to those who have “vegetable-hued faces.”
Apparently, the more carrots, yams, and leafy greens you consume, the more of a yellowish hue your skin gets. And even crazier, we like that face color better than the alternative purple, veggie-deprived hue.
So if you want to look hot, remember to eat a carrot.
ZZZZZZZ: Tom Wagoner recently woke up on a dark United Airlines plane. He fell asleep while flying from Louisiana to California. Tom woke up in Houston and missed his connecting flight because he was snoozing. He tells KTRK he called his girlfriend. "She thought I was crazy. I said, 'Debbie I'm locked on the plane.' I said, 'I'm telling you the truth; you better go somewhere and get me off this plane'. What if I had a medical condition or something What if I had a heart attack and I was dead? You just shut the plane and leave someone on there? I woke up and the lights were out. I was like, what's going on?" ExpressJet apologized and is investigating.
Survey: "Where is the funniest or strangest place you've fallen asleep?"
WEIRD NEWS: Picture This ... You're Conned!
We know a picture is worth a thousand words, but 750 bucks? That's the amount that a British bargain-hunter ended up spending when his attempt to get an X-Box netted him nothing more than a photo of the in-demand device.
Peter Clatworthy checked into eBay in an attempt to find a Christmas present for his niece and settled on an X-Box One, wiring $750 to a seller, only to be taken aback when he got an 11-by-11 snapshot inscribed with the note, "Thank you for your purchase." To add insult to injury, it wasn’t even a good picture, just a box cover on an old ink jet printer with nothing but magenta left in its cartridge.
Clatworthy can't even sue for fraud, since the listing actually only promised a photo, not the real thing, a warning he ignored. He says, "I looked at the seller's feedback and there was nothing negative. I bought it there and then because I thought it was a good deal. It's obvious now I've been conned out of my money.
Guy Makes Fortune Selling Fresh Air!
A French college student has made a small fortune selling cans of fresh air. Antoine Deblay, 22, decided to offer 250 cans of air from his hometown of Montcuq in south-western France. After setting up a website and offering the "100% bio" product for sale at $6 plus another $6 for postage and handling, the orders soon came rolling in and he received 1,000 orders in three weeks. But non-French speakers may not quite get the humorous reason why the product is so popular. In France, Montcuq is often mispronounced as "mon cul," which translates to English as "my backside". So most folks buying the product are doing so as a novelty product as its name, Air de Montcuq, can be translated as "the air of my backside." (Ananova)
BIT: Neal Schon, Michaele Salahi Pay-Per-View Wedding Promo
SETUP: Journey's Neal Schon is marrying Real Housewife of D.C. Michaele Salahi in San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on December 15 on Pay-Per-View for $14.95, and they've teased the appearance of a "special guest," but it's NOT Steve Perry.
Rebecca Black is back! The aspiring pop star who went viral two years ago with her song "Friday" has returned with a new song. And of course she's following up "Friday" with "Saturday," obviously
Parody Song - "You're a Mean One, Lindsay L." … parodies "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". Paris Hilton's brother Barron was beaten in Miami on Friday. Lindsay Lohan is denying she ordered the attack. TMZ claims Hilton was partying at the mansion where Lindsay was staying when he began talking trash about her. He was attacked shortly thereafter. Hilton told cops that Lindsay said: "'You talk sh*t about me to my boyfriend, this is what you get."
Today's Question: ''49% of people have missed a day of work because of this. What is it?''
Extra Clue: nothing to do with being sick
Extra Clue: painful
Final Clue: snow
Answer: 49% of people have missed a day of work because they injured their back while shoveling