Wednesday, October 1, 2014
274th day of the year.
There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is World Vegetarian Day, Balloons Around The World Day, National Homemade Cookies Day and National Lace Day
On this date in 1908, Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced Model T automobile .. each car cost $825
Wednesday's Birthday Cake:
Hangover star Zach Galifianakis (45) (Birthday Trivia: Zach once worked as a ______________ for two weeks (Saturday Night Live writer)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A survey by Avon reveals that 33% of women are 'too scared' to check their breasts for cancer.
- one in 2,000 women will develop breast cancer by the age of 29, while one in 22 will have had it before they hit 60
- 57% of women forget to check their breasts for lumps on a regular basis
Pepsi is trying to patent Granola Bars stuffed with Pop Rocks
Tiger Woods is opening a restaurant in Jupiter, Florida called the Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club.
Angelina Jolie has purchased a $3 million 1952 Patek Philippe platinum watch for Brad Pitt.
Amber Rose, she filed for divorce because she caught Wiz Khalifa having a threesome with twin sisters
Jimmy Kimmel Named McAfee's "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity
Here's McAfee's top 10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:
1. Jimmy Kimmel - 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
2. Armin van Buuren - 19.33%
3. Ciara - 19.31%
4. Flo Rida - 18.89%
5. Bruce Springsteen - 18.82%
6. Blake Shelton - 18.47%
7. Britney Spears - 18.19%
8. Jon Bon Jovi - 17.64%
9. Chelsea Handler - 17.22%
10. Christina Aguilera - 16.67%
Lightening Strike Turns Guy Into a Composer!
In New York, Tony Cicoria was 42 when he was struck by lightning in 1994. The experience left him with a mysterious melody in his head that he couldn't stop thinking about. So he spent 12 years learning to play piano so he could play the music he kept hearing -- music he says was "given to me by the other side." A video of him performing the piece, which he calls the Lightning Sonata, at Mozart House in Vienna is now going viral on YouTube.
NEW STUDY STATES: self-made billionaires are more generous than people who come from old money.
The owners of the Oakland Raiders fired Coach Dennis Allen by phone over the weekend, after he lost his fourth game without a victory.
DON'T LOOK @ ME: Prince refuses to work with WIERD AL. He once sent Al a telegram telling him not to make eye contact with him at an awards show
Which would you rather give up for a week: booze or coffee? In a new survey, 69 percent chose alcohol!
Hugh Jackman Almost Chops Off His Little Hugh ... Hugh Jackman tells the BBC that he almost cut off his penis with his Wolverine claws while filming ''X-Men
Ben Affleck Goes Full Frontal in Gone Girl ... Ben Affleck tells MTV that Gone Girl features a shot of his privates
First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed ... A Dallas man recently returned from Liberia and was hospitalized with Ebola symptoms. He is the first Ebola case in the United States
Most in US Vastly Unaware of CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio
So far this fall, income inequality has not become a major political issue during the midterm election season, most likely to the chagrin of Democrats who were hoping to campaign on it.
One of the reasons income inequality hasn’t resonated with the public is because of an apparent disconnect Americans have about the difference in pay between CEOs and the average worker.
According to Harvard University and Chulalongkorn University researchers, the median response in the U.S. was that the ratio of CEO salary to worker salary is 30-to-one, which is way, way off the mark.
The real story is that the disparity is closer to 354-to-one, a whopping ten times more than what Americans guess.
The University of New Mexico is celebrating its first-ever “Sex Week” with class workshops called “How to be a Gentleman and Still Get Laid”
Despite Qualms About Economy, Americans Spending More than Last Year
George Clooney Sells Wedding Pictures for Charity
CBS Ordered to Pay $10.4 Million in NCIS Fatal Crash Lawsuit
CBS has been ordered by a jury to pay $10.4 million to the family of a security guard who was killed on the set of NCIS in 2011, TMZ reports.
First US Case of Ebola Confirmed
We've Lost Half the World's Wildlife in 40 Years
So you think all this save the planet stuff is a crock? Well... the World Wildlife Fund has improved its methods of measuring the world's wildlife populations -- and discovered that the situation is even worse than previously thought. In its Living Planet report, it appears the world has lost half of its wildlife in the last 40 years
Another Black Eye for Secret Service: Obama Rode Elevator with Armed Felon
In what appears to be another major embarrassment for the Secret Service, President Obama’s security was again compromised when it was learned that he rode an elevator with an armed felon, according to published reports.
The incident at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta happened three days before an Iraq war vet carrying a knife managed to get as far as the White House East Room on September 19
Leg Lamp: Leo Bonten has turned his amputated leg into a lamp. He lost his leg following an accident in a children's pool in 2012. Doctors amputated Leo's leg after it became infected. A pathologist preserved the leg after surgery. Designer William Kotter then turned it into a lamp. Leo is selling his leg because he wants a prosthetic replacement. His insurance won't pay for the prosthetic replacement he wants.
Michael Phelps Arrested on DUI Charge
Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps was arrested in Maryland early Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, local authorities said.
The gold medalist was initially pulled over in his white Land Rover for speeding, according to police, who reported Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone and was also seen crossing double lane lines.
Ryan Lochte tells TMZ: "I'm not concerned ... he just makes dumb decisions. He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming. But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."
Phelps Tweeted: "Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."
Like a Giant Bird, Jetliner's Droppings Splatter Woman's Home and Car
(NOTE LANGUAGE) A New Zealand woman is furious after she says a jetliner offloaded its toilet far above her home, splattering it and her car as the plane made its way to Auckland International Airport.
"The first thing when I walked out of my door this morning and I saw it, I thought an airplane s*** on us," Karen Bass told the New Zealand Herald. "You open the door and it smells like s***....I'm absolutely disgusted...The amount of crap everywhere is horrendous."
Top honeymoon destinations in the U.S. for all (international + U.S.) couples:
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
3. Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii
4. Lihue, Kaua'i, Hawaii
5. Key West, Florida
6. Poipu, Kaua'i, Hawaii
7. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
8. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
9. New York City
10. Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The Rocklin, California police recently arrested Fred O'Brien for running around his neighborhood naked. Neighbors called 911. O’Brien was charged with indecent exposure. He gave no reason for his behavior.
Survey: Ask your audience to call with their naked neighbor stories
R.I.P..: Nerea Pérez recently died after falling into a wine vat at a Spain winery. The 25 year-old winemaker was overcome by the fumes of the fermenting process. She got light-headed, lost her balance and fell into the vat. Firefighters were unable to revive Perez.
FIGHTS OF THE FUTURE: HELICOPTER Down: The Lower Township, New Jersey police recently arrested a man for shooting down his neighbor's remote control helicopter. The copter's owner was using the drone to take aerial photographs of his friend’s home. 32-year-old Russell Percenti was charged with Criminal Mischief. His shotgun was seized by police.
World Vegetarian Day -- To eat meat or not to eat meat? That is the question. Here's a list of celebrities, you tell us if they are Vegetarian or Not:
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Al Roker (Not!)
The top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2013 with total thefts:
Honda Accord: 53,995 total thefts
Honda Civic: 45,001
Chevrolet Pickup (full size): 27,809
Ford Pickup (full size): 26,494
Toyota Camry: 14,420
Dodge Pickup (full size): 11,347
Dodge Caravan: 10,911
Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee: 9,272
Toyota Corolla: 9,010
Nissan Altima: 8,892
The top 10 college majors with the highest-earning median salaries:
1. Petroleum engineering: $110,00
2. Mining and mineral engineering: $75,000
3. Metallurgical enginnering: $73,000
4. Naval architecture and marine engineering: $70,000
5. Chemical engineering and nuclear engineering: $65,000 (tie)
7. Actuarial science and astronomy/astrophysics: $62,000 (tie)
9. Mechanical engineering and electrical engineering: $60,000 (tie)
The top 10 college majors with the lowest-earning median salaries:
1. Library science: $22,000
2. Counseling psychology: $23,400
3. Clinical psychology and educational psychology: $25,000 (tie)
5. Zoology: $26,000
6. Composition and rhetoric and drama and theater arts: $27,000 (tie)
8. Foreign languages: $27,500
9. Early childhood education and communication disorders sciences and services: $28,000 (tie)
FiveThirtyEight.com offers these tips for prospective college students:
A college degree is not a guarantee of employment, but you can boost your odds of getting a regular paycheck by choosing the right major.
HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH
"Man Killed by Car While Walking to Funeral!"
Truth! Police in Delaware say 51-year-old Bruce Johnson was hit by a Jeep while trying to get to the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover. He apparently did not use the crosswalk.
"Sisters Get Kidney for Their Dad by Begging Online!"
Truth! After 49-year-old Greensboro, Georgia police officer Raleigh Callaway went into stage five kidney failure, his wife put a photo online of his two daughters holding a sign in a last-ditch effort to find a donor. The sign read: "Please Help! Our Daddy Needs a Kidney!" A complete stranger from Texas showed up and gave him one.
New Cookbook Called 'Condom Meals I Want to Make For You!'"
Truth! It's by Japanese Chef Kyosuke Kagami who uses condoms to cook the food in, rather than suggesting you actually eat them. Featured recipes include condom snails cooked with butter, condom cookies and condom meat stuffing.
"Scientists Claim to Have Invented Edible Cardboard!"
Trash! But it would have made for the perfect box lunch.
Today's Question: "68% of men hate getting dragged here. Where is it?"
Extra Clue: not a chick flick
Extra Clue: involves shopping, but not at the mall
Final Clue: white
Answer: bridal show
911 Call; Woman Calls Cops About Her Broken Phone .. The Georgetown, Kentucky police recently arrested Angie Roberts for misusing the 911 system. She called for help because her cell phone was broken. When cops arrived at Roberts' home, she became angry, violent and began yelling. Officers charged her with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. Roberts tells Lex 18 that she's been arrested four times this month. "I guess I'm being too mean to the cops. If I'd stop and think about something before I do it, I'm sure I wouldn't end up in this situation I ended up."