Tuesday, April 22, 2014
112th day of the year.
There are 13 days remaining until Cinco de Mayo
There are 19 days remaining until Mother's Day
Today is Earth Day, Girl Scout Leader Day and National Jelly Bean Day
Tuesday's Birthday Cake:
Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson (42)
Jack Nicholson (77) (Fast Fact: Nicholson discovered that his "parents" were actually his grandparents and his sister was in fact his mother in 1974, after a journalist for Time magazine informed him of the fact. This happened because Jack's real dad was already married when he had an affair with his mother. His grandparents raised him because his mother wanted to concentrate on her dancing career.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
on average, around the world, how many newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily? (12)
AMERICAN WINS BOSTON MARATHON FOR FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS
A year after the devastating bombing that rattled the finish line, nearly 36,000 runners competed in the Boston Marathon yesterday. An American won the men’s division for the first time in more than 30 years. Meb Keflizighi, a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist, won the men's title by completing the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He had the names of the bombing victims written on his race bib. Kenyan Rita Jeptoo took first place in the women’s division, clocking in at 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds.
GREAT IDEA: Cinco de Mayo RUNNING OF THE Chihuahua (INSTEAD OF RUNNIG WITH THE BULLS)
Bright light makes you feel emotions more intensely.
Soon you’ll be able to scan your foot with a tablet or smartphone
and order a custom shoe insert for about $100
HOT ON THE WEB;
Check out this wearable wi-fi onesie!
Häagen-Dazs Japan is releasing vegetable-flavored ice cream.
A 9-year-old Michigan boy found a 10,000-year-old Mastodon tooth!
Krispy Kreme's in Japan are offering the Doughnut Sundae. It features ice cream, almonds and caramel corn over a doughnut
U.S. based airlines ranked lowest in satisfaction in latest travel poll
Boston Strong: The loudest cheer yesterday at the Boston Marathon was reserved for a man, who collapsed just short of the finish line. Four other runners stopped and carried the exhausted man across the finish line as Boston cheered. All five finished the race at the same time
Hump Day: WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee brought in two rabbits to celebrate Easter. The rabbits were sitting on the news anchor desk when they began to hump. The stunned anchors broke away and tried to do another story. They couldn't and kept laughing.
Immediately after men drink alcohol, they appear to be smarter. At least, that is the somewhat astounding conclusion reached by psychologists at the University of Illinois, who determined that men who drank two pints of beer before tackling brain teaser problems got more answers correct than those who attempted to answer the same questions sober.
SIGNS OF SUCCESS
They say success is in the details. A new poll found those details have changed over the years. In the 1980s, the most popular status symbols included dishwashers, car phones, microwaves and color TVs. These days, fancy cars, swimming pools and designer watches are the hottest material signs of success. Living the lifestyles of the rich and famous used to mean sending your kids to private school, but now it’s all about hired help (nannies, personal trainers, housekeepers, etc.), traveling first class and having a second home.
TEEN STOWS AWAY IN PLANE’S WHEEL WELL, SURVIVES
A 16-year-old boy stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the plane’s wheel well Sunday – and miraculously survived. FBI spokesman Tom Simon said the boy passed out inside the unprotected, unpressurized wheel well after the flight took off. He was still unconscious when the plane landed at Maui Airport five hours later and did not come to for about an hour. Ground crews later found him walking around the tarmac. He was taken into custody and checked by a doctor and found to have no injuries. According to the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, chances of survival in the wheel well are slim to none, and officials remain skeptical that the teen could have survived the flight without an oxygen source. The boy has been turned over to Hawaiian child protective services.
60% of women now do their own home improvement projects. Other findings:
- 50% of women think they are better at home improvements than their man
- 78% of women consult their partner on the planning, design and decor of their home improvement projects
- 40% of women started doing home improvement projects because they wanted to stop asking their brothers, fathers and male friends for assistance
Top 10 Home Improvement Projects Now Done By Women
1. Changing lightbulbs
2. Changing fuses
3. Fixing a leaky tap
4. Fixing the toilet
5. Replacing doorknob
6. Patching hole in the wall
8. Hanging wallpaper.
9. Sealing windows
10. Hanging Pictures
The Height of Passion
Recent research shows that women relax their standards on how tall
they want a potential mate to be if the guy makes enough money.
So what’s enough? A 5-ft-6 guy would need to make $175,000
MORE per year than a 6-ft man to be ‘desirable’.
A new survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas reveals that 64% of companies plan to hire new college grads this Spring. Other findings:
- 10% of companies never hire new college graduates
- 12% of companies have no plans to hire new college graduates this year
Dad Already Has His Hands Full With His Daughter: Eric Scheldt delivered his daughter yesterday while driving his wife to a San Diego hospital. Iona was born shortly after 5 a.m.. on the San Diego freeway.
Eric tells NBC that he drove with one hand and held his baby in the other. I started to hear little chortling sounds, just little cries. And I was like, ‘Oh my God.' Immediately just pulled over, and I guess the baby may have been halfway out or three-quarters. I just reached in and gave a little tug, and she just came right out. We just tried to go as fast as we could, but the baby just came faster. Once the head started coming out, I started to panic.''
The baby's umbilical cord was still attached when the Scheldt's reached the hospital.
YOU WANT THE GOOD NEWS:
A REAL LIFE SAVER
A Texas boy who had been saving his money to buy a PlayStation 4 decided instead to save some lives. After hearing about a fatal fire in his neighborhood, nine-year-old Hector Montoya decided to skip buying the video game and used the $300 he had been saving to buy smoke detectors. “Saving a life is more important,” explained the wise-beyond-his-years child. And now thanks to Hector, and the help of the Grand Prairie Fire Department, 100 new smoke detectors have been installed in local homes. And Hector’s good deed did not go unnoticed. After word of his selfless act hit the news, an Allen, Texas teenager and his sister decided to buy Hector the PS4 he was saving for. “To see a 9-year-old worrying about so many others, you can't help but want to give him what he wants,” 19-year-old Ashton Harder told NBC. “We thought that he deserved something special." Sounds like they all do.
On April 22 1980 Heart of Glass by Blondie Was #1
On April 22, 1986 -Kiss by Prince was #1 on the US charts.
--On April 22, 1995 -This Is How We Do It by Montrell Jordan
--On April 22, 2002 -This Love by Marroon Five was #1
Today's Question: "What is the most stolen office item?''
Extra Clue: white
Extra Clue: every office has them
Final Clue: not an office supply
Answer: toilet paper rolls
WORST FIRST DATE!
This is a strong contender for worst dating story ever. A New Jersey woman had her dog and her TV stolen on a first date! The woman claims she went out Thursday night with a guy she met on a dating website. After returning to her house, the woman said she went into another room, leaving the man alone for a bit. When she returned, he was gone — along with her Yorkshire Terrier named Violet and her flat-screen worth $3,000! After police released a photo of the suspect, known only as “Joel,” the dog and the TV magically reappeared on the woman’s lawn Saturday.
LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR…
Ever since a letter from a tenant to his new neighbor went viral, the internet has been debating whether it’s sweet or creepy. In the letter, a photo of which was recently posted to Reddit, a man named Chris welcomes his neighbor to the building, sharing useful phone numbers, info on trash collection and other helpful tidbits. He even offered to help the neighbor with her gas tank and included a gift certificate to Applebee’s. (That part has some wondering if the whole thing isn’t a marketing stunt.) Chris writes, “I know getting settled can be crazy and time consuming, so dinner is on me. Have an evening without having to worry about cooking. Happy house warming.”
Do you think this letter is sweet or creepy?
College Student Sets New Whistling Record ... Walker Harnden, a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts, whistled the highest note ever. He produced a B7
Sofia Vergara on GMA ... she talks about her threesome with Sharon Stone and John Turturro in her upcoming film "Fading Gigilo." Sofia was nervous about shooting the scene, but the more experienced Stone walked her through it