Monday, October 5, 2015
278th day of the year.
There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day, Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day, National Do Something Nice Day and National Child Health Day
The Consumerist claims Nabisco may be developing an Oreo cookie with cupcake filling. Nabisco has yet to confirm the story
AL.com claims WENN 1320 AM and 100.1 FM in Birmingham, Alabama is already playing Christmas music.
NFL Football on ESPN (Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks)
Over 94 million Americans are not in the work force.
September was a good month for the NFL -- not a single player arrested.
A new study found that David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham are actually richer than Queen Elizabeth.
In Alabama, Mike Flowers is retiring after a 35-year career as a police officer without ever having taken a sick day.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the small print, an average Fan Duel player wins $22.43 and pays $6.33.
It takes about 23 minutes of exercise to burn off just one can of Coca-Cola.
40% of married men say their wives are backstreet drivers and they don't like it.
65% of fathers refuse to allow their children to touch the thermostat.
According to a recent survey, 2 out of 5 adults would take a trip to outer space if they could afford it.
WalletHub analyzed the50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics, ranging from average starting salary to unemployment rate to the projected number of teachers per student by 2022.
Best States for Teachers
5. New Jersey
Worst States for Teachers
42. South Dakota
43. New Mexico
44. Rhode Island
45. South Carolina
50. North Carolina
51. West Virginia
A new survey by the Pew Research Center reveals that 27% of teens have broken up with someone with a text message. Other findings:
- 29% of teens have broken up with someone over the phone
- 18% of teens have been dumped with a private social media message
- 62% of teens have broken up with someone in person
A 14 year-old boy was bitten by a shark yesterday while surfing off the coast of Volusia County, Florida. The five-foot shark bit the boy in the hand before he punched the shark. The boy paddled back to shore and flagged down some help.
He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Woman Changes Name To Oprah Winfrey: Bonita Dunbar, of Durham, North Carolina, recently changed her name to Oprah Winfrey
She tells WNCN that she aspires to help people like Oprah does. “If I had a choice to be someone in life, I would be someone who inspires others, someone who can touch lives and change history.''
Dunbar was unable to read or write when she came to the U.S. in 1993. Now, she is a college grad, a business owner and an author.
A study by Ohio State University reveals that the 'Freshman 15' is a myth. The study revealed that freshman men gain an average of 3.4 pounds while freshman women gain 2.4 pounds their first year. Other findings:
- 25% of freshman actually lose weight their first year.
- only 10% of freshman gain 15 pounds
- the average woman gains between 7 and 8 pounds by the time she graduates
- the average man gains between 12 and 13 pounds by the time he graduates
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. The Martian — $55 million
2. Hotel Transylvania 2 — $33 million
3. Sicario — $12.1 million
Fired For Farting?
In Trenton, New Jersey, Case Pork Roll Co., one of the state's top pork roll makers, is being sued by the wife of an employee who says her husband was fired for passing too much gas in the office. Louann Clem says in the lawsuit that her husband suffered serious consequences from gastric bypass surgery which included extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea. The lawsuit alleges that Case Pork Roll Co. President Thomas Dolan complained about the smell and told Rich Clem to work from home. Louann also worked there but owner Tom Grieb insists neither was fired. He says business was off and the Clem's refused to take a pay cut so walked out. The lawsuit seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. (Home News Tribune)
Bug Bites: A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving roasted crickets. The organic insects are high in protein and low in fat. They are also a good source of vitamin B, iron and zinc. The crickets cost 99 cents.
Poopy Pants: An unidentified teen girl recently rented a brown, poop costume, which she wore when asking a guy to homecoming. The woman photographed herself holding a sign that read: "Sean I'd s*** myself if you were my homecoming date."
No word on if 'Sean' accepted.
The Martian' earned $55 million this past weekend. Time for another round of 'Close Encounters Of The Celebrity Kind'
1. Rihanna: (Answer: Close Encounter .... Her dad used to make her sit outside with him and look for UFO's.)
2. Tom Cruise: (Answer: Close Encounter .... the actor planned to build an $11 million bunker in 2007 to protect against an alien invasion)
3. Rapper/Actor Xzibit (Answer: No Close Encounter)
4. Nick Jonas: (Answer: Close Encounter .... When he was a teen, Nick said, "he looked up in the sky, and there was three flying saucers."
5. Ariana Grande: (Answer: Close Encounter .... She says we'd be stupid not to believe we are the only people here)
THINGS TO ALWAYS BUY IN BULK
Buying in bulk is something that sounds like a good idea in theory until the reality hits: a gallon jug of months-old, barely-used ketchup that takes up most of your refrigerator. Does it make sense to ever buy in bulk, especially if you live alone or you have a small family? The answer is definitely yes. With big but attached to it. Yes, buying in bulk makes good economic sense, but you must only buy things you will use and will not spoil. U.S. News & World Report assembled a list of the top 10 items you should buy in bulk -- and why:
You will always need toilet paper, and it will never spoil. Buying it in bulk can be as much as 50 percent cheaper than buying packages of just a few rolls. Hint: No place to store it? Shove it under a bed.
Soap and Shampoo
Like T.P., you'll always need soap and shampoo, so saving pennies on the ounce adds up big time.
Here's your choice: Pay $8 for a 6-pack of beer or $14 for a 20-pack. Go for the 20-pack and make room in your fridge.
Home office and school supplies can be pricey, especially when purchased in small amounts. But if you know you and the kids will need these things in the future, go ahead and buy pens, folders and staples in bulk to save up to 50 percent.
Buying toothbrushes in bulk can save you a lot: $8 for two at the regular price or $14 for six at the bulk price. You'll find similar bulk prices for toothpaste; instead of paying $5 for a single tube, you can get three for ten dollars when you buy in bulk. Don't overdo it on the toothpaste, though, because it does have an expiration date.
Vitamins are expensive in the grocery store, but buying in bulk can save a few cents per pill. Add that up over a year, and you've saved a lot.
Cell Phone Minutes
It wouldn't occur to most people to buy cell phone minutes in bulk, but doing so can save you money, since you will always avoid overage charges.
The only food items you should buy in bulk are those things that will not perish quickly--and you know your family will consume. This includes cereal, canned tuna fish and soft drinks. Look for the cost to be about 30 percent cheaper than buying one box, can or bottle at a time.
Blank CDs and DVDs
Burning your own CDs or DVDs can be a lot cheaper if you buy the blank CDs and DVDs in bulk. OK, you may end up with enough to last you for years, but you'll save 25 percent.
As long as you can find a place to store it, you can save up to 17 cents a load by buying a huge tub of laundry detergent versus the smaller one.
Today's Question: "68% of men feel this gives them more personality. What is it?"
Extra Clue: nothing to do with telling jokes or being outgoing
Extra Clue: nothing to do with clothes
Final Clue: face
Answer: having a goatee
Taylor Swift Sings With Charli XCX ... Taylor Swift brought Charli XCX on stage to perform "Boom Clap" during a concert in Toront