Thursday, December 05, 2013
339th day of the year.
There are 20 days left until Christmas 2013
There are 26 days left until New Year's Eve 2013
Today is Bathtub Party Day, Ninja Day and International Volunteer Day
-- On this date in 1901, Walt Disney was born
-- On this date in 1933, Prohibition was repealed
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
BIG FLIGHT DELAYS THIS AM ILM!!! FOG GOTTCHA
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are looking into getting married at the Palace of Versailles in France.
Jay Z and his wife Beyonce say they will be eating an all plant-based diet for the next 22 days.
Temperatures of minus 40 below zero are being reported in some parts of the country
London's betting agency is offering 2000-1 odds that a zombie apocalypse will occur on Christmas Day
over the course of their life, women will spend $22,500 on sexy lingerie and undergarments
- The NFL has fined Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a kickoff during last week's game against the Ravens. He took a step onto the field during Jacoby Jones' kickoff return
- Flower designer Pasi Carter has created a $4 million Christmas wreath. It contains 16 rubies, 32 diamonds and 138 carats.
- Fast food employees in 100 cities will strike today in an effort to get their wages raised to $15 or more per hour
This was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. What is it?
ANSWER: Alabama. They did so in 1836. Oklahoma was the last state to do so, in 1907 -- unless you count Alaska and Hawaii, which didn't become states until 1959
Paul Walker Update #2: Production on Fast & Furious 7 has been halted due to Paul Walker's death. E! claims he was going to earn between $9 million and $14 million for the film. 60% of the movie has been shot. An autopsy revealed Paul died from thermal and traumatic injuries
FOOD & DRINK: Turn Your Instagram Pictures into Marshmallows
If you’re looking for a very unique Christmas gift this year, consider getting your favorite Instagram pics printed on marshmallows.
A British company has figured out how to create the edible artwork and will send a box of nine square-shaped marshmallows for about $19.
All you have to do is pick out the images you think your friends and family would most enjoy. (MSN)
GIVING MEN SHOULDER MASSAGES MAKES THEM MORE FERTILE
According to a new study, giving men neck and shoulder massages could boost fertility.
The idea is that deep relaxation reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol. With less cortisol in the bloodstream, the little swimmers are healthier and stronger. (Daily Mail)
BAR CHARGES “IDIOT TAX” TO CUSTOMERS WHO LEAVE THEIR CREDIT CARD
How about this for crazy customer service …
If you forget to close out your tab and leave your credit card overnight at Christian’s Bar in St. John’s, Canada, you’ll be charged an “idiot tax” of 25 percent.
Peeping Jeremy: Jeanne Ouelette was recently trying on bras at a Kansas City Kohl's when a perv slid his camera phone under a dressing room door and began filming her. She tells KCTV she chased him topless. "I just screamed and chased him topless through the store. I know I shouldn't be chasing someone ... I was just enraged. I was at a store in a very private place, and I was enraged and I wanted to get the phone. Common sense took over and said, 'You shouldn't go outside half-naked'. At that point, I just started crying because I was so upset that he was getting away. When you feel violated, what you really want is for justice to be done."
Cops caught Jeremy Bradley three blocks away. He now faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
A new survey by Boston Pizza reveals that 77% of people have pretended to like a bad gift. Other findings:
- 80% of people have witnessed someone pretending to like a bad gift
- 72% of people hold their smile for as long as they can to make it seem like they enjoy their bad gift
- 48% of people who receive a bad gift say: "oh you shouldn't have!" or "this is too much!"
- 46% of people have returned or exchanged a bad gift
- 45% of people have regifted a bad gift
- 57% of people give a hug to avoid having to comment on the bad gift
Survey: Ask your audience to call with their worst holiday gifts
Paper Trail: The Wilmington, North Carolina police recently arrested Dustin Felton twice in one night. Cops charged him with trespassing and reckless driving after he was caught in an apartment complex and left by squealing his tires. Several hours later cops were called to another neighborhood where they found Felton's footprints and damaged cars. They had an easy time busting him because he dropped his arrest papers from earlier in the evening.
HOW BIG IS YOUR STATE?
Ladies, if you prefer a man who’s packing a lot of heat “downstairs,” condomania.com has some advice on where you should relocate to.
The condom website did an informal study of all the places they ship to (and what size protection they’re shipping) and gave us a list of the “biggest” and “smallest” states, based on their research:
According to the site, the big boys come from places like:
1. North Dakota
2. Rhode Island
3. South Dakota
4. Washington, D.C.
While the smaller guys hail from:
46. North Carolina
Depending on what list your man made, congratulations or our condolences
TRACKING YOUR SORROWS
Getting through a painful breakup or divorce can feel downright devastating. But one woman has taken her pain and put in on a spreadsheet in the hopes of understanding it better.
Her blog, QuantifiedBreakup.tumblr.com, is a series of graphs and charts showing everything from which days of the month are the most emotionally painful to how many sad vs. happy songs she plays on a given day.
We’re not saying that making a spreadsheet is going to take the pain away, but it might help you understand it better … and that can be healing in itself. (The Frisky)
SCROOGE: Boss Fires 45 Employees the Day He Shows Up in a Brand-New Ferrari
In England, a company director showed up for work in a brand-new $290,000 Ferrari – and spent the day firing 45 employees … Just in time for Christmas.
A spokesman for the worker’s union at the company showed some restraint, calling the behavior, “insensitive at best.” (Daily Star)
OUCH: Marathon Stiffies Are a Big Problem
While the idea of bringing the lumber for four hours straight might sound fun, it’s actually a dangerous medical problem suffered by thousands of men each year.
The official name for an out-of-control stiffy is a “priapism” – and 10,000 guys visit the emergency room each year with the problem, costing hospitals $124 million to get things back to normal.
Doctors haven’t been able to figure out how many of these hospital visits are caused by overdosing on Viagra or Cialis, but there’s got to be a few in there.
Paul Walker Buys Engagement Ring For Couple ... Irene King was working at a Santa Barbara jewelry store in 2004 when Walker and a US soldier bonded. The soldier was on leave from Iraq and couldn't afford a $10,000 ring. Walker called the manager and discreetly paid for the ring. The story is coming out now because of Walker's tragic death
Sound Bite - Irene King remembers Paul Walker's act of kindness (Courtesy of CBS)
911 Call; Man Robbed of Thanksgiving Turkey … Jimmy Mulligan was walking to a Bridgeport, Connecticut home when two armed men stole his Thanksgiving dinner and wallet. He called 911. The dispatcher took up a collection and had the police deliver two dinners to Jimmy's home.
Today's Question: ''Around 20% of people have done this in the middle of the night. What is it?
Extra Clue: nothing to do with drunk dialing
Extra Clue: nothing to do with booty calls
Final Clue: can be expensive
Answer: bought something from an infomercial