Thursday, August 28, 2014
240th day of the year.
There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is National Bow Tie Day, Crackers Over The Keyboard Day, Kiss and Make Up Day, National Cherry Turnovers Day, Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day and Radio Commercials Day
-On this date in 1922, the first radio commercial, a 10-minute real estate ad which cost $100, aired on WEAF/New York
--On this date in 2011, Beyonce showed off her belly bump at the VMA's and rubbed her tummy following her performance.
--- On this date in 2011, Hurricane Irene struck the United States east coast and killed 47 people. It caused an estimated $15.6 billion in damage
Thursday's Birthday Cake:
Honey Boo Boo (9)
Jack Black (45) (Birthday Trivia: Jack dropped out of UCLA
Selfie Brush: The Selfie Brush will soon hit the market. The brush is essentially a hairbrush with a handle slot for iPhones. The brush comes in black, pink and purple.
Nickelback will release their new CD, No Fixed Address, on November 4th
Get this. Jessica Alba's The Honest Company is valued at nearly $1 billion two years after its launch.
TIME R CHANGING: Florida Polytechnic University has a new digital library that has no books.
GOOD JOB MILEY: Jesse's speech has helped raise $200,000 for L.A.'s homeless.
Singer/songwriter and actress Ariana Grande will guest host "American Top 40" this weekend (SUNDAY AM)
Taylor Swift Scores Biggest Sales Week of the Year with "Shake It Off"; Debuts at #1 on Billboard Hot 100
Is Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson Joining the Cast of Dancing with the Stars?
Robin Williams turned down a $600,000 offer to do two shows in Vegas.
Time magazine claims an all-Nutella restaurant will open in New York and will feature breakfast pizzas, crepes, croissants and a bacon-banana-Nutella waffle sandwich
a new dating series called “Bagged” where singles wear masks over their head.
CRAPTASTIC: A Coleford, England woman recently ended up covered in cow manure during her Ice Bucket Challenge. Jamie Cowling went to the farm where she grew up to perform the challenge. Her relatives drove up in a tanker and sprayed her with cow manure.
Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie will film some “crazy sex scenes” for their upcoming movie “By The Sea.” All that’s known about the film at this point is that the two will play a married couple. Angelina has hinted about retiring from acting, so this film could be her last
You Had One Job: Road Crew Misspells "BUS"
A team of British road workers need some serious schooling after apparently misspelling the easier of the two words that make up "BUS STOP." The group's laughable mistake was writ large last week, in bright yellow letters reading "BUP STOP.
You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: Contact Music claims Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts was closed on Monday after a giant great white shark was spotted nearby. The beach is very close to where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. A police helicopter spotted the 12-footer just 100 yards from swimmers.
These Bears Ain't Loyal: Panda Faked Pregnancy for Better Treatment
Have zookeepers at a breeding center in China's Zhejiang province been letting their giant panda Ai Hin watch Maury? It's not implausible, considering the experts say the panda may have faked being pregnant just for a "better quality of life."
According to the Xinhua news agency, staff at the Chengdu Breeding Research Centre say the rare bear began showing "signs of pregnancy" last month, and as a result was quickly moved to a private, air-conditioned enclosure, and was being doted on with "extra treats" like "more buns, fruit and bamboo," an expert explained. "[S]ome clever pandas have used this to their advantage."
How to Do the Most for Your Child's Education (3 THINGS)
Study author Kimberly Greder says there are numerous things parents should be doing to give their youngsters as much as an advantage as possible in an increasingly competitive world with the school year having started or about to begin.
create a good learning environment at home, while setting reasonable expectations for their children.
regularly asking them what happened at school and taking an interest in their homework.
Visiting teachers and counselors to talk about a student’s progress is also on Greder’s list.
Survey: Ask your audience to fill in the following phrase: "I can't believe I wore _________________ in the (80's, 90's, 2000'
both sexes say high-waisted pants were the most embarrassing thing they wore in the 80's
- 40% of men had a flat top in the 90's
- 47% of men wore sweaters around their waist in the 90's.
- both sexes say popped collars were the most embarrassing thing they wore in the 2000's
23% of men had bleached hair in the 2000's. 21% of men would still do it today if the trend came back
51% of women wore jelly bracelets in the 2000's
RADAR Online claims Oprah takes her six housekeepers on monthly shopping sprees. Eyewitness Carlos Galdamez tells the site he recently spotted them at a store. “We heard a loud voice towards the entrance of the store say ‘Alright ladies! You have two minutes! Grab whatever you can! Two minutes!' I looked over to see who it was and walking towards us is freaking Oprah! She looked straight at me and said ‘hi!’ She handed her credit card to the lady behind the register and let her know that she would be paying for whatever the ladies wanted. She told me they were Oprah’s housekeepers and that once a month Oprah would take them down State Street in a limo, go shopping, and she’d pay for everything!
The top 10 guilty green behaviors:
Wasting food: 39 percent
Leaving the lights on when I leave a room: 27 percent
Wasting water: 27 percent
Not unplugging chargers/electronics when not in use: 22 percent
Not recycling things: 21 percent
Forgetting to bring reusable bags to the store: 20 percent
Letting the water run while brushing teeth, washing dishes, etc. : 20 percent
Not buying CFLs or LEDs: 9 percent
Not sticking to an energy-efficient thermostat setting: 7 percent
Using chemical lawn or plant fertilizers: 6 percent
Neighbor Determined to Shut Down "Illegal" Lemonade Stand
When life gives you lemons, stay away from this guy. In Dunedin, Florida, 61-year-old Doug Wilkey is picking a fight with T.J. Guerrero, his 12-year-old neighbor! Wilkey apparently has a big problem with the kid's lemonade stand and is fighting hard to get authorities to shut it down. Wilkey says the stand is unlicensed and has written City Hall at least four times, pleading that they force T.J. to shut down he's causing excessive traffic, trash, illegal parking, noise and is somehow driving down property values! Deputy Wayne Gross of the Pinellas County Sheriff's office investigated, finding that Guerrero had around 10 - 30 customers a day, and other neighbors seem to be fine with the situation. Actually Mr. Wilkey may be hurting his cause more than helping. After news of his antics came out, hundreds of customers came to purchase lemonade and cookies from T.J. and he reportedly made more than $600 in two hours. And T.J.'s got the mayor on his side. Mayor Dave Eggers said, "I think it is a great show of entrepreneurship. This 12-year-old is setting a great example."
83 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
91 Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
03 Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
Today's Question: "6% of men have used this product even though it's meant for women. What is it?"
Extra Clue: not deodorant
Final Clue: hair
911 Call; Utah Couple Has Baby On Roadside ... the couple's van became a makeshift delivery room when their baby decided it didn't want to wait for the hospital