Friday, July 1, 2016
The second half of 2016 begins today.
Today is Canada Day, Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, International Joke Day, National Postal Worker Day, National U.S. Postage Stamp Day and National Gingersnap Day
World Watercolor Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Bean Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Grilling Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Independent Retailer Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Picnic Month
Unlucky Month for Weddings
Friday's Birthday Cake:
Missy Elliott (45)
Pamela Anderson (49)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is worth over $415 million.
- Johnny Depp made $11.5 million on Wednesday after he auctioned off two paintings by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The original Spock ears used by Leonard Nimoy in "Star Trek" are up for auction.
- A new survey by the Bama Group reveals that 65% of people think it is a good idea to live together before getting married
GIRL POWER: A Minor League Baseball Team Signed Two Women In A Monumental Sports Move
- The tabloids have nicknamed Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's relationship 'Hiddleswift'
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are talking babies.
- Hostess is selling limited-edition Ghostbusters White Fudge Marshmallow
TMZ claims the NFL has suspended Johnny Manziel for the first four games of 2016 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The violation was not due to a performance-enhancing drug
Taylor Swift fans in China are now using an online site to bet on her relationships.
A new drug has been developed that helps dogs cope with the noise from thunder and fireworks.
Syracuse University has begun offering a degree in sports analytics.
- Matthew McConaughey and Hunger Games director Gary Ross are going to teach a filmmaking class at the University of Texas
Big Bang Boom
A new survey by Wallethub reveals that 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on Independence Day. Other findings:
- $6.7 billion will be spent on the Fourth of July
- 700 million pounds of chicken will be purchased this week for Independence Day barbecues.
- $4.4 million worth of American flags are sold annually. Most of the flags are made in China.
- $324 million worth of Chinese fireworks will be imported into the U.S.
- 67% of all fireworks injuries take place in late June or early July
The Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest is on July 4th. A new survey by Zagat reveals that 50% of Americans put both ketchup and mustard on their hot dogs.
Hot Dog Eating Contest:
Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest takes place on July 4th. Joey Chestnut owns the world record for downing 73.5 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Joey tells TMZ that he will gain 22 pounds from the competition.
One Nathan's hot dog, bun included, has 309 calories. If a competitor manages to tie Chestnut's record, they will have eaten over 21,321 calories.
Woman Drives Four Miles With Guy On Her Windshield!
In Japan, 23-year-old Michiko Sato hit an 80-year-old man with her car and then continued driving for four miles to her home in Tokyo with the poor man's body stuck in her windshield. When she got home her boyfriend called police who arrived to find the body still sticking out of the shattered windshield. Sato later told police she was so shocked she didn't know what to do so she just kept driving. She was charged with causing a traffic accident resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident. If convicted, she faces up to 17 years in prison or a fine of up to $20,000.
Hey Pregnant Mom -- if you want your new baby to be smarter. LISTEN UP!!!
Hey Pregnant Mom -- Eat More Bacon and Eggs! Than load up on the bacon and eggs! That is if you want your new baby to be smarter. Scientists at the University of North Carolina have discovered that a micronutrient, called choline, is vital in helping babies in the womb develop parts of their brains linked to memory and recall. And guess what's got lots of choline? That's it -- bacon and eggs.
A 75 year-old Washington man recently called 9-1-1 to report that he had been in a small plane crash. The man took an Ambien because he was having trouble sleeping. He then had a nightmare about his plane crashing before calling for help. He told the operator three other people were in the plane and unconscious. The man told dispatchers the plane crashed while on its way from Renton. Washington to Oregon. He said he was pinned in. The man only took half a pill.
July 4th is Monday. Time for Firecracker or Not
Black Cat (Firecracker)
The Pied Pyro (Not)
Bug Zapper (Firecracker)
Multi Colored Mosquitos (Not)
Nuclear Reaction (Not)
Purple Reign (Not)
Today's Mindbender: "The average person gets 17 of these each year. What is it?''
Answer: bug bites
Cutest Little Girl Ever Gets Ready For July 4th By Reciting The Pledge ... an adorable two year-old girl gives The Pledge of Allegiance her best shot