Friday, February 12, 2016
43rd day of the year.
There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 2 days remaining until Valentine's Day

Today is Extraterrestrial Culture Day and National Lost Penny Day
SAT IS Mistress Day, Stamp Collectors Day, Eat Italian Food Day and National Tortellini Day

-- On this date in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW



 What a crazy weekend! Valentine's Day on Sunday, President's Day on Monday, and the Grammy's Monday night.


Deadpool is expected to earn $80 million at the box office this weekend


School record 10 wins in a row for UNCW basketball


COLE BROS CIRCUS NOT PART OF AZALEA FEST!


- People magazine claims the Grammy Awards have been outfitted with GoPro cameras to allow viewers to see the audience from the award's point of view. The Grammys are on Monday


 We're hearing 47-year-old Jennifer Aniston is pregnant with her first child.


TAX TIME:  Lil Wayne owes the IRS $868,000 in back taxes


Love Calculator .. it tells you how well you are matched .... http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/valentines-day-love-calculator-tells-10807419


- Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for texting.


8:47 p.m. on Valentines Day is the time when most couples WRESTLE!!!


- According to Wallet Hub, 53% of women would end a relationship over no Valentine's Day gift


- A Valentine's Day survey by AirFastTickets.com reveals that 78% of women prefer a trip to a romantic destination over diamond earrings, a new purse, or a private dinner


- Over 141 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion


- The price of red roses will increase by 58% today


Last year, CBS reported that 74% of kids, between the ages of eight and 11, believed they were in love.


6 million people plan to propose on V-Day


PICK UP LINES:
 "Did you come out of a box of Lucky Charms because you are magically delicious?"
 "Do you have a Band Aid because I just scraped my knee falling for you?''
  'this woman puts the STD in STUD .. all she needs is U..



Fresh Flowers: Viagra can make Valentine's Day roses last longer. According to the British Medical Journal, researchers in Australia and Israel bought two rose-filled vases before placing a dose of Viagra in one of the vases. The Viagra flowers lasted a week longer than the other flowers.



Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for oyster sales.


 Monday will be the biggest day of the year for AshleyMadison.com, a dating site for married people.


Stake Out: Private Investigator magazine says Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for P.I.'s. Over 60,000 will be tracking gifts for suspicious mates. 25,000 investigators will be involved in some sort of stake out. The magazine claims 50% of the infidelity cases P.I.'s receive during Valentine's Day turn out to be false alarms



Kissing Pillow: Just in time for Valentine's Day, designer Emily King has created the Make-Out Practice Pillow.
King got the idea for the pillow after seeing CPR dummies.



Grin And Bear It: A shooting range, in Houston, Texas, is holding a special Valentine's Day promotion where people blast their teddy bears rather than targets. One man tells KHOU: “I’m a single guy and it gives me a chance to let loose a little bit.''

Some of the bears are gifts from ex-partners.



SweetHEART: A new dating app called Once uses people's heartbeats to match them. The app connects to a Fitbit or Android device and tracks your heart rate while you are looking at people's profiles. The app notifies two users if their hearts are beating fast while looking at each other's profiles. Once has 600,000 users in Europe.



 Cinema Scoop - ''Zoolander 2"

IMDB claims Eddie Murphy was interested in starring in Zoolander 2 and developed a pose called "Black Iron".
the film was shot in Rome

cameos include:

Sting as himself
Fred Armisen as a VIP
Kanye West as August Campbell
Kim Kardashian as Trinitee Campbell
Demi Lovato as herself
Miley Cyrus as herself
Justin Bieber as himself
Katy Perry


Cinema Scoop - ''Deadpool"
the film was shot in 48 days
a muscle layer had to be removed from the Deadpool costume because Ryan Reynolds is so muscular
the movie cost $58 million to produce
the movie took 10 years to develop
IMDB claims Deadpool is the first Marvel film to be Rated R since Punisher: War Zone




OMG: The Victoria, Canada police recently cited a female driver after she smashed into a squad car while texting and driving. Cops recovered her phone and found a text message that read: "I just got into an accident, OMG. I was trying to txt u. Ran into a cop car. OMGGG."

The woman was issued a $167 ticket before being taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries



Most Outrageously Expensive Valentine's Day Gifts: AVAIL TODAY!!!!

    Annaliesse yacht, $95 million
    Satya Paul tie, $21 million
    Scott Henshall dress, $5 Million
    Caran d'Ache's "La Modernista Diamonds" pen, $265,000
    White Alba 2 lb. 10 oz. truffle, $112,000
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (1787) wine, $64,000 per bottle
    Gucci "Genius Jeans," $3,134
    Lee Stafford "Couture Haircut," $1,925
    Golden Opulence Ice Cream Sundae, $1,000
    Platinum Guild International "I Do" nail polish, $250 per bottle



LITTLE KNOW APHRODISIACS

For Valentine's Day, here is a list of little know aphrodisiacs:

1. Pine Nut
Once prescribed by ancient Arabic doctors for their reported powers, pine nuts are high in zinc, a mineral known to enhance male endurance. This savory dish of pine nut and rosemary-crusted lamb is the perfect main course to any meal. Or bake pine nuts into cookies and dip them into coffee for a dessert treat.

2. Figs
Ripe, fresh figs, with their delicate texture, carry a more floral taste than any dried nugget. Figs are commonly devoured fresh with some drizzled balsamic vinegar, or try this romantic twist with a fig and chocolate tart.

3. Ginger
It's no secret that ginger has medicinal qualities that enable it to be a sexy food. This sharp-scented root eases circulation and allows blood to flow easily to all areas of the body. Ginger is commonly used in stir-fries and Asian cuisine, and this garlic ginger bok choy recipe is a perfect side dish for any meal.

4. Basil
Legend has it that wives once used basil as a body powder to keep their men from leaving them -- basil's aroma gives this plant its sensual qualities. Its scent enchants the mind with fresh, crisp, and clean flavors, reminding us of those warm, summer meals. These shortcakes with lemon basil cream make for a light and airy dessert that will entice the senses.

5. Avocado
The Aztecs believed this fruit to be an aphrodisiac due to its tree's phallic shape. The avocado offers a buttery texture and is an enticing addition to a sandwich or salad. This modest fruit can also be indulged in as a refreshing silky soup appetizer.

6. Chiles
These powerful peppers are known for getting our blood rushing, heart pumping, and pores sweating (plus, they boost our metabolism). It's no surprise that chilies can add a little spice to our love lives, too. Add some flare to your meal with these spicy short ribs.

7. Artichoke
An artichoke's tough exterior takes patience and a delicate touch to unravel. Many find the act of plucking the thorn-edged leaves to get to the velvety center to be a playful act, and one that can be shared with a partner. Just like some lovers, this aphrodisiac can play hard to get. Pick apart this flower and enjoy its leaves dipped in white wine butter.

8. Rosemary
Just like basil, rosemary attracts attention with its powerful scent. Used in medieval times by women in their bath water, it's now commonly incorporated into captivating perfumes and makes wonderful additions to stews, soups, and roasts. These spicy rosemary nuts are sure to be a memorable beginning to your meal.

9. Asparagus
Asparagus is often considered to be an aphrodisiac because of its suggestive shape. Filled with calcium, potassium, and vitamin E (aka the "natural sex vitamin"), these stalks were once consumed by French lovers before their weddings. This asparagus with Asian vinaigrette recipe is sure to make a great side dish.

10. Grapes
Before they became a staple for great glasses of wine, grapes were considered a sign of ecstasy and fertility. In ancient Greece, it was traditional to offer grape clusters to newlyweds to bless the couple with children. Ancient origin aside, the most sensual and powerful image of grapes is feeding them to your lover off a luscious vine. If you don't have a vine handy, this five-spiced duck breast recipe offers a novel twist for eating the lusty fruit.

11. Lavender
Flowers say what people sometimes cannot -- red roses communicate love, while a spontaneous and colorful bouquet shouts joy and happiness. The exotic scent of jasmine and the delicate freshness of lavender boost our passion and well-being. Not familiar cooking with floral scents? Try a simple lavender cheesecake for that happy ending to any meal.



 Today's Mindbender: "35% of women want this for Valentine's Day. What is it?"

Extra Clue: trustworthy

Extra Clue: not a husband

Final Clue: paid for on an hourly basis

Answer: a babysitter to watch their kids so they can go out



Here are the 26 popular baby names that basically didn't exist before 2000:

    Bentley
    Nevaeh
    Mila
    Khloe
    Paisley
    Brantley
    Ryker
    Maddox
    Gael
    Kingston
    Zayden
    King
    Lyla
    Londyn
    Isla
    Adalyn
    Norah
    Jax
    Arabella
    Cash
    Jaylah
    Beckett
    Brynlee
    Karter
    Arya
    Vivienne

SOUNDS

Woman Does Perfect Impressions Of Chickens ... a young woman shows off her amazing skill. She can sound exactly like a chicken and a rooster
Video: https://youtu.be/CrFHa6lryN4


Charlie Sheen On Dr. Oz ... he now admits that Sam Chachoua, the controversial doctor from Mexico, who allegedly injected himself with his blood, may not have been truthful. Charlie says the doctor's back was to him when he supposedly injected himself. He may have switched needles


American Idol: Showcase No.2 Judges Vote
Fantasia and Jordan Sasser sing 'I Believe.' The judges thought Jordan did a good job, but watch upstaging your partner. SASSMAN OUT!!!!

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