Tuesday, October 13, 2015
286th day of the year.
There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is National Face Your Fears Day, National No Bra Day, National Yorkshire Pudding Day, Train Your Brain Day and Skeptics Day
-- On this date in 1792, construction on The White House started
-- On this date in 1945, chocolate legend Milton Hersey died. He was wrapped in foil and placed in a box.
Tuesday's Birthday Cake:
R&B star Ashanti (35)
Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat (44)
Jerry Rice (53)
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (73)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The New Hanover County Board of Education will meet Monday to develop plans for a new high school.
Mosquito sample from Brunswick Co. tests positive for West Nile.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF: wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants, avoid being outside at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, and apply mosquito repellant.
Rita Ora tells The Sun that she wants Miley Cyrus, Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea to re-record ''Lady Marmalade'' with her. "
Taylor Swift is said to have broken up with her boyfriend Calvin Harris after photos of him visiting a Thai massage parlor surfaced. Harris is denying the rumor.
According to one researcher, the single most persuasive word you can use at work is "Yeah."
You can burn up to 200 calories while watching a horror film -- more than any other genre.
The Zimbabwe government says Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer will not be charged with killing Cecil the Lion because his hunting papers were correctly filed
There's a website company that will send you three colorful New England leaves for $19.99.
- Contact Music claims Amanda Bynes has returned to fashion design school in California. She is taking sketch classes
- Cosmo magazine says some wedding planners are now selling bridal selfie sticks. The stick is covered in a shiny, silver metallic material while the grip features a plastic white flower
Playboy magazine is eliminating fully nude photographs from their print issues. The paper claims Playboy's circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in 1975 to 800,000
-44% of people will wear Halloween costumes
- 94% of people will buy Halloween candy
- 41% of people will carve a Halloween pumpkin
- 13% of people will dress their pets in a costume for Halloween
Halloween Ban: The Connecticut Post claims schools in Milford, Connecticut have banned Halloween. A rep for the schools tells the paper: “Milford Public Schools do have many children from diverse beliefs, cultures and religions. The goal is for all children to feel comfortable and definitely not alienated when they come to school.”
The Great Pumpkin: Steve Daletas, of Pleasant Hill, Oregon, won the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off yesterday. His pumpkin weighed 1,969 pounds. Steve won $12,000.
NOW THIS IS SCARY:
As Above, So Below: Airbnb is offering a new Halloween package in Paris, France. The package allows people to stay 65 feet under ground in the city's famed Catacombs where millions of Parisians from the 18th and 19th centuries were buried. Dinner, a violinist and a bedtime reading of scary Catacomb stories are included.
Just Another Manic Monday
A new study by Plusnet reveals that 11:17 a.m. on Mondays is when people feel the most miserable throughout the week. Other findings:
- 25% of people feel good on Mondays.
- 31% of people say hearing their favorite song on the radio cheers them up
L.A photographer Kaitlin Kelly has started a company that gets rid of your ex-partner. She replaces them in photgraphs by Photoshopping a celebrity over them.
" something I thought was just a joke has turned into something huge and very important to a lot of people. "
KEEP THE BRAIN HAPPY
We joke and call them "senior moments," but it's not funny when you can't remember a word, a person's name or where you put your keys. The solution? Go take a walk. When seniors regularly took brisk walks for one year, an amazing thing happened: The hippocampus, the section of the brain that is involved in memory, actually grew in size, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Typically, the hippocampus shrinks as we age
Kickstarter's New Darling!
"After 5,000 years of using the same technology, it's time to make shaving easier, safer, and greener." At least that's how Skarp Laser Razor feels about it and more than 20,000 supporters agree and have donated nearly $4 million to a Kickstarter campaign for a shaving device that promises to eliminate the pain, irritation, and mediocrity of regular shaving! The Skarp razor -- co-founded by Morgan Gustavsson, who 25 years ago helped invent a popular laser hair-removal technology still used today -- is said to deliver a close shave with zero nicks, razor burn, or other irritations, without the expense of constantly replacing or mucking up the environment with billions of those unrecyclable cartridges. The inventors want their razors to market by March 2016 for $159.
Oh JOY! World "Howling Like a Wolf" Record Broken!
If there's a Guinness World Record in existence, someone's gonna try and break it. And on that note, we give you this group of wolf lovers-who smashed the world record this past weekend for the most people howling at the moon! The world record attempt was held on Saturday to mark the opening night of the Howl, a new Halloween scream park at Mead Open Farm near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. Some 464 people howled for the required one full minute, and managed to smash the previous record of 296 howlers-set in 2013 by students at St Cloud University in Minnesota, USA. Seriously-- this doesn't seem that hard to break...and what a great Halloween promotion for your station! Can't you get 500+ listeners out to set a world record?
79- "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
89- "Miss You Much" Janet Jackson
02- "Dilemma" Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
Today's Question: "The average mother says this 122 times a year. What is it?''
Extra Clue: at home
Extra Clue: one of her children
Final Clue: chore
Answer: "Go clean your room"
WHAT DO LAURA A TAYLOR SWIFT HAVE IN COMMON?
Taylor Swift Tortures Her Cats ... she likes to dress them up in embarrassing costumes. Taylor says her cats try to jump from high places, in order to end the shame