Tuesday, August 30, 2016
There are 62 days left until Halloween
Today is National Holistic Pet Day, National Toasted Marshmallow Day, Slinky Day, College Colors Day and Frankenstein Day
Tuesday's Birthday Cake:
Cameron Diaz (44)
Taylor Swift showed up for jury duty yesterday in Nashville. She snapped selfies with fellow jurors. Contact Music claims Taylor was dismissed from jury duty because she is currently involved in her own court case where a radio DJ is accused of groping her butt.
HOT RUMOR: Drones Could Deliver Domino’s Pizzas Directly To Your Door Very Soon
Louis Vuitton has paid $122 million to buy a store on Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive.
- Mashable claims Barney's Department Stores are selling a line of distressed sneakers that cost $600 a pair. The Golden Goose sneakers come with dirt, tears and duct tape.
Six scientists have wrapped up a year-long near isolation Mars-like simulation in Hawaii.
There's a new report that says that the sales of canned wine are on the rise.
A psychiatrist says up to 60% of college students have a psychological disorder.
Portland, Oregon, has called for a ban on religious, talk and rap music being played on the radio in school buses
Joe and Nick Jonas got matching tattoos before the VMAs. Their arms have arrows pointing towards one another
Perez Hilton claims 6.5 million people watched the MTV VMAs on Sunday. The awards show aired on 11 channels. Last year, 9.8 million viewers watched the VMAs
- The Norwegian Environment Agency says 323 wild reindeer were recently killed by a lightning strike in central Norway. Officials believe several lightning strikes killed the animals
- The Daily Dot claims Apple will unveil the iPhone 7 on September 7th
- Deathstroke will be the main villain in Ben Affleck's Batman movie.
Food Trending ...
- Uproxx claims Little Caesars has introduced a new menu item called Loaded Crazy Bread Bites. The crazy bread bites are topped with warm cheddar cheese sauce, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan and apple wood-smoked bacon.
- The Daily Meal claims Pizza Hut is celebrating the return of football by making their pizza boxes into playable flick football games. The boxes come with triangle-shaped flick pieces, goal posts and a scoreboard. The top of the box features a picture of a football
- Deep-fried Jello recently won the top food prize at the Texas State Fai
Indiana University Northwest is offering a class on Selfies called "Mass Communication and Culture.'' Students will explore the practice of taking selfies and their impact on social media. "Mass Communication and Culture'' is a 400-level class.
Zuckerberg Meets With Pope: Elite Daily claims Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met with the Pope yesterday. He gifted him with a Facebook drone.
The Vatican says: Together they spoke about how to use communications technology to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter and to communicate a message of hope, especially to the most disadvantaged.
INCASE YOU MISSED IT!
actor Gene Wilder died yesterday at the age of 83. complications due Alzheimer’s disease. Wilder starred in several iconic movies including: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory and Sir Crazy.
‘Good Day Sir!’ RIP Gene Wilder.”
Pokesurance: The Asia Insurance Company is offering Pokemon Go insurance. They have Pokesurance plans for people's phones, motorcycles and cars. Thirty days of personal injury insurance for Pokemon Go players costs 87 cents. Thirty days of Pokemon Go insurance for people's cars costs $14.12
IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are suing Apple because their phones have a 'Touch Disease'. Mashable claims Apple is aware of the technical glitch, but refuses to fix it. The Touch Disease is caused by faulty controller chips which make a gray bar visible at the top of screens.
Apple users are having to buy new phones.
OK - So That Was a Bad Decision
Some people will do anything for internet fame- like YouTuber Cemre Candar who submerged himself inside a bathtub filled with what he claims is hot sauce. He immediately regretted the decision. A now viral video shows the UK-based vlogger screaming in pain as 1,250 bottles worth of hot sauce quickly cover his body. Then, to further torture himself, he eats a hot pepper and dunks his head beneath the sauce! Several hours after cleaning himself off, Candar claimed that his skin was still red and blotchy and he still felt a burning sensation across much of his body. (YouTube)
WHAT'S MORE MOTIVATING: $, PIZZA OR PRAISE! Pizza Productivity
Author Dan Ariely says pizza can improve people's work performances. He conducted a study among factory workers. They were offered free pizza, cash bonuses and compliments if they hit their goals.
The productivity of the pizza workers rose by 6.7%.
Those, who received a cash bonus increased their productivity by 4.9%.
The complement group increased their productivity by 6.6%
With school starting, its time for Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Q: "What planet is between Uranus and Pluto?"
Q: "What President allegedly had wooden teeth?"
A: George Washington
Q: "How many sides does a hexagon have?"
86- "Higher Love" Steve Winwood
96- "Macarena" (Bayside Boys Mix) Los Del Rio
06- "London Bridge" Fergie.
WHAT HAPPENED IN 1986
Space Exploration the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take off watched by people live on TV around the world.
mad cow disease is identified
Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history
UK Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales get divorced
SEGA WAS THE HOT GAME SYSTEM
The one billionth song is purchased from Apple iTunes.
Nintendo releases the Wii in North America with an MSRP of US$249.99
Google purchases YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stock
Pluto is downgraded from a Planet to a dwarf planet
The Worst Human Beatboxer Ever ... this woman wants to learn how to 'beatbox.' She gets a lesson on how its done. When she tries to do it, its a disaster of epic proportions.
Today's Mindbender: "44% of families argue about this every year. What is it?"
Answer: where to go on vacation