Thursday, February 15, 2018
46th day of the year.
There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 30 days remaining until St Patrick's Day
Today is National Gumdrop Day, National Hippo Day, National I Want Butterscotch Day, Singles Awareness Day and Susan B. Anthony Day
Taylor Swift may sing at Ed Sheeran's wedding. A source tells the site: “Ed and Taylor are super close and she is thrilled that he has asked her to perform at his wedding
- The Chicago Tribune claims Norway's men's curling team wore Valentine's Day uniforms yesterday that featured red pants covered in pink hearts.
- The NY Post claims Tinder is adding a new feature that will allow female members to receive messages from only the men they choose. The dating app Bumble has the same technology.
- In his new comedy special, Chris Rock admits that he cheated on his ex-wife with three women
the average person has 60 bad days a year.
Drake recently surprised a Miami hotel housekeeper with a $10,000 shopping spree. The rapper gifted Odelie Paret with the money after reading a story about how she spends several hours a day commuting to work on public buses. Drake arranged for Paret to have a five-star meal, a massage and a shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue
ANOTHER heartbreaking tragedy:
Nikolas Cruz was arrested yesterday after he shot at students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland Florida). The 19 year-old killed 17 people and wounded dozens of others.
this epidemic of school shootings IS in our country. HOW DO WE STOP IT!!!
SOUNDS- Woman Has Pregnancy Scare With Her 300 Year-Old Ghost Husband ... Amanda Teague, of Ireland, says she married a 300-year-old Haitian pirate ghost named Jack. Teague says she had a pregnancy scare and thought Jack got her pregnant
Charles Barkley on Jimmy Kimmel... he once got traded to the Lakers in the mid-80s. Charles and his friends celebrated by getting drunk in the middle of the afternoon. His agent then called back and said the Sixers canceled the deal.Charles played drunk that night
Anti-Valentine's Day Insoles: Oddity Central claims the Bompas & Parr Design Studio celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday by selling anti-Valentine's Day insoles that feature pictures of people's exes. Customers send pics of their exes to the studio before they print them on insoles and send them back.
The company released a statement saying; “By walking over the face of those who have wronged or upset you, these insoles offer a chance to redeem your own soul from the torture of the break-up, give yourself a psychological boost and ready yourself for the joy of your next relationship.'
New Yorker Buys Billboard To Find Man Of Her Dreams: New Yorker Devin Custalow is hoping to find the man of her dreams with a billboard. She made eye contact with the man while on a subway train. When he didn't answer her Missed Connections posting on Craigslist, she bought a billboard earlier this week that mentioned his yellow shoes.
Devin tells WABC; "If you want to see someone again, you have to do something about it. He had black shaggy hair and brown eyes, was about my age and just, he was cute. We kept making eye contact from a distance and throughout the ride, he kept moving closer and closer. I saw the doors close, and he looked back. This is still lingering with me
Single Dad Gets Rewarded With Free Car: ABC claims a 21-year-old single father from Little Rock, Arkansas was recently gifted with a free car. Trenton Lewis had been walking 11 miles every day to his job at a UPS Store. He was never late or absent, despite having to leave home at midnight to arrive by the start of his 4 a.m. shift. His co-workers pooled together $2,000 and bought him a used Saturn. Lewis tells KXAN; "I knew things were going to get better if I kept coming to work so, that's just what I did
Man Claims He Is A Cyborg: The Daily Mirror claims Londoner Neil Harbisson had an antenna implanted in his skull. He now claims he's the world's first cyborg. Neil tells the paper that he had the antenna implanted to cure his color blindness. "I see this as a body part, not a device, but as an organ. And I don't wear an antenna, I have an antenna. So I see this as part of me. I can sense infrared and ultraviolet, and I also have internet connection in my head that allows me to receive colors from other parts of the world, or connect to satellite so I can send colors from space."
FLORIDA MAN'S GAS PEDAL GETS STUCK GOING 100 MILES PER HOUR: Talk about speed. A Florida man had to call 9-1-1 after the gas pedal of his car got stuck while he was driving nearly 100 miles per hour on a busy highway. Joseph Cooper, age 28, made the frantic call as his car bolted down the highway in Indian River County on Florida's east coast. Attempts to put the car in neutral and decelerate didn't work. Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Fellsmere Police Department officers were able to clear traffic in front of him and then put spikes on the road to deflate his tires. He drove about 50 miles before his car was finally stopped. It's not clear what caused the pedal issue, and luckily no one was hurt
SCIENTISTS: GOING ON A FIRST DATE IS AS EXCITING AS JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE: For some people the thrill of the chase is more exciting than actually being in a relationship and now scientists say it's likely because those people are adrenaline-junkies. University of Wolverhampton researchers put study participants through a number of thrilling experiences as they wore heart monitors. They found the average heart rate of a person doing indoor skydiving was 111 beats per minute. That's comparable to the average heart rate of a person on a blind date-- 106 beats per minute. The scientists also surveyed 2,000 British adults, and found 54 percent consider going on a first date a thrilling experience, and about 17 percent say they enjoy the rush of an initial encounter with someone.
THE ONE THING HAPPY COUPLES DO EVERY DAY TO KEEP THEIR RELATIONSHIP STRONG: It turns out hugs, and touching, go a really long way in a romantic relationship. David Linden, a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine explains, "When touch is wanted, it basically communicates, 'I'm on your side.'" Experts say by being more mindful about when and how we touch our significant others we can give our relationship a quick and easy boost. So how does it work? When your significant other touches you you experience a surge in the hormone oxytocin, or the "love hormone," in your brain, which helps to sustain feelings of deep attachment. In other words, the couple that touches develops deeper bonds
EXPERTS: CLIMB 192 STEPS EACH DAY TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, STRENGTHEN LEG MUSCLES: You don't need to do crazy workouts to improve your health. A study from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) looked at postmenopausal Korean women who also suffered from high blood pressure. They discovered that something as simple as climbing 192 stairs, a few times a day, can help lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles. Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of the North American Menopause society, says, "This study demonstrates how simple lifestyle interventions, such as stair climbing can be effective in reducing the negative effects of menopause."
Today's Mindbender: ''50% of people say this is their main form of exercise. What is it?"
Extra Clue: specific kind of exercise
Extra Clue: involves a partner (dog)
Final Clue: doesn't take place at the gym
Answer: dog walking