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Thursday, October 23, 2014
296th day of the year.
There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 8 days remaining until Halloween

Today is National Boston Cream Pie Day, TV Talk Show Host Day and National Mole Day


 --On this date in 1814, the world's first modern-day plastic surgery operation was performed in Chelsea, England
-- On this date in 2001, Apple introduced the iPod  (fire, electricity, iPad?  greatest 3 inventions?)



 Thursday's Birthday Cake:
Ryan Reynolds (38) (Birthday Trivia: Who is Ryan married to? A
"Weird Al" Yankovic (55)


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


 There's a push in London to bring an American NFL team there.



WE ARE AMERICA'S BEST RIVER FRONT;  THANK YOU USA TODAY!!! AND SUCK IT RIVERFRONTS!!!



 Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, has been cut from the Dallas practice squad.



JLo is negotiating a $26 million deal to do a concert residency at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. She would earn $350,000 a show. Britney Spears' new Vegas residency deal calls for her to receive $475,000 a show



Taylor Swift Says She Bakes To Relieve Her Stress



THE GAS GAME:  WHEN PRICES ARE GOING UP...FILL UP!!!  WHEN THEY ARE GOING DOWN....HALF TANK!!!  COULD SAVE YOU BIG OVER THE YEARS!!!



There was a time, when Bill Murray worked at a Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant...



 A new study has found that men who are vegan have a much lower sperm count compared to those that eat meat.


Million Dollar Halloween Costume: MorphCostumes is selling a $1.6 million Halloween costume. The Million Dollar Morphsuit is encrusted with 70,000 diamonds. It's being kept in a London vault until purchased. The skin-tight spandex suit covers the entire body.




Cell Phone Charger: Naomi Kizhner, a grad student from Jerusalem, has designed three new pieces of jewelry that use blood to charge cell phones. The Blinker draws energy from a person's eyelids while the E-pulse Conductor gets juice from one's spinal cord nerves. The Blood Bridge gets blood and energy from one's lower-arm blood flow.




Royals Explode for 5 in the Sixth, Even Series 1-1.  (back to San Francisco. Game 3 is Friday night.) Only 12.9 million viewers watched Game 1 of the World Series. It was the lowest rated Game 1 ever



21-Day Monitoring of All Travelers from Ebola-Affected Nation.  (they are given a home kit to monitor themselves)



Giantmicrobes, the company that makes stuffed Ebola animals has sold out of all of their stock



- CBS claims Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is no longer infected with Ebola


Walnuts Might Slow Onset of Alzheimer's



Reports: Melissa Rivers Inherits $100 Million+ of Joan Rivers' Estate; Source Says She's Suing
If an US Weekly report is true, Melissa Rivers is set to inherit the majority of her late mother Joan Rivers' estate.
The magazine reports the comedian's only child will inherit $75 million in cash, along with her mother's New York City condo, valued at $35 million.



 New Movies Opening Today
John Wick (Rated R) ... Starring: Keanu Reeves.
Ouija (Rated PG13) ...



Huge Academic Scandal at UNC Involved Athletes

The University of North Carolina admitted Wednesday that about 3,100 students took so-called "paper classes" with no faculty oversight and no actual class attendance from 1993 through 2011.

The school estimates that half of the students were athletes, mostly from the UNC's basketball and football teams.

several employees will be fired or disciplined:





Chop, Fight, Stab: Dinner Disagreement Gets Bloody

A man in Fellsmere, Florida, was arrested Monday night for allegedly stabbing his nephew during an argument about how many pork chops each should get for dinner.

ABC affiliate WPBF-TV reports Billy Wall was arrested for allegedly stabbing Charles Williams twice in the abdomen with a butcher knife. Cops found the bloodied victim stumbling out of the residence in which the fight occurred; Wall was found down the block at a neighbor's house.




Woman Sets Roommate On Fire Over Meatballs: The Clearwater, Florida police recently arrested Melissa Sellers for setting her roommate, Carlos Ortiz Jr., on fire. She doused him with nail polish remover and ignited him with a lighter or cigarette because he threw out her spaghetti and meatballs.




The Antidote to College Problems May Be a Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs. They’re not just for the physically disabled or the elderly anymore.

In an effort to relieve the loneliness and other emotional problems felt by many students, three colleges partnered to learn if therapy dogs could also be of help on campuses.

The results, as reported by Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design, were that symptoms of loneliness and anxiety fell by 60 percent when students interacted with a therapy dog.



With Halloween approaching, researchers at California's Chapman University asked 1,500 people to name their biggest fears. The top 5 personal fears were:

1. Walking alone at night
2. Becoming the victim of identity theft
3. Safety on the Internet
4. Being the victim of a mass/random shooting
5. Public speaking

Survey: "What weird phobias do you have?"



Londoner Caine Hutchings recently proposed to his girlfriend from the backseat of a police car. The couple was driving to their favorite picturesque location when they accidentally crashed into a tree. The responding officer was giving the couple a ride when Caine popped the question. He tells Buzzfeed: “We were only in the police car a short time but the accident had put everything in perspective, so I decided that I would ask there and then because anything can change in just a moment and I didn’t want to wait any longer.''

Emily Dukeson accepted.

Survey: Ask your audience to call with their most creative and romantic proposals



 Happy Anniversary

A new survey by Lovehoney reveals that 68% of couples celebrate their anniversary by making love. Other findings:

- 89% of couples say their anniversary is very important to them

- 36% of couples define their anniversary as the day they got married

- 20% of couples define their anniversary as the day they met or went on a first date

- 22% of couples define their anniversary as the day they both agreed they were in a relationship

- 25% of couples define their anniversary as the day they first made love




 Petsmart

Frontline Spot On recently surveyed 2,000 dog owners to create a personality profile.

The happiest people most likely own a Yorkshire terrier

The wealthiest people most likely own a Pug

The most educated people most likely own a Golden retriever

The biggest rockers most likely own a French bulldog

The most happily married people most likely own a Pug

Most single people own a Labrador

People, who own a sports car most likely own a Dalmatian




Man Fakes Coma for Two Years!
Police in South Wales say 47-year-old Alan Knight pretended to be in a coma every time he wanted to get out of court apparently managed to keep the con going for more than two years. Knight had also been illegally living off social welfare benefits by pretending to be a quadriplegic and allegedly conned his neighbor out of $65,000. He told authorities he had injured his spine in a garage door accident, paralyzing him from the neck down and causing seizures that occasionally put him into a coma. His wife played along with the charade, "caring" for him at the hospital and pushing his wheelchair into court. But the con all came crashing down when the courts says security video footage of Knight -- very un-paralyzed, very much awake and driving and shopping at a supermarket. His doctors also reportedly discovered something was amiss when their coma patient began "eating, wiping his face and even writing."



 Status Quo

A new survey by Country House Wedding Venues reveals that the first thing 35% of newlyweds do is update their Facebook status. Other findings:

- 5% of newlyweds update their Facebook status within an hour of getting married

- 13% of newlyweds met through a dating site

- 38% of couples have a themed wedding

- 65% of weddings go over budget

- 25% of newlyweds met through friends

- 24% of newlyweds met through work

- 1% of newlyweds met at the gym



ICE BREAKERS

Maxim magazine says there's nothing more awkward than chatting up a stranger. Unless you use one of these opening lines.

    We could go to my place. You'd really like my parents.
    I bet you've got a terrific scream.
    You look really smart. Wanna dance?
    So, who's the dude?
    You know, my dream is to one day open a place like this. Or maybe just work at a place like this. Or just work.
    I'd buy you a drink, but a gay guy stole my wallet this afternoon.
    Is it just me, or does something smell really bad around here?
    Want to see how blind people recognize each other?
    I'll bet you actually look a lot like your mother. Actually, I know you do.
    Sometimes, when I close my eyes at night, I can see through my ears.
    What kind of soap do you use? 'Cause you smell really clean.
    I know what you're thinking, and yes -- that is urine in my hair.
    I can never figure out women. One minute, they're ignoring you at a bar -- the next, they're dialing 911.
    I'll tell you what -- let's get out of here and go to this place I know. We'll need to pick up a mattress along the way.
    Want to see my extra toe? It's upstairs in a box.
    I dress up as Barney the dinosaur at shopping malls. No, it's not a job. I just like to do it.



Hollywoodlife.com claims the San Francisco Giants and the World Series ruined Kanye West's birthday plans for Kim Kardashian. A source tells the site: “Kanye really wanted to do it big! He had secretly planned on flying Kim and her entire family up to San Francisco’s AT&T Park, so he could showcase his profound love for her and their daughter, North West. Kanye wanted to have a stage there, invite just family and a few of Kim’s closest friends, and perform a mini concert just for her. Kanye had it all planned. He even had a reel made of what their life has been like over the past year. He wanted the video to play on the jumbo screen at the park, as his song, ‘Bound 2,’ played in the background. He wanted to sing to Kim in center field, while Nori ran all over the place. And when it was all over, he wanted a helicopter to come down, swoop them up, and give him, Kim and Nori a tour of the bay from above. Kanye wanted this so bad that he even called the Giants’ CFO, Larry Baer, as well as the team’s front office, to see if they could hold off on preparing the field and everything else that they do for the World Series until today, so that he could have the entire stadium to himself for Kim’s birthday. They obviously told him no, but that didn’t stop him from trying.''



TT:  I used to think he/she was smart until they  ______.



 Question: "24% of office workers have stolen this from a coworker. What is it?"

Extra Clue: nothing to do with cash

Extra Clue: not an office supply

Final Clue: '.. do the math ..'

Answer: calculator



SOUNDS:

911 Call; Kidnapped Woman Locked In Trunk ... a woman walking down the street in Indiana heard thumping coming from the trunk of a parked car. After calling 911 for help, authorities discovered it was a 45-year-old woman who'd been missing for three days. She told police she'd been abducted at a convenience store by a man wearing a hoodie. She drove him around for three days before he locked her in the trunk


 

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