THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017
54th day of the year.
There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 5 days remaining until Mardi Gras
There are 22 days remaining until St Patty's Day
 
Today is Diesel Engine Day, Digital Learning Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, National Banana Bread Day, National Chili Day, Play Tennis Day and World Understanding and Peace Day
 
-- On this date in 10,000 B.C., Fred and Wilma Flintstone became the proud parents of a baby girl named Pebbles
-- On this date in 1896, the Tootsie Roll Pop was invented
 
Trending ...
 
 the new Chainsmokers - Coldplay duet is called 'Something Just Like This'
 
 
Powerball $435 million jackpot has one winning ticket.  game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana
 
 
GOOD NEWS FOR TEACHERS:  NEW GOVENOR WANTS TO GIVE ALL TEACHERS A RAISE AND $150 BUCKS NEXT YEAR FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!  YEAH
 
 
BASEBALL RULES HAVE CHANGED:  NO MORE INTENTIONAL WALKS
 
 
The President of Iceland kiddingly said if he had the authority, he would ban pineapple on pizza... and the Internet melted down, as if he was seriously planning to do that.
 
 
The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar every year
 
 
Your fingernails will grow a total of nine-and-a-half feet during your lifetime, and you'll grow six-and-a-half feet of nose hair.
 
 
- A new survey by Prudential Insurance reveals that 51% of people say their partner would rather play on their smartphone than be romantic.
 
 
- Hollywoodlife.com claims Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife have no plans to name their future son Dale III
 
 
- Variety magazine claims Paula Abdul is going to play herself in a new NBC comedy about a woman who grows up in a mixed-race family in Philadelphia. The young woman goes on to become a Laker girl like her idol Paula
 
 
Rihanna's hit ''Love on the Brain'' has jumped to number #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is her 30th top 10 hiT
 
Judge Judy wants $200 million for reruns of her show. She makes $47 million a year and owns the rights to 21 seasons of Judge Judy. Ten million viewers watch her show on a daily basis.
 
Food and Drink Trending ...
 
- Bloomberg claims McDonald's is cutting its drink prices in order to boost business. They plan to offer $1 sodas and $2 McCafe specialty drinks
 
- People magazine claims Pizza Hut is offering half-price pizzas on Oscar Sunday.
 
- Little Caesars is now selling a barbecue pizza loaded with brisket, pulled pork and bacon. It costs $9
 
 
The Adulting School: Fox News claims a new school has opened in Portland, Maine called The Adulting School. Founder Rachel Weinstein says the school teaches adults how to pay bills on time, interview for a job, cook and how to be better at relationships. The school offers classes in person and online
 
 
Oscars Dinner Menu: Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has released his menu for his dinner following the Academy Awards.
Main Dishes
Black truffle chicken pot pie.
Baked macaroni and cheese.
Moroccan spiced Wagyu short rib with parmesan funnel cake.
Taro root tacos with shrimp, mango, avocado and chipotle aioli.
Gnocchetti with mushrooms and cashew cream
Lobster corn dogs
Gold-dusted truffle popcorn and homemade pretzels
Carrot juice infused pasta.
Desserts
Gelato and sorbet
Movie Theatre Flavor Chocolate Bonbons: Goobers, Sour Patch Kids.
Oreo cookie s’more
Vanilla and red velvet waffles
Lava cakes
Takoyaki cake balls
Caramel cappuccino Oscar lollipops.
 
 
Customer Gives New Home To Chik-Fil-A Employee:
 NBC claims Bryan Smith went to a McClellanville, South Carolina Chick-Fil-A in 2016 where he had a great meal because of employee Shaquille Williams. The two became friends before Smith began paying for Williams' medical bills. Williams suffers from sickle cell anemia. Smith is the president of a title agency and decided to give Williams and his family a new home. Smith and a construction crew demolished Williams' trailer before taking him and his family to their new home.
 
 
Gamer Dies After Marathon Session: Newser claims a 35 year-old father of three from Virginia Beach recently passed away after a 22-hour gaming marathon. The man was playing World of Tanks when he got up to take a cigarette break. He never returned. His fellow online gamers thought he fell asleep and were stunned when they learned the next day that he passed away from possibly sleep deprivation, exhaustion and heart-related complications.
 
 
Man Wants Tatt Transfered From Cousin's Body To His: A man from Lancashire, England recently made a Facebook post that caused others to cringe. The man wanted a tattoo artist to remove a tattoo from his dead cousin's shoulder before placing it on his body. "I'm looking for a trainee medic to remove this [tattoo] from my recently departed cousin and stitch the skin onto my shoulder".
No takers as of yet.
 
 
Here are seven ways to keep a guy interested, according to Match.com:
Have a life -- He'll see that you're someone with stuff going on, and he'll wonder what you're up to now.
Call the shots -- Invite him to do something outside-the-box with you.
Stir his senses -- Wear a subtle and alluring scent. When he hugs you close, he'll be drawing you in with every breath he takes. When you part, a little hint of you will linger on his collar, invoking the essence of you in his mind all day long.
Wear sexy underwear -- Even if you keep all your clothes on, a pair of lacy boy-cuts under your jeans will make you feel hot.
Feed the fire -- Let him know you think he's sexy. Brush lightly against his shoulder as you walk by him, tell him you like those pants he's wearing, give him "the look" as your parting glance.
Kiss to impress -- With an unforgettable kiss like that, you'll be guaranteed to hold his interest.
Stay in touch -- Shoot him an e-mail or a quick phone call to say hello and let him know he is on your mind.
 
 
EAT IT, DELETE IT
If you've got 99 problems and Peeps are every one of them, you're not alone. In 2016, Americans spent about $2.4 billion on Easter candy, according to the National Retail Federation. So indulge a little, then head out for a power walk to ensure those treats don't linger on your legs
Peeps -- one piece is 28 calories it will take 7 minutes to walk off the calories.
Cadbury Mini Eggs -- one egg is 15 calories it will take 4 minutes to walk off the calories.
Russell Stover Chocolate Bunny -- one hollow 1.5 is 240 calories it will take 62 minutes to walk off the calories.
Jelly Beans -- ten small one is 41 calories it will take 11 minutes to walk off the calories.
Cadbury Cream Egg -- one egg is 150 calories it will take 39 minutes to walk off the calories.
Snickers Egg -- one egg is 160 calories it will take 41 minutes to walk off the calories.
 
 
 
SOUNDS
Young Woman Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed; Thinks She's Going To The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ... this young woman is on her way home after getting her teeth removed. She's upset she's heading there. She wants to go to Hogwarts and become a wizard like Harry Potter
 
 
Today's Mindbender: ''25% of people change this when they move into a new home. What is it?"
Extra Clue: does not involve painting
Extra Clue: use it everyday
Final Clue: white
Answer: change the toilet seat(s)

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