Wednesday, December 4, 2013
338th day of the year.
There are 21 days left until Christmas 2013
There are 27 days left until New Year's Eve 2013
Today is Wear Brown Shoes Day, National Dice Day, National Cookie Day and Santas' List Day
Tyra Banks turns the big 4-0 today.
Jay-Z turns 44 today.
Jay-Z was abandoned by his father.
When he was 12 years old, he shot his brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.
He attended high school with The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes.
In his neighborhood, the rapper was known as "Jazzy", a nickname that eventually developed into his stage name, "Jay-Z".
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Today is judgment day for everyone hoping to get something from Santa this year. That's because December 4th is Santa's List Day, when Jolly Old St. Nick makes his list and separates the naughty from the nice.
Which list do you think you'll be on this year and why?
Which list will your kids be on?
TT: What did you ask Santa for this year (in case he's listening)?
A new poll says that 78-percent of Americans would like members of Congress to take a drug test.
Gas is selling for 18 cents a gallon in Venezuela
- The Kardashians spent $250,000 producing their Christmas card
- Over 2.1 million PS4's have been sold
ESPN’s SEC Network, CBS Sports and Fox Sports all want Tim Tebow to join their college football broadcast team
NEW PHONE APP ALLOWS YOU TO USE YOUR FACE AS A PASSWORD
If you’ve had enough of the hassle of remembering all your online passwords, consider downloading the app that allows you to use your face as a password.
The new app, called FaceCrypt, replaces typed passwords on mobile phones with facial recognition.
In other words, you’ll be setting your passwords in the form of selfies.
And, as a security boost, FaceCrypt prompts users to blink to make sure someone isn’t using a photograph to access a stolen phone.
ROADTRIP: A Christmas Story House: Brian Jones has turned the house used in A Christmas Story into a museum. He paid $500,000 for it and renovated it with new windows, new siding and a fresh coat of green and yellow paint to match its decor in the movie. Brian also decorated the home like Ralphie's parents did by putting in a brown-and-white tile kitchen floor, a wide cast-iron sink in the kitchen, a claw-foot bathtub and, of course, a leg lamp in the window.
POLL: How Often Do You Have Sex A Week?
A YourTango.com poll wanted to know how often people are doing it every week. Check it out:
Never. − 14%
Once. If I'm lucky. − 33%
Two to four times. − 36%
Five to seven times. − 10%
Twice a day or more. − 6%
Attention all you hazelnut and chocolate lovers – get yourself to Chicago STAT!
Eataly Chicago is a new restaurant experience created by top chefs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich and among other things, it’ll feature a full-scale Nutella Bar.
You can saunter up to the bar and order things like Nutella crepes and Nutella toast
Remember how much fun mood rings were to wear when you were little? Well now you can continue the fun in a much more high-tech/visible way.
Sweaters are being made out of something called Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) that basically make a colored ring around the neck of a cowl neck sweater that reflects your mood.
For instance, if you’re tranquil, the collar will light up green and if you’re blissful, the collar will be yellow.
We’re not sure how comfortable the sweater will be, considering you have to wear a sensor around your fingers to make it work. But at least letting people know how you feel because of your sweater will save you endless minutes of small talk. (Guardian)
AMAZ VID:::VIRAL VIDEO
Two college friends performing a social experiment on the issue of bullying staged random acts of bullying on campus to see if anyone would actually step in to stop it. (THE BULLYING EXPERIMENT)
NEW STUDY SAYS MEN HAVE SELECTIVE HEARING
According to a new study, men have selective hearing.
Researchers found that men were more likely to listen to masculine words like “beer” and “football” – and not hear words like “chocolate” and “shopping.”
Rover.com is out with their list of the top pet names for 2013.
A new survey by illicitencounters.com reveals that 30% of people have fooled around with a colleague after an office Christmas party. Other findings:
- 60% of people have kissed a co-worker at their office Christmas party
- 50% of people have made a fool out of themselves at their office Christmas party
- 39% of people have revealed a secret at their office Christmas party
- 13% of people have stripped at their office Christmas party
- 15% of people have called in sick the day after their office Christmas party
FACT OR BULLCRAP
"TOYOTA Close To Rolling Out Self-Driving Car!"
"Rock Star Releases New Album Made Out of Chocolate!"
Truth! Croatian rock star "Gibonni" has released a chocolate version of his new album, 20th Century Man. Both the record and the label are edible and the disc actually plays. Gibonni, who is a top selling star in Croatia
"Man Sells His Testicle to Buy a Sports Car!"
Truth! Mark Parisi of Las Vegas is selling one of his testicles to science for $35,000 -- and he plans to use the money to buy a Nissan 370. He revealed his plans on the TV show The Doctors prompting one to joke: "It's a Nissan for your left one!"
ROLES STARS REGRET TURNING DOWN
Many stars have turned down roles due to one reason or another, and that usually comes with regret. Their decisions are based on the advice by their managers, but no one knows how well a movie is going to perform at the box office.
Mel Gibson didn't take the lead in Gladiator. It gave Russell Crowe an Academy Award. Mel also turned down the part of Robin Hood in "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves." Instead, that part went to a not very believable Kevin Costner.
Alec Baldwin rejected the role of Richard Kimball in "The Fugitive." Harrison Ford was then selected to play the part. I think it was a great choice.
Warren Beatty turned down Jack Horner in "Boogie Nights." The part was then offered to a smarmy looking Burt Reynolds. Warren also refused James Caan's part in "Misery," the part of Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" and Robert Redford's part in "The Sting."
John Travolta rejected the Forrest Gump lead. For some reason, I just can't see Travolta playing the part. Tom Hanks did an incredible job.
Tom Hanks also refused the part of Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams," Andy Dufresne in "The Shawshank Redemption" and the lead in "Jerry Maguire," which was eventually played by Tom Cruise..
Today's Question: ''12% of women over 21 want this for Christmas. What is it?
Extra Clue: not an engagement ring
Extra Clue: appearance
Final Clue: can be painful
Answer: breast implants
Somebody Just Won and Lost $16 Million!
Imagine buying a Powerball Lottery ticket worth $16 million, and then never collecting the money! That's what happened in Florida after a winning $16 million ticket expired and became worthless after a six-month deadline for the winner to claim the prize money passed. Florida Lottery spokeswoman Amy Bisceglia said, "It's only happened a few other times, so this is really, really unusual. It could have been anything, from somebody forgetting about it in the laundry, or just throwing it away." It was the largest unclaimed jackpot in Florida since 2003, when a $53.7 million jackpot expired. The winning numbers were 2, 6, 19, 21, 27 and a Powerball number of 25. Hope you didn't just realize those were your numbers! The winning ticket was purchased in May at the Carollwood Market, a convenience store in Tampa. (Reuters)
Sound Bite - Ron Burgundy gives Peyton Manning a hard time over his not having a mustache .. he calls him a succulent baby lamb (Courtesy of ESPN)
Britney talks about playing Spin the Bottle with Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake.
BIT: Morgan Freeman Reads Urban Dictionary - Freeboobing, Illegal Gymmigrant
TERM: Here's Illegal Gymmigrant