Thursday, May 24, 2018
144th day of the year.
There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year
We're exactly 7 months away from Christmas Eve. Just sayin'...
Today is Asparagus Day, International Tiara Day, National Escargot Day and Scavenger Hunt Day
Thursday's Birthday Cake
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- The Daily Record claims a gift bag from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal wedding was sold yesterday on eBay for $27,975. The NY Post claims another gift bag sold for $28,557
- reboot the Blues Brothers with two female leads COULD BE IN THE WORKS
- PR Newswire claims KFC is giving away Colonel Sanders pool floats. Enter the contest at http://www.kfcfloatie.com
- The Hollywood Reporter claims 10.3 million people watched the season finale of Roseanne on Tuesday night.
- Complex magazine claims LeBron James and Channing Tatum are teaming up to produce a new action comedy called 'Public Enemy.' The movie is about the speed of media in 2018
Scott Disick wants to have kids with Lionel Richie's 19 year-old daughter Sofia
NFL owners passed a new National Anthem policy yesterday. It requires players to stand if they are on the field during the playing of the National Anthem. Players, who don't wish to stand during the Anthem, may remain in the locker room. A team will be fined if a player kneels during the Anthem.
Cinema Scoop: ''Solo: A Star Wars Story''
IMDb claims Woody Harrelson beat out Christian Bale for the role of Han Solo's mentor in the film.
Ron Howard rejected an offer to direct ''Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace'' in 1999. He found the project too daunting. This is the first Star Wars film to be directed by an Oscar winner
This is the first live-action Star Wars film not to feature R2-D2 and C3PO
I LOOKED AT IT THIS WAY,…IF I WAS THE JUDGE…YOU RAIDED THIS DEAMON…HAD A HAND IN CREATING IT....YOU MADE THE SALAD..EAT IT!!!
Daughter Named After Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: People magazine claims Renee Cupp, of Elizabethtown, North Carolina, named her daughter, Reese Eve, after her favorite candy, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
AUDIO: Macklemore Has A Nude Painting Of Justin Bieber ... he says it was a 'White Elephant' Christmas gift that someone left at an office party. He hung it in his studio
AUDIO: 911 Call; Bear Breaks Into Woman's Car ... Linda Morad, of Canton, Connecticut, recently called 911 because she saw something moving in her car.When officers arrived, they found a bear tearing apart her interior. He couldn't get out. Police opened a door as the bear ran into the woods. Morad's insurance company says her car is 'totaled.'
Humane Society Offers Cuddle Service
CBS claims the Wichita County, Texas Humane Society is now offering a new cuddling service. They bring their most adorable puppies and kittens to offices for $100 donations. Office workers cuddle with the pets for an hour while de-stressing.
US Weekly, claims Kevin Federline wants Britney Spears to triple his child support money. His lawyer reportedly told Us Weekly; ''We gave them ample time and opportunity to settle Kevin's child support modification increase, and they came back with conditions that are not reasonable. It's their position that they don't have to turn over Britney's financial information, including tax returns, which is required under the California family code. It's not California celebrity code edition, she has to comply... This is the choice they have made, and they will now have to deal with it. We are still open to try and settling this without judicial intervention.''
The NY Post claims Kevin wants $60,000 in child support PER MONTH!!!
Federline said he is no longer able to work as a backup dancer, and that he earns about $3,000 a month as a DJ. He added that Spears has been unwilling to divulge her yearly income, which Forbes has placed at $34 million.
Man Lets Poisonous Snakes Bite Him Every Week: GMA Networks claims Philippines snake catcher Joe Quililan has been given the name "Venom Man" because he allows poisonous cobras to bite him every week. Joe claims a childhood snake-bite convinced him that his body had an unusual resistance to cobra venom. Since then, he has spent nearly 20 years trying to become completely immune. Joe has been bitten hundreds of times, and once had a finger amputated following a bite
High School Football Teams Settle Playoff Game With Rock, Paper, Scissors:Brobible claims two Connecticut high schools were recently forced to settle a playoff game with a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors. A rain delay prevented them from playing. North Haven won the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors and adavanced to the Southern Connecticut Conference Tournament
40,000 Pounds Of Feathers Dumped On Highway: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution claims 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers were dumped on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Washington yesterday. A truck driver told cops he fell asleep before his truck hit a guardrail and overturned. Traffic was backed up for 11 miles while crews scooped up the feathers. The driver was charged with negligent driving.
New Plant-Based Steak Seems Exactly Like the Real Thing!
We may just have found the holy grail of plant-based protein - a 100% plant-based vegan steak that tastes and smells so good, consumers can barely tell it's not the real thing! Made primarily of soy and wheat, the groundbreaking vegan steak is the result of one and a half years of trial and error from Dutch company Vivera. While getting the taste and smell right was a big challenge, the texture was by far the most difficult to replicate. Apparently making a plant-based product feel like steak when you're biting and chewing isn't exactly the easiest job in the world. Gert Jan Gombert, commercial director at Vivera said, "It needs to have some pressure against the teeth as well as a juiciness. We spent a lot of time to get the juiciness that flows with beef." Vivera calls its realistic plant-based steak "ground-breaking in terms of animal welfare and sustainability" as well as a way of getting meat eaters to consume more plant protein. Confident in its success, the Dutch company has announced its plans to bring several millions of vegan steak to market later this year.
World's Most Valuable Pizza?
This week marked the eighth anniversary of when programmer Laszlo Hanyecz made what's thought to be the very first purchase with bitcoin - two large pizzas from Papa John's for 10,000 bitcoins, an amount worth about $30 back then. Hanyecz sent his hoarded cryptocurrency to a fellow "bitcoiner," who then placed the order. Of course, as you may know, the price of bitcoin has spiked just a tad since then. If Hanyecz had kept those 10,000 bitcoins, they'd be worth about $82 million today - enough to buy about 6.5 million pizzas. If you're going by the slice for those original two pizzas, each portion would be worth about $5 million today.
SEVEN NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENTS
The Zika virus is in the U.S. Unfortunately, citronella candles and bug spray can be smelly and packed with harmful chemicals like DEET, so I went on a quest for some natural alternatives to combat pesky bloodsuckers.
Basil, lemongrass and rosemary are good for us, but not for them. While they taste delicious in our food, they're also known to repel mosquitos. Grow an herb garden on your outdoor deck. At your next barbecue, try throwing some rosemary or sage onto the grill.
Not only will they make a lovely addition to your garden, but marigolds are easy to grow and their scent keeps skeeters at bay. We suggest potting them next to your front door or near windows to prevent pests from entering your home.
3. Tea Tree Oil
OK, it's not Chanel, but unless you want to get eaten alive, it's summer's hottest fragrance!
It's not just for your favorite feline. While cats go wild for catnip, mosquitoes hate the smell. Plant some around your house, and while you're at it, dry some up for Mittens!
Eating raw garlic or cooking with it can also repel mosquitoes for up to 6 hours. Oil from the garlic reportedly masks your natural scent, deterring the bug-a-boos. If you don't want to offend your date, pick up some odor-free garlic supplements from the drugstore.
Bats get a bad rap, but did you know they can eat HUNDREDS of mosquitoes a night? And sometimes 600 in an hour? Consider investing in a bat house to attract these nocturnal creatures. They'll certainly earn their keep!
Standing water is a hotbed for mosquito breeding, so try to eliminate any around your house. If you have permanent pond or outdoor water feature, introducing some mosquito-munching frogs might not be a bad idea.
ASHTON KUTCHER STUNS ELLEN DEGENERES WITH BIRTHDAY GIFT: What a pal! Ellen DeGeneres got a wonderful surprise on Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show when Ashton Kutcher stopped by unannounced to tell her that he and tech company Ripple were gifting the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund with $4 million in her name. Her wife Portia de Rossiestablished the fund in February to mark DeGeneres’ 60thbirthday. “That was the most amazing thing,” DeGeneres told Kutcher and his business partner, Guy Oseary, clearly overcome with gratitude. “Thank you. I love you both so much, you know that.”
CRAZY VID: HAWAII VOLCANO CREATING BLUE FLAMES FROM BURNING METHANE: As Hawaii's Kilauea's volcano continues to erupt, blue flames are being created from burning methane, which were seen in nighttime photos released yesterday (May 23rd) by the U.S. Geological Survey. The flames were shown coming from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood, where the volcano has been pushing out lava for the past three weeks. The methane is produced when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. It can then seep through cracks and cause explosions when it's ignited underground. Kilauea has opened more than 20 fissures in the ground through which lava, sulfur dioxide and steam have been coming out, and lava has been pouring down the volcano and into the ocean miles away.
FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE DAY
28-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SURVIVES BEAR ATTACK AND WALKS TWO MILES TO SAFETY: A 28-year-old woman who finally earned her "dream job" working as a grizzly bear researcher is now recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after she was attacked by one of the powerful animals. Amber Kornak, a seasonal wildlife technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was mauled by a bear while working alone near a stream in the Cabinet Mountains of Montana. Despite suffering two skull fractures and multiple lacerations to her head, neck and back, Kornak mustered the strength to walk nearly two miles to her work vehicle to get hel
F-D-A: TAKING A PILL TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN MAY NOT WORK - (05/24/2018)
Summer is just around the corner, and you'll want to be sure to stock up on sunscreen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning Tuesday (May 22nd) to companies marketing supplements that they claim will counter the effects of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says in the agency news release, "We've found products purporting to provide protection from the sun that aren't delivering the advertised benefits. Instead they're misleading consumers, and putting people at risk. [...] There's no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen."
Today's Mindbender: "34% of people have done this while dining out. What is it?''
Extra Clue: involves the server or maitre'd
Extra Clue: nothing to do with the food
Final Clue: view
Answer: asked for a better table (location)