Monday, July 24, 2017
205th day of the year.
There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is Amelia Earhart Day, Cousins Day, National Drive-Thru Day, National Tell an Old Joke Day and National Tequila Day
Monday's Birthday Cake:
Jennifer Lopez (48)
- CBS claims some Walmart employees are wearing yellow capes that feature the company's logo. It's part of Walmart's new school year slogan: “Own the school year like a hero.”
- The NY Daily News claims John Heard, the actor who played Macaulay Culkin's dad in Home Alone, died on Friday at the age of 72. His body was discovered by a hotel housekeeper in Santa Clara County, California.
The Chainsmokers were recently doing a Q&A on Twitter when they told fans they'd love to work with Dr. Dre
China has banned Justin Bieber from performing in the country because of his past bad behavior.
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was cited on July 13 after a 9mm handgun was found in his backpack while going through security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
o McCreery was cited with concealed/carry weapon permit violation.
o The Garner native won season 10 of American Idol before returning home to attend N.C. State University.
o In May 2014, McCreery was robbed at gunpoint while watching a movie with friends at a Raleigh apartment.
OJ TV Ratings: The LA Times claims 13.5 million people watched OJ Simpson's parole hearing. 150 million people watched Simpson's 1995 acquittal. 95 million people watched his 1994 slow speed chase in his Ford Bronco
White Ford Bronco For Sale: TMZ claims OJ Simpson's former agent, Mike Gilbert, is selling OJ's white Ford Bronco. Mike has been offered $250,000 for the SUV. He wants between $750,000 and $1 million. Mike will not sell the Bronco to OJ
Phelps Vs Shark: Great White ... Olympic great Michael Phelps sees if he can beat a Great White Shark in a race. The Great White beats Phelps by 2 seconds. Phelps says the cold ocean water shocked his system. He's NOT used to swimming in cold water
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. Dunkirk — $50.5 million
2. Girls Trip — $30.4 million
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $22 million
5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — $17 million
Man Wins Then Loses $5 Million Lottery: ABC claims Ward Thomas is suing the California State Lottery Commission for $5 million. He and his son stopped at a Mobil gas station before he sent his son inside to buy scratch off lottery tickets. One of the scratch-off tickets was a winner and worth $5 million. Ward submitted his claim for the winning ticket and was told by the commission he was an official winner. The commission then denied Ward's claim because his 16 year-old son purchased the winning ticket. The state of California requires lottery players to be 18 years of age or older
Spam Jam: The Guardian newspaper claims the 15th annual Spam Jam took place over the weekend in Hawaii. Spam is known as Hawaiian steak because Hawaii residents consume more of the canned meat than people anywhere else on Earth. This year's convention featured Spam Pizza, deep fried mac and cheese Spam bites, Spam fritters, Spam chocolate and Spam Sushi.
10 Yr-Old Steals Four Cars In Six Weeks: Inside Edition claims the Daytona Beach, Florida police have arrested a 10 year-old boy four times in the last six weeks for stealing cars. He stole one last week after he cut off his ankle monitor bracelet.
A police captain tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal; “He even looks like a 10-year-old. When we (seized) the car he had stolen, the driver’s seat was pushed up to the steering wheel.”
Company Implanting Microchips In Employees:
ABC claims a Wisconsin company called Three Square Market is implanting microchips in 50 employees. With just a swipe of the hand, employees will be able to purchase food from the break room, enter the company's front door and log onto their computers. Each chip costs $300. The company says the chip does not contain GPS tracking.
10 Worst States To Live In according to a new CNBC survey based on crime rate, attractions, air quality and health care
9. New Mexico (tie)
9. Tennessee (tie)
Shawn Mendes Says There's A Stigma Attached With Being A 'Social Media Star' ... Shawn says there's a stigma that goes with being a social media star.People don't realize how much work goes into creating new material everyday. He was discovered on Vine
With today being 'National Tequila Day', it's time for 'Celebrity Drinks'. Which alcoholic drink does your favorite celebrity consume the most?
A. Long Island Iced Tea
B. Mai Tai
C. Vodka/Red Bull
B. Bud Light
Then NASA Said Oops!
A small inventory error has led to a giant payday for Nancy Lee Carlson of Illinois. A moon dust collection bag that Carlson bought for just $995 in an online government auction in 2015 just sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York. The bag, marked "Lunar Sample Bag," was used by Neil Armstrong to collect moon dust during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and still contains small rocks and traces of lunar dust. The buyer declined to be identified but the bag is believed to be the only artifact from the Apollo 11 mission in private hands.
Today's Mindbender: ''9% of parents have stolen money from their children's piggy bank to buy this. What is it?"
Extra Clue: not booze
Extra Clue: may buy it in secret
Final Clue: vice