Friday, December 6, 2013
340th day of the year. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 19 days left until Christmas 2013
There are 25 days left until New Year's Eve 2013
Today is National Gazpacho Day, National Salesperson's Day, National Pawnbroker’s Day and Microwave Oven Day
ON THIS DAY
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Adam LEVINE is obsessed with the game Candy Crush
WX: WARM TODAY: COLD FRONT ARRIVES TOMORROW....RAIN POSSIBLE ALL WEEKEND...BACK TO 70'S MONDAY!
QUICK THOUGHT: There is no such thing as the perfect person … this includes you.
- 59% of companies will throw a company holiday party
True or false: it was revealed this week that Pope Francis used to be a nightclub bouncer?
Posted: Thursday 08:48AM Dec. 05, 2013 PST
Records are meant to be broken, even the record for the fastest consumption of a raw onion.
Two million passwords were stolen to Facebook, Twitter, and other sites
A new study claims that 70% of all silent movies made in the early days of Hollywood have been lost due to decay or neglect over the last 100 years.
Nelson Mandela died yesterday at age 95. He had been battling lung infections (more coverage below)
- A new survey by Metlife reveals that 71% of workers would rather receive a Christmas bonus than a Christmas party
Secret Santa: A Secret Santa recently donated $50,000 to the Salvation Army. Two bell ringers found five $10,000 checks in a kettle outside of a Joplin, Missouri Walmart.
According to two new studies, 69% of all extra virgin olive oils sold in stores AREN'T extra virgin.
Kanye West only had 4500 people attend his concert this past week in Kansas City. That's like 25% of capacity.
In a Craigslist ad in Pennsylvania, is man is selling an $1,800 diamond wedding ring that he says was once worn by "Satan herself!"
NEW STUDY: The harder you think, the more you eat. (THATS WHY MODELS R SOOOOO SKINNY)
Cricket Burger: New York's Antojeria la Popular Mexican restaurant is selling 100 cricket burgers a day. The burger is called the Grass-Whopper. The crickets are dead and dried before being fried with Chihuahua cheese The gritty burger is then topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo.
Last Minute Shopping
A new survey by McArthurGlen malls reveals that 56% of people are last minute Christmas shoppers. Other findings:
- 16% of people complete their holiday shopping three months before Christmas
- 20% of men don't start their holiday shopping until December 23rd or 24th
- 25% of people buy themselves a holiday gift
LADIES...MARY UGLY!!! When beautiful women marry not so good-looking men, they're both happier. Why? Men place much value on beauty, while women want a husband who is supportive and positive. But, get this, men who believe they are better looking than their wives tend to be more disgruntled and have more negative feelings about their marriage. That's the word from a study from the University of Tennessee which found while men who married pretty women are content to bask in the glory of their partner's beauty, men who are more attractive than their wives are more likely to offer less emotional and practical support to their partner.
STOP GETTING HACKED
Each of us have what feels like a million passwords we have to remember on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean we should make them so easy to remember that anyone can hack in.
Get ready to laugh (and possibly change your password) when you hear the top hacked passwords of 2013:
(IF HE CAN DO IT...THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR YOU) SPENCER PRATT: Finishes College After 10 Years
It's taken him a decade but reality bad boy Spencer Pratt has finally finished college.
Thursday he tweeted, "Today was my last day of College @USC! Best 10 years of my life! #Trojans."
What took him so long to complete his degree in political science? The former Hills star explains, "I was busy being famous!
TEN WEIRDEST LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES
Concerned about the quality of politicians these days? These laws won't make you feel any better.
1. No political voice for idiots
Article VII of New Mexico's state constitution explains the qualifications needed to vote: in addition to usual requirements ("has resided in New Mexico twelve months"), you cannot be an idiot, an insane person or a felon. New Mexico's not the only state -- Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio all have similar rules. Brush up on that IQ and try not to commit any crimes before the 2012 elections, alright?
2. No impersonating clergymen
If banning bear wrestling wasn't enough, Alabama also says you are not allowed to pretend to be a clergyman. If you're in a public place and pretending to be a minister (or priest or nun or rabbi) of any religion, the state will fine you or throw you in the slammer, according to Alabama Code Section 13-A-14-4. Maybe time to rethink that Halloween costume...
3. No plumber's crack
Remember that sagging-pants trend that caught on among young men a few years back? In Flint, MI, that can land you in jail. In 2008, Flint Chief of Police David Dicks began implementing a law to arrest those caught with the fashion style. Wearing pants below the butt is punishable by 93 days to a year in jail and fines of up to $500. The American Civil Liberties Union criticized the law, saying it violated people's rights to free expression.
4. No shopping for Ferraris on Sunday
A number of states across the U.S. still have "blue laws," or laws that were created in the 18th and 19th centuries to enforce religious standards. Many states ban selling alcohol on certain days or at certain times, for example. In Illinois in particular, you can't buy a car on Sunday. To top it off, horse racing is not allowed on Sunday either, unless the local municipality allows it.
5. No pranking your friend with a pizza delivery
In Louisiana, Revised Statutes 14:68.6 says that you cannot order goods and get them delivered to someone without the person knowing. If you're trying to harass or annoy a friend, that person can return the items to you -- at your expense! Not to mention, there's a hefty $500 fine or six months in jail attached to that.
6. No roller-skating on sidewalks
In Biddeford, Maine, you can't bike or roller-skate on sidewalks, according to Section 62-58 of the Code of Ordinance. Trek to another town to enjoy that childhood pastime, or face a (wallet-busting) $10 fine.
7. No moose in the barbershop
Alaska's capital bans pets from entering public places where food is sold, barbershops and salons, according to the city's code (Chapter 36.25). That means please leave your pet coyote at home, or face an infraction in Juneau.
8. No bear wrestling
It's exactly as it sounds: exploiting bears for wrestling is a felony in Alabama. Bear wrestling, considered an entertaining hobby to some, has been criticized as inhumane and was banned in this Southern state. In case you're trying to find a loophole, these are also prohibited: selling or buying a bear, promoting a bear wrestling match, and surgically altering a bear (declawing or severing tendons, for example). And if you're caught? Your penalty might include providing medical treatment for that poor bear, according to Alabama Code Section 13A-12-5.
9. No rhinos in the backyard
Unless you have a permit. That's right, in Norco, Calif., you're allowed to keep elephants, leopards, bears, panthers, hippos and more as long as you have a permit (Chapter 8.05.020). Otherwise, make sure to ship that Bengal tiger back to India. It's $100 for a permit for the first animal, and immature offspring of these animals don't require extra permits (score).
10. No late-night jam sessions
Spontaneous poetry slams before sunrise? Not allowed in Athens, Ga., where early morning crime waves forced the city to ban late-night live entertainment. Facilities in the city cannot provide public entertainment between the hours of 2:45 and 7 a.m., or risk fines by the city (Sec. 6-18-
MARIJUANA AND MOOBS
Attention men with “man boobs” – put down the joint!
New info has come to light about how smoking marijuana can promote gynecomastia in men. In other words – smoking weed might give you man boobs.
The research says that pot may tip the balance of your hormones in favor of estrogen instead of testosterone. And since up to 41% of men have “moobs,” this is a problem that definitely deserves some looking into. (CNN)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK: New App Tells Which Friends Hate You
Be honest … You’re not actually friends with a lot of your Facebook friends.
In fact, there’s a good chance that you really dislike some of them – and vice-versa.
Well, there’s now an app called Hate with Friends that will let you find out exactly which of your friends hate you the most.
You just have to go to the app’s website and log in through Facebook. Then you’ll be taken to a page that lists all of your Facebook friends, with a “HATE HIM” or “HATE HER” button underneath each photo.
You then check off who you hate – and the only way that person will know is if he or she checked the same for you.
It’s a great way to trim some fat off your friends list and find out if the people you hate actually hate you back – a great ending to a friendship that never was. (Time)
SIGNS YOU’RE TOO OLD TO BE IN THE CLUB
It’s the weekend, so hopefully you’ll be getting out and blowing off some steam.
But be careful when choosing your hotspot – especially if you’re getting up there in years.
According to EliteDaily.com, here are some signs you’re too old to be in the club:
You have to hire a babysitter just so you can go out.
You don’t get IDed at the door.
You complain that the music is too loud and you can’t hear the people around you.
People around you ask if you manage or own the club.
The girls at your table are the same age as your daughter.
THE TIME FOR FIRST DOWN LASERS IN THE NFL IS NOW
Every year in the NFL, referees botch calls that affect the outcome of games.
But this year, with the game faster than ever and the rules more complicated than ever, it seems the botched calls are getting out of hand.
Maybe it’s time for the NFL to finally embrace lasers to mark first downs.
At least, that’s what the inventor of First Down Laser Systems thinks.
NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUIZ
President Teddy Roosevelt banned this from the White House in 1912. What was it?
ANSWER: A Christmas tree. Roosevelt was an environmentalist and wouldn't allow a tree to be chopped down for the White House.
Comedy duo Rhett and Link sing about America's dependence on cell phones.