Friday, July 20, 2018
201st day of the year.
There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is International Chess Day, Nap Day, National Fortune Cookie Day, National Lollipop Day and National Ugly Truck Contest Day
Friday's Birthday Cake
Gisele Bundchen (38)
Rihanna is currently recording two albums at once. One is a reggae album while the other is a pop album. Rihanna has been recording the albums in Miami and Los Angeles
TAYLOR SWIFT RECORDING NEW SONG WITH MILEY CYRUS & LADY GAGA?:
The Brady Bunch home is for sale for $1.85 million. The Studio City, California home has two bedrooms and was last purchased in 1973 for $61,000. The home has been completely remodeled and attracts 50 visitors a day.
- Newser claims at least 8 people are dead following a duck boat accident near Branson, Missouri. The boat capsized in Table Rock Lake due to a storm and 60 mph winds.
Coffee = Less Breakfast
A new study by the State University of New York reveals that people, who drink a cup of coffee first thing in the morning eat 10% less at breakfast
- The Blast claims Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha, is charging $1,500 to do interviews about her.
- The Inquisitor claims Heather Locklear's ex, Richie Sambora, has hired a group of specialists and doctors to care for her while she is in a private treatment facility. The treatment is scheduled to last until September.
- A new survey by the talent acquisition company iCIMS Inc reveals that 76% of people say not hearing back after sending in a job application is more frustrating than being ghosted after a first date.
tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is worth over $422 million.
National Fortune Cookie Day
Mayonnaise Ice Cream: The Daily Mail claims a Falkirk, Scotland ice cream shop is selling a new mayonnaise flavor made from Hellman's mayonnaise. Those, who have tried the flavor are split over its taste. The ice cream shop's biggest seller is their Guinness beer-flavored ice cream\\
Pumpkin Spice Purse: Popsugar claims designer Betsey Johnson is selling a pumpkin spice purse. The purse looks like a pumpkin spice drink. The bag has a gold chain strap, while the top has a 'whipped cream lid' with a straw. A zipper separates the whipped cream from the body of the bag, which resembles a cup. The bag is expected to sell out
ANNA? Wedding Cake For Meat Lovers: The NY Post claims the Stargazy British Bakery in Philadelphia is selling a wedding cake for meat-lovers. The three layer cake is filled with beef and pork and takes 12 hours to make.
Dolphin Players Could Be Suspended For Kneeling: Brobible claims Miami Dolphin players could be suspended for four games for kneeling during the National Anthem. A new team policy, called Proper Anthem Conduct, lists kneeling on the field as 'conduct detrimental to the club'. Team owner Stephen Ross previously said; ''All of our players will be standing.'
Workers Catch Falling Boy: The Daily Mail claims two pavers from Russia are being hailed as heroes for catching a four year-old boy. The men spotted the boy climbing on a table in his fourth floor apartment while his grandmother was in the other room. The boy opened a window and fell before one of the workers caught him. The child was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a scraped knee
Dog Jumps Overboard; Swims Five Miles To Shore: People magazine claims a husky was recently reunited with her owner after she jumped into a New York lake. ''Rosie' and Scott Crewell were boating in the dark on New York’s Great Sacandaga Lake when she jumped into the water to chase some ducks. Scott lost sight of Rosie and thought she was gone. Rosie swam five miles to shore and was found by a fisherman. He reunited Rosie and Scott after seeing a Facebook post about lost dogs.
Taylor Swift tells The Telegraph that she sends presents to her biggest fans."Sending presents is fun for me. If I go a week without sending something, I start to feel sad. I'm getting to know them on a person-by-person basis. When I pick people to send packages to, I go on their social media sites for the last six months and figure out what they like or what they are going through. Do they like photography? I'll get them a 1980's Polaroid camera. Do they like vintage stuff? I'll go to an antiques place and get them 1920's earrings. Do they work out a lot? I'll get them workout stuff. When you actually get to know them on a person-by-person basis, you realize what you're doing is special and sacred and it matters
NBA fan recently slammed Shaquille O'Neal and his poor free throw shooting. Shaq asked fans what he should name his new boat. A fan responded; “Call it ‘Free Throw’ so you won’t ever sink it.” Shaq had a career free throw percentage of 52%
Food Company Manager Eats Out Of Toilet: The Daily Mail claims a food company in China wanted to prove it has the cleanest facilities in the country so they had a general manager scrub a urinal before rubbing a rice ball in it and then eating it. Workers at Fujian Food Manufacturers then enjoyed a staff meal in the bathroom. The general manager tells the paper; ''We ask our supervisor staff to clean the toilets as part of a training program. We've been doing this training for 25 years.''
Bus Driver Fired For Mooning: The NY Post claims a New Jersey bus driver was recently fired for mooning a homeowner in front of children. The Belleville, New Jersey homeowner asked the bus driver why he was blocking his driveway. The driver was waiting for children to return from a field trip. He and the homeowner started arguing before he dropped his pants. The homeowner recorded the mooning on his phone before posting it online. The bus driver was fired after his bosses saw the video
Woman's Day asked readers, "Which appliance can't you live without?"
Thank Goodness She Got His Finger Up His Nose
Talk about getting in his face! Prosecutors in Washington State have charged 35-year-old Jose Luis Tum-Coronado with assault, even as he sits in a Georgia prison-all because his victim stuck her finger up his nose. The female victim said, "My main mission was to stay up on my feet. All I could do is go for his face, so I was just punching, scratching and, at some point, my hand got up his nose and I was twisting. I was in full defense mode." But that finger up his nose produced a DNA sample from her attacker which enabled detectives to identify Tum-Coronado in Central State Prison, where he's serving two years for armed robbery. Talking to a Seattle police detective, Tum-Coronado all but corroborated the woman's description of being assaulted in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood late on a January evening. "I think that I was drunk and I ran into the female, and I tried to touch her and she grabbed me," he says, per court documents. "I don't how it happened. She could've scratched me or whatever. And that's how my DNA was found on her but if they have my DNA, I would declare myself guilty and face my case." Tum-Coronado asked the detective to tell the woman he's sorry. (KFOR)
Matt Lauer and his wife, Annette, are allegedly close to a divorce settlement. She is going to receive a total of $50 million. That includes a horse farm, a home in the Hamptons and a one-time payout of $25 million. Annette is not asking for child support.
AIRBUS PLANE PAINTED TO LOOK LIKE A SMILING WHALE MAKES FIRST FLIGHT: The Airbus BelugaXL, a new plane built for transporting oversize cargo that's painted to look like a beluga whale, made its first flight yesterday (July 19th), taking off from France's Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and then returning. The jet is the first of a small number that Airbus will use to fly large aircraft components between its manufacturing facilities in Europe, and is set to enter regular service next year. It gets its beluga look and name from the front "forehead" part that's a large space above the cockpit, and which hinges open
INSTAGRAM WILL NOW LET YOUR FRIENDS SEE WHEN YOU'RE USING IT: Instagram announced yesterday (July 19th) that it's introducing a new feature that will let your followers see when you're using it. When someone you follow or have previously messaged with is using Instagram, you'll see a small green bubble next to their name. Instagram says the goal is to make it easier for users to chat in the app. But if you prefer to keep your status private, you can turn off the feature by disabling "activity status" in main settings.
FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE DAY
STARBUCKS ANNOUNCES FIRST U.S. 'SIGNING STORE': Starbucks has announced the first U.S. "signing store" for deaf and hard of hearing customers. The store will begin welcoming customers in Washington, D.C., in October. The store will include "DeafSpace" design modifications and service practices that create the best possible experience for deaf and hard of hearing customers, including low-glare reflective surfaces and clear sight lines for open communication. If a customer doesn't speak sign language, they'll have access to directions for making and receiving an order
JEEP DRIVER SPOTTED WITH WASHING MACHINE ON HIS HOOD - (07/20/2018)
Usually people put things on the roof of their vehicle, but not a driver in Abilene, Texas. Earlier this month a Jeep Liberty was spotted with a washer as wide as the windshield sitting on a blanket on the hood and held in place by two straps. The Abilene Police Officer’s Association posted a photo of the vehicle parked at a gas station on Facebook with the caption “job security for us...” The driver managed to get off without a ticket.
STUDY: A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR CAN BOOST MEMORY, MOOD AND MAKE THE BRAIN WORK HARDER - (07/20/2018)
Sugar makes people happy, it's a scientific fact. University of Warwick researchers found when they gave study participants ages 65 and up a drink containing a small amount of sugar they experienced improved memory, mood, and concentration when completing a memory task compared to those who drank a similar drink made with artificial sweetener. Participants ages 18 to 27 tried harder after drinking the sugar, though their mood and memory did not improve. The scientists say this finding is important because keeping the brain engaged with difficult tasks into old age is a way to stave off cognitive decline. Study co-author Dr. Friederike Schlaghecken adds, "Our results bring us a step closer to understanding what motivates older adults to exert effort and finding ways of increasing their willingness to try hard even if a task seems impossible to perform." The take-home message: a spoonful of sugar motivates older people to do harder mental tasks, which is ultimately good for them.
TARGET HAS A SECRET APP THAT GIVES CUSTOMERS GIFT CARDS AND COUPONS IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR FEEDBACK - (07/20/2018)
Add this to your list of goals-- getting invited to be a user of Target's Studio Connect app. The app has been in operation since 2016, but only a select group of 600 Target customers are on it, and they're surveyed to see what products they'd like to see stocked in the future. In exchange for their responses and opinions they're rewarded with points that can be redeemed for gift cards and coupons. You can go ahead and download it, but logging in requires using an email address that was pre-approved by the company. To increase your chance of being chosen to use it, post product reviews on Target's website, and participate in store surveys that are advertised on store receipts. It also seems like new members can also be referred by other users of the app, so it's worth seeing if you know anybody on it as well.
Time for 'Celebrity Settlements.' How much did your favorite celebrity have to settle for?
A. $35 million
B. $45 million
C. $55 million
A. $60 million
B. $70 million
C. $80 million
A. $100 million
B. $125 million
C. $150 million
Saturday is 'National Junk Food Day '.
Time for 'Celebrity Junk Foodies.' What 'Junk Food' does your favorite celebrity enjoy the most?
A. Chicken tenders
B. French fries
C. Deep fried Oreos
A. Cracker Jack
B. Chocolate covered pretzels
C. Flamin' Hot Cheetos
A. Wendy's Frosty
B. McDonald's McFlurry
C. Burger King Chocolate Shake
A. Fried chicken
B. Chocolate brownies
C. Apple turnovers
A. Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins
B. Taco Bell Nacho Fries
C. McDonald's Hash Browns
Today's Mindbender: "23% of men have forgotten to do this before a date. What is it?"
Extra Clue: date will notice
Extra Clue: appearance
Final Clue: straggler OR neck up
Answer: trim their nose hair