Monday, August 13, 2018

225th day of the year.

There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is International Left-Handers Day, National Filet Mignon Day, National Prosecco Day and Victory Day

Trending ...

  • A 19,000-square-foot "McDonald's of the Future" has opened in Chicago. No Playland, a separate McCafe area within the restaurant, with touch-screens and lots of indoor plants.
  • NOAA is forecasting a less-active hurricane season this year.
  • In 2 weeks…pumpkin season starts!!!!
  • A group of kittens is called a kindle. (Yes)
  • The sun isn't round. It's flat on the top and bottom. (Yes! Who knew?)


- Showbiz411 claims Aretha Franklin is allegedly gravely ill

- IGN News claims Fox is developing a sequel to The Simpsons Movie and a live-action / animation Family Guy film.

- The U.S. Pizza Museum opened in Chicago on Friday. It features menus, pizza boxes, pizza toys and pizza artwork.

- Brobible claims Prada is selling $1,200 bowling shirts that feature flames mixed in with other designs. Jeff Goldblum has been seen wearing the shirts

- Bustle magazine claims Sour Patch Kids Candy Corn has hit store shelves ahead of Halloween.

  • Turkey's economy is in trouble. Their currency becoming worth less and less.



  • The NFL National Anthem controversy picks up where it left off last season. At various pre-season games last Thursday, some players knelt, others held up a fist and then there were those who stayed in the tunnel until the anthem was over.


Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.

1. The Meg — $44.5 million (Cinema Scoop ... earned $96.8 million internationally cost $150 million to produce.)

2. Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $20 million

3. Christopher Robin — $12.4 million





Justin Timberlake has a book coming out this fall. “Guys, I have some news! I’ve been working on this for a while now and I am happy to finally give you a first look at my first book, #Hindsight. I’m looking forward to sharing these pictures and stories with you. It’s coming out October 30th!



Boy Swallows Whistle, Squeaks When He Coughs ... this four year-old boy from India squeaks when he coughs because he swallowed a toy whistle. Doctors inserted a tube down the boy's throat and removed the whistle from his lungs.


Horizon Air Employee Steals Plane; Talks To Air Traffic Control ... 29 year-old Richard Russell recently stole a 76-passenger Horizon Air plane from the Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle. He crashed into an island in Puget Sound. Russell told air traffic controllers he 'was just a broken guy.' The air controller tells Russell to land the plane. He thinks he'll get roughed up by the authorities. His fuel is burning faster than he thought. Russell doesn't want to hurt anyone and wants to know if Alaska Air will give him a job Russell wants to do a barrel roll with the plane. Russell does a barrel roll and says one of his engines may have gone out.


2018 Teen Choice Awards


Choice Drama Movie Actor - Zac Efron The Greatest Showman
Choice Drama TV Show - Riverdale
Choice Breakout Artist - Khalid
Choice Summer Movie Actress - Bryce Dallas Howard Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Choice Country Song - Meant To Be Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line



Showbiz 411 claims famed singer Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill" and surrounded by her family in Detroit, Michigan. In this audio tribute, we take a look back at Aretha's career


Longhorn Steakhouse Giving Away Left-Handed Knives Today: The St Pete Patch claims a Longhorn Steakhouse restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida is celebrating International left-Handers Day today by giving away steak knives for left-handed people. Restaurants in Des Plaines, Illinois and Millville, New Jersey will also have left handed knives



Woman's Cheeto Wins Her $27,000: The Telegram claims Leverna Parsons, of Glovertown, Newfoundland, won $27,000 for having a Cheeto shaped like a running man. The Cheetos Museum recently held a contest to find the most unique-shaped Cheeto. Parsons won the $25,000 grand prize and a $2,000 weekly entry prize. Her Cheeto beat out others shaped like a brain and a flamingo



Caddyshack Golf Bag Has Kegerator: Mandatory magazine claims Michelob Ultra Beer has created a one-of-a-kind Caddyshack-like golf bag. The Ultra Caddy Bag comes with Bluetooth Bose speakers, a built-in tablet, LED lighting and a mini kegerator with a tap handle and pint glasses. Michelob showed off their Ultra Caddy Bag at the PGA Championship this past weekend. Only one has been made



Libido-Boosting Beer: The Irish Post claims the Cerne Abbas Brewery has created a new beer to boost your libido. Watercress Warrior Beer has vitamins A, B, C and E along with watercress seeds and spring water. The beer has an alcohol by volume of 4.5%.

The company says; "Watercress is a fabulous health food packed full of vitamins and nutrients that help boost fertility. The ale itself is delicious, it's very fruity with a peppery kick."


Shoes Made From Chewing Gum: Weird Universe claims Gumshoe shoes is selling sneakers made out of recycled chewing gum. The gum is taken from the streets of Amsterdam before going through a rigorous process which allows it to be turned into shoe soles. The shoes cost $228 a piece



Kelly Clarkson his filmed a pilot for her new talk show. Her stage looks like the inside of a barn with string lights and wooden beams. She has a live band and gold records on the walls. Kelly started the pilot by covering a Cardi B song and plans to start every show by covering one of her favorite songs. She interviewed Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Groban and Terry Crews.


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Columbus, Ohio Man Showers In Street: claims a man from Columbus, Ohio recently showered naked in the street. The man was taking a shower in his bathroom when construction crews outside of his home hit a water line. The man emerged from his home and cursed crew members before removing his towel and finishing his shower under the water line's gushing geyser.


Man Showers In Car Wash: Newshub claims a man from New Zealand was recently videotaped walking naked into a do-it-yourself car wash. A woman was driving by when she stopped and videotaped the man walking through several large rotating brushes. The man accepted his friend's dare to take a shower in the car wash.


Man Calls Police After Being Chased By Squirrel: Sky News claims a man from Karlsruhe, Germany recently called the police because he was being chased by a baby squirrel. Officers quickly arrived at the man's home where they took the squirrel into custody. It fell asleep in their arms and has become the police department's new mascot. Officers named the squirrel Karl before taking it to an animal rescue cente





TMZ claims thieves broke into John Mayer's Beverly Hills home on Friday morning. They entered through a bedroom window before ransacking the home and taking $200,000 worth of John's valuables. No one was home at the time of the burglary. Time for 'Celebrity Theft.' What was stolen from your favorite celebrity's house, and how much was it worth?

Paris Hilton:

A. $2 million in jewelry
B. $5 million in art
C. $1 million in furs

Lindsay Lohan:

A. $40,000 in cash
B. $130,000 in clothes and jewelry
C. $1 million in exotic cars

Orlando Bloom:

A. $500,000 in watches
B. $600,000 in sports memorabilia
C. $800,000 in rare coins


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  • What's the longest vacation you ever took?
  • Where's the best weekend getaway spot?


Will It Go Round in Circles?
A US cargo ship loaded with soybean was cheered on as it sped from Seattle to Dalian, China, in hopes of arriving before a 25% tariff went into effect on July 6. But, not only did it not make the deadline, the Peak Pegasus spent a month sailing in circles while still carrying its 70,000 tons of soybeans in hopes the tariff would be reversed and it could hold off unloading its cargo until then. Maybe it wasn't such a dumb move. Unloading in China would, under the new tariffs, cost it an additional $6 million or so. The beans belong to the Amsterdam-based company Louis Dreyfus, which is thought to be paying the ship's owner, JP Morgan Asset Management, $12,500 per additional day it's chartered. So a little over a month in, its tab has gone up $400,000, meaning it could theoretically continue this way for months and still come out on top.




MOTHER RAISES MONEY FOR DAUGHTER'S LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT: A heartbroken mother raised $300,000 to save the life of her daughter. Leanne Shaw's two-year-old daughter Ava was diagnosed in April with neuroblastoma, a very aggressive form of childhood cancer. The Melbourne mother, who was 33 weeks pregnant at the time, was shattered when doctors told her Ava would need to undergo extensive chemotherapy. The family flew to New York to receive treatment following the launch of a GoFundMe page, which helped Shaw raise the money to pay for it



People don't usually look great in their mugshots, but a Texas woman is the latest exception. Marshala Perkins, age 19, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested for marijuana possession on February 6th, but she's going viral now because he mugshot was posted to the "Mugshot Baes" Twitter account recently. In her photo she's socking pink eyeshawdow with a hint of glitter and fake eyelashes. One user re-tweeted Perkin's mug shot and added "We need a tutorial! Free her!" which received over 280,000 likes at the time of this writing. Perkins tells the Telegram she was initially embarrassed that her mugshot was posted by police online, but says, "Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line. It's crazy. My mind is blown. Now it's turns into something so positive so I'm just going to embrace is and see where it takes me."


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Imagine the smelliest thing you can think of landing in your backyard pool. That really happened to a man in Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania on Thursday morning (August 8th) when he was awakened by a thunderous sound and discovered a sewage truck upside down in his backyard pool. The truck had been trying to navigate around a road closure when the accident happened. Hazmat crews were called in to clean up the mess before a wrecker pulled the truck out. No one was injured in the stinky incident.






Pets generally make people happy, and a new Portuguese study finds adopting a furry friend can relieve depression symptoms in 12 weeks among those who do not respond to treatment. Researchers looked at 33 people with depression who had not previously responded to medication or therapy. None of the participants owned pets before the study, and 18 adopted one dog during the study, seven adopted two dogs, and one adopted a cat. The results suggest adopting a pet significantly improves symptoms of depression after just weight weeks, and after 12 weeks those with pets felt less affected in their day-to-day lives by their condition. Control participants who did not adopt pets saw no improvement in their depression symptoms. Dog in particular are thought to ease depression by forcing people to be physically active and encouraging them into new social situations.



In the age of social media, are you even really engaged if you don't post a photo of your hand wearing the ring somewhere? In that vein, a new trend sees engagement cookies that are designed to match those hand photos. The trend is driven by Instagram, and typically shows the bride-to-be's ringed hand holding a matching cookie. They're so popular that bakeries in major cities are designing these cookies specifically to match their customer's specifications. Some even use the cookies as wedding favors.


Robot-Made, Truck-Cooked Pizza Business Could Get $750 Million Investment

A Silicon Valley pizza company called Zume that has robots make its pizza and cooks it in the delivery trucks could be getting an investment of between $500 million and $750 million from Softbank Vision Fund to expand far beyond the three trucks it has operating in Mountain View, California. Zume has patented custom delivery trucks that allow the pizzas to be cooked inside the vehicle while it's on the way to customers. Zume is able to get around regulations that ban food trucks from preparing food while the vehicles are in motion by using robots and remotely-controlled ovens to make its pizzas. Zume isn't the only pizza company thinking this way, as both Pizza Hut and Domino's have been exploring options for automated pizza delivery.


Today's Mindbender: "24% of employers say this is the number one reason they didn't hire someone. What is it?"

Extra Clue: nothing to do with a criminal record

Extra Clue: never get a second chance to make a first impression

Final Clue: tick, tock

Answer: being late for the interview