Tuesday, April 24, 2018
114th day of the year.
There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day, National Teach Your Children to Save Day, New Kids on the Block Day and School Bus Drivers' Day
Tuesday's Birthday Cake
Kelly Clarkson (36)
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson (72)
- The NY Daily News claims Travis Reinking was arrested yesterday after cops found him hiding in a wooded area in suburban Nashville. He was wanted for killing four people at an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House over the weekend.
- The Wall Street Journal claims ''Avengers: Infinity War'' cost between $200 and $300 million to produce. The film is expected to earn between $190 million and $235 million when it opens this weekend
- Screen Rant claims over 1,000 showings of ''Avengers: Infinity War'' have already sold out through advanced ticket sales
A NEW PRINCE ALBUM OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS IS BEING RELEASED THIS FALL:
- Delish.com claims Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a new flavor that will only be available at Target stores. Glampfire Trail Mix contains chocolate ice cream, marshmallows swirls, crunchy pretzel swirls and fudge covered almonds.
MID-HEELS OUTSELLING STILETTOS FOR FIRST TIME EVER - (04/24/2018)
Women have long tortured themselves by wearing sky-high heels in the name of fashion, but it seems that's beginning to change. Retailer Net-a-Porter reports that 'midi' heels, which are under three inches in height, have overtaken the sales of high heels (four inches or higher in height) for the first time ever.
- AM New York claims an animated Fast and the Furious series is coming to Netflix. The show will follow a teenage Tony Toretto as tries to infiltrate a crime organization that is masquerading as a racing league. Tony is Dom Toretto's cousin
Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes will perform during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20th. Kelly Clarkson will hos
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST TO RELEASE PERFUME IN BODY-SHAPED BOTTLE: Kim Kardashian West’s new scent is going to be her most personal ever. Dubbed KKW Body, she plans to model the shape of the bottle on her famous figure. “The next fragrance I have coming out in May
The Cape Fear Serpentarium remains closed until further notice due to the estate proceedings of its former owner, Larry “Dean” Ripa, who was killed in an alleged domestic incident involving his wife on May 13, 2017
Ohio's Ashland University is offering scholarships to students who play the video game ''Fortnite Battle Royale.'' Ashland University is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports and treats gamers like athletes on scholarship.
The scholarships are worth $4,000 a year while room and board at Ashland costs around $30,000 a year
A Taranaki, New Zealand movie theater is banning theatergoers from wearing pajamas to movies.
They released a statement saying; "Like many other businesses and people in town we have noticed an increasing trend of people thinking pj's/onesies and dressing gowns are appropriate to wear in public. It is not the vibe or environment we want to encourage here at Hawera Cinemas.
Please no pajamas, onesies, dressing gowns or dirty gumboots - no matter how cute they are!''
AUDIO: Chris Rock On Jimmy Fallon ... Chris talks about Rihanna rejecting his advances at an event.
WHAT A MAN:
Waffle House Hero Raising Money For Victims' Families: Perez Hilton claims James Shaw Jr, the man who disarmed Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the victims' families. His goal was to raise $15,000. As of press time, James had raised over $46,000 in less than a day.
Tween Steals Parents' Credit Card; Goes On $8,000 Vacation: A 12 year-old boy from Sydney, Australia recently went on a Home Alone 2-like vacation to Bali. Hollywoodlife.com claims Drew stole his parents' credit card before booking a flight to Bali. He found an airline that allows 12 year-olds to fly unaccompanied. Drew then tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport before he took a train to the airport. Drew used a self-service terminal to check in before boarding his flight. He checked into the All Seasons Hotel by telling staffers his older sister would soon be joining him. Drew rented a mini bike and toured Bali. His parents busted him after they saw pictures of his vacation online. Drew's vacation cost $8,000
YOU DON’T HEAR THIS EVERYDAY!
Harley-Davidson Interns Get Free Motorcycles: Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles to their summer interns. The company is hiring eight interns to ride Harleys and then share their experiences on social media. The paid interns are going to be allowed to keep their motorcycles after their 12-week internship ends. Each intern will be given riding lessons before traveling across the country
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Have A Bird Announce Their NFL Draft Pick:CBS Sports claims a parrot, named Zsa Zsa, will help the Tampa Bay Bucs announce their fourth-round pick during the NFL Draft on Saturday. The bird will fly the pick to an announcer aboard the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium
Drunk Requests Shot Of Whiskey Before Breathalyzer Test: The Tap Into Nutley newspaper claims the Glen Rock, New Jersey police recently arrested a 30 year-old man for driving drunk. The driver struck a tree before being taken to the police station where he requested a shot of whiskey before his breathalyzer test. The man was so drunk that he was transported to a local hospital to detox
Does a Dead Man's Finger Have Rights?
Florida police have raised a few eyebrows after showing up at a funeral home and trying to use a dead man's finger to access his phone. Victoria Armstrong was at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater when two detectives showed up and held the hands of her deceased fiancé, Linus Phillip, to the fingerprint sensor on his phone. Armstrong said, "I just felt so disrespected and violated." The creepy unlocking attempt failed, but police - who shot and killed Phillip in a gas-station clash last month - say the phone's data could have helped in probing the man's death and resolving a drug inquiry that includes Phillip. The move also triggered debate about using a corpse to unlock a phone. "While the deceased person doesn't have a vested interest in the remains of their body, the family sure does, so it really doesn't pass the smell test," says a professor at Stetson University College of Law. But police say they got Phillip's phone within a 48- to 72-hour period when fingerprint access is allowed, and Florida law only states who is authorized to get rid of a dead person's remains - not who has access to them. So this will likely end up in the courts, where judges aren't always kind to the dead
AMAZON'S NEW SECRET PROJECT COULD BE ROBOTS THAT FOLLOW YOU AROUND - (04/24/2018)
Amazon is hoping to make having a robot in your home a regular thing. Time reports the company is working on a top-secret plan to build a domestic robot. The so-called "Vesta" project originated a few years ago, but this year Amazon began to ramp up hiring for positions on the project. An Amazon spokesperson said the company doesn't comment on "rumors and speculation." Also, it's unclear what tasks this kind of robot might perform. Those familiar with the project speculate it could be a sort of mobile Alexa, accompanying customers in parts of their home where they do not have Echo devices.
VERNE TROYER HAD THREE TIMES LEGAL LIMIT AT TIME OF DEATH? Verne Troyer had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was rushed to the hospital before his death, TMZ reports. Sources say he was suicidal when he dialed 911 in distress. At the hospital, his organs reportedly started failing and he was put on life support until the decision was made to end life support. He was 49 years old
TEEN STAGES CAR CRASH, FAKES HIS OWN DEATH TO ASK DATE TO PROM - (04/24/2018)
Kids these days go to great lengths to ask one another to prom, and these grand gestures are called "promposals." Now a 15-year-old has taken the promposal to a whole new level. Richard Fisher, age 18, went to an empty parking lot and laid on the ground with his mouth covered in blood, pretending his injuries were caused by getting hit by a car. His girlfriend, 15-year-old Kiah Keys understandably freaked out after being told Fisher had been involved in an accident. She arrived at the parking lot in Blue Springs, Missouri to find him lying on the ground, seemingly unresponsive. After a few minutes Fisher muttered, "I've been dying to ask you to prom." After recovering, Keys said yes
WHY MAKING MID-WEEK PLANS IS SO GOOD FOR YOU - (04/24/2018)
Next time a friend asks you to grab drinks after work on a Wednesday-- you really should go. Oakland University researchers surveyed 699 employees of the US Forest Service, asking them about the level of rude behavior they experienced at work, how often they had negative thoughts about work, and their sleeping habits. They discovered that experiencing rude or negative behavior at work was linked with more symptoms of insomnia. However, employees that were able to detach and do something relaxing to recover after work (such as yoga, going for a walk, etc.) were able to sleep better.
Today's Mindbender: "8.2% of online daters lie about this. What is it?''
First Clue: not their age
Extra Clue: may make themselves seem cooler
Final Clue: free time
Answer: their hobbies