Good Morning! Happy Friday! Happy Valentines Day as well.. So any big plans this weekend? Hope whatever you do it involves family and friends and a great time. Here’s what you missed on today’s show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q: A new survey reveals THIS tv show is the most popular show for couples to watch together.
A: Big Bang Theory
Bonehead Of The Day:
A Florida man tried to rob a Radio Shack-- his place of emlpoyment-- and then showed up later in the day to work his shift.
He wore a ski mask in the store and threatened the employees with a stun gun.
He pepper sprayed one of the employees who ran off.
However, when he tried to use the stun gun, he misfired and shot himself in the hand. He ran out of the store and threw the ski mask in a dumpster.
He showed up to work six hours later and was arrested after he matched the description of the suspect. Cops also found the stun gun and pepper spray in his car.
He said he needed money to pay for car insurance and cell phone bill.
It’s Come To This.. Renting Out A Phone With Flappy Bird
The hugely popular app Flappy Bird was suddenly yanked from the Android and Apple marketplaces because too many people became addicted to playing it.
Now tech savvy people who managed to keep the app on their phones are coming up with a way to make money off the app - they're renting out their phones with the game on it.
For $1 a minute you can get your Flappy Bird fix while someone else rakes in the cash.
Tanning Beds Cause More Cancer Than Cigarettes
A new study has found that tanning beds are causing more cancer than cigarettes.
Every year there are more instances of skin cancer from tanning beds than there are of lung cancer from smoking cigarettes. That's crazy given that 90% of lung cancer instances are caused by smoking and only 20% of skin cancer instances are caused by tanning beds.
Indoor tanning is still fairly popular with 35% of adults admitting to taking part and 19% of adolescents.
The most-tan category is college-aged students, 55% of which go tanning. These numbers are higher than expected and they're continuing to rise over time.
\ ~~Actress, Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) is 80
~~Former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg is 72
~~Actor, Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) is 44 (Shaun of the Dead; Hot Fuzz; Paul; Star Trek 2009/2013 movies)
~~TV personality Pat O'Brien ("The Insider," ''Access Hollywood") is 66
~~Magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) is 66
~~Actress, Meg Tilly is 54 (The Big Chill, Body Snatchers)
~~Original MTV veejay, Alan Hunter is 57
~~Comedian, Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling is 66
~~Actress, Tiffany Thornton is 28 (Sonny with a Chance; So Random)
~~Actor Freddie Highmore ("August Rush," ''Finding Neverland") is 22. (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
~~Actor Valente Rodriguez ("George Lopez") is 50
~~Actor Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me") is 51. (Galaxy Quest)
~~Actor Ken Wahl ("Wiseguy") is 57
~~ TV personality Hugh Downs ("20/20") is 93.
~~Actor, Zach Galligan (the guy in 'Gremlins') is 50
~~Former NFL quarterback, Drew Bledsoe is 42
~~Former NFL quarterback, Jim Kelly is 54
~~Singer Rob Thomas (of Matchbox Twenty) is 42.
~~Singer Dwayne Wiggins (of Tony! Toni! Tone!) is 53
~~Bassist Kevin Baldes (of Lit) is 42
~~Bassist Ricky Wolking (of The Nixons) is 48
~~Rock Musician, Roger Fisher (one of the founding members of Heart) is 64
~~Musician, Maceo Parker (of Parliament-Funkadelic) is 71
~~Musician, Vic Briggs (of Eric Burdon and The Animals) is 69
~~Country Singer, Razzie Bailey is 75
In Theaters This Weekend:
Action remake of the 1987 original. Stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish. (PROJECTION: $28-$30 MIL.)
About Last Night (-R-)
A remake of the 1986 film starring Brat Pack members Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. Stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant. (PROJECTION: $18 MIL.)
Endless Love (PG-13)
A romantic drama based on the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. Stars Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood. (PROJECTION: $15-$17 MIL.)
Winter's Tale (PG-13)
Set in a mythic New York City, the story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. Stars Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, William Hurt. (PROJECTION: $15-$17 MIL.)
**"The Lego Movie" could earn as much as $45 million for the four-day weekend.***
Astrology Is A Real Science.. Almost ½ Of Americans Say Yes!
A record numbers of Americans believe astrology is a real science.
The survey found nearly half of all Americans said astrology is either very scientific or sort of scientific. That's a big jump from 2010 when nearly two thirds said it wasn't scientific at all.
Young people especially believed astrology was scientific with a majority of those ages 18 to 24 saying it was.
45 Million Smartwatches Expected To Ship By 2017
The future of wearable technology is officially here. Smartwatches and fitness wristbands are a growing craze and 17 million devices are expected to ship in 2014.
The smartwatch shipments are at 8 million this year and is expected to grow to 23 million in 2015 and 45 million by 2017. Fitness wristbands, that track people's steps, sleep, calories, food and more are growing just as much in popularity. The Fitbit, Fuelband and UP are all devices ruling the marketplace.
Valentines Bliss Outweighs Skipping The Day
An Associated Press-WE TV survey found only 17 percent of adults in committed relationships say they don't want a gift this Friday or are skipping the holiday.
Flowers and candy topped the list of preferred gifts. But there are those who want something pricey like a car, jewelry or a vacation, and others who'd be fine with a teddy bear.
About a third say they'd most like to have intangibles like time together, health or happiness.
Overall, the survey found that Cupid has an effect on most Americans. Two-thirds of couples feel their relationships are perfect or nearly perfect. Just 3 percent think their partnerships have serious problems.
68 percent of Americans are in committed relationships of some kind, and 11 percent aren't but would like to be. Seventeen percent say they aren't looking for a relationship.
About 6 in 10 say they're excited about today, while a third say they feel more dread about it.
How Do You Tell If You’re In Love.. You Don’t Expect A Gift For Valentine’s Day
If you are really in love, you don't expect a gift today on Valentine's Day.
Researchers found that a more selfless variety of love turns off areas of the brain that seek a reward such as a present.
They say these same parts of the brain are activated during the start of passion.
The Best Place To Find Love Is… Facebook. Poke Poke
According to a study… Facebook is the best place to look for love.
Researchers asked 1,500 18 to 30-year-olds in nine countries where they go online when looking for a relationship.
They found Facebook was the most popular with Twitter coming in second. Match.com was the most popular dating website.
Researchers believe people turn to Facebook and Twitter instead of dating sites because they are free.
Practice Makes Perfect.. The Make-Out Practice Pillow
Lessons in lip-locks: The Make-Out Practice Pillow
According to its designer, Emily King: "When I was in middle school, everyone joked about making out with pillows for practice. I'm assuming that I was not the only one for whom the jokes had some truth."
Emily was inspired to make the pillow with a mouth after coming across some CPR dummies in a dumpster near her house.
She is aware that the finished product, which sells for $30, is incredibly creepy. Still, she thinks it would make a great Valentine's Day gift:
She explains, ".... anyone under the age of 25 thought it was hilarious and awesome: middle-school to college-age seemed to be the sweet spot of people who really liked the idea…I thought it was pretty hilarious myself until I actually made the things...."
Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day Because Of Snow
The sheriff of Oconee County, Georgia has cancelled Valentine's Day.
Sheriff Scott Berry designated northern Georgia a "NO VALENTINES DAY ZONE" in a post on the department's Facebook page.
The post said that men are "exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores until February 18, 2014, due to ice, snow, freezing rain."
It's actually all in fun. But rescheduling V-Day until Tuesday would give the county enough time to get the roads back to normal and make Valentine's safer.
Video Of The Day:
I bring to you today the worst video i've ever heard.. Enjoy!