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Random Blogging For Monday August 5th

Good Morning!  Oh boy it's Monday..  Hope yours is as good as a Monday can be :)..  Here's what you missed on the show today.

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q:  Car accidents rise 10% during the first week after this day...  What day is it? 

A:  Daylight Savings time

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A DUI attorney in New Mexico was accused of showing up drunk to work in a courtroom he wasn't even supposed to be in.

The lawyer was in a judge's courtroom for 45 minutes before she called in a probation officer to test his blood alcohol content. He measured .11; the level of intoxication in New Mexico is .08.

The 69-year-old man wasn't scheduled to work in that courtroom, but did have two appearances scheduled with other judges.

The judge found him in direct contempt for "disrupting the proceedings."

The lawyer is receiving treatment at a hospital. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.

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1 In 3 Americans Aged 18-31 Living At Home

A recent study has found that one in three Americans aged 18 to 31 are still living at home with their parents-- the highest it's been in the past 40 years.

Researchers are blaming the unemployment rates across the country and the grads most likely to still be living at home are men.

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Powerball Jackpot Jumps To 400 Million

Nobody won the Poweball jackpot over the weekend.... and it's now up to $400 million. 

The jackpot was $300 million on Saturday buy no one matched all five numbers and the Powerball.

The jackpot now jumps up to $400 million on Wednesday. 

The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 175,200,000.

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Why Playing The Lottery Is So Addictive

People are addicted to playing the lottery because our brains can't cope with how low the odds are of winning.

According to researchers, when our brains can't understand hard math problems like the huge odds of winning the lottery, our brains revert to making irrational and fast decisions.

They say this makes people more likely to play the lottery even though they likely won't win.

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Get Gored in The States!

Americans won't have to go to Spain to get run over by bulls.

The Great Bull Run is coming to America!

The first run will be held near Richmond, Virginia, on August 24, with about 5,000 people already signed up to sprint through a fenced-in course set up on a drag-racing strip.

A second event is scheduled for October in Atlanta, with more planned for Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania sometime in the future.

The organizers of the Great Bull Run say their event will be safer than the Pamplona festival, where runners are brutally gored every year, and even killed.

The course will have built-in "coves" that allow the participants to quickly get out of a bull's path, while the bulls used will be locally bred and less aggressive than Spanish fighting bulls.

The organizers say their bulls will not be killed or deliberately mistreated. Regardless, the Humane Society is not a fan of the idea.

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mmm.. The Ramen Burger?

The ramen burger consists of a 75-25% blend patty, a generous slathering of shoyu sauce, peppery arugula and a scattering of scallions.  

However, the real "wow" factor here is that the ramen burger's bun will consist of ramen noodles cooked and fried until they (allegedly) reach the perfect crustiness and consistency to hold a juicy patty. 

The ramen burger is made by Sun Noodle and will only be sold in Brooklyn right now.

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Birthdays:

~~Celeb kid, Maddox Jolie-Pitt (Brangelina's son) is 12
~~Actress Loni Anderson is 8. (WKRP in Cincinnati
~~Actor Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy) is 47. (Weekend at Bernie's)
~~Actress, Ja'net DuBois is 78 (Good Times; I'm Gonna Git You Sucka; The PJ's; sang theme for The Jeffersons)
~~Actress, Tawny Kitaen is 52 (Bachelor Party; Whitesnake music videos)
~~Actress, Maureen McCormick (Marsha, Marsha, Marsha on The Brady Bunch) is 57
~~Actor, Holly Palance is 63 (The Omen; Under Fire)
~~Actor, John Saxon is 78 (Enter the Dragon; From Dusk Till Dawn; A Nightmare on Elm Street
~~Basketball Hall-of-Famer Patrick Ewing is 51
~~College Football Hall of Famer/former NFL star Roman Gabriel is 73
~~Actor Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy") is 32


MUSICALLY:

~~Rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch (of The Beastie Boys) is 49
~~Guitarist Pat Smear (Foo Fighters) is 54
~~Singer, Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) is 32
~~Singer/bassist, Jennifer Finch (of L7) is 47
~~Singer, Pete Burns (Dead or Alive) is 54
~~Singer/rocker, Rick Derringer is 66
~~Guitarist, Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) is 58
~~Country Singer, Terri Clark is 45
~~Country Singer, Bobby Braddock is 73
~~Country fiddler Mark O'Connor is 52
~~Singer, Samantha Sang is 60
~~Cellist Eicca Toppinen (of Apocalyptica) is 38
~~Bassist Rick Huxley (of The Dave Clark Five) is 73

 

What You Went To See in Theaters

"2 Guns" was the biggest movie in the country over the weekend beating out "The Wolverine" and "The Smurfs 2."

The Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg action movie took in $27.4 million over the weekend to open in first place. 

Last weekend's number one, "The Wolverine", fell to second with $21.7 million.  The new Smurfs movie opened in third with $18.2 million. 


Top 10 Movies

1. 2 Guns, $27.4 million

2. The Wolverine, $21.7 million

3. The Smurfs 2, $18.2 million

4. The Conjuring, $13.7 million

5. Despicable Me 2, $10.4 million

6. Grown Ups 2, $8.1 million

7. Turbo, $6.4 million

8. Red 2, $5.7 million

9. The Heat, $4.7 million

10. Pacific Rim, $4.6 million

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Professor Says Kids No Longer Need To Learn Spelling & Grammar

According to a professor of educational technology (at Newcastle University in northeast England), kids don't need to waste time on spelling and grammar, thanks to state-of-the-art computers and mobile phones which can make the necessary corrections.

The professor says spelling and grammar are "a bit unnecessary because they are skills that were very essential maybe 100 years ago but they are not right now.

"Firstly, my phone corrects my spelling so I don't really need to think about it and, secondly, because I often skip grammar and write in a cryptic way."

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Clients Are Dropping $180 For Bird Poop Facials

NYC spa's are offering imported Asian nightingale excrement facials at $180 a pop.

They say the poop exfoliates the skin while keeping the face soft and smooth.

Spas are promoting them as Geisha facials.

An NYC dermatologist said the bird excrement is no more exfoliating than an apricot scrub or mask you would get at the store.


MORE IMPORTANTLY:

Does it smell like crap?

It's mixed with rice bran, and according to a recent customer, only smells like toasted rice.

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Online Dating Site Connects Lego Lovers

The internet dating site "Plenty of Fish" has introduced a 'Users Interested in Legos' tag to make it easier for fans of the building blocks to find each other. 

Currently, there are 2,070 Lego-lovers worldwide on the site. 

One Lego lover goes by the username of "CrazyLegoMan" and says, 'I'm really into LEGOS, but I realize that this isn't something that any woman is going to want to do with me. I'm just letting you know that it's my #1 hobby.'  

There is also a user forum called 'Legos: Turn-off or not?' where a 22-year-old man asked if he should hide his Lego habit or not.

 

** By the way, Plenty of Fish is free, and has more than 3.3 million users who browse the site every day.

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Video Of The Day:

Gotta love Jimmy Fallon, here's a video of him and Robin Thicke doing blurred lines.. It's great..Enjoy!


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