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Random Blogging For Thursday October 24th

Good Morning!  I can see the weekend, it's almost here..  Can't wait.. Make today and tomorrow go fast please!  Here's what you missed on today's show!

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q: 20% of people say they call THIS person at least once a week. 

A: Themselves...to find their phone! 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A child pulled the trigger on a police assault rifle at an elementary school in Chino, Calif., firing a bullet and injuring three kids.

A police spokesperson says the AR-15 was on a rack attached to a motorcycle on display during a drug prevention assembly Wednesday.

A child managed to fire the rifle, and the bullet hit a protective metal plate and shattered, making metal debris that hit the children.

Fire officials say two students were treated at hospitals and one was treated at school for cuts and scrapes.

All rifles have now been removed from department motorcycles and the incident is under investigation.

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CEO's Are Making Bank

According to GMI Ratings' 2013 CEO Pay Survey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the highest-paid corporate executive in the country in 2012, bringing home a whopping $2.3 billion in salary, bonuses and stock awards.

For the first time ever, the top two CEOs in the survey reported compensation in excess of $1 billion, and all of the executives in the top 10 earned at least $100 million.

The large CEO paydays were mainly fueled by stock options. Zuckerberg had a $503,205 base salary, but brought in $2.276 billion in profits after exercising 60 million stock options.

Here are the top 10 U.S. CEOs in terms of compensation:

1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook -- $2,278,668,214
2. Richard Kinder, Kinder Morgan Inc. -- $1,116,685,089
3. Mel Karmazin, Sirius XM Radio -- $255,355,676
4. Greg Maffei, Liberty Media Corp. -- $254,890,638
5. Tim Cook, Apple -- $143,828,867
6. Edward Stack, Dick's Sporting Goods -- $142,052,496
7. Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive -- $136,450,484 (in addition to his compensation for serving as CEO of Liberty Media)
8. Howard Schultz, Starbucks -- $117,562,601
9. Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com -- $109,544,875
10. Frank Coyne, Verisk Analytics -- $100,432,117

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Doing This Simple Thing Every Day Burns As Many Calories As 10 Marathons

If you want to burn calories equivalent to running 10 marathons a year, then stand up!

A study found that standing instead of sitting for an extra three hours a day can add up to burning serious calories over the course of a year: try 30,000! That's about 50 extra calories per hour or what amounts to 8 pounds of fat.

In the study, volunteers stood for at least three hours during weekdays and wore accelerometers, heart rate monitors, and glucose monitors. Researchers took measurements on standing days and compared them with the days when volunteers sat instead.

Not only did the volunteers heart rates stay higher on the days they stood, but their blood glucose levels went back to normal more quickly after eating. When they stood, their heart rates were about 10 extra beats per minute, which translates into a bigger calorie burn.

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Birthdays:

~~Actor, Kevin Kline is 66 (A Fish Called Wanda; Wild Wild West; Dave; many more. Married to Phoebe Cates, the hottie from Fast Times At Ridgemont High)
~~Actress Shenae Grimes (90210) is 24 (Scream 4)
~~Actor, F. Murray Abraham is 74 (Amadeus; Scarface; many more)
~~Reality 'star'/socialite, Tila Tequila is 32
~~Actress Casey Wilson (Bride Wars; Happy Endings; Killers) is 33
~~Model, Caprice Bourret (The Surreal Life) is 42
~~Actor, B. D. Wong is 53 (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Oz; Jurassic Park)
~~NFL legend, Y.A. Tittle is 87
~~Baseball star, Rafael Furcal is 36

MUSICALLY:

~~Rapper/actor Drake (real name Aubrey Graham) is 27 (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
~~ Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 77
~~Drummer Ben Gillies (of Silverchair) is 34
~~Singer Monica is 33
~~Singer/actress Adrienne Bailon of 3LW (The Cheetah Girls) is 30
~~Rapper/hip-hop mogul, Ray Benzino is 49
~~Producer, Theodore "Ted" Templeman is 69 (Van Halen, many more)
~~Drummer, Alan Jackman (The Outfield) is 55
~~Country singer, Mark Gray is 61 (of Exile, and solo)
~~Musician, Dale Griffin (Mott The Hoople) is 65
~~Musician, Robby van Leeuwen (of Shocking Blue) is 67

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Finally!  A Push-Up Bra For Men

The Funkybod Muscle Top is a form-fitting shirt with built-in pads to enhance the wearer's biceps, triceps and pectoral muscles.

BONUS:  The shirt's bra-like inserts worked wonders for men with "man boob" problems:

    There is a marked improvement in the look if the wearer has the typical visual manboob issues when wearing a shirt. This was not the intended market for the Funkybod muscle top ... After initial trials we found that some of the smaller men had manboob issues which were covered well with the Funkybod muscle top. This led us to experiment with larger men and look into the manboob issue further.

The shirt is available online for £29.99, or $48.43 at current exchange rate. 

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12 Things That Have Taken Residence in your Car

1. A Collection of Coins That are Mostly Pennies

2. Straw Wrappers

3. Collection of Outdated Mixed CDs

4. Dog Hair

5. Starbucks Cup From Fall 2012

6. Receipts You Pretend Don't Exist

7. Sand From the Beach Trip You Took Three Months Ago

8. That Ketchup Packet That's Gonna be a Huge Problem Soon

9. Shoes You Forgot You Owned

10. 50 Broken Phone Chargers

11. Two or Seven Mostly Full Water Bottles

12. The Fast Food Bag You Should Have Done a Better Job Hiding

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Video Of The Day:

A California photographer (Royce Hutain) designed an LED Halloween costume for his daughter that creates an animated stick figure effect.

In the video, his daughter walks down a dark hallway giggling. It's only as she gets closer to the camera that it becomes clear that it's child wearing a suit of lights, rather than a strange, animated stick figure.

In a Reddit post discussing the video, dad said he plans to put together a how-to-video for people who want to make their own LED suits and says it should only cost about $50 make one.

 



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