Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 
Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

Random Blogging For Wednesday April 2nd

Good Morning!  Happy Hump Day!  Just a few more days til our CMN Minithon.. Looking forward to telling the stories of some amazing kids, and hoping to raise as much money as we can for such a great and important organization like CMN.  I hope you will join us.  Here’s what you missed on today’s show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

 

Q.   On Average, it'll cost you $304 to do this at a Major League Baseball game. What?

A.   Propose!

 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

 

It's an egg case Florida investigators are trying to crack. Someone has swiped a semi-truck with a load of 180,000 eggs. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reports the big-rig was parked behind a 7-Eleven Sunday morning. When the driver returned that night the truck was gone. Investigators tell the News-Press there are no security cameras at the scene. For now, the case of the missing eggs won't be over easy.

http://www.kinyradio.com/apkicker.htm

 

 

Lottery Winners 3x Over

 

Some people have all the luck -- and Calvin and Zatera Spencer are two of them. The Virginia couple has quite a winning streak in the state lottery. They claimed their latest prize last week, a $1 million jackpot in a scratch-off game. The run of good luck began with another million dollar win in the March 12 Powerball drawing. The Spencers had the first five numbers, but missed on the Powerball. The couple struck again on March 26 when Calvin Spencer won $50,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game. He bought 10 tickets, all with the winning numbers 6-6-6-6. And Calvin Spencer says they're not finished yet.

http://www.kinyradio.com/apkicker.htm

 

 

Streets Could Be Illuminated By Glowing Trees

 

innovator Daan Roosegaarde is proposing to make trees bio-luminescent so they, rather than street lamps, can light sidewalks and streets.

Roosegaarde was inspired for the idea by jellyfish. He proposes if scientists could take the luminescent qualities of jellyfish and fireflies and genetically engineer it with foliage, streets could be lit with a much more aesthetic and environmentally friendly lighting system.

There is a Kickstarter campaign that has raised over half a million dollars to see the idea be put on paper but there may be a disappointment in the works for enthusiasts. The glow from the trees would be 1,000 times less intense than that of a street lamp. Streetlamps release about 10,000 lumens whereas these trees would only exude about 10.

They may not be practical, but they would be pretty.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/01/Streets-could-be-illuminated-by-glow-in-the-dark-trees/2201396385623/#ixzz2xj8GFggy

 

 

 

Georgia Soldier Moves Daughters Messy Bedroom To The Driveway

 

A Georgia soldier was tired of doing battle with his daughter about her messy bedroom so he carried out a sneak attack on Monday and moved all of her possessions into the family driveway while she was at school.

The Fort Stewart soldier left a sign on her stuff that read, "Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time."

The man, who did not want to be identified, was hoping to teach Haley a lesson.

He told WSAV that she was upset with the unexpected move and called his tactic "extreme."

In order to improve things in Haley’s room, the father has hired a painter to come in and put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. The father hopes that the new paint job will inspire Haley to keep her quarters cleaner from now on.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/01/Georgia-solider-moves-daughters-messy-bedroom-to-driveway-on-Monday/7551396373965/#ixzz2xj92OvYp

 

 

Kit Kats On A Pizza? 

 

Whatever happened to sausage and pepperoni?

When Nestle Japan recently released bakeable Kit Kats, the company likely thought the cookable chocolate bars would end up in ovens -- not on top of pizzas.

A number of Japanese restaurant and café chains will begin offering a limited-time menu that includes pizzas topped with the “Bake ‘N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor.”

According to Rocket News, a press release from Nestle Japan said “baked Kit Kat menus will be offered at the pizza chains Napoli no Kama and Strawberry Cones as well as the cafe chains Wired Cafe and Moriva Coffee.”

Napoli’s Kit Kat and Mango Dolce Pizza is billed as a “sweet pizza for adults” and it costs $16. For $13, customers can dine on a Baked Kit Kat and Mango Dessert Pizza at Strawberry Cones.

The pizzas from both chains went on sale March 28 and will be sold until August 31.

Wired Cafe and Moriva Coffee do have menu items that include baked Kit Kats, but it does not appear they are offering pizzas…yet.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/01/Bakeable-Kit-Kats-are-the-latest-pizza-topping-craze-in-Japan/7871396357616/#ixzz2xj9nG2qK

 

 

 

Student Gets Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

 

student Kwasi Enin did the near impossible and was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

Enin is a first-generation American from William Floyd High School in New York. His parents emigrated from Ghana. He was accepted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia.

Enin scored a 2,250 on his SATs, putting him in the 99th percentile. He says he has not made a decision and is waiting to review financial aid packages, but is leaning towards Yale.

"They seem to embody all the kinds of things I want in a college," he said. "The family. The wonderful education. The amazing diverse students. Financial aid as well."

Enin says that he would like to be a physician, possibly a cardiologist or neurologist.

As if getting accepted to the elite eight of education wasn't impressive enough, Enin was also accepted to Duke, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/01/Student-gets-accepted-to-all-8-Ivy-Leagues/8161396359063/#ixzz2xjAerupl

 

 

 

Birthdays:

 

Singer Leon Russell is 72. J

azz guitarist Larry Coryell is 71.

Actress Linda Hunt is 69.

Singer Emmylou Harris is 67.

Actress Pamela Reed is 65.

Drummer Dave Robinson of The Cars is 61.

Country singer Buddy Jewell is 53.

Actor Christopher Meloni is 53.

Country singer Billy Dean is 52.

Actor Clark Gregg is 52.

Guitarist Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) is 47.

Guitarist Tony Fredianelli of Third Eye Blind is 45.

Actor Adam Rodriguez is 39.

Actor Michael Fassbender is 37.

Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 is 35.

Actress Bethany Joy Galeotti is 33.

Singer Lee Dewyze is 28.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/12/08/celebrity-birthdays/1618167/

 

 

Video Of The Day:

 Check out how excited this guy gets about his experiment..  It's in italian, but you don't need to understand it to find it funny!

 

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