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Random Blogging For Wednesday October 9th

Good Morning!  Happy Hump Day!  This week seems to be going fast, hope it is for you too..  Here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q.   According to a new survey, 3 out of 4 women think men need to take better care of this. What?

A.   Their Feet!

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A man in Florida was hit by a train after he jumped from the train he was on, to grab the cell phone he'd left behind.

The 32-year-old man pulled the emergency cord, pushed out the emergency exit window, and jumped while the train was still moving.

He was hit by another train after he jumped and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police think the man may have left his cell phone on a bench and pulled the cord just as the train was pulling out. No word on whether charges will be filed

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Feel Good Story:  Billionaire Couple Donates $10 Million To Keep initiative For Poor Families Running Despite Government Shutdown.

A billionaire couple has donated $10 million of their own money to pay for care for some of the poorest children during the government shutdown.

Laura and John Arnold used their own money to reopen seven Head Start programs in six states. The donation means 7,000 kids will continue to receive care during the shutdown 

Arnold made his fortune as a hedge fund manager and is worth $2.8 billion.

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For What It's Worth.. Voters Prefer Hemorrhoids Over Congress

Voters have a higher opinion of witches, hemorrhoids and jury duty than Congress

A poll found that voters have a higher opinion of hemorrhoids than Congress, by 53% to 31% while more than seven in 10 voters say they view jury duty more favorably than Congress.

And even toenail fungus rates three percentage points higher than Congress.

Overall, voters in the telephone poll gave Congress an 8% approval rating.

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Ohio Debuts Superman License Plates

Ohio debuted license plates with the Superman logo on them.

The plates were revealed outside of the Cleveland home where Superman was created over 75 years ago. Members of the creators family were there to help debut the plates.

The plates are now available for people to purchase.

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Four Legged Hero

Just days after a Minnesota woman brought home a pit bull, the pooch (TatorTot) sensed something was wrong with the woman's 4-year-old son

In the middle of the night, the 10-month-old dog kept whining and barking after jumping on her son and licking his face.

As it turns out, the toddler was barely breathing because his blood sugar was dangerously low, and he had to be hospitalized.

The boy's mother believes if it weren't for her new puppy, her son would have died.

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Birthdays:

~~TV personality Sharon Osbourne (Ozzy's wife; "The Osbournes") is 61. (The Talk; America's Got Talent)
~~Actor, Scott Bakula is 59 (Quantum Leap; Star Trek: Enterprise; many more)
~~Actor Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") is 34 (Zack and Miri Make a Porno; Chuck)
~~Actor, John O'Hurley is 59 (J.Peterman on "Seinfeld";  Family Feud; General Hospital; won "Dancing with the Stars" in 2005)
~~Actor Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") is 34
~~Director/producer Guillermo del Toro is 49 (Hellboy movies; Pan's Labyrinth; many more)
~~Actress, Sheila Kelley ("Gossip Girl"; "Lost") is 52
~~Actor, Michael Pare is 55 (The Greatest American Hero's Tony Villicana)
~~Actress Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (hot blonde in 'Fletch') is 53 ( Friday Night Lights)
~~Actor Robert Wuhl ("Arli$$") is 62.
~~Actor Fyvush Finkel ("Boston Public," "Picket Fences") is 91
~~Actor Tony Shalhoub ("Monk," "Wings") is 60
~~Actor Michael Pare ("Eddie and the Cruisers") is 55.
~~Actor Steve Burns ("Blues Clues") is 40
~~Actor Zachery Ty Bryan ("Home Improvement") is 32.
~~Actor Tyler James Williams ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 21.
~~Former tennis star Annika Sorenstam is 43


MUSICALLY:

~~Country singer Scotty McCreery ("American Idol") is 20
~~Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is 65
~~Singer Sean Lennon is 38
~~Singer, P. J. Harvey is 44
~~One-hit wonder, Ini Kamoze is 56 ("Here Comes the Hotstepper")
~~R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 69.
~~Accordion player James Fearnley (of The Pogues) is 59.
~~Singer-guitarist Kurt Neumann (of The BoDeans) is 52.
~~Country singer Gary Bennett (BR549) is 49

New Movie Strategy.. Buy A Ticket Get A Copy Of The Movie

The Canadians may be on to something at the movie theater. A $19.99 SuperTicket is being offered. Meaning, you pay twice the amount for a movie ticket, but you get a digital download of the movie to keep.

The idea has inspired the US movie industry because it means a single marketing campaign can cover both a theatrical and a home video release.

Don't be surprised if this becomes a trend. Apparently, Hollywood is ready to experiment.

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How Often Do You Check Your Phone.. The Average Person Does It 110 Times A Day

Take a guess - how many times do you think you check your phone in a day?


A recent study has found that the average person checks their cell phone over 100 times a day.

During peak phone use - which is at night - the average person is checking their phone up to every six seconds. Some people are unlocking their phones over 900 times a day.

During peak hours people are checking their phones about nine times throughout the hour - during lower times people are checking four times an hour.

Most common reasons for checking our phones are to read text messages and to check the time.

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New App Lets You Leave The Restaurants Without Waiting For Your Bill, And Even Splits The Total Between Friends

A new smartphone app allows you to pay at a restaurant without having to wait for the bill. 

The app named Cover was released in New York City last week. 

It allows users to simply check-in at one of the participating restaurants and when it's time for the check, it automatically pays the bill with your registered credit card.

And if you're out with a group of friends, Cover splits the check evenly between everyone. 

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The Top 20 Toys For The Holidays

For ages 0-2:

1. Big Hugs Elmo

2. Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset

3. Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

4. Twilight Turtle Tunes


For ages 3-5:

1. Despicable Me 2 Talking Minion Dave & Stuart

2. Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center

3. Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole

4. LeapPad Ultra

5. Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends

6. Wing Control Dusty Crophopper R/C Plane


For ages 6-8:

1. Battroborg

2. Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler

3. Disney Infinity

4. Flutterbye Fairies

5. Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'N Play Super Star Stage

6. Skylanders Swap Force


For ages 9 and up:

1. Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt

2. Draw Something Party Game

3. Kurio Touch 4s

4. Lego Chima Cragger's Command Ship

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Video Of The Day:

These guys are a comedy duo from Norway but they are now famous for their music... this will be a fun song for your show, and the conversations after you play it, will likely be even more fun.

The video has over 100 million views on YouTube:

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