Good Morning! Happy Friday! Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. Americans buy just over 1,400 of these every minute of every day.
A. McDonalds Hamburgers
Bonehead Of The Day:
Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth a cool million dollars. The men, Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, claim their website didn't update the winning numbers quickly enough. They tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match, but now they think they were looking at the previous drawing's numbers. The men have the receipt that prove they had a winner, so maybe they can turn this stupid around.
Russia Makes It's Own Rules..
Russia is not known as being a particularly friendly or liberal place, but the new laws the country is trying to pass are a bit absurd. One, smoking for women under 40 will be banned. Two, ads for pregnancy test and condoms will be banned from mainstream media. Three, the use of foreign words will result in a steep fine. Luckily, even people in Russia, and some politicians, think these proposed bans are just as dumb as we do.
Bears Like Cupcakes Too
Talk about an unwanted party guest. A young, apparently hungry, bear fell through a skylight and landed in the middle of a kid’s birthday party in Juneau, Alaska. All of the partygoers ran out of the room, but they did not have time to save the cupcakes, which the bear devoured.
Despite the homeowners’ shock, wildlife management coordinator Ryan Scott said incidents like this are not unusual in Alaska. Scott claimed that it is common for bears to find their way into homes like this, which was located near trees.
According to Reuters, the bear left the home on its own but was then killed by police officers because “it posed a threat to human life.” Thankfully no others were harmed in the incident… well, except for the cupcakes.
Carjackers Fail In The Clutch
SEATTLE (AP) — An attempted carjacking in Seattle failed when three carjackers found they were in a vehicle with a manual transmission and none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.
Nancy Fredrickson told KIRO (http://bit.ly/1mwlK2E) she was getting something out of her trunk Saturday when she turned around to see a gun in her face. Three teens demanded her keys and jumped in her Kia.
They tried but failed to get it to move and then ran away.
The 70-year-old was in tears when she called 911, but later laughed at the inept carjackers. She never imagined a stick shift would prevent a carjacking, but she's happy she and her car were unharmed.
- Drake Bell (“The Amanda Show,” “Drake & Josh”) – 28
- Sam Claflin (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Snow White & the Huntsman”) – 28
- Julia Duffy ("Newhart") – 62
- Tobey Maguire (“Spiderman,” “The Great Gatsby”) – 39
- Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”) – 27
- The late Bob Keeshan (“Captain Kangaroo”) (1927-2004) …he would have been 87.
- The Beach Boys’ Bruce Johnston – 72
- Squeeze’s Gilson Lavis – 63
- Lorrie Morgan – 55
- Sixpence None the Richer’s Leigh Nash – 38
- Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins – 53
- Television producer JJ Abrams (“Alias,” “Lost”) – 48
- Toronto Raptors point guard Landry Fields – 26
- Reality star Khloe Kardashian – 30
- Zillionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot – 84
- Fashion designer Vera Wang – 65
- The late Helen Keller (1880-1968) (FAST FACTS: Though she was deaf and blind, Keller became a women’s suffragist, political activist and author. She became good friends with author Mark Twain, who helped her to become the first deaf and blind person to receive a Bachelor’s degree.)
- The late educator Wilson C. Riles (The first black state official elected to statewide office in California) (FAST FACTS: His upset win in November 1970 over controversial incumbent Max Rafferty was described as "one of the most stunning upsets in California's political history. He was also the first black-American in the nation to be elected state superintendent of schools.) (1917 – 1999)…he would have been 97
Video of The Day:
Will Ferrell stopped by U.S. Soccer's fan headquarters in Recife, Brazil Wednesday night, joining U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and everyone's favorite puntastic president, “Teddy Goalsevelt.” In a rousing, inspirational address, Ferrell promised to "live up to the spirit of this American team," and said he would do whatever it took to win, even if it meant following in the footsteps of Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez: "I will bite every German player if I have to!" It may not have taken them to a win, but Ferrell still rules.