Happy Thursday! I can see the weekend, it's not that far off! YAY.. Tonight be sure to join me at Minerva's as we get you signed up for the Susan G Komen Race For The Cure. I'll be hanging out from 4-6 PM. Make sure to stop by and say hi! Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. More women watch this major sporting event than men do. What event?
A. The Kentucky Derby
Bonehead Of The Day:
Here we have anther contender for worst father of the year! David Mooneyham had a few too many drinks and knew he wasn't good to drive, so he asked his son to bring them home. The problem? His son is 13-years-old. Even worse? Mooneyham got hammered at his son's baseball game, then asked the tween to drive. It was his first time behind the wheel.
Police originally spotted the car because the driving was so bad they assumed they had a DUI on their hands. They were right, sort of. “He thought he had a drunk driver,” Police Chief Douglas G. Johnson told the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch." “When the officer asked the driver for his license, he said, ‘I don’t have one.’ Instead the passenger handed over his license and registration.”
Mooneyham refused to take a breathalyzer test, but he did register a BAC of 0.139 percent during a breath sample, nearly double the legal limit. He's been charged with misdemeanor child endangerment and permitting an underage person to drive. “His closing comment was: ‘I guess this makes me a bad father,’” Johnson said. No one will argue with you on that one, sir.
This Guy Really Really loves the movie Speed.. REALLY!
Do you like the movie "Speed"? Well I bet Ryan Beitz likes it more. The Seattle man is on a mission to own every VHS copy of the movie and now has plans to renovate his 15 person van to look like the bus in the movie. Why? Well like most ridiculous ideas, it started as a joke. "...When I was at the pawn shop they had six copies of 'Speed,' and I thought it would be really funny to get everybody in my family the same gift, even me," he said in an interview with Vice.
"I wanted to watch them open them one at a time and go, 'Oh, 'Speed.' Don't we already have this?' Somebody else would go, 'Oh, 'Speed.' Really funny, Ryan.' Then by the time you went around, everybody would have gotten the same gift from me. Then I could tell them that I love them all equally, you know? Just some bulls***." Eventually though, he realized it was "really fascinating to have that many, like, same copies of a thing. What really cemented it was when I went to another pawn shop, and they had, like, 30 copies. I said, 'I’ll take them all.' They sold them to me for 11 cents a copy."
He's adding on another layer to this plan of "Speed" domination, or his "World Speed Project." Beitz has created a Kickstarter campaign to not only get some more "Speed" copies, but to also fix up his 15 person van and recreate the bus in the movie. So far, he's raised over a thousand dollars for the project. Don't worry, he seems to either have a sense of humor about the whole project...or is completely insane. Check out his Kickstarter video below.
The Scary Truth About Your Tooth Brush
Okay, you may not want to hear about this one. But it turns out that your trusty toothbrush is actually full of yucky stuff - things you'd rather not know about. In fact, a University of Manchester study says your trusty manual morning device can contain over 10 million bacteria including E. coli and Staphylococcus, or staph –a bacteria can cause a wide variety of diseases in humans and animals. And E. coli is no joke, either: It can cause serious problems, such as urinary tract infections, or even the potentially fatal condition known as sepsis.
And get this: your own supposedly normal bathroom environment can make things icky. For example, your toothbrush can be contaminated by the water splashed when washing your hands, or by bacteria from an open-flushed toilet. Experts say things that fall from toilet spray remain airborne long enough to settle on surfaces throughout the bathroom. Having fun yet?
Here’s how you can cut the “ick” factor:
- Replace that toothbrush every three to four months, or when the bristles become a bit tattered.
- Make sure you rinse your brush thoroughly after each use and occasionally soak it in mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide.
- Close that toilet lid. Your dental health, as well as your 'yuck' factor, will thank you.
- Drop the airtight toothbrush container: Experts say you should put your toothbrush in the medicine cabinet, which will expose it to air, but at the same time ward off external bacteria. And when toothbrushes are stored together, make sure the heads don’t touch. Please. Please do that.
Finally! Something To Make You Look Interested.
Tired of being called out for not paying enough attention in meetings? Now there's a solution, or at least one that's coming up the pike.
It's called AgencyGlass, and the goggles can be worn to help people get through the more tedious parts of their day. How does it work? When you’re bored, the goggles sense this and display a pair of ‘excited eyes’ on twin screens. They even change direction when you move your head and blink when you nod.
But this caution: It's not that they look all that believable. The goggles are a bit clunky, in fact. But its inventor, Hirotaka Osawa, tells “New Scientist” magazine that he'll keep working on improving things.
Man Fakes Kidnapping But Mom Won't Pay The Ransom
A man accused of staging his own kidnapping failed to quickly make cash when his mother wasn't willing to pay his ransom.
25 year old Zachery Logsdon of Knoxville, Tennessee allegedly sent his mother text messages on April 18 claiming his drug dealer was going to kill him if he didn't pay $200, Wave3.com reports.
Logsdon's mother repeatedly asked if he was telling the truth because, she told police, he had tried this scam before in order to get drug money, according to WBIR.com.
This time around, she called 911. With her help, investigators set up a meeting to drop off the money. When Logsdon came to get the cash, he saw investigators and ran, according to the Tennessean newspaper.
After a short chase, Logsdon was taken into custody and charged with filing a false report and resisting arrest, Local8Now.com reports.
He is being held at the Knox County Jail in lieu of $3,500, or $3,300 more than the amount he allegedly asked for his fake ransom.
- Eric Balfour (“Six Feet Under,” “Skyline,” “Haven”) – 37
- Eric Bogosian (“Talk Radio,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent) – 61
- Melinda Clarke (“The O.C.,” “Days Of Our Lives”) – 45
- Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Amistad”) – 50
- Derek Luke (“Antwone Fisher,” “Notorious”) – 40
- Shirley MacLaine (“Sweet Charity,” “Steel Magnolias”) (FAST FACTS: She won an Academy Award, after being nominated five times, for her work in “Terms of Endearment”) – 80
- Michael O'Keefe (“Caddyshack,” "Roseanne," “Atlas Shrugged”) – 59
- Jack Quaid (Marvel in “The Hunger Games”) (FAST FACT: He’s the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan) – 22
- The late Jill Ireland (“The Great Escape,” “Death Wish I,” “The Dirty Dozen”) (1936 – 1990) …she would have been 78
- Kelly Clarkson – 32
- Creedence Clearwater Revival (Creedence Clearwater Revisited)’s Doug Clifford – 69
- All-American Rejects Tyson Ritter – 30
- The Oak Ridge Boys’ Richard Sterban – 71
- Three Days Grace Barry Stock – 40
- Barbra Streisand – 72
- Duck Commander founder (and “Duck Dynasty” star) Phil Robertson – 68
- Comedian Cedric the Entertainer – 50
- Designer Jean Paul Galtier – 62
- Model Katherine Webb (FAST FACT: Recently engaged to University of Alabama alum AJ McCarron) – 25
- The late artist Willem De Kooning (FAST FACT: His painting, "Woman III," sold for a staggering $137 million in 2006) (1904 – 1997)
Video Of The Day: