Good Morning!  Hey it’s Thursday already.. How is your week going?  Can’t complain on this end.  Try to stay dry today.  Here’s what you missed on today’s show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q.   1 out of every 30 babies born in the US have this in common. What?

A.   They're twins!

 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

 

Bonehead of the day today goes to Kim Jong-Un.  Reason being, men in North Korea are now reportedly required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un.  The state-sanctioned guidelines were introduced in the capital Pyongyang. They are now being rolled out across the country - although some people have reservations about getting the look. A North Korean now living in China says the look is actually unpopular at home.

http://richthedj.blogspot.com/

 

 

Bonehead #2

 

A man named Christopher Reeves was arrested for possession of meth in Utah while wearing a Superman shirt. Reeves was pulled over by Davis county police for erratic driving, and was quickly arrested after they found 52 grams of homemade meth and other drug paraphernalia.

http://richthedj.blogspot.com/

 

 

Life Altering Invention.. The Cupcake ATM

 

The first 24-hour "Cupcake ATM" opened in New York City on Lexington Avenue in the Upper East Side. Sprinkles Cupcake bakery opened the vending machine adjacent to their store in the city and keep it stocked with fresh cupcakes all day. People select their flavor, swipe their credit card, and the cupcake is dispensed. Despite the name, it doesn't serve a dual purpose as an automatic teller machine. But people seem to be happy with just cupcakes.

http://richthedj.blogspot.com/

 

 

Bottled Fresh Air Goes On Sale In China

 

Cans of fresh air are up for sale in China as a multimillionaire looks to capitalize on the country's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory.

Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, is selling soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung, pristine regions of China such as Xinjiang in the northwest to Taiwan, the southeast coast. He says 10 million cans have sold in the last 10 days as pollution levels climb to record highs.

'I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don't just chase GDP growth, don't chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment', Chen said.

China's air quality is closely watched as it fluctuates dramatically from day to day but in recent weeks has registered far into the unhealthy zone.

Air pollution is measured in terms of PM2.5, or particulate matter 2.5 micrometers in diameter, which are absorbed by the lungs and can cause heart and lung disease. The World Health Organisation recommends a daily PM2.5 level of 20 and says that levels greater than 300 are serious health hazards.

Beijing's air quality frequently surges past a level of 500, and on January 12 soared to 755, the highest in memory.

'I go outside, walk for about 20 minutes, and my throat hurts and I feel dizzy', Chen told Reuters in an interview on a busy Beijing sidewalk.

He handed out green and orange cans of 'Fresh Air', with a caricature of himself on them saying, 'Chen Guangbiao is a good man'.

'Be a good person, have a good heart, do good things,' reads a message along the bottom of each can.

The 44-year-old entrepreneur, whose wealth is estimated at $740 million according to last year's Hurun Rich List of China's super-wealthy, is an ebullient and tireless self-promoter.

He is something of a celebrity in China, with more than 4 million followers on Sina Weibo, China's most popular Twitter-like microblogging platform.

He concedes that his canned-air effort is tongue in cheek, but says it's a way to awaken people to the importance of environmental protection. His campaign is attracting bemusement but also plaudits from the media and from people desperate to escape the smog.

'Beijing's air really needs to improve, so we need a good man like him to appear,' said a 21-year-old resident surnamed Hu. 'It reminds people to use less fuel and do what they can for Beijing's air'.

He concedes that his canned-air effort is tongue in cheek, but says it's a way to awaken people to the importance of environmental protection. His campaign is attracting bemusement but also plaudits from the media and from people desperate to escape the smog.

'Beijing's air really needs to improve, so we need a good man like him to appear,' said a 21-year-old resident surnamed Hu. 'It reminds people to use less fuel and do what they can for Beijing's air'.

The cans of air were free on Wednesday, but usually sell for 5 yuan (80 cents) with proceeds going to poor regions of China, and places of historic revolutionary importance.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2271690/Bottled-AIR-Chinese-multimillionaire-sells-EIGHT-MILLION-cans-fresh-air-TEN-DAYS-pollution-levels-climb-record-high.html

 

 

Birthdays:

 

Actor Julian Glover is 79.

Actor Michael York is 72.

Keyboardist Tony Banks of Genesis is 64.

Keyboardist-guitarist Andrew Farriss of INXS is 55.

Saxophonist Dave Koz is 51.

Director Quentin Tarantino is 51.

Bassist Johnny April of Staind is 49.

Actress Pauley Perrette is 45.

Singer Mariah Carey is 44.

Drummer Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler is 44.

Actress Elizabeth Mitchell is 44.

Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas is 39.

Actress Emily Ann Lloyd ("Something So Right") is 30.

Actress Brenda Song is 26.

Singer Kimbra is 24.

Actress Taylor Atelian is 19.

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

 

 

Video Of The Day

Check out the new trailer for Disney's Maleficent.. Looks great!