Good Morning! Happy Tuesday! Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. Sales of this accessory are up over 60% over the last 5 years, what?
Bonehead Of The Day:
We don't have a lot of information on this, but regardless, it needs to be known that a man in the Grimsby, England put a firecracker in his butt. And for only about 15 bucks. Of course, there's video courtesy of LiveLeak. Skip to the one minute mark to see the explosion. Source: LiveLeak
A cow, much like a leopard, can't change its spots. One woman in Peru must have missed this memo. She reportedly stole a cow from the northern region of Cajamarca and in an attempt to disguise it, colored in different spots on the animal with hair dye. Turns out she is part of a gang that steals cattle from local farmers. Turns out there's a gang that steals cattle in Peru. Source: NewsVine
Til Death Do Him Part
23-year-old Tucker Blandford had a serious case of cold feet when it came to his wedding to Alex Lancaster, also 23. As far as Lancaster knew, she was set to get married in Connecticut, where the two met, so she started planning while Blandford went back to his native United Kingdon.
One day she got a call from a man who claimed to be the groom-to-be's dad saying that Blandford threw himself in front of a car and had died. Lancaster then called her supposedly dead's fiancé's mom...who said her son was alive and well, but she was under the impression the couple had broken up. Now, Blandford is speaking about his fake death wish.
"I’m a terrible, awful person. I know I shouldn’t have told her I was dead, but I didn’t know what else to do," he said, according to the DailyMail. "Alex is an amazing girl but I got scared and wanted to get out of the relationship. It was moving extremely fast and with us being in different countries, it was really hard." As you might imagine, Lancaster has no interest in having any contact with her would be husband. He's dead to her.
Thief Mad He Stole Items That Turned Out To Be Fake
Beggars, or criminals, can't be choosers. Theresa Roemer has a massive three floor closet that was broken into back on August 2nd. The robber, who was caught on security cameras, took somewhere near a million dollars in jewelry, bags, and other goods from the Houston, Texas socialite.
Now here's the real twist. According to the Houston Press, a person claiming to be the thief called a reported at their paper and said the goods they stole were fake. What's more is the criminal tried to sell the goods, as well as the fact that they were fake, back to Roemer for $500-thousand but she never paid up. 'It was kind of odd," reporter Craig Malisow said of the phone call with the burglar, who used a voice modulator. "It sounded like he felt like he was wronged - because when he went to go fence this stuff, he was allegedly told this was fake ... it kind of felt like he was the victim here."
The criminal also sent the paper an envelope with some of Roemer's goods, and police are working on tracking down the sender.
Source: Houston Press
What Is The Right Age To Leave Your Child Home Alone
Your kid has been begging you to stay home alone, and who are we kidding? You could use the break. But, before you hand over the house keys to your overzealous rugrat, you should probably find out the legal ins and outs.
"Some states have legal restrictions on how old a child must be before being left alone in your house, so parents should be sure to look into the regulations in their home state," says Megan Devine, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. You can also check your state's guidelines at ChildWelfare.gov.
While most states do not have an age restrictions for leaving a child home alone (only three states have laws regarding a minimum age: Illinois requires children to be 14 years old; in Maryland, the minimum age is 8, while in Oregon, children must be 10 before being left home alone), mental health peeps have different ideas. Most child psychologist say that kids are ready to take on such a responsibility when they’re 12. So, if your eight year old is pushing the envelope it’s probably because he wants to eat himself sick on pop tarts and gummy bears while bathing in a tub of Hershey’s syrup.
Frank Sileo, PhD, a licensed psychologist, warns, "Because children mature at different rates, you should not base your decision on age alone.” He recommends asking yourself these questions to see if your child is ready:
- Does my child know how and when to call 911 and know what to say?
- Can he state his phone number and address?
- Does your child follow basic safety rules, and can he tell you where he would go for help if he needed it?
"It's also a good idea to role-play with your child what to do in an emergency," says Sileo. “Once these safety measures are put in place, try a short trial run and extend the time from there.” And of course, establish ground rules, post important numbers, including your cell, phone numbers of family and trusted neighbors, as well as 911. And you might want to hide the trimmers...’cause God knows what’ll happen to the cat.
Source: The Stir
- Adam Arkin (“Chicago Hope,” “Life”) – 58
- Callum Blue (“The Tudors,” “Dead Like Me”) – 37
- Michelle Borth (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Tell Me You Love Me”) – 36
- Jim Carter (“Shakespeare in Love,” “House of 9”) – 66
- Erica Christensen (“Parenthood,” “The Perfect Score”) – 32
- Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”) – 49
- Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) – 62
- Peter Gallagher (“The O.C.,” Covert Affairs”) – 59
- Jill St. John (“Around the World in 80 Days,” “Come Blow Your Horn”) – 74
- Diana Muldaur 65,
- Gerald McRaney (“Deadwood,” “Major Dad”) – 67
- Matthew Perry (“Friends,” “17 Again”) – 45
- Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) – 49 (FAST FACTS: She’s married to Kevin Bacon.)
- John Stamos (“Full House,” “ER”) - 51
- Tammin Sursok (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Hannah Montana”) – 31
- Tracie Thoms (“Rent,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) – 39
- Technotronic’s MC Eric – 46
- Cream’s Ginger Baker – 75
- Rapper Joseph “Fat Joe” Antonio Cartagena – 44
- Queen’s John Deacon – 63
- Ian Gillan – 69
- Missy Higgins – 31
- Rapper Lil’ Romeo Miller – 25
- Christina Perri – 28
- Europe’s Joey Tempest – 51
- Clay Walker – 45
- Lee Ann Womack – 48
- Former President Bill Clinton – 68
- Author Veronica Roth (“Divergent,” “Insurgent”) – 26
- The late fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971) (FAST FACTS: She was an orphaned child who had little to do, so she taught herself to sew.)
- The late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991) …he would have been 93.
- The late aviation pioneer Orville Wright (1871-1948)(FAST FACTS: He and his brother Wilbur invented three-axis control and flew the first successful but brief “flying machine” in 1903.)
RIP Don Pardo
Don Pardo has died. The TV and radio announcer whose voice opened “Saturday Night Live” for all but one of its seasons has died. At this point, no cause of death has been given for the 96-year-old.
Pardo has been an announcer for NBC since 1944. Although he had a lifetime contract with the network, he went into semi-retirement in 2004, but maintained his “SNL” duties from his Arizona home. During his six decades with the network, he did TV, radio, and whatever else needed a voice talent, including wartime reporting during World War Two.
Don’s big break in mainstream TV came in 1956 when he was the first voice of “The Price is Right,” where he remained until the show moved to AB in 1963. Other game shows he announced included “Winning Streak,” and “Jeopardy!” Pardo also holds the distinction of being the first to announce to NBC’s viewers that President John F. Kennedy had been shot on November 22nd, 1963.
Still, Pardo will forever be remembered as the announced for “SNL.” He started with the premiere episode in 1975 and was there for every season except the 1981-82 season – the year Lorne Michaels left the show, and Mel Brandt/Bill Hanrahan fulfilled announcing duties. His voice would be the one you’d hear after the “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night” cold-open, and he’d roll through the names of the castmembers, the guest host, and the musical guest.
Mr. Pardo is survived by his daughters, Paula, Dona and Katherine, and his sons, David and Michael, as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife, Catherine, died in 1995.
Source: The New York Times
Video OF The Day:
Rob Ford may have some serious vices, but that doesn't mean he isn't a charitable guy. The disgraced Toronto mayor was challenged by retired Maple Leaf hockey player Tie Domi and Ford went all the way.
Standing in front of a "Ford for Mayor" sign, and standing behind a garbage pail full of ice water stickered with "Ford for Mayor" bumper stickers, Domi and Ford's brother Doug soaked the mayor. Ford then called out Jimmy Kimmel and two members of Canadian government and challenged them.
A spokesperson for the mayor said he will also donate $100 to the ALS society.