Good Morning! Happy Hump Day! Hope yours is humpalicious! Ha ha Here’s what you missed on today’s show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
In 1830, the average person over 15-years old drank 88 bottles of this a year. What?
Bonehead Of The Day:
The Bonehead Of The Day today comes from Livermore Falls, Maine, where bonehead Douglas Grier was pulled over by an officer who recognized him and knew his license was suspended. At this point he should have just kept quiet, but, of course, being an idiot, he just couldn’t do it. He told the officer that the marijuana in the car wasn’t his because he had “stolen the car.” And upon further investigation the officer discovered he wasn’t kidding. Oops. He’s now been charged with felony theft instead of a civil violation of a small amount of marijuana.
Now Parents Have A Dress Code Too?
Like parent, like child? One school board member in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida wants to hold parents to the same standard as the high schoolers...in the way they dress, at least.
Broward County School Board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood wants to install a dress code for parents who drop their kids off at school. “We have dads showing up in sagging pants,” Osgood said, according to the "Sun Sentinel." “It’s hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts if they see parents wearing them. Parents need to lead by example.”
She wants to turn the idea into a forum with parents this September. “We might make it into a fashion show,” Osgood told the paper. The issue is going to be brought up during the school's Parent Night. Hopefully no one is wearing curlers that night.
Contender For Worst Person Of The Year
Here's a contender for worst person of the year. 21-year-old Australian Kimberley Davis pled guilty to dangerous driving after mowing down a bicyclist while she was texting behind the wheel back in 2013.
In fact, she was originally charged with 47 offenses, covering each time she had used her phone while driving, "The Standard" reports. The cyclist had to get spinal surgery surgery and was originally told her could be left a paraplegic and need months of recovery.
What makes Davis more than just an idiot? She doesn't feel bad at all. “I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a police officer three days after the accident. “I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.” Records show, however, that the 21-year-old used her phone 44 times during her trip from the supermarket. At 7:18pm she received a text message and 51 seconds later made the call to triple-0 after hitting the rider. She received her punishment yesterday, a fine of $4,500 and losing her license for nine months.
That Morning Glass Of OJ Is Gonna Cost Ya
Orange juice prices have risen to a two-year high after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast the smallest orange harvest in three decades for the country's primary grower, Florida.
According to the "Wall Street Journal," the USDA predicted a drop from last year's 133-million 90-pound boxes to 125 back in October, however the final number was much worse: 110 million boxes. That's 12-percent less than the initial estimate, and 18-percent less than the last harvest.
What’s the problem? Unlike the historic freezing of 1990, growers are pointing the finger at a deadly bacteria that's been infecting trees in every single orange-growing county. Andrew Meadows, a spokesman for Florida Citrus Mutual tells the Associated Press that the infection is commonly known as citrus greening disease.
Estimates place the rate of orange-tree infection as high as 75-percent of the state's 69-million citrus trees. All but five-percent of the yield is used for juice, and that yield is often producing oranges that grow disfigured, green, and bitter.
Do You Have The Best Job?
Are you one of those folks that thinks you have the best job ever? If you’re a mathematician, you actually do. Why? Mathematicians hold the top spot of a new list of the year's best jobs, according to CareerCast website. As for why it’s such a great gig – consider the paycheck. In 2013, mathematicians brought home an average salary of $101-thousand.
Tenured university professor ranked second, followed by statistician and actuary. At the very bottom of the list was lumberjack, followed by newspaper reporter, enlisted military personnel, and taxi driver.
The list was compiled by evaluating 200 different jobs based on criteria such as environment; income at low, middle and high career positions; the outlook for salaries as well as employment growth; and of course, stress possibilities (deadlines, anyone?) Here’s a look at the top ten jobs and their median incomes:
1. Mathematician — $101,360
2. Tenured University Professor — $68,970
3. Statistician — $75,560
4. Actuary — $93,680
5. Audiologist — $69,720
6. Dental Hygienist — $70,210
7. Software Engineer — $93,350
8. Computer Systems Analyst — $79,680
9. Occupational Therapist — $75,400
10. Speech Pathologist — $69,870
- Ellen Barkin (“The Big Easy,” “Sea of Love,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”) – 60
- Peter Billingsley (“A Christmas Story,” “Paternity” – 43
- Jon Cryer (“Pretty in Pink,” “Two and A Half Men”) – 49
- Lukas Haas (“Testament,” “Witness,” “The Ryan White Story”) – 37
- Martin Lawrence (“Martin,” “Bad Boys,” “Big Momma's House”) – 49
- David Lyons (“East, Pray, Love,” “Revolution”) – 38
- Billy West (Voice actor who has notable roles as the voice of Stimpy from Ren & Stimpy, Roger Klotz on Doug, Elmer Fudd, Popeye, and Woody Woodpecker) – 62
- The late Sir Charlie Chaplin (FAST FACTS: Comedic silent film icon who gained world fame for portraying his character, The Tramp, and starred in “The Great Dictator” and “Modern Times.” His career lasted more than 75 years) (1889 – 1977)
- The late Barry Nelson (He played James Bond in the 1954 film, “Casino Royale”) (1917 – 2007)…he would have been 97
- The late Peter Ustinov (“The Sundowners,” “Agatha Christie Mysteries”) (1921 – 2004)…he would have been 93
- Akon – 41
- Chance – 21
- Bobby Vinton – 79
- The late Gerry Rafferty (1947 – 2011)…he would have been 67
- The late Dusty Springfield (1939 – 1999)…she would have been 75
- The late Selena Quintanilla (1971 – 1995)…she would have been 43
- Legendary New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick – 62
- Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (FAST FACTS: He is a 6-time NBA Champion, 6-time NBA MVP and 19-time All-Star) – 67
- Pope Benedict XVI (the 16th) (FAST FACTS: Born Joseph Ratzinger, he became the 265th pope on April 19, 2005. His papacy ended on February 28th 2013 – he was the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign. He is now known as Pope Emeritus)
- Model Alex Wek – 37
- The late composer Henry Mancini (FAST FACTS: He wrote many legendary film and TV scores, including "MoonRiver" and the theme of "The Pink Panther" film series. Winning 20 Grammy Awards and nominated for 72 throughout his lifetime, he wrote the scores for "The Thorn Birds," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Days of Wine and Roses," and the themes for "Peter Gunn," "Newhart," "Hotel," and "Remington Steel," just to name a few. He was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995. (1924 – 1994)…he would have been 90
- The late inventor/aviator Wilbur Wright (FAST FACT: Co-inventor and co-pilot of the first successful airplane, which he called a "flying machine." He and Orville's planes were later used in WWI and set the stage for modern aviation) (1867 – 1912)
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