Good Morning! It's Hump Day!! YAY! Hope yours is humpalicious.. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. The very 1st one of these was 2 ½ pounds and 9 inches long. What?
A. A Cell Phone!
Bonehead Of The Day:
NEWPORT, Del., July 22 (UPI) --A Delaware man who didn't get the cheese when he attempted to rob a pizzeria has filed a federal lawsuit against the Newport restaurant for preventing his attempt to steal their dough.
In addition to Seasons Pizza, Nigel Sykes' lawsuit also names six pizzeria employees and the two Newport police officers who arrested him.
During the robbery attempt, pizza shop employees took a gun away from Sykes and wrestled him to the ground. He alleges that they treated him in a way that was "unnecessary" and is seeking about $260,000.
A bullet was discharged from the 23-year-old's gun during the robbery attempt, narrowly missing a Seasons employee.
"That is when the assault began," according to Sykes' suit. "All of the Season's Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza."
Sykes is currently serving a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty to five charges.
"It is a joke lawsuit," Newport Police Chief Michael Capriglione told the News Journal. "It is sad to see this kind of suit being looked at. The court shouldn't waste the taxpayers' money."
After Sykes pleaded guilty to counts of robbery, attempted robbery and three weapons charges, he entered a motion seeking to withdraw his plea because, "I'm not good at making good choices."
170 Foot Ketchup Bottle For Sale
Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.
A "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup," the landmark that once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, east of St. Louis. The asking price for the 65-year-old, 170-foot-tall landmark is $200,000, with the warehouse adjacent to it listed at $300,000.
The landmark replicates a bottle of Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup, which was produced in the buildings beneath the tower. The 100,000-gallon tower held water — never ketchup — and it hasn't been used since Brooks moved out in the early 1960s.
George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Beatles
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.
Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.
The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall.
After Harrison's 2001 death in Los Angeles, the pine was planted near Griffith Observatory. A small plaque at the base commemorates the guitarist and songwriter, who had a deep appreciation of gardening.
LaBonge says several trees at Griffith Park have been killed by the beetles.
Watch Where You're Going!
30-year-old Roger Wayne Beasley was pulled over for a traffic stop when he decided to take off. He apparently didn't plot out his route beforehand and ran right into a local police academy. He must have missed the marked cars that were parked outside but was probably real sure of his surroundings when he noticed a training session going on inside. He was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, resisting arrest, no driver's license, careless driving, improper lane change, resisting arrest and failure to comply.
- Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) – 44
- Bill Chott (“The Ringer,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?”) – 45
- Kathryn Hahn (“Crossing Jordan,” “Parks and Recreation”) – 41
- Woody Harrelson (“Cheers,” “The Hunger Games”) – 53
- Stephanie March (“Law and Order: SVU,” “The Invention of Lying”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been married to famed chef Bobby Flay since 2005.) – 40
- Edie McClurg (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Mrs. Beeker on “7th Heaven,” “Carrie”) – 63
- Tom Mison (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Parade’s End”) – 32
- Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter,” “xxxx”) (FAST FACTS: Thanks to the “Harry Potter” series, he’s got a net worth of $110-million) – 25
- Blair Redford (“The Lying Game,” “Passions”) – 31
- Marlon Wayans (“In Living Color,” “A Haunted House”) – 42
- Paul Wesley (“Vampire Diaries,” “Fallen”) – 32
- The late Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote,” “The Master”) (1967-2014) …he would have been 47.
- Jodeci’s Dalvin DeGrate – 43
- Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore – 53
- Live’s Chad Gracey – 43
- Sum41’s Steve Jocz – 34
- Simply Red’s Tim Kellett – 50
- Alison Krauss – 43
- Megadeth’s Nick Menza – 50
- Ron Pope – 31
- Roc Royal – 17
- Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel – 62
- Slash – 49
- BTO’s Blair Thornton – 64
- Color Me Badd’s Sam Watters – 44
- Michelle Williams (formerly of Destiny’s Child) – 34
Video Of The Day:
Agnes McKee threw out the first pitch before Sunday's game between the Mets and the Padres. And unlike 50 Cent in New York back in May, she got it over the plate!