Happy Tuesday!  Here's what you missed on today's show.


The Morning Brain Buster:

Q: If you want your kids to love reading, you should encourage them to do this?  What?

A: Read to the dog



Bonehead Of The Day:

After a string of bad luck with her new house, a woman in Cleveland, Ohio refused to let a toilet clog get the best of her. In the end, it ended up causing her plenty of grief when her hand got stuck inside the john. She ended up calling for help and emergency services had to come to her house, remove the toilet from her bathroom, bring it outside and break it in order to free her hand. The best part? Someone at the house filmed the situation and the unnamed woman managed to keep laughing. Check out the video to the right.Source: Mashable

Today's News-- 'Clear Coffee' Promises Not to Stain Teeth, Raises Questions

A beverage company is offering a solution for coffee lovers afraid of staining their teeth -- "the first colorless coffee drink in the world."Slovakian brothers Adam and David Nagy did away with the color of coffee -- as well as extraneous vowels -- for CLR CFF, which lists only water, coffee and caffeine as ingredients.The brothers have declined to reveal how they stripped the color away from CLF CFF, which is now available in Britain and Slovenia."We are heavy coffee drinkers. Like many other people we struggled with the teeth stains caused by it. There was nothing on the market that would suit our needs so we decided to create our own recipe," David Nagy told The Evening Standard. "Because of the hectic lifestyle we lead we wanted to make a refreshing ready-to-drink coffee which provides the boost but is low in calories."The brothers said their beverage is made using freshly roasted Arabica beans."The production method is based on physical processing and doesn't include any chemicals," Nagy said.Link: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/04/17/Clear-Coffee-promises-not-to-stain-teeth-



Chains Take The Sting Out Of Tax Day With Freebies And Discounts

Uncle Sam is getting your money today, but some retail chains are making sure you “get” in return too.Many national chains have Tax Day deals and freebies today. Office Depot will shred up to five pounds of documents for free and Staples will shred two pounds with coupons that can be printed from the companies' websites. Boston Market has a ten dollar and 40 cent, or 10-40, Tax Day Special on a half-chicken meal, while McDonald's, Schlotzky's, Sonic Drive-In, Hot Dog on a Stick, and Firehouse Subs are among the places offering discounts on food.For something stronger, Chili's and World of Beer have deals on margaritas and brews. And it isn't necessarily a Tax Day deal but if you just want to get away, this is National Park Week and admission is free at all national parks and national monuments this coming weekend.For more deals, head HERE.Source: Forbes



Utah Teen Raises Money To Buy 400 Wheelchairs For Needy

For the past eight years, 14-year-old Zack Francom has been selling lemonade and cookies to raise money to buy wheelchairs for kids in need. And his sales at “Zack’s Shack” have been good - he’s raised about $85,000 and has bought close to 400 wheelchairs for kids around the world.But now, the teen is ready to pass the torch. Zack’s six-year-old little sister, Helen, has started her own lemonade stand, called “Helen’s Hut.” She’s going to take over the tradition of selling treats and drinks in front of the family home in Provo, Utah and raise money for more wheelchairs.“It was a good experience,” Zack says. “But I know that I’m leaving it in good hands.”Source: KSL



Today Is Tax Day

This year, April 18th is Tax Day! Yes, it’s actually April 15th as a rule, but due to Tax day falling on a Saturday, which also happens to be holiday in Washington D.C. (Emancipation Day), the rest of us got the benefit of a reprieve until today (because the Feds take off the next business day when the holiday falls on the weekend). Now hopefully you know this already – if not, get on those forms, quick!Whether you like it or not, you’ve gotta do your “civic duty” and send in your taxes so the state and federal governments can spend it! If you want more information about taxes, we’d suggest that you check out the tax code! Except you probably can’t, because its over 70,000 pages. And once you’re done – you can “celebrate” Tax Day, by understanding the fact that it won’t happen for another 364 days.




Birthdays:

Actors:

Moises Arias (“Hannah Montana,” “Enders Game,” “The Middle,” “Kings of Summer”) – 23

Maria Bello (“ER,” “Permanent Midnight,” “Payback,” “Coyote Ugly,” “The Cooler,” “A History of Violence,” “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Jane Austen Book Club,” “Prisoners,” “Goliath”) – 50

America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “End of Watch,” “Superstore”) (FAST FACT: “Time” magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.) – 33

Melissa Joan Hart (“Clarissa Explains It All,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Melissa & Joey”) (FAST FACT: She is the eldest of eight children) – 41

Jane Leeves (“Frasier,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Music of the Heart,” “Hot In Cleveland”) (FAST FACT: In the early 80’s, she was a regular on “The Benny Hill Show” as one of "Hill's Angels”) – 56

Eric McCormack (Will & Grace,” “Trust Me,” “The Andromeda Strain,” “Alien Trespass,” “ Perception”) – 54

Hayley Mills (“The Parent Trap,” “Whistle Down The Wind”) (FAST FACT: She received a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in the 1959 film “Tiger Bay,” and a Juvenile Award at the 1961 Oscars for “Pollyanna”) – 71

Rick Moranis (“Ghostbusters,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Spaceballs,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “My Blue Heaven”) – 64

Eric Roberts (“Star 80,” “Runaway Train,” “Less than Perfect,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Saved by the Light,” “Suits”) (FAST FACTS: Yes, he’s the brother of Julia Roberts and he’s dad to “American Horror Story’s” Emma Roberts) – 61

Melody Thomas Scott (“Young & the Restless”) (FAST FACT: She’s portrayed Nikki Newman on “Y & R” since 1979) – 61

David Tennant (“Doctor Who” – he’s the tenth one, “Broadchurch,” “Casanova,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) – 46

James Woods (“Any Given Sunday,” “Cop,” “The Onion Field,” “Videodrome,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Salvador,” “My Name Is Bill W. “) – 70

The late Barbara Hale (“Perry Mason’s” Della Street, “The Window”) (1922 – 2017)…she would have been 95 

Musicians:

Sophia Grace Brownlee – 14

The Tractors' Walt Richmond – 70

Fredro Starr (born Fred Scruggs) – 46

The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes – 24

The Wilkinsons’ Amanda Wilkinson – 36

Plus:

Celebrity kid Suri Cruise (daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise – according to reports, daddy hasn’t seen her for more than three years.) – 11

Funnyman and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham – 55

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian (FAST FACT: She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and Spanish minor) – 38

Talk show host Conan O’Brien (FAST FACT: He was once a staff writer on the hit Fox TV animated series, “The Simpsons”) – 54

Director Eli Roth (“Hostel,” “Cabin Fever,” “Knock Knock”) – 45

TV personality Rachel Smith (“OnTheRedCarpet,” “Good Morning America”) – 32

Director Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” “The World's End,” “Spaced”) – 43



Video Of The Day:

This new dad is exhausted...and passed out. And he's apparently dreaming of comforting his little one.