RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 5/19/17

The U.S. Constitution is the only constitution from the 1700s that’s still in use today.  Every other country has one that’s more recent.

Philadelphia is the only city that’s had four major sports teams in a championship game in the same year.  In 1980, the Phillies were in the World Series, Eagles in the Super Bowl, 76ers in the NBA Finals, and Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals…..But . . . only the Phillies won the title.

Greenland is icier than Iceland.

Things You Need To Know – Fri 5/18/17:

May 19th is the 139th day of the year. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 188 days remaining until Thanksgiving (Nov 23)

There are 143 days remaining until CANADIAN Thanksgiving (Oct 9)

Endangered Species Day, NASCAR Day, National Bike to Work Day, National Devil’s Food Cake Day and National Pizza Party Day

The Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball team in California is selling a chicken sandwich at their ballpark that uses a GIANT PICKLE as a bun. The pickle is cut in half, just like a big hoagie roll, and a bunch of Nashville hot chicken is dumped inside.  There’s no word on whether it’s any good.

Chuck-E-Cheese will celebrate their 40th birthday today by attempting to break a world record for the most people using party horn blowers at the same time. The chain is encouraging people to visit them at 8:40 ET tonight to help set the world record.

The ridiculous jeans trend just keeps moving.  In the past month we’ve seen companies selling see-through jeans and ones that are pre-stained in fake mud.  And now . . . this. A brand called Y/Project just started selling women’s jeans that have detachable legs . . . so you can quickly convert them to jean shorts.  Only the legs don’t QUITE line up, so even when you wear them as jeans there are little uncovered gaps around your thighs. And naturally, they cost $425.

At a Lowe’s home improvement store in Virginia the employees are experimenting with wearing a sci-fi exosuit that allows them to lift extra heavy objects without a sweat.

Chanel just started selling a BOOMERANG . . . that costs $1,325.  They’re getting blasted on social media for it:  Some people think they’re profiting by appropriating Australian Aboriginal culture, and others just think it’s too expensive.

Gas Buddy listed the top-rated gas station bathrooms in every state. And Kwik Trip was deemed best in Wisconsin & Minnesota!

WalletHub’s data team compared 80 of the most popular U.S. vacation spots across 38 key indicators of a wallet-friendly and Instagram-worthy summer vacation. Their data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to weather. Las Vegas was #1. Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington came in at 44. And Milwaukee came in at 56.

Lisa Ohrmundt,of Decatur, Georgia, recently received the shock of her life when she found a 6-foot beehive in her ceiling. A beekeeper removed 120,000 bees. Beekeepers used a heat sensing camera to track the insects. One beekeeper was stung 15 times while removing the bees. The hive contained 60 pounds of honey

Leonardo Dicaprio and Nina Agdal have broken up. A source tells the magazine that they dated for a year. “They broke up a couple of days ago. Nina and Leo have parted ways. It is amicable. They remain friends.

Ashley Graham recently did a Baywatch-inspired photoshoot for Swimsuit for All’s latest ad campaign. She straddled a jetski in a classic red swimsuit.

The Seattle Mariners honored fallen rocker Chris Cornell yesterday with a moment of silence before their home game

 

New Movies Opening Tonight

Alien: Covenant (Rated R) … STARRING: Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, James Franco .. the crew of the colony ship Covenant finds a new planet they think is a paradise. It turns out to be a dead planet inhabited by aliens

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 5/18/17

Pat Morita was 52 when he played Mr. Miyagi in “The Karate Kid”.  Ralph Macchio is now 55. (2017)

The day after Osama bin Laden’s death, Disney tried to trademark the name “SEAL Team 6” . . . but it was rejected.

There are still approximately 1.6 MILLION Americans who don’t have INDOOR PLUMBING . . . and use an outhouse or a hole in the ground.

Things You Need To Know – Wed 5/17/17:

May 18th is the 138th day of the year. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 47 days remaining until the 4th of July (a Tuesday this year)

There are 1,265 days until the next Presidential Election (Nov 3, 2020)

Today is Brown Bag It Thursday, Hummus Day, I Love Reese’s Day, National Cheese Soufflé Day, National No Dirty Dishes Day, National Notebook Day & National Visit Your Relatives Day

Starbucks just started testing ice cubes made out of COFFEE in 100 of their stores in St. Louis and Baltimore.  If you want them, they cost 80 cents extra. There’s no guarantee that they’re going to go nationwide, but they seem like free money for Starbucks

7-Eleven is running its “Bring Your Own Cup” Slurpee deal tomorrow and Saturday.  You can bring in ANY container and fill it up for $1.50. Now . . . they SAY the container has to have a diameter under 10 inches, but we’ve seen plenty of cases where people got away with filling up things that were much, much larger.

BEAUTY SLEEP is real, according to a new study.  People were rated as more attractive, healthier, and friendlier when they were well-rested than when they weren’t.

Emojis with different hair styles and colors could be coming next year.  That would include emojis with curly hair, white hair, red hair, and a bald head.

A deer recently wandered into a Wadina, Minnesota Walmart. The deer was wondering around the garden department when a man held it down and allowed employees to tie its legs. The employees carried the deer outside where they set it free. No one was injured.

At a Lowe’s home improvement store in Virginia the employees are experimenting with wearing a sci-fi exosuit that allows them to lift extra heavy objects without a sweat.

San Antonio Spurs fan Juan Vasquez has filed a lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors and their center ZaZa Pachulia. Vasquez is suing both parties because Zaza undercut Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard causing him to sprain his ankle. His complaint reads; “ZaZa devastated the quality of the Spurs’ chances of being competitive and having additional games in their home arena, both in the Western Conference Finals and also potentially in the NBA Finals and also negatively affected the value of the tickets purchased by plaintiff subsequent to their purchase.” Vasquez’s lawyer tells the paper; “All we are asking from the court is that this type of behavior, that can and does cause serious injury to our team and those that love it, not be allowed in San Antonio.”

Chanel just started selling a BOOMERANG . . . that costs $1,325.  They’re getting blasted on social media for it:  Some people think they’re profiting by appropriating Australian Aboriginal culture, and others just think it’s too expensive.

According to an annual survey, In-N-Out is NOT America’s favorite burger joint anymore.  Five Guys took the top spot this year.  The Cheesecake Factory is our favorite restaurant . . . Chick-fil-A is our favorite chicken joint . . . Starbucks is our favorite coffee shop . . . and Papa John’s is our favorite pizza place.

Conan O’Brien to a four-year contract extension. He will continue hosting his late night show and also create content for the network’s digital platforms

CBS is going to air their Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon on Thursday nights at 7:30 CT. The show will follow Big Bang Theory

Following his James Comey scandal, Betfair has upped the odds of Donald Trump being impeached from even to 5/6.

James Corden is going to host the Grammys on January 28, 2018 on CBS.

Dennis Quaid is going to play George W Bush in FX’s ”Katrina: American Crime Story”. Matthew Broderick is playing FEMA director Michael Brown

SUSPECT FLEES COURT THROUGH TOILET WINDOW – A man on trial in Indonesia for allegedly stealing large sums of cash from a cash machine was able to flee court by climbing out of a bathroom window. After climbing through the window, police suspect he made his getaway from the courthouse by hailing a taxi. They’re still looking for him.

MUSICAL OF KING KONG TO ROAR ON BROADWAY NEXT YEAR – A musical version of King Kong is coming to Broadway. Global Creatures, the company behind the hit arena show Walking With Dinosaurs, said their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. This King Kong is written by Jack Thorne, who received the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

New Movies Opening Tonight

Alien: Covenant (Rated R) … STARRING: Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, James Franco .. the crew of the colony ship Covenant finds a new planet they think is a paradise. It turns out to be a dead planet inhabited by aliens

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 5/17/17

A shape with 1,000 sides is called a chiliagon. (KILL-ee-uh-gahn)

When Pixar was editing “Toy Story 2”, someone managed to accidentally DELETE a huge chunk of the movie.  They miraculously found a backup though . . . an employee on maternity leave had saved it so she could work on it at home.

The average $1 bill has 3,000 different types of bacteria on it.

Things You Need To Know – Wed 5/17/17:

May 17th is the 137th day of the year. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 32 days remaining until Father’s Day

211 days until the next Star Wars movie (Dec 14 Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Today is National Cherry Cobbler Day, National Employee Health and Fitness Day, National Pack Rat Day & National Walnut Day

JIMMY KIMMEL TO RETURN AS OSCARS HOST – Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will return to helm the 2018 Academy Awards.

The Little Mermaid is going to be ABC’s next big live musical event. It will air on October 3rd.

At a Lowe’s home improvement store in Virginia the employees are experimenting with wearing a sci-fi exosuit that allows them to lift extra heavy objects without a sweat.

Chanel just started selling a BOOMERANG . . . that costs $1,325.  They’re getting blasted on social media for it:  Some people think they’re profiting by appropriating Australian Aboriginal culture, and others just think it’s too expensive.

A company just created ROMPERS for men.  If you don’t know what a romper is, it’s a one-piece combo of a shirt and shorts.  They look cute on babies and are a risky fashion choice for women.  For men?  Well . . . it’s really not a great look. But a Kickstarter for the man rompers just went live . . . and they’re calling them RompHIMS.  And at $95 for a Romphim, they’ve already raked in over $100,000.

According to an annual survey, In-N-Out is NOT America’s favorite burger joint anymore.  Five Guys took the top spot this year.  The Cheesecake Factory is our favorite restaurant . . . Chick-fil-A is our favorite chicken joint . . . Starbucks is our favorite coffee shop . . . and Papa John’s is our favorite pizza place.

The world’s first Nutella cafe is opening in Chicago. The Michigan Avenue restaurant will feature Nutella-inspired salads, soups, paninis and desserts. Crepes, gelato and espresso will also be served

Jetstar is going to begin charging a $30 fee for children under 2 years old. Parents will be charged the fee for every leg of their flight. An extra $10 will be tacked on for international travel.

Dave Chappelle was recently at a New York City benefit when he apologized for telling Americans to give Donald Trump a chance. He is quoted as saying; “I was the first guy on TV to say ‘Give Trump a chance.’ Sorry.”

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch have broken up. A source tells the paper; “Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends.”

Instagram has added more filters to their app that allow members to add graphics to their pictures just like Snapchat.

The teen retailer rue21 is filing for bankruptcy and closing 400 stores.

Bob Marley’s grandson Nico Marley has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. He played linebacker at Tulane.

Donald Trump’s Washington DC hotel is charging $18 for avocado toast

 

TV TONIGHT: I AM HEATH LEDGER – This documentary biography, built around hours of footage filmed by Heath Ledger himself, includes friends, family and co-stars talking about The Dark Knight star. Ledger carried a camera, either still or video, nearly all the time. (9p CT, Spike)

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Tues 5/16/17

The Canadian flag has only been around since 1965.  Before that, there wasn’t any official flag.

Graffiti is plural.  The singular form of the word is graffito.

The first Wrigley Field wasn’t in Chicago . . . a baseball park in Los Angeles called Wrigley Field opened in 1925.  The Cubs’ stadium was called Cubs Park at that point, but changed its name to Wrigley Field in 1926.  The L.A. one was torn down in 1969.

Things You Need To Know – Tues 5/16/17:

May 16th is the 136th day of the year. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 21 days remaining until the last day of school

111 days until Labor Day

Today is Love a Tree Day, National Mimosa Day, National Piercing Day, National Sea Monkey Day and National Wear Purple for Peace Day

Limited edition Mississippi Mud Pie Oreo cookies have hit store shelves. They feature a chocolate and whipped cream filling

McDonald’s restaurants in Japan have added curly fries to their menu. The ‘Twister Fries’ are also being sold in the Philippines

There are three new flavors of Pop-Tarts hitting stores later this month, and they’re filled with JOLLY RANCHERS.  The flavors are watermelon, cherry, and green apple.

Here are some of the strange ways people eat normal foods.  14% eat ribs with a knife and fork . . . 7% eat pizza crust first . . . and 1% eat cereal with milk and ice cubes.

An Amtrak train got stuck between New York and D.C. for a few hours on Sunday.  So someone ordered a pizza, and they actually delivered it to the train.

A new documentary claims the dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that killed them hit a few seconds later in a deeper part of the ocean.

Arthur Johnson recently turned 100 and won free beers for life from the Bowling Green Pub in Chorlton, England. Eight years ago, a bartender told Arthur if he made it to 100 he would get free beer for the rest of his life.

CHRIS DAUGHTRY TO RETURN TO AMERICAN IDOL AS A JUDGE – Chris Daughtry is going back to his old stomping grounds. Daughtry, who rose to fame after he was prematurely sent home on the fifth season of American Idol, is returning to the show as a judge for its reboot on ABC.

Pop-Tarts are the grab-and-go breakfast of our childhood — but they’ve now departed from breakfast entirely with three newly announced flavors. Hitting stores later this month are Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop-Tarts in three varieties: green apple, cherry, and watermelon.

THERE’S AN AMUSEMENT PARK FOR MICE – People are going crazy for a mouse-sized amusement park in Malmö, Sweden. It’s part of an art installation and the attention to detail is amazing, with a terrorizing roller coaster shaped like a cat, a small popcorn stand, a Ferris wheel, and a mini porta-potty.

WILL & GRACE TRAILER RELEASED – A five-and-a-half-minute trailer for the return of Will & Grace was released Monday.

Harley-Davidson is planning to sell an electric motorcycle. It will be able to travel 46 miles on a single charge.

CBS has cancelled Matthew Perry’s sitcom The Odd Couple. It aired for three seasons

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman, the man he portrays in an upcoming movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, are going to wave the green flag at this year’s Indianapolis 500.

Barack and Michelle Obama are currently staying in a 14th century village in Tuscany, Italy. Their accommodations cost $15,000 a night
A 55-year-old guy in South Carolina broke into his neighbor’s house last Saturday, and stole a pimento cheese sandwich, a shot of moonshine, and a pickle.

Scientists from Harvard and MIT just released the results of a study that found parents should NOT discourage their kids from picking their noses and possibly eating what they find . . . because it’s a, quote, “rich reservoir of good bacteria.” They say that when you eat your mucus, it prevents bacteria from sticking to your teeth.  And the good bacteria you’re digesting can help fight against everything from ulcers to HIV. If this didn’t all sound like an April Fools’ joke already, it gets even more surreal:  The scientists say they’re now going to start developing a TOOTHPASTE and GUM made out of a synthetic mucus to help you get the nose picking benefits. But you don’t have to wait for that.  You’ve got the real thing just sitting there in your nose, waiting for your loving touch.

NEW ON DVD – Released May 16.
• Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
• The Space Between Us
• xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
• The Mummy Ultimate Collection
• The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete Series

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Mon 5/15/17

“Sports Illustrated” found that their cover is a JINX 37% of the time.  So about two out of every five people or teams they put on their cover went on to lose or fail.

Nintendo named Mario after the landlord of their first warehouse, Mario Segale.  It was a way to get an extension on paying rent.

The state and capital with the fewest total letters is Boise, Idaho, at 10 total letters.

Things You Need To Know – Mon 5/15/17:

May 15th is the 135th day of the year. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 34 days remaining until Father’s Day

There are 171 days until National Men Make Dinner Day (11/2)

Today is Dinosaur Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Women’s Check-Up Day, Nylon Stockings Day, Peace Officers Memorial Day, Straw Hat Day and World Baking Day

Mountain Dew is releasing a new limited edition flavor called Mtn Dew-S-A. It’s a combination of Mountain Dew Code Red, Mountain Dew White Out and Mountain Dew Voltage.

A Sydney, Australia restaurant called Butter is selling Nutella French fries. The fries are smothered in Nutella and fresh roasted hazelnuts

Limited edition Cheesecake Cool Whip has hit store shelves

Heineken is launching a non-alcoholic beer. Heineken 0.0 will be sold throughout Europe, Russia and Israel. Heineken 0.0 has half the calories of a regular Heineken

A website just ranked the best frozen pizzas.  The top three are Red Baron . . . DiGiorno’s . . . and Hot Pockets.

According to a new study, we have the hardest time falling asleep on Sunday nights, followed by Monday nights.

Five people have been hospitalized in serious condition with BOTULISM in California . . . and it’s because they ate some contaminated nacho cheese at a gas station recently.  And that’s serious, since botulism can be fatal if it’s not treated

The Social Security Administration has posted their list of the Top 10 names for baby boys and baby girls. This is the fourth year in a row Noah has topped the boy’s list and third year in a row Emma has topped the girl’s list. Caitlyn, as in Caitlyn Jenner, is no longer a Top 10 name

Boys:

Noah
Liam
William
Mason
James
Benjamin
Jacob
Michael
Elijah
Ethan

Girls:

Emma
Olivia
Ava
Sophia
Isabella
Mia
Charlotte
Abigail
Emily
Harper

UNITED: COCKPIT DOOR ACCESS CODES ACCIDENTALLY MADE PUBLIC – One of the hardest jobs right now in the PR department for United Airlines. The latest incident: Access codes to the cockpit doors on United planes were made public.

HELICOPTER PILOT LANDS CHOPPER AT McDONALD’S – An Australian helicopter pilot with the munchies landed his chopper next to a McDonald’s to grab some food. On Saturday the pilot landed his his chopper on the lawn next to a McDonald’s, got out of the aircraft, entered the restaurant to get food, got back into the helicopter and flew away.

Jason Bateman has signed on for season 5 of Arrested Development. He tweeted; ”Look very probable I’m going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer. Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today.”

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish are expecting their first child together. They are having a baby boy

Jim Parsons and his partner Todd Spiewak recently married at the Rainbow Room in New York. The two have been dating for 15 years

Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens are going to co-host the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21st on ABC

NBC has renewed ”Law & Order SVU” for a 19th season

Helen Mirren recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern California

CBS has canceled 2 Broke Girls

A 55-year-old guy in South Carolina broke into his neighbor’s house last Saturday, and stole a pimento cheese sandwich, a shot of moonshine, and a pickle.

TV TONIGHT: DANCING WITH THE STARS – In the semifinals, a judge works with one of the remaining four couples and challenges them on the dance. Two-time champ Cheryl Burke returns for a performance and U.K. singer and songwriter Calum Scott will perform. (8p ET, ABC)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ARRIVES ON HOME VIDEO IN JUNE – Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast has made over $1.2 billion — and it’s still in theaters. But not for long as Disney has announced the live-action blockbuster will be out on Blu-ray in June.

KING ARTHUR FLOPS, FALLS, CRASHES, BURNS – The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived. Congrats to King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which opened with $14.7 million across North America. Snatched surprised the experts by beating King Arthur with $17.5 million in ticket sales. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stayed No. 1 with $63 million.