by Roger WWW Garrett and Jessy,posted Aug 11 2014 6:41AM
Five Random Facts For Monday
1. Half the time when teenagers are talking on the phone and driving, they're talking to their PARENTS.
2. The last letter added to the alphabet was J.
3. The average eel lives to be about 10 to 15 years old. There's an eel in Sweden who just lived to be 155. That's the equivalent of a human living to 813 to 1,220 years old.
4. In the "Super Mario Brothers" series, Luigi's name is based on a Japanese word ruiji, which means "similar" ... because Luigi is similar to Mario. No wonder his character seems to have an inferiority complex.
5. There's no copyright or patent protection on magic tricks. If a magician invents a trick, anyone's free to use it... you just have to figure out how it's done. But most magicians refuse to use other magicians' tricks, out of an unwritten code. What's Your Best Red Flag That Someone's Stupid?
1. They honk in a traffic jam.
2. They post long Facebook status updates ranting about the things other people do.
3. They always hop on whatever bandwagon is popular.
4. They like an Adam Sandler movie from the past five years.
5. They tell stories about how much smarter they are than other people. COWBOY NEWS Country Music Headlines
JASON ALDEAN'S "fans" wrote nasty comments after he posted an Instagram of him and his girlfriend BRITTANY KERR. So he called them out in a follow-up post. He wrote, "So sick of people judging me and Brittany over things they know nothing about. I have made mistakes but I am a better person because of it, and wouldn't change a thing. It's time to move on, people."
BRIAN KELLEY of FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE confessed that he'd never heard of MADDIE & TAE'S "Girl in a Country Song". But when pushed further he decided to defend the genre. He said, quote, "All I'm gonna say about that is, I don't know one girl who doesn't want to be a girl in a country song."
Florida Georgia Line are facing courtroom drama over a check that bounced on them. After the band played the Country Explosion festival in Salt Lake City on July 20th, the promoter gave FGL's road manager Troy Johnson a check for $205,000 but asked him not to deposit it for three days when, according to the complaint, box office receipts would be deposited and available to cover it. Troy allegedly agreed to wait, but then put the check through the next day. It bounced. Two days later, Troy told Music Row colleagues about the check via E-mail. That's the basis of the lawsuit -- that FGL defamed the Country Explosion brand and has allegedly made it impossible for the promoter to book artists for next year's festival. Country Explosion is seeking $15 million from FGL and Troy, claiming defamation and breach of contract. FGL claims that they still haven't been paid for the show.
KENNY CHESNEY once tried to buy a couple of monkeys for his opening act, KEITH URBAN, but it was too much trouble. Kenny says, quote, "I was going to buy two monkeys and have them in his bus. But you can't go buy a monkey. It's like adopting a kid. You have to go through a process, so we let it go." The Ten Less Traditional Signs You're in a Good Relationship
A new survey tried to find the LESS traditional signs you're in a good relationship . . . and they more or less succeeded. Here are their 10 unique signs things are solid.
1. You do chores together ... like one person washes dishes, the other one dries.
2. You agree on movies.
3. You have three mutual friends ... meaning you each have an independent friendship with three of the same people.
4. You go on two romantic weekend trips a year.
5. You kiss each other five times a day.
6. You cook together.
7. You go on a date once a month, regardless of how long you've been together.
8. You have sex about twice a week.
9. You've both admitted you're wrong during an argument.
10. You don't get into too many fights over driving, making a mess, or spending money. The Most Bizarre Dog and Cat Names of 2014
Veterinary Pet Insurance just released their list of the most bizarre names people have given their dogs and cats in 2014. These are actual names people have given their pets this year ... Here are some of the most bizarre names for dogs: Peanut Wigglebutt ... Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce ... Airbubble McMuffin ... Angus T. Brackencrack ... Brutus Pancakes ... No Marley Stoppit ... and Gianna Von Doberman.Some of the most bizarre names people have given cats are: Snuggles Butt Le Lee ... Felix Thunder Paws ... Crème Bowling Ball ... Honest Bob ... Mila Meowsavitch ... and Tybalt, King of Cats. A News Crew Was Reporting on an App That Helps People Avoid "Sketchy" Neighborhoods . . . and Their News Van Got Robbed
There's a new navigation app called SketchFactor that's designed to help you avoid "sketchy" neighborhoods. Naturally, people think it's racist, and USUALLY that alone would be enough to get it a bunch of publicity.But it got an even better jolt of publicity on Friday ... because it was totally RIGHT.A local CBS news team in Washington D.C. was doing a story on the app, and they sent a reporter into an area called Petworth in northwest D.C. that the app deemed "sketchy." The reporter was interviewing people, asking them how they felt about the whole thing. And as he interviewed them ... the news van got broken into and ROBBED.
Some thieves stole equipment, an iPad, an iPhone, clothes, and more from the reporter, an intern, and the cameraman.
The intern used the "Find My Phone" feature to track down where the thieves had gone with the stuff. The news crew tracked it to a dumpster where they found some of the stuff ... but thousands of dollars worth of the gear is still missing. FREE ADVICE
Seven Things You Don't Need to Buy Your Kid for College 1. A printer. Obviously it's not BAD to have one. But most homework can be emailed now. And if they NEED to print something, they can always do it at the computer lab. 2. A tablet. The cheap ones can't do everything a laptop can. And the ones that CAN do everything are still really expensive. So a computer is good enough. 3. A big-screen TV. Teenagers watch most stuff on their computers now anyway. So having a TV is nice, but they don't NEED one. 4. New clothes. Especially if they're a freshman. Let's face it . . . they'll probably gain weight this year. So buy them a FEW things, just not a whole new wardrobe. 5. A mini fridge. They won't be cooking anyway, so it'll just be for Hot Pockets and beer. Again, it's something that's NICE to have, but probably not necessary. 6. An external hard drive. Unless they're editing videos or something, they probably won't need it. If they need to back stuff up, they can get free storage online. 7. An iron, and an ironing board. 99% of college kids NEVER iron their clothes. If they do, it's a fire hazard anyway.