Facebook Went Down for 19 Minutes on Friday . . . So People Started Calling 911
When Facebook went down, people started calling 911 to ask the COPS for help.
The police department in La Crescenta, California even went on Twitter and wrote, quote, "Facebook is not a law enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when [it] will be back up."
So yeah, don't call the cops if Facebook goes down.
On a related note . . . TheWire.com tried to estimate how much money Facebook lost by missing out on those 19 minutes of ad revenue.
Based on their average revenue from last quarter, Facebook makes about $22,543 per minute . . . so going down for 19 minutes cost them approximately $426,607.
COWBOY NEWS Country Music Headlines
LITTLE BIG TOWN host the three-hour concert special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock tomorrow (Tuesday) on ABC. The show will feature A-list performances by Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley. Backstage interviews with Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan are also part of the broadcast. LBT’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook admit it was difficult to grill friends in their backstage interviews.
DAVID NAIL'S parents couldn't afford Air Jordans, and that's why he collects them. He says, quote, "As a kid, I used to go to Foot Locker and would hold them and say, 'Someday.' So, over the course of my career, little goals that I've achieved, that's how I reward myself. I've got a small collection."
Somebody drew a mustache on the face of MIRANDA LAMBERT that's on a billboard welcoming people to Lindale, Texas, which is where she grew up. And they used a permanent marker, which made it impossible for workers to erase it. An investigation is underway and the perps could be looking at either a class-A or class-B misdemeanor, depending on the cost of replacing the sign. http://www.ketknbc.com/news/crimewatch/police-investigating-miranda-lambert-billboard-van
JAKE OWEN is at a point in his career where people know exactly what to expect from him. And he loves it. He says, quote, "It feels so great to finally be an artist where I feel like people see me for my brand.
"They kind of know what I'm giving them now, as opposed to just being like, okay, they like my song but they don't really know who it is that I am. It feels good because I finally feel at home. I feel like me."
KEITH URBAN posted a statement on his website about the rape that happened at his show last month. He wrote, "My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows."
BLAKE SHELTON announced the details of his next album. It's called "Bringing Back The Sunshine", and it'll be out September 30th. No word yet on the first single, but the cover features a photo of a water tower with the word "Ada" . . . which is a tribute to his hometown of Ada, Oklahoma. Check it out at BlakeShelton.com.
One more thing about Blake: DANIELLE BRADBERY posted an amusing photo of him looking all wrung-out after his concert last Thursday in Atlantic City. She wrote, "The aftermath of a show." http://t.co/Gdu4qUB78b
"Entertainment Tonight" interviewed TAYLOR SWIFT about her "emotionless" role in the movie "The Giver", which is in theaters August 15th. There's also a clip of her and JEFF BRIDGES who plays her dad in the movie.
Morning breakfasts at Carrie Underwood’s house have completely gone to the dogs. New Instagram footage shows her mutt Penny going bananas for jelly on toast. You can check out the video on her Instagram HERE!
One Fifth of Married Couples Have a Secret That Could End Their Marriage
According to a new survey, one fifth of married couples have a secret that's big enough it could END their marriage if the other person found out about it.
The most common thing people lie about is cheating, followed by contacting an ex . . . which is KIND OF cheating . . . hiding pornography, hiding debt, using drugs, breaking the law, and being GAY.
The survey also found the average couple is hiding a total of six secrets between them. And on average, they've been keeping at least one big secret for ten YEARS.
25% admitted they've lied about something important at least once. But 42% of people who are still keeping something a secret are confident they'll never get caught.
Five Random Facts For Monday
1. The "Guinness Book of World Records" is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" . . . as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time.
2. Technically it's illegal to mail used underwear to a pervert who bought them from you . . . federal law bans, quote, "mailing indecent and filthy substances." You could even get up to five years in prison.
3. Japan has more 7-Eleven locations than any other country around the world, with about 16,000. The U.S. has about half that.
4. It's legal to breastfeed in public in 49 states . . . every state except Idaho.
5. Dentists are more likely to kill themselves than any other profession . . . a dentist is 545% more likely than average to commit suicide.