July 29th is the 210th day of the year. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year
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Today is National Lasagna Day and National Chicken Wing Day
That Texas dad whose invention inflates and ties 100 water balloons in only a minute is racking up big bucks on Kickstarter. [Which means that America is definitely ready should World War III be fought poolside.]
KOALA BEAR RIDES 55 MILES UNDER CAR - An Australian koala bear suffered only a minor injury after it was struck by a car, and rode 55 miles hanging on to the bottom of the vehicle. A veterinarian only needed to treat the poor creature for a broken nail.
YELP LETS YOU REVIEW PLACES WITH VIDEO - Yelp for iPhone now lets you add 12-second videos to your reviews. Android users will soon have the feature. Yelp says that 23,000 photos are already being updated each day from its mobile apps.
TODAY'S CELEBRITIES, 60 YEARS IN THE FUTURE - Apps that modify your appearance are nothing new, but as technology advances, they seem to be getting creepier and creepier. The website Mashable tested out the newest edition of Oldify - an app that ages faces in photos - on some celebrities. The results were disturbing
Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion.
Gordon Ramsay's 12 year-old daughter is getting her own cooking show. Gordon tells the Daily Mail: "Tilly's only 12 and she's a sweetheart, so of course she won't be swearing."
Jay Leno will mentor the comedians on this week's episode of Last Comic Standing
Christopher Walken will play King Louie in Jon Favreau's remake of The Jungle Book
Some Costco stores are selling Halloween costumes
A U.S. jeweler is taking pre-orders for their line of diamond encrusted iPhone 6's. Brikk's line of gold, platinum, and diamond-encrusted iPhone 6's range in price from $4,495 to $8,795. The $8,795 phone is finished with 24k gold. The luxury phones will be avaiable one month after the iPhone 6 goes on sale.
An Austin, Texas man recently listed his home for $389,000 on Hot Pads. One of the pics he posted on the site included a naked Seflie of him in the bathroom. The posting was removed after it went viral.
There's a new iPhone app called Wineglass that helps you look like a wine expert. You take a photo of a restaurant's wine list . . . it identifies all the wines . . . tells you what they SHOULD cost . . . what foods they go with . . . and what kind of reviews they get. The app costs $4.99.
A 25-year-old in Florida got busted for DUI last Wednesday around 1:30 in the morning, after he plowed into the back of a COP car that was stopped on the side of the road with its LIGHTS flashing. And when he failed his sobriety test, he told them he wouldn't even be able to do what they were asking him if he was SOBER.
There's a 51-year-old ex-cop in New York named Edna Aguayo, and 16 years ago a psychic told her to buy those lottery tickets where you win a certain amount of money every month for the rest of your life. And two weeks ago, Edna DID win . . . $1,000 A DAY for the rest of her life, or about $227,000 a year after taxes.
A freeway in Los Angeles was at a standstill on Friday, because someone climbed onto an overpass sign and wouldn't come down. So one guy got out of his car and set up a TABLE in one of the lanes, and other drivers got out and played POKER with him.
The Frisky claims 'weed weddings' are becoming popular in Colorado. Open bars are being replaced with marijuana-laced baked goods and smoke dens for guests. Hemp plants replace traditional flowers. Advocates say weed relaxes people at weddings where booze can fuel family feuds and fights.
On My Way, Half of a Yellow Sun, Lullaby, The Den, Cuban Fury, The Other Woman, Noah, Five Dances and The Protector 2 are all out on DVD today