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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 7/30/14

July 30th is the 211th day of the year. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 148 days remaining until Christmas

Today is Father-in-Law Day and National Cheesecake Day

A new study finds that you can cut your risk of cardiovascular disease by running even a few minutes a day. [Does it count if I'm running after the ice cream truck?]

BYE BYE 40 HOUR WORK WEEK - The 40-hour workweek is a distant memory. A new survey found 88% of us work more than 40 hours a week. 7 out of 10 take work home at least once a week. Over half  of us would spend more time with family or exercise if we could reclaim an extra 60 minutes a day. Then again, Americans spend 5 hours a day watching TV would we really spend extra time exercising?

TOURISTS FLEE 'DRUNK, AGGRESSIVE' TOUR GUIDE - An Australian tour guide allegedly drove her group around while drunk. The owner of the tour company has apologized to the eight tourists, who fled for their hotel rooms after the tour bus was pulled over by cops.

Dunkin Donuts is celebrating Shark Week with a Shark Bite Donut. The red and white donut is frosted to look like a life preserver. Sharknado 2 airs tonight.

Over 36 million people have viewed the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer making it the most watched trailer of 2014

7.5 million people watched the finale of The Bachelorette. That's down 15% from last year's finale

George Zimmerman is working as a security guard at a Deland, Florida gun shop

James Garner died from a heart attack

Zoe Saldana, whose pregnant with twins, is naked in the new issue of Women's Health UK

McDonald's in Japan are now selling Tofu McNuggets. Ingredients include onions, soybeans, carrots and minced fish.

TV Land is not renewing Kirstie Alley's comedy 'Kirstie' for a second season

The Miami Heat will play the Cleveland Cavs and LeBron James in an exhibition game in Rio on October 11th

4-Year-Old Hooters Girl Makes Headlines ... a British TV show, called "Blinging Up Baby", recently featured Leann, a London mom who dressed her 4-year-old daughter as a Hooters girl to win a beauty pageant

A new study ranked the 100 biggest cities in the country from most entertaining to least entertaining, based on factors like the cost of bowling and pizza, the number of parks and pools, and the nicest weather.  Cincinnati, Ohio came in first . . . Orlando, Florida is second . . . and Omaha, Nebraska is third.  Newark, New Jersey came in last.

A tornado tore through Kingsport, Tennessee on Sunday and damaged several homes.  And while it was ripping through one 26-year-old guy's house, it flung a bunch of his stuff onto his lawn . . . including a bunch of stuff he'd STOLEN from his neighbors.  He's been charged with burglary and theft.

Four inmates at a minimum-security prison in Australia had been breaking out, getting drunk, and breaking back in before the guards noticed.  But on Sunday night they got into a DRUNKEN BRAWL on the inside.  The guards could tell they were drunk, investigated, and all four guys were moved to maximum-security.

Here's a simple formula to figure out what you should be doing with your life.  Write down the things you're good at . . . the things you're passionate about . . . and the lifestyle things you need to be happy.  Then figure out careers that fit with your answers for each of those . . . and when you find one that fits with all three, that's a potential career for you.

A Toonumbar, Australia man recently received the scare of his life when he opened his car door to drive to work and found a large python on the dashboard. The man left the car's doors open in hopes the snake would slither out. The man drove to work in his second car. After five days, the python was still on the dashboard, so the man called reptile handlers to remove the snake.

A guy in England ordered a pizza (Domino's) last week, and ate a whole slice before realizing the entire bottom of the pizza was covered in MOLD.  He got stomach cramps the next day, and Domino's refunded his money.  They're still trying to figure out how it happened.

A New York KFC recently made headlines for having a sign that read: "10 PCMEAL/ FREE LSD". The manager said the store was not giving away free drugs and that "LSD" stood for "Large Side". KFC changed the sign to read: "FREE LRGSD."

MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY EXITING DWTS - Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he's hanging up his "Dancing With the Stars" shoes. He said on Tuesday's The View: "I'm done dancing [on] 'Dancing With the Stars'. I feel like it's time."

TV TONIGHT: SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - The freak storm of man-eating fish returns to wreck havoc, this time on Manhattan. (The original Sharknado was set in Los Angeles). Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Vivica Fox, and Mark McGrath star in this campy sequel. (8p CT, SyFy)

Consumer Reports says a sharknado attack would most likely be covered by your homeowners' insurance. A company rep says, "A tornado is a wind event. A falling shark likely would be covered under homeowners insurance "as a falling object."'' Lost limbs would be covered under health insurance claims. Sharknado 2 airs tonight.

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