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DID YOU KNOW?

The average woman will wait 4 months before telling someone they love them.According to a survey, the first thing people notice about a messy house is the smell.Taking off your shoes as soon as you get home could help you lose weight.On average, parents will argue with each other over child-raising about 8 times a month.According to a recent survey, over 40% of us eat ice cream when we're angry.66% of women still clean even though their husbands say they've already done it?A survey by Wakefield Research reveals that 56.5% of men say beer makes them more social.There are two jobs where 95% of the workforce is female. One is a kindergarten teacher. What is the other? A dental hygienist.

Golf was first demonstrated in America way, way back in 1888

-- Men's Health asks, "Are you the Bogey Man? Or just teed off?" See how you're fairing on the fairway.
Age at which the average guy starts playing golf: 29.The average guy's 18-hole handicap: 16 over par. What he'd settle for: 13 over.Distance the average guy can drive the ball: 200 yards.Total amount of golf related expenses the average executive charges to his company annually: $1,485.Number of execs would let a client beat them if they thought it would help them get business: 1 in 5.Number of Fortune 500 CEOs who chat at golf: 1 in 3.Golf balls he'll lose in the water, the woods, or thin air: 4,735.Number-one golf-course related injury: Hit by a golf ball.Odds the average guy will hit a hole in one: 1 in 26,500.Percentage of male golfers who'd rather get a whole in one than see their child hit a home run: 10.The average guy's most common complaint about course conditions: Greens are too slow.The average guy's favorite golf movie: "Cadd…

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Samsung rolled out its new phone, the Fold. Yes, a foldable phone that you can use folded up... or open it up for a bigger screen. Pretty much a phone that opens into a tablet. You can get one starting April 26th if you pony up just-under $2,000.The Monkees bass player, Peter Tork, has died after a long battle with tongue cancer. He was 77.Jussie Smollett has turned himself in and will be charged with felony disorderly conduct.CNN says the Mueller Report will be released next week.CBS is seriously considering moving CBS This Morning" anchor Norah O'Donnell to their prime-time news desk.A Boeing Dreamliner hit a nice patch of jet stream the other day and reached a speed of 801 MPH.Las Vegas got a dusting of snow for the second time in a week.Duke's Zion Williamson, the top college basketball player in the nation and one of the best NBA prospects in the past decade, was lost to a knee injury just seconds into their North Carolina game when his foot slid on the floor and his…

TODAY IS

This is George Washington's actual birthday. We're getting him the same thing we got him last year.
Used to be, we got Lincoln and Washington's birth off as separate holidays.
The last American president ever to say, "I cannot tell a lie."
If you're old enough, you remember when we would get this off as a holiday.
See, it should have been a three-day weekend.

Drew Barrymore turns 44 today. She hasn't spoken to E.T. in 37 years. E.T. is just as surprised she made it this far, too.

James Blunt, you're beautiful and you're 45 as of today.

Jeri Ryan celebrates her birthday today. 7 of 9 is now 5 and 1. Back in the "Star Trek: Voyager" days, she played Seven of Nine, although her nickname was "9 out of 10." She's down to around 7 these days.

If Pebbles Flintstone was real, she would be 56 today. Then again, if she were real, she'd probably only admit to 39.

Kyle MacLachlan turns the big 6-0 today. He got on our radar during "Twi…

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1630, Popcorn is introduced by an Native American named Quadequina to the English colonists at their first Thanksgiving dinner in America.
Obviously, popcorn for Thanksgiving didn't catch on.
The good news about Thanksgiving in February is that it would mean a couple of football games to watch today.
He then said, "OK, we've done our part. Now you invent movies!"
He actually introduced the popcorn by singing an ancient Native American song: "Let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby..."
One asked, "So, when's the movie start?" and the chief replied, "In around 300 years!"
The popcorn was introduced to the new settler by the local Reddenbachier tribe.

It was on this date in 1819 that Spain ceded Florida to the United States with the agreement that no one named Jeb should ever be elected governor. I'm expecting this one to go to court any day now.

On this date in 1732 George Washington, the first U.S. pre…

Music Calendar...

In 1946 Dizzy Gillespie first records what would become his best-known compositions, "A Night in Tunisia."
In 1960 "Puppy Love" by Paul Anka enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1960 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks.
In 1963 The Beatles form Northern Songs, their own music publishing company.
In 1964 The Beatles arrive back in England after their first U.S. visit.
In 1967 The Beatles wrap up recording on "A Day In The Life" with their roadie Mal Evans striking the famous final e-major chord on three grand pianos.
In 1968 Jefferson Airplane performs on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1968 Genesis' first single "The Silent Sun" is released.
In 1969 David Bowie opens for T-Rex in England at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. He didn't perform a musical act, but rather a silent 1-man mime telling the story of a young Tibetan Buddhist monk.
In 1972 &q…

Today In History...

In 1630 Popcorn is introduced by an Indian named Quadequina to the English colonists at their first Thanksgiving dinner in America.
In 1784 A U.S. clipper, the "Empress of China," leaves New York City for the Far East.
In 1819 Spain cedes Florida to the United States.
In 1856 The first national meeting of the Republican Party takes place in Pittsburgh.
In 1865 Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery.
In 1879 F.W. Woolworth opens his five-cent store in Utica, New York.
In 1889 President Cleveland signs a bill to admit South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Washington state to the Union.
In 1892 The Oscar Wilde play "Lady Windermere's Fan" is first performed, at London's St. James Theatre.
In 1900 Hawaii becomes a U.S. Territory.
In 1902 Major Walter Reed shows that mosquitoes carry yellow fever.
In 1920 The Emeryville, California, dog track introduces the first mechanical rabbit.
In 1924 Calvin Coolidge delivers the first presidential radio broadcast fr…

Born On This Day...

In 1403 King Charles VII of France (1422-61)
In 1732 George Washington, first U.S. president (1789-1796)
In 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, the first biographer of Bach
In 1778 Historical painter, Rembrandt Peale
In 1788 German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer
In 1810 Composer/pianist, Frederic Chopin
In 1819 American essayist/poet, James Russell Lowell
In 1857 Philanthropist, Lord Robert Baden-Powell (founded Boy Scouts)
In 1857 Physicist, Heinrich Hertz (first radio broadcaster)
In 1874 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bill Klem (first umpire elected)
In 1876 Pauline Musters, became shortest adult known (58.9 cm, 1' 11.2")
In 1896 Actress, Enid Markey (first Jane in Tarzan movies)
In 1899 Actor, Dwight Frye (Dracula, Frankenstein)
In 1900 German engineer, Paul Kollsman (altimeter) [d: 9-26-05]
In 1900 Greek poet, Giorgios Seferis (Nobel-1963) [d: 9-20-71]
In 1901 Supreme Court Justice, Charles E. Whittaker (1957-62) [d: 11-26-73]
In 1903 Cartoonist, Bill Holman (Smokey Stover) [d: 2-27-87]
In 1907 Acto…

TV/STREAMING . . .

Heidi Klum Says Goodbye to America's Got Talent. Heidi Klum marked the end of her time with America's Got Talent like a true professional. The reality TV mainstay and super model took to Twitter to pay tribute to the NBC series she called home for six seasons and one of America's Got Talent: The Champions on the finale night of The Champions. "I wanted to say THANK YOU and how amazing the past 6 years have been while working on @AGT... I love my fellow judges, our hosts & AMAZING CREW... It's been such an incredible experience and I will miss ALL OF YOU very much! I will be watching and voting from home!" Klum tweeted. NBC announced Klum and Spice Girls singer Mel B would not return for the upcoming season 14 of the reality competition series. In their places are Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union. Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell are staying on the panel. Terry Crews, the host of AGT: The Champions, will take over hosting the regular show after Tyra Banks&#…

Movies

Why Tyler Perry is done playing Madea. Cross-dressing Tyler Perry, so rich he owns most of Atlanta, is done playing Madea. This 11th is his (and her) last. "Tyler Perry's a Madea Family Funeral" is burying the cash cow. Tyler: "I've made my last Madea. It made so many people laugh but turning 50 I don't want to be her age playing her." About funeral fun being fitting for a finale, he says: "Look, nothing's funnier than stuff that happens at a black funeral. Who'd let Madea plan a nice burial? And with a Beyonce hat on? If you're looking for 'Schindler's List,' this ain't it. I just want to make people laugh." "Funeral" opens March 1. You can wear black. Tyler's rolling in green. (PageSix)

Music

The Jonas Brothers Are Planning a Reunion Nearly 6 Years After Split. They're burnin' up ... again! The Jonas Brothers are planning an epic reunion, nearly six years after they announced their split, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. The insiders add that Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas will drop the "Brothers" from their band name for their upcoming projects and will operate under a single moniker: "JONAS." The Sun Opens a New Window. reports that the brothers recently flew to London to discuss the comeback, which will include new music and a documentary. "After enjoying solo music success and taking time to work on passion projects, they feel that now is the right time to get back together," a source told the outlet. Nick, Joe and Kevin have not yet spoken out about the reunion, but Jonas Brothers fans are already freaking out. One Twitter user wrote, "A Jonas Brothers reunion would be the best thing to ever happen in 2019. I need it to happ…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Off Royal Duty This Week for a Relatable Reason. Kate Middleton and Prince William are on royal parenting duty! The couple are taking a break from public engagements this week for a very special reason  to spend some quality time with their three children, as the schools of both Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, are closed for half-term break. And of course, 9-month-old Prince Louis will get to spend some more time with his older siblings! There's no word yet on how the family of five will be spending their week off. Kate, William and their children may leave London's Kensington Palace for Anmer Hall in Norfolk. They often escape to their country home  and it's even where they chose to pose together for their super casual 2018 Christmas card photo. Kate, 37, and William 36, are experienced on the slopes and may opt to take their kids on a ski vacation. Around this time in 2016, the couple released adorable photos from a wint…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Miranda Lambert Met New Husband Brendan McLoughlin 3 Days Before He Became a Dad. In what was quite possibly the busiest week of his life, Miranda Lambert's new husband, Brendan McLoughlin, met the country singer and welcomed a baby with another woman. Radar Online Opens a New Window. reported on Monday, February 18, that the New York Police Department officer, 27, was introduced to the country singer, 35, on November 2, 2018, on the set of Good Morning America, where she performed "Got My Name Changed Back" with her Pistol Annies bandmates, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, in addition to promoting their latest album, Interstate Gospel. Three days later, McLoughlin welcomed his first child, a son named Landon, with his ex Kaihla Rettinger. The Staten Island, New York, native is currently assigned to the NYPD's Midtown South Precinct, which serves the Times Square area where Good Morning America is filmed. Lambert and McLoughlin secretly dated for nearly three mon…

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"The Hottest New Trend - Unicorn Armpit Hair!"
Truth! On Instagram, some women are dying their armpit hair in rainbow shades and calling them #UnicornPits. It's just awesome.

"Woman Becomes Internet Sensation Tasting and Rating Soap!"
Truth! In Indonesia, Khosik Assyifa doesn't just touch the soap bars with the tip of her tongue to get a taste, but licks and slurps them like you would a Popsicle. She appears to be enjoying the taste almost as much as people love watching her do it.

"Wichita Home Depot Mistakes Bathroom Joke for Bomb Scare!"
Truth! A full blown bomb scare with an evacuation after a guy trying to be funny walked into the men's room and said, "You all need to get out of here because I'm fixin' to blow it up." He meant the toilet bowl - not the store.

"Pete Davidson Says He Needs To Take a Vacation From Himself!"
Trash! No vacation, but he is going to move out for a few days.

"Woman Marries Zombie Doll!&qu…

WEIRD NEWS

It All Comes Down to 41 Pushups

How many pushups can you do? If it's more than 40, your risk of heart disease is 96% lower than those who could only do ten. The data is part of a 10-year study of firefighters conducted at JAMA Network Open. Pushup totals from 11 to 20 equated to a 64% lower risk, totals from 21 to 30 had an 84% lower risk, and totals from 31 to 40 had 75% lower risk. No explanation is given why the 21-30 total seemed to convey a stronger benefit than the 31-40 level; possibly just a statistical blip. The study followed 1,104 male firefighters in Indiana for a decade. Participants had a median age of 40 and a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 28.7. Lead author Justin Yang of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health said, "Our findings provide evidence that push-up capacity could be an easy, no-cost method to help assess cardiovascular disease risk in almost any setting." He added that the pushup test provided a more accurate gauge than the common treadmill test.…

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Bernie Sanders announced that he's running for the Oval Office again in 2020.Sorry to report that Lady Gaga and her fiance have gone their separate ways.Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most prolific and widely popular designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, has died in Paris. He was 85.Las Vegas got several inches of snow on Monday. Go figure.Magician Shin Lim won the Champions edition of "America's Got Talent" Monday night.Double check the carts you're using at the grocery store! Some Walmart customers are reporting razor blades being found under the handles.Oregon is seriously considering lowering the voting age....to 16!Wallace Smith Broecker, the scientist who popularized the phrase "global warming" has died. He was 87.Scientists say they have found the rock quarries where the stones at Stonehenge were cut. In Wales, 180 miles away.Coca Cola is rolling out an orange-flavored version of their soda next Monday.Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are bringing…

DID YOU KNOW?

A recent study says that being unable to answer your phone can cause you stress and anxiety.40% of men can't tell you their wife's shoe size.Nearly 33 percent of those 18 to 24 years old will wait less than one second before bypassing a slow walker.Relationship experts warn that women who have a personal trainer are more likely to cheat in their relationships.An estimated 75% of people that have a pool table say they almost never use it.According to a study, high school kids who spend too much time doing homework are at an increased risk of getting sick.A study says that 20% of college professors can't distinguish their left from their right.75% of respondents in a survey, said they'd rather have their home robbed than this? Have their phone stolen or hacked.

An Insightful Interview.

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Lara Logan, a former foreign correspondent for CBS's "60 Minutes", praised FOX News and Breitbart for offering "the other side" in an "absurdly left-leaning" news media environment.

TV/STREAMING . . .

T.I. and Tiny have zero interest in filming "Family & Hustle" without one of their own ... so they've shut down production following a bad car crash involving the rapper's sister. Sources close to production tell TMZ ... T.I. and Tiny halted production Wednesday after learning the rapper's sister, Precious Harris, got in a serious car accident in Atlanta earlier that morning. It's unclear what led to the car crash but here's what we know ... sources say Precious hit a pole, which triggered an asthma attack. The 66-year-old -- who often appears on the show -- was taken to a hospital where she's now in ICU. Her exact condition is unknown. Were told Tip and Tiny were devastated and decided it was best not to move forward until Precious pulled through. T.I.'s incredibly close to his sister and so is Tiny. For Precious' 66th birthday bash last May, Tiny gave her a shout-out and said, "I hope you know how much u mean to me. Always been my r…