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According to a recent study, the low fuel light will come on for about 18% of drivers today.If you have silverware, three forks are likely to vanish this year in your house.According to a recent survey, 29% of men have worn sunglasses at night because they think it makes them look cool.Chess is the most popular board game of all time.A study found that people walking slowly is the number one thing that annoys us while we are out shopping.A third of us have an air freshener at home that doesn't work.About 40% of happily married women can't remember where they had their first date with their husband.60% of people do not know their car's license plate numberOnly 63% of dads carry this in case of emergency. Life insurance policy.

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It's not even officially Fall until next Monday, but Beartooth Pass, Montana, is expecting up to a foot of small by tomorrow.There's another lawsuit against Antonio Brown. This one from a doctor who claims that Brown owes him $11,500 in unpaid fees. To make matters worse, Dr. Victor Prisk claims that during an exam, Brown repeatedly farted in his face and laughed about it after showing up three hours late.Eminem says he is currently working on his next album.Ric Ocasek‘s cause of death was revealed on Monday, one day after he was found dead in his home at age 75. The Cars frontman died naturally of heart disease, according to the NYC Medical Examiner's Office.A member of New York City's commission that oversees art and architecture on city property has suggested that instead of simply adding statues of historical female figures to Central Park, the panel yank out some of the male ones first.Sean Spicer made his "Dancing With the Stars" debut Monday night and …

Music Calendar...

In 1947 Minnie Pearl and Ernest Tubb headline the first Country music show ever at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1957 "The Big Record," a record hop style show hosted by Patti Page premieres on CBS-TV with guests Sal Mineo and Tony Bennett.
In 1961 "Take Good Care Of My Baby" by Bobby Vee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1968 The Monkees begin a 3-week international tour with seven shows in Australia and five shows in Japan.
In 1969 Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips") announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1970 Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones appear on the cover of Life.
In 1970 Jimi Hendrix, 28, dies of a drug overdose in his London apartment.
In 1971 Pink Floyd becomes the first rock group to appear at the Classical Music Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland.
In 1971 "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 Th…

Today In History...

In 1759 The French formally surrender Quebec to the British.
In 1769 The Boston Gazette reports on the first piano built in the U.S., a spinet with a three to four octave range.
In 1793 President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol using a silver trowel and marvel-headed gavel.
In 1810 Chile declares its independence from Spain.
In 1850 Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped into other states.
In 1851 The New York Times goes on sale for the first time. The price was at 2 cents a copy.
In 1873 A panic caused by the failure of the brokerage firm of Jay Cooke and Company results in a five-year depression.
In 1927 The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) goes on the air with a basic network of 16 stations.
In 1937 Green River Liquor is the first to try nighttime skywriting by the light of the moon over New York City.
In 1940 "You Can't Go Home Again" by Thomas Wolfe is published.
In 1947…

Born On This Day...

In 1684 Composer, Johann Gottfried Walther (musical lexicographer)
In 1709 Writer, Dr. Samuel Johnson (first English Language dictionary)
In 1733 Attorney, George Read (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1752 French mathematician, Adrien Legendre (elliptic integrals)
In 1765 Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46)
In 1779 U.S. Supreme Court justice, Joseph Story
In 1819 Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, his pendulum proved the earth rotates
In 1831 Inventor, Siegfried Marcus (built gasoline-powered automobiles)
In 1883 Inventor, Elmer Maytag (the washing machine) (Maytag Company)
In 1886 Baseball executive, Powell Crosley Jr. (owned Cincinnati Reds)
In 1895 Canadian prime minister, John Diefenbaker (1957-63)
In 1901 Actress, May McAvoy (Ben Hur) [d: 4-26-84]
In 1905 Actor, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Jack Benny Show) [d: 2-28-77]
In 1905 Choreographer, Agnes De Mille (Oklahoma) [d: 10-7-93]
In 1905 Actress, Greta Garbo (Grand Hotel, Camille) [d: 4-15-90]
In 1910 Editor, Ray Geiger (Farmer's Alman…

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According to a recent survey, for the average person, being fully awake occurs at 9:40 in the morning.30% of adults have switched a price tag while out shopping.Human taste buds change every 10 days, and the old taste buds are replaced with new ones. This does not change the way you taste things, even if your sense of taste is still constantly changing over time.According to a survey from Good Housekeeping, coffee is the most noticeable smell when you walk into a room. Number two is peanut butter.Mondays are the worst days to send emails. It's when we're most likely to make typos and most likely to have an angry overall tone to what we write.The heart is not on the left side of the chest. Contrary to popular belief, the heart is found between the right and left lungs and slightly tilts to the left.7% of women blow dry their hair before weighing themselves because they believe it makes them lighter.According to a recent survey, women spend over $1,000 a year on coffee from chai…

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Purdue Pharma, the makers of Oxycontin, have filed for bankruptcy.The United Auto Workers went on strike against General Motors Sunday night at midnight. First time since 2007.Meanwhile, teachers in Chicago are getting closer and closer to going out on strike.Comedian Shane Gillis was a member of "Saturday Night Live" for four days, but when videos surfaced of him saying things that were quite racist, he was fired.A great-grandmother is believed to be the oldest woman in the UK to get a tattoo after getting inked up for the first time at the grand age of 94.And now, a second woman has come forward making accusations about Antonio Brown, who is now with the Patriots.Netflix lands a deal for "Seinfeld" global rights to all 180 episodes beginning in 2021.At the Creative Arts Emmys held Saturday night, Norman Lear became the oldest person to ever receive an Emmy Award at age 97. The big, Prime Time show is this Sunday night on FOX.We're told by people who keep trac…

Music Calendar...

In 1931 RCA introduces the 33 1/3 Long Playing record. However, the LP did not catch on until Columbia began producing them in 1948.
In 1939 The Harry James Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra records "All Or Nothing At All."
In 1965 "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher is certified gold.
In 1966 The Mamas & Papas perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1967 When the Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show," they are asked to omit the "get much higher" line from "Light My Fire." Jim Morrison sings it anyway.
In 1968 "Stoned Soul Picnic" by the Fifth Dimension is certified gold.
In 1970 The Grateful Dead appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 Pink Floyd's album "Wish You Were Here" is certified gold.
In 1976 The Spinners host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1976 Ringo Starr's album "Ringo's Rotogravure" is released.
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors&qu…

Today In History...

In 1787 The Constitution of the United States is completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia, PA.
In 1789 William Herschel discovers Mimas, a satellite of Saturn.
In 1796 President George Washington gives his farewell speech, declining to run for a third term.
In 1862 Union forces push back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War Battle of Antietam.
In 1908 Orville Wright's plane crashes killing Thomas Selfridge who becomes the first fatality of powered flight.
In 1920 The American Professional Football Association, now the NFL, is formed in Canton, OH.
In 1936 The first talent search program, "Major Bowes' Amateur Hour" debuts.
In 1939 The Soviet Union invades Poland, more than 2 weeks after Nazi Germany launches its pre-emptive assault.
In 1947 James Forrestal is sworn in as the first U.S. Secretary of Defense.
In 1948 The U.N. mediator for Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte is assassinated in Jerusalem …

Born On This Day...

In 879 Charles III, king of France (893-923)
In 1552 Pope Paul V (1605-21)
In 1730 General Baron Friedrich Von Steuben (trained Washington's troops)
In 1819 Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st U.S. vice-president
In 1846 Astronomer, Seth Carlo Chandler (movement in the Earth's axis)
In 1854 Scottish businessman, David Buick (Buick Auto Company)
In 1857 Scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (pioneer in rocket research)
In 1874 Actor/comedian, Ben Turpin (Yankee Doodle In Berlin)
In 1879 Baseball manager, Andrew Foster (the father of Negro Baseball)
In 1885 Actor, George Cleveland (Gramps Miller-Lassie)
In 1900 Businessman, John Marriott (Marriott hotel) [d: 8-13-85]
In 1901 British yachtsman, Sir Francis Chichester [d: 8-25-72]
In 1902 Silent screen actress, Esther Ralston (American Venus) [d: 1-14-94]
In 1905 Actress, Dolores Costello (This Is The Army) [d: 3-1-79]
In 1907 U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, Warren E. Burger [d: 6-25-95]
In 1918 Israeli president, Chaim Herzog (1983-93) [d: 4-17-97]
In 1923 …

Music Beat 9-16-19

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One in three wives wish their husbands would hold hands more.According to a recent survey, over 60% of men and women believe it is not appropriate to talk politics until after the third date.In a recent study, the average person knows two people who had a unibrow in high school.Around 7 percent of women have had a dream about a bartender.Close to 50,000 people needed medical attention last year due to bites from other people.Virtually everyone did this 20 years ago, now only 20% of people write checks once or twice a year.92% of women in a recent survey said they consider guys who wear silk boxers a huge turn-off.We have an argument with our kids just over 5 times a week for about 14 minutes each time. That's based on an average of just over five arguments a week for 16 years, which works out to 4,210. Those fights last for an average of 14 minutes, which means you'll spend about 41 total days of your kid's childhood arguing with them.Believe it or not, 33% of children won…

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A company in South Bend is on the lookout for someone to taste local coffee for a month and write reviews about them. The pay is $1,000 for the month. Details can be found here.
"Alienstock," the viral Facebook event that invited people to storm Area 51 in Nevada next week, has lost its ringleader. Matty Roberts, a college student who started the event jokingly, has pulled out due to worries about the infrastructure of what is supposedly going to happen on September 20.
What's with the snake-like UFO's that have been appearing in states across the summer? Oh, they've got video of them in California, Wyoming and New York.
According to Nielsen, ratings for the seven blended NFL TV windows were up 5 percent year-over-year, with an average draw of 17.1 million viewers.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole welcomed a third son to their family on Monday. Maverick Nicolas Phelps was born weighing 6-pounds, 5-ounces and measuring 20-inches long.
Starting today, …

Music Calendar...

In 1963 Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould get married. (They divorced eight years later.)
In 1965 The Beatles' single "Yesterday" b/w "Act Naturally" is released.
In 1967 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli is certified gold.
In 1968 The Beatles appear on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono debut the "Plastic Ono Band" at the Toronto Peace Festival. Musicians included Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White.
In 1969 Barbara Mandrell makes her chart debut with "I've Been Loving You Too Long."
In 1969 Elvis Presley's last #1 single, "Suspicious Minds," enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor is certified gold.
In 1974 Stevie Wonder makes his first public appearance since being in a near-fatal car crash a year earlier.
In 1975 "Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles and "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka both enter the U.S. top 4…

Today In History...

In 1321 Dante Alighieri, author of the "Divine Comedy," dies.
In 1759 During the final French and Indian War, the British defeat the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.
In 1788 The U.S. Constitutional Convention authorizes the first national election and declares New York City the temporary capital of the United States.
In 1803 Commodore John Barry, considered by many the father of the American navy, dies in Philadelphia.
In 1899 Henry Bliss becomes America's first motor traffic fatality by stepping in front of a car in New York City.
In 1922 The hottest shade temperature on the Earth's surface is recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit in El Azizia, Libya.
In 1943 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China.
In 1948 Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine is elected to the Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both U.S. houses of Congress.
In 1949 The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America is formed in New York City, with Patty Berg as its …

Born On This Day...

In 1755 Inventor, Oliver Evans (pioneered the high-pressure steam engine)
In 1819 Composer/pianist, Clara Wieck Schumann
In 1851 Scientist, Walter Reed (proved mosquitos transmit yellow fever)
In 1857 U.S. chocolate manufacturer, Milton S. Hershey
In 1860 General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing (World War I)
In 1874 Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg (12-tone music system)
In 1876 Author, Sherwood Anderson
In 1895 Actress, Ruth McDevitt (Jo-All in the Family, Night Stalker)
In 1903 Actress, Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) [d: 7-30-96]
In 1908 Cartoon Voicist, Mae Questel (voice of Betty Boop) [d: 1-8-98]
In 1911 Singer/guitarist, Bill Monroe (father of Bluegrass) [d: 9-9-96]
In 1912 Actress, Reta Shaw (Martha-Ghost & Mrs. Muir) [d: 1-8-82]
In 1913 Actor, Roy Engle (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian) [d: 12-29-80]
In 1914 Composer, Leonard Feather (Encyclopedia of Jazz) [d: 9-22-94]
In 1916 Author, Roald Dahl (Over To You, Taste, Two Fables) [d: 11-23-90]
In 1916 Actor/singer, D…

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Billie Lourd Says American Horror Story: 1984 Is the Goriest Season Yet. Get ready to be singing a whole lot of "Africa" by Toto. That's Billie Lourd's go-to for when filming on American Horror Story gets too scary, and apparently those rains down in Africa have been getting blessed a lot this season. The actress appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday and obviously couldn't share too much about the new season, which is a bit of a departure from typical seasons of AHS because it features no Sarah Paulson or Evan Peters, but she could give us a little explainer and share her methods for keeping herself happy when the gore becomes too much. In the clip, she and Jimmy even sing a bit of the song together before she reveals just how bloody this season gets. "This one is even gorier than it ever has been before, so I need to sing 'Africa' literally every day all day because it's terrifying constantly." She then explains how the s…

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Nicole Kidman Declares Her "Love" for The Goldfinch Co-Star Ansel Elgort. Ansel Elgort has found the next president of his fan club in Nicole Kidman. The pair, who co-star in upcoming drama The Goldfinch, were on hand for the film's premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. And if their red carpet photos weren't lovely enough, watching Kidman offer Elgort a rave review after working together is sure to put a smile on your face. Speaking to E! News, Kidman gushed, "I just adore him. I just love what he does." The Oscar winner then shared her support for his highly-anticipated role in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, "I love his choices. This was a really, really great choice for him to do." In addition to praising Ansel's professional endeavors, she called him "very funny" and said he always had her laughing on set. In The Goldfinch, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Kidman also stars opp…