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WOULD YOU RATHER?

Would you rather have constantly dry eyes or a constant runny nose?Would you rather be a famous director or a famous actor?Would you rather not be able to open any closed doors (locked or unlocked) or not be able to close any open doors?Would you rather give up all drinks except for water or give up eating anything that was cooked in an oven?Would you rather take amazing selfies but all of your other pictures are horrible or take breathtaking photographs of anything but yourself?Would you rather use a push lawn mower with a bar that is far too high or far too low?Would you rather be able to dodge anything no matter how fast it's moving or be able ask any three questions and have them answered accurately?Would you rather live on the beach or in a cabin in the woods?Would you rather lose your left hand or right foot?Would you rather face your fears or forget that you have them?

YES OR B.S.

Twins are born more often in the western hemisphere than the eastern hemisphere. (Yes)The famous Indian name "Minnehaha" actually translates to "water laughing." (B.S., actually it's derived from two Sioux words: minne which means water, and haha which means waterfall.)The official name of Rhode Island is "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." (Yes)More Hollywood films have been made about football than any other sport. (B.S., it's boxing)Babies are born without kneecaps. (Yes - they don't appear until they are 2-6 years old)When leaving the bottle, Heinz ketchup travels at a rate of 25 miles per year? (Yes, 25 miles per year)Angelina Jolie once said, "I'd rather be smart than be an actor." (B.S., she may have but we're talking about Pinocchio in the 1940 movie, after escaping from Stromboli)The praying mantis only has one ear. (Yes)The average lifespan of a major league baseball is 55 pitches. (B.S., it'…

DID YOU KNOW?

One out of six Americans will rake leaves and clean fallen debris from their yards sometime before the end of the year.145 million adults include walking as part of their physically active lifestyles.Research reveals if you want to feel good and have more self-esteem you should talk about yourself or compliment yourself.52% of mothers play video games when their children aren't home.A recent survey found that being asked for your phone number and email address is the biggest pain while shopping during the holiday season.75% of people eat one grilled cheese sandwich per year.More than 9 out of 10 people who post photos online say it helps reduce holiday stress.A little over $600 million is spent on fencing material (barbed wire, chain link, chicken wire, etc.) each year in America.47% of people do this in order to avoid getting the flu? Take extra vitamin C.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Juice World, the talented young rapper and singer whose career was just taking off, is dead after suffering a seizure in Chicago's Midway airport. He was 21.Rene Auberjonois, the prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his part in the 1970 film M*A*S*H playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79.Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when the Tesla CEO labeled him a "pedo guy" in an infamous tweet, a California federal jury found on Friday, following less than an hour of deliberations.Ron Leibman, who won a Tony Award for his role as Roy Cohn in 1993's Angels In America: Millennium Approaches, and co-starred with Sally Field in the 1979 Oscar-winner Norma Rae, has died from complications of pneumonia at age 82.Carroll Spinney, who provided the voice of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for 50 years, died over the weekend. He was 85.In Japan, people are having a hard time finding …

Music Calendar..

In 1926 17-year-old Benny Goodman plays in his first recording session. He played clarinet with the Ben Pollack Orchestra on "Downtown Shuffle."
In 1950 "Frosty The Snowman" by Gene Autry debuts on the charts.
In 1957 "At The Hop" by Danny & The Juniors enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The John Coltrane Quartet records the jazz classic "Love Supreme."
In 1964 Paul McCartney is quoted by British newspapers about his plans to marry Jane Asher, although Paul said nothing was imminent.
In 1965 TV's "Shindig" airs part 2 of its visit to London with performances from Manfred Mann, the Yardbirds and the Who.
In 1967 The Doors' Jim Morrison is arrested during a concert in New Haven, CT, for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.
In 1967 "Chain Of Fools" by Aretha Franklin and "Nobody But Me" by the Human Beinz both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 The special "TCB (Takin' Care of Business)" wi…

Today In History...

In 1793 Noah Webster establishes New York's first daily newspaper.
In 1854 Alfred Lord Tennyson's famous poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," is published in England.
In 1884 Roller skates with ball bearings are patented in Chicago.
In 1892 "Widowers' Houses," George Bernard Shaw's first play, opens at the Royalty Theatre in London.
In 1907 The first Christmas Seals are sold in a Wilmington, Delaware, post office to fight tuberculosis.
In 1940 British troops open their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II.
In 1941 China declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan during World War II.
In 1942 The Aram Khachaturian ballet "Gayane," featuring the surging "Saber Dance," is first performed by the Kirov Ballet.
In 1948 The UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide.
In 1958 Robert H.W. Welch Jr. and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form the anti-communist John Birch Society.
In 1965 Nikolai V. Podgo…

Born On This Day...

In 1561 English statesman, Sir Edwin Sandys (founded Virginia Colony)
In 1594 King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden (1611-32)
In 1608 English poet, John Milton (Paradise Lost)
In 1848 Writer, Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus stories)
In 1886 Businessman, Clarence Birdseye (frozen vegetables)
In 1897 Actress, Hermione Gingold (Gigi, The Music Man, Munster Go Home!)
In 1898 Circus clown/comedian, Emmett Kelly (Weary Willie)
In 1899 Children's author, Jean de Brunhoff (Babar the Elephant)
In 1902 Actress, Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West) [d: 5-16-85]
In 1908 Actor, Robert R. Livingston ("Unmasked" Lone Ranger) [d: 3-7-88]
In 1909 Actor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Prisoner of Zenda) [d: 5-7-00]
In 1911 Actor, Broderick Crawford (Chief-Highway Patrol) [d: 4-26-86]
In 1912 Speaker of the House, Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill [d: 1-5-94]
In 1913 Actress, Frances Reid (Alice Horton-Days of Our Lives) [d: 2-3-10]
In 1915 Soprano, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (Der Rosenkavalier) [d: 8-3-…

DID YOU KNOW?

49% of women hate it when their man drinks directly from the container.A study says that if you don't like a food, you should eat it in a different location to see if will taste better.We order pizza mostly in our 20's, then less & less as we get older.A survey found that the most useful thing that students learn while at college is how to do laundry.30% of women in a recent survey say they won't marry a man who has a bad credit score.20 percent of women say a high school reunion inspires them to lose weight.62% of employers say they would work harder if their bosses would give them a Christmas bonus.42% of office workers say office gossip is their favorite reason to go to work.Over 90% of American households bought a pie last week.What is the holiday gift people are most likely to get rid of? A sweater.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. Not true.NBC has launched an investigation into "America's Got Talent."New federal data shows that there are 422.9 million firearms in circulation, or about 1.2 guns for every person in the country. What's more, despite years of criticism of modern "assault-style" rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47, there are a record 17.7 million in private hands, proving that it is the most popular gun around.Political advisor Dick Morris is predicting that Hillary Clinton will wait for Joe Biden to drop out, then will announce she's running for president.If you haven't heard of Billie Eilish yet, you will. Apple has just paid $25 million to do a documentary on the singer.Kanye West and Joel Osteen are going to take over Yankee Stadium on May 2 next year…

Music Calendar...

In 1821 Beethoven finished his piano sonata, Opus 109.
In 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates the phonograph for the first time.
In 1944 Count Basie records "Red Bank Boogie" for Columbia Records.
In 1946 The "Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole debuts on the charts.
In 1952 "The Glow-Worm" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones enter RCA's Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles to record "19th Nervous Breakdown."
In 1965 The Beatles' single "We Can Work It Out" b/w "Day Tripper" is released.
In 1968 James Taylor releases his debut album on the Beatles' Apple Records.
In 1969 During a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway near San
In 1969 Big Band singer Cab Calloway turns actor in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "The Littlest Angel" on NBC-TV.
In 1969 "Arizona" by Mark Lindsay enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by…

Today In History...

In 1790 The U.S. Congress moves from New York to Philadelphia.
In 1825 President John Adams suggests establishment of a U.S. observatory.
In 1886 Montgomery, Alabama, sets a 1-day snowfall record of 11 inches.
In 1884 Army engineers complete construction on the Washington Monument, 36 years after the cornerstone was laid.
In 1889 Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States Of America, dies in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1907 Coal mine explosions in Monongah, West Virginia, kill 361.
In 1917 Finland declares independence from Russia.
In 1917 Two munition ships collide in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia, killing 1,600.
In 1921 An Anglo-Iris treaty is signed in London, providing for the creation of the Irish Free State.
In 1923 The first broadcast of a Presidential speech on radio is made when Calvin Coolidge addresses Congress.
In 1939 Cole Porter's "Du Barry Was A Lady" opens on Broadway.
In 1957 AFL-CIO members vote to expel the Teamsters. (They were r…

Born On This Day...

In 1421 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)
In 1822 Businessman, John Eberhard (built first large U.S. pencil factory)
In 1870 Silent screen star, William S. Hart (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)
In 1886 Poet/critic, Alfred "Joyce" Kilmer (Trees)
In 1896 American lyricist/author, Ira Gershwin (I Got Rhythm)
In 1896 Football player, George Trafton (Bears)
In 1887 Broadway actress, Lynn Fontanne
In 1898 Photojournalist, Alfred Eisenstaedt (famous VJ photo)
In 1898 Swedish sociologist, Gunnar Myrdal
In 1899 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, John "Jocko" Conlan (Umpire)
In 1903 Country singer, Hugh Farr (Sons of the Pioneers) [d: 3-17-80]
In 1903 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Tony Lazzeri (Yankees) [d: 8-6-46]
In 1906 Actress, Agnes Moorehead (Endora-Bewitched) [d: 4-30-74]
In 1908 Gangster, "Babyface" Nelson (#1 wanted criminal) [d: 11-27-34]
In 1913 U.S. backstroke swimmer, Eleanor Holm (Olympic-Gold-1932) [d: 1-31-04]
In 1920 Jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck (Take Five) [d: 12-5-12]
In…

ON THIS DAY 12-5-19

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Music Calendar...

In 1791 Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.
In 1928 Louis Armstrong & Earl "Fatha" Hines begin recording "Weather Bird."
In 1956 Alan Freed's film, "Rock Rock Rock" is released with Connie Francis' singing voice dubbed in for Tuesday Weld.
In 1961 Ray Charles is arrested and charged with possession of narcotics.
In 1961 Mitch Miller appears on the cover of Look magazine.
In 1964 "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "Ringo" by Lorne Greene is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple" opens in London on 94 Baker Street.
In 1968 The Rolling Stones' album "Beggar's Banquet" is released.
In 1968 Graham Nash leaves the Hollies. He announces the formation of Crosby, Stills & Nash three days later.
In 1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" by the Fifth Dimension is certified gold.
In 1970 The Carpenters appear on ABC-…

Today In History...

In 1560 Charles IX succeeds as King Of France on the death of Francis II.
In 1776 The first American scholastic fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, is organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
In 1792 George Washington is re-elected president of the U.S. and John Adams was re-elected vice president.
In 1812 Napoleon Bonaparte leaves his troops retreating from Russia and sets out for Paris.
In 1831 Former President John Quincy Adams takes his seat as a member of the U.S. House Of Representatives.
In 1848 In a speech to Congress, President James Polk announced that a significant amount of gold had been discovered in California, giving validity to the California Gold Rush.
In 1876 Daniel C. Stillson patents the pipe wrench.
In 1908 The first numbers are displayed on football uniforms at the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1913 Britain outlaws sending arms to Ireland.
In 1932 German physicist Albert Einstein is granted a visa to the U.S.
In 1933 Prohibition comes to an end as Utah beca…

Born On This Day...

In 1782 Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. president (1837-41)
In 1839 General George Armstrong Custer (Little Big Horn)
In 1841 American mining tycoon, Marcus Daly (Anaconda Copper Mining Co.)
In 1855 Biologist, Clinton Hart Merriam (co-founded National Geographic)
In 1870 Rodeo cowboy, Bill Pickett (introduced bulldogging)
In 1879 Aviator, Clyde Vernon Cessna (flexible monoplane design)
In 1894 Businessman, Philip "P.K." Wrigley (owned Chicago Cubs 1932-77)
In 1899 Blues singer/harmonicaist, Rice Miller
In 1901 Director/producer, Walt Disney (created Mickey Mouse) [d: 12-15-66]
In 1901 Physicist, Werner Heisenberg (Quantum mechanics) [d: 2-1-76]
In 1902 U.S. senator, Strom Thurmond (segregation advocate) [d: 6-26-03]
In 1903 Physicist, Cecil Frank Powell (studied nuclear process) [d: 8-9-69]
In 1906 Director/producer, Otto Preminger (Laura, Exodus) [d: 4-23-86]
In 1921 Actor, Peter Hansen (Mr. Novak, Lee Baldwin-General Hospital) [d: 4-9-17]
In 1921 Actor, Alvy Moore (Hank Kimball-Green Acres) …

ON THIS DAY 12-4-19

STOP A COLD BEFORE IT STARTS

(Health) Tickle in your throat? Feeling achy? Strike back early and you could feel better by tomorrow. Here's a plan for the next 24 hours:

Hydrate
Drinking plenty of water, tea, and juice helps thin the mucus your body produces when you're sick, says Holly Phillips, M.D., an internal medicine physician in New York City and the author of The Exhaustion Breakthrough. "And when that germ-filled mucus is thinner, it's easier to clear out of your system."

Gargle with salt water
The solution half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, will help flush away bacteria and viruses, clear out mucus and irritants, and soothe an irritated throat. "The salt draws excess water from your throat's tissues, reducing the inflammation," says Philip Hagen, M.D., medical editor of Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies.

Take a hot shower
"Warm moisture helps clear nasal passages," says William Schaffner, M.D., professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University …

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX

Cosmopolitan offers up these stats on sex and dating:Vegans are 10% less likely than their meat-hungry friends to want to have sex.9% of people who have done the deed at a music festival prefer it in the porta potty.22% of couples say that 10pm is the ideal time to have sex.Drive a gray car? The odds that your boo cheats on you are lower.32% of people would give up sex for one month in exchange for never having to deal with Wi-Fi issues again.30% of people would give up sex for an entire year in order to keep their Netflix subscription.56% of partner spread fecal bacteria when they share shower towels.41% of women would rather have the ability to read their dog's mind than their significant other's.75% of women don't want to date a man who calls himself a feminist.63% of couples use the toilet with the door open.Having a hamster in your profile picture on dating app Zoosk will boost your incoming messages by 351%.31% of Cosmo readers would consider it a hard nope if their …

DID YOU KNOW?

Having a bad dream is more likely to happen to you if you sleep in a cold room.In a recent holiday survey, 47% of women said they actually buy boxer shorts for their significant other at Christmas time.According to a recent survey, SUV drivers are more likely to sing while driving.Coffee is the most recognizable smell. Peanut butter is second and a rose is third.According to a USA Today survey, most people say they are afraid the garbage disposal in their own house.A vacation study is out and shows that 150 people worldwide are injured on vacation because of falling coconuts.You'll find 41 light bulbs in the average American house.When a golf ball flies, it rotates 100 times a second.75% of parents did this around the holidays when they were a child? They wrote a letter to Santa Claus.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

CBS has moved its nightly news with Norah O'Donnell to Washington, DC. That makes them the only national news based in our nation's capital.Don't panic, but they're talking about a possible French fry shortage. Apparently, cold, wet weather damaged crops in key producers in the U.S. and Canada.Democratic candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential race.So, we had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday... and did you know that yesterday was Travel Tuesday? A day the travel industry hopes will become a thing.There's a hotel on Spain's southern coast that is home to the world's most expensive Christmas tree. Every branch is generously dotted with white, black, pink and red diamonds, making it worth somewhere over $15 million.Former President Jimmy Carter is back in the hospital with a UTI.One in seven households plans to purchase a smart thermostat in the next 12 months, and more than one-third plan to s…

National Cookie Day

There's more going on inside your cookie jar than meets your taste buds. In fact, psychologists have discovered that the way your cookie crumbles reveals the flavor of your personality, says family therapist Jim Franklin.

Chocolate Chip
You're as American as apple pie, and you're raising your kids with the traditional values you treasure. Your low-key approach to life makes you a favorite with family and friends because you bring a steadying influence to the most chaotic situations.

Ginger Snaps
You're bold, brave and in search of excitement. Life is never dull when you're around, and both kids and adults are attracted by your zest for life. You never shy away from new adventures, leading a happy band of friends and family who'll gladly follow you anywhere.

Graham Crackers
You're softhearted and kind with a taste for nostalgia. You have many fond memories of your childhood, and your closet is probably stuffed with keepsakes from years gone by. But you don't d…

Music Calendar...

In 1927 Duke Ellington Band first performs at the Cotton Club in Harlem.
In 1934 Ethel Merman records "I Get A Kick Out Of You," from Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes."
In 1944 Eddy Arnold holds his first recording session.
In 1954 "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1955 Carl Perkins is inspired to write "Blue Suede Shoes," after watching a teen-age boy reprimand his date about stepping on his shoes at a Jackson, TN, high school dance.
In 1956 Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis make impromptu recordings in Memphis. They are dubbed the "Million Dollar Quartet" 25 years later when the recordings are released.
In 1961 Gene Chandler's single "Duke of Earl" is released.
In 1964 The Beatles fan club in England announces its current membership was over 65,000.
In 1965 Rolling Stone Keith Richards is knocked unconscious when he touches an ungrounded microphone with his gui…

Today In History...

In 1783 General George Washington bids farewell to his officers at Francis Tavern in New York.
In 1816 James Monroe of Virginia is elected the 5th U.S. president defeating Federalist Rufus King.
In 1839 The Whig party holds its first National Convention in Harrisburg, PA, and nominates William Henry Harrison for president.
In 1875 William Marcy Tweed, the "Boss" of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled the country.
In 1918 President Wilson is the first chief executive to travel outside the U.S. while in office, when he attends the Versailles Peace Conference in France.
In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, created during the depression to generate and provide jobs.
In 1942 U.S. bombers strike the Italian mainland for the first time in World War II.
In 1945 The Senate approves U.S. participation in the United Nations.
In 1958 Two pilots in a single-engine Cessna 172 begin the …

Born On This Day...

In 1443 Pope Julius II (1503-13)
In 1612 English poet/philosopher, Samuel Butler
In 1795 Scottish essayist/historian, Thomas Carlyle (French Revolution)
In 1849 Tribal chief, Crazy Horse (the last great Sioux Indian tribe chief)
In 1860 Businessman, George Hormel (Hormel Meat Packing Co.)
In 1861 Actress/singer, Lillian Russell (The Great Mogul)
In 1866 Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky (pure abstraction)
In 1875 German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke (Duino Elegies)
In 1881 Scottish historian, Thomas Carlyle
In 1892 Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco
In 1889 Cowboy actor, Buck Jones (Down Texas Way)
In 1889 Actress, Isabel Randolph (Mrs. Nestor-Our Miss Brooks)
In 1895 Chinese philosopher, Fung Yu-Lan
In 1908 Biologist, A.D. Hershey (viruses that infect bacteria) [d: 5-22-97]
In 1912 World War II pilot, Gregory "Pappy" Boyington [d: 1-11-88]
In 1915 Jazz pianist/composer, Eddie Heywood [d: 1-2-89]
In 1920 Actor, Michael Bates (A Clockwork Orange, Patton) [d: 1-11-78]
In 1921 Actress/opera singer,…

ON THIS DAY 12-3-19

DID YOU KNOW?

According to a holiday survey, 85% of parents say it's not really Christmas until they buy batteries.Seven percent of drivers say they don't use a turn signal because it "adds excitement."In a Yahoo survey, 26% of people say their significant other regularly laughs in their sleep.Doctors are often the most late for a doctor's appointment.A recent study says that binge watching together brings couples closer.35% of people have left their office Christmas party and gone to a better one.The number one food found in pantries is macaroni and cheese.About half of cereal brands that come out are discontinued within five years.There's a good chance you have close to 6 pounds of these at your house. Pennies.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Here's an odd one for you-since that black cat ran out on the field on Monday Night Football, all NFL teams with a cat name have gone 0-12.If you'd like to go to Disneyland where you just get on the rides and there are no lines, head to Hong Kong Disneyland. Because of the rioting in the city, tourism to that area has plummeted.Did you hear they had three confirmed tornadoes in the Phoenix area last Friday?Denver is coming off its snowiest November in 25 years.Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and his wife are expecting their first child together.Shelly Morrison, the actress who played Rosario on "Will and Grace" has died. She was 83.So Taylor Swift's latest love seems to be Joe Alwyn. All we know is he lives in London and she flew there on Thanksgiving Day to be with him.Still a lot of controversy over "America's Got Talent" dismissing judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. No word yet on who will be replacing them for the next round.A site monit…

REASONS IT'S GREAT TO BE A WOMAN

When a ship sinks, women (and children) get off first.A woman can hug her best friend without worrying she'll think she's gay.Women can talk to attractive members of the opposite sex without having to picture them naked.If a woman cheats on her spouse everyone will assume it's because she was being emotionally neglected.Women live longer than men.If a woman inexplicably disappears for two weeks, one of her friends will notice.There are times when a woman can make all her problems disappear with a piece of chocolate.A woman can fully assess a person just by looking at their shoes.A woman can take a drive without trying to beat her best time.If a woman forgets to shave, no-one has to know.Women are capable of going longer than five minutes without thinking about either sex or football.Women never lust after a cartoon character or the central figure in a computer game.Women can be groupies. Male groupies are stalkers.Women can cry and get off a speeding ticket.A woman can con…

SOUND SMARTER

Trying to impress the boss, the kids or a date? Reader's Digest writers Lisa Fields and Brandon Specktor looked at scientific studies and boiled down the best insights into these quick tips.

Plan Ahead
Whether you're in a private conversation or at a in company-wide town hall, the most important thing you can do is make yourself heard, loud and clear. This can be daunting for an introvert -- and for the rest of us. If you're interviewing for a job, review the posting and take advantage of the whole Googleplex of information about your prospective company. Going on a date? Plan some talking points, even if they're just about some favorite TV shows or movies.

Make Eye Contact
If someone looks at you while you're talking, you're more likely to think he or she is smart. "Good eye contact means the other person is responsive to what you are doing or saying," says Bogdan Wojciszke, PhD, a professor of social psychology at the University of Social Sciences and H…

WOULD YOU RATHER?

Would you rather be forced to dance every time you heard music or be forced to sing along to any song you heard?Would you rather be constantly tired no matter how much you sleep or constantly hungry no matter what you eat? Assuming that there are no health problems besides the feeling of hunger and sleepiness.Would you rather have to read aloud every word you read or sing everything you say out loud?Would you rather have whatever you are thinking appear above your head for everyone to see or have absolutely everything you do live streamed for anyone to see?Would you rather be put in a maximum security federal prison with the hardest of the hardened criminals for one year or be put in a relatively relaxed prison where wall street types are held for ten years?Would you rather have a clown only you can see that follows you everywhere and just stands silently in a corner watching you without doing or saying anything or have a real life stalker who dresses like the Easter bunny that everyo…

YES OR B.S.

James Bond's middle name is actually Herbert. (Yes - it's revealed only once in the book "On Her Majesty's Secret Service).Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. (Yes)It takes approximately 24 hours for food to entirely digest. (B.S. - more like 12 hours)Frank Lloyd Wright once called television "chewing gum for the eyes?" (Yes)The mail-order company L.L. Bean was built on the foundation of rubber hunting boots. (Yes)It is physically impossible to lick your elbow. (Yes. Okay, go ahead and try. We know you're going to.)9 out of 10 nose jobs are performed on women. (Yes)Time magazine first rolled off the presses in 1909. (B.S., it was March 3, 1923)The Washington nickel is the only current minted U.S. coin whose head faces right. (B.S., it's the Lincoln penny)Stephen King's other pen name is Richard Bachman. (Yes)Introduced in 1948, the game Bingo was originally called "Criss-Cross?" (B.S., that was the board game Scrabble)Matches wer…

DID YOU KNOW?

One on four of us will appear on TV in our lifetime.The average American family spends roughly $43 on wrapping paper each holiday season.40% of adults in a recent survey admit they drink out of a milk carton at home, but only when no one is around.One in five men always take a hair-dryer on vacation.According to an Allstate study of biggest driving distractions, using mobile phone while driving and grooming tied for first at 94%. Coming in second with 76% was eating while driving.After money, lunch is the top reward employers give their employees.When you're struggling to get through the day, brushing your teeth can boost your energy level by 30%.A survey says it takes about 25 years for a person to appreciate their siblings.The average person will spend 9 hours and 17 minutes doing this during the holiday season? Cooking in the kitchen.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

There's now a company that will allow you to Rest in Vinyl. They will take your ashes and put them into a vinyl record. It can feature anything -- a favorite song, a recording of you, whatever -- but you would be with the family forever as a record. It'll cost you $1,000 to $3,000 and would allow you to "live from beyond the groove."Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is going to executive produce a drama for CBS.It could have been a more mellow Thanksgiving, if you had only known. A company came out with cannabis-infused gravy to ease family stress at the Thanksgiving dinner table.Rolls-Royce is offering a hipper, edgier SUV costing $382,000 for young wealthy buyers.A new report claims that, to save the planet, people need to cut back to a burger and a half a week.Soleil Moon Frye from "Punky Brewster" says Demi Moore helped deliver all four of her children.Brookline, Massachusetts has lowered their voting age to 16.A study says it takes $…

THIS MONTH IS

Soup Month -- Ladies, the soup you slurp does more than take the chill off a cold day. Psychologists have discovered an astonishing link between what you ladle into a bowl and what kind of man will really bring your passion to a boil. A recent study shows that a woman's choice of soup reveals her ideal fantasy man, says psychiatric researcher Miriam Douglas of Cincinnati, OH.

French onion
You have a daring, adventurous personality, and you're always ready for a challenge. Chances are you're attracted to men with similar tastes, and you can best bond with them by sharing some electrifying experiences.

Chicken noodle
You're a warm-hearted, nurturing woman who places your sweetheart at the center of your world. Smart men are a real turn-on for you, and you show your love by thoroughly pampering your honey.

Vegetable
You're a responsible person who looks for a man who's a true partner, sharing in all decisions. And if your sweetie gives you the high degree of devotion yo…

ON THIS DAY - 12-2-19

Music Calendar...

In 1949 Gene Autry's "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts on the charts.
In 1957 Danny & the Juniors make their debut on ABC's "American Bandstand" performing "At The Hop."
In 1957 "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1959 Bobby Darin is the subject of TV's "This is Your Life."
In 1964 Ringo Starr has his tonsils removed in London.
In 1964 Bobby Vinton and Aretha Franklin appear on TV's "Shindig."
In 1966 Love, Moby Grape and Lee Michaels perform at the Fillmore East.
In 1967 Jimmie Rodgers fractures his skull in an auto accident.
In 1967 "Hello Goodbye" by the Beatles and "Bend Me, Shape Me" by American Breed both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1967 "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd." by the Monkees hits…

Today In History...

In 1804 Napoleon is crowned emperor of France in a glittering ceremony at the Cathedral of Norte Dame in Paris.
In 1816 The first savings bank in the U.S. opens as the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society.
In 1823 President James Monroe outlines his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
In 1859 Militant abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his raid on Harper's Ferry the previous October.
In 1927 The first Model A Ford is sold for $385.
In 1939 New York's La Guardia Airport begins operations when an airliner from Chicago lands at 12:01am.
In 1942 A nuclear chain reaction is demonstrated for the first time by a group of scientists at the University of Chicago.
In 1943 "Carmen Jones," Oscar Hammerstein II's contemporary reworking of the Bizet opera "Carmen" with an all-black cast, opens on Broadway.
In 1952 The first televised human birth is seen in Denver, Colorado.
In 1954 The U.S. Senate votes to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for wha…

Born On This Day...

In 1859 French painter, Georges Seurat (Neo-Impressionism)
In 1863 Circus owner, Charles Ringling (with his 4 brothers)
In 1875 Actor, Frank Reicher (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong)
In 1885 Greek novelist/poet, Nikos Kazantazakis (Zorba the Greek)
In 1885 Physician, George Minot (treated pernicious anemia) (Nobel-1934)
In 1895 Organist, Jesse Crawford ("Poet of the Organ")
In 1899 Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli (New York Philharmonic Orchestra)
In 1904 Actor, Donald Woods (John Brent-Tammy, True Grit) [d: 3-5-98]
In 1905 Actor, Albert Dekker (played mad scientists) [d: 5-5-68]
In 1906 Inventor, Peter Carl Goldmark (color TV, LP records) [d: 12-7-77]
In 1908 Actor, Rufe Davis (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction) [d: 12-13-74]
In 1908 Actor, Robert F. Simon (Frank-Bewitched, M*A*S*H) [d: 11-29-92]
In 1910 Actor/game show host, Robert Paige [d: 12-21-87]
In 1914 Jazz singer, Eddie Sauter (Sauter-Finegan Band) [d: 4-21-81]
In 1915 Actor/composer, Adolph Green (My Favorite Year) [d: 10-23-02]
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