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DID YOU KNOW?

5% of wedding guests say they never use the wedding registry to pick a gift, while over 40% say they always do.A recent poll shows that 24% of people have never tried to use chopsticks while eating out.A study shows that compared to their mothers, women today have much bigger engagement rings.14% of people believe owning a cute dog makes them more attractive to the opposite sex.60% of women over 35 say telling them they look younger is the biggest compliment they can receive.The average consumer scrolls 300 feet on a mobile device on a daily basis, that's equivalent to 5 miles in a year.Men are happier than women in long term relationships and it seems that cuddling is the reason why.A recent survey says that the average woman has kept her favorite article of clothing for 12.5 years.Three out of ten people say this has ruined their day, at least once. What is it? They didn't realize they had food stuck in their teeth. People who live in New Zealand seem to love having an anima…

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games have officially been postponed for one year.Amazon has suspended almost 4,000 seller accounts over price gouging."Wonder Woman 1984" is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to leave its original theatrical release date as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. The superhero flick staring Gal Gadot will now arrive in cinemas August 14, instead of its initial June 5 date.How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces? Traces of new coronavirus were found on surfaces in cruise-ship cabins for as many as 17 days after passengers left.In Kentucky, a couple got into a shouting match with employees of a grocery store after they tried to buy 23 cases-552 cans -- of Mountain Dew.Speaking of grocery stores, went to the store the other day and brought along our own cloth bags so we could save the earth and not use paper or plastic. The grocery folks no longer will touch your bags out of fears of you know what, so they ask you to bag the groceries …

Music Calendar...

In 1918 French composer Claude Debussy dies in Paris, France.
In 1931 Hal Kemp and his Orchestra record "Whistles" with Skinnay Ellis.
In 1939 Billboard magazine introduces the Hillbilly, now known as Country, music chart.
In 1960 Roy Orbison records "Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)."
In 1961 Elvis Presley plays his last show for eight years at Hawaii's Block Arena.
In 1966 The Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album. The cover is later pulled.
In 1967 The Mama & Papas appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones open their European tour in Oerbo, Sweden.
In 1967 "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" by Monkees and "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy & Frank Sinatra enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Happy Together" by The Turtles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1967 The Who and Cream make their A…

Today In History...

In 752 Pope Stephen II dies, only 2 days after his election.
In 1634 Maryland is founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
In 1634 The first Catholic mass in the U.S. is celebrated in the territory of Maryland.
In 1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn's largest satellite.
In 1755 George Washington plants pecan trees given to him by Thomas Jefferson.
In 1776 The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for George Washington.
In 1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade.
In 1813 The first U.S. flag is flown in battle on the Pacific on the frigate Essex.
In 1821 Greece gains it's independence from Turkey.
In 1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes the first photograph of a solar eclipse.
In 1863 The first Army Medal of Honor is awarded.
In 1865 During the Civil War, Confederate forces capture Fort Steadman in Virginia.
In 1894 Jacob S. Coxey leads an "army" of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, DC, to demand help from the federal government.
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Born On This Day...

In 1863 Scientist, Simon Flexner (discover the polio-causing virus)
In 1867 American sculptor, Gutzon Borglum (Mt. Rushmore)
In 1867 Italian conductor, Arturo Toscanini
In 1879 Business executive, William S. Knudsen (General Motors)
In 1881 Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok
In 1892 Actor, Andy Clyde (Hopalong Cassidy, The Real McCoys, Lassie)
In 1897 Actor, John Laurie (39 Steps, Jericho)
In 1899 Playwright, Bella Spewack
In 1901 Actor, Ed Begley (Unsinkable Molly Brown) [d: 4-28-70]
In 1903 Pianist/bandleader, Frankie Carle [d: 3-7-01]
In 1905 Actress, Binnie Barnes (The Three Musketeers) [d: 7-27-98]
In 1908 Director, Sir David Lean (Dr. Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter) [d: 4-16-91]
In 1909 Bandleader/composer, Jay S. Blackton (Oklahoma!) [d: 1-8-94]
In 1915 Actor, Dick Winslow (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty) [d: 2-7-91]
In 1918 Actor, Jackie Condon (John-Our Gang) [d: 10-13-77]
In 1918 Sportscaster, Howard Cosell (Monday Night Football) [d: 4-23-95]
In 1921 Actress, Nancy Kelly (To the Shores of Tri…

DID YOU KNOW?

At one time 90% of kids played jump rope, but today, only 34% of kids have ever done it.If it were being played, fans of Major league Baseball would get hit by a foul ball over 1,700 times this season.This summer Americans will use 45 million pounds of marshmallows.According to a recent study, surgeons are more likely to cause a car accident than others.Another recent study, finds having a plant in the office can improve work productivity by 15%.Research shows that laughing for two minutes is as good for your heart as a 20-minute jog.Almost two thirds of women between the ages of 22-35 have admitted to taking a naked selfie.An analysis of water samples from Earth's deep mantle suggests that the planet's water has existed since the Earth's formation.Since the majority of Americans have been home the last week, 18% of them have started doing this again. What is it? Playing video games. While four babies are born on Earth every second, it's estimated that around two peopl…

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

I don't know if this is true around the country, but in Washington State, Drive-In theaters are making a big comeback. Think of it-you keep social distancing in your car and still get to see the new movies.Meghan McCain has announced she's pregnant and in self-isolation.It's sounding more and more like this year's summer Olympics are going to get bumped until NEXT summer.Queen Elizabeth's grandson Peter Phillips is separating from his wife, Autumn Phillips after 12 years of marriage.Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus in prison.If this helps drive home the seriousness of EVERYONE staying home: A teenager aged just 18 has died in the UK - one day after testing positive for COVID-19.Our "Special Place in Hell" Award this week goes to the Oregon man, who allegedly stole thousands of N95 respirators -- 20 cases of the masks -- worth nearly $2,500.In Portland, what else would you call a food service that delivers to-go orders using out-of-…

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army in Memphis at age 23.
In 1958 "He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)" by Laurie London enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 "Catch A Falling Star" by Perry Como is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1959 The re-formed Drifters' single "There Goes My Baby" is released featuring new lead singer Ben E. King who replaced Clyde McPhatter.
In 1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first perform as Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys.
In 1962 "Soldier Boy" by the Shirelles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 While performing in Denmark, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman is knocked unconscious by a an electrical shock from microphone stand.
In 1966 The New York State Assembly passes a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell unauthorized copies of records or tapes.
In 1971 The Carpenters' self-titled album "Carpenters" is released.
In 1972 "A Horse With No Name" by America and "Puppy Love&quo…

Today In History...

In 1765 Britain enacts the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide housing for British soldiers.
In 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus, the cause of tuberculosis.
In 1883 Long-distance telephone service is enacted between Chicago and New York City.
In 1932 WABC/New York broadcasts a variety program from a moving train.
In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.
In 1944 In occupied Rome, the Nazis execute more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that killed 32 German soldiers.
In 1949 "Hamlet" wins the Best Picture Academy Award for 1948.
In 1955 The first sea-going oil drilling rig is placed in service.
In 1955 The Tennessee Williams play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens on Broadway.
In 1964 The U.S. mint issues the Kennedy half-dollar coin.
In 1965 U.S. Ranger IX impacts on the moon 10 miles northeast of crater Alphonsus.
In 1972 Great Britai…

Born On This Day...

In 1755 Senator, Rufus King (framer of U.S. constitution)
In 1808 Spanish opera singer, Maria Malibran
In 1834 American geologist, John Wesley Powell
In 1834 English poet/artist, William Morris
In 1855 American financier, Andrew W. Mellon
In 1874 Magician/illusionist, Harry Houdini
In 1884 Dutch physical chemist, Peter Debye (Nobel 1936)
In 1887 Actor/director, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (Keystone comedies)
In 1890 Scientist, John Rock (developed birth control pill)
In 1893 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, George Sisler (St. Louis Browns)
In 1901 Animator, U.B. Iwerks (Mickey Mouse) [d: 7-7-71]
In 1902 Presidential candidate, Thomas E. Dewey [d: 3-16-71]
In 1903 English writer/journalist, Malcolm Muggeridge [d: 11-14-90]
In 1909 Bank robber, Clyde Barrow (Bonnie & Clyde) [d: 5-23-34]
In 1911 Animator, Joseph Barbera (Hanna-Barbera) [d: 12-19-06]
In 1914 Actor, Richard Conte (Jean Arthur Show, Hotel) [d: 4-15-75]
In 1919 Poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (help found Beat movement) (101)
In…

THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE STUCK AT HOME

The isolation period is well underway for many people. If you've nailed your at-home wardrobe, figured out your working from home routine, how to co-exist with your partner and even make tinned meals, British Glamour has rounded up some ways you can spend your time indoors.

Read a book
Whether you have time off work or simply find yourself with more time on your hands, there's no better excuse to curl up with that book you've been meaning to read from last summer. Or you could try one of the hot new book releases for 2020.

Tidy the house
Tidying and deep-cleaning your space will not only get rid of harmful dust, dirt and germs, but it'll put you in a clearer headspace. So, chuck on your favourite playlist, wash those throws and cushion covers, hoover right into those corners and take the bloody bins out. You'll feel better for it, promise.

Sort through your wardrobe
That old band t-shirt gathering dust in the back of your wardrobe? Those sequined denim shorts you haven&#…

YES OR B.S.

The Vince Lombardi Super Bowl is made Platinum plated. (B.S., It's sterling silver. Just like your forks and knives at home)There are more belly dancers in Las Vegas than anywhere else in the world. (B.S., try Cairo, Egypt)Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania was the site of the opening battle of the French and Indian War. (Yes)"Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac was the campaign song of Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton. (B.S., it was "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac)In the U.S., there are 125 towns named "Turkey." (B.S., there are only 3. Turkey, TX, Turkey Creek, LA (357); and Turkey, NC)The average worker bee produces a half-cup of honey during its lifetime. (B.S., only 1/12 teaspoon)Stephen King once described himself as "the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries". (Yes)SCUBA is an acronym for "Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus." (Yes)The lowest social security number was 001-01-0001. (Yes, given to a w…

DID YOU KNOW?

55% of us admit they are rude when it comes to their smart speakers, Alexa or Siri.60% of people earning over $50,000 a year hang their toilet paper roll "over"... if they can find it.A recent study says that, a man and a woman who aren't getting along will stare at each other in the eyes. A man and a woman who aren't getting along stare at each other in the eyes often to gauge each other's reactions.28% of people use at least two alarm clocks daily.One in ten men have underwear that's more than 10 years old.According to a study, taller men are quicker to get married.The top speed of a cockroach is 3.4 mph.Monday is the toughest day of the week to decide what to make for dinner.96% of teenagers who spend time online spend it here? YouTube. You're 30 percent more likely to get in a car accident on only six hours of sleep than after seven to nine hours. The less shut-eye you log, the higher your accident risk. Getting only four hours triples your odds. If y…

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Country music icon Kenny Rogers has died of natuaral causes. He was 81.Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984) is getting hammered on Twitter after she assembled a massive list of celebrities to sing a version of John Lennon's classic song "Imagine" in a new video. MovieWeb commented that it's a little weird to see wealthy celebrities talking about living with no possessions, while surrounded by them.Country legend Kenny Rogers passed away over the weekend. He was 81.Colton Underwood, the season 23 star of ABC's competition series "The Bachelor," has revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus.The Washington State Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib has announced he won't be running for re-election this fall. Instead, he'll be leaving politics and joining the Jesuits.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed 42-year-old quarterback Tom Brady to a 2-year guaranteed deal for $50 million.XFL has canceled the rest of season because of coronavirus pandemic, and is vowin…

Idiot's Guide To Spring Cleaning

Do: When you dust, start at the top and work down. Don't: Try to save time and money on feather dusters by hopping the neighbor's cat up on cat nip and using its tail.Do: Wash the walls from the bottom up to avoid streaking. Don't: Cut corners by filling up your super soaker with Windex.Do: Wash the knickknacks instead of dusting. Don't: Run the knickknacks in a load of laundry.Do: Open a box of backing soda to absorb odors in your refrigerator. Don't: Recklessly open gurgling Tupperware.

Music Calendar...

In 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" is performed in London.
In 1792 Joseph Haydn's Symphony Number 94 in G Major, also known as the "Surprise Symphony," is performed for the first time in London.
In 1891 The first jazz concert is held at Carnegie Hall.
In 1923 Frank Silver & Irving Cohn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas."
In 1963 Dion ("Runaround Sue") marries Sue Butterfield.
In 1963 "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys and "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby & The Romantics is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "In His Own Write," John Lennon's first poetry book, is published in Britain.
In 1965 Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Gene Pitney and the Moody Blues perform on TV's "Hullabaloo."
In 1968 "Lady Madonna" by the Beatles, "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro and "The Uni…

Today In History...

In 1752 Pope Stephen II is elected to succeed Zacharias, however Stephen dies 2 days later.
In 1775 In a speech to the Virginia Provincial Convention, Patrick Henry makes his famous plea for American independence from Britain when he says, "Give me liberty or give me death!"
In 1806 Having reached the Pacific Coast, explorers Lewis and Clark begin their journey back east.
In 1840 The first photo of the moon is taken.
In 1914 A tornado kills 94 in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 1918 During World War I, Germany initiates the use of a terrifying new weapon, a 25-foot cannon nicknamed "Big Bertha."
In 1919 Benito Mussolini establishes his Fascist movement in Milan, Italy.
In 1929 The first telephone is installed in the White House.
In 1933 The German Reichstag adopts the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
In 1942 The U.S. begins moving Japanese-Americans from their West Coast homes to detention centers.
In 1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 feet withou…

Born On This Day...

In 1699 Scientist/botanist, John Bartram ("Father of American Botany")
In 1749 Mathematician, Pierre-Simon Laplace
In 1823 Schuyler Colfax, 17th U.S. vice president (1869-73)
In 1857 Actress/cookbook author, Fannie Farmer
In 1874 Artist, Joseph Leyendecker (over 300 Saturday Evening Post covers)
In 1876 Engraver, Sir Muirhead Bone
In 1881 French novelist, Roger Martin du Gard (Nobel, 1937)
In 1900 Author/philosopher, Erich Fromm (Escape From Freedom) [d: 3-18-80]
In 1902 Actor, Philip Ober (General Stone-I Dream Of Jeannie) [d: 9-13-82]
In 1908 Actress, Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce) [d: 5-10-77]
In 1912 German scientist, Werner Von Braun (rocket expert) [d: 6-16-77]
In 1917 Bandleader, Johnny Guarnieri (Morey Amsterdam Show) [d: 1-7-85]
In 1922 Comedian, Marty Allen (Allen and Rossi) [d: 2-12-18]
In 1923 Football Hall-of-Famer, Arnie Weinmeister (Giants) [d: 7-3-00]
In 1927 Baseball player, Johnny Logan (Milwaukee Braves) [d: 8-9-13]
In 1927 Actress, Monique Van Vooren (Andy Warhol's …

TV/STREAMING . . .

Medical TV Drama The Resident Donates Supplies to Atlanta Hospital amid Coronavirus Outbreak. Hospitals and healthcare providers across the United States are facing a shortage in protective medical equipment amid the virus spread. The cast of medical drama The Resident is helping save lives in real life after donating their medical supplies from the show to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Fox series, which films in Atlanta, has postponed filming its third season due to the pandemic, and on Wednesday, they donated boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE) that doctors and healthcare workers are in desperate need of amid the virus outbreak. "'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide sa…

Movie News

Edgar Wright Calls for People to Support Cinemas With Gift Cards, Memberships. Independent cinemas across Europe, forced to close over the coronavirus outbreak, have reported an outpouring of support from customers asking if they could buy gift certificates. With cinemas across the world facing financial ruin as they shut their doors amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, many cinephiles have been coming up with ideas of how to support these businesses through such turbulent times. Among these is the idea of joining membership schemes and buying gift cards to help gives cinemas some much needed income, or at least not unsubscribing from schemes even though theaters could be out of action for several months. Writing for Empire Magazine, Baby Driver director Edgar Wright voiced his support for this approach, urging people to become members of their favorite cinema. "After you've read this, why not buy a membership for yourself, or for someone close to you. Buy some gift cards. …