- “Biodiesel Day”, in honor of the clean-burning fuel that can be used in any diesel engine with no conversion whatsoever. It is derived from 100% renewable resources like soybeans, canola, mustard seed, even recycled cooking oil. The day is celebrated on the anniversary of the 1858 birth of Rudolph Diesel, the German inventor of the diesel engine.
ON THIS DATE…………..
1931, Shick invented the electric razor
1961, the Pillsbury Dough Boy was introduced
1965  1st person to ‘walk in space’, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov
1981  Buffalo Sabres set an NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto Maple Leafs)
2009  45-year-old English actress Natasha Richardson (Mrs Liam Neeson) dies in NYC following a head injury suffered 2 days earlier during a ski lesson at Mont Tremblant, Québec
The Voice judge and Maroon 5 lead singer- Adam Levine (36)
Queen Latifah (45) (FAST FACT: Her stage name, Latifah, meaning “delicate” and “gentle” in Arabic, was given to her by her cousin when she was eight.)
Country singer – Charley Pride (77)
Guy Paid $25,000 So a Waiter Could Fix His Teeth
Brian Maixner is a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kansas. We’re not sure how old he is, but he looks like he’s in his mid-30s.
Customers love him, because he has a great attitude. But he’s always been afraid to smile because of his TEETH.
He cracked one of his front teeth years ago, and couldn’t afford to fix it. And apparently he couldn’t even afford a cleaning, because his grill is SERIOUSLY jacked up.
But last month, he waited on a lawyer from Oklahoma named Fred Boettcher, who was so impressed with him, he didn’t just leave a good tip . . . he offered to have his teeth FIXED and pay for the WHOLE THING.
So Brian went to Fred’s dentist multiple times over the past few weeks, and now his smile is PERFECT.
It’s not clear if Fred worked out a deal with his dentist, and Brian’s never seen a bill. But at least one expert says all that work could have cost up to 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
– The Guardian newspaper is producing a new reality series about blind dates called ”Watch Me Date”. Each dater has a video camera attached to either their body or their glasses.
– Ford is planning to produce a $400,000 GT supercar. Only 250 will be made
– Apple has now sold over 700 million iPhones
– AMC has ordered two seasons of The Walking Dead’s companion show. It will air in the summer and be set in L.A.
– Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have signed contract extensions and will continue doing ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ through 2018
– A new study by Challenger Gray & Christmas reveals that March Madness will cost businesses $1.9 billion in lost productivity. More than 60 million will fill out March Madness brackets and wager $9 billion
– In case you missed it, 54-year-old Mark Jordan from Corpus Christi, Texas broke the world record for the amount of pull-ups done in a 24-hour period. The previous record was 4,210 pull-ups . . . but Mark finished with a set of 4,321 pull-ups. Guinness confirmed it on Wednesday.
Clothing Company Apologized For Washing Instructions
There’s a clothing company in Indonesia called Salvo Sports that’s in trouble for the washing instructions on one of their soccer jerseys.
The tag says the usual stuff like “machine wash warm with like colors.” Then it says, quote, “Or give it to your woman. It’s her job.”
Someone saw the tag and tweeted about it over the weekend, so Salvo Sports apologized yesterday . . . which also happened to be International Women’s Day.
But their apology wasn’t much better than the tag itself. Quote, “The message is simply, instead of washing it the wrong way, you might as well give it to a lady because they are more capable.
“There’s no intention to humiliate women. In contrast, learn from women how to take care of clothes.”
Bullying Talent Show Judges Told to Take a Hike
A married couple serving as judges on “The X Factor NZ” in New Zealand have been axed for bullying a contestant after his performance.
Brit singer Natalia Kills and her New Zealand musician-husband Willy Moon gave the cruel critique to performer Joe Irvine during their 1st live episode as judges.
Among their comments: “Cheesy, disgusting and absolutely artistically atrocious”; “It’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother’s clothing. I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and kill everybody in the audience.”
Network TV3 says 2 new judges will be announced before the next live show on Sunday.– Telegraph.co.uk
Five Things You Shouldn’t Do Right Before Bed
You probably know that staring at your phone before bed can keep you awake, because your brain thinks the light it gives off is sunlight.
But here are five things you shouldn’t do before bed that you might not know about.
- Don’t chug a glass of water. Drinking something cold can wake you up. And you’re also more likely to have to get up and use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
- Don’t smoke a cigarette. Most smokers think it helps them relax. But nicotine is a stimulant, just like caffeine. So if you smoke right before bed, you can have trouble falling asleep . . . and e-cigarettes do the same thing.
- Don’t play a video game. The light from the TV can wake you up, just like your phone. But playing a game also requires more brainpower than just watching TV. So if you play a game and get right into bed, your body isn’t ready to sleep yet.
- Don’t let your pet jump in bed with you. You don’t realize it, but you toss and turn a lot more when there’s a cat or dog in bed with you. One study found that when people slept with a pet, 63% of them didn’t sleep well that night.
- Don’t take a shower. If you ALWAYS shower at night, it’s okay because your body’s used to it. But if you usually shower in the morning, your body thinks it means it’s time to START the day, not end it.
Former Janitor Passes Away, and Leaves $6 Million to Charity
A 92-year-old guy named Ronald Read passed away last June in Brattleboro, Vermont. And according to his friends and family, he was known for being pretty frugal.
He refused to buy a new coat, and held his old one together with safety pins. And he’d sometimes park his car blocks away from where he was going, because he refused to pay for parking. So everyone assumed Ronald didn’t have much money.
Which made sense, because he never had a job that paid very much. He worked 25 years as a gas station attendant, and then 17 years as a janitor. But recently, they found out that he was also pretty good at picking stocks.
And in his will . . . he left $6 MILLION to charity.
$4.8 million is going to an area hospital, and $1.2 million is going to his local library. Both donations are the biggest they’ve ever received.
- “Luxury” toilet paper is any kind that’s quilted, lotioned, perfumed, or ultra-soft . . . and last year, Americans bought more of it than regular toilet paper. We spent $1.4 billion on fancy toilet paper in 2014 . . . that’s up 70% since the year 2000.
- When you earn a Ph.D. in Finland, you don’t just get a diploma . . . you also get a SWORD.
- The concept of the weekend has only been around since 1879. That’s when the term “week-end” appeared in a British magazine called“Notes and Queries”, where they talked about taking Saturday and Sunday off work.
- High heels were originally worn by men when they were created in the 1600s, as a way to show status and power.