- “Chocolate Covered Raisins Day” … but not the kind you find in your kid’s bunny cage.
- “World Tuberculosis Day”, to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of about 1.6 million people each year, mostly in Third World nations.
ON THIS DATE……………….
1883, long distance phone service began in the U.S.
1898, the first car was sold in the U.S..
1989, The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred
2005, The PlayStation Portable was released in North America
Former Toronto Raptor and now Miami Heat star Chris Bosh (31)
Actress Jessica Chastain (38)
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (39)
Actor – Jim Parsons (42) (Sheldon on Big Bang Theory)
actress Lara Flynn Boyle (45)
Guy Covered Howie Mandel’s House with 4,000 Rolls of Toilet Paper
There’s a guy named Roman Atwood who does prank videos, and he just pulled an epic prank on HOWIE MANDEL.
It wasn’t very creative, he just toilet papered his house. But he used FOUR THOUSAND rolls of toilet paper to do it.
In the video, Howie’s legitimately angry when he sees it. But then he starts laughing when Atwood shows up. Apparently they’re good friends. Howie’s wife and son were also in on it.
Police Officer Helps Runner Finish Her Race, Instantly Becomes a Viral Hero
Asia Ford finished the Rodes City Run in Louisville, Kentucky, in last place, but to her it’s one of her biggest wins.
Ford set out on the 10K with one goal in mind, to complete the race no matter what. After struggling with her weight for years, the mom has been making a concerted effort to shed pounds. Her weight loss journey was kick started after her husband lost a limb to diabetes and she began to worry about what her kids would do if her health started to fail.
This determination led Ford – who at her heaviest was 474 lbs., to change her diet, join an exercise boot camp with friends and start training for the Rodes City Run.
After months of working out, Ford arrived at the 10K’s start line on Saturday morning lighter and ready race. She powered through the over six mile course, until reaching mile four, when she started to have trouble breathing. At that point, a car pulled up alongside her.
Seeing that Ford was in need of help, Lt. Gregory stopped his car and offered to drive Ford to the finish line. So the officer joined in, walking hand-in-hand with Ford and her son for the rest of the race. The trio completed the remaining two miles together, sharing stories as they moved towards the finish line.
As they made the final steps, the crowd congregated at the end of the race burst in to cheers. The moment not only touched Ford and Lt. Gregory, but thousands of others who heard their story.
Inspired by this touching moment, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer posted two shots of the pair crossing the finish line on his Facebook, these photos have now been shared over 6,000 times.
Lt. Gregory’s simple act of kindness and support moved Ford most of all. After completing the race, she posted a special message about the police officer on her Facebook along with thanks to the countless people who have reached out to her after hearing about her uplifting finish.
– 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. and will be filmed there and in Vancouver.
– Fox News claims Microsoft is ditching Internet Explorer for a new browser called Project Spartan
– ‘Sharknado 3” will premiere on July 22nd on SyFy
– Nike has sold $340 million worth of LeBron James shoes in the past year. That’s up 13% from the prior year
– Villanova lost on Saturday night, but the big story was a piccolo player from their band named Roxanne Chalifoux who was caught crying on camera. She stopped by “The Tonight Show” last night. Jimmy Fallon gave her some gifts, including tickets to see Taylor Swift, which almost made her cry again.
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
- “The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies” ( PG-13 Adventure Fantasy ): In the 3rd film of Peter Jackson’s trilogy adapting JRR Tolkien’s popular masterpiece, ‘Bilbo’ and company are forced to engage in a war to keep the ‘Lonely Mountain’ from falling into the hands of an array of combatants.
- “Into the Woods” ( PG Musical Fantasy ): In this adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s hit stage musical, a witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairytales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Stars Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt.
- “Unbroken” ( PG-13 Biographical Drama ): Angelina Jolie directs the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic runner who survives a plane crash during WW2, then spends a harrowing 47 days in a life raft with fellow crewmen only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a POW camp.
Five Teenage Girls Stole a Dairy Queen Tip Jar . . . Then Boasted About it on Snapchat
A Dairy Queen in Detroit held a customer appreciation day on Monday, and gave out free ice cream cones to celebrate their 75th anniversary.
But five teenage girls weren’t satisfied with just free ice cream . . . they decided to steal the employees’ TIP JAR too. It’s not clear how much money they stole, but they hopped in their car and took off.
Luckily like all teenagers, they’re addicted to social media. Once they were in the car, they recorded a Snapchat video where they’re all laughing, and sent it to ALL their friends . . . with the caption, “Robbed Dairy Queen tip jar.”
It showed their faces, so one of the people who got the message used an app to record the video, and sent it to the local news. As of yesterday, police were still tracking them down, but they also have their license plate number, so it’s just a matter of time.
By the way, a bunch of local firefighters chipped in to replace the tips, so the employees didn’t go home empty handed.
THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMMM:
• 33% of men never tell anyone, not even their closest friends, that they’re on a diet.
- 25% of us admit we have never performed a ‘random act of kindness’.
- 23% of women say they prefer to have lunch in the office … so they won’t shop.
- 21% of women say they always take a shower on a daily basis.
- 10% of women refuse to pay for anything on a first date.
- 8% of us have NEVER sent an email.
STICKY FACTS ABOUT MAPLE SYRUP:
In many areas the ‘running of the sap’ is a sure sign of Spring. A few truths about the ‘liquid gold’ it’s made into …
- Most maple trees only yield 5-to-15 gallons of sap per season.
- It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon (about 4 L) of maple syrup.
- High-quality maple syrup is composed, at minimum, of 66% sugar.
- Sap-gathering pumps have replaced traditional taps and buckets throughout North America.
- The International Maple Syrup Institute was founded in 1975 to promote and protect pure
maple syrup and other maple syrup products.
- 80% of the world’s supply comes from Canada, two-thirds of it from the province of Québec.
- Canada’s grading system includes 4 hue-related categories: Extra Light (AA), Light (A), Medium (B), #2 Amber (C), and #3 Dark (D).
- Fake maple syrup contains fructose, corn syrup, cellulose gum, and caramel coloring.
– Sourced from MentalFloss.com
Young Habs fan in Carey Price selfie shares heartwarming letter
During last Saturday’s hockey game in New York City, Canadiens goaltender Carey Price surprised a young fan taking a selfie close to the ice.
The young man has sent a letter to the player to thank him, which the Montreal Canadiens shared on the team’s website Thursday.
“Justin wrote a heartwarming letter explaining how much the moment meant to him,” the team posted.
Read the letter in full below:
To my hero Carey Price,
I have always regarded you as one of my heroes, but it was only yesterday that I started to think long about what a hero means to me.
A hero is someone who you not only admire for their outstanding achievements, but also for their kindness.
You, Mr. Price, do both.
Our family travelled to New York City for Saturday night’s game. I tried to take a selfie with you. You noticed me and gave me the memory of a lifetime. You looked and asked me for my selfie in the middle of an intense game and I wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for being the generous person I have always believed that you were.
Who would have thought that the selfie would be captured by a cameraman during the break and make the headlines? But it happened!
The story went viral and since then we have been contacted by several radio stations and sports television stations for interviews.
This story is not really about me. I am not different from the other millions of fans. This story is about you, and proof that a true hero is not measured in the greatness of his strength, but the strength of his heart.
Carey, the truth is that you were my hero before Saturday night and now it may well be that you become a hero and an inspiration to many other fans who often need to believe in the power of a single moment. A unique moment that I will replay in my head and possibly play again in the heads of every young fan who has the feeling of being part of a selfie.
Because it could have been anyone else posing with you.
This is perhaps my selfie, but this has nothing to do with me.
So, Mr. Price, thank you for proving that your skills on the ice are secondary to your kindness!
You gave me a memory that will last a lifetime and there is nothing more generous to a young hockey fan like me.