March 31

Published On March 31, 2015 | By Dave Palmer | On The Show Today

TODAY IS…………………………

  • “Farm Workers Day”, encouraging us to thank agricultural laborers for their role in growing what we eat.

 

  • “Sleep Apnea Awareness Day”, drawing attention to the disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep.

 

ON THIS DATE…………………

1889, construction on the Eiffel Tower was completed

1932, Ford introduced the V-8 engine

 

1975 [40] Legendary UCLA men’s basketball coach John Wooden wins his 10th NCAA title

 

1985, The first Wrestlemania was held at Madison Square Garden

 

1995 [20] Major League Baseball players are sent back to work after the longest strike in baseball history (began August 12, 1994, causing cancellation of the World Series)

 

2004, Google announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail

 

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS………………:

Actor – Ewan MacGregor (44)

Actor – Christopher Walken (72)

 

Actress – Shirley Jones (81) – (Partridge Family)

 

Ferrell defends MLB stunt without ripping into Madden

When actor Will Ferrell took to the field for 10 MLB teams in five games in one day, he struck out as an athlete but hit a home run for charity and public awareness. He raised an estimated $1 million for Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer.

 

The March 12 tour de force also raised the hackles of Hall of Fame NFL coach and football analyst John Madden. Though it had no effect on games that actually count, Madden said shortly afterward in a radio interview that Ferrell had showed “a lack of respect for the game, I think, and a respect for what players have to do to get where they are.”

 

For whatever reason, Ferrell didn’t fire back at Madden. In fact, he didn’t comment in public at all until an appearance Friday on “Conan,” during which he gave Madden the benefit of the doubt by speculating the retired commentator simply may not have had all the facts.

 

Couple Watching Old Home Movies Realizes They Crossed Paths 16 Years Before They Met

Ryan and Jourdan Spencer of Scotch Plains, New Jersey met on a blind date back in 2004, and got married in 2007.

 

And a few years ago, they were checking out some old home movies from Jourdan’s childhood.

 

They were watching one from July of 1988 . . . Jourdan was just a little girl at the time, visiting an amusement park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania called Sesame Place.  And while her dad was filming her, a skinny kid with glasses randomly walked into the frame.

 

It was RYAN.

 

They grew up about 45 minutes apart, and had even talked about going to Sesame Place as kids . . . but they had no idea they were there on the same DAY in 1988, or that they’d ever crossed paths.

 

They just showed their three kids the tape . . . and they say the tape is making them both

believe in FATE.

 

McDonald’s Is Finally Testing Breakfast All Day Long

McDonald’s is making moves toward serving breakfast ALL DAY LONG.

 

They’re going to start making breakfast items available any time at a few spots in San Diego next month . . . and if things go well, it could roll out nationwide.

 

Their current policy is to stop serving breakfast at 10:30 A.M. on weekdays and 11:00 A.M. on weekends.

 

People have been clamoring for them to serve breakfast items all day long for DECADES . . . but they’ve always refused because they say there’s not enough grill space.

 

Bunch of Stray Dogs Showed Up at the Funeral of a Woman Who Used to Feed Them

A woman in Mexico named Margarita Suarez passed away earlier this month.  We don’t know how old she was, but her kids are all grown up, so we’re guessing she was in her 60s or 70s.

 

And according to her family, she used to feed 20 stray dogs at her door each morning, and a bunch of stray dogs in the streets around her house.

 

Anyway, her funeral was two weeks ago.  And while her friends and family started showing up at the funeral home . . . so did at least four of the DOGS.

 

No one at the funeral home had ever seen them before, and they stayed for the viewing.  Then when a hearse took Margarita’s casket to the funeral . . . the dogs FOLLOWED it.

 

And after the ceremony, they came BACK to the funeral home, and hung around until her body had been cremated.  There are some great photos of the dogs lying around and hanging out by the casket.

 

A Stray Pit Bull Was Found Nursing a Kitten on the Side of the Road

Pit bulls get a bad rap sometimes . . . but after this story it shows it’s not all deserved.

 

Someone who works at a vet’s office near Dallas, Texas spotted a stray pit bull lying on the side of the road earlier this month.  And when they got closer, they realized it wasn’t hurt . . . it was nursing a tiny KITTEN.

 

It’s not clear how they ended up together.  But the kitten was only about two days old, and would have died without the milk.

 

Now both of them are at an animal shelter, and they’ve gotten pretty attached.  The staff nicknamed the dog “Pitty” and had her spayed.  Then they brought her back to the kitten, and she wouldn’t stop licking it.

 

It’ll be a while before the kitten’s old enough to be adopted, but the workers are trying to find someone to adopt BOTH of them, so they don’t have to be split up.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

– Ford is planning to produce a $400,000 GT supercar. Only 250 will be made
– 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. The new Walking Dead spinoff series has been titled ”Fear The Walking Dead”
– Nike has sold $340 million worth of LeBron James shoes in the past year. That’s up 13% from the prior year
 TMZ claims Oprah’s online auction includes a nude painting by Aristide Maillol worth $8,000 to $12,000, a few nude statues worth around $10,000, and a painting of a nude woman by Richard Edward Miller worth $120,000
– The NY Post claims Floyd Mayweather Jr. will earn $180 million for fighting Manny Pacquiao
– A Copenhagen, Denmark McDonald’s has installed a bike drive-thru called the McBike-Thru


– Ellen DeGeneres is going to produce a new NBC docu-series called “First Dates.Each episode will follow several first dates that are happening on the same night at the same restaurant.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Keith Urban (“American Idol”); Ludacris (“Furious 7″).
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …

  • “The Imitation Game” ( PG-13 Bio-Drama ): Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, who famously led a group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers in a bid to solve the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. Winner of the Academy Award for ‘Adapted Screenplay’. Co-stars Keira Knightley.
  • “Interstellar” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): Director Christopher Nolan’s epic follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain.

 

 

Fraudster escapes from jail after conning guards into thinking he had been released

A guy in jail on fraud charges managed to escape jail after conning wardens into thinking he had been released on bail.

 

Neil Moore set up a fake website and email account and then sent a letter to wardens posing as the court service, claiming that he had been granted bail and it worked as he was able to walk free out of the prison.

 

But according to officials he had “a change of heart” around three or four days later.

 

Moore had been in jail on 5 counts of fraud he posed as bank staff from Barclays, Lloyds and the Bank of America to dupe major organizations such as Cambia Autos and Thomas Global Exchange into handing over between £1.5million and £2million between February 2012 and November 2013.

 

Moore was remanded in custody in relation to these offences on January 21 2014, but by March 10 had set up a website and corresponding email account purporting to be the prison service.

 

Prosecutor Ian Paton says: “A lot of criminal ingenuity harbors in the mind of Mr Moore. The case is one of extraordinary criminal inventiveness, deviousness and creativity, all apparently the developed expertise of this defendant”.

 

For the 24th Year in a Row, Labrador Retriever Is the Most Popular Breed in America

The American Kennel Club just released its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in America . . . and for the 24th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is number one.

 

The last dog that was number one before Labrador retrievers was the Cocker spaniel in 1989.

 

The rest of the top 10 this year are:  German shepherd . . . Golden retriever . . . bulldog . . . beagle . . . Yorkshire terrier . . . poodle . . . boxer . . . French bulldog . . . and Rottweiler.

 

You’ve probably never even heard of the least popular breeds . . . but if you REALLY know dogs, the least common ones over here are Norwegian lundehunds . . . English foxhounds . . . Cesky terriers . . . harriers . . . and American foxhounds.

 

RANDOM REPORT

  1. At least one app on your phone tracks your location approximately every three minutes.

 

  1. Cookie Monster’s real first name is “Sid.”  It was revealed in an episode of“Sesame Street” in 2004.

 

  1. In Greece, Portugal, Spain, and most Latin American countries, kids are taught there are only six continents on Earth . . . North and South America are combined into one continent called “The Americas.”

 

  1. You’re legally allowed to mail a live pheasant through the U.S. mail . . . but only between April and August.

 

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