- “APC National Pie Championships”, today & tomorrow in Orlando FL. Amateur pie-makers, professional bakers, and commercial pie companies from both the US & Canada have been competing at the event since 1995.
- “Siblings Day”, celebrating brothers and sisters who are living, those who aren’t …
ON THIS DATE………….
1912, the Titanic set sail on its only voyage
1925, “The Great Gatsby” was published.
1998, Viagra went on sale and became one of the best-selling new medications of all time
2001  Michigan engineer Kevin Olmstead wins $2.18 million on ABC-TV’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, then largest quiz show prize of all-time
2005  Golfer Tiger Woods becomes the 1st to win 4 Masters titles under age 30, by sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff vs Chris DiMarco
2012, Betty White joined Twitter. She Tweeted Ryan Seacrest: “My new show airs tomorrow and I hear we’re in the same time slot. I’ve always dreamed of sharing a night with you…”
Actor – Haley Joel Osment (27)
Singer/Actress – Laura Bell Bundy (34)
Actor – Charlie Hunnam (35) – (Jax on Sons of Anarchy)
NASCAR star Kasey Kahne (35)
Waitress Found $1,300 on a Table and Turned It In . . .
A waitress named Tessa Smith was cleaning off tables at a restaurant in Columbus, Georgia last Tuesday . . . and found an envelope with $1,300 in it.
She’s a single mom, and she could definitely have used the money. But instead of keeping it or assuming it was an awesome tip, she told her manager, who posted something about it on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
It turned out it WAS a mistake. The people saw the Facebook post . . . came back the next morning to get the money . . . and gave Tessa a hundred bucks for being honest.
But now she must be REALLY happy she didn’t keep the money. Because someone set up a Go Fund me page to raise $1,300 for her.
And as of last night, people had donated over sixteen hundred bucks.
– The world’s oldest person, Gertrude Weaver, has died at the age of 116. She passed at a rehab center in Camden, Arkansas
– RADAR Online claims Julia Roberts is selling her Hawaii home for $30 million
– Some high school seniors are spending $15,000 on prom. Traditional white limos are being replaced by $9,000-a-night double-decker Hummers equipped with stripper poles.
– Warner Brothers is planning to remake “Gremlins”
– Nike has sold $340 million worth of LeBron James shoes in the past year. That’s up 13% from the prior year
– A Picasso painting, named “Les Femmes d’Alger”, is going to be auctioned off in May. The 1955 piece shows women in a harem and is expected to sell for $140 million.
WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Game of Thrones” (HBO) – Sunday the Season 5 debut of the epic fantasy series based on George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice & Fire” novels.
- “Veep” (HBO) – Sunday the 4th season premiere.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Ex Machina” ( R-Rated Sci-Fi ): A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female ‘A-I’ (Alicia Vikander). Co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno. Critics say this is an early contender for one of the best movies of the year.
• “The Longest Ride” ( PG-13 Romantic Drama ): The latest Nicholas Sparks adaption centers on a young couple whose lives intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he’s trapped in an automobile crash. Stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston.
12-Year-Old Kid Had the Top March Madness Bracket on ESPN . . .
About 11.57 million people filled out NCAA March Madness brackets on ESPN.com this year. And the person who did the best out of all of them was . . . a 12-year-old kid.
Sam Holtz of Lake Zurich, Illinois had an amazing run. He only made eight incorrect picks out 63 games, and they were all in the early rounds. So he got all four Final Four teams right, and picked Duke to win the championship.
One other person did equally well, so ESPN uses their score prediction for the championship game to break the tie. But neither person filled in a final score, so it goes to a random drawing.
The winner gets a $20,000 Best Buy gift card and a trip to a basketball tournament in Maui, Hawaii in November.
Except there’s a chance it won’t matter. You had to be at least 18 to enter, and Sam used his dad’s account, with his dad’s permission.
So it looks like he won’t be able to collect any winnings.
Reaching a 100th birthday is always cause for celebration, but these days there are so many centenarians around that scientists don’t even bother trying to keep track of them all.
Indeed, in 2012 the UN estimated that there were about 316,600 people over 100 living around-the-world. By 2050, that number – unbelievably – is expected to rise to over 3 million. A much more exclusive club, therefore, are the ‘supercentenarians’, people who live to 110 or older.
The LA-based Gerontology Research Group maintains the go-to database for keeping track of the oldest among us. Until this month, there were 53 supercentenarians.
Sadly, the death of the oldest, Misao Okawa of Japan, was announced on April 1st. She was 117. Even more rare … there are now just 4 living people – all women – who have lived in 3 different centuries. – BBC Future
Four Not-So-Healthy Habits of the World’s Oldest Person
A 115-year-old woman in Michigan named Jeralean Talley became the world’s oldest person this week. And not all of her habits are that “healthy.” Here are four things she’s done to make it to 115 . . .
- She watches a lot of TV. Which makes sense . . . it’s not like you’re climbing mountains at that point. Her daughter says her favorite shows are“Ellen” and “Wheel of Fortune”, and she also listens to baseball on the radio.
- She eats fast food. Her favorite things are Chicken McNuggets and Wendy’s chili, and she’s also a big potato salad fan. To be fair though, she also eats a lot of fruit, vegetables, rice, and fish. And she started avoiding butter about ten years ago.
- She lived alone for a long time. Her husband died in 1988, then she lived by herself for almost three DECADES until her daughter moved in to take care of her about seven years ago.
- She gambles. Her daughter says she stays active by hitting the casino every now and then, and playing the slots. She also still goes fishing twice a year . . . bowled until she was 104 . . . and mowed her own lawn until she was 108.
But she says the one thing that matters MOST is how you treat other people . . . and
always trying to be NICE is the secret to staying healthy and living a long life.