- “International Nurses Day”, a highlight of “Nursing Week” that commemorates the 1820 birth date of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Here’s to you, RNs!
ON THIS DATE………….
1897, the odometer was invented
1992, four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny .. his assault took place at the start of the Los Angeles riots
1992  30 men and 2 women from 9 nations reach the summit of Mount Everest, the most climbers on the peak in a single day
2008  NBC-TV announces Jimmy Fallon will succeed Conan O’Brien as host of “Late Night”
 (Leon) Kix Brooks, Shreveport LA, country singer (ex-Brooks & Dunn)
 Ving Rhames, actor (“Mission: Impossible” films, “Pulp Fiction”)
 Jason Biggs, actor (‘Larry Bloom’ on “Orange Is the New Black” since 2013)/movie actor (“American Pie” films)
Long- Time NY Yankee baseball player – Yogi Berra (90)
Guy Robs a Woman in an Elevator . . . Then Gets Stuck in There With Her
A guy in Broward County, Florida followed a 77-year-old woman into an elevator last week, and demanded her purse. He had a knife, so she gave it to him.
But when he turned around to run away, he didn’t realize the elevator door had shut . . . and his face SMACKED right into it.
Then when he couldn’t get the door to open, he was stuck riding in the elevator with the woman. When they finally got to the next floor, the doors opened and he could get out.
The cops released the surveillance video that shows him smacking into the door, and they hope someone will recognize him so they can arrest him.
Don’t Throw Pizza
In an episode of “Breaking Bad”, Walter White is kicked out of his house . . . and he angrily throws a pepperoni pizza into the air, and it lands perfectly on his roof. Well, the house that was used for those exterior shots is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it’s become a tourist attraction.
But some fans have been reenacting that scene by THROWING PIZZAS on the roof. Now, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan is asking them to cool it.
The scene was from Season Three, Episode 2 “Caballo Sin Nombre”. Fun fact: Bryan Cranston said that was a real pizza, and it landed perfectly on the first take.
Nurses Are Most Likely to Get Hurt or Sick on the Job .Investment Bankers Least Likely
Apparently, spending 18 hours a day around sick people increases YOUR odds of getting sick. Who knew?
There’s new government data out on the jobs where people are most likely to get hurt or sick . . . and nurses are number one. 8.7% of people who work in nursing or residential care get an illness or an injury during the average year.
The rest of the top five are people who work in: Firefighting . . . air transportation . . . electronics and appliance rental . . . and skiing facilities.
On the other side of things, people in investment banking are the least likely to get sick or injured on the job, followed by people in patent and trademark leasing . . . information services . . . professional services . . . and lending.
Taking things up a notch in severity, the people most likely to DIE on the job are people who work in fishing, farming, and forestry . . . followed by people in transportation and construction.
People in sales and management are least likely to die on the job.
Group Called “Buy Nothing” Lets You Give Stuff to Your Neighbors . . .
About 18 months ago, two women in Washington state started an experiment on Facebook called the “Buy Nothing Project” as a way of connecting with neighbors . . . and also saving money.
It works like this. First you join a group in your area. Then you either post photos of stuff you don’t need on the group’s Facebook page, or list things you DO need. Then people will give them to you for FREE.
It originally started with a few people in Seattle. Then it took off last year, and now there are more than 100,000 members in the U.S. and 11 other countries.
What makes it unique is you’re not allowed to trade or charge for anything. It’s all about donating, meeting people, and building a community in your area. And people don’t just donate STUFF. You can also ask for things like a ride to the doctor.
If it sounds interesting, check out their website, buy nothing project dot org. And if there isn’t already a group in your area, you can start one.
– Gossip Cop claims someone stole $200,000 worth of clothes from Demi Moore’s L.A. storage unit
– ABC is turning the John Candy movie “Uncle Buck” into a TV show. Mike Epps will play the lead character
★ Tonight Bill Clinton makes his 10th and final appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS), joining a growing number of high-profile previous guests bidding farewell to the long-time host. After over 6,000 episodes Letterman is stepping down May 20th and Stephen Colbert takes over. Wednesday’s guests are Julia Roberts and Ryan Adams, followed by George Clooney and Tom Waits on Thursday. On Friday it’s Oprah Winfrey and Canadian comic Norm MacDonald. Guests are yet to be announced for the last 3 shows but Letterman previously stated he’d love to have retired “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno on. – “Entertainment Weekly”
- “American Idol” (FOX) – In Part 1 of the 2-part finalé, 1 finalist is sent home and the final 2 compete for the 2015 crown. The winner is announced tomorrow night.
- “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC/CTV2) – A unique performance honors US military women.
- “NCIS” (CBS, Global) – 12th season finalé.
- “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – 4 contestants advance to the next round
Guy Robs a Bike Shop . . . and Doesn’t Realize a Self-Defense Studio Is Next Door
When you take a martial arts class, the teachers always talk about how you can’t use what you learn unless there’s real danger . . . which is actually kinda disappointing. So how excited were THESE people?
There was a class at a self-defense studio called Hammerfist Krav Maga in Wesley Chapel, Florida on Thursday night. And while they were in session, a 30-year-old guy named David Menzies broke into the bike shop next door to rob the place.
If you haven’t heard of Krav Maga, it’s an Israeli form of self-defense that’s pretty hardcore.
So the instructor and his students immediately ran outside and confronted David while he loaded bikes into his Jeep. When he tried to drive off, they POUNCED . . . and used their sweet jiu-jitsu and Krav Maga moves to take him down.
Then they held him until the cops got there and arrested him for theft.
Saguenay police withdraw $148 ticket for noisy rocking chair
Police in Saguenay, Que., say they are withdrawing a $148 ticket issued to a 91-year-old woman for making too much noise — including with her rocking chair.
Police ticketed the woman after a neighbour complained on April 17 about being irritated by the sound of her chair and the volume on her TV.
Saguenay lawyer Charles Cantin called the way the police handled the situation “embarrassing,” and alleged officers unnecessarily intimidated his client. “I don’t think it’s a good way to settle that matter,” Cantin said.
On Friday afternoon, they issued a statement saying they had reviewed the matter and decided to cancel the ticket.
The good news keeps coming for Yvette Vachon. This week, Vachon got a surprise at her door.
“I’m very moved. I was never expecting this,” she said after receiving a $2,500 electric recliner — free of charge. The chair was delivered by Norwegian furniture company IMG Norway.
“She’s 91 years old, so she’s allowed to have the rest of her life to be happy and not to be disturbed at 10 o’clock at night because somebody’s complaining about noise,” said Michele Champoux, IMG’s Quebec sales representative.
Vachon said she’s thrilled with her new chair. “It’s very comfortable — and very quiet.”
Third of Us Take the Same Lunch to Work Every Day . . .
A new survey found one out of THREE people say they take the same lunch to work EVERY SINGLE DAY . . . and most of them have been doing it for at least four-and-a-half years. Here are the 10 most common things people pack themselves . . .
- Cheese sandwich.
- Ham sandwich.
- Chicken sandwich.
- Other type of sandwich.
- Tomato soup.
- Vegetable soup.
- A microwave meal.
• “It” – Will Poulter will play the evil clown ‘Pennywise’ in Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming movie remake of a 1991 TV mini-series. The film will stay true to Stephen King’s original story, even though it will be split into 2 feature films. The tale follows a group of outcast kids who come together to take on a monster disguised as a clown who’s haunting their town.
- “John Wick 2″ – Keanu Reeves is returning to the killing life in a sequel to 2014′s R-rated hitman thriller. Last year’s stylized return to action for Reeves scored 85% positive on RottenTomatoes.com. The original story revolved around a retired assassin who returns to action after Russian thugs beat him up, wreck his car, and kill his adorable puppy.
- “The Long Home” – Courtney Love has signed on for this 1940s drama based on a William Gay novel of the same name. Love, who recently had a recurring role on hit TV series “Empire”, joins a cast that already includes Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Josh Hutcherson, and Timothy Hutton. James Franco is directing and producing, and is also expected to star.
- “Southpaw” – Jake Gyllenhaal has spent 5 months training to play a boxer with the help of former mixed martial arts champion David Buglione. Gyllenhaal also picked up a few tips while seated ringside at the recent Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight in Las Vegas. The movie – co-starring Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, and 50 Cent – is due in theaters July 24th.